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Rollo
Jul 28th, 2002, 09:35 AM
Hands down the open era double-bagel queen is


CHRIS EVERT.


Just a quick check of Tennis corner came up with these 6-0 6-0s

in slams

74 Aussie Szeman
76 Wimby Coe
76 US Coles
77 US Whytcross
79 US Riedel
80 Paris Fyanch
80 US Sands
81 Wimby Pasquale
82 Paris Forood
84 Paris Yanagi AND Benjamin.
85 Walsh
86 US Marsikova

That's 13 Double-bagels in grand slams:)

Evert had a bagel every year she played after 1976 except for 1983 and her last year on tour, 1989-and she came darn close to one then. She probably had bagels in all her years before 76 too, but tenniscorner records for then are poor.

Number of double bagles by year.

By year

74-1
76-2
77-3
78-1
79-2
80-3
81-6 (She was hungry in 81:p )
82-4
83-None:sad:
84-3
85-2
86-2
87-2
88-1
89-none:sad:

That's AT LEAST 32 6-0 6-0 matches. It takes consistency to win 6-0 6-0, and Chrissie had it in spades. Bow down to the Queen of the double bagel!

wongqks
Jul 28th, 2002, 11:18 AM
A very surprising stat indeed, I would have thought people like Conchita MArtinez in her prime would have score loadfs of double bagels during 93, 94.

Mary pierce infamously double bagel two players in a single grand slam (Aus Open 97 I think) made loads of headline at that time.

Monica probvably is the current double bagel queen, someone can probably correct me if I am wrong.

But thanks Rollo, a really cool stat, Chris consistency will never be heightened for years to come

Mark43
Jul 28th, 2002, 01:17 PM
Conchita Martinez? huh?

Anyway, Chris nearly double bageled Monica Seles in her very last win on tour, US Open fourth round 1989. She killed 15 year old Monica 6-1, 6-1 at the age of 34. Now that was amazing, since Monica had just beaten Chris a few months earlier on clay in Texas.

Chris had tremendous killer instinct and it was totally evident in 1981. One of those double bagels was Martina Navratilova on clay in a finals match in Florida. Keep in mind, that in a few short months Martina would be dominating the tour, including winning the '82 French...on clay.

tennischick
Jul 28th, 2002, 02:13 PM
nice info guys. thanks! ;)

Brian Stewart
Jul 28th, 2002, 04:29 PM
Pretty impressive! I actually would have thought there'd be more. I do recall seeing a lot of 6-0 sets by Chrissie, but they must not have been in pairs.

I think it's no coincidence that the top bagellers (??) of each generation were baseliners: Evert, Graf, Seles. That lends itself more to consistency than serve/volley play. Even in the pre-open era, top bagel-dispensers like Lenglen, Wills, and Connolly were all staunch baseliners. (People get fooled by footage of Lenglen hitting a balletic volley, but she rarely came to net.)

irma
Jul 28th, 2002, 05:36 PM
if I counted right, Steffi had 20 double baggels in her career!
not bad either:)

disposablehero
Jul 28th, 2002, 05:39 PM
Lenglen had a shitty match when it WASN'T a double bagel.

way
Jul 28th, 2002, 10:38 PM
Yes.
And my seer, Gianni Cleric (best tennis speaker ever) :) says she hadn0t a bad volley, either!

baleineau
Jul 28th, 2002, 11:02 PM
actually, conchita has around 15, which is pretty good. when she's spinning the ball at you and you ain't in the groove, those games just disappear quicker than a bagel in Chris Evert's hands.....

darren cahill
Jul 28th, 2002, 11:22 PM
Some one asked about Steffis double bagels. I came up with 18 (there was 1 I didnt count that was in Fed Cup and not sure if we are counting those) She had 11 in regular tour matches and 7 in grand slams. Her most proflic of the majors was Wimbledon were she did it 4 times and 2 times in the 1993 Wimbledon in the 1st and 3rd rounds. The 3rd round victim was Hurricane Helen Kelesi. Probably her most famous one was the 88 French Final against Zvereva. I bet Steffis fave was the one in 1994 ( i think?) against Tracy Austin....i know that one felt good!

darren cahill
Jul 28th, 2002, 11:25 PM
one other Graf tid-bit. She had back to back double bagels once too. The French open final in 1988 against Zvereva followed by her first round win at Wimbledon against Hu Na. So yes, both Chris Evert and Mary Pierce both had more than one double bagels in a grand slam, but dont forget Steffi Graf did that as well.

wongqks
Jul 28th, 2002, 11:56 PM
also I remember Mary Pierce hold a distinct record in French Open 1994 when she lost like 12 games going into the semifinals and then thrashed Steffi 62 62. That must have been impressive lol

Wendy Turnball
Jul 29th, 2002, 12:40 AM
Oooo did someone mention bagels!!

Rollo
Jul 29th, 2002, 05:47 AM
Looking in Chris' autobiography-I found a few more.

In 1973 she did it 3 times on clay.
in 74 3 times on clay.

In both year's she doubled bageled girl's twice at the US Clay.

1975 once on clay.
1976 3 times on clay. One already mentioned above.


So that's 42 evert double bagles and counting:)


AS DH mentioned, Lenglen was by far the all-Time double bagel queen. She won EVENTS several times without losing a game(60 consecutive games!:eek: ) and at the 1924 Wimbledon won 3 straight matches 6-0 6-0. Chris may have been queen, but Lenglen was the Empress!

Sam L
Jul 29th, 2002, 09:25 AM
Long live Suzanne! :D

Chris is great too :)

moby
Jul 29th, 2002, 10:20 AM
Lindsay must be the worst player at this
i think she actually loses a game on purpose if she's on the verge of double bagelling someone
to save them some face..