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Sam L
Aug 25th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Women's Singles
1937 - Anita Lizana (Chile) d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Poland)
1959 - Maria Bueno (Brazil) d. Christine Truman (Great Britain)
1963 - Maria Bueno (Brazil) d. Margaret Smith (Australia)
1973 - Margaret Smith Court (Australia) d. Evonne Goolagong (Australia)
1988 - Steffi Graf (West Germany) d. Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina)
1990 - Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina) d. Steffi Graf (West Germany)
1992 - Monica Seles (Yugoslavia) d. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Spain)
1993 - Steffi Graf (Germany) d. Helena Sukova (Czech Republic)
1994 - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Spain) d. Steffi Graf (Germany)

Last time was 1994, nine years ago. This year, the top two seeds are non-Americans and are red hot favourites to make the final. Will this be only the 10th year in history to have an all-foreigner final at the Open? I think Capriati is the only one with a realistic chance of preventing this.

azza
Aug 25th, 2003, 11:57 AM
Go Kimmy and Alicia :yeah:

sunnysideup
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:20 PM
you could add 2003 already.:devil:

doloresc
Aug 25th, 2003, 12:33 PM
it would be nice but based on 2003 alone, realistically it's not going to happen. the winner will be belgian. if that doesn't happen, i'm hoping she'll be french.

kell
Aug 26th, 2003, 08:10 AM
Go Kimmy and Alicia :yeah:

Would love to see Alicia in the final (well, duh!), but I recon its gonna be another all-Belgium.

vs1
Aug 26th, 2003, 08:12 AM
Would love to see Alicia in the final (well, duh!), but I recon its gonna be another all-Belgium.

Yes!!! That would be a dream come true for me...but I am cheering for Kim to make it to the final and take the title! But to see Alicia get to the QF or better...THAT WOULD BE EXCELLENT!!!!! :bounce:

kell
Aug 26th, 2003, 08:21 AM
Yes!!! That would be a dream come true for me...but I am cheering for Kim to make it to the final and take the title! But to see Alicia get to the QF or better...THAT WOULD BE EXCELLENT!!!!! :bounce:

And just think what it would for her confidence...and ranking :drool:

vs1
Aug 26th, 2003, 08:31 AM
And just think what it would for her confidence...and ranking :drool:

Yes!!! I've dreamt about it already!!! :lol: I think that Alicia would use this as a diving board to keep stepping it up and improving. I'd love to see her inside the top 20, top 10...hell...top 5!!! :p But I'm hoping for little leaps first...not putting on too much pressure...just constant improvement and consistency. She can do it!!!! :bounce:

kell
Aug 26th, 2003, 08:36 AM
Yes!!! I've dreamt about it already!!! :lol: I think that Alicia would use this as a diving board to keep stepping it up and improving. I'd love to see her inside the top 20, top 10...hell...top 5!!! :p But I'm hoping for little leaps first...not putting on too much pressure...just constant improvement and consistency. She can do it!!!! :bounce:

Yep....consistancy's exactly the thing right now. Our Alicia can beat the best, but loose to unknowns :sad: ...but that'll all change in the next few years. It frustrating when you KNOW a player can be good enough for the top twenty, but just don't play well enough on a regular basis.

Kart
Aug 26th, 2003, 11:52 AM
Who was in the 89 final ?

Was it Martina ?

fifiricci
Aug 26th, 2003, 01:21 PM
My answer to this stupid question is: so bloody what!! Why cant you just enjoy the tennis and not be so hooked up on nationalities. Thats why the word "Open" is in the tournament title!!! Its not the American's GS, its a GS which is being held in America.

This thread is a total :yawn:

Sam L
Aug 26th, 2003, 01:39 PM
My answer to this stupid question is: so bloody what!! Why cant you just enjoy the tennis and not be so hooked up on nationalities. Thats why the word "Open" is in the tournament title!!! Its not the American's GS, its a GS which is being held in America.

This thread is a total :yawn:
Oh get over it. I always post historical related threads. This one just happened to be about nationalities. If you find this boring, don't enter my threads in the future. Now shooo!

Gandalf
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:15 PM
Who was in the 89 final ?

Was it Martina ?

Yes, she lost to Graf 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

I find it more interesting that the final hasn't gone to three sets since 1995.

RAA
Aug 26th, 2003, 03:50 PM
i think it really speaks to the strength of american tennis that there have been so few years without an american in the final....

Kart
Aug 27th, 2003, 09:53 AM
Yes, she lost to Graf 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

I find it more interesting that the final hasn't gone to three sets since 1995.

Thank you :).