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Brian Stewart
Mar 12th, 2002, 06:39 PM
Recently, at one of the ATP events, the top 4 seeds all reached the semis. This, supposedly, was the first time since the 1999 tourney in... Cincinnati? (Correct me if I'm wrong here.) In both cases, not only did the top 4 seeds reach the semis, but the top 2 reached the finals, with #1 winning.

So this brings up the obvious question: when is the last time these situations occured for the women?

I was going to make it a mini-trivia thing, but decided to just give the answers.
The last time on the WTA tour that:

All the top 4 seeds reached the semis:
2001 New Haven
(On average, it's happened about twice a season over the last 7 years. There are as many or more occurences of no seeds in the semis in recent years.)

All the top 4 reaching the semis with the top 2 reaching the final:
2000 Philadelphia

All the top 4 reaching the semis with #1 defeating #2 in the final:
1995 Wimbledon

And just for a bonus, the last time the top 8 seeds reached the quarters of a slam was 1993 Roland Garros. However, the semifinal lineup was #'s 1, 2, 5, and 8, with 1 and 5 in the final.

Jippo McScally
Mar 12th, 2002, 06:48 PM
I think the top 4 seed reached the Wimby semis in 1993 but I'm not sure!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Mar 12th, 2002, 07:51 PM
Brian, there was no Philadelphia 2001 :o

mishar
Mar 12th, 2002, 08:30 PM
Top 4 seeds reached the semifinals at Dubai 2002

Monica_Rules
Mar 12th, 2002, 08:34 PM
Yes but 3 defeated 4 in the final

Nacho
Mar 12th, 2002, 09:04 PM
Jippo, it wasn't Wimby'93, it was Wimby'92.

In 1992 the top 4 seeds made it to the SF in both Roland Garros & Wimbledon. At the French we had Seles [1] vs Sabatini [3] and Graf [2] vs ASV [4], with [1] beating [2] in the final. At Wimbledon we had Graf [2] vs Sabatini [3] and Seles [1] vs Navratilova [4], this time with [2] defeating [1] in the final.

In 1993 the top 4 met again at the AO semifinals. Same encounters as the FO'92.

Williams Rulez
Mar 13th, 2002, 01:18 AM
It happened in Pilot Pen Tennis last year.

Semi final featured the top 4 seeds. :)

Jordan.
Mar 13th, 2002, 01:34 AM
Interesting facts!:)

Brian Stewart
Mar 13th, 2002, 02:28 PM
It was indeed New Haven 2001, not Philadelphia. I scribbled the notes on a small piece of paper, and saw the "Philadelphia" from 2000 close to the "01" when I was typing it up.

My bad. :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Mar 13th, 2002, 02:37 PM
:o You have lost all credibility now, Brian. ;)