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RenaSlam.
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:50 AM
This would be quite an accomplishment. To win two of the biggest tournaments outside the slams in your first tournaments back is impressive. Kim seems to be mentally tougher since her absence/split from Hewitt. Go Kim!!! :bounce:

Your thoughts...

WorldWar24
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:54 AM
That would be amazing! Has anyone in the recent past won these 2 tournaments?

Grice
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:57 AM
That would be amazing! Has anyone in the recent past won these 2 tournaments?

back to back ...

WorldWar24
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:58 AM
back to back ...
...yes!?

vogus
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:01 AM
not sure but i think Davenport won both in '00 - that would be the only time in recent memory.

on the men's side, Agassi did it in '01 and Rios did it in '98.

Cybelle Darkholme
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:03 AM
what would her ranking be if she did?

SilK
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:04 AM
she would be #14 :)

Ryan
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:04 AM
not sure but i think Davenport won both in '00 - that would be the only time in recent memory.

on the men's side, Agassi did it in '01 and Rios did it in '98.


Davenport lost to Hingis in the Miami final that year. Steffi Graf was the last I think, maybe in 95 or 96?


Kim's ranking will be #17 if she beats Maria.

Ryan
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:04 AM
she would be #14 :)


Hmm, the "match of the day" says 17. Anyway, great improvement! :eek:

G1Player2
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:15 AM
Serena was the closest recently in 1999...Serena won Indian Wells and then lost in the final to Venus...

TennisHack
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:20 AM
It would be incredibly impressive, no doubt : these are two tough, grueling (weather), long hardcourt events back to back.

I'm not going to tempt fate by saying she will win Miami, but suffice to say she has a much better comeback than I think anybody expected. I expect Sharapova to shriek her way to some serious competition in the final.

Grice
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:34 AM
Hingis almost did it in 2000 , except she lost to lindsay in the finals of Indian Wells

Grice
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:40 AM
Davenport lost to Hingis in the Miami final that year. Steffi Graf was the last I think, maybe in 95 or 96?


Kim's ranking will be #17 if she beats Maria.

the great Steffi Graf did it twice in 1994 and 1996.. :eek: winning the titles back to back.. that's pretty impressive i must admit.. altho i no Graf's fan..

Julia1968
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:52 AM
Beware the Ides of March!!!

In April!!!

Atrixo
Apr 1st, 2005, 02:58 AM
This would be quite an accomplishment. To win two of the biggest tournaments outside the slams in your first tournaments back is impressive. Kim seems to be mentally tougher since her absence/split from Hewitt. Go Kim!!! :bounce:

Your thoughts...

Obviously it would be a huge accompolishment for Kim to take both of the "mini Slams". But, I bet you she'd trade in all of her Tier 1 titles combined, for a Grand Slam title. ;)

So in the short-term, if she does pull this off, it'll definitely be something for her to be proud of. But, in the long run, I still don't see this helping her at all with her failure to win a Grand Slam. She's proven she can win Tier 1s in the past, so really this is all moot if she doesn't ever win a Slam. :tape:

Mercury Rising
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:03 PM
the great Steffi Graf did it twice in 1994 and 1996.. :eek: winning the titles back to back.. that's pretty impressive i must admit.. altho i no Graf's fan..
And she was the only one, funny noone here seems to know that. Kim would be only the 2nd person in history to achieve it.

DA FOREHAND
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:08 PM
not sure but i think Davenport won both in '00 - that would be the only time in recent memory.

on the men's side, Agassi did it in '01 and Rios did it in '98.


hingis won Key Biscayne in 00, don't think Davey, has ever won there.

DA FOREHAND
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:10 PM
the great Steffi Graf did it twice in 1994 and 1996.. :eek: winning the titles back to back.. that's pretty impressive i must admit.. altho i no Graf's fan..


:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

gmak
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:31 PM
not to take anything away from Steffi, but Indian Wells in 1994 and 1996 was a 28-player tournament, with the top-4 seeds having a BYE in the first round. ;)

Clittina
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:44 PM
:d

samn
Apr 2nd, 2005, 09:43 AM
not to take anything away from Steffi, but Indian Wells in 1994 and 1996 was a 28-player tournament, with the top-4 seeds having a BYE in the first round. ;)

Indian Wells and Key Biscayne were not held back to back in 1994. Graf won Indian Wells first, Delray Beach (Virginia Slims of Florida) a week later, and Key Biscayne a fortnight after that. Graf said at the end of this three tournament streak that she was exhausted after having played for four consecutive weeks and that she'd never do it again.

ans
Apr 2nd, 2005, 09:49 AM
And she was the only one, funny noone here seems to know that. Kim would be only the 2nd person in history to achieve it.

indeed, I read this somewhere too:)

spec7er
Apr 2nd, 2005, 09:54 AM
Isn't it an amazing feat to have both the men's and women's side having to contend for the back-to-back titles? Federer on the men's side and Clijster's on the women's. Has that ever happened before? :)

Diminime
Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:24 AM
If Clijsters won both tournaments, it would be even more impressive considering she didn't have a single BYE.
That being said, lets just hope it's a good final!

Chunchun
Apr 2nd, 2005, 11:35 AM
hopefully: :banana: :angel: :worship: :bowdown: