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post #8 of (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 2007, 04:34 PM
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Re: Houston 1989: Seles d. Evert 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Originally Posted by BCP View Post
I recently saw this match for the first time, and was struck by how much moonballing Monica did. She also tried this later that year at the US Open. I know she was only 15, but thankfully she by and large ditched that tactic. Chris, frankly, looked tired and every bit in her 30's in that match.

It was interesting to see the fundamentals at tht would form her world-beating game in its early stages. I agree with Samn- Jennifer's debut was given a lot of coverage, and she certainly delivered that tournament. I also think she was an even better player at 15 than Monica was at the same age, but maybe her rate of development was faster than Monca's (which was mind-boggling).
The key was Monica's serve.

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