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Vincent
Oct 17th, 2002, 10:20 AM
i would like to know some interesting tennis facts, like...
the player who has most win in one year, the tallest, the shortest,
being double beagled,the longest match duration,earnings......
something like that.

Here is the first one:)
Anna Smashnova is the shortest among the top100 players in WTA tour, she is only 157 cm tall:eek: :eek:

Vincent
Oct 17th, 2002, 10:45 AM
No replies?:(

Gandalf
Oct 17th, 2002, 12:00 PM
OK, I reply.

I think there is a site where you can find those details, but I don't remember the name.

The longest match was 6 and a half hours in 1984 (and that for a 6-4, 7-6!). It's in the Blast from the Past forum.

Aren't Coetzer and Panova even shorter than 157 cm?.

I would say that the longest winning streaks are from Graf in '87-'88 or Navratilova in '82-'83, but probably someone can confirm this (Rollo, Brian, Zummi, anyone?).

FrankWo
Oct 17th, 2002, 12:12 PM
Hi,
A. Coetzer is 158 cm and T. Panova 154 cm ...
... with greetings, FrankWo.

calabar
Oct 17th, 2002, 12:21 PM
try tenniscorner.net, it has a wealth of tennis data.

selesrules
Oct 17th, 2002, 01:03 PM
Monica Seles has never failed to defend a grandslam title when she tried. In other words nobody ever dethroned her from her grandslam titles, it was either because she got stabbed or because she got injured. When she tried to defend titles she always succeeded :eek:

tennis4you
Oct 17th, 2002, 01:04 PM
Tennis4you.com has a section on the website for records held.

Good Luck on the Court!!!
Scott Baker
http://www.tennis4you.com

Vincent
Oct 17th, 2002, 03:05 PM
thanks all of you

TeNnIsFaN
Oct 17th, 2002, 08:44 PM
I was reading in the 2003 World Record book that the longest rally ever was when the ball was hit 17,061 times! I thought was kinda interesting..

niratti
Oct 17th, 2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by TeNnIsFaN
I was reading in the 2003 World Record book that the longest rally ever was when the ball was hit 17,061 times! I thought was kinda interesting..


in one point? one game? or one match?:eek: :eek: :eek:

TeNnIsFaN
Oct 17th, 2002, 09:54 PM
In one point, that's how many times the ball was hit!

Brian Stewart
Oct 17th, 2002, 11:09 PM
Martina Navratilova alone is a source for many amazing feats. Here are a couple:
74-match winning streak, following on the heels of a 54-match streak. During this period, she went a mind-boggling 128-1 and won 6 straight slam singles titles (a record).
Never lost a Fed Cup match in singles or doubles.
Spent over 1000 weeks in the top 5.
20 straight quality finishes at Wimbledon.
119 singles wins at Wimbledon. If someone played Wimbledon 17 times, and won it every year, they'd just tie her (assuming no walkovers).
Won a slam singles title in 3 different decades.
Reached finals of every slam event held in 1985 (Singles-Doubles-Mixed), the only player in history to do so.

And of course, Graf has some as well. Here are a few (numbers off the top of my head, don't have the info handy. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm mistaken.):
186? consecutive weeks at #1; longest such streak ever.
Most weeks at #1. (377? 378?)
Won each slam singles title at least 4 times.

Some other player tidbits:
Virginia Wade played the Wimbledon singles 24 straight years. I believe it's also Wade who holds the record for Fed Cup singles wins. (Rollo? Zummi?)

Barbara Jordan was the first American woman to win the Australian Open. (Read that carefully.)

Chris O'Neil's only career singles title was the Australian Open. She was ranked 111 at the time.

Dally Randriantefy has never lost a Fed Cup singles match.

Katerina Studenikova has all 5 vowels in her surname.

Billie Tapscott was the first woman to play Wimbledon without stockings, in 1929.

The 1st Japanese player to play Wimbledon was Zenzo Shimizu, who played the men's singles in 1920.

Hana Mandikova was the first woman from a non-English-speaking country to win the Australian Championships, in 1980. The firsts at the other 2 English-speaking slams were Suzanne Lenglen at Wimbledon in 1919, and Anita Lizana at the US Championships in 1937.

At the first official Championships of Hungary in 1894, the men and women competed against each other in the singles draw. The tournament was won by a woman, Paulina Palffy.

Jadwiga Jedrzejowska was the #1 ranked woman in Poland from 1928-1959.

The 4 Fernandez sisters who played in the 70's and 80's were comprised of 2 sets of twins. In the 1977 Southern California High School Championships doubles final, one set of twins, Anna Maria and Lucia, defeated the other, Cecilia and Elisa.

As for the tallest player ever, I'd give the nod to Brenda Schultz-McCarthy. She was listed anywhere from 6'2" to 6'3", yet looked even taller than that.

oggie
Oct 18th, 2002, 02:09 AM
Here are some on Monica. Monica Seles is the only player, male or female, to win as many as 33 consecutive matches at a grand slam (AO) before her first loss (no one comes even close to beating this record). She is also the only player in open era to win three consecutive French Opens and is at the same time the youngest player to win this grand slam. She is also the player to have played the least tournaments (6) before winning her first title (and she did it by beating Evert).

Brian Stewart
Oct 18th, 2002, 05:55 AM
As near as I can tell, the record for most singles matches won in a year is 110, by Billie Jean King in 1971. As the main star of the fledgling tour, you could say she definitely supported it.

tennisIlove09
Oct 18th, 2002, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by selesrules
Monica Seles has never failed to defend a grandslam title when she tried. In other words nobody ever dethroned her from her grandslam titles, it was either because she got stabbed or because she got injured. When she tried to defend titles she always succeeded :eek:

Amazing. Oh, how the tennis history would be different if it weren't for her stabbing

bis2806
Oct 18th, 2002, 10:59 AM
Lindsay Davenport, the tallest woman on the tour, standing at 1.89 cm ;)

Nimi
Oct 18th, 2002, 11:20 AM
Anna Smashnova is for sure not the shortest woman.

Anyways, some interesting facts here :)

per4ever
Oct 18th, 2002, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by oggie
She is also the player to have played the least tournaments (6) before winning her first title (and she did it by beating Evert).

I hope you don't mean WTA-tournaments..otherwise it's not correct ;)

irma
Oct 18th, 2002, 12:09 PM
Reached finals of every slam event held in 1985 (Singles-Doubles-Mixed), the only player in history to do so.

and then to think that some players of today already complain after 1 three sets match!

CoryAnnAvants#1
Oct 18th, 2002, 12:18 PM
There is a moonballer from Mexico named Zerene Reyes who has had good results on the 10K circuit, and who plays top 3 @ Stanford. She's the shortest player on tour at 4'10"!:eek:

Messenger
Oct 18th, 2002, 12:26 PM
Katerina Studenikova has all 5 vowels in her surname. lol

Dally Randriantefy has never lost a Fed Cup singles match.
How many singles matches has she played?

caseyl45
Oct 18th, 2002, 05:02 PM
Here's one for you guys. Monica Seles is the only player in the top 100 on either tour whose last name is a palindrome, meaning that it is the same forwards as it is backwards.

oggie
Oct 18th, 2002, 05:26 PM
You are right per4ever. It's 5 tournaments.

minboy
Oct 18th, 2002, 08:27 PM
oggie : some players have won the first tournament they played in ( tracy austin, justine henin, angelique widjaja and 3 others i don't remember )

oggie
Oct 18th, 2002, 09:50 PM
I remember once they showed on TV during a match these statistics (players to have taken least tournaments before their first win - it was during Anna's match and they were saying how Anna is still waiting for her first win), and I remember seeing Monica on top. But you are right about those other players winning the first time they played. Maybe this was for Tier I tornaments or something else.

Brian Stewart
Oct 18th, 2002, 10:44 PM
And if we're talking palindromes, Ana Salas has a palindromic first and last name.

If I'm not mistaken, Hu Na has the shortest name ever. (Kind of hard to beat that.)

One of the Jensen sisters (Rachel?) served with one hand, and hit her groudstrokes with the other.

mala18
Oct 18th, 2002, 10:48 PM
Mirjana Lucic, first tournament she ever played in BOTH singles and doubles she won it.
Singles: Bol 97
Doubles: Australian Open 98' with Martina hingis!!