Love the Legends of Tennis
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
Evonne was on painkiller injections prior to the match with Martina as she had damaged her ankle, but she thought she was playing OK so thought she would give it a go. Then at 4-3 in the final set Evonne went down on it as she hit a winning lob over Martina's head. She acutally screamed out, and Martina claimed it put her off and wanted the point. It was heartbreaking as Evonne was playing some great tennis during the match, although you could see her limping badly and struggling with it.
Yes, I do believe Evonne had more slams in her if it wasn't for the injuries and leg problems esp after the birth of her first child. As it was, we know how close she came to winning the USO - 4 consecutive finals (2 on clay). And she won the French so we knew she could play some good slow court tennis as well as being the wonderful S&V player. Anyway, I should be posting this on the Evonne thread! Sorry to get sidetracked from Mima!
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