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spiceboy
Dec 28th, 2002, 01:28 AM
US Open 90' 1st round

Jennifer Capriati (14yo & 5m) def. Anke Huber (15yo & 8m) 7/5 7/5

Am I right? :confused:

spiceboy
Dec 28th, 2002, 02:05 AM
Yeah, I'm talking about main draw, not juniors ;)

Rollo
Dec 28th, 2002, 06:09 AM
Rinaldi (14 yr. 2 months) d. Horvath (15 yr 8 mon) in Perugia, 1981.

Combined age 29 yrs. 10 months.

There are probably some younger than that.

Blazedboy
Dec 28th, 2002, 06:11 AM
Uh that would be 29 years and 10 months........ 14+15=29

Rollo
Dec 28th, 2002, 06:19 AM
Thanks for correcting my poor math Blazed, I corrected it:)

It's still a few months "younger" than Capriati-Huber.

Messenger
Dec 28th, 2002, 06:19 AM
Wimbledon 2002 2nd round

Nathalie Tauziat/Kimberley Po def. 6-3, 2-6, 8-6 Martina Navratilova/Natasha Zvereva

Combined age 140 + yearshttp://www.officialforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif

Rollo
Dec 28th, 2002, 06:22 AM
Tracking down the oldest 4-some ever would be REALLY hard IMO.
140 is a start, but many women have played top level doubles into their 40s and a few even past age 50.

Dawn Marie
Dec 28th, 2002, 07:01 AM
What about youngest ever to play in a slam FINAL?

Would that be Serena vrs Hingis in 1999? I think they both were not yet 18.

Anyway who is the the youngest to play in a slam FINAL? anyone know?:)

irma
Dec 28th, 2002, 07:13 AM
maybe venus-martina?

martina was still 16
and venus was 17 and a few months

Jakeev
Dec 29th, 2002, 05:49 AM
Does anyone know how old Seda Norlander of the Netherlands is. I have seen her birthdate listed as May of 1975. If that was the case, she just turned 12 when she competed in her first Grand Slams in 1987.

Jennifer was still 13 I think when she competed in her first tournament in 1990.

tennisIlove09
Dec 29th, 2002, 07:55 AM
Originally posted by Dawn Marie
What about youngest ever to play in a slam FINAL?

Would that be Serena vrs Hingis in 1999? I think they both were not yet 18.

Anyway who is the the youngest to play in a slam FINAL? anyone know?:)

For the Open-era it's Martina Hingis def. Venus Williams 60 64; 1997 US Open Finals. Hingis was 16, Williams was 17

disposablehero
Dec 29th, 2002, 08:47 AM
Damn, I had a close one. Amelia Island 1985. Gabriela Sabatini 14 yr 11 mt d Helen Kelesi 15 yr 5 mt.

Dawn Marie
Dec 29th, 2002, 09:19 AM
WOW! THANKS, VENUS AND MARTINA WERE SO YOUNG. Anyone could tell Venus was headed for greatness even back then.:)

To think this is still the best rivalry around, they go wayyyyyyyyy back.

Rollo
Dec 29th, 2002, 02:06 PM
Jakeev-Seda Noorlander entered no slams in 1987. Brian Stewart discovered that Tenniscorner made a mistake there They somehow got Seda mixed up with Ann Devries :mad:

Rollo
Jan 1st, 2003, 05:46 PM
The doubles match between Barger-Wallach (54)/Wagner (41) and Mallory (32 or 40)/Sears (42) may be a record for the oldest combined age in a grand slam ladies doubles. Their combined age was 170 years and spare change! This is if one accepts Mallory's DOB as 1892. If she was older (as some have maintained) and was born in 1884 the combined ages were 178!