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Exclamation Martina's best shot...

Hey guys,

There was a thread floating around GM about best shots, and we all know that it would be one of Martina's, but just referring to specific matches what shots do you guys remember the most.

Mine would have to be:

*1999 Sydney Internationa Vs Schett, she was down 5-4 in the tiebreak in the final deciding set and Schett pulled her wide on the backhand and Marti ripped it down the line... awesome!

*1997 Australian Open Vs Pierce, this is my first real memory of Martina's backhand down the line, they were having this nice rally and Martina just turned her shoulders and punched it down the line on the line, completely unexpected and completely gifted.

*1999 US Open Vs Williams, i don't think many will forget the shot that gave her match point. One handed backhand scramble shot for a winner down the line.

*1999 Australian Open Vs Mauresmo, down 0-40 at 4-3 in the second and Martina just pulled a drop shot out of nowhere, she was on the baseline and Mauresmo had no chance.

*1998 Australian Open Vs Kournikova, i mention this match because it was in this match that i saw Martina play her best game, it was early in the first on Anna's serve, she came in on the first 3 points and Martina passed her on the backhand with a down the line, then a forehand down the line, and then a running topspin backhand lob, i was in awe.

I've also heard Pam Shriver mention that Martina use to play a left handed forehand when she was streched on the backhand side and return it for a winner, unfortunately i've never seen her do this

What about you guys?
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Those definitely were some great shots ...I'm trying to think of some myself
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those are really great memories Hingie. The last one was when she beat Davenport. Davenport stated after that match that although their head-to-head is close, Marti is uncomparable at that time.

well for me, the best that I've seen from Marti was when she pushed Jennifer around the court at the recent 2002 Oz Open. She made use of the whole court until she finally gets into the net and suddenly ripped an unbelievalbe cross-court forehand. I love the new Marti now.

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Hingis was the best player in Aus 2002 's SM and Finallist match , Everyone knew that Hingis is really more talent than Jennifer from that final match for sure . My brother ( a pro tennis player in Cali) praised Hingis a lot , that's why I installed her into my heart . I always thought that Hingis lost her Final match because she was not have enough confidances ....To me , HINGIS ALWAYS HAS HER BEST SHOTS AT EVERY MATCH .....

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This is your favorite backhand ...right?



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I've also heard Pam Shriver mention that Martina use to play a left handed forehand when she was streched on the backhand side and return it for a winner, unfortunately i've never seen her do this
is she sure
that sounds more like kimiko date to me

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that's a sure thing easy. that's a match against Lindsay.

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I really love Hingis. And the best shot I saw her was in Wimbledon 2000.
She was playing against Venus Williams and she made a winner with a one-hand backhand.
It was really amazing. I couldn't believe it!!!There's no doubt. She is a talent.

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wow Adison, you've got a pro brother? I hope he'd be successful like Marti.

Even the former great players believed in Marti's talent. She's undeniably one of the great players in tennis kingdom.

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..My brother is a real pro tennis player in California ( United States) , he is now a coach ! And he experienced the quality draw at US 1998 (but unfortunately He lost in the second round of quality draw, he was yet to step onto the main draw ) ..watching he plays on the court , i did not think that why he could not step onto the main round in Us 1998 ?...he plays great tennis . Perhaps , he is so short . And it is now 2002 , he already lost opportunity to be back in a pro tennis tournament , he is 28 now . .........

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well, at least he's got the chance to be a pro player, this alone is already is impressive to me. I should be proud to have a brother like him.

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Arrow left hand?

did martina acctually use her left hand to hit a forehand before?
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Yes, Iam very proud to get a brother like him ..He actually is a pro player ..I seem could not play with his serves !....there was a time i beat hime because he was very sick ....he could not move well on the court ...just one time . But i am younger than he is soooo far ! I will have a game with him today on the clay court near our home ...i wish .....! but he should never have defeated me in easy game .at least ...6-4 o 7-5 !

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*1999 US Open Vs Williams, i don't think many will forget the shot that gave her match point. One handed backhand scramble shot for a winner down the line.
- - - - that was the best for me too. and beating venus! that was really great to watch. she's an extraordinary person.

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