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in your opinion

maybe not worst but i felt the Murray final in 2013 at Wimbledon was Overrated as a contest.
Samantha Murray was in the Wimbledon's final? :eek:
 

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First that comes to my mind is Bouchard vs Suarez Navarro several years ago. Can't remember where. It was very late in the night, and both ended the match on a tie-breaker in the third, and both refused to win. Clearly the worst match of mental midgets I ever witnessed.

Should I waste my time to look for this match through wiki? :eek:h:
 

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A depressing match I remember was Kournikova (double faulting like crazy, a complete mental mess) vs Widjaja in a USO main draw (3-6 0-6). I don't remember why the Indonesian girl was in the top 100 at the time, she wasn't good, but she also retired in her early 20s just like Anna.
 

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A depressing match I remember was Kournikova (double faulting like crazy, a complete mental mess) vs Widjaja in a USO main draw (3-6 0-6). I don't remember why the Indonesian girl was in the top 100 at the time, she wasn't good, but she also retired in her early 20s just like Anna.
I also recall Widjaja hit just one winner during that match, and I think it was a return winner. :spit:

Another real stinker was Kuznetsova vs Chakvetadze SF at the 2007 US Open. Two nervous players hitting error after error in the wind. :help:
 

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Estoril Open 2011 qualies
Sesil Karatantcheva def. Arantxa Rus 57 64 62

Here is my report back then:

"Rus Horror Picture Show"

I've never seen such a comical set in tennis like that 3rd set. Not even in exhos you get such a laughable play.

Got there when Sesil was serving at *5-6, and a bunch of UEs gifted the set to Rus. At the beginning of the 2nd set it seemed Arantxa would get a straight sets wins when she got the BP at 7-5 1-0* ad Sesil wasn't being able to pass Rus on the baseline. She somehow held and found a way to bother the dutch on the baseline rallies: the FH DTL. Sesil tried to do it time to time, even with not much pace, with high success, because Rus was always expecting CC and she's not a fast mover. She broke Rus' serve at 2-2, helding easily until she serve for the set. Rus' saved 2 SPs (FH DTL winner, her best shot, and BH CC winner), but missed the return on the 3rd SP. 2nd set was entertaining, Sesil tried to move Rus when she could, with some angled CC BH, CC FH and then apply that mentioned FH DTL. Rus, sometimes late to the ball, she tried to blast her FH DTL with relative success during the set.

3rd set: as bad as it gets. IIRC, Rus held serve to love, Sesil held too and after that the comic play begins. Somehow, Rus was getting late to the ball, which is pretty hard since Sesil wasn't hitting with any kind of pace. Most of Sesil's BH were to middle or CC angled inside the service square, but in almost slow motion. I guess she figured it out her opponent was getting tired and she was just consistent. From this point on, Arantxa started to lose the patient after each game and as deeper the match got, more blasting FHs she tried, this time with very few success. Her first serve was being missed by miles too. At 7-5 4-6 *2-4, it was the low point of this. Sesil made 2 BH winners (she only had 3 in the 3rd set, the other was an ace) to get to 0-40, but a "I don't give a shit about this anymore" Rus saved those 3 BPs: good 1st serve, blasting FH inside out winner; awful footwork form Rus, she made FH slice followed by a FH frame dinky shot that Sesil couldn't get it back; missed return from Sesil. Rus had a GP, that wasted with an UE and on deuce, Sesil makes a short BH on the service square to the middle of the court, but Rus didn't move her feet and her FH almost went to the middle of the net. In that tight game, she had 2/3 shots that almost were to the bottom of the net. It was pretty awful. Of course, Sesil hold serve after it and won the match. She thanked our support from the crowd waving her hand (the only ones who were supporting her; there was 4teenagers who were cheering for Rus that the umpire told them to shut up during the points).
 

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Probably the worst was the 2007 New Haven final. Kuznetsova was playing terribly, worse than usual in finals, and she had lost a lot of finals, and then Szavay had to retire with a bad back
The level of play was the worst I can remember. Szavay couldnt move and Sveta couldnt put a ball in play. 46 30 ret
 

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A depressing match I remember was Kournikova (double faulting like crazy, a complete mental mess) vs Widjaja in a USO main draw (3-6 0-6). I don't remember why the Indonesian girl was in the top 100 at the time, she wasn't good, but she also retired in her early 20s just like Anna.
I also recall Widjaja hit just one winner during that match, and I think it was a return winner. <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/spit.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Spit" class="inlineimg" />

Another real stinker was Kuznetsova vs Chakvetadze SF at the 2007 US Open. Two nervous players hitting error after error in the wind. <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/help.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Help" class="inlineimg" />
That match was SO bad, especially when compared to the ICONIC Venus-Henin semifinal that followed it. Everyone knew that was the real final.

There are a lot of classic shitfests I remember over the years, but a modern example of one of the worst matches I've ever seen was Muguruza-Svitolina at Dubai in 2016. Elina was coming up still and Garbine was slumping hard at the start of 2016, and the match was an absolute comedy of errors to say the least. I can remember literally feeling depressed after watching it because the level was that bad. Elina was mug pushing while Garbine was addicted to hitting the back fence, ended up with a 13-40 W/UE ratio or something even more horrendous like that, whilst Elina was off too so didn't end up with much better, which is why the match was still competitive and ended up 7-6 6-3. What's worse is that this match had been hyped up as one of the more interesting matches of the week :hysteric:

Dubai 2016 is a candidate for being the worst ever tournament played at premier level, as no seeds made it to the QF and we ended up with an Errani Strycova final which Errani won dropping TWO games :help: you know a tournament is bad when the winner doesn't even play that well, has a diabolical year outside of that one event and then her career declines shortly afterwards.
 

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First that comes to my mind is Bouchard vs Suarez Navarro several years ago. Can't remember where. It was very late in the night, and both ended the match on a tie-breaker in the third, and both refused to win. Clearly the worst match of mental midgets I ever witnessed.

Should I waste my time to look for this match through wiki? :eek:h:
So that was in Rome in 2015 (the fall of Bouchard was only starting) whereas I thought it was an obscure international on hardcourt, here's a review I found describing the end of that match: https://mootennis.com/2015/05/14/thoughts-about-that-suarez-navarro-v-bouchard-match-in-rome/

My memory may mix this one up with another match played late in the night on hardcourt between other players (I recall Halep vs Pavlyuchenkova too - Halep couldn't run but won the match because Pav was a UE machine)
 

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I have awful recollections of Capriati against Liz Smylie at Wimbledon. At the time I thought Liz was ancient and slow, the match seemed to drag on for hours, they both looked like they were trying to run through treacle and I've got no idea why I sat through it. It was completely lacklustre.
 

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Sveta vs Chak 2007 UO hands down. :eek: :lol: :help:
 
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