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Henin-Capriati added to greatest match list

September 12, 2003
LONDON (AP) -- Justine Henin-Hardenne's dramatic three-set victory over Jennifer Capriati in the semifinals of the U.S. Open has been added to the WTA contest for the greatest women's match played during the Open Era.

The match, won by Henin-Hardenne 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), was added to 15 others previously announced. Three of the matches involve Martina Navratilova, including her 1981 U.S. Open final which Tracy Austin won 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1), the first major championship to be decided by a tiebreak.

Other nominations include the 1970 Wimbledon final in which Margaret Court defeated Billie Jean King 14-12, 11-9, in 2 hours, 27 minutes, the longest-ever women's Wimbledon final; and the 2002 Australian Open final in which Capriati defeated Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2, saving four match points in the second set, a Grand Slam final record.

The results will be announced at the season-ending championships at Los Angeles in November.

Wow, I had never heard of this before. I was wondering if anyone knows all the matches that are in contention for this "Greatest Match of The Open Era?" I hope there's a Williams match in there somewhere.

I feel sorry for whoever or whomever has to decide who wins this acheivement, it seems kinda weird to compare matches from today to ones from 1970. :eek:

Sorry if this has been posted b4... :p
 

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Kart said:
There is more than one match involving a Williams sister in there :) - if this is the same poll:

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=86576
Ok, so now there are 16 matches:

16 GREATEST MATCHES IN WOMEN’S TENNIS

1970 WIMBLEDON FINAL
Court d. King 14-12, 11-9

1976 WIMBLEDON FINAL
Evert d. Goolagong 63, 46, 86

1981 US OPEN FINAL
Austin d. Navratilova 16, 76(4), 76(1)

1985 FRENCH OPEN FINAL
Evert d. Navratilova 63, 67(4), 75

1986 US OPEN SF
Navratilova d. Graf 61, 67(3), 76(8)

1990 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL
Seles d. Sabatini 64, 57, 36, 64, 62

1991 WIMBLEDON FINAL
Graf d. Sabatini 64, 36, 86

1991 US OPEN SF
Seles d. Capriati 63, 36, 76(3)

1992 FRENCH OPEN FINAL
Seles d. Graf 62, 36, 10-8

1995 US OPEN FINAL
Graf d. Seles 76(6), 06, 63

1996 FRENCH OPEN FINAL
Graf d. Sanchez-Vicario 63, 67(4), 10-8

1999 FRENCH OPEN FINAL
Graf d. Hingis 46, 75, 62

2000 US OPEN SF
V. Williams d. Hingis 46, 63, 75

2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN QF
Hingis d. S. Williams 62, 36, 86

2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINAL
Capriati d. Hingis 46, 76(7), 62

2003 US OPEN SF
Henin-Hardenne d. Capriati 46, 75, 76(4)
 
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