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MakarovaFan
Mar 6th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Jelena Dokic just clocked in at 8 1/2 years since her last title(summer 2002) which is remarkable considering she never offically retired from the tour. I know Date Krumm's 2009 title is Soeul breaks that record,but Kimiko had left the tour entirely for 12 years,so that has a asterix next to it. Whats the record for longest time between title wins??

Bismarck.
Mar 6th, 2011, 10:02 PM
KDK. Barbara Rittner also had a huge wait between her two singles wins.

homogenius
Mar 6th, 2011, 10:10 PM
I was wondering too.I know JCap had a 6,5 years gap between Sydney in 1993 and Strasbourg in 1999 but I can't think of a player being close of what Jelena and Kimiko did.

Bismarck.
Mar 6th, 2011, 10:17 PM
I just looked it up and between her two title wins, Rittner had to wait 8 years and nine months, so essentially Dokic's equivalent.

BlueTrees
Mar 6th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Date Krumm 13 years

Renalicious
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:47 AM
Kimiko and Jelena :hearts:!

Libertango
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:49 AM
Great stories. :hearts:

I remember Rittner; I couldn't stand her game, yet still had a strange soft spot for her.

tennnisfannn
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:14 PM
Surely the honours must go to Hantuchova, she went five years between her first and second IWs. I say so becuase she was in the top ten or thereabouts the whole time, she was not out injured or struggling with personal issues of the likes of Dokic. I know she had that 'weighty' prob, but otherwise she was a decent enough player to not have won anything else in between.

Steadyniacki
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Date was about 14 years i think

the jamierbelyea
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Not as long but Tanasugarn went 5 and 1/2 years between her 1st and 2nd wins (2003 Hyderabad - 2008 s'Hertogenbosch)

Nicolás89
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:29 PM
Not as long but Tanasugarn went 5 and 1/2 years between her 1st and 2nd wins (2003 Hyderabad - 2008 s'Hertogenbosch)

Hantuchova IW 02 to 07 is also remarkable.

Karolina_Sprem
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Iva Majoli...nearly 5 years...Roland Garros 1997 - Charleston 2002

pov
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:20 AM
Subtracting the years they were off the tour - Date Krumm = 1 year, Dokic = 4 years. Approximately

In The Zone
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Subtracting the years they were off the tour - Date Krumm = 1 year, Dokic = 4 years. Approximately

I think the fact that they were off the tour says even more, not less.

petkoan
Mar 8th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Hingis waited 4 1/2 years between the last title of her first career and the first title of her comeback.

Lachrymarum
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Elena Likhovtseva also had a long drought between titles (over 7 1/2 years) between Gold Coast in 1997 and Forest Hills in 2004 (granted it was only a 16 player tournament).

pov
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:11 PM
I think the fact that they were off the tour says even more, not less.
Even more not less what? I'd guess that most people don't expect a player to win while she isn't playing.