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buscemi
Aug 18th, 2004, 05:25 PM
I wonder if anyone knows the answer to this -- What female tennis player: a) played the most 3 setters, and b) lost the most games on the way to a Grand Slam title?

tennisIlove09
Aug 18th, 2004, 05:26 PM
check Serena's 99 Open

Leo_DFP
Aug 18th, 2004, 05:32 PM
What about Iva Majoli's '97 French? Besides the final, she was pushed to three many many times.

buscemi
Aug 18th, 2004, 05:35 PM
Serena's '99 U.S. Open win:

R128 Kimberly Po-Messerli (USA) W 6-1 6-0
R64 Jelena Kostanic (CRO) W 6-4 6-2
R32 Kim Clijsters (BEL) W 4-6 6-2 7-5
R16 Conchita Martinez (ESP) W 4-6 6-2 6-2
QF Monica Seles (USA) W 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 6-4 1-6 6-4
F Martina Hingis (SUI) W 6-3 7-6(4)

-four 3 setters
-64 games lost

Majoli's '97 French Open win:

R128 Sandra Kleinova (CZE) W 7-5 6-4
R64 Alexandra Fusai (FRA) W 6-2 6-3
R32 Larisa Neiland (LAT) W 6-1 4-6 6-1
R16 Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 5-7 6-4 6-2
QF Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie (ROM) W 6-3 5-7 6-2
SF Amanda Coetzer (RSA) W 6-3 4-6 7-5
F Martina Hingis (SUI) W 6-4 6-2

-four 3 setters
-67 games lost

buscemi
Aug 18th, 2004, 05:44 PM
We may have a winner -- Conchita Martinez at Wimbledon in '94:

R128 Rene Simpson (CAN) W 6-1 6-3
R64 Nana Miyagi (JPN) W 6-3 7-6(3)
R32 Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) W 6-1 6-3
R16 Kristine Kunce (AUS) W 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 6-2 6-7 6-3
SF Lori McNeil (USA) W 3-6 6-2 10-8
F Martina Navratilova (USA) W 6-4 3-6 6-3

-four 3 setters, all in the last 4 rounds
-71 games lost