As we all know, Monica Seles has a terrible head-2-head record against Martina Hingis. 14-4. But I discovered one strange statistic:
All four of Monica's victories are in semifinals.
Here are the records:
In finals, Martina leads Monica 7-0
In quarterfinals, Martina leads Monica 3-0
But in semifinals they are even 4-4.
I'm not saying Monica will therefore win tonight, because obviously Martina has won just as many semfinals, but I thought it was a weird and interesting fact. Any explanations? Has Monica been too tired for the finals? Is Martina less focussed in a semifinal?