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Martina Hingis, during the 1999 French Open final.
This match is truly one of the most memorable French Open finals, and for all the wrong reasons.
Sixteen-year-old Martina Hingis squared off against Steffi Graf, who hadn’t won a Grand Slam since the 1996 U.S. Open.
Hingis, the favourite, was one set up and just three points from winning the second when Steffi turned the game around after a magnificent 32-stroke rally, which she eventually nicked with a graceful top-spin backhand.
Steffi took control from here on, as Hingis got overwhelmed and started disputing line-calls. She even crossed over the net (a strict no-no) to prove her point, which saw her get a penalty and was subject to constant boos from the Parisian crowd.
Hingis collapsed under the pressure and even resorted to serving under-hand in the final set, which was met by louder boos.
Graf took the match and tournament 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Hingis broke down after the match and her mother had to convince her to go and receive her runner-up trophy.