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The match that got you into tennis?

Share the tennis match that got you really into the game.... Being from England i am sure i watched loads of tennis at Wimbledon time every year since i was born, but for me the first match that i really remember and the match that got me into the game was
1992 Olympic Final - Capriati d. Graf... i started watching it with my sister, because there was nothing else on TV.... by the end i was hooked on tennis and both Capriati and Graf became my favourite players.... so with Graf as my favourite i got to enjoy some great moments... but to see Capriati fall away was so sad, so when she came back at won those Slams it was amazing for me.
What are everyone else's?

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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

O oh! You can see how old I am ...

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Because everybody in family said that this old lady won't win another Slam. Remember Steffi won in 1989 and 1988. So I went with her and she beat Garrison in the final!

But I can't remember the first matches I watched on TV. I was too little! ;-)

In 1992 I watched Enqvist and Goellner in Halle (a challenger at that time). And that was the time when I really started to get into tennis.
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The first tennismatch i ever saw was venus-henin 2001, and i really was thinking: wow that little girl with the awesome and beautiful game is taking on such a huge woman. To me it was like david vs. goliath.

The match that got me into following tennis 100% was: and yes, don't cringe: henin-williams french open SF 2003. I was jumping up and down when justine won the final after that. That started the era of tennis for me. Justine got me into tennis, and that makes last year of tennis such an incredible letdown for me. I'm really wondering if i'll ever see a woman play like that again...

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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

Agassi def. Martin 6-4 2-6 7-6(3) 2-6 10-8 Wimbledon 2000.

I just remember being hooked on the sport and then wanting Lindsay to win the women's title, first match of hers I saw was her win over Seles in the QFs, and since then I've been a WTAtard.

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Sharapova vs. Sugiyama Wimbledon QF 2004. It was on TV because my mom was watching it. I though Sharapova was hot, so I pegged her to win the title as soon as I saw her.

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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 2005 Wimbledon Final. I was hooked after that.

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Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 2005 Wimbledon Final. I was hooked after that.
Yeah me too!
i wanted lindsay to win that though

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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

No idea. But Anna Kournikova was probably involved

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Venus Williams def. Lindsay Davenport 2005 Wimbledon Final. I was hooked after that.
Allow me to steal one of miffedmax's phrases and call this the final that must not be spoken of

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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

Agassi vs. Ivanisevic Wimbledon final 1992 - I feel a bit old now

Well that's first match I remember watching. I'm sure I've been watching tennis since I was a baby though because my mum's a big fan

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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

Serena Williams vs. Stephanie Foretz . Weird I know.
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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

The 1st match I remember: Frazier def. Maleeva 36 62 62 at USO 02

The match who got me realy into tennis is: Lena def. Davenport 61 36 76(6) USO 05
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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

'95 Wimbledon final -- Steffi Graf def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

2004 RG Final Gaudio def. Coria 0-6 3-6 6-4 6-1 8-6

I was sick from measles (not sure about the word) and I was stuck at home for 2 weeks and watch all the time RG coz there was nothing interesting on the TV and become a fan

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Re: The match that got you into tennis?

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The 1st match I remember: Frazier def. Maleeva 36 62 62 at USO 02

The match who got me realy into tennis is: Lena def. Davenport 61 36 76(6) USO 05
Same here! Somewhere between that match and her comeback from 6-2 5-2 to beat Henin in Miami 06, I fell in love (with Elena, tennis).

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