Saturday, July 28, 2007

Monica Seles def. Steffi Graf, Australian Open 1993

Monica Seles is a Yugoslavia-born, US-naturalized tennis player, whom I’ve admired for many, many years. According to her Wikipedia entry, Monica Seles is listed as the 13th greatest player of all times. She won 9 Grand Slams (4 Australian, 3 French and 2 US Opens). One of the matches I most enjoyed was her defeat of Steffi Graf in the 1993 Australian Open Final in three sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-2). During the first point of this match, you can see Monica Seles actually serving and volleying (even though she was more of a baseline player). This is one of the best matches in women’s tennis you’ll find.

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