All­time great Mar­garet Court, 31,

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served and volleyed to out­last Chris Evert, 18, mak­ing her first ap­pear­ance at Roland Gar­ros, 6­7 (5), 7­6 (6), 6­4, in a su­perb fi­nal to win the 1973 French Open. Evert led 5­4 in the cru­cial sec­ond­set tiebreaker. But Court hit two vol­leys win­ners, and Evert lobbed over the base­line, to turn the match around.

Rafael Nadal won a per­fectly played 7­0 tiebreaker, fin­ish­ing with a fore­hand win­ner, against Juan Martin del Potro to pre­vail 1­6, 6­4, 6­1, 7­6, clinch­ing host Spain’s 3­1 vic­tory over Ar­gentina in the 2011 Davis Cup fi­nal.

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