View Full Version : What was the first tennis match you remember seeing??

Farina Elia Fan
Apr 29th, 2004, 05:37 PM
Mine was Sam Smith beating Conchita Martinez at wimbledon in the third round!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

what about you lot??

Apr 29th, 2004, 05:45 PM
Think it was a Court-King game!

Apr 29th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Jana Novotna beating Sandra Kleinova :( at Wimbledon in '98.

Apr 29th, 2004, 06:10 PM
Martina Navratilova beating Chris Evert...1984 French Open final. :sad: :mad: :sad:

Apr 29th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Natasha Zvereva vs. Nathalie Tauziat, Wimbledon 1998. :mad:

First Live Match: Tian Tian Sun and Ting Li def. Liga D. and Bianka Lamade

Apr 29th, 2004, 06:19 PM
Graf vs. Seles RG 92

Live : Schett vs. Biogsniori in Sopot 93 or 94

Apr 29th, 2004, 06:20 PM
Barbara Rittner beating Sabine Appelmans :sad: at Knokke-Heist 1999

Apr 29th, 2004, 06:31 PM
Steffi Graf beating Martina Hingis in New York Championship 1996

Apr 29th, 2004, 06:31 PM
Seles def Mary Joe Fernandez at Rolland Garros in 1997 :) :)

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:05 PM
Monica Seles def. Anke Huber at Aus. Open 1996 final :sad:

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:06 PM
Boris Becker winning Wimbledon sometime early on.

For women it was the Wimbledon final that Martina won against Steffi ?1987.

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:07 PM
A Steffi Graf or Sabine Appelmans match but I don't know where or when :confused:

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:11 PM
Steffi Graf vs someone, I have no clue which event or when it happened :retard:

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:14 PM
For me it was the AO match with Venus and Lindsay, where Venus's beads were falling out and the umpire was giving her warnings. Watching Venus plead with the Umpire did something to my heart, i felt for her, and I guess because she is black my emotions for her was even more amplified. I 've loved her ever since!!She lost that day, but I've wanted to be a witness when triumphed in the future!!. I hated that Lindsay looked so unconcerned during the whole ordeal!!I'm still a fan of her's though!!

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:14 PM
Steffi Graf v Jana Novotna at Wimbledon 1993

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:39 PM
some FO-final between Steffi and Aranxta, don't remember the year, 1994 I think...

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:50 PM
Tim Henman beating Richard Krijcek who was the defending champion in 1997, at Wimbledon.

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:50 PM
well i watched wimbledon every year snce i was a kid an we got a telly so i have no idea but wimbly 2001 was the moment i first became a fan of Jenny so that is all thats important to me :p

Apr 29th, 2004, 07:54 PM
seles def. somebody in the french open...dont remember the match though

Apr 29th, 2004, 08:22 PM
Monica Seles def. Gabriela Sabatini in the finals of Virginia Slims championships 1990.

Venus Forever
Apr 29th, 2004, 09:58 PM
On T.V.: Lindsay Davenport def. Steffi Graf at Wimbledon 1999

Too bad I don't remember one bit of that match.

Live: Anna Kournikova def. Conchita Martinez at the 2000 Chase Championships

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:02 PM
Sampras def. Agassi 95 US Open

But, I don't remember much of the match. I became hooked at the 2000 Wimbledon; Venus def. Hingis

Venus Forever
Apr 29th, 2004, 10:05 PM
I became hooked at the 2000 Wimbledon; Venus def. HingisThat's exactly where my interest really took a strong hold.

I've also seen Hingis def. Venus (US Open SF 1999) Serena def. Hingis (US Open F 1999) and Pierce def. Martinez (RG 2000) to get my interest started up, but that Venus vs. Hingis match is what got me hooked for life.

I remember how I was rooting for Venus full-heartedly, and that was where I truly took an interest in Venus' game and the sport.

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:07 PM
That's exactly where my interest really took a strong hold.

I've also seen Hingis def. Venus (US Open SF 1999) Serena def. Hingis (US Open F 1999) and Pierce def. Martinez (RG 2000) to get my interest started up, but that Venus vs. Hingis match is what got me hooked for life.

I remember how I was rooting for Venus full-heartedly, and that was where I truly took an interest in Venus' game and the sport.
I hadn't seen any Venus match before that quarter. From that point on though I was a die hard. Since I've seen almost every match the girl has ever played :lol:

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:07 PM
Martina Hingis def. Sandrine Testud, dont remember which tournament nor what year :angel:

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:13 PM
on TV or real life?

TV: Martina Hingis in Wimbly, 1998.. i think? anyways, that was how i began to be a fan of tennis:worship: :D

Real Life: think it was 2001, Rogers Cup in Toronto, Jen Capriati vs. Daniela Hantuchova :D :bounce: thats how i became a Daniela fan :worship: :p :D

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:27 PM
McEnroe -v- Borg Breakfast @Wimbledon 1980

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:28 PM
Also remember Riggs -v- BJK, but that was a farce

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:48 PM
McEnroe -v- Borg Breakfast @Wimbledon 1980
Whew, damn babe and I was feeling old after reading some of the posts on here.......mine was the 81 US Open final Austin/Navratilova.

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:52 PM
men's: goran vs. becker in 1996
women's: majoli vs. hingis at RG 1997

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:53 PM
btw, as far as live matches go:

Norman vs. Tarango in Umag for men
Graf vs. Tauziat and Seles vs. Davenport in Philly (saw the matches back2back) :hearts:

Apr 29th, 2004, 10:56 PM
On TV: Wimbledon Quarter-Final 1975: Virginia Wade vs. Evonne Goolagong.
Live: Bremar Cup semi-finals, Crystal Palace 1977: Virginia Wade thrashing Virginia Ruzici, and Billie Jean King squeaking past Betty Stove in a three-setter.

Apr 29th, 2004, 11:02 PM
McEnroe -v- Borg Breakfast @Wimbledon 1980
bingo!! That's the first one I can remember but I had probably watched it before that.

Apr 29th, 2004, 11:05 PM
The first match i saw was the wimbledon 1999 final graf-davenport on nbc. I didnt really get the score but I watched it :p

Apr 29th, 2004, 11:05 PM
The first tennis match that I ever saw on TV was:

Serena Williams vs. Jennifer Capriati: 01' Wimbledon. I liked Serena since then because I thought she was funny when she grunted. The match after that I saw Venus Williams vs. Justine Henin in the Wimbledon final, and I remember that the final was delayed until Monday due to rain. And then my 3rd ever match was Chanda Rubin vs. Amelie Mauresmo at US Open 2001, Chanda threw up on court, and that would be the last time she has ever lost to her as of present.

Apr 30th, 2004, 12:30 AM
1st match on TV that I payed attention to was Graf v ASV Roland Garros 1989. I do remember seeing bits of Wimbledon before then, from about 1988 onwards, but can't remember watching a match.

i watched wimbledon 89, and the seles v graf 1990 Berlin and Roland Garros. from then on, i watched tennis avidly until about 1996, when i moved away frommy parents and no longer had satellite tv :(

Apr 30th, 2004, 12:41 AM
Television - Mcenroe/Borg and Evert/Cawley 1980 Wimbledon.

LIVE - Evert/Hanika - Commonwealth Bank Classic Round Robin Exhibition from 1983/84....
other players included Shriver, Jaeger, Mandlikova, Bonder, BJ King and Turnbull.

Apr 30th, 2004, 12:49 AM
TV - Hingis VS Pierce at the 1997 Australian Open :)

Live - Shelley Stephens VS Kristen Van Elden at the 2000 10K Wodonga event :)

Apr 30th, 2004, 12:51 AM
i know i saw hingis sometime, but the match i remember seeing all the way through was davenport vs. pierce in 98, i think it was......im not sure what tourney it was, but pierce beat hingis in the semis.

does anyone know what tournament im talking about? it was part of the hard court circuit and i believe lindsay beat pierce like 2 an 0 or something like that.

Apr 30th, 2004, 01:20 AM
Warsaw 1998
SF: S.Farina def. M.Grzybowska 4-6 6-4 4-2 ret. :sad:

Apr 30th, 2004, 01:47 AM
It was sometime in the late 70's before my dad went to prison and he really liked Chris. Chris was playing Martina at Wimbledon (I recall it was grass), and my dad was screaming at Chris on the TV to "go to the net you dummy" and of course Chris did not go to the net. There was a lot of "advantage Navratilova" around in all the matches I watched at that time. That totally should have been the title of her autobiography, or at least someone's. What a great title. Anyway, right around this time I asked my dad if Martina would beat Chris again and he responded that Martina was playing too good, she would win, even though he preferred Chris. I don't remember the match or the year, but it was before 1980 because that's when my dad went to prison. It must have been 1978 or 1979.

Apr 30th, 2004, 05:55 AM
HK exibition matches QF 03:
Rubin bt LenaD :sobbing:

Apr 30th, 2004, 06:05 AM
Novotna vs Basuki Wimbledon QF'97 or 96

May 1st, 2004, 04:02 AM
1997 French Open 4th Round: Seles def Pierce 6-4, 7-5

May 1st, 2004, 04:16 AM
I'm sure I saw some tennis matches as a kid (I knew who Evert, McEnroe, Connors et al. were), but the first one I remember actively watching and having any interest in was Navratilova winning her last Wimbledon in 1990.

Mateo Mathieu
May 1st, 2004, 05:09 AM
Dokic def. Sanchez-Vicario at the Hopman Cup 1999

May 1st, 2004, 05:23 AM
erm...i think it was Graf vs Hingis at Roland Garros. can't remember which year. but i remember they deuced a few million times in one game.

May 1st, 2004, 05:23 AM
Krasnoroutskaya d. Daniilidou at the Rogers AT&T Cup 2003 in Canada. I also saw Martina Navratilova that day too!

May 1st, 2004, 07:54 AM
pat rafter def. mark philippoussis us open final 98

May 1st, 2004, 08:04 AM
Schutlz McCarthy - Coetzer, 95 Hopman Cup, I was um, 8.

May 1st, 2004, 08:28 AM
capriati-sabatini,quarter final at the italian open 1990