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Serena and Seles have achieved a unique feat

Monica and Serena are the only two players to have won their first large tournament back after a long break.

Seles won the 1995 Canadian Open, conceding only 14 games, including a demolition of Sabatini, 6-1, 6-0.

Serena won this one fairly easily as well.

It was nice that in her post-match TV interview she said had looked to Monica's 1995 win as inspiration.
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it's great that Serena can share a record with the great Monica Seles...i'm happy cuz they are two of my ultimate faves
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Yep, well done Serena on a great return and well-done also for making a classy acknowledgement of another all-time great and her achievement back in 95.

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MONICA SELES

DU MAURIER OPEN (Toronto, Canada)
Dates: 14th-20th August 1995
Surface: Hard, Outside
Draw: 56

Seed =1 1r bye
2r + Kimberly Po 6-0 6-3
3r + NATHALIE TAUZIAT (12) 6-2 6-2
qf + ANKE HUBER (7) 6-3 6-2
sf + GABRIELA SABATINI (6) 6-1 6-0
f + Amanda Coetzer 6-0 6-1

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SERENA WILLIAMS

NASDAQ 100 Open 2004
Seed =1

1r bye
2r Marta Marrero 6-1 6-0
3r Elena Likhovtseva 6-1 4-6 6-3
4r Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-3
qf Jill Craybas 6-0 6-1
sf Eleni Danilidou 6-4 6-4
f Elena Dementieva 6-1 6-1
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Yes, great accomplishments indeed! I hope Monica plays at Montreal this year. Who knows, maybe she can pull-off another win.
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Great of Serena to mention Monica as an inspiration!
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lest we not forget that they are also the two greatest...
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What a great achievement for both.

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Yes, very nice of Serena to mention Mon...

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On the way to the title, Serena beat two Elenas and a Eleni.

Someday, there will be a tournament champion who plays no one but Elenas the whole way.
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Originally Posted by MisterQ
MONICA SELES

DU MAURIER OPEN (Toronto, Canada)
Dates: 14th-20th August 1995
Surface: Hard, Outside
Draw: 56

Seed =1 1r bye
2r + Kimberly Po 6-0 6-3
3r + NATHALIE TAUZIAT (12) 6-2 6-2
qf + ANKE HUBER (7) 6-3 6-2
sf + GABRIELA SABATINI (6) 6-1 6-0
f + Amanda Coetzer 6-0 6-1

--------------------
SERENA WILLIAMS

NASDAQ 100 Open 2004
Seed =1

1r bye
2r Marta Marrero 6-1 6-0
3r Elena Likhovtseva 6-1 4-6 6-3
4r Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-3
qf Jill Craybas 6-0 6-1
sf Eleni Danilidou 6-4 6-4
f Elena Dementieva 6-1 6-1

I'd say about the same strength of draw....come to think of it Monica's run to the AO title didn't have a tough draw either.

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Serena and Monica

To think people were writing Serena off before she even hit a ball, saying the Williams era is over, etc
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