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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2003, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Need history information - Amazing Sabatini Match

What's the name of the player who was down I think it was 0-5 in the second set (after losing the first set) to Sabatini, YEARS AGO... She faced 2 match points against her, and then an hour later she won the match in the 3rd set (after facing another match point against her). I cannot remember her name, but she was this thin blonde girl who used to wear her hair in a long thin poney tail with white sweat bands in the poney tail. Please help
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mary joe fernandez but she was never blond

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Mary-Joe Fernandez?

1/6, 1/5....
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Mary Jo... That's it. I remember her being blonde for some reason. LOL

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How exactly did the match go? I just remember watching it, and turning the TV off when it was double match point in the second set... When I turned the TV back on an hour later, it was back and forth match points.
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Mary Joe Fernandez.... that match was a turning point in Gaby's career
She ended up loosing in the third set 10-8, after 8 match points I think...
Fernandez really fought back..

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I remember watching steffi-cappy at that moment and then the commentator said sabatini was almost through and then 2 hours or so later they were still playing

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Oh please no more talk about that match...BOO HOO BOO HOO
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very painful loss for gaby that was such a turning point in her career so many wasted opportunities

and 2 years later she lost to an injured kimiko date at the semis in miami after leading 6-1 5-1 too

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What's the name of the player who was down I think it was 0-5 in the second set (after losing the first set) to Sabatini, YEARS AGO...Please help
DJ Jayito - Looks like you're new here - welcome to wtaworld.

You may be interested in the Blast From The Past forum (down near the bottom of the home page/forum jump); there's a thread devoted to Gabi with photos and stuff, lots of other retired players too.
Check it out.

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Wow I dont know if I would ever survive after holding a lead like that! I think that would have definitely been the turning point of anyone's career! AMAZING fight back from Mary Joe but Gaby..

Similar situation with Jana and Chanda in 1995..

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Except for the fact that Jana still won a Grand Slam after that Roland Garros....

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Gaby was killing Mary Joe on court and it read 6-1, 5-1 after just under an hour. Mary Jo (who was my favourite of the time) was so disgusted with herself that she was determined to win a game or two to make it past the hour mark.

A game or two, became 3, 4, etc etc - she saved a bunch of matchpoints and won the set 7-6.

Gaby led again in the third set 5-3 and served for it at 7-6, but Mary Jo just never gave up.. she won in the end 1-6,7-6,10-8. It was amazing!

She was so pumped up for her semi against 2nd seed Aranxta (a player she never did well against) that she killed her on court 6-2, 6-2. Huge first serves and a whole flurry of second shot winners. Arantxa was flattenned.

Mary Joe should have won the final that year against Graf (1993). She won the first set 6-4, lost the second 6-2 but led 4-0 with a double break in the final set before choming and winning only won more game... 4-6,6-2,6-4....

Still in my mind the greatest comeback as there was so many twists and turns to the match and she was so out of it at 6-1,5-1...

I know some people rate Rubin's comeback against Novotna at Rold Garros as big - she was 0-5, 0-40 down, but Novotna choked and missed everything after that....

Sabatini still kept hitting winners, but Mary Jo loosened up as she had nothing to lose and attacked everything....
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