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*Marat BigFan*
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:48 PM
I wonder is it more than 20 or 30? :confused:

Julian
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:49 PM
I think Anna Kournikova did one year at the Australian

Venus Forever
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:50 PM
I think Kournikova did a couple of years ago. I forgot who it was against, but it was like 20 or 30 something and she still won the match.

I know it was high, but I don't know if it was a record or anything.

Yak
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:55 PM
She double-faulted 31 times against Miho Seaki and still won 8-6 in the third!!!

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:56 PM
I'm sure she committed around 34 in one match; indeed, she managed to serve 98 over the course of three matches, which is really quite a remarkable feat even for her. Apparently Davenport was watching the match in disbelief on TV in her room, and said in an interview that day that "you just have to feel sorry for the poor girl". These days there aren't as many, but she still retains a certain propensity for shanked powder-puff deliveries which virtually beg the opponent to walk up to the service line to return them.

CJ07
Apr 21st, 2003, 10:05 PM
really?
was that OZ 01?
she did get to the QF

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 10:13 PM
I seem to remember it was earlier, in 99 or 2000, but I could be wrong. I vividly recall that quote from Davenport, though, who said it was almost unbelievable how blase and unaffected Kournikova was about the whole thing.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 21st, 2003, 10:17 PM
I think it was Australia Open 2000 1r and she double faulted 36 times.

Anna led 5/0 in the third and Miho Saeki brought it to 5/5 - Kournikova finally closed it out 8/6.

wongqks
Apr 21st, 2003, 10:19 PM
It is in Australian Open 1999 she had the problem after she came back from injury she sustained in Eastbourne 1998. In late 1998 when she return, she already routinely serve more than 10 DFs in a match and in Hong Kong exhibition in early 1999, her problem start to become very obvious. The thing went so bad in her match against Saeki in 1999 aus Open second round, she blew a 5-1 lead in the third set, but commiting 30+ DFs and still win is really amazing coz in a way she is giving away 8 service game for free.

Anyway that year Aus Open is the craziest, you have Anna problem, Venus beads falling off, Martina half a man scandal.

Dava
Apr 21st, 2003, 10:55 PM
It was 1999 for definate all the tennis commentators used to go on about it! On and on and on. Also when she lost in the mixed final she had loads as well, it cost her and Jonas the match really.

Messenger
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:04 PM
The crowd was booing Saeki's unforced errors. That was unfair.

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:06 PM
Well, it goes with the territory when you're playing Kournikova. No matter how lowly a qualifier or how established and successful a Top-Tenner, no-one wants to see them defeat Anna, and certainly not with the ease that they do in Grand Slam matches, for which Kournikova seems sadly to reserve her worst form these days. If anything, they should have been booing Anna for allowing an obviously weaker opponent back into the match with such sloppy serving.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:08 PM
Well, it goes with the territory when you're playing Kournikova. No matter how lowly a qualifier or how established and successful a Top-Tenner, no-one wants to see them defeat Anna, and certainly not with the ease that they do in Grand Slam matches, for which Kournikova seems sadly to reserve her worst form these days. If anything, they should have been booing Anna for allowing an obviously weaker opponent back into the match with such sloppy serving.
if you are double faulting that ,any times and are still good enough to win, then you shouldn't be bood, you should be applauded...anna had alot of heart to stay in this match instead of folding and losing...

i do not agree with the people booing saeki though....thats wrong...

Messenger
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:09 PM
Sure, and Saeki wasn't visibly affected or anything but I seem to remember them being especially rude that day.

GBFH
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:12 PM
Well, it goes with the territory when you're playing Kournikova. No matter how lowly a qualifier or how established and successful a Top-Tenner, no-one wants to see them defeat Anna, and certainly not with the ease that they do in Grand Slam matches, for which Kournikova seems sadly to reserve her worst form these days. If anything, they should have been booing Anna for allowing an obviously weaker opponent back into the match with such sloppy serving.

Wish I could disagree with ya, Hendouble...but I can't.

I don't know what's wrong with Anna...she plays in the majors like she just wants to get the hell outta there.

Speaking of the '99 match...I think someone asked Anna if she was gonna see a sports psychologist and she said, "For what?" Couldn't help laughing ;)

Leena
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:22 PM
There's probably been a match with more than 34... I bet there was probably some Nancy Loeffler-Caro type in ITF, that couldn't get a serve in all match.

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:28 PM
I gather that at Wimbledon once, there was a female Brazilian player back in the 1950s who served 17 double faults in a row during the middle of her match. Imagine the cheer from the crowd and her own sense of relief when she finally got it in at her 18th attempt!

Gandalf
Apr 22nd, 2003, 08:13 AM
Sabatini in '94 used to have over 15 in all her matches, but I think Kournikova has the record.

tennisIlove09
Apr 22nd, 2003, 08:44 AM
1999 Australian Open
2nd Round Anna Kournikova def Miho Saeki 1-6, 6-4, 10-8

V.Melb
Apr 22nd, 2003, 11:12 AM
They booed the crap out if Saeki .....
i should know.... i was there!

Miho didn't really react though.

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 22nd, 2003, 11:48 AM
wasn`t it kournikiva with like 34-37 double faults out here in Oz Open?

King Lindsay
Apr 22nd, 2003, 11:49 AM
and somehow Anna overcame all those double faults to make the fourth round there! Of course, then she actually ran into quality opposition in the form of Mary Pierce and got the stink beat out of her.

I recall Capriati racking up a high amount of double faults from time to time. In beating Dominique Van Roost in the 2nd round of the 2000 Australian Open, she hit four straight doubles to drop a service game.

Messenger
Apr 22nd, 2003, 11:53 AM
They booed the crap out if Saeki
:(

Libertango
Apr 22nd, 2003, 12:09 PM
Speaking of Dominique, didn't she have a bit of a reputation for serving loads of doubles?! I remember watching one match (can't remember where or who against, but it was indoors) and she must have served at least 20! :eek: Good ole' Domi, I do miss her! ;) :sad: