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Serena vs ASV French Open 1998 4R

arantxa wins 4-6 7-5 6-3 after trailing 2-5 0-30 in the 2nd

does anyone has this match on tape?
i remember at the press conference arantxa was furious with serena saying that she deliberately tried to hit her in the stomach at one point and arantxa was lucky she went the other side of the net...

arantxa accused serena of showing no respect for her and she said that she was happy she taught her a lesson ... she also said that serena didn't apolpgise afterwards but was laughing...

does anyone know what really happened?

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arantxa wins 4-6 7-5 6-3 after trailing 2-5 0-30 in the 2nd

does anyone has this match on tape?
i remember at the press conference arantxa was furious with serena saying that she deliberately tried to hit her in the stomach at one point and arantxa was lucky she went the other side of the net...

arantxa accused serena of showing no respect for her and she said that she was happy she taught her a lesson ... she also said that serena didn't apolpgise afterwards but was laughing...

does anyone know what really happened?
Hi Gmak,
I don't really remember what happened on the court that made such a behaviour from both players ... the only thing I can remember is that it was an incredible match and Arantxa came back from nowhere, this was great.
I have this match on tape, it starts at 3-all in the 1st set til the end, it's about 2h10, in English and in vhs-Pal. Great stuff.
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What about it. Serena was a overzealous teen. I would have hit her too. Big deal.

Where is ASV in the history books anyway. Probably, nothing remarkable.
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Yeah, there was something about that match. ASV thought Serena tried to hit her or something....but of course, it could have been mind-games too, because Arantxa was out and I mean REALLY out of that match.

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lol if you think about it ... 2 points from going out in the 4th round and then winning the trophy

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It was a great match, lots of drama that's for sure. I don't really think too much into the incident though - Obviously it was a high tension situation, Serena so close to winning, Arantxa's favourite tournament being Roland Garros. Arantxa was probably not impressed with the ball nearing smacking her, Serena probably wasn't too happy that Arantxa took a bathroom break. Both using a bit of mind games and intimidation, it happens and experience was the winner on that given day.

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Serena and ASV share the same kinda history...nearly going out and a early round and then turn it around and winning the throphy.

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I am glad Arantxa beated Serena.
Congratulation!! I love Arantxa!!
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I am glad Arantxa beated Serena.
Congratulation!! I love Arantxa!!
I agree with you. I love Arantxa too !
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But in the end that was ASV´s last big hurrah and Serena went on to achieve more and bigger things than ASV anyways!

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do you have to hate everyone not named williams?

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arantxa wins 4-6 7-5 6-3 after trailing 2-5 0-30 in the 2nd
I love and follow tennis because of her and FO 1998 .That's why I came here
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Hate?! Why hate?! I didn´t hate....ASV acted like beating Serena at that time was such a big thing. Only Serena´s second GS on her worst surface and she nearly beat a two-time champion. Then she wanna come talk about respect this and that. Pl-uhze!

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No she didn't, she acted like anyone would if a player hit a smash at you with no apology and then started laughing. Don't you think every player should have respect for their opponents? Obviously not.

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Intentionally?! Don´t know about that, but if it is so....then of course it ain´t cool. But I don´t think Arantxa is the most fair player either....remember Jana Novotna at the Olympics?!

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