On this day in tennis history Kriek faces Edberg in a final

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As mentioned on Twitter today by @ThisDayInTennis: #Sept. 29, 1985: Stefan Edberg, 19, wins first ATP singles title on US soil, beats @johankriek 64 62 in San Francisco final.”

As you can see on the collage, Johan beat John McEnroe in that tournament.

What’s interesting is that besides Stefan Edberg, John McEnroe, Boris Becker as well as Michael Chang all won their first big tournaments against Johan in the finals. Johan was able to get revenge against all of the players except for Becker, whom he only faced twice in his career.

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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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