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Rollo
Mar 3rd, 2003, 06:54 AM
Was today the longest day for a WTA player in some time?

Ai Sugiyama won 4 matches and two titles in one day.
It took 10 sets and 100 games :worship:

Can anyone recall a more successful "longest day"?

Sam L
Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:22 AM
LOL! It probably is Rollo, I never knew this cause I don't live in the same time but what a great job by Ai! :eek:

gentenaire
Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:30 AM
It's a very impressive performance by Ai. She certainly deserves some rest now.

rfs1999
Mar 3rd, 2003, 03:00 PM
How can other players claim exhaustion if they play four days in a row?

Messenger
Mar 3rd, 2003, 03:09 PM
Impressive indeed.

disposablehero
Mar 3rd, 2003, 03:10 PM
Was today the longest day for a WTA player in some time?

Ai Sugiyama won 4 matches and two titles in one day.
It took 10 sets and 100 games :worship:

Can anyone recall a more successful "longest day"?

I think John Wayne had one.

Rollo
Mar 3rd, 2003, 06:01 PM
LOL-good one Disposable :D

Alice Marble was FORCED to play 4 matches at East Hampton in July of 1933. It was a 3 day event and rain washed out all of day one. Alice won 3 matches on the day two, which put her in the semis and finals on the last day.

It was so hot (over 100 F and 30 C) that some of spectators were passing out when Alice won her semi matches in singles and doubles.
Marble then played and lost the singles and doubles finals. When she wanted to default the doubles final she was told she HAD to play or else she might not get selected for Wightman Cup, an important competition.

Alice fainted after the match. Her health was wrecked for 3 years afterwards-largely due to her ordeal at East Hapmton.

Marble's 4 matches took more games (about 118 I think) and sets (11)
than Ai Sugiyama-but Ai WON all 4 of her matches.

The WTA records show nothing in the past 35 years-so for now Ai has a unique record :)

Rollo
Mar 3rd, 2003, 06:04 PM
The only possible longest day might come at an event where mixed is thrown into the bag.

Ai sure has my respect. About 4 years ago I tried 4 matches in on the hottest damn day of August. I got 30 minutes between matches. During the last match I cramped so bad I threw up.

raquel
Mar 3rd, 2003, 06:33 PM
I think I remember Larisa Neiland having to play 4 matches on a row on Centre Court at Wimbledon?? But Ai was brillaint yesterday - CONGRATS AI! :bounce:

joaco
Mar 3rd, 2003, 06:35 PM
amazing :eek: :eek:

Rollo
Mar 3rd, 2003, 07:37 PM
Ah ha Racquel-do you recall the year?

raquel
Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:27 PM
Ah ha Racquel-do you recall the year?

No sorry! But it was about 4 or 5 years ago. I remember she played womans doubles final, mixed quarters, semis and final all in a row on a third Monday. She won all except the mixed final I think :confused:

Leena
Mar 3rd, 2003, 08:34 PM
LOL-good one Disposable :D

Alice Marble was FORCED to play 4 matches at East Hampton in July of 1933. It was a 3 day event and rain washed out all of day one. Alice won 3 matches on the day two, which put her in the semis and finals on the last day.

It was so hot (over 100 F and 30 C) that some of spectators were passing out when Alice won her semi matches in singles and doubles.
Marble then played and lost the singles and doubles finals. When she wanted to default the doubles final she was told she HAD to play or else she might not get selected for Wightman Cup, an important competition.

Alice fainted after the match. Her health was wrecked for 3 years afterwards-largely due to her ordeal at East Hapmton.

Marble's 4 matches took more games (about 118 I think) and sets (11)
than Ai Sugiyama-but Ai WON all 4 of her matches.

The WTA records show nothing in the past 35 years-so for now Ai has a unique record :)

Was Alice also in the '27 US Nationals, with the infamous 6-0 0-6 6-0 match? :p

Rollo
Mar 3rd, 2003, 10:48 PM
That was Molla Mallory over Gwen Sterry Leena. Alice started around 1932 until 1940. Her day from hell cost her close to 3 years and who knows how many slams. When Alice returned in 1936 the same jerk who forced her to play that day in 1933 demanded she play a series of men for hours under the hot sun to prove her "fitness".

I see your a Bovina fan. She's on my short list for next top ten player-best of luck to her :)