Trivia question on Serena

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  1. Moose Malloy

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    just read this:

    I can come up with 5 events that she won after having been match point down:

    2003 AO (Clijsters)
    2004 Beijing (Kuznetsova)
    2005 AO (Sharapova)
    2007 Key Biscayne (Henin)
    2008 Bangalore (Venus)

    anyone know what the other event was?

    also, anyone know what male players have won multiple events after being match point down? curious who the alltime leader in this would be.

    I'm pretty sure that Muster won 3 or 4 events in '95 after being mp's down.

    Federer's won 2 events from mp down('05 Dubai & '06 Halle)

    think Becker's done this a few times as well.
     
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  2. vbranis

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    I don't know, it would be interesting to find out. I do know that Davydenko saved match points in two matches to win '04 Moscow. He saved 1 against Youzhny in the SF and 3 against Rusedski in the F. Not sure if anyone else has duplicated that.
     
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  3. vive le beau jeu !

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    excellent question !

    from an old post...
    several players did it several times (since 1993) :
    muster, becker, federer, sampras, ivanisevic, rafter, henman, hewitt, roddick, etc.

    over the career ?... hard to say !
    becker and muster must be close to the top of the list... but among all connors 109 titles, there must be also several ones where he saved match points !
    it's been done at least several times according to the list ! ;)
     
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  4. jamesblakefan#1

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    Wow, nice list.
     
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  5. vbranis

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    Terrific list! I would bet Muster holds the record.

    Roddick's done it 5 times, impressive.

    And at least 8 times someone saved MP's in two different matches and went on to win the tourney.
     
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  6. halalula1234

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    serena saved 3 match points twice against sam stosur and caroline wozniaki (wrong spelling) at sydney medibank and won the match,
     
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  7. Moose Malloy

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    add 2009 Wimbledon to the list.
     
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  8. grafrules

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    The most impressive thing is doing it 3 times in the semis of a slam. Even though the recent WTA tour has more mental midgets in the top 10 than any other time in history, still extremely impressive.
     
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