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Nostalgia - Schedule of Plays of Old Slams

As a new Grand Slam tournament is nearing, I love to think back of older Slams, exactly as they were organized.
I love to remember back the schedules, how the matches went, rain delays, darkness interruptions, etc. Great to live them through again!
Let's play and remember, who has that kind of fact about old Slams...? Put them here.

My first two, the Centre Court Scheduling of
WIMBLEDON 1994 Day 1.
14:00
Pete Sampras [1] vs. Jared Palmer

followed by
Andre Agassi [12] vs. Andrea Gaudenzi

followed by
Miss Martina Navratilova [4] vs. Miss Claire Taylor


AND
WIMBLEDON 1995
14:00
Pete Sampras [2] vs. Karsten Braasch

followed by
Mats Wilander vs. Mark Petchey

followed by
Miss Gabriela Sabatini [8] vs. Lea Ghirardi



Tell me earlier years!
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As a new Grand Slam tournament is nearing, I love to think back of older Slams, exactly as they were organized.
I love to remember back the schedules, how the matches went, rain delays, darkness interruptions, etc. Great to live them through again!
Let's play and remember, who has that kind of fact about old Slams...? Put them here.

My first two, the Centre Court Scheduling of
WIMBLEDON 1994 Day 1.
14:00
Pete Sampras [1] vs. Jared Palmer

followed by
Andre Agassi [12] vs. Andrea Gaudenzi

followed by
Miss Martina Navratilova [4] vs. Miss Claire Taylor


AND
WIMBLEDON 1995
14:00
Pete Sampras [2] vs. Karsten Braasch

followed by
Mats Wilander vs. Mark Petchey

followed by
Miss Gabriela Sabatini [8] vs. Lea Ghirardi



Tell me earlier years!
I think this is a great idea for a thread. I am older than youso I will have to look back to 80 and 81 and see if I can find what the order of plays were for some of my first viewing of Wimbledon. I know it would have involved Sue Barker and John Lloyd, both of whom I loved.
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How many times has it happened at the history of the US Open, that the women's match was scheduled 2nd in the night session?
Today is already the 3rd time at this year's Open, but I cannot remember that from earlier years since I am following tennis since the early 90es. (Except that all-women-night-session from a couple of years back which wasn't quite successfull.)
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How many times has it happened at the history of the US Open, that the women's match was scheduled 2nd in the night session?
Today is already the 3rd time at this year's Open, but I cannot remember that from earlier years since I am following tennis since the early 90es. (Except that all-women-night-session from a couple of years back which wasn't quite successfull.)
Wasn't the all women night session the night that featured Henin-Hardenne vs. Capriati? Classic!
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Wasn't the all women night session the night that featured Henin-Hardenne vs. Capriati? Classic!
Yeah! Really, but that was az unplanned night session because of the tons of rain delays that year.
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Wimbledon 1998 Day 2 from http://groups.google.co.uk/group/alt...29e0636b4f9008

CENTRE COURT - START 2:00 PM
1. Martina Hingis (SUI) [1] vs Lisa Raymond (USA)
2. Brett Steven (NZL) vs Richard Krajicek (NED) [9]
3. Carlos Moya (ESP) [5] vs Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)
NO 1 COURT - START 2:00 PM
1. Jana Novotna (CZE) [3] vs Sandra Kleinova (CZE)
2. Mark Draper (AUS) vs Greg Rusedski (GBR) [4]
3. Francisco Clavet (ESP) vs Marcelo Rios (CHI) [2]

COURT 2 - START 12:00 PM
1. Ivo Heuberger (SUI) vs Patrick Rafter (AUS) [6]
2. Catalina Cristea (ROM) vs Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP) [5]
3. Cedric Pioline (FRA) [8] vs Marc Rosset (SUI)
4. Sandra Cacic (USA)/Mary Pierce (FRA) vs
Catherine Barclay (AUS)/Kerry-Anne Guse (AUS) [14]

French Open 1995 Day 2(I Think?) from http://groups.google.co.uk/group/rec...38a5a94d945fac

Center Court
Sabine Hack, Germany, vs. Conchita Martinez (4), Spain
Sergi Bruguera (7), Spain, vs. Patrick Rafter, Australia
Mary Pierce (3), France, vs. Nicole Bradtke, Australia
Gilbert Schaller, Austria, vs. Pete Sampras (2), Tampa, Fla.
Court A
Alexandra Fusai, France, vs. Julie Halard, France
Javier Frana, Argentina, vs. Boris Becker (3), Germany
Fabrice Santoro, France, vs. Stefan Edberg, Sweden
Martina Hingis, Switzerland, vs. Judith Wiesner, Austria
Other Seeded Players
Court 1
Goran Ivanisevic (4), Croatia, vs. Mikael Tillstrom, Sweden
Kimiko Date (9), Japan, vs. Ludmila Richterova, Czech Republic
Court 2
Michael Chang (6), Henderson, Nev., vs. Diego Nargiso, Italy
Mary Joe Fernandez (13), Key Biscayne, Fla., vs. Paola Suarez, Argentina
Martin Damm, Czech Republic, vs. Michael Stich (12), Germany
Min Tang, Hong Kong, vs. Lindsay Davenport (7), Murrieta, Calif.
Court 9
Magdalena Maleeva (6), Bulgaria, vs. Nicole Arendt, Gainesville, Fla.
Sandra Dopfer, Austria, vs. Jana Novotna (5), Czech Republic
Court 10
Marc Rosset (16), Switzerland, vs. Richard Fromberg, Australia
Nathalie Herreman, France, vs. Naoko Sawamatsu (16), Japan
Todd Martin (14), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., vs. Michael Tebbutt, Australia
Natalia Medvedeva, Ukraine, vs. Amy Frazier (14), Rochester Hills, Mich.
Court 12
Catalina Cristea, Romania, vs. Natasha Zvereva (10), Belarus
Jordi Arrese, Spain, vs. Magnus Larsson (10), Sweden
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I have a question. How far back did the Slams all start having 128-player draws? I seem to remember reading old Slam records where it said some players received byes in the first round. Did Chris and Martina, for example, get first-round byes in some of their Slam wins, or were the full-128 draws in place by then?
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I have a question. How far back did the Slams all start having 128-player draws? I seem to remember reading old Slam records where it said some players received byes in the first round. Did Chris and Martina, for example, get first-round byes in some of their Slam wins, or were the full-128 draws in place by then?
I don't think the Australian played a full draw as we know it today until 1988. Wimbledon went to a full draw in 1983? Maybe? I think the U.S. and French might have been ahead of those two on this.

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Btw, I remember the 1994 Wimbledon 1R between Martina and Clare Taylor. Clare charmed Center Court that day. Not too hard since she was British. But she was so young and wide-eyed. She sweetly smiled when she hit winners and even Martina smiled a lot for her. It was a feel good match because you knew this was THE moment in little Clare's career. And she accounted for herself and her tennis quite nicely.

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How many times has it happened at the history of the US Open, that the women's match was scheduled 2nd in the night session?
Today is already the 3rd time at this year's Open, but I cannot remember that from earlier years since I am following tennis since the early 90es. (Except that all-women-night-session from a couple of years back which wasn't quite successfull.)
Women's matches have started being scheduled second in night sessions, after some men complained about finishing their matches toooo late at the AO 2008. Hewitt was the first one to complain, after finishing his match vs Baghdatis at...4:40am

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I don't think the Australian played a full draw as we know it today until 1988. Wimbledon went to a full draw in 1983? Maybe? I think the U.S. and French might have been ahead of those two on this.
Roland Garros and Wimbledon upgraded to a 128-player draw in the women's singles in 1983. The American Open was the first of the four Slams to move to a 128 draw in 1981. The Aussies were the last to go with the current draw size. This happened, as you pointed out, in 1988.

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Btw, I remember the 1994 Wimbledon 1R between Martina and Clare Taylor. Clare charmed Center Court that day. Not too hard since she was British. But she was so young and wide-eyed. She sweetly smiled when she hit winners and even Martina smiled a lot for her. It was a feel good match because you knew this was THE moment in little Clare's career. And she accounted for herself and her tennis quite nicely.
Yes, I remember this match too. Martina was very nervous going in but she received a warm reception from the Centre Court crowds and that calmed her down. Claire Taylor acquitted herself very well, losing by a respectable 6-2 6-3. Two years later, she even got to the second round at Wimbledon before losing infamously to Mary Pierce, who was referred to by The Mirror as "Bloody Mary" for her bad behavior that day on court
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Hi Everybody!

Once, you guys brought togeother the QF-Schedules of Wimbledon in th 70es in the 'You've Come a Long Way Baby'-thead.
I collected them here.

1973 QF
Centre Court
Court vs. Morozova
Goolagong vs. Wade

Court 1
King vs. Melville
Evert vs. Casals

1974 QF (Many Rain)
Centre Court
Wade vs. Boshoff

Court 1
King vs. Morozova

Court 2
Goolagong vs. Melville

SF Centre Court
Wade vs. Morozova
Evert vs. Melville

1975 QF
Centre Court
Goolagong vs. Wade
Court vs. Navratilova

Court 1
Evert vs. Stove
King vs. Morozova

1976 QF
Centre Court
Wade vs. Reid
Goolagong vs. Casals

Court 1
Evert vs. Morozova
Navratilova vs. Barker

1977 QF
Centre Court
Evert vs. King
Barker vs. Reid

Court 1
Stove vs. Navratilova
Wade vs. Casals

1978 QF (rain effected)
Centre Court
Evert vs. King

Court 1
Wade vs. Jausovec

other two QFs on outside courts

1979 QF
Centre Court
Goolagong vs. Wade
Austin vs. King

Court 1
Navratilova vs. Fromholtz
Evert vs. Turnbull

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Yes, I remember this match too. Martina was very nervous going in but she received a warm reception from the Centre Court crowds and that calmed her down. Claire Taylor acquitted herself very well, losing by a respectable 6-2 6-3. Two years later, she even got to the second round at Wimbledon before losing infamously to Mary Pierce, who was referred to by The Mirror as "Bloody Mary" for her bad behavior that day on court
This made me smile because I remember watching Navratilova vs. Taylor live on HBO. For obvious reasons, the match had an underlying sentimental quality but Taylor herself was endearing as well.
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After Serena not competing at this years' Wimbledon with acceptable reasons, I was wondering how many times has it happened that the holder was not playing, and another player played the opening women's match on the Centre Court on the 2nd day?
2013-champ Marion Bartoli retired a few weeks later, that's why 2013-runner up Sabine Lisicki played the first match at the 2014 Championship.
Steffi didn't enter in 97 b/c of the knee surgery, that's why previous year's runnerp up Arantxa played and double bagelled British Claire Wood.
1980-champ Evonne didn't played in 81... Did Chrissie play the first match?
1975-champ BJK didn't play singles in 76.
1946-champ Pauline Betz turned pro and didn't play Wimbledon in 1947, that's why the Jean Bostock vs. Suzy Kormoczy match was the opening.
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