Jenn kinda screwed it up, but it's very notable for the way she dealt with Hingis and Venus.
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.
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:15 PM
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the stats.
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:38 PM
Thanx for that. :wavey:
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
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 ...