Johan Kriek beats Fibak on this day at US Open 1980

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As mentioned on Twitter today by @ThisDayInTennis: “Sept. 3, 1980: @johankriek wins the last 5 points of 5th-set tie-break, beats Wojtek Fibak 46 62 36 61 76(5) in #USOpen quarterfinals” @usopen @usopenlive On the picture: Johan Kriek with Wojtek Fibak taken at the 2013 US Open Goes Polish party in NYC (a pre US Open players’ event)

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Daga Mrozek Kriek began playing tennis at the age of 9, in her native country, Poland, achieving the number 3 ranking in Juniors for three consecutive years. She has also excelled in collegiate tennis at Virginia Tech where she played for four years on a full athletic scholarship. She was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1996 and was a member of the Atlantic 10 Championship Team from 1996 to 1999.

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