Most Dominant Performances By a Single Player in a Tourney - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Berlin_Calling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Monaco
Posts: 6,966
                     
Most Dominant Performances By a Single Player in a Tourney

Seeing all the 'most dominating' or 'in the zone' threads recently, it reminded me of some dominant performances by players in a single tournament.

Mary Pierce lost 12 games in 5 matches enroute to her title at Hilton Head in 2000.

2 Pierce def Leon Garcia 6-1 6-1
3 Pierce def Pistolesi 6-1 6-2
qtr Pierce def Dokic 6-3 6-1
sf Pierce def Seles 6-1 6-1
f Pierce def Sanchez-Vicario 6-0 6-1

Pierce also lost 11 games before being routed by Hingis in the 1998 Aussie Open quarters

1 Pierce def Li 6-0 6-0
2 Pierce def Torrens Valero 6-1 6-2
3 Pierce def Barabanschikova 7-5 6-3
4 Pierce def Nagyova 6-0 6-0
qtr Hingis def Pierce 6-2 6-3

azarenka - pavlyuchenkova - li - jankovic
garcia - bencic - paszek - rus - kanepi - kuznetsova - stephens
bouchard - karatantcheva - larcher de brito - voegele - lim - mladenovic

mary pierce - forever #1
vaidisova - kournikova - golovin - henin
the boys - federer - gasquet - del potro - haase - nishikori
Berlin_Calling is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:17 AM
I'm so current, I'm tomorrow.
 
AjdeNate!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: The City by the Lake.
Posts: 49,157
                     
I was gonna say 2000 Hilton Head... but you already did.
Best week I've ever seen - and some stiff clay competition in there too!
AjdeNate! is offline  
post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:37 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 43,998
                     
Why brining all those stats when in the end Mary didn´t win?!

Serena´s 00 Wimbledon was EVEN MORE impressive, but in the end it doesn´t matter because she didn´t win the tournament.

Always bet on black!
Can you handle the truth?
The truth:
Serena Williams: Greatest African-American tennisplayer in history
21 majors:6366


Official Prince of the Royal Court
bandabou is offline  
post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:59 AM
Senior Member
 
jd4eva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,206
                     
I have to agree with Chris.

The most impressive performance has to be mary in Hilton Head 2000......there was no way anyone could have beaten her that week, simply breathtaking stuff.
jd4eva is offline  
post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 03:02 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
CharlDa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 30,788
                     
Great week it was by Mary....Also Venus in Hamburg in 2000 I think....And Kim in Luxemburg last year!

CharlDa is offline  
post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 03:25 AM
Senior Member
 
tennisIlove09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 44,073
                     
What about Venus at the 01 Hamburg?

R16 Gala Leon Garcia (ESP) W 6-1 6-2
QF Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) W 6-1 6-1
SF Jelena Dokic (YUG) W 6-3 6-1
F Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) W 6-3 6-0

12 games lost
tennisIlove09 is offline  
post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 03:27 AM
Senior Member
 
tennisIlove09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 44,073
                     
If we are talking about players who didn't win the event, but were still dominate:

Serena
2000 Wimbledon (until Venus)
2000 US Open (until Lindsay)
2001 Australian (until Martina)

Venus
2002 French (until Serena)
2003 Australian (Until Serena)
tennisIlove09 is offline  
post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Berlin_Calling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Monaco
Posts: 6,966
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by bandabou
Why brining all those stats when in the end Mary didn´t win?!

Serena´s 00 Wimbledon was EVEN MORE impressive, but in the end it doesn´t matter because she didn´t win the tournament.
I think that Mary was playing very good tennis at the Aussie open then. I was gonna do Serena's 2000 Wimby and 2001 Wimby where she lost only like 12 games or so in the first 4 rounds before choking against Jennifer.

azarenka - pavlyuchenkova - li - jankovic
garcia - bencic - paszek - rus - kanepi - kuznetsova - stephens
bouchard - karatantcheva - larcher de brito - voegele - lim - mladenovic

mary pierce - forever #1
vaidisova - kournikova - golovin - henin
the boys - federer - gasquet - del potro - haase - nishikori
Berlin_Calling is offline  
post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:14 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
SpikeyAidanm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Travelling the Globe
Posts: 26,373
                     
Well then you can go back to Harkleroad's run in Charleston this year.
SpikeyAidanm is offline  
post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:54 AM
Senior Member
 
tennisIlove09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 44,073
                     
2001 New Haven; Venus

R16 Sandrine Testud (FRA) W 7-6(5) 6-3
QF Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) W 6-3 5-7 6-2
SF Jennifer Capriati (USA) W 6-4 7-6(1)
F Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 7-6(6) 6-4

Tough scores, and a three setter. But when you think of the players she beat to win this tournament. Testud, at the time, would have been 10-15 range; Henin was #5-6; Jennifer was #2-3; Davenport was either 2-3

(Davenport was #1 seed; Capriati 2; Venus 3)

And then you add in the match that it rained, so Venus played her QF and SF in the same day. And the FOLLOWING day played the final. And she only lost ONE set!
tennisIlove09 is offline  
post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:59 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Venus Forever's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New York City
Posts: 11,233
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by tennisIlove09
2001 New Haven; Venus

R16 Sandrine Testud (FRA) W 7-6(5) 6-3
QF Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) W 6-3 5-7 6-2
SF Jennifer Capriati (USA) W 6-4 7-6(1)
F Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 7-6(6) 6-4

Tough scores, and a three setter. But when you think of the players she beat to win this tournament. Testud, at the time, would have been 10-15 range; Henin was #5-6; Jennifer was #2-3; Davenport was either 2-3

(Davenport was #1 seed; Capriati 2; Venus 3)

And then you add in the match that it rained, so Venus played her QF and SF in the same day. And the FOLLOWING day played the final. And she only lost ONE set!
Jennifer was #2, Lindsay #3, Justine #6 and Testud was #18.

QUEEN VEE


Good Luck: RENA, MATTEK, HAYNES, GULLICKSON, HARKLEROAD, RUBIN, GRANVILLE, LEE-WATERS, SCHNYDER, JACKSON, PERRY, KING, SUGIYAMA, PIERCE, TULYAGANOVA, IVANOVIC, KUZNETSOVA, MOLIK, DANIILIDOU, MEDINA GARRIGUES, PETROVA, PENNETTA, GOLOVIN, PEER, LI, SCHIAVONE, RAZZANO, ZVONAREVA, SPREM, SREBOTNIK, VINCI, & SAFINA
Venus Forever is offline  
post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:57 AM
Senior Member
 
Knizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 21,737
                     
Venus lost 36 games in winning the 01 US Open and average of a little over 5 games per match.

R128 Lenka Dlhopolcova (SVK) W 6-2 6-3
R64 Meilen Tu (USA) W 6-2 6-2
R32 Lisa Raymond (USA) W 6-3 6-4
R16 Sandrine Testud (FRA) W 6-4 6-0
QF Kim Clijsters (BEL) W 6-3 6-1
SF Jennifer Capriati (USA) W 6-4 6-2
F Serena Williams (USA) W 6-2 6-4
Knizzle is offline  
post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Knizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 21,737
                     
Serena lost a miniscule 29 games at the US Open 2002 outdoing Venus' 36 in 2001. That's an average of a little over 4 games per match.

R128 Corina Morariu (USA) W 6-2 6-3
R64 Dinara Safina (RUS) W 6-0 6-1
R32 Nathalie Dechy (FRA) W 6-1 6-1
R16 Daja Bedanova (CZE) W 6-1 6-1
QF Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) W 6-2 6-2
SF Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 6-3 7-5
F Venus Williams (USA) W 6-4 6-3

Last edited by Knizzle; Nov 23rd, 2003 at 08:15 AM.
Knizzle is offline  
post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 08:13 AM
Keeper of Secrets
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Speculation Land
Posts: 8,599
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knizzle
Serena lost a miniscule 29 games at the US Open 2002 outdoing Venus' 36 in 2001. That's an average of a little over 4 games per match.
I was just about to post that. Also Serena's performance at the Nasdaq tournament(Miami) last year. Defeating the top 3 seeds- without dropping a set( Serena was quite scrappy against Jennifer, but still a good performance)

64 W Lilia OSTERLOH (USA) 7-5 6-1
32 W Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) 6-1 6-0
16 W Marissa IRVIN (USA) 6-1 6-4
QF W Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-4 6-0
SF W Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 6-2 6-2
FR W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-5 7-6(4)


Veelieve
Chance is offline  
post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2003, 08:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: England
Posts: 1,803
                     
Going back a bit further, how's this for a series of impressive scores at a major tournament: Chris Evert at the 1976 US Open. After a first round bye she defeated Greer Stevens 6-1 6-0, Glynis Coles 6-0 6-0, 9th seeded Sue Barker 6-1 6-0, the No.13 seed Natasha Chmyreva 6-1 6-2 in the quarter-finals, Mima Jausovec 6-3 6-1 in the semi-finals, then Chris won the title trouncing Evonne Cawley, the No,2 seed, 6-3 6-0 in the final. 12 games lost in winning a Slam!!
Declan is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome