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Old 10-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #59
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I thought that Hingis was going to her get her RG title in 1998, when she was bidding to hold all 4 majors at the same time.

When she reached the semis, her route to the title was facing Seles in the semis who she had a 5-0 record against (with 2 wins on clay), and ASV in the final who she had a 5-1 record against (with a crushing win at RG the previous year).

Of course Seles's father had died of stomach cancer less than two weeks earlier so that was such tough time emotionally for her.

However in that semi she hit her groundstrokes so deep and hard, keeping her pinned back with her power and angles.

Hingis was prone to getting overpowed in a big RG match (Majoli had blown her off the court in the final the previous year).
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