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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2006, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Winning the French title without dropping a set

Henin-Hardenne won this year's French Open without dropping a set. Who are the other players to have done this? I can think of Sanchez-Vicario (1994) and Graf (1988). Who else? Court and Evert seem like obvious candidates.

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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GREAT! Well done Juju, the girl is one of the all-time greats now!!!
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Haha...my emotions as well!

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A fighting spirit,
a tower of strength to be reckoned with!
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LOL so many threads I don't know where to turn now
Anyway, last person who won without dropping a set, Arantxa for sure
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