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!VamosRafa!
Jul 5th, 2011, 12:52 AM
What is the worst choke ever in your opinion?

What are your favorite chokes?
huge leads blown, match points wasted, let the fun begin :hearts:

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE: Clijsters-Ivanovic from 7-6 3-6 1-5, 0-40 to 7-6 3-6 7-6, saving 5 match points:hearts:

young_gunner913
Jul 5th, 2011, 12:56 AM
2005 Ladies Kremlin Cup QF - Mary Pierce def. Elena Likhovtseva 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 [8-6]

Elena was up 6-0 in the third set TB. :facepalm:

LoLex
Jul 5th, 2011, 12:59 AM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=359850

Sammo
Jul 5th, 2011, 12:59 AM
Zheng/Yan def. Stosur/Stubbs in the 2009 China open 11-9 in the supertiebreak after Stosur and Stubbs led 9-0, case closed. :facepalm: And the worst part is that there was live stream :sobbing:

LoLex
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:00 AM
Kurhajcova leading 6-0 5-0 against Raymond and losing this match. None is even close.

Pops Maellard
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:02 AM
Diatchenko def. Johansson 2009 French Open R1, 2-6, 6-2, 10-8.

Johansson missed 8 match points (4 on DFs).

fede33
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:02 AM
The Ivanovic-Clijsters think it was one of the biggest chokes of all time, 5-1 40-0.:worship::o

and I liked a lot: Aga def. Martinez Sanchez 4-6 6-4 6-2 after going down 0-4 and Aga def. Ivanovic 6-1 3-6 6-4 being down 0-4 in the 3º Set :drool::drool:

moodin0931
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:05 AM
Ahaha I was down 3-6 3*-5 then 4-5* 15-40* saving three match points...then had two set points at 6-5* 40-30*...blew it...trailed 0-5* then 2*-6 in the tiebreaker and came back to win 3-6 7-6(9-7) [10-3] (played third set super-tiebreak cause kid was soooooo tired :rolleyes:)

yayy!! :cheer:

LoLex
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:10 AM
Diatchenko def. Johansson 2009 French Open R1, 2-6, 6-2, 10-8.

Johansson missed 8 match points (4 on DFs).

She's one of the biggest headcase on the tour :facepalm:

fede33
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:28 AM
3 largest of all time:

1: Kurhajcova 6-0 5-0 30-0 and lost 0-6 7-5 6-3 to Raymond
2: Novotna won 6-7 (8) 6-4 5-0 40-0 and 9 MP to lose 7-6(8)4-6 8-6 to Chanda Rubin
3: Likhovtseva 5-7 6-4 6-6 (6-0) and losing 7-5 4-6 7-6(6) to Pierce!

Zheng/Yan def. Stosur/Stubbs in the 2009 China open 11-9 in the supertiebreak after Stosur and Stubbs led 9-0, case closed. :facepalm: And the worst part is that there was live stream :sobbing:

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Craig.
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:30 AM
3 largest of all time:

1: Kurhajcova 6-0 5-0 30-0 and lost 0-6 7-5 6-3 to Raymond
2: Novotna won 6-7 (8) 6-4 5-0 40-0 and 9 MP to lose 7-6(8)4-6 8-6 to Chanda Rubin
3: Likhovtseva 5-7 6-4 6-6 (6-0) and losing 7-5 4-6 7-6(6) to Pierce!



:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Only Jana :hysteric:

Tripp
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:40 AM
Kurhajcova leading 6-0 5-0 against Raymond and losing this match. None is even close.

I never get tired of quoting that match when someone asks about the worst choke ever. The worst part is that it was on clay :tape:.

pav
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Bepa to Pistel/ Smashnova years ago,can't remember the score:o:sad:

Mynarco
Jul 5th, 2011, 01:58 AM
2: Novotna won 6-7 (8) 6-4 5-0 40-0 and 9 MP to lose 7-6(8)4-6 8-6 to Chanda Rubin

:o

danieln1
Jul 5th, 2011, 02:08 AM
Steffi Graf def. Jana Novotna 6-4 in the third after trailing 1-4 and 40-15 i think.... :facepalm:

Wimbledon 93 final

Kəv.
Jul 5th, 2011, 02:14 AM
Lucic def. Brodsky 61 67 63 (Something like that)
Lucic lead 61 50 ? And choked.
Then Brodsky led 30 in the third.

Spring Pools
Jul 5th, 2011, 02:15 AM
Any match that Dementieva lost.

Kəv.
Jul 5th, 2011, 02:17 AM
^ Like Stosur US Open last year..
Dementieva lead 5-3 had multiple MPs
And then Stosur won 76 in the third.

BlueTrees
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:47 AM
Dementieva vs. Jankovic 2009 Cincinnati SF. 6-2 in third set TB and lost 6 points in a row. :facepalm:

Pops Maellard
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:52 AM
Dementieva vs. Jankovic 2009 Cincinnati SF. 6-2 in third set TB and lost 6 points in a row. :facepalm:
That match was craaazzy. I think they also traded bagel and breadstick sets in the first two sets. :lol:

LoLex
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:54 AM
That match was craaazzy. I think they also traded bagel and breadstick sets in the first two sets. :lol:

Yeah, 0-6 6-1 6-0 in Moscow.

In Cincinnati it was 7-6 0-6 7-6 :tape:

BlueTrees
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:58 AM
Dementieva always sucked so much against Jankovic. :o Radwanska too...

Zvonapova
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:17 AM
Serena Williams coming back from a set down and 4-0 in the second to beat Azarenka 4-6 7-6 6-2 at the 2010 Australian Open. I remember watching that thinking that Azarenka had her on the ropes, then out of nowhere Serena found another gear and blew her off of the court :lol:

valac222
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:50 AM
Hantuchova/Ribarikova against Crunic/Jankovic this year FED Cup.

Albireo
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:50 AM
Hantuchova. Pick a match.

Mikey.
Jul 5th, 2011, 06:16 AM
Dementieva vs. Jankovic 2009 Cincinnati SF. 6-2 in third set TB and lost 6 points in a row. :facepalm:

I'm pretty sure Jelena had 0-40 at 5-4 or 6-5 in the 3rd set as well. :lol:

Six Feet Under
Jul 5th, 2011, 06:17 AM
Zheng/Yan def. Stosur/Stubbs in the 2009 China open 11-9 in the supertiebreak after Stosur and Stubbs led 9-0, case closed. :facepalm: And the worst part is that there was live stream :sobbing:

No way... really :hysteric:

eDonkey
Jul 5th, 2011, 06:19 AM
^ Like Stosur US Open last year..
Dementieva lead 5-3 had multiple MPs
And then Stosur won 76 in the third.

Being aware of those two, it would have been choke whatever really happened at that match and whoever really had that lead. :spit:

Melange
Jul 5th, 2011, 06:57 AM
!VamosRafa! so desperate to become TF legend

Italian power
Jul 5th, 2011, 07:04 AM
Yuan Meng rallied from 2-6 2-5 and won vs K.Bondarenko in an american tournament 3 yrs ago :rolleyes:

disco_rage
Jul 5th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Didn't Gabriela Sabatini lose to Mary Jo Fernandez from 6-1 5-1 at French Open, and then from same scoreline to Kimiko Date at Miami.

alex.2812
Jul 5th, 2011, 08:31 AM
There was a good one between Pennetta and Azarenka this year in Dubai.

SVK
Jul 5th, 2011, 08:33 AM
Zheng/Yan def. Stosur/Stubbs in the 2009 China open 11-9 in the supertiebreak after Stosur and Stubbs led 9-0, case closed. :facepalm: And the worst part is that there was live stream :sobbing:

It was 9-3 I believe or sth like that, I remember this match, I made thread about biggest chokes in 2009:p

LoLex
Jul 5th, 2011, 08:33 AM
What about Radwanska choking from *5-0 in the first set to Safina and eventually losing this set 5-7. It was in Sydney one year ago, I think.

SVK
Jul 5th, 2011, 08:36 AM
Kurhajcova leading 6-0 5-0 against Raymond and losing this match. None is even close.

6-0, 5-0 30-0 even, then 6-0, 5-1 40-15...Kurhajcova is Slovak hero and peak of chokes, Hantuchova or Rybarikova can choke every second match but they are still nobodies compared to Luba...the only one possible way how to beat her is choking from 6-0, 5-0 40-0.

LoLex
Jul 5th, 2011, 08:56 AM
Alona choked against Dushevina from 6-1 5-0 and eventually lost 1-6 7-5 6-1 :tape: That was in Tokyo back in 2009.

Petkorazzi
Jul 5th, 2011, 08:57 AM
6-0, 5-0 30-0 even, then 6-0, 5-1 40-15...Kurhajcova is Slovak hero and peak of chokes, Hantuchova or Rybarikova can choke every second match but they are still nobodies compared to Luba...the only one possible way how to beat her is choking from 6-0, 5-0 40-0.
Are you sure she had MPs? :lol: From what I remember, she never even got to MPs which made it even more tragic. :hysteric:

empressionist
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:53 AM
Jankovic vs Henin US open 2006, jj leading 6-4 4-1, playing great, only to completely lose the plot, and the match 64 46 06. That about sums up her career mentally...

LoLex
Jul 5th, 2011, 10:06 AM
Jankovic vs Henin US open 2006, jj leading 6-4 4-1, playing great, only to completely lose the plot, and the match 64 46 06. That about sums up her career mentally...

And I would say that sums up pretty well her GOAT-ish rivalry with Henin.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Jul 5th, 2011, 10:14 AM
Serena Williams coming back from a set down and 4-0 in the second to beat Azarenka 4-6 7-6 6-2 at the 2010 Australian Open. I remember watching that thinking that Azarenka had her on the ropes, then out of nowhere Serena found another gear and blew her off of the court :lol:

So how is that a choke? :confused:

McHenri84
Jul 5th, 2011, 10:17 AM
Chanda Rubin was up 6:4 5:2 against Dementieva in a for Rubin deciding Round Robin Match at the Tour Championships in 2003. Loosing it 6:4 5:7 1:6 :bigcry:

Kəv.
Jul 5th, 2011, 10:18 AM
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What about this vid?

shoparound
Jul 5th, 2011, 10:20 AM
Jankovic vs Henin US open 2006, jj leading 6-4 4-1, playing great, only to completely lose the plot, and the match 64 46 06. That about sums up her career mentally...

She was a point away from 5-1 :sad: and ended up losing every game after that.

BlueTrees
Jul 5th, 2011, 11:04 AM
It was actually 6-4 4-2. She had like a trillion game points to go up 5-2* *5-3 and 5-4* but didn't take any of them and then capitulated.

Zvonapova
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:17 PM
So how is that a choke? :confused:

I know most on this forum are expected to bow before Serena Williams' greatness and yes, she is great. Having said that, when a player who has the talent of Azarenka has the opponent down one set and leading 4-0 in the second, she's got to find a way to put that one to bed no matter who she is playing. It was most definitely a choke IMO lol.

TTomek
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:29 PM
only this year Aga lost twice a set after being *6-5 40-0 (3 MPs) vs Azarenka and *5-3 40-0 (3 SPs) vs Sharapova

:facepalm:

mboyle
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:30 PM
I'm torn here. On the one hand, how do you not choose the girl who was leading 6-0; 5-0; 30-0? Just in terms of leads blown, that must be the greatest in tennis history. On the other hand, it was an early round match, so not as much was on the line. I would be tempted to pick a slam final, since those are the most important matches in the sport. From there, I'd be tempted to pick Martina Hingis blowing a 4-0 second set lead and four match points against Capriati in the 2002 Oz final. However, one could argue that Martina didn't entirely choke as Capriati cleaned up her game and always had more power than Martina and thus was always liable to come back. Jana Novotna's 4-1 lead in the Wimbledon final was unquestionably a choke. She just started missing random shots. While it wasn't as big of a choke numerically, it was a huge choke both in terms of occasion and in terms of drop in quality of play. Graf didn't really play better, from what I've seen. Novotna just stopped playing well.

lang26
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:41 PM
Aravane Rezaï losing to Serena Williams 6–3 5–7 4–6 in Medibank International Sydney last year. Was leading the match 6–3 5–2 and only two points away

Just Do It
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Dementieva losing in that epic TB against JJ in Cincy SF :inlove:

Fantasy Hero
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:43 PM
Dubai 2011 Pennetta def Azarenka 6-3 6-7 6-4
Flavia led 5-1...then Vika led 4-1 :rolls:

lang26
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:45 PM
Venus Williams Choke against Aravane Rezaï 6–2, 7–5 after leading the second set 2–5 and with numerous set points. Rezai got play back from that Serena match :worship:

lang26
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Jarmila Gajdošová losing to Cibulkova in DOHA 6-4 4-6 7-6(8). was leading the tiebreaker and had like 4 or 5 match points

lang26
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Jelena Janković losing to Alisa Kleybanova 7-5, 6-2 2010 Southern California Open leading 4–0 in the first set and had three sets points

CanIGetAWhat
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Lindsay Davenport led 6-1, 5-2 40-15 against a No. 96 ranked 16-year-old Serena in the 1998 Sydney tournament. Serena came back to win 1-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Lighter
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:56 PM
I love this one :

Beijing 2009 QF : Vera Zvonareva vs Marion Bartoli

Vera led 6-3 5-1 and lost 6-3 5-7 2-6

I just watched last set. Both players fighted for the win.

Adrian.
Jul 5th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Every match of Marta DomachowskaDomachokeska :haha:

lang26
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Venus AO Last Year Lost to Li Na lead 6-2 5-3 and only two points away from being in Semi. But lost :o 6-2 7-6 7-5

lang26
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:10 PM
Alisa Kleybanova Beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova this year at Dubai Tennis Championships 4-6 6-4 6-0 Alisa won The last ten game in row I think

lang26
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Elena Vesnina final against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Elena lost 5–7 7–5 6–4, but had led 4–0 in the second set and been a break up at 3–1 in the final set. :o

spencercarlos
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Didn't Gabriela Sabatini lose to Mary Jo Fernandez from 6-1 5-1 at French Open, and then from same scoreline to Kimiko Date at Miami.
But bar the doublefault on match point, Mary Joe more cameback than Gaby getting stuck and not playing anymore. Mary Joe made 70 something winners in this match, and Gaby did not have more than 30 unforced errors.

Highlights of this great match

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Her Date match was a HUGE CHOKE no doubt, 18 double faults more than 120 unforced errors between the two players, that was horrible to witness. :sad:

On Mary Joe's part she used to do this comeback from time to time against great players. At the Usopen 1995 alone she cameback from 6/4 4/1 vs Wiesner and 6/1 4/2 vs Sanchez Vicario in the 4th round.

At the YEC 1997 R1 she beat Davenport from 6/2 5/2 down, and saving 3 match points.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:37 PM
I know most on this forum are expected to bow before Serena Williams' greatness and yes, she is great. Having said that, when a player who has the talent of Azarenka has the opponent down one set and leading 4-0 in the second, she's got to find a way to put that one to bed no matter who she is playing. It was most definitely a choke IMO lol.

A set and 4-0 means nothing. Serena played like shit and let Vika completely bully her all over the court to go up 6-4 4-0. From that point on Serena began shredding aces and return winners left, right, and center. Not a choke. Honestly though, this isn't so much about that match in particular, but TF in general. People consider any time an opponent is up a break, or maybe failed to convert a MP a "choke," which should not be the case at all. Sometimes you're just outplayed.

An example of a real CHOKE is of course the infamous Wimbledon final of 93. In the third set Jana was completely dominating Steffi, violently abusing her at the net, hitting some fantastic lobs, even aces/return winners :eek: it was really just an exhibition of all the shots in her arsenal. Cue Jana being up 4-1, AD in the deuce(I believe,) DFing by a considerable margin, then getting to the net(which was THE reason she was up in the first place,) and completely botching a volley by several feet. And once more, a miserably botched overhead. From that point on she began missing shots a 12 year old could make. THAT was a choke.

My main point is that people put way too much emphasis on the score, when for me what really classifies a choke is also the score, but more importantly the way a player plays when they have their chances. What Vika did was not, she was just outplayed from 6-4 4-0 on. We can call it failing to cash in on an opportunity, I suppose, but definitely not a choke.

gmak
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:39 PM
1995 RG Rubin def. Novotna 7-6 4-6 10-8 (Jana led 5-0, 40-0 in the 3rd and had like 9 MPs :facepalm: )

1993 Wimbledon Graf def. Novotna 7-6 1-6 6-4 (Jana led 4*-1, 40-30 then hit an awful DF and missed a simple volley which landed near the line judges, then led 4-2 15-40 on Graf's serve, also had SP in the tiebreak :sad: ) Graf was helpless for a set and a half, and then... :facepalm: it was horrible to watch

1998 US Open Hingis def. Novotna 3-6 6-1 6-4 (Jana had just won Wimbledon, and was playing some great tennis that summer, you would think that she was a different player, then at 4*-1 and 30-0 in the 3rd :help: she just couldn't keep the ball in court
to be fair she was 1 win away from the world #1 ranking, so maybe that played in her mind
i remember Hingis was laughing near the end (how classy being Jana's doubles partner :rolleyes: ), but Lindsay put her in her place the following day :devil:

sure there are more, but those 3 stand out

being a fan of Novotna, Sabatini AND Dementieva i can't believe i'm still alive :lol:

gmak
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:48 PM
1993 RG MJ Fernandez def. Sabatini 1-6 7-6 10-8
(Gaby led 5-1 in the 2nd and 5-3 in the 3rd having multiple MPs :sad:, she was never the same after that match)

1995 Miami Date def. Sabatini 1-6 7-6 7-6
(same thing, Gaby leading 5-1 in 2nd and 5-3 in 3rd, Kimiko was injured, and Sabatini still managed to choke that match away)

1995 Rome Sukova def. Sabatini 2-6 7-6 7-6
(Gaby led 5-2 in the 2nd, and 4-1 in the 3rd against grass-court specialist Sukova :o)

spencercarlos
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:52 PM
1995 RG Rubin def. Novotna 7-6 4-6 10-8 (Jana led 5-0, 40-0 in the 3rd and had like 9 MPs :facepalm: )

1993 Wimbledon Graf def. Novotna 7-6 1-6 6-4 (Jana led 4*-1, 40-30 then hit an awful DF and missed a simple volley which landed near the line judges, then led 4-2 15-40 on Graf's serve, also had SP in the tiebreak :sad: ) Graf was helpless for a set and a half, and then... :facepalm: it was horrible to watch

1998 US Open Hingis def. Novotna 3-6 6-1 6-4 (Jana had just won Wimbledon, and was playing some great tennis that summer, you would think that she was a different player, then at 4*-1 and 30-0 in the 3rd :help: she just couldn't keep the ball in court
to be fair she was 1 win away from the world #1 ranking, so maybe that played in her mind
i remember Hingis was laughing near the end (how classy being Jana's doubles partner :rolleyes: ), but Lindsay put her in her place the following day :devil:

sure there are more, but those 3 stand out

being a fan of Novotna, Sabatini AND Dementieva i can't believe i'm still alive :lol:
Novotna had to beat Davenport to be number one at the Usopen 1998. Very very unlikely considering she only won a set in like 7 matches vs Lindsay.

Zvonapova
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:58 PM
A set and 4-0 means nothing. Serena played like shit and let Vika completely bully her all over the court to go up 6-4 4-0. From that point on Serena began shredding aces and return winners left, right, and center. Not a choke. Honestly though, this isn't so much about that match in particular, but TF in general. People consider any time an opponent is up a break, or maybe failed to convert a MP a "choke," which should not be the case at all. Sometimes you're just outplayed.

An example of a real CHOKE is of course the infamous Wimbledon final of 93. In the third set Jana was completely dominating Steffi, violently abusing her at the net, hitting some fantastic lobs, even aces/return winners :eek: it was really just an exhibition of all the shots in her arsenal. Cue Jana being up 4-1, AD in the deuce(I believe,) DFing by a considerable margin, then getting to the net(which was THE reason she was up in the first place,) and completely botching a volley by several feet. And once more, a miserably botched overhead. From that point on she began missing shots a 12 year old could make. THAT was a choke.

My main point is that people put way too much emphasis on the score, when for me what really classifies a choke is also the score, but more importantly the way a player plays when they have their chances. What Vika did was not, she was just outplayed from 6-4 4-0 on. We can call it failing to cash in on an opportunity, I suppose, but definitely not a choke.


Azarenka had hit 15 winners up until the point of the 4-0 lead in the second set. She wound up with 20 total. I propose that while Serena surely increased her level of play, Azarenka tightened up a bit too and became less aggressive which allowed Serena to find her way to the third set- which she dominated of course. I mean really, all she had to do was win two more games to close the deal. I guarantee you had the roles been reversed and Serena lost in such a manner to Azarenka this whole board would be screaming CHOKE lol.

spencercarlos
Jul 5th, 2011, 04:59 PM
1993 RG MJ Fernandez def. Sabatini 1-6 7-6 10-8
(Gaby led 5-1 in the 2nd and 5-3 in the 3rd having multiple MPs :sad:, she was never the same after that match)

1995 Miami Date def. Sabatini 1-6 7-6 7-6
(same thing, Gaby leading 5-1 in 2nd and 5-3 in 3rd, Kimiko was injured, and Sabatini still managed to choke that match away)

1995 Rome Sukova def. Sabatini 2-6 7-6 7-6
(Gaby led 5-2 in the 2nd, and 4-1 in the 3rd against grass-court specialist Sukova :o)
Gaby did not led Mary Joe 5/3 in the third set, she only led 7/6 and served out the match a third time. At that point Sabatini had saved around 3 or 4 match points from 4/5 and 5/6 down but on serve..

Sabatini did not led 5/2 vs Sukova in the second, she served for it at 5/4.

Zvonapova
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:00 PM
A set and 4-0 means nothing. Serena played like shit and let Vika completely bully her all over the court to go up 6-4 4-0. From that point on Serena began shredding aces and return winners left, right, and center. Not a choke. Honestly though, this isn't so much about that match in particular, but TF in general. People consider any time an opponent is up a break, or maybe failed to convert a MP a "choke," which should not be the case at all. Sometimes you're just outplayed.

An example of a real CHOKE is of course the infamous Wimbledon final of 93. In the third set Jana was completely dominating Steffi, violently abusing her at the net, hitting some fantastic lobs, even aces/return winners :eek: it was really just an exhibition of all the shots in her arsenal. Cue Jana being up 4-1, AD in the deuce(I believe,) DFing by a considerable margin, then getting to the net(which was THE reason she was up in the first place,) and completely botching a volley by several feet. And once more, a miserably botched overhead. From that point on she began missing shots a 12 year old could make. THAT was a choke.

My main point is that people put way too much emphasis on the score, when for me what really classifies a choke is also the score, but more importantly the way a player plays when they have their chances. What Vika did was not, she was just outplayed from 6-4 4-0 on. We can call it failing to cash in on an opportunity, I suppose, but definitely not a choke.

And trust me when I say that this is not a situation where I'm hating on Serena or trying to diminish her accomplishments because I like and respect Serena Williams as a player much more than Vika. I just really believe she had her in that particular match and tightened up once Serena made a run at it.

SERVivor
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:05 PM
This morning. Cirstea d. Lucic 7-5 2-6 7-5. Lucic served for the first set at 5-3. Lost four games in a row. She was up 4-1 and 5-3 in the third. Served for the match at 5-3. Lost last four games. So choked first and third sets badly. Should have won 6-3 6-2 or 5-7 6-2 6-3.

Marionated
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am42r-bP1aU&feature=related :banghead:

gmak
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Gaby did not led Mary Joe 5/3 in the third set, she only led 7/6 and served out the match a third time. At that point Sabatini had saved around 3 or 4 match points from 4/5 and 5/6 down but on serve..

Sabatini did not led 5/2 vs Sukova in the second, she served for it at 5/4.

thanks for clearing these out ;)
still, they were BAD, as was that awful volley she hit when 2 points away from the Wimbledon title in 91 :sad:

spencercarlos
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:13 PM
And trust me when I say that this is not a situation where I'm hating on Serena or trying to diminish her accomplishments because I like and respect Serena Williams as a player much more than Vika. I just really believe she had her in that particular match and tightened up once Serena made a run at it.
Its tough against Serena because if she starts to get on she gives you no room for winners, she serves she returns big, you have no chance to start in a offensive position.

spencercarlos
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:15 PM
thanks for clearing these out ;)
still, they were BAD, as was that awful volley she hit when 2 points away from the Wimbledon title in 91 :sad:
Well for the sake of that volley she was actually on the run, both players were running a lot in that point and Sabatini ended hitting it with the frame.. so not much you can do about that... Another thing would have been if that had been an easy sitter and not being able to put balls in play a la Novotna..

gmak
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Well for the sake of that volley she was actually on the run, both players were running a lot in that point and Sabatini ended hitting it with the frame.. so not much you can do about that... Another thing would have been if that had been an easy sitter and not being able to put balls in play a la Novotna..

true, Jana's chokes were horrible to watch :o

i think they both choked against each other at the French :lol:
was it 1990 or 1991? Jana getting bagelled in the 3rd i think after having MPs

CanIGetAWhat
Jul 5th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Serena def. Kim 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 after Kim led 5-1 in the third and had two match points. :devil:

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bbjpa
Jul 5th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Vesnina @ Istanbul 2010 final :hysteric: