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Knizzle
Apr 24th, 2004, 03:52 AM
This thread is about obscure tennis trivia about players. I found this one reading Mauresmo's career highlights:

joined Majoli, Graf, S. Williams, V. Williams and Capriati as only players to d. Hingis and Davenport in same tournament

Only 5 people beat Hingis and Davenport in the same tourney??:eek:

K-Dog
Apr 24th, 2004, 03:54 AM
This one is kind of obvious, but Kim Clijsters is the only world number 1 never to win a major title!!

xcrtbckhnd
Apr 24th, 2004, 03:58 AM
The only player ever to hand Serena a 6-0 set in WTA tour history? MJF

K-Dog
Apr 24th, 2004, 03:59 AM
Serena's first clay semi came at the 2002 German Open, after about 4-5 full years on tour!!

Knizzle
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:02 AM
This is from Venus' profile:

won doubles title to complete career Grand Slam (w/S. Williams), one of five teams to accomplish the feat

I wonder who the other teams are. I know Nav/Shriver is one.

alextreiber04
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:02 AM
Nadia Petrova is the highest ranked player ever on the rankings to not have won a title.

Knizzle
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:06 AM
Here's some more from Venus:

at New Haven, joining an elite list of players who won a tournament at least four straight years in Open Era (Austin, Evert, Goolagong, Graf, C. Martinez, Navratilova, Seles and Shriver); also won Gold Coast (d. Henin in final for 15th consecutive Top 10 win) 24-match and two-Grand Slam win streaks were halted by Seles in Australian Open QF

Leo_DFP
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:06 AM
This thread is about obscure tennis trivia about players. I found this one reading Mauresmo's career highlights:

joined Majoli, Graf, S. Williams, V. Williams and Capriati as only players to d. Hingis and Davenport in same tournament

Only 5 people beat Hingis and Davenport in the same tourney??:eek:
Does anyone know when Majoli did it?

alextreiber04
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:08 AM
Probably when Iva won Tokyo in 1996...not sure though.

Knizzle
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:10 AM
One more for Momo:

was only player in 2003 to defeat both Williams sisters (Clijsters-2002, Hingis-2001, Davenport-2000);

raquel
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:10 AM
Some Arantxa trivia from wtatour.com -

* only player to d. Graf, Seles and Hingis while they all held the No. 1 ranking

* only player to beat both Graf and Seles in Grand Slam singles finals

* only player to d. Graf five times in singles finals during 1990s

* only player to win two 6-0 sets vs. Graf

* has won more medals for Spain (four: two Silver, two Bronze) than any athlete

* Is one of an elite list of five players to defeat Graf three or more times in one year (Evert, Navratilova, Sabatini and Coetzer are the others)

* holds Fed Cup records for number of ties played (58) and number of rubbers won (72)

:worship: Vamos ASV!

Knizzle
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:13 AM
Does anyone know when Majoli did it?
RG 1997. Def Davy 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in R of 16 and Hingis 6-4, 6-2 in F.

Knizzle
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:19 AM
One about Serena:

fastest woman in tennis history to record five Top 10 victories (16 pro matches), breaking previous record set by Seles in 1989 (in her 33rd match)

Serena was an exceptional one, wasn't she??

raquel
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:24 AM
One about Serena:

fastest woman in tennis history to record five Top 10 victories (16 pro matches)
5 top 10 players defeated in her first 16 matches?! :eek:

:worship: :worship: :worship:

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:26 AM
Wow!

Knizzle
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:46 AM
Another from Serena:

At US Open d. world No. 4 Seles, No. 2 Davenport and No. 1 Hingis to become lowest seed, at No. 7, to win the title and second African-American woman ever to win a Grand Slam title after Althea Gibson won five (her last coming at the 1958 US Championships)

spencercarlos
Apr 24th, 2004, 05:19 AM
Some Arantxa trivia from wtatour.com -

* only player to d. Graf, Seles and Hingis while they all held the No. 1 ranking

* only player to beat both Graf and Seles in Grand Slam singles finals

* only player to d. Graf five times in singles finals during 1990s

* only player to win two 6-0 sets vs. Graf

* has won more medals for Spain (four: two Silver, two Bronze) than any athlete

* Is one of an elite list of five players to defeat Graf three or more times in one year (Evert, Navratilova, Sabatini and Coetzer are the others)

* holds Fed Cup records for number of ties played (58) and number of rubbers won (72)

:worship: Vamos ASV!
Exactly :p but overall Gaby won 6 times over Graf to win events and beat Steffi 4 times in 1991.. could have been 5 with that Wimbledon Final :fiery:

Kirt12255
Apr 24th, 2004, 07:07 AM
If I remember correctly, Serena beated Davenport and Seles in her second tournement. Not too sure if it was that year but with her sister, they double bagelled Dragomir/Majoli.

Other useless facts that can be good for tennis trivia:

- Habsudova beated Hingis 4 times.
- There was a time Anna never lost against a player outside the top 25... I don't think it was a record, but still it was impressive. Too bad she didn't play Tier III and lower at that time because she would probably have won a couple of titles.
- Rubin comeback against Novotna at the French (5-0 40-0 down in the third and manages to win the match). And her marathon matches against Hy at Wimbledon and Sanchez at the AO.
- Farina-Elia got double bagelled twice against Sabatini, ... but managed to beat her at the French Open after. :tape:
- Didn't both Maleeva sisters retire at the Canadian Open 91 1/2Fin their respective matches...? I would need to check that fact but I'm almost sure.
:wavey: I remember that FO match so well, I had school the next day and was waiting for the match to end....awesome match...even if it was a massive choke by Novotna:wavey:

Andy T
Apr 24th, 2004, 07:21 AM
This is from Venus' profile:

won doubles title to complete career Grand Slam (w/S. Williams), one of five teams to accomplish the feat

I wonder who the other teams are. I know Nav/Shriver is one.

Venus/Serena
Martina/Pam
Zvereva/Gigi Fernandez
Kathy Jordan/Anne Smith
Margaret Smith-Court/Judy Tegart-Dalton

3/4 career slams:
Hart/Fry, Hard/Bueno, Brough/Dupont (missing Aus)
Novotna/Sukova, Smith-Court/Turner (missing US)
Smith-Court/Wade (missing Wimbledon)

Rothes
Apr 24th, 2004, 08:26 AM
Martina Hingis favourite Watch is the 3,000 Diamond Incrusted Omega, of local de geneve which was a gift.

Patty Schnyders favourite Alcaholic Beverage is Peach Schnapps

Emmanuelle Gagliardi once, won 45,000 Euros in a Monaco Casino

Myriam Casanova's Great-Great Grandfather Georgi was trapped in a Russian Mine for 9 Days

Melanie Molitors Hates the Colour Red and will never wear it (Apparently)

Emmanuelle Gagliardi's Dad Manages a Large Banking Co-operation

Gisela Dulko's Family Own a prestigious Vinyard in Chile

Paola Suarez dislikes Olives

Martina Meuller's Grandparents own a Butchery in Dresden

Manuela Maleeva used to have a Pink Teddybear called "Mushki"

Timea Bazsinsky wears Contacts

One of Jennifer Capriatis Favourite Alcaholic Beverages are Margaretas minus the Lemon Garnish

sartrista7
Apr 24th, 2004, 09:29 AM
The only player ever to hand Serena a 6-0 set in WTA tour history? MJF

No... Alexia Dechaume-Balleret beat Serena 6-4 6-0 at Indian Wells '97 (first round of qualies).

Nadia Petrova is the highest ranked player ever on the rankings to not have won a title.

And no... Steffi Graf was ranked No 4 before she won her first title.

Iva beat Hingis and Davenport at Roland Garros '97 - Davenport in the 4th round (from a set and 0-4 down), Hingis in the final.

Dava
Apr 24th, 2004, 09:51 AM
Anna Kournikova was the first player ever to consecutivly defeat four top 10 players in one tournament (Miami 1998)

Alexandra Stevenson was the first qualfier since John McEnroe to make the semis of Wimbledon (probably the first female).

The longest Rally in competative play was 59 minutes long in a juniors match between Colette Cavanaugh vs Kari Hagey, in 1975 San Diego. Cavanaugh would win the match 6-1 6-2 in the end :lol: :rolls:

The longest match ever was 6 hours and 31 minutes, when Vicki Dunbar def Jean Harper 6-4 7-6 (13-11)

tennisjunky
Apr 24th, 2004, 10:13 AM
No... Alexia Dechaume-Balleret beat Serena 6-4 6-0 at Indian Wells '97 (first round of qualies).
I think he meant ever on the tour of regular tournament play (not including qualifying rounds)- that's being a tad bit too picky.

And no... Steffi Graf was ranked No 4 before she won her first title.
The fact that she actually won a title excludes her from the category of "not to have won a title"- now I'm being picky.

Mr_Molik
Apr 24th, 2004, 10:34 AM
The longest Rally in competative play was 59 minutes long in a juniors match between Colette Cavanaugh vs Kari Hagey, in 1975 San Diego. Cavanaugh would win the match 6-1 6-2 in the end :lol: :rolls:



:lol: :rolls: how is that possible? who was counting?

SJW
Apr 24th, 2004, 10:50 AM
One about Serena:

fastest woman in tennis history to record five Top 10 victories (16 pro matches), breaking previous record set by Seles in 1989 (in her 33rd match)

Serena was an exceptional one, wasn't she??
is :hearts:;)

SJW
Apr 24th, 2004, 10:50 AM
The longest Rally in competative play was 59 minutes long in a juniors match between Colette Cavanaugh vs Kari Hagey, in 1975 San Diego. Cavanaugh would win the match 6-1 6-2 in the end :lol: :rolls:

*deadddddddddddd*

sartrista7
Apr 24th, 2004, 10:54 AM
I think he meant ever on the tour of regular tournament play (not including qualifying rounds)- that's being a tad bit too picky.


The fact that she actually won a title excludes her from the category of "not to have won a title"- now I'm being picky.

Qualifying rounds ARE part of regular tournaments. You get prize money, you get ranking points, you play the match, it's part of your career record.

Nadia's career is not over yet... she will win titles too. But to be ranked No 6 without a title is not a record.

tennisjunky
Apr 24th, 2004, 12:19 PM
Nadia is the highest ranked player to have NEVER won a title! :nerner:

raquel
Apr 24th, 2004, 01:44 PM
3/4 career slams:
Hart/Fry, Hard/Bueno, Brough/Dupont (missing Aus)
Novotna/Sukova, Smith-Court/Turner (missing US)
Smith-Court/Wade (missing Wimbledon)

Also Novotna/Sanchez-Vicario - 1994 US, 1995 Australian and 1995 Wimbledon which is 3/4 of a non-calendar Grand Slam which is stretching it a bit, but it is still 3 out of 4 in a row :)

Exactly :p but overall Gaby won 6 times over Graf to win events and beat Steffi 4 times in 1991.. could have been 5 with that Wimbledon Final :fiery:

Arantxa won 6 events over Graf too, the 5 in the 1990s and the 1989 French. I wish Gaby had won that Wimbledon, if only for your sake petosp! :kiss:

hingis-seles
Apr 24th, 2004, 01:46 PM
I agree with sartrista7 re: Serena's bagelling and the highest ranked player w/o a title.

hingis-seles
Apr 24th, 2004, 01:49 PM
Arantxa won 6 events over Graf too, the 5 in the 1990s and the 1989 French. I wish Gaby had won that Wimbledon, if only for your sake petosp!
I wish the same. :p :devil:

Ryan
Apr 24th, 2004, 02:05 PM
Hingis/Novotna won 3/4 slams in 1998 as well.

alextreiber04
Apr 24th, 2004, 02:12 PM
Chanda Rubin vs. Patricia Hyboulay(don't know how to spell) played the longest womens match in history at Wimbledon. It was some outrageous score like 16-14 6-7 16-14. The length of the match was in the 4 hrs. area.

Chanda Rubin vs. Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario played the longest match in Australian Open history in 1996 in the QF's. Rubin won 16-14 in the final set. You can see amazing highlights from this match at ausopen.org!

TatiAnnahølic
Apr 24th, 2004, 02:21 PM
Some about Anna:

- Became second woman in Open Era to reach SF (her first on Tour) in her Wimbledon debut (Evert in 1972 was first, Stevenson in 1999 was third)
- In 1998 after beating Graf scored unique achievement of beating last five players to have held No. 1 ranking since 1987 in the space of three months
- With loss to No. 24 Farina Elia at Moscow'98, l. to a lower-ranked player for first time in 34 career losses, an Open Era record and first loss to someone outside Top 15 in two years
- At Berlin'98 beat Martina Hingis (it was Hingis’ first loss to someone younger than her)

*JR*
Apr 24th, 2004, 02:38 PM
@ the '02 FCC, the Peppermint Puzzle beat the RG winners of 2000-2002, Mary, Serena (title still to come) and Jen.

Stanford's Marissa Irvin lost b2b finals for the US College Championship ('99 and '00). The second was To Teammate Laura Granville, who the next year would become a rare b2b winner, Like Lisa Lisa in the early 90's.

@ Scottsdale '02, then local resident Meghann Shaughnessy (#12) lost to the far lower ranked Placid Parisian (about #50 then) after "Beating Bye". :p That year Meghann slipped to #38 while one Anastasia Myskina rose from the 40's to the low teens.

Meg was back to #31 when those 2 played in the first round of the Kremlin Cup, in the Contessa's hometown. Meghann won a Thrilling Three setter. Just to complete the puzzle, her French Foil Was Waiting in round 2, and won for the 9th time (with no losses) in this "rivalry". :o

Wojtek
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:41 PM
Nadia is the highest ranked player to have NEVER won a title! :nerner:
:lol: :lol:

Martian Willow
Apr 24th, 2004, 04:58 PM
Hingis/Novotna won 3/4 slams in 1998 as well.

...Martina won them all... :dance:

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 24th, 2004, 05:16 PM
Clijsters losing to Dechy at Indian Wells 2002 and make an excuse for had an ear inflection and unable to hear from a bounce ball. Dechy replied something like, "She can't see the ball as well, I suppose." :lol:

I know that is not related to this thread! :o

croat123
Apr 24th, 2004, 06:03 PM
RG 1997. Def Davy 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in R of 16 and Hingis 6-4, 6-2 in F.
and iva was down 2-4 in that second set

thrilling match to watch :)

ASV
Apr 24th, 2004, 11:40 PM
One more for Momo:

was only player in 2003 to defeat both Williams sisters (Clijsters-2002, Hingis-2001, Davenport-2000);arantxa did at sydney

Stefwhit
Apr 25th, 2004, 06:52 AM
1982- Martina Navrat became the first woman to win a million dollars in a season
1984- For the first time ever more viewers tuned in to watch a womans final than the mens final (martina vs. chris) (johnymac vs lendl)
2001- With only two days left in the season, Lindsay overtook JCap to end the year at number one at it was the closest race ever
2001- Serena (19yrs) and Kim (17yrs) make up the youngest final in Indian Wells history (at that time, not sure if that was ever broken or not??)
2002- the average age on the WTA tour was 22 years old / and 25 on the ATP

Iva Majoli- ranked number 58 became the lowest ranked player to win a Tier I even and I believe she's the lowest ranked person to win the French as well

Taylor Dent- Taylor and his father, Phil Dent are the only father-son combinations who have each won an ATP singles title in the open era

Andy T
Apr 25th, 2004, 07:07 AM
Betty Ann Dent (who is Phil Dent's wife) reached the US Open women's doubles final in 1977 as Mrs Betty Ann Stuart partnering Renée Richards (formerly Dr. Richard Raskind). Phil Dent was Betty Ann Grubb's third husband; before becoming Mrs Stuart, she was Mrs Hansen. She won several tournaments as an amateur in the 1968-70 period, including the Tulsa Clay Courts in 1968 and the Ojai Valley tournament in 1969.

PatM04
Apr 25th, 2004, 07:47 AM
In 2002 the only players to take sets off both Williams sisters were Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin Hardenne, and Chanda Rubin.

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 25th, 2004, 08:03 AM
arantxa did at sydney
Sydney in 1998, yeah. ASV is the only player beat both sisters in the same tournament to win the title! :worship:

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 25th, 2004, 08:36 AM
Sydney in 1998, yeah. ASV is the only player beat both sisters in the same tournament to win the title! :worship:

Clijsters did it at LA 2002.

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 25th, 2004, 09:30 AM
Clijsters did it at LA 2002.
Oh yeah... well, Venus did retired her match so, that could count for Kim's 1/2 victory over Williamses :p