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hingis-seles
Nov 11th, 2002, 08:10 PM
US Open Champions who did not drop a set (Open Era)

1.Martina Navratilova

2.Chris Evert

3.Monica Seles (1992)

4.Steffi Graf (1996)

5.Martina Hingis (1997)

6.Lindsay Davenport (1998)

7.Venus Williams (2001)

8.Serena Williams (2002)


From 1968-1995, only 3 women won the title without dropping a set. From 1996-2002 5 women won the title in the 7 years it was contested without dropping a set.

What makes it even stranger is that the depth in the Tour had been greatest from 1998-onwards.

P.S: I don't know which years Chris and Martina.N won without dropping a set and how many times they did it, but they were the first two, before Monica.

AjdeNate!
Nov 11th, 2002, 08:30 PM
U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA
August 31, 1992 Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R128 Audra Keller (USA) W 6-1 6-0
R64 Lisa Raymond (USA) W 7-5 6-0
R32 Claudia Porwik (GER) W 6-4 6-0
R16 Gigi Fernandez (USA) W 6-1 6-2
QF Patricia Hy-Boulais (CAN) W 6-1 6-2
SF Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) W 6-3 6-2
F Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) W 6-3 6-3

Helen Lawson
Nov 11th, 2002, 08:32 PM
Who do you think has won the U.S. Open by dropping the MOST number of sets, or MOST games? I thought Serena looked invincible in '99, but if you think about it, she was dropping sets back and forth, to Kim, Conchita, Monica, and Lindsay. I wonder who holds that record? I do not have the memory or database to come up with who it was, however.

darren cahill
Nov 11th, 2002, 08:35 PM
wow 1992 sure was a sucky year for the us open. just look at that god awful draw.

hingis-seles
Nov 11th, 2002, 08:52 PM
1996:
Steffi Graf(1) d. Yayuk Basuki 6-3, 7-6(4)
Steffi Graf(1) d. Karin Kschwendt 6-2, 6-1
Steffi Graf(1) d. Natasha Zvereva 6-4, 6-2
Steffi Graf(1) d. Anna Kournikova-Q 6-2, 6-1
Steffi Graf(1) d. Judith Wiesner 7-5, 6-3
Steffi Graf(1) d. Martina Hingis(16) 7-5, 6-3
Steffi Graf(1) d. Monica Seles(2) 7-5, 6-4

1997:
Martina Hingis(1) d. Tami Jones 6-0, 6-1
Hingis(1) d. Chladkova 6-1, 6-2
Hingis(1) d. Likhovtseva 7-5, 6-2
Hingis(1) d. Labat 6-0, 6-2
Hingis(1) d. Sanchez-Vicario(10) 6-3, 6-2
Hingis(1) d. Davenport(6) 6-2, 6-4
Hingis (1) d. V.Williams 6-0, 6-4

1998:
Lindsay Davenport (2) d. Catalina Cristea 6-0 6-2
Davenport (2) d. McNeil 6-1 6-1
Davenport (2) d. Ruano-Pascual 6-2 6-1
Davenport (2) d. Tauziat (10) 6-1 6-4
Davenport (2) d. Coetzer (13) 6-0 6-4
Davenport (2) d. V Williams (5) 6-4 6-4
Davenport (2) d. Hingis (1) 6-3 7-5

2001:
Venus Williams(4) d. Lenka Dhlopolcova-Q 6-2 6-3
V.Williams(4) d. Tu 6-2 6-2
V.Williams(4) d. Raymond(30) 6-3 6-4
V.Williams(4) d. Testud(18) 6-3 6-1
V.Williams(4) d. Clijsters(5) 6-3 6-1
V.Williams(4) d. Capriati(2) 6-4 6-2
V.Williams(4) d. S.Williams(10) 6-2 6-4

2002:
S.Williams(1) d. WC-Morariu 6-2 6-3
S.Williams(1) d. Safina 6-0 6-1
S.Williams(1) d. Dechy(26) 6-1 6-1
S.Williams(1) d. Bedanova(20) 6-1 6-1
S.Williams(1) d. Hantuchova(11) 6-2 6-2
S.Williams(1) d. Davenport(4) 6-3 7-5
S.Williams(1) d. V.Williams(2) 6-4 6-3

hingis-seles
Nov 11th, 2002, 08:57 PM
Monica dropped 27 games in 1992.
Steffi dropped 47 games in 1996.
Martina Hingis dropped 28 games in 1997.
Lindsay dropped 32 games in 1998.
Venus dropped 36 games in 2001.
Serena dropped 29 games in 2002.

irma
Nov 11th, 2002, 09:07 PM
steffi played bad in 96, I kept wondering how she achieved it not to lose a set:)

hingis-seles
Nov 11th, 2002, 09:14 PM
Monica had the flu and a cold in 92, I kept wondering how she won the Open without dropping a set. :)

irma
Nov 11th, 2002, 09:27 PM
I don't, but that's a different story :rolleyes:

irma
Nov 11th, 2002, 09:29 PM
that has nothing to do with monica though!

irma
Nov 11th, 2002, 09:29 PM
I mean my :rolleyes: ;)

hingis-seles
Nov 11th, 2002, 09:35 PM
I know, Irma!!! LOL!!!~ :D

I was just teasing! ;)

niratti
Nov 11th, 2002, 10:42 PM
ok, because they're the best players. ;)