Women's Five Set Match?

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  1. ChipNCharge

    ChipNCharge Professional

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    I was reading Gabriella Sabitini's bio on WTAtour.com and it says this: "Extended Monica Seles 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 before losing in the first-ever five-set season-ending championships final in 1990".

    Was this five set match just a one time thing for the WTA or what? Anyone know?

    Chip
     
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  2. dubsplayer

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    When the WTA year ending championship was in Madison Sq Garden the final use to be best of five.
     
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  3. Moose Malloy

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    The wta year end championship played a best of 5 set final from the early 80s to 1998. There was one other 5 set match-the '96 Graf-Hingis final. Hingis lost the 5th set 6-0, she was exhausted.
    There were a few 4 setters over the years as well.
    Its a shame they don't have it anymore.

    nice sig, thats a side of goran I'm sure many love.
     
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  4. migjam

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    I agree, I think that they should at least play 5 in the slams.
     
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  5. sandiegotennisboy

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    Equal Play 4 Equal Pay
     
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  6. Volly master

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    riggs/bille jean king.

    best of 5.

    but we all know how that ended up ;)
     
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  7. Warriorroger

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    It was an ugly side, only a handful of women, named Graf could easily play the five sets, Hingis was indeed exhausted, but also very young at the time. There was a lot of talk during the Graf era for five sets, only to keep Steffi on court longer, for she was famous for 40 minutes matches.
     
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