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GoDominique
Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pXZ8C_01_c

Starting at 4:35, Jana leading 4-1 40-30 in the final set. :o
You should watch the earlier points too though because Jana played some excellent points there.

And afterwards she claimed that she was NOT nervous. :lol:

Lunaris
Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:33 AM
Ahh Jana, she had used to have bad luck before that 1998 triumph, for which I am grateful.

furrykitten
Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:35 AM
When she cried on the court after that loss, it was the most emotional I've ever seen any tennis player, I loved watching Jana Novotna :worship:

Filippo-Nastya
Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:37 AM
Noooo GoDominique, I hate that match, it's a torture for me.
Graf-Novotna Wimbledon 1993 (I was only 10 y.o. but I remember everything) and JHH-Nastya Athens 2004 are my 2 biggest tennis-nightmares.

moby
Oct 3rd, 2006, 12:19 PM
It wasn't that bad. OK she played a few poor points in the 4-1 game, but she got it together and got a break point in the very next game, only to have Steffi hit a brilliant backhand pass. That was when she broke down completely. She was still up a break then. :tape:

Who cares about the 93 final when we've got the 98 one? Jana. :hearts:

TS
Oct 3rd, 2006, 12:21 PM
I'm tempted to click, but I simply cannot watch.

The mother of all chokes, absolutely.

Jana :worship:

Jogi
Oct 3rd, 2006, 12:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2tgVp2hMwQ

'98 Final :)

!<blocparty>!
Oct 3rd, 2006, 12:52 PM
I've never seen that before, how awful for Jana. :sad: I bet she played absolutely amazing grass court tennis in that second set.

She won it once, at least. :D