One of the most emotional women's matches ever?

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  1. MichaelNadal

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  3. MichaelNadal

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    I've never heard Maria shriek the way she did in the 3rd set. Jesus H. Christ!
     
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    you're right. it looks like she has the mass of 2 or 3 women.
     
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    I'm not really a big Serena fan, but I'm always happy to watch her quiet Maria down. :)
     
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    Serena has done this a lot. Someone posted a video of her playing Mauresmo at the FO a long time ago and apparently Mauresmo said something Serena didn't like and when they played their match, Serena was playing with this angry frown her face the whole match.

    It looked really stupid.
     
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    That was the turning point in their rivalry. Maria never regained the mental edge (she actually won the two meetings between them leading up to that match if I remember correctly).
     
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    I love the clip where maria hits an overhead close to being at serena and in the slowmo you can see serena mouth "b!tch". No love lost between those two.

    Anyway I'd say the most emotional match ever would be the Hingis Graf '99 FO final
     
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    defo.

    Or on the men's side Goran - Rafter at W 2001.
     
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    Serena is the only female player who could intimidate me in a match, I think (of course every top 500 WTA player would throw a double bagel on me but that's not the point). If a Sharapova or an Azarenka shouted a "come on" in my face and threw a fist pump I'd be like "LOL you don't scare me b////"
     
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    Mauresmo said a williams-williams final is boring. Serena and Venus were in 4 consecutive major finals. This is what Queen Serena did to her at the FO.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMEskIKcd1k
     
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    Am pretty sure Justine Henin said the same thing and actually backed up her claim with Serena's first defeat in 34 Grand Slam matches :).
     
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    that or the hingis capriati AO final.

    it was so hot it was a war of attrition, both looked like they could barely stand.
     
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    which is why serena destroyed Henin at the WB final after the FO final with Justine's disappearing hand raise that wasnt.
     
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    Still Serena's first defeat in 34 Grand Slam matches :). And it wasn't the FO final or WB final. She routed Clijsters in the FO final and Serena beat Venus in the WB final.
     
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    who cares that it was her first defeat? Im just saying that after the shady stuff henin pulled in the FO match, serena destroyed her at WB

    thanks for clearing up the fact that they werent finals tho. my bad.
     
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    I'm convinced that if these ladies put half of that typical emotional energy toward their fundamental tennis, we'd probably have some half-decent action going on.

    Instead, we've got this bizarre puree of batting practice, screams of child birth, and boo-boo lip posturing worthy of afternoon soaps.

    SO emotional!...
     
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    hahaha I love that video so much
     
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    Mauresmo was just a choker. At least 50% of Serena's slams and overall success come from the fact that she simply is not mentally fragile.
     
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    ....interesting and irrelevant comment! Watch the video. No choking there - Serena simply destroyed her.
     
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    Jesus, this vid should come with an audio warning. Sharapova made my ears bleed, in several points she sounds like she is getting stabbed.

    And the scream on a volley was hilarious.

    Looking at this vid, I have to laugh at those that belive that all grunters are the same. Even the worst ATP grunter isn't half as annoying as a Shriekapova/Azarenka.

    Thankfully that DeBrito chick is so low in the rankings that we don't get to see a lot of her in the later stages of important tournies.

    Imagine the SF of a tourney consisting of Sharapova/Azarenka/DeBrito/some poor schmuck. You would have to hand out earplugs to all the unfortunate souls in the crowd.
     
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    Sharapova definitely took the grunting beyond over the top here. I would also say though that this is the turning point in their rivalry, and Serena was lucky to escape those 3 match points. Winning must have been so sweet.
     
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    I'm a bit drunk right now but Serena looks kinda hot in that video.
     
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    Yeah, she does look good and I think I'm sober currently. :)
     
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    LMAO, that match was hilarious. Maria's is literally screaming during some of those points. My God.
     
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    Agreed, she looks really good there :)
     
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    Yup, watched it again after I sobered up, still hot :).
     
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    Good Match all around...Good Tennis.

    good to see Serena serve and volleying with success haha


    and she does look great here...her body at the end when she is celebrating her win is mmmm mmm :)
     
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    by cheating....
     
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    that's for telling the life story of 99.5% of the champions in all of sports history. :)
     
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    Queen Serena has;

    - Career golden slam in singles
    - Career golden slam in doubles
    - Queen Serena Slam


    Justin is wimbledonless!! :p
     
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    Another win for Serena. Anyone think Maria will ever beat her again?
     
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    You should never say never, but I'm saying never!
     
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    My favourite Serena beatdown, her glares intimdate me.
     
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    I think Maria might get her on red clay.

    It's tough because Maria embarrassed her in the first Wimbledon encounter, then edged her at the year-end finals and nearly beat her here. So, as much as she hates Maria, she does respect her game and comes out to fight every time they play.

    It's kind of annoying to see everyone trash one or the other player. Doesn't anyone like them both? I think they're both great. Probably their best match along with the year-end final.
     
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    :lol: Miss u Zagz.
     
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    Who didn't already know that Serena was one of the players?
     
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  39. MichaelNadal

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    If this is supposed to be a "shot" at me, I'm a Venus fan :oops:
     
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    Before even reading the replies to this thread and clicking on your link...I just knew it was the 2005 AO SF! It's the first match that comes to my mind when I think of "dramatic slam match between Serena and Maria" :lol:
     
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    Crazy dramatic. Unfortunately the original link I posted was deleted from youtube. It had all the glares and stares they gave each other, but Sharapova's screaming is of course in tact.
     
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    Serena and sharapova hugging each other after a match is one of those things that are unlikely to happen on a tennis court. But they actually did at the end of this amazing match: Serena showed in this match what can happen when everything clicks in her game, like it did at the 2012 olympics. An unstoppable force of nature.

    http://youtu.be/MjLIWFFSlT8?t=1m9s
     
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