Jul 25th, 2002, 01:25 AM
Two players have drawn each other in the first or second round more times than mormal,in a short period of time(or even a season)
Babsi Rittner and Gala Leon Garcia have drawn each other in the first round in two tournament back to back!
Jul 25th, 2002, 02:26 AM
It happens more than you would think.
Anna K. drew Venus in Antwerp and Dubai this year, both in the 2nd round.
And also in Rome, they were supposed to meet in the 2nd round but Venus withdrew.
Jul 25th, 2002, 09:04 PM
Another similar one this year would be:
Vienna: Final Tulyaganova vs Smashnova
From a clay final to a grass 1st round
Eastbourne: 1st round Tulyaganova vs Smashnova
Jul 25th, 2002, 09:41 PM
yes babsi, what did it more special was the fact that they had never met in a match before the Wienna final.
Iroda was beaten by Rita Grande in one tournament, and beaten again by Rita in the first round in the next. She was further knoked out from one tournament by Sugiama, just to meet the same girl the next week.
Sorry, my brain isn`t bright enough to remember what tournaments, except the first victory of Grande who was in Aust.Open.
Jul 25th, 2002, 10:32 PM
Anne Kremer and Jelena Dokic played a few times this year don't know if they were conseciatvie though!
Jul 26th, 2002, 01:31 PM
Jelena lost that three meetings.
Jul 26th, 2002, 04:29 PM
Well, Kim played Elena Dementieva 4 times in 3 months.
4th Rnd US Open.
1/2 final Leipzig
1st Rnd Masters (Munich)
Fed Cup Final
Jul 26th, 2002, 07:29 PM
It seems like Dokic and Martinez have played a lot in the past few years.