View Full Version : Please help us finish the Grand slam project

Jul 27th, 2002, 08:34 PM
Me, Brian Stewert, and Way are working on getting together ALL the grand slam results for women. Not just singles from the 1970s, like Tenniscorner, but singles, doubles, even juniors!

When we are done, think of all the info we'll have. You can know the WHOLE gs results for any woman. Have all sorts of fun with trivia.

We're getting closer, but we need help. Any help at all. If you have old tennis annuals, books, or magazines with results, let us know! We'll gladly give credit for new results:) (VenusFanJoshua and Louloubelle have already contributed:)

Go to Uni or college? Right where you are an hour of your time could help fill in a missing year. Tell me your college or city and I'll even check your catalog for you and tell you how to find results or use microfilm:)

Live in a big city and use the library? 10 or 15 miutes is all it takes to get and copy a lot of grand slam draws. Again, I can provide call numbers and assistance:)

Maybe you remember something special about a slam and want to share. We post notes about matches with the results too.

If nothing else, come and visit us at the Blast For The Past Forum and check us out.

We're recapturing grand slam history almost every day.


Jul 27th, 2002, 11:31 PM
If it helps Rollo, I found a site with Grand Slam results dating back to the 60's of every Gs, however it only shows from round of 16 on. If you want the link just ask me and I'll drag it out of my favorites pile.:)

Jul 28th, 2002, 01:32 AM
Thanks, Rollo, for advertising our feat!!!

And, by the way, we need help also from a "graphic" point of view.
I'm the one who has the task of loading results into a site, but i'm having trouble in finding a good search engine working "inside" a site.
(as tenniscorner's one)


Jul 28th, 2002, 01:52 AM
Hey Brian! After you're done with your research you can test your memory with this excellent game. You must tell who won the GS final, dating also to the 70's. It includes women and men singles, the url is: http://www.cosmoquiz.com/en/tennis_trivia_game.html

If you need any year you can check at the botton of that page that says who beat who in the final and the year...

Have fun!


Jul 28th, 2002, 05:56 AM
Hi Way:wavey:

We'll take any help at all Ryan. Thank you:) What's the site?

Brian Stewart
Jul 28th, 2002, 04:39 PM
I'll check that site out, Joaco! Thanks. I'll also have to try my hand at the trivia game at the Hall of Fame site.

We're going along pretty well. We'll have about 99% of the singles results from the open era. I have all of the doubles from 1991-up, and qualifying and junior singles results from the mid-90's up. I also have results from the quarterfinals on for every Australian Open, but only a few early round singles scores prior to the Open era. The Australian results are tough to find for those of us in the Western/Northern hemispheres, as coverage here was minimal at best. Any Aussies with access to old newspapers or (better yet) old Australian Tennis publications could fill in a lot of gaps.

If you give us any individual results, give us full names when possible. If you give us a full draw, keep the players in the same order from round to round and give us full names for the first round at least. In other words, if Smith d. Jones in the 2nd round, then the 1st round scores of Smith and Jones should be next to each other. If there is more than one player with a given surname in a draw, a first initial would help in subsequent rounds. Sometimes a second letter is necessary. For example, I just pasted in a draw that had both Leslie Allen and Louise Allen, so I had to list them as "Le.Allen" and "Lo.Allen" respectively in later rounds.

Basically, if you look over our posted results, you can see what we're looking for. Also, if the newspaper/magazine lists the original draw, copy that and note any changes (which players withdrew, and who went into their spots) if possible. I've got a few early open-era US Open draws with that kind of info, which I'll be listing. An example is the info under the 1982 draw I posted (and pasted:)).

Oddball occurences and tidbits are welcome too.