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The Greatest title run by a WTA player in Miami: Steffi Graf in 1987

Steffi Graf's run in 1987!

Key Biscayne USA WT 23 Feb 1987 to 08 Mar 1987 Entry : DAHard (O)
128 W Manon BOLLEGRAF (NED) 6-1 6-2
64 W Elise BURGIN (USA) 6-3 6-4
32 W Sara GOMER (GBR) 6-1 6-0
16 W Kathrin KEIL (USA) 6-0 6-1
QF W Lisa BONDER (USA) 6-0 6-1
SF W Martina NAVRATILOVA (USA) 6-3 6-2
FR W Chris EVERT (USA) 6-1 6-2
She dropped 21 games in 7 matches. An average of 3 per match.

She defeated Martina and Chris back-to-back dropping a combined 8 games!



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Very Impressive. This is pretty impressive too
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64W Maureen DRAKE (CAN) 6-1 6-4
32W Anne-Gaelle SIDOT (FRA) 6-0 6-3
16W Kim CLIJSTERS (BEL) 6-0 6-4
QFW Amanda COETZER (RSA) 6-3 6-1
SFW Monica SELES (USA) 6-0 6-0
FRW Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 6-3 6-2
It's Hingis 2000 Run.

21 Games lost in 6 matches (about 3.5 a match) the last four opponents were classy to say the least.

64W Lilia OSTERLOH (USA) 7-5 6-1
32W Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) 6-1 6-0
16W Marissa IRVIN (USA) 6-1 6-4
QFW Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-4 6-0
SFW Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 6-2 6-2
FRW Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-5 7-6(4)
Serena's 2002 Run.

Jenn kinda screwed it up, but it's very notable for the way she dealt with Hingis and Venus.
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Thanks for those, Robbie. Some very great title runs, definitely.

Martina was such a smart player and was so good at playing in difficult conditions. And definitely a HUGE win over Lindsay in the final after losing to her at YEC, AO and IW (where she blew a 6-4, 4-2 lead) in the finals.

Serena's run was just She swatted Martina and Venus aside like they were Nathalie Tauziat or something. Jennifer was always a problem for Serena and that she managed to come out on top in such tight straight-sets win was HUGE for her.

But the way, Steffi manhandled Chris and Martina, two of the very greatest women to play tennis. And it was when she was a teenager and before she won her first major.

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Thanks for the stats.
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Thanx for that.



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If I can remember correctly, that was the first time she beat them both back-to-back like that. The first time any player had since Hana Mandlikova did it at the 1985 US Open...

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yes, with 17 or 18 players like Steffi, Monica, Martina H, & Masha K have been/are really fascinating and make impressive wins. They also have bright winning streaks at this age. But it's around 22 to 24 a really historic player has to prove her consistency at the top ...


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