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Berlin_Calling
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:53 AM
Seeing all the 'most dominating' or 'in the zone' threads recently, it reminded me of some dominant performances by players in a single tournament.

Mary Pierce lost 12 games in 5 matches enroute to her title at Hilton Head in 2000.

2 Pierce def Leon Garcia 6-1 6-1
3 Pierce def Pistolesi 6-1 6-2
qtr Pierce def Dokic 6-3 6-1
sf Pierce def Seles 6-1 6-1
f Pierce def Sanchez-Vicario 6-0 6-1

Pierce also lost 11 games before being routed by Hingis in the 1998 Aussie Open quarters

1 Pierce def Li 6-0 6-0
2 Pierce def Torrens Valero 6-1 6-2
3 Pierce def Barabanschikova 7-5 6-3
4 Pierce def Nagyova 6-0 6-0
qtr Hingis def Pierce 6-2 6-3

AjdeNate!
Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:17 AM
I was gonna say 2000 Hilton Head... but you already did. :p
Best week I've ever seen - and some stiff clay competition in there too!

bandabou
Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:37 AM
Why brining all those stats when in the end Mary didn´t win?!

Serena´s 00 Wimbledon was EVEN MORE impressive, but in the end it doesn´t matter because she didn´t win the tournament.

jd4eva
Nov 23rd, 2003, 02:59 AM
I have to agree with Chris.

The most impressive performance has to be mary in Hilton Head 2000......there was no way anyone could have beaten her that week, simply breathtaking stuff.

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 23rd, 2003, 03:02 AM
Great week it was by Mary....Also Venus in Hamburg in 2000 I think....And Kim in Luxemburg last year!

tennisIlove09
Nov 23rd, 2003, 03:25 AM
What about Venus at the 01 Hamburg?

R16 Gala Leon Garcia (ESP) W 6-1 6-2
QF Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) W 6-1 6-1
SF Jelena Dokic (YUG) W 6-3 6-1
F Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) W 6-3 6-0

12 games lost

tennisIlove09
Nov 23rd, 2003, 03:27 AM
If we are talking about players who didn't win the event, but were still dominate:

Serena
2000 Wimbledon (until Venus)
2000 US Open (until Lindsay)
2001 Australian (until Martina)

Venus
2002 French (until Serena)
2003 Australian (Until Serena)

Berlin_Calling
Nov 23rd, 2003, 03:32 AM
Why brining all those stats when in the end Mary didn´t win?!

Serena´s 00 Wimbledon was EVEN MORE impressive, but in the end it doesn´t matter because she didn´t win the tournament.

I think that Mary was playing very good tennis at the Aussie open then. I was gonna do Serena's 2000 Wimby and 2001 Wimby where she lost only like 12 games or so in the first 4 rounds before choking against Jennifer.

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:14 AM
Well then you can go back to Harkleroad's run in Charleston this year. :)

tennisIlove09
Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:54 AM
2001 New Haven; Venus

R16 Sandrine Testud (FRA) W 7-6(5) 6-3
QF Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) W 6-3 5-7 6-2
SF Jennifer Capriati (USA) W 6-4 7-6(1)
F Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 7-6(6) 6-4

Tough scores, and a three setter. But when you think of the players she beat to win this tournament. Testud, at the time, would have been 10-15 range; Henin was #5-6; Jennifer was #2-3; Davenport was either 2-3

(Davenport was #1 seed; Capriati 2; Venus 3)

And then you add in the match that it rained, so Venus played her QF and SF in the same day. And the FOLLOWING day played the final. And she only lost ONE set! :worship:

Venus Forever
Nov 23rd, 2003, 06:59 AM
2001 New Haven; Venus

R16 Sandrine Testud (FRA) W 7-6(5) 6-3
QF Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) W 6-3 5-7 6-2
SF Jennifer Capriati (USA) W 6-4 7-6(1)
F Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 7-6(6) 6-4

Tough scores, and a three setter. But when you think of the players she beat to win this tournament. Testud, at the time, would have been 10-15 range; Henin was #5-6; Jennifer was #2-3; Davenport was either 2-3

(Davenport was #1 seed; Capriati 2; Venus 3)

And then you add in the match that it rained, so Venus played her QF and SF in the same day. And the FOLLOWING day played the final. And she only lost ONE set! :worship:

Jennifer was #2, Lindsay #3, Justine #6 and Testud was #18. ;)

Knizzle
Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:57 AM
Venus lost 36 games in winning the 01 US Open and average of a little over 5 games per match.

R128 Lenka Dlhopolcova (SVK) W 6-2 6-3
R64 Meilen Tu (USA) W 6-2 6-2
R32 Lisa Raymond (USA) W 6-3 6-4
R16 Sandrine Testud (FRA) W 6-4 6-0
QF Kim Clijsters (BEL) W 6-3 6-1
SF Jennifer Capriati (USA) W 6-4 6-2
F Serena Williams (USA) W 6-2 6-4

Knizzle
Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:59 AM
Serena lost a miniscule 29 games at the US Open 2002 outdoing Venus' 36 in 2001. That's an average of a little over 4 games per match. :eek:

R128 Corina Morariu (USA) W 6-2 6-3
R64 Dinara Safina (RUS) W 6-0 6-1
R32 Nathalie Dechy (FRA) W 6-1 6-1
R16 Daja Bedanova (CZE) W 6-1 6-1
QF Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) W 6-2 6-2
SF Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 6-3 7-5
F Venus Williams (USA) W 6-4 6-3

Chance
Nov 23rd, 2003, 08:13 AM
Serena lost a miniscule 29 games at the US Open 2002 outdoing Venus' 36 in 2001. That's an average of a little over 4 games per match. :eek:

I was just about to post that. Also Serena's performance at the Nasdaq tournament(Miami) last year. Defeating the top 3 seeds- without dropping a set( Serena was quite scrappy against Jennifer, but still a good performance)

64 W Lilia OSTERLOH (USA) 7-5 6-1
32 W Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) 6-1 6-0
16 W Marissa IRVIN (USA) 6-1 6-4
QF W Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-4 6-0
SF W Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 6-2 6-2
FR W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-5 7-6(4)

Declan
Nov 23rd, 2003, 08:53 AM
Going back a bit further, how's this for a series of impressive scores at a major tournament: Chris Evert at the 1976 US Open. After a first round bye she defeated Greer Stevens 6-1 6-0, Glynis Coles 6-0 6-0, 9th seeded Sue Barker 6-1 6-0, the No.13 seed Natasha Chmyreva 6-1 6-2 in the quarter-finals, Mima Jausovec 6-3 6-1 in the semi-finals, then Chris won the title trouncing Evonne Cawley, the No,2 seed, 6-3 6-0 in the final. 12 games lost in winning a Slam!!

spiceboy
Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:27 PM
And the award goes to... Conchita Martínez winning Tier II in Hamburg 95' losing only 7 games in route to the title :worship: :worship:

1st round: BYE
2nd round: def. Radka Zrubakova 6/1 6/4
Quarterfinals: def. Jana Kandarr 6/1 6/0
Semifinals: def. Magdalena Maleeva 6/0 6/0
Final: def. Martina Hingis 6/1 6/0

fortpegs
Nov 23rd, 2003, 12:50 PM
Monica Seles: 1995 Canadian Open in Toronto

1st Round: Bye
2nd Round: def. Kim Po 6-3, 6-0
3rd Round: def. Nathalie Tauziat 6-2, 6-2
QF: def. Anke Huber 6-3, 6-2
SF: def. Gabriela Sabatini 6-1, 6-0
F: def. Amanda Coetzer 6-0, 6-1

Only 14 games lost to win a Tier 1, the lowest number ever lost my the champion at the Canadian Open. But more impressive is that this was Monica's first tournament back after 27 months! Not to mention how well she played throughout, she really thumped the competition, no one could have stopped her that week.

baleineau
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:12 PM
What about Venus at the 01 Hamburg?

R16 Gala Leon Garcia (ESP) W 6-1 6-2
QF Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) W 6-1 6-1
SF Jelena Dokic (YUG) W 6-3 6-1
F Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) W 6-3 6-0

12 games lost

Almost impressive as Conchita managed, also at Hamburg:

R16 Radka Zrubakova (SVK) W 6-1 6-4
QF Jana Kandarr (GER) W 6-1 6-0
SF Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) W 6-0 6-0
F Martina Hingis (SUI) W 6-1 6-0

hingis-seles
Nov 23rd, 2003, 01:56 PM
Hingis dropped 10 games en route to winning Filderstadt in 2000.

Hingis also dropped only 27 games when she won the 1997 US Open.

Kart
Nov 23rd, 2003, 04:12 PM
Mary Pierce at Hilton Head was just the most amazing performance I have ever seen. She would have beaten anybody at that tournament :worship:.

Think this is dominant ?

Sabatini 1992 Rome

32 W Mercedes PAZ (ARG) 6-3 6-1
16 W Nicole BRADTKE (AUS) 6-1 6-2
QF W Nathalie TAUZIAT (FRA) 6-0 6-1
SF W Mary-Joe FERNANDEZ (USA) 6-2 6-3
FR W Monica SELES (USA) 7-5 6-4

Maybe not, but this is :D :

Sabatini Rome 1991 :worship:

32 W Amanda COETZER (RSA) 6-2 6-2
16 W Nathalie TAUZIAT (FRA) 6-0 6-1
QF W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-0 6-2
SF W Conchita MARTINEZ (ESP) 6-1 6-0
FR W Monica SELES (USA) 6-3 6-2

Not bad for a tier I if you consider that Monica went on to win the French open after both those tournaments.

xcrtbckhnd
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:30 PM
Wow @ Gaby's Rome record. I didn't realize those stats. She was amazing to watch when she was playing well. I still miss her!!!

Ryan
Nov 23rd, 2003, 05:31 PM
Filderstadt 2000

r32: Hingis def. Bye
r16: Hingis def. Justine Henin 6-3 3-0 ret.
QF: Hingis def. Dominique Van Roost 6-2 6-1
SF: Hingis def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-1 6-0
F: Hingis def. Kim Clijsters 6-0 6-3


10 games. :eek:

1997 US Open

1 Martina Hingis-sui(1) d. Tami Jones-usa 6-0 6-1
2 Martina Hingis(1) d. Denisa Chladkova 6-1 6-2
3 Martina Hingis(1) d. Elena Likhovtseva 7-5 6-2
4 Martina Hingis(1) d. Florencia Labat 6-0 6-2
QF Martina Hingis(1) d. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario(10) 6-3 6-2
SF Martina Hingis(1) d. Lindsay Davenport(6) 6-2 6-4
F Martina Hingis(1) d. Venus Williams 6-0 6-4

28 games lost, beating Serena's 29. :eek:

tennisIlove09
Nov 23rd, 2003, 07:49 PM
Filderstadt 2000

r32: Hingis def. Bye
r16: Hingis def. Justine Henin 6-3 3-0 ret.
QF: Hingis def. Dominique Van Roost 6-2 6-1
SF: Hingis def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-1 6-0
F: Hingis def. Kim Clijsters 6-0 6-3


10 games. :eek:

1997 US Open

1 Martina Hingis-sui(1) d. Tami Jones-usa 6-0 6-1
2 Martina Hingis(1) d. Denisa Chladkova 6-1 6-2
3 Martina Hingis(1) d. Elena Likhovtseva 7-5 6-2
4 Martina Hingis(1) d. Florencia Labat 6-0 6-2
QF Martina Hingis(1) d. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario(10) 6-3 6-2
SF Martina Hingis(1) d. Lindsay Davenport(6) 6-2 6-4
F Martina Hingis(1) d. Venus Williams 6-0 6-4

28 games lost, beating Serena's 29. :eek:

Wow, 28 for Hingis...that must be a record

Declan
Nov 23rd, 2003, 08:13 PM
Wow, 28 for Hingis...that must be a record


No, surely the modern-era Slam record must be Chris' TWELVE games lost en route to the 1976 US Open title, as I outlined earlier....

fifiricci
Nov 23rd, 2003, 11:05 PM
I was gonna say 2000 Hilton Head... but you already did. :p
Best week I've ever seen - and some stiff clay competition in there too!

D'you think Kylie was miming?

spencercarlos
Nov 24th, 2003, 12:40 AM
Mary Pierce at Hilton Head was just the most amazing performance I have ever seen. She would have beaten anybody at that tournament :worship:.

Think this is dominant ?

Sabatini 1992 Rome

32 W Mercedes PAZ (ARG) 6-3 6-1
16 W Nicole BRADTKE (AUS) 6-1 6-2
QF W Nathalie TAUZIAT (FRA) 6-0 6-1
SF W Mary-Joe FERNANDEZ (USA) 6-2 6-3
FR W Monica SELES (USA) 7-5 6-4

Maybe not, but this is :D :

Sabatini Rome 1991 :worship:

32 W Amanda COETZER (RSA) 6-2 6-2
16 W Nathalie TAUZIAT (FRA) 6-0 6-1
QF W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-0 6-2
SF W Conchita MARTINEZ (ESP) 6-1 6-0
FR W Monica SELES (USA) 6-3 6-2

Not bad for a tier I if you consider that Monica went on to win the French open after both those tournaments.
Indeed the best one Rome 91 Gaby :kiss:

MAURO
Nov 24th, 2003, 02:49 AM
The Best

Sabatini In Rome 91
Dont Forgot Her

jenn
Nov 24th, 2003, 02:53 AM
Rome 1991 gets it.

Every one of those players was ranked in the top 3 at one point in their career, including 2 number 1's. There are two roland garros champs there, one finalist and one semifinalist. Magic :D