View Full Version : Cara Black sets a new record in a Grand Slam (probably never to be broken)

Jul 3rd, 2005, 08:59 PM
Cara won yesterday her second Wimbledon doubles titles (third if we count her mixed doubles success last year) but she's the only player in history to have these two doubles titles in 2004 & 2005 in addition to the 1995 & 1997 doubles titles she got in Wimbledon as a junior player :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Some interesting facts:

*Cara won the 1997 junior singles title in Wimbledon too without dropping a single set (she didn't have to play even a tie break)

*2 weeks earlier in Roland Garros she would reach the final without dropping a set (wins over Clijsters and Loit included) only to lose in 3 tight sets against Henin :o

*Cara has won her 5 Wimbledon doubles titles win 5 different partners (Horn-Huber, Stubbs, Selyutina, Olsza & his brother Wayne)

*Exactly 10 years ago Cara and partner Aleksandra Olsza would beat (again!) Amélie Mauresmo and Amelie Cocheteux in route of her first title in Wimbledon.

No wonder now why Cara deserved that WC in Main Draw :)

Jul 3rd, 2005, 10:05 PM
Yeah i went through this in one of my threads i started earlier on today - although we all know she will never get the clean sweep and take the singles :sad:

Jul 4th, 2005, 12:02 AM
WOW! What a legend in Wimbledon history! And I thought Maureen Connelly was special! Way to go Cara!

Jul 4th, 2005, 12:12 AM
Go Cara!!!!!! :D

Shonami Slam
Jul 4th, 2005, 12:14 AM
she was such a promising junior. it's too bad she never grew better than that in singles.
bag mental problem, I say - as her doubles career is nothing less than amazing.

Jul 4th, 2005, 12:15 AM
Its amazing how good Cara was as a Junior singles player. :eek: Anyway congrats on her doubles title! :)

Jul 4th, 2005, 04:08 AM
:) Very Nice :)

Jul 4th, 2005, 11:44 AM
Cara was exceptional as a junior, really glad that her talent has led to such great success in doubles :yeah:

Jul 4th, 2005, 12:53 PM
cara is great in doubles!
i saw her in antwerp practising and it's amazing what she can do...

Jul 4th, 2005, 12:56 PM
go cara

Jul 4th, 2005, 01:20 PM
good job cara

Jul 7th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Way to go Cara! All time legend!

Right up there with Mo Connelly, BJK, Martina N!! WOW!

Marie Waggedorn
Jul 7th, 2005, 06:36 PM
I'm confused. Cara is the first player in a long time to win back-to-back Wimbledon DOUBLES titles? :confused:

Jul 7th, 2005, 07:12 PM
I'm confused. Cara is the first player in a long time to win back-to-back Wimbledon DOUBLES titles? :confused:

Having previously won the same tournament twice as a junior, yes ;)