Thursday, May. 21, 2009

Seles/Graf — 1992

Monica Seles won her third consecutive French Open (and sixth Grand Slam title of her career) by defeating Graf 6-2 3-6 10-8. That epic final set lasted 90 minutes and was notable for the typically resilient Graf saving five match points. But a shattered Seles would not be denied. "I think it was the most emotional match I've played ever, not just in a Grand Slam, but in any tournament", she said. Less than a year later, a deranged fan of Graf's would stab Seles during a match in Hamburg; Seles didn't return to competitive tennis for more than two years.

Read: "Why? It Hurts So Bad. Why Me?"