View Full Version : Whom defeated the Williamses to won tournament in same week?

Sep 1st, 2002, 06:30 AM
I know Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario beat both of them to won Sydney in 1998.

Stefanie Graf did beat both of them however, she failed in Final against Lindsay Davenport at Sydney in 1999.

Martina Hingis beat both of them at Australian Open last year and of course, she lost the Final against Jennifer Capriati.

Any others? I would suprise if whoever beat both of them in same tournament in only Australia!!

Sep 1st, 2002, 06:44 AM
It never happened again except these three examples u said ;)

Sep 1st, 2002, 06:52 AM
Speaking of... Have either Williams' ever won a singles title in Australia? Maybe that's their Achilles Heel! ;)

Sep 1st, 2002, 06:54 AM
Never mind that theory;

Venus won Gold Coast 2002

Sep 1st, 2002, 07:27 AM
The Gold Coast is a Tier III event... she should not playing the Gold Coast :p

Sep 1st, 2002, 07:42 AM
The Gold Coast usually has a pretty good field every year, esp. for a Tier III. When Venus won she beat Justine in the final, so she still had to beat a top ten player to win.

Sep 1st, 2002, 07:45 AM
Vevnus' first win over Hingis was at Sydney: 3 thilling 3 setter where Venus startes crying due to cramps. And I think Venus and Serena were not at their physical best in those matches were they lost to ASV and Hingis, but Steffi seems to have beaten them both when they were both playing well. To me this is the only time they both lost back to back, but Steffi is the best ever so it is not too bad to lose to her. Steffi is also the last lady to beat Venus at Wimbleon other than Serena this year.

Sep 1st, 2002, 07:54 AM
hehehehehe. Hingis is still the queen of australian tennis :)

Sep 1st, 2002, 07:56 AM
no, I would say Jennifer can say that.

Sam L
Sep 1st, 2002, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by anton
no, I would say Jennifer can say that.

I don't think so.


3 Australian Opens (from 6 consecutive finals)
4 Australian Open Doubles titles
3 Adidas Internationals (Sydney)
1 Hopman Cup


2 Australian Opens (from 2 finals)

Sure, she's the reigning queen of the Australian Open, but Hingis owns Australia in terms of success there. Only Seles with her 4 Australian Opens come close.

Sep 1st, 2002, 09:22 AM
No, Monica Seles is the Queen of Australia!!

Williams Rulez
Sep 1st, 2002, 11:17 AM
No, Margret Court is... :p

Sep 1st, 2002, 02:28 PM
LOL!! :p

Sep 1st, 2002, 02:46 PM
This is the present.:rolleyes:

Sep 1st, 2002, 03:22 PM
The Queen of Australia is Elizabeth II

Sep 1st, 2002, 03:32 PM
So Arantxa is the only one who defeated them to win the title :)

Sep 1st, 2002, 04:06 PM
Who's Arantxa now?

Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by Fingon
The Queen of Australia is Elizabeth II
Ugh... :rolleyes:

Sep 2nd, 2002, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by Becool
Who's Arantxa now?

A champion, and she will be it for the rest of her life :)

Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:45 AM
Venus can play where she wants - its not her fault there are only 2 weeks before the slam, and 2 sisters wanting to have a warm up event before the GS.

I don't see many people beating both to win the title any time soon. It would have to be a big one as they only play the big ones together. You'll be lucky to get both of them in 1998 form at the same time as well.

Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by AlexSydney

Martina Hingis beat both of them at Australian Open last year and of course, she lost the Final against Jennifer Capriati.

That wasn't last year! Both Williams sisters pulled out injured

Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:50 AM
untitled2284, what are you talking about?

Sep 2nd, 2002, 10:59 AM
Serena injured her ankle in Sydney (just before the Open) and Venus was already out

Sep 2nd, 2002, 11:00 AM
...maybe Martina beat them in Sydney

Sep 2nd, 2002, 11:08 AM
Are you blind or what? I talk about LAST YEAR not this year!! :rolleyes:

Sep 2nd, 2002, 11:08 AM
my dear, the year is 2002. Serena pulled out in 2002. This year.

2001 was last year.

martina did beat them both last year.

Sep 2nd, 2002, 11:09 AM
you loves those roll eyes smilies.

Sep 2nd, 2002, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Sonic The Hedgehog
You loves those roll eyes smilies
How do you know? :p