Answers to Quiz 2!
1.) Apart from Amanda Grahame, with other Aussie has taken a set from Serena Williams?
Easy one, it was Nicole Pratt at US Open 1998. Serena won 6-3 3-6 6-4
2.) Which Aussie Player has winning head to heads against Sabine Applemans, Irina Spirlea, Barbara Schett, Ai Sugiyama, Lisa Raymond, Naoko Sawamatsu, Janette Husarova and Tracey Austin!
Kristine Kunce/Radford, people forget she got as high as 42 in singles and had some huge scalps on grass!
3.) Which Aussie player made a successful debut at her first WTA event as a 16yo and reached the Singles Quarter Finals?
Yes it was Kristin Godridge at Brisbane, 1990, good get TS
4.) Which only other 16yo Aussie player made a successful debut in a WTA singles main draw winning her first WTA main draw match?
Easy one, it was Annabel Ellwood, she defeated Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen 1-6 6-4 6-1 at Hobart in 1995
5.) Name the 3 Aussie 16 year olds that made successful singles main draw debuts at the ITF Event known as the Australian Open
Siobhan Drake-Brockman def Naoko Kijimuta 2-6 6-4 6-3 in 1995
Nicole Pratt def Heather Ludloff 6-1 6-7 10-8 in 1990, the same year that Kirrily Sharpe def Louise Field 7-5 3-6 6-3!
6.) Pam Shriver had a long history of crushing Aussies whenever she played them. She played 24 different Aussies in her time and had convincing winning head to heads against 20 of them (Byrne was 1-1)! Mandlikova and Turnbull were two who did get the better of Pam, name the 3rd??
Yes it was Kristin Godridge, she beat Pam Shriver at Sydney Hardcourt 2001 in 1st Round 7-6 4-6 6-4
7.) Pam will be sourly remembered by one Aussie. She beat her 3 years in a row at the same tournament, twice in the 2nd round and once in the 3rd round. Name the player she beat and the Tournament/years
Pam Shriver def Michelle Jaggard Lai in 1991, 1992 and 1993 at Birmingham, they only play 3 times all at the same place!
1991 Birmingham Grass R32 Pam Shriver (USA) won 6-3 6-4
1992 Birmingham Grass R16 Pam Shriver (USA) won 6-4 6-1
1993 Birmingham Grass R32 Pam Shriver (USA) won 7-5 6-3
IMPOSSIBLE - Cheating Allowed
8.) Name the 11 Aussie players who won their debut WTA main draw singles matches!
Kristin Godridge, Brisbane 1990, def Karen Shin 7-5 2-6 7-5
Danielle Jones, Singapore 1990, def Anne Simpkin 6-4 4-6 6-2
Rennae Stubbs, Brisbane 1990, def Eva Pfaff 4-6 7-6 6-3
Nicole Pratt, Brisbane 1991, def Pilar Vasquez 6-3 7-5
Joanne Limmer, Brisbane 1993, def Rosalyn Nideffer 7-6 1-6 6-4
Annabel Ellwood, Hobart 1995, def Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen 1-6 6-4 6-1
Louise Pleming, Nagoya 1995, def Iwalani McCalla 6-4 3-6 7-6
Trudi Musgrave, Birmingham 1996, def Paula Hermida 3-6 6-2 6-4
Catherine Barclay, Gold Coast 1998, def Maria Sanchez-Lorenzo 7-5 7-6(4)
Christina Wheeler, Gold Coast 2001, def Tatiana Panova 7-6(6) 1-6 7-5
Cindy Watson, Casablanca 2002, def Meryem Haddad 6-3 6-0
9.) A lot of posters on here are fond of the bagel girls aka Nancy Loeffler-Caro, Becky Brown, Dewonder Davis and Stephanie Hershfield to name a few.
Name the only Aussie to play and beat Nancy 6-0 6-0?
The honour goes to Cindy Watsonm, she defeated Nancy Loeffler-Caro 6-0 6-0 at Midlothian $50K Challenger 2000 in Round 1 Qualifying.
10.) Name the other 3 Aussies to face and beat 1 of the 4 bagels girls listed above. Embarassingly though only one of the scores was 6-0 6-0!
Gabrielle Baker def Dewonder Davis 6-0 6-2 at Waco $10K 2002 in Round 1 main draw!
Kylie Gottsche def Dewonder Davis 6-1 6-3 at El Paso $10K 2000 in Round 2 Qualifying.
Julie Richardson def Stephanie Hershfield 6-0 6-0 at Baltimore $10K in 2001
11.) Keiko Tameishi is reknown as the player to lose the most matches in a year. She's not a bagel girls but rarely wins more than a game or two.
Name the Aussie that scraped a 6-3 7-5 win over Keiko (1 point) and name where and what year it happened(1 point). Keep in mind that this Aussie has been in the top 300 for several years!
Amanda Grahame def Keiko Tameishi 6-3 7-5 at Lexington Challenger in 2000 in 1st round qualifying!