1995 US Open Final: Graf vs. Seles

May 29, 2011

New York, NY — Kultur/SRO Sports is proud to announce the DVD release of the 1995 US Open Women’s Final: Graf v. Seles. This electrifying match will all be available on DVD June 28, 2011 for a retail price of $19.99.

The 1995 US Open was one of the most anticipated in years, with all eyes on the comeback of fan favorite Monica Seles. Powered by her double-handed ground strokes off both sides, Seles won the US Open in 1991 and 1992 and looked to be on her way to a long reign at the top of the women’s game. But in April 1993, she was stabbed on-court during a match in Hamburg, Germany. Seles’ absence from the tour stretched more than two years, and she returned to competitive play only one month before the 1995 US Open, winning the Canadian Open in her first tournament back.

Seles’ return meant that the winners of the previous three US Open women’s singles titles—Seles (1992), Steffi Graf (1993) and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (1994)—would all be competing, as would 1990 US Open champion Gabriela Sabatini, 1994 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez and 1995 Australian Open champion Mary Pierce. In the end, it would come down to the two greatest players of their generation—Graf and Seles—meeting in the final. It would be the first time the two had faced each other since the final of the 1993 Australian Open—won by Seles in three sets—and the match did not disappoint.

There was a squandered set point in the opening stanza, a stunning 6-0 second set and, as of 2010, the last three-set women’s singles final at the US Open, with the winner decided by the slimmest of margins.