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Best Kim finals ?

I'd like to order some classic Kim matches (finals) on DVD and would like to know which ones you consider as her best ever. I look especially for 3 set finals where both players are really strong with good points and rallies.

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If your only looking for finals (and not for let's say three sets quarter finals ):

Kim beating Lindsay Davenport in Stanford in 2001

Kim beating Venus Williams in Hamburg 2002

Kim beating Serena Williams at the YEC in 2002 (two sets, but some great emotions and some wonderful points)
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The first match Kim played against Amélie Mauresmo at the YEC 2003. I say the first match because Kim later won the final against Mauresmo but that was a very onesided match. The match I'm talking about was a round robin match and it was very exciting.

Another good one of Kim against Amélie was the final of Rome 2003.

Do you only want wins? Becuase I think the final of Roland Garros 2001 between Kim and Jennifer Capriati remains a classic, although Kim lost. But as someone here said before: now that Kim has won a Slam, it is more bearable to watch that match. Until her first Slam, this was the closest she came to a Slam.

And two musts are definitely the quarter (against Venus Williams) and the semi final (against Sharapova) of US Open 2005.

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I'm still waiting!
beat justine in wimbledon final will be the best..
but i like the one she beat serena in YEC..
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Thank you so much. What about Stanford 2003 final (Kim vs. Capriati) ? I heard that it was good, but I haven't seen it yet.

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Personally, I think that the match Venus-Kim at the USO 05 was just brilliant !!! I watched it again a few days ago ...

Okay it was a strange match with some big errors sometimes, but in the 2nd set, both players reached an amzing level with amazing shots !!!


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Does anyone remember Leipzig 2000? Kim won against Likovtseva in 3. For me this was a special match, it was Kim's first big tournament win.

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Anyone able to get up one of those brilliant matches...? I never saw any of them, not even the US-Open Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches...

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I'm still waiting!
beat justine in wimbledon final will be the best..
It would effectively be very nice.
I remember that her finale against Serena in the Masters was very good but I think it was in two sets.
Otherwise the best finale in 3 sets I foud was unfortunately lose by Kim. It was her first finale in Grand Chelem in Roland Garros 2001 against Capriati.
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The latter stages of Filderstadt 2002 were also pretty stonking, I seem to remember. Aah, those were the days ...........

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The final of Stanford 2001. It was her first win against Lindsay Davenport.

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Personally, I think that the match Venus-Kim at the USO 05 was just brilliant !!! I watched it again a few days ago ...

Okay it was a strange match with some big errors sometimes, but in the 2nd set, both players reached an amzing level with amazing shots !!!

can u upload venus-kim please.....ive never watched that match

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2001 roland garros final
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maybe 02yec beat serena
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2005 Indian Wells against Davenport
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