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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2002, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Favorite Seles grandslam match wins

Make a top 8 out of all these incredible matches that Monica won in grandslams against other greats:

1990 French Open final: Seles def. Graf 7-6, 6-4
(winning her first grandslam by beating Graf for the 2nd time in the same month and ending her domination)

1991 US Open final: Seles def. Navratilova 7-6, 6-1
(winning her first US Open by crushing one of the all-time greats Navratilova in a great grandslam match)

1992 French Open final: Seles def. Graf 6-2, 3-6, 10-8
(winning a record 3rd consecutive french open by beating Graf the no.2 player in an important classic grandslam match)

1992 Wimbledon semi: Seles def. Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-4
(scoring her biggest win on grass by defeating the all-time greatest grass player in a Wimbledon grandslam match-up)

1993 Australien final: Seles def. Graf 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
(solidfying her status as the no.1 player by beating Graf in a grandslam for a 3rd consecutive Australien)

1998 French Open: Seles def. Hingis 6-3, 6-2
(beating in a grandslam probably her biggest nemesis, days after her dad passed away and ending a 5 streak loss to her)

1999 Australien quarter: Seles def. Graf 7-5, 6-1
(scoring a dominating and important first win over Graf in 6 years that was full of many sad moments for Monica such as the stabbing and the death of her father and doing it in a grandslam)

2002 Australien quarter: Seles def. Venus 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
(finally beating Venus after 6 losses and doing it in their biggest match, in a grandslam)

These are probably the 8 biggest wins of Monica's career because they were scored against some of the biggest champions of the game and they also happened in GRANDSLAMS. The ranking of your top 8 does not necessarly have to be only in terms of how entertaining the match were, but the importance/meaning of the matches should also be considered too...

P.S: Monica has also beaten other great champions many times in grandslams like Capriati (5 times), Pierce (2 times), Novotna (3 times), Sanchez-Vicario (4 times) etc. but I think that the 8 matches that I mentionned had a bigger importance...

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I haven't seen THE 1992 FRENCH FINAL but I love watching Monica on clay so I think that would be my favourite.

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You make a good choice
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1991 Oz Final
d. Novotna 5.7 6.3 6.1
Such determination after being down a set early on.

1991 US Semi
d. Capriati 6.3 3.6 7.6
They both hit soooo hard and sooo close to the line. Awesome match!
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I would go with Monica's victory over Graf at the Australian Final of '93 I believe the score was 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, the last two sets were just phenomenal tennis and it really seemed as if Seles had finally gotten the upper hand in their rivarly...alas it was not meant to be.
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