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The 6h 21min Match

The Becker vs. McEnroe, 1987 Davis Cup match was one of the most thrilling and legendary tennis matches in the sports history. It was undoubtedly one of the longest of them- The two Tennis legends battled on the court for 6 hours and 22 minutes and finally the younger of them won. Beker won the game after 5 sets: 4–6, 15–13, 8–10, 6–2, 6–2.

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Kriek the first

At the age of 23, Johan Kriek becomes the first South African tennis player to win the Australian Open tournament, after he beats Steve Denton at the final, in 4 sets: 6–2, 7–6(1), 6–7(1), 6–4. The title won him 64,000 U.S dollars.

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Gaël Monfils

Monfils Can Fly

U.S Open, Men’s Singles 1st Round: The French player Gael Monfils shows again and again his amazing athletic skills on the court, while his rival, Grigor Dimitrov, fails to keep up.

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McEnroe’s year

John McEnroe , a rebel with a cause – Wining- In 1979 John McEnroe established himself as one of the best tennis players in the world. he won 10 singles titles, including the U.S Open. He also won 16 doubles titles, including Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

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Don Budge

Budge’s Grand Slam

Don Budge becomes the first ever tennis player to win the grand slam, winning all 4 tournaments: Wimbledon and the Australian, French, and U.S championships in one year.

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Carlos Moya Wins

1998 Roland Garros: a young Spanish tennis player by the name of – Carlos Moya, easily wins the tournament, beating the (and his friend) Favorited Alex Corretja at the final, in 3 sets.

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Wade Wins Wimbledon

Virginia Wade, the British tennis player wins the Wimbledon singles title in her 16 appearance in the tournament. At the finals wade faced Betty Stove (Dutch tennis player) and took the game in 3 sets.

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Bill Tilden

Big Bill

Bill Tilden, Tennis hero in action- the American tennis player and hero, wins the singles title at the Wimbledon tournament. ‘Big Bill’ dominated men tennis, on a world level, throughout the 1920s.

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Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson wins

The Afro-American tennis player, Althea Gibson, beats Darlene Hard at Wimbledon finals and becomes the first black to win the Wimbledon title. Gibson had to withstand hostile comments from the audience.

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Vera Zvonareva Wins

The amazing run of Vera Zvonareva to the final of Indian wells open 2009. She defeated 5th seed Ana Ivanovic and won the title. Portraying great form, Vera also won the doubles event.

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Maria defeats #1!

Maria Sharapova faced #1 S. Williams in Wimbledon finals 2004. Only 17, Maria smoked Williams in a quick 6-1, 6-4 match, winning her first Grand Slam title and becoming the first Russian woman to win Wimbledon!

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Anna Kournikova

Teen beats Steffi

Anna Kournikova, 17, faced Steffi Graf, 29, in the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne Open. Graf, far more experienced was favored to win. Despite hurting her hand in the game, Anna won 6-7, 6-3, 6-4!

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Venus wins Wimbledon

#14 seed V. Williams had never beaten #1 seed Davenport going into the 2005 Wimbledon finals. Despite Davenport’s lead, including several match point chances, Venus held on to win Wimbledon for the third time!

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Serena is THE champ!

At Bank of the West tourny, S. Williams battled into the semis, where she smoked Sharapova in about an hour to win straight sets. In the finals she beat Bartoli, serving a damn good game and claiming the title!

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