It was the first match outside the British grasscourt season I watched. Can't remember much about it though. Hingis was just coming back from her horsey injury, but it's probably true overconfidance was the real reason. And Iva was a good player, and would have acheived more without all the injuries, so it's not that strange.croat123 said:Iva played the tournament of her career and martina was simply too over-comfident in the final
this match might have changed tennis history had it gone the other way, but i'm so happy iva won
BTW, this is the first women's tennis match i ever watched!
It was her ankle, I think, and I'm fairly sure she did have surgery on it. There's a small item in Ace magazine from the time about it, but I can't be arsed to dig it out now. She did miss all the clay court warm ups though.Kart said:I don't think she had any surgery.
I played perfect tennis in that final, Hingis just ran out of gas, and Iva kept moving her around the court, hitting winners all over the places. I had never seen Iva play so well. She kind of turned on just in time to take her only grand slam title.mexicotrip said:1997 french open final...What happened?
Too much partying was the rumour, although that's probably less true now.brunof said:Hmm, What is up with Iva now? She has had a terrible year, and I expected more. I hope she doesn't take another plunge in the rankings. Commitment seems to be a problem, and frankly it makes me sad. So much talent there, especially on the clay.