View Full Version : Which is the best grand slam final of 2011?

Dec 22nd, 2011, 07:15 PM
Australian Open
[3]Kim Clijsters def. [9]Li Na 3-6 6-3 6-3

Roland Garros
[6]Li Na def. [5]Francesca Schiavone 6-4 7-6(0)

[8]Petra Kvitova def. [5]Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4

US Open
[9]Samantha Stosur def. [28]Serena Williams 6-2 6-3

Dec 22nd, 2011, 07:20 PM
God, I hadn't realised how bad they've been this year :tape:

The US Open will be the most remembered I guess for obvious reasons, while Wimbledon will be remembered as the birth of a great :hearts: But not a single one of the finals got the magic combination of high quality, competitiveness and fireworks... the AO final was very scrappy and had a "NID" air from early in the second set, and while Li played well in the RG final, it was hard to really emotionally invest in that match when you knew it was two players who weren't really the sport's stars.

Dec 22nd, 2011, 07:23 PM
RG or Wimbledon. Both losers put up good performances and didn't stink up the court.

Jane Lane
Dec 22nd, 2011, 07:24 PM
The USO because Eva finally got a Slam final and we all know the rest of that story.

In terms of quality of tennis, I'd go with RG. But as far as the "meaning for the game" category, Wimbledon.

Dec 22nd, 2011, 08:02 PM
The bestest: USO, of course. My fave managed the unthinkable.

Runner up: Wimby, as it likely signaled a changing of the guard.

Fair job but could do better: RG. It suffered somewhat from the lack of star presence, but I found it entertaining enough and it’s hard not to get sucked in when Fran is playing.

Pull your socks up, guys: AO. I fell asleep at the beginning of the third set. Admittedly it was the middle of the night in my time zone, but still…not at all riveting.

Dec 22nd, 2011, 08:05 PM
oz open. li played a very good 1st set after going 0-2 down, kim changed her game to throw li off, and kim blasting 2 forehand winners to start serving out the match and fistpumping told you this championship was hers and she had fought for it.

Dec 22nd, 2011, 08:09 PM
Wimbledon was the best, there were some amazing shots, both form Petra and Sharapova

Roland Garros personally was good too.

US..... well, Stosur played her best tennis, totally crushing Serena

Australian Open :facepalm:

Dec 22nd, 2011, 09:08 PM
Definitely either RG or Wimbledon. Even though they were 2 sets, it was pretty close and for the MOST part pretty good tennis. I have never enjoyed watching a RG final as I did that one in a LONG time.

USO and AO finals were terrible

Dec 23rd, 2011, 01:26 AM
Wimbledon, though i wished it wouldve lasted longer :(

USO was a thrashing, but dramatic so it was the 2nd best IMO.

RG was ok, but lacked big names in the final :shrug: AO ... :sobbing::help:

Dec 23rd, 2011, 01:34 AM
1. Wimbledon
2. R.G/US
4. Australian

Dec 23rd, 2011, 01:36 AM

Dec 23rd, 2011, 01:44 AM
My personal preference : USO>Wimbledon>AO>RG
In terms of quality : RG>AO>USO>Wimbledon

Dec 23rd, 2011, 02:11 AM
RG or Wimbledon were probably the best.

USO and AO were both bad, AO was worse.

Dec 23rd, 2011, 02:53 AM
RG :angel:

Dec 23rd, 2011, 02:56 AM
The US Open was crazy as hell this year but as wonky as it was...I had the most fun on TF during it, so it gets my vote:lol:

Dec 23rd, 2011, 07:35 AM
So many people posted that AO was the worst one and yet it's winning the poll so far :rolls:

Dec 23rd, 2011, 07:45 AM
Poll is nearly dead even :eek:

Dec 23rd, 2011, 07:50 AM
Poll is nearly dead even :eek:

This is the first time in many years :lol: I checked the previous years polls and they were all pretty one sided.

Dec 23rd, 2011, 08:12 AM
USO :hearts:

Dec 23rd, 2011, 10:24 AM
USO because my gave won.

Mistress of Evil
Dec 23rd, 2011, 10:52 AM
The birth of the supernova, the arising of the shining light, the arrival of the Messiah, the coronation of Queen Petra :bowdown:
plus Pova was featured there, even though as second unit :)

Sombrerero loco
Dec 23rd, 2011, 11:25 AM
aussie open of course^^

The Dawntreader
Dec 23rd, 2011, 01:13 PM

Dec 23rd, 2011, 01:25 PM
The Australian Open final was an entertaining match :shrug:. But I'll have to go with the USO final :oh:, The image of Stosur manhandling Rena was priceless :oh:.

Dec 23rd, 2011, 01:32 PM
Haven't seen them all, but I loved Wimbledon. Two tall, pretty and blond babes hitting the crap out of the ball :hearts:

Dec 23rd, 2011, 02:23 PM
RG followed by Wimbledon for me.

Dec 23rd, 2011, 08:54 PM
USO because Stosur won. :bounce:

Dec 24th, 2011, 03:40 AM
The AO final was great! :)

Dec 24th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Australian Open. Not biased at all... :oh:

In second place, RG. That second set was pretty intense.

Dec 24th, 2011, 12:49 PM
oz open. li played a very good 1st set after going 0-2 down, kim changed her game to throw li off, and kim blasting 2 forehand winners to start serving out the match and fistpumping told you this championship was hers and she had fought for it.

This. Kim played some smart tennis in those last two sets by mixing things up.