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AjdeNate!
Sep 2nd, 2002, 06:59 AM
Should Monica & Martina go to a 3 set match, it will be only the 3rd time that Monica has played 3 matches in a row that have all gone 3 sets. She is 3-0 on the time in 01, and 2-1 the time in 98. She's never had to do 3-3setters in a row anywhere else since. And never has done it in a Slam

:

Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA March 30, 1998 Surface: Clay
R64 Bye
R32 Barbara Paulus (AUT) W 6-2 0-1 ret
R16 Natasha Zvereva (BLR) W 6-0 6-7(5) 6-2
QF Patty Schnyder (SUI) W 4-6 6-3 7-6(6)
SF Irina Spirlea (ROM) L 4-6 6-1 6-7(5)
*
Los Angeles, California, USA August 06, 2001 Surface: Hardcourt
R64 Bye
R32 Marissa Irvin (USA) W 6-3 6-2
R16 Sandrine Testud (FRA) W 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4
QF Serena Williams (USA) W 6-2 3-6 7-6(2)
SF Martina Hingis (SUI) W 6-3 1-6 6-4
F Lindsay Davenport (USA) L 3-6 5-7
*

This is probably a meaningless stat - but since I'm bored and had the time I thought I'd check it out.

Could good things come in 3s? Is 3 the magic number? Could this be Mon's 3rd US Open title? If it is, she would be ranked #3!

What a coincidence.
What a coincidence.
What a coincidence.

;)

AjdeNate!
Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:00 AM
Funny how every match (but 1) has a 7-6 in it...and 3 times the 3rd set ended in a tiebreak.... Hmm...more 3 stuff.

AjdeNate!
Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:01 AM
JenJen is the #3 seed... does she have any relevance in the '3 Theory' ;)

AjdeNate!
Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:16 AM
...and this is the 3rd time that Seles/Hingis have played at the US Open... More 3 stuff.

AjdeNate!
Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:12 AM
This is their 21st career meeting (7 X 3 = 21)

AjdeNate!
Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:12 AM
Hingis is on a 3 match win streak over Monica at the moment.

AjdeNate!
Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:13 AM
A set has been won 6-3 9 times (3, 6, 9....)

AjdeNate!
Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:15 AM
They've met 9 (3 X 3) times in the semis
They've met 3 times in the quarters

Monica_Rules
Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:51 AM
:o

irma
Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:55 AM
seles you are nervous for this match I guess? :p

earthcrystal
Sep 2nd, 2002, 11:39 AM
My, you were bored, weren't you? :p

Fun to read... :)

AjdeNate!
Sep 3rd, 2002, 03:22 AM
Yes, I was very bored....rain makes me anxious.