Originally Posted by young_gunner913
It's more impressive from a dominance stand point but to be one point away from elimination and to fight back to win the match and go on to win the tournament is very impressive as well. And to do it repeatedly (sometimes in the same event) is pretty remarkable as well. If we can replay the tapes, Petrova & Peer both had Serena on the ropes in the 2007 Australian Open and that just made Serena even hungrier for the final where she gave us one of the most dominate displays of tennis that a grand slam final has ever seen in tennis history.
It's especially impressive in cases like 2005 AO against Devil, 2010 AO against Vika(not MP down, but 4-6 0-4 might as well be
) where Lordrena was playing pretty badly in the former, and straight up getting that ass whooped in the latter
The way she dug deep against Satan, defying all logic and making the same exact shots she was missing for 2 hours, with the FH that landed her in such big trouble being the thing that saved her ass when push came to shove, or against Vika where she was being outplayed and about to be sent home in 5-10 minutes time, only to start shredding aces and return winners left right and center speak to her enormous willpower. In those matches she just decided
that she wasn't going to lose, and regardless of how implausible it seemed, snatched victory from nowhere when her opponent was on paper doing everything better than her. That's something remarkable, that I haven't seen any other legend able to surpass