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Monica has certainly stolen my heart. As an Arantxa fan it's pretty weird that I am now a fan of her (considering the countless times she beat Arantxa) lol. But they were such good friends, I remember a pic of them last year in Hopman Cup and even though Arantxa lost they hugged and had a great time, it was also the same pic with Jan Michael Gambill looking pissed lol.
I certainly have great memories of these 2 though. IMO the best years of tennis was seeing the grand slam finals of Steffi, Monica, and Arantxa playing against each other. But the last time these 2 were in a grand slam final was the 1998 French Open and oh mahn my heart was pounding the whole way through. Arantxa didn't win a grand slam for 4 years, plus she wanted to show everyone that she was still a force yet Monica's dad passed away that year and it was so hard not to root against her. I was happy and sad at the end and Arantxa apologizing to Monica in the trophy presentation was and still is the sweetest thing I've seen a player do. Well, with now Arantxa retired we still have one veteran still around and you can bet she has my support. GO MONI!
ARANTXA SANCHEZ-VICARIO...Tennis legend in body and heart!
1989, 1994, 1998 French Open Champion, 1994 U.S. Open Champion
1994, 1995 Australian Open Finalist, 1995, 1996 Wimbledon Finalist
4- Time Olympic Medalist, 5-Time Fed Cup Winning Team, Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2007!!!