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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2010, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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What's the best a nation of players has done at their home tournament?

Looking at the Palermo draw, I see 5 Italians in the 2nd round, and I see that if they all win 5/8 quarterfinalists could be Italian Unlikely, but it still got me thinking:

Is there a tournament you remember in the past where the home players did really well? I'm more talking about smaller tournaments, so Serena and Venus in the US Open final doesn't really count

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Marbella?
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Marbella?
I mean in one year. Which year?

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2005 Australian Open

Lleyton Hewitt - Men's Singles Finalist (lt. Safin)
Alicia Molik - Women's Singles Quaterfinalist (lt. Davenport)
Kuznetsova/Molik - Women's Doubles Champions (def. Davenport/Morariu)


2005 Medibank International

Alicia Molik - Women's Singles Winner (def. Stosur)
Samantha Stosur - Women's Singles Finalist (lt. Molik)
Lleyton Hewitt - Men's Singles Winner (def. Minář)

Doubles Specialist Јеlena Jankovic
Crowd Favourite Victoria Azarenka
Former Tennis Player Petra Kvitová
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The Russians must've swept Moscow a couple of times.
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2004 Moscow
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Forget who won doubles.

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2005 Australian Open

Lleyton Hewitt - Men's Singles Finalist (lt. Safin)
Alicia Molik - Women's Singles Quaterfinalist (lt. Davenport)
Kuznetsova/Molik - Women's Doubles Champions (def. Davenport/Morariu)


2005 Medibank International

Alicia Molik - Women's Singles Winner (def. Stosur)
Samantha Stosur - Women's Singles Finalist (lt. Molik)
Lleyton Hewitt - Men's Singles Winner (def. Minář)
Add to 2005 AO
Stosur/Draper Mixed Doubles Champs.


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2002 US Open was a clean sweep for Americans in singles.
Final eight had 5 Americans-Rena, Vee, linds, Jen, and Monica.
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Palermo would be better with Schiavone, Garbin, and Vinci
What about Szavay winning Budapest two years in a row after losing in R1 at Wimbledon

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I don't remember the men's results, but the Russian women at Beijing 2008 swept the medals. However, I thought everyone played horible at the Olympics. Everyone!
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I don't remember the men's results, but the Russian women at Beijing 2008 swept the medals. However, I thought everyone played horible at the Olympics. Everyone!
your point is?
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Look at some of the 70s or 80s results at the US Open when US players made up more than 70% of the top 100 - there's probably at least one with 100% US quarter-finalists.
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Uzbekistani players at Tashkent

Iroda Tulyaganova: Winner 2000; Finalist 2006
Akgul Amanmuradova: Finalist 2005, 2009



Samantha Stosur: US Open Champion 2011

Cornet // Diyas // Jankovic // Dellacqua // Pironkova // Halep // Hingis
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Marbella?
Not that quick, little grasshopper
Madrid tournament 2001,
All Spanish semis with ASV, Ángeles Montolio, Pepa and Anabel

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