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Direwolf
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:39 PM
im not sure who...

the only thing that comes to my mind was Venus Williams
in 2001 where she won
New Haven and the USO b2b on 3 consecutive weeks...

anyone else done it??
Hingis or Davenport maybe??

and how will Henin and Kuznetsova
have enought energy to reach the final 2 weeks later??

Kim n Jelena didnt do it last year..

morbidangle
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Justine won Sydney and then the Australian Open in 2004.

Viktymise
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Serena won Rome in 02 before winning RG right? :scratch:

Paul.be
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Justine won Sydney and then the Australian Open in 2004.

I think that was indeed the last time.

morbidangle
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Serena won Rome in 02 before winning RG right? :scratch:
She did indeed. But there was Strassbourg in between the two events. Rome is two weeks before RG.

Direwolf
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Serena won Rome in 02 before winning RG right? :scratch:

Rome wasnt THE week before RG..


Yup.. henin it was.
though only playing 3 matches in Sydney..
And that AO in 2004...
where she actually trying to manipulate the umpires
decision..

zvonarevarulz
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:59 PM
While not the week before, Sharapova won birmingham in '04 before winning Wimbledon, as well as winning San Diego in '06 before winning the USO.

faboozadoo15
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:28 PM
I'll never understand playing Sydney or Eastbourne or New Haven and taking it seriously.
I'm glad Monica and Maria hardly do that.

Londoner
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:45 PM
I'll never understand playing Sydney or Eastbourne or New Haven and taking it seriously.
I'm glad Monica and Maria hardly do that.

I thought Moaningca did play Eastbourne, and took it seriously enough to win it? If she didn't take it seriously, maybe she should have done as it would have given her a chance to gain experience on grass!

Henpova
Jan 10th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Last year Kuzzy won, New Heaven, a made it to the Finals of the USO and in 2006 Juju won Sydney and went to the finals of the AO. Also in she won New Haven and made it to the finals of the USO

I don't think the lost in the finals because they played that last week. They where out played or injured/sick.

Henin 2006 AO: Sick
Henin 2006 USO: Back injury in the Davenport match.(Also Maria was scary good in that final)
Kuzzy 2007 USO: Just out played.

I do think that Juju lost Wimbledon that year because she played Eastborn, and won the French Open before that. Playing your best tennis 5 out of 6 weeks is hard. Also Momo played damn good in the last to set. I just don't think Juju had it in her to try to fight as hard as she has done in the past, and if she did Momo could of still won.

felipe2004
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Yeah, it was Justine in 2004: Sydney + AO. She came close in 2006 with Sydney + AO Final, Eastbourne + Wimbledon Final and New Haven + US Open Final. And Steva as well this year in US Open.