Re: When was your first Sabine match?
I remember watching her matches Wimbledon 2009, when she beat Kuznetsova in straight sets in the third round and Wozniacki in straight sets in the fourth round. I thought she seemed like a potentially great player, then she went off the radar for a while with her injury and she became my favourite player after I watched her reach Wimbledon semi finals beating Li Na and Marion Bartoli.
I used to watch the women's tour on and off before then but Sabine made me more interested in following it properly, I've always found her style of play interesting/enjoyable to watch and of course her personality on and off court makes her all round one of the most likeable players. It's nice to see someone who is passionate, who loves the game so much and isn't afraid of showing emotion.