Originally Posted by garwe
Hopefully this is not insensitive when she is going through a hard time, but would like to list my pick of her best matches of the season. In all these matches i was suprised she could even play better than i expected.
If you feel like it it would be fun to see your list.
4. Kerber QF olympics
If Kerber plays good, these two match up great for a good match. The length of Vikas ground strokes were unbelievable good at times during this match.
3. Radwanska QF Indian Wells.
Rawanska didn't put up much of a fight, but Vika was almost perfect all the match.
2. Sharapova Australian Open final.
Sharapova didn't play great, still this must be in here for the highlight of Azarenkas season. She also played great after a few nervous games at the start.
1. Bartoli China Semi
I watched this match a couple of times, and i think Bartoli plays at the top of her ability. The way she won over Kvitova and had Sharapova down a set at the US Open. But Victoria just raised her game to an ever higher level. Spectacular.
My list is similar to yours!
1. Sharapova AO final
Had to be number one because of the occasion. Even though Vika played better in a bunch of matches this season, and Sharapova was pretty bad. Had bad feelings when she went 2-0 down, she got through it and stuck to the game plan. And that beautiful 2nd set bagel, then the celebration.
2. Radwanska IW QF
For the theatre AND the performance. Vika was so fired up here, she almost could have spilled over into overcooking it but instead produced a barrage of winners. Her intensity was so awesome she wanted the double bagel so bad, she started scaring the commentators, I loved it. "I think I was a good example of women's tennis"
3. Sharapova USO SF
Probably Vika's best ever match against a fellow elite player. Put to rest any idea that if Sharapova plays well Vika can't handle her AND saw Vika pull her game together after a woeful first set. Sharapova played well in this match but Vika was just too good for her, in the end 6-4 in the third set was one of the most one-sided 6-4s you'll see
4. Bartoli Beijing
Purely for the quality of the tennis, peak frenzied Bartoli and Vika stood up out hit and out played her, so good