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Volcana
Feb 14th, 2004, 01:50 PM
It isn't, of course, but the names look sooo impressive.


99 Australian Open 64 W DEMENTIEVA 6-3 6-2
99 Australian Open 32 W DOKIC 6-1 6-2
99 Australian Open 16 W COETZER 6-3 6-7(4) 6-1
99 Australian Open QF W PIERCE 6-3 6-4
99 Australian Open SF W SELES 6-2 6-4
99 Australian Open FR W MAURESMO 6-2 6-3

tennnisfannn
Feb 14th, 2004, 01:52 PM
Hingis right?

Ted of Teds Tennis
Feb 14th, 2004, 02:08 PM
Don't forget Lilia Osterloh. :)

E. Blackadder
Feb 14th, 2004, 02:11 PM
back in 99, dementieva dokic and mauresmo were still newbies and certainly not as good as they have become now

UDiTY
Feb 14th, 2004, 02:22 PM
If that was the greatest run to win, this is the greatest run to a final:

'00-R128 Gala Leon Garcia (http://home.tenniscorner.net/player.php?playerid=LEG001&tour=WTA) (ESP) W 6-0 6-1
'00-R64 Kim Clijsters (http://home.tenniscorner.net/player.php?playerid=CLK001&tour=WTA) (BEL) W 4-6 6-2 6-2
'00-R32 Tamarine Tanasugarn (http://home.tenniscorner.net/player.php?playerid=TAT001&tour=WTA) (THA) W 6-2 6-1
'00-R16 Justine Henin-Hardenne (http://home.tenniscorner.net/player.php?playerid=HEJ001&tour=WTA) (BEL) W 6-0 6-4
'00-QF Serena Williams (http://home.tenniscorner.net/player.php?playerid=WIS001&tour=WTA) (USA) W 6-4 6-2
'00-SF Elena Dementieva (http://home.tenniscorner.net/player.php?playerid=DEE002&tour=WTA) (RUS) W 6-2 7-6(5)
'00-F Venus Williams (http://home.tenniscorner.net/player.php?playerid=WIV001&tour=WTA) (USA) L 4-6 5-7


Except Leon Garcia that's a pretty good field of players to beat. But the reality is Kim and Justine weren't top players then....but they both did make slam finals the next year.

Volcana
Feb 14th, 2004, 02:26 PM
back in 99, dementieva dokic and mauresmo were still newbies and certainly not as good as they have become now
Exactly.

skanky~skanketta
Feb 14th, 2004, 02:33 PM
wow. thats a hefty bunch of players hingis beat!all have reached the top 10 (some top 5) at one point in their career.

Kart
Feb 14th, 2004, 03:17 PM
Looks an impressive run indeed but in reality the only one worth a mention was the win over Seles - seeing that Seles had despatched Graf in the previous round, had hammered Martina in Paris the year before and never lost in Oz until that point.

Andy T
Feb 14th, 2004, 05:01 PM
This one's not bad:
128: bt Sharon Walsh (finalist Australian Open 1979) 61 62
64: bt Jenny Walker 62 62
32: bt Betty Stove (finalist Wimbledon 1977) 36 62 63
16: bt Hana Mandlikova (US Open finalist, Australian Champ 1980, 1981 French Champ, Wimbledon finalist 1981) 67 63 61
QF: bt Wendy Turnbull (finalist at US 1977 French 1979, Australian 1980) 63 62
SF: bt Tracy Austin (reigning US Champion, 1981 US Champ) 63 06 64
F: bt Chris Evert (French Champ 1979, reigning French Champion, US Champ 1980, 1981 Wimbledon Champ) 61 76

Beating the champions at two fo the previous three (and the finalist in the third) plus the winners of the following five Grand Slams is pretty impressive.

Lady
Feb 14th, 2004, 05:05 PM
If that was the greatest run to win, this is the greatest run to a final:




Except Leon Garcia that's a pretty good field of players to beat. But the reality is Kim and Justine weren't top players then....but they both did make slam finals the next year.

This surely looks impressive :eek:

Knizzle
Feb 14th, 2004, 05:30 PM
R128 Kimberly Po-Messerli (USA) W 6-1 6-0
R64 Jelena Kostanic (CRO) W 6-4 6-2
R32 Kim Clijsters (BEL) W 4-6 6-2 7-5
R16 Conchita Martinez (ESP) W 4-6 6-2 6-2
QF Monica Seles (USA) W 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 6-4 1-6 6-4
F Martina Hingis (SUI) W 6-3 7-6(4)

4 #1's and 4 different slam champions.

Stefwhit
Feb 14th, 2004, 05:38 PM
(French Open 99) Not sure how many other players beat the #1, #2, and #3 players in the world to win a major, but Steffi did in 99 that has to be considered impressive...
R16 Anna*Kournikova*(RUS) W 6-3 7-6(4)
QF (2) Lindsay*Davenport*(USA) W 6-1 6-7(5) 6-3
SF (3)Monica*Seles*(USA) W 6-7(2) 6-3 6-4
F (1)Martina*Hingis*(SUI) W 4-6 7-5 6-2

JCap's win at Oz was an impressive run beating the women who had been the most succesful at Oz in the last 10+ years (those three ladies had won 8 of the last 10 Oz Opens
QF Monica*Seles*(USA) W 5-7 6-4 6-3
SF Lindsay*Davenport*(USA) W 6-3 6-4
F Martina*Hingis*(SUI)

Fyndh0rnElf
Feb 14th, 2004, 06:21 PM
back in 99, dementieva dokic and mauresmo were still newbies and certainly not as good as they have become now

Dangerous newbies. The kind of newbies that after losing 1-6 2-6 come back to haunt you and destroy you 6-2 6-0 after just 5 months. Dokic did that to Hingis at Wimbledon 99. This is probably the most impressive grand slam run I've ever seen :eek: Specially because Hingis defeated great players, with different styles, all in 2 sets except Coetzer

darren cahill
Feb 14th, 2004, 07:13 PM
(French Open 99) Not sure how many other players beat the #1, #2, and #3 players in the world to win a major, but Steffi did in 99 that has to be considered impressive...
R16 Anna*Kournikova*(RUS) W 6-3 7-6(4)
QF (2) Lindsay*Davenport*(USA) W 6-1 6-7(5) 6-3
SF (3)Monica*Seles*(USA) W 6-7(2) 6-3 6-4
F (1)Martina*Hingis*(SUI) W 4-6 7-5 6-2

JCap's win at Oz was an impressive run beating the women who had been the most succesful at Oz in the last 10+ years (those three ladies had won 8 of the last 10 Oz Opens
QF Monica*Seles*(USA) W 5-7 6-4 6-3
SF Lindsay*Davenport*(USA) W 6-3 6-4
F Martina*Hingis*(SUI)
I was going to post Steffis 99 French open run as well as the later rounds sure were impressive...she had Maggie Maleeva in round 1 as well....weird to think that only 5 years ago maggie was a first round foe for Steffi but i guess prior to seeding 100 players, you were bound to get a toughie in an early round....her 2 and 3rd rounds were against some stinkers though

liuxuan
Feb 14th, 2004, 08:21 PM
on the contrary, at the time, e 99 run was a pretty easy ride through except for Monica. Dementieva and Dokic were barely out of nappies at the time! and we all know my granny could have played Hingis that day at Wimbledon and still won!


IMO, Steffis 99 RG run was awsome, as was Venus' Wimbledon 2000 run......

128WKveta PESCHKE (CZE)6-3 6-1 64WAi SUGIYAMA (JPN)6-1 6-4 32WNathalie DECHY (FRA)6-0 7-6(4) 16WSabine APPELMANS (BEL)6-4 6-4 QFWMartina HINGIS (SUI)6-3 4-6 6-4 SFWSerena WILLIAMS (USA)6-2 7-6 FRWLindsay DAVENPORT (USA)6-3 7-6

Hingis, then Serena and LInzi both in straight sets, with Sugiyama and Dechy thrown in for good measure. Thats pretty darn impressive!

Fyndh0rnElf
Feb 14th, 2004, 09:18 PM
on the contrary, at the time, e 99 run was a pretty easy ride through except for Monica. Dementieva and Dokic were barely out of nappies at the time! and we all know my granny could have played Hingis that day at Wimbledon and still won!


BS! Hingis got outplayed outsmarted and lost. She discovered another great hitter to lose to. Dokic was playing awesome and that's why she was only stopped at the QFs, and because of a rain delay when she was leading 5-1 in the 2nd, which ruined her momentum. She beat Pierce in easy straight sets along the way. I'm not saying your granny is not a great player as well, but Dokic was just awesome that tournie

Hingis at AO99 remains the best GS with the best quality wins to date IMO. Dementieva and Dokic were young BUT SO WAS HINGIS!

spencercarlos
Feb 14th, 2004, 09:25 PM
I agree it was an impresive win from Martina.. She played darn good tennis in the final. I will post videos of it soon!

DA FOREHAND
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:00 PM
Steffi 99 French Open run

bandabou
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:02 PM
R128 Kimberly Po-Messerli (USA) W 6-1 6-0
R64 Jelena Kostanic (CRO) W 6-4 6-2
R32 Kim Clijsters (BEL) W 4-6 6-2 7-5
R16 Conchita Martinez (ESP) W 4-6 6-2 6-2
QF Monica Seles (USA) W 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF Lindsay Davenport (USA) W 6-4 1-6 6-4
F Martina Hingis (SUI) W 6-3 7-6(4)

4 #1's and 4 different slam champions.

Yeah....one of the best runs at a major in recent times.

Fyndh0rnElf
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:07 PM
Yeah....one of the best runs at a major in recent times.

Whose tournie is this? Anyway Hingis's 99AO is just insanely more impressive. This one is full of 3 setters

Knizzle
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:09 PM
Whose tournie is this? Anyway Hingis's 99AO is just insanely more impressive. This one is full of 3 setters

Not really. She didn't beat top players.

Crazy_Fool
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:11 PM
that kim clijsters played v serena in 99 she should have won. but she choked. wow, some things never change.

bandabou
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:13 PM
Whose tournie is this? Anyway Hingis's 99AO is just insanely more impressive. This one is full of 3 setters

Serena´s run to the title at the U.s. open in ´99.

bandabou
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:13 PM
that kim clijsters played v serena in 99 she should have won. but she choked. wow, some things never change.

Should, should...but didn´t even come close. I think she was broken at love while serving for the match.

Fyndh0rnElf
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:19 PM
Not really. She didn't beat top players.

Oh yeh? Funny that all of those players have been at least top4 apart from Dementieva! And I believe all of them defeated Hingis at least once during her career

Pierce - high ranking of #2or #3 - hmmm...
Coetzer - high ranking of #3 hmmm
MAuresmo - high ranking of #3 or #4 hmm
Dokic - high ranking of #4 hmm
Dementieva - h ranking of #6 or #7
Seles - HMMMMM

That's as tough as a draw can get and those newbies weren't retards (Dokic Dementieva) they knew how to play the game, 'cause u don't evolve that much after you turn a pro! There's no way in hell you are going to find a draw like that anytime soon because of the draw rigging 32 seed system! It kills the chance of a draw like this being created again.

Crazy_Fool
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Should, should...but didn´t even come close. I think she was broken at love while serving for the match.
Yes, isn't that familiar.

CinnamoninCinema
Feb 14th, 2004, 11:40 PM
Oh yeh? Funny that all of those players have been at least top4 apart from Dementieva! And I believe all of them defeated Hingis at least once during her career

Pierce - high ranking of #2or #3 - hmmm...
Coetzer - high ranking of #3 hmmm
MAuresmo - high ranking of #3 or #4 hmm
Dokic - high ranking of #4 hmm
Dementieva - h ranking of #6 or #7
Seles - HMMMMM

That's as tough as a draw can get and those newbies weren't retards (Dokic Dementieva) they knew how to play the game, 'cause u don't evolve that much after you turn a pro! There's no way in hell you are going to find a draw like that anytime soon because of the draw rigging 32 seed system! It kills the chance of a draw like this being created again.

Dude, you're off your rocker. First of all, even with the 32 seed system, Dokic and Dementieva were not going to be seeded. Not even close. They were way out of the top 32.

Secondly, Mauresmo was barely top 30 at the time of that event. It was her breakthrough. She is a much better player now.

Pierce and Seles were legit top ten wins, and Coetzer was top 20.

And "you don't evolve that much after you turn pro"? ARE YOU JOKING! That's ridiculous!

I love Mary
Feb 15th, 2004, 09:11 AM
Roland Garros June 11 2000
1 W T Snyder 6-3 6-1
2 W B Rittner 6-1 6-1
3 W V Razzano-WC 6-4 6-0
4 W A Svensson 6-2 6-1
QF W M Seles(3) 4-6 6-3 6-4
SF W M Hingis(1) 6-4 5-7 6-2
F W C Martinez(5) 6-2 7-5


FRENCH OPEN :eek: :eek:
R128 PROVIS,N 6-1 6-0 W
R64 BENTIVOGLIO,M 6-0 6-1 W
R32 MCNEIL,L 6-0 6-0 W
R16 COETZER,A 6-1 6-1 W
QTR RITTER,P 6-0 6-2 W
SF GRAF,S 6-2 6-2 W
RU SANCHEZ VICARIO 6-4 6-4 L



This is not a Slam, but a TIER1:
Hilton Head Apr 23 2000
1 bye
2 W G Leon-Garcia 6-1 6-1
3 W A Pistolesi 6-1 6-2
QF W J Dokic 6-3 6-1
SF W M Seles(3) 6-1 6-1
F W A Sanchez-Vicario(4) 6-0 6-1 :eek: :eek: :eek:

If Mary is hot, she can win everything!

azza
Feb 15th, 2004, 09:56 AM
Holy shit Mary :speakles:

Dymension
Feb 15th, 2004, 10:01 AM
:eek: at Mary's 2000 Hilton Head! :drool:

gmak
Feb 15th, 2004, 10:36 AM
yeah i saw her match against steffi in 1994 :eek: i couldn't believe my eyes!
steffi said " that was the best anyone has ever played against me! "
her matches at RG 2000 were a little scrappy ( except from that hot-dog lob against monica :drool: ) but in Hilton Head she just smacked winners from everywhere and just blew monica and arantxa off the court :o :hug:
LOL at some point arantxa gave her racquet to a ball boy :lol:
pretty impressive considering they were playing on clay which arantxa and monica love!

Kart
Feb 15th, 2004, 06:56 PM
I can't believe that there are people out there who still haven't heard of Hilton Head 2000.

It should go down in some history book somewhere - Mary didn't just win by those scorelines, she thrashed everyone in sight.

tennisvideos
Feb 16th, 2004, 08:59 AM
This one's not bad:
128: bt Sharon Walsh (finalist Australian Open 1979) 61 62
64: bt Jenny Walker 62 62
32: bt Betty Stove (finalist Wimbledon 1977) 36 62 63
16: bt Hana Mandlikova (US Open finalist, Australian Champ 1980, 1981 French Champ, Wimbledon finalist 1981) 67 63 61
QF: bt Wendy Turnbull (finalist at US 1977 French 1979, Australian 1980) 63 62
SF: bt Tracy Austin (reigning US Champion, 1981 US Champ) 63 06 64
F: bt Chris Evert (French Champ 1979, reigning French Champion, US Champ 1980, 1981 Wimbledon Champ) 61 76

Beating the champions at two fo the previous three (and the finalist in the third) plus the winners of the following five Grand Slams is pretty impressive.

OMG Great minds think alike! :)

I was just looking at that string of victories last nite and was thinking what a tough field Evonne beat to take that 1980 Wimbledon title. Glad you posted it here! :)

hingis-seles
Feb 16th, 2004, 09:32 AM
I can't believe that there are people out there who still haven't heard of Hilton Head 2000.

It should go down in some history book somewhere - Mary didn't just win by those scorelines, she thrashed everyone in sight.
Mary :drool:

Why don't you remind everyone of Gaby's 1991 Italian Open title run. That was sheer dominance. She was barely challenged and beat Monica in the final 6-3, 6-2. :( :devil: :worship:

tennisvideos
Feb 16th, 2004, 09:42 AM
I can't believe that there are people out there who still haven't heard of Hilton Head 2000.

It should go down in some history book somewhere - Mary didn't just win by those scorelines, she thrashed everyone in sight.

Yeah but Mary was running on Elephant juice ;) At least she had the balls to admit it. :)