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Random Tennis Trivia

This thread is about obscure tennis trivia about players. I found this one reading Mauresmo's career highlights:

joined Majoli, Graf, S. Williams, V. Williams and Capriati as only players to d. Hingis and Davenport in same tournament

Only 5 people beat Hingis and Davenport in the same tourney??
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This one is kind of obvious, but Kim Clijsters is the only world number 1 never to win a major title!!
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The only player ever to hand Serena a 6-0 set in WTA tour history? MJF
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Serena's first clay semi came at the 2002 German Open, after about 4-5 full years on tour!!
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This is from Venus' profile:

won doubles title to complete career Grand Slam (w/S. Williams), one of five teams to accomplish the feat

I wonder who the other teams are. I know Nav/Shriver is one.
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Nadia Petrova is the highest ranked player ever on the rankings to not have won a title.
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Here's some more from Venus:

at New Haven, joining an elite list of players who won a tournament at least four straight years in Open Era (Austin, Evert, Goolagong, Graf, C. Martinez, Navratilova, Seles and Shriver); also won Gold Coast (d. Henin in final for 15th consecutive Top 10 win) 24-match and two-Grand Slam win streaks were halted by Seles in Australian Open QF
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This thread is about obscure tennis trivia about players. I found this one reading Mauresmo's career highlights:

joined Majoli, Graf, S. Williams, V. Williams and Capriati as only players to d. Hingis and Davenport in same tournament

Only 5 people beat Hingis and Davenport in the same tourney??
Does anyone know when Majoli did it?
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Probably when Iva won Tokyo in 1996...not sure though.
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One more for Momo:

was only player in 2003 to defeat both Williams sisters (Clijsters-2002, Hingis-2001, Davenport-2000);
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Some Arantxa trivia from wtatour.com -

* only player to d. Graf, Seles and Hingis while they all held the No. 1 ranking

* only player to beat both Graf and Seles in Grand Slam singles finals

* only player to d. Graf five times in singles finals during 1990s

* only player to win two 6-0 sets vs. Graf

* has won more medals for Spain (four: two Silver, two Bronze) than any athlete

* Is one of an elite list of five players to defeat Graf three or more times in one year (Evert, Navratilova, Sabatini and Coetzer are the others)

* holds Fed Cup records for number of ties played (58) and number of rubbers won (72)


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Does anyone know when Majoli did it?
RG 1997. Def Davy 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in R of 16 and Hingis 6-4, 6-2 in F.
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One about Serena:

fastest woman in tennis history to record five Top 10 victories (16 pro matches), breaking previous record set by Seles in 1989 (in her 33rd match)

Serena was an exceptional one, wasn't she??
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One about Serena:

fastest woman in tennis history to record five Top 10 victories (16 pro matches)
5 top 10 players defeated in her first 16 matches?!



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