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hingis-seles
Apr 3rd, 2005, 09:45 AM
Steffi Graf's run in 1987!

Key Biscayne (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1020000683) USA WT 23 Feb 1987 to 08 Mar 1987 Entry : DAHard (O)

128 W Manon BOLLEGRAF (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20002495) (NED) 6-1 6-2

64 W Elise BURGIN (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20002312) (USA) 6-3 6-4

32 W Sara GOMER (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20003028) (GBR) 6-1 6-0

16 W Kathrin KEIL (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20002617) (USA) 6-0 6-1

QF W Lisa BONDER (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20002498) (USA) 6-0 6-1

SF W Martina NAVRATILOVA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20000724) (USA) 6-3 6-2

FR W Chris EVERT (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20001989) (USA) 6-1 6-2

She dropped 21 games in 7 matches. An average of 3 per match.

She defeated Martina and Chris back-to-back dropping a combined 8 games! :eek:

Steffi :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

Robbie.
Apr 3rd, 2005, 09:59 AM
Very Impressive. This is pretty impressive too
128B BYE
64Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20004552&opponent=20002057) Maureen DRAKE (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20002057) (CAN) 6-1 6-4
32Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20004552&opponent=20006830) Anne-Gaelle SIDOT (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20006830) (FRA) 6-0 6-3
16Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20004552&opponent=20011723) Kim CLIJSTERS (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20011723) (BEL) 6-0 6-4
QFWhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20004552&opponent=20001834) Amanda COETZER (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20001834) (RSA) 6-3 6-1
SFWhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20004552&opponent=20001353) Monica SELES (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20001353) (USA) 6-0 6-0
FRWhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20004552&opponent=20001736) Lindsay DAVENPORT (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20001736) (USA) 6-3 6-2

It's Hingis 2000 Run.

21 Games lost in 6 matches (about 3.5 a match) the last four opponents were classy to say the least.


128WBye
64Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20007765&opponent=20007191) Lilia OSTERLOH (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20007191) (USA) 7-5 6-1
32Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20007765&opponent=20008363) Katarina SREBOTNIK (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20008363) (SLO) 6-1 6-0
16Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20007765&opponent=20010065) Marissa IRVIN (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20010065) (USA) 6-1 6-4
QFWhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20007765&opponent=20004552) Martina HINGIS (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20004552) (SUI) 6-4 6-0
SFWhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20007765&opponent=20005009) Venus WILLIAMS (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20005009) (USA) 6-2 6-2
FRWhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20007765&opponent=20002361) Jennifer CAPRIATI (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20002361) (USA) 7-5 7-6(4)

Serena's 2002 Run.

Jenn kinda screwed it up, but it's very notable for the way she dealt with Hingis and Venus.

hingis-seles
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:44 AM
Thanks for those, Robbie. Some very great title runs, definitely.

Martina was such a smart player and was so good at playing in difficult conditions. And definitely a HUGE win over Lindsay in the final after losing to her at YEC, AO and IW (where she blew a 6-4, 4-2 lead) in the finals.

Serena's run was just :bowdown: She swatted Martina and Venus aside like they were Nathalie Tauziat or something. Jennifer was always a problem for Serena and that she managed to come out on top in such tight straight-sets win was HUGE for her.

But the way, Steffi manhandled Chris and Martina, two of the very greatest women to play tennis. :eek: And it was when she was a teenager and before she won her first major.

Scotso
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:15 PM
Steffi :worship:

RenaSlam.
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the stats.

crazillo
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:38 PM
Thanx for that. :wavey:

SelesFan70
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:42 PM
If I can remember correctly, that was the first time she beat them both back-to-back like that. The first time any player had since Hana Mandlikova did it at the 1985 US Open... :D

Steff_forever
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:12 PM
yes, with 17 or 18 players like Steffi, Monica, Martina H, & Masha K have been/are really fascinating and make impressive wins. They also have bright winning streaks at this age. But it's around 22 to 24 a really historic player has to prove her consistency at the top ...