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MakarovaFan
Mar 29th, 2012, 12:14 AM
-Counter Choke in the sense that the player counter's their own choke-
Choking is sad to see but atleast when said choker is able to bounce back and save the match then it wasn't sooo bad. So what are some classic matches where a player has choked big time but was able to dig out the win in the end ??

My contributions:
2007 Oz Open-1rd M.Sharapova df C.Pin 63 46 86 after 63 46 50 =63 46 56 (15-30)
2010 Roland Garros-QF S.Stosur df S.Williams 63 67(2) 86 after 63 52 = 63 67(2) 45 *match point!!
2012 Indian Wells-3rd V.Azarenka df M.Barthel 64 67(4) 76(6) after 64 51 = 64 67(2) 14
2002 USOpen-3rd M.Seles df Y.Jeong-Cho 61 57 63 after 61 51 = 61 57 01
2012 Indian Wells-4rd M.Kirilenko df N.Petrova 61 57 62 after 61 51= 61 57

Please add more crazy matches(Im sure Myskina and Jankovic have had a few)

Tenis Srbija
Mar 29th, 2012, 12:23 AM
When you mentioned Myskina I remembered that match between her and Zvonareva in United States, where there was like 20 MP's between them :lol:

alex.2812
Mar 29th, 2012, 02:07 AM
Myskina vs Jankovic - Wimbledon 2005
She led 60 53 before being down 06 75 51 but winning 60 57 108

Dementieva - Petrova - Wimbledon 2008
Can't remember the score though but I think Elena was up 6/1 5/1, blew a few matchpoints and won the 3rd 63

killerqueen
Mar 29th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Sharapova vs. Wozniacki - Miami SF 2012 :oh:
She led a dominant 4-1 and had game points, then blew the set 4-6, before coming back 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

shoryuken
Mar 29th, 2012, 08:00 PM
Serena Jankovic 2008 Miami Final :help:

Stonerpova
Mar 29th, 2012, 08:09 PM
The best example of this is the Clijsters/Henin 2010 Brisbane Final

Clijsters led 6-3, *4-1
Then she choked until Henin led 3-6, 6-4, 3-0, 30-0*. Henin serves for the match at 5-3 and has match points
Clijsters saves them and wins the match 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(6)

Ridiculous match :lol:

fmate26
Mar 29th, 2012, 08:20 PM
2007 Beijing final
Agnes Szavay def. Jelena Jankovic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-2
Agi led 5-0 in the tiebreak but she lost it and then was *1-5 MP in the 2nd set.

Linguae^
Mar 29th, 2012, 08:39 PM
2007 Beijing final
Agnes Szavay def. Jelena Jankovic 6-7(7) 7-5 6-2
Agi led 5-0 in the tiebreak but she lost it and then was *1-5 MP in the 2nd set.
I will never forget Szavay serving a second-serve ace on Jelena's match point in that second set. Ridiculous.

tennisbuddy12
Mar 29th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Harkleroad-Hantuchova, 2003 French Open 2nd Round. Daniela had a lead in the first and lost it in a TB, then Ashley went up 5-1 in the 3rd and went down 6-5 before coming back to win 9-7

Charlatan
Mar 29th, 2012, 11:40 PM
Safina defeated Sharapova at Kremlin Cup 2005. she was down 1-6 in the first set, but she came back and took the 2nd set 6-4 and 5-1 up in the 3rd. maria came back but safina finally took the match 1-6, 6-4, 7-5

Tenis Srbija
Mar 29th, 2012, 11:42 PM
Harkleroad-Hantuchova, 2003 French Open 2nd Round. Daniela had a lead in the first and lost it in a TB, then Ashley went up 5-1 in the 3rd and went down 6-5 before coming back to win 9-7

That was one :drool: match!

madmax
Mar 29th, 2012, 11:43 PM
I've never seen that Maria Pin match apart from Maria's funny outburst on youtube:devil: It must have been a hilarious one indeed...

BlueTrees
Mar 30th, 2012, 01:38 AM
In the 2006 Los Angeles final Dementieva was up *5-0 in the third set against Jankovic before finally winning it 6-4 :p

And who could forget the Stosur/Kirilenko match at the US Open last year, where Sam recovered to win the third set after losing that marathon second set tiebreaker :eek:

Stonerpova
Mar 30th, 2012, 02:15 AM
Someone mentioned the Zvonareva/Myskina Carlsbad match.

Myskina led 6-2, *6-5, Zvonareva recovers to lead 2-6, 7-6, *5-2. Myskina gets it back to a tiebreak. Zvonareva had 9 match points in the final set tiebreak and Myskina had 4 before she finally won it. Insane match.

2008 French Open semi too.

Jankovic led 4-2 in the opening set, Ivanovic wins 7 of the next 8 games to lead 6-4, 3-1*, break point. She chokes the lead away and Jankovic then leads 4-6, 6-3, 3-1* and then *4-3 in the third set before Ivanovic finally won it 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Tenis Srbija
Mar 30th, 2012, 02:21 AM
Someone mentioned the Zvonareva/Myskina Carlsbad match.

Myskina led 6-2, *6-5, Zvonareva recovers to lead 2-6, 7-6, *5-2. Myskina gets it back to a tiebreak. Zvonareva had 9 match points in the final set tiebreak and Myskina had 4 before she finally won it. Insane match.

2008 French Open semi too.

Jankovic led 4-2 in the opening set, Ivanovic wins 7 of the next 8 games to lead 6-4, 3-1*, break point. She chokes the lead away and Jankovic then leads 4-6, 6-3, 3-1* and then *4-3 in the third set before Ivanovic finally won it 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Oh yeees. Myskina - Zvonareva was in San Diego and the tiebreak was something like 17-15 :lol:
I just loved that match. Vera cried every other point :lol: :hug:

P.S. Janković has like a million of matches where she counter-choked or her opponent did it :lol: :tape:

Pump-it-UP
Mar 30th, 2012, 03:46 AM
Serena/Zakopalova 2009 RG R1.

Craig.
Mar 30th, 2012, 03:54 AM
Serena/Zakopalova 2009 RG R1.

:hysteric:

JJ all the way
Mar 30th, 2012, 04:17 AM
2009 SF Cincinatti JJ and Dementieva.......what a shit fest and both def did NOT want to win, but in the end somehow JJ sucked less

Kəv.
Mar 30th, 2012, 04:32 AM
Lucic v Brodsky

metamorpha
Mar 30th, 2012, 06:46 AM
Davenport Hingis AO 2000 F. From 6-1 5-1 to 6-1 5-5 and Lindsay closed it 7-5. Dunno what would have happened if Lindsay blew that 2nd set. She suddenly did errors after errors when the finish line was neigh.

Johnbert
Mar 30th, 2012, 06:56 AM
lisicki wasted 3 mp's at wimbledon 2011 qf against bartoli. leading 6-4 5-4 and served for the match. lost the 2nd set 6-7. at the end she won 6-4 6-7 6-1 :lol: