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LegendsofTennis
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:12 PM
On the 6th of June 1992 Monica Seles won her third consecutive French Open title, and the sixth Grand Slam title of her career, beating Steffi Graf in a classic match.

After coming back from a paralyzing first set, Steffi Graf valiantly rescued herself from five match points. But because of the killer instincts of Monica, who was the No.1 player in the world, the herculean effort by Steffi to reclaim a title she last held in 1988 was in vain, and she lost.

The 6-2 3-6 10-8 victory by Monica required 2 hours 43 minutes of effort from the participants and, more important, made the exhausted Yugoslav the first woman in 55 years to win three straight French Open titles. The last woman to have such a hold on the event was Hilde Sperling of Germany from 1935 to 1937.

The final set lasted 91 minutes. Monica served three times to end the match and had to struggle to get past Steffi’s most determined Grand Slam campaign since she defeated Gabriela Sabatini in last year’s Wimbledon final.

“I think it was the most emotional match I’ve played ever, not just in a Grand Slam, but in any tournament”, Monica said afterwards.

morbidangle
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Blast from the past... plz!

eck
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Come one day, this will all change for you kiddo.

That's when Maria's in the final ;)

LegendsofTennis
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:35 PM
:)

spiritedenergy
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Come one day, this will all change for you kiddo.

That's when Maria's in the final ;)

:lol: Never.

eck
Jun 7th, 2008, 04:42 PM
:haha:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Spamspam... someone's after your title of "Best ever spammer in TennisForum.com!"

Steff_forever
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:19 PM
for sure, really thrilled me to my bones

best match ever though Steffi lost it - I still love it

hingis-seles
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:26 PM
They don't make that kind of tennis and those kind of players anymore.

Olórin
Jun 7th, 2008, 05:32 PM
A classic, but still overrated imo, the 1996 and 1999 finals were better, as were the 1987 and 1985 finals preceding it.

LegendsofTennis
Jun 7th, 2008, 06:39 PM
1992 French Video


http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=12847701