View Full Version : Who's the biggest one-day-fly of the last 25 years in women tennis?

Apr 1st, 2004, 11:01 PM

Apr 1st, 2004, 11:43 PM
Although she can still prove me wrong, I think Clarissa Fernandez might be one of them...

Apr 1st, 2004, 11:46 PM
Definetely Fernandez.

Apr 2nd, 2004, 12:01 AM
Miss Alexandra Stevenson

Apr 2nd, 2004, 12:02 AM
Miss Alexandra Stevenson

I disagree because alex has actually followed her wimby semi up with finals of Tier II's SF's etc..

- L i n a -
Apr 2nd, 2004, 12:03 AM
Does "one-day-fly" mean one tournament wonder?

Apr 2nd, 2004, 12:49 AM
Samantha Smith. She was ranked in the 190-210 range her entire career, then reaches the 4th round of Wimbledon out of nowhere, beating then top 10 Conchita Martinez along the way, and then falls back to oblivion.

Katarina Studenikova. Ranked in the 50-70 range her entire career, out of nowhere beats then #2 Monica Seles at Wimby, reaches the 4th round and then falls back to oblivion.

Meredith McGrath. See Katarina, only she got to the semifinals that year, hyperextended her knee before her match against Sanchez Vicario and completely vanished after that. She played something like 4 matches in the next 2 years before quitting.

Clarisa Fernandez is a good example as well with her semifinal run at the French Open.

Lindsay Lee Waters getting to the quarterfinals of Indian Wells in 1996 and then only started winning tour level matches recently.

Apr 2nd, 2004, 12:53 AM
How about Indian Wells 2001 where Emanualle Gagliardi (spelling?) got to the SF and has not been making much noise since. (lost 6-4 in the third by the way).

Apr 2nd, 2004, 01:22 AM
Was Meredith really talented? Chicago wasn't bad for her, she beat PHB and then Majoli. Hmmm....

Apr 2nd, 2004, 02:57 AM
Iva Majoli !

- L i n a -
Apr 2nd, 2004, 03:07 AM
Wrong on McGrath...

She won 2 fairly strong titles in 94... Oklahoma City and Eastbourne.

Then her grass run in 96.

I remember she had quite a few big upsets before that also.

I guess she was a streaky player, and had a lot of injuries.

Apr 2nd, 2004, 03:21 AM
Vik Kutuzova

Apr 2nd, 2004, 03:28 AM
although I may be wrong possibly Daja Bedanova

Apr 2nd, 2004, 03:50 AM
Vik Kutuzova
It's a bit early to call her what so ever, she's not even 16 years old

Apr 2nd, 2004, 05:22 AM
Iva Majoli!

Apr 2nd, 2004, 05:30 AM
Ad.Serra-Zanetti - Aus Open 02

Apr 2nd, 2004, 07:05 AM
McGrath was a very talented player. She did have a few titles before that Wimbledon run. i wouldn't call her a one tournament wonder!

Apr 2nd, 2004, 11:44 AM
I think there have been serveral in tennis besides who have been mentioned: Chris O'Neill (Aus Open champ), Carina Karlsson (Wimbledon quarters), Silvia LaFratta (French open r16), Sabine Auer (Lipton r16), Camille Benjamin (French Open semi) and Belinda Cordwell (Aus Open semi).

All of them had one great tournament in their careers and practically not much else in between.

Apr 2nd, 2004, 12:18 PM
Iva Majoli!
In terms of the magnitude, that should be Iva!:worship:

Apr 2nd, 2004, 01:46 PM
Nah... I don't think Iva Majoli should even be up for consideration. Iva had a good solid three years establishing her presence on tour. Let's not forget when Iva won the French she was a top ten player and at the time she was kind of viewed in a similar light to how Myskina is right now. She even got her career ranking up to #4 in the world. Other notable facts:

Iva was a four time quarter finalist in the slams where she’s also reached the 4h round three times- all in addition to winning the French Open. She was ranked in the top 5 in the WTA (#4) as well as the top 25 for doubles- not to mention she’s won a total of 8 career titles (seven of those titles were won all within a three year span). She aint headed to the Hall of Fame anytime soon, but she’s definitely not a “flash” in the pan.

She's also had career wins over Lindsay, Hingis, Jennifer, and Chanda to name a few.

Apr 2nd, 2004, 01:49 PM
Bea Bielik maybe? Never heard of her again.

Apr 2nd, 2004, 01:55 PM
Ad. Serra-Zanetti

Apr 2nd, 2004, 02:30 PM
Although she can still prove me wrong, I think Clarissa Fernandez might be one of them...

I totally agree with you. Clarisa Fernandez had some good results before Roland Garros, and Roland Garros looked like to be her big break through. After Roland Garros she didn´t do well at all.

Apr 2nd, 2004, 02:35 PM
1. mirjana lucic,
verry promising at young age, (SF Wimbledon)
but that's were it stayed at young age

2. Clarisa Fernandez

Apr 2nd, 2004, 02:47 PM
poor Clarissa... :-(