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The US Open women's finals

Did you know that there hasn't been any US Open finals in 3 sets since the 1995 final between Graf and Seles??? Strange, since almost all the semifinals are incredible 3-setters:

1997
SF V. Williams def. Spirla 7-6, 4-6, 7-6

1998
SF Hingis def. Novotna 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

1999
SF S. Williams def. Davenport 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
SF Hingis def. V. Williams 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

2000
SF V. Williams def. Hingis 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

2002
SF V. Williams def. Mauresmo 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

2003
SF Henin-Hardenne def. Capriati 4-6, 7-5, 7-6

2004
SF Kuznetsova def. Davenport 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
SF Dementieva def. Capriati 6-0, 2-6, 7-6

2005
SF Pierce def. Dementieva 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
SF Clijsters def. Sharapova 6-2, 6-7, 6-3

2006
SF Henin-Hardenne def. Jankovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
SF Sharapova def. Mauresmo 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

So the last 7 US Open semifinals have been in 3 sets, that's quite a streak!

I thought it was interesting fact about the US Open, and I have to say most of the finals have been quite one-sided (1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
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Re: The US Open women's finals

how about this:

U.S. women's champions have won their titles without losing a set:

1976 Chris Evert 12-0
1977 Chris Evert 14-0
1978 Chris Evert (b) 12-0
1983 Martina Navratilova 14-0
1987 Martina Navratilova 14-0

here onwards are our favorites:
So I guess if your not here ....

1992 Monica Seles 14-0
1996 Steffi Graf 14-0
1997 Martina Hingis 14-0
1998 Lindsay Davenport 14-0
2001 Venus Williams 14-0
2002 Serena Williams 14-0

Martina Hingis Princess of the WTA!
43 Singles Titles 37 Doubles Titles 1 Mixed Doubles Title
Singles: TI-17 TII-15 TIII-4 Doubles: TI-13 TII-13; 26 S-RUP 14 D-RUP
5 Singles Grandslams, 9 Doubles Grandslam, 1 Mixed Grandslam
2x Single, 2x Double WTA Tour Championships Winner (2 S-RUP)
209 weeks at no.1 (4th place, max consecutive: 80&73), 3x no.1 year ender
No.1 both in singles & doubles for 35 weeks. (1 of 5)
Calendar Doubles Grandslam Winner (1 of 4)/Rank 4 or higher - 6 straight yrs

Chris Evert Queen of the WTA!
18 Singles Grandslams (record 7 French) 16 Singles Grandslams Runner-up
157 Singles Titles, 7x no.1 year ender (never ranked lower than 4 in career: 18 yrs)
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Longest match - 2 hours 47 minutes:

QF, 1985 Steffi Graf vs Pam Shriver 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-4)

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Blame Stupid Super Saturday!
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Longest match - 2 hours 47 minutes:

QF, 1985 Steffi Graf vs Pam Shriver 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-4)
What a relief that match ended.....

Martina Hingis Princess of the WTA!
43 Singles Titles 37 Doubles Titles 1 Mixed Doubles Title
Singles: TI-17 TII-15 TIII-4 Doubles: TI-13 TII-13; 26 S-RUP 14 D-RUP
5 Singles Grandslams, 9 Doubles Grandslam, 1 Mixed Grandslam
2x Single, 2x Double WTA Tour Championships Winner (2 S-RUP)
209 weeks at no.1 (4th place, max consecutive: 80&73), 3x no.1 year ender
No.1 both in singles & doubles for 35 weeks. (1 of 5)
Calendar Doubles Grandslam Winner (1 of 4)/Rank 4 or higher - 6 straight yrs

Chris Evert Queen of the WTA!
18 Singles Grandslams (record 7 French) 16 Singles Grandslams Runner-up
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What a relief that match ended.....
It was a relief for Steffi. Not so much for Pam though. Imagine how long that match would have lasted in the pre-tiebreak era.

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how about this:

U.S. women's champions have won their titles without losing a set:

1976 Chris Evert 12-0
1977 Chris Evert 14-0
1978 Chris Evert (b) 12-0
1983 Martina Navratilova 14-0
1987 Martina Navratilova 14-0

here onwards are our favorites:
So I guess if your not here ....

1992 Monica Seles 14-0
1996 Steffi Graf 14-0
1997 Martina Hingis 14-0
1998 Lindsay Davenport 14-0
2001 Venus Williams 14-0
2002 Serena Williams 14-0
2001 was unbelievable for Venus. No one even took her to a 7-5 set.

62 63
62 62
63 64
64 60
63 61
64 62
62 64

Those were her sets. I think Hingis had one 7-5; I know Serena and Lindsay did.
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interesting!
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Hingis 1997

60 61
61 62
75 62
60 62
63 62
62 64
60 64

Lindsay 1998

60 62
61 61
62 61
61 64
60 64
64 64
63 75

Serena 2002

62 63
60 61
61 61
61 61
62 62
63 75
64 63

All of these including Vee's in 01 are

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Those were her sets. I think Hingis had one 7-5; I know Serena and Lindsay did.
Against Elena Likhovtseva, no less!
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2001 was unbelievable for Venus. No one even took her to a 7-5 set.

62 63
62 62
63 64
64 60
63 61
64 62
62 64

Those were her sets. I think Hingis had one 7-5; I know Serena and Lindsay did.
Interesting, but Serena lost less games than Venus 29<36. So was it really so unbelievable. So did Lindsay 32 and Hingis 28

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Interesting, but Serena lost less games than Venus 29<36. So was it really so unbelievable.
Yea! Didnt Serena crush Babsi Schett like 60 60 in the third round?
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Yea! Didnt Serena crush Babsi Schett like 60 60 in the third round?
That was RG in 03

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Hingis 1997

60 61
61 62
75 62
60 62
63 62
62 64
60 64

Lindsay 1998

60 62
61 61
62 61
61 64
60 64
64 64
63 75

Serena 2002

62 63
60 61
61 61
61 61
62 62
63 75
64 63

All of these including Vee's in 01 are
Navratilova 1983
6-1 6-0
6-2 6-1
6-2 6-2
6-0 6-1
6-0 6-3
6-2 6-1
6-1 6-3

The 19 games she lost are the lowest ever for a winner of a Grand Slam singles event with a draw of 128. Chris Evert in the final was the only player to keep Navratilova on court for more than an hour.

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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Navratilova 1983
6-1 6-0
6-2 6-1
6-2 6-2
6-0 6-1
6-0 6-3
6-2 6-1
6-1 6-3

The 19 games she lost are the lowest ever for a winner of a Grand Slam singles event with a draw of 128. Chris Evert in the final was the only player to keep Navratilova on court for more than an hour.
Whoa ... that's a dominate run.
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