#tbt Johan Kriek: US Open Semi-Finalist and twice Quarterfinalist

#tbt As posted on Twitter by @ThisDayInTennis: “Sept. 3, 1980: @johankriek wins last 5-points of 5th-set tie-break, beats Wojtek Fibak 46 62 36 61 76(5) in @USOpen quarterfinals.” Johan faced Björn Borg in the semi-final and was up 2 sets to 0 before losing to Borg in 5 sets. Picture on the right: Johan Kriek with Wojtek Fibak taken at the US Open Goes Polish event in NYC last year.

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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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