View Full Version : Strange statistic: Monica-Martina rivalry

Mar 14th, 2002, 11:01 PM
As we all know, Monica Seles has a terrible head-2-head record against Martina Hingis. 14-4. But I discovered one strange statistic:

All four of Monica's victories are in semifinals.

Here are the records:

In finals, Martina leads Monica 7-0

In quarterfinals, Martina leads Monica 3-0

But in semifinals they are even 4-4.:)

I'm not saying Monica will therefore win tonight, because obviously Martina has won just as many semfinals, but I thought it was a weird and interesting fact. Any explanations? Has Monica been too tired for the finals? Is Martina less focussed in a semifinal?

auntie janie
Mar 14th, 2002, 11:15 PM
Very interesting! You give me a ray of hope for the match tonight! :)

Now if only we could e-mail Monica and tell HER this bit of info ...

Mar 14th, 2002, 11:40 PM
Yep, let's hope for the best. Good luck Monica!

Mar 14th, 2002, 11:48 PM
Also, the last 2 times Monica beat Hingis were in Cali.
The fact that they're playing at night also helps Monica's serve.
No sun to worry about. :D

Take it to her Monica!!

Mar 15th, 2002, 12:02 AM
Good luck Monica !!!

Mar 15th, 2002, 01:03 AM
Go Martina!

Mar 15th, 2002, 01:30 AM
Hopefully it will be veeeeeeery windy. Go Martina!

Mar 15th, 2002, 01:43 AM