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Some tournament sites seem to bring out the best in certain players. What players seemed to play have their best results at certain events?

First nominee:
Conchita Martinez at the Italian Open
Conchita won four straight Italians and was r/u the following year. Funny she could never transfer that success to RG.

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Also, Monica Seles at the Canadian.
Monica played some of her best post-stabbing tennis in Canada. Winning 4 straight titles and finishing as r/u to Hingis the next.

Venus Williams won 4 straight at New Haven.

Seles won 5 titles at the Tokyo Toyota Princess Cup.

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Martina Navratilova had a 68-5 record in Chicago winning 12 titles. She lost to Goolagong in '76 and didn't lose again until a '93 loss to Seles. (she did default against Savchenko in '89).

Of course, Martina's 9 Wimbledon titles are quite a collection.

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Martina Navratilova had a 68-5 record in Chicago winning 12 titles. She lost to Goolagong in '76 and didn't lose again until a '93 loss to Seles. (she did default against Savchenko in '89).

Of course, Martina's 9 Wimbledon titles are quite a collection.

Chris Evert at Hilton Head Island

and in a second tier category Kerry Reid also at Hilton Head

and unconspicously, Sharon Walsh at the AO (QF 71, 84, F 79, 4th R 82, 83)
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Chris Evert at Hilton Head Island

and in a second tier category Kerry Reid also at Hilton Head

and unconspicously, Sharon Walsh at the AO (QF 71, 84, F 79, 4th R 82, 83)

Good thought about Walsh. She hardly made impact at the other Slams, but played well at the Aussie.

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750421 750426 Hilton Head SC Family Circle Cup Evert Navratilova 75 64
760426 760502 Hilton Head SC Family Circle Cup Evert Melville 62 62
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810406 810412 Hilton Head SC Family Circle Cup Evert Shriver 63 62
820405 820411 Hilton Head SC Family Circle Cup Navratilova Jaeger 64 62
Evert also won in '84 and '85 over Kohde-Kilsch and Sabatini.

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Navratilova: Eastbourne, Chicago, New York (Madison Square Garden)
Graf: Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich
Sabatini: Rome
Evert Mill: Key Biscayne, Hilton Head
Shriver: Edgbaston
Austin: San Diego, Filderstadt

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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The US Clay Courts seemed to be dominated by different players in different eras: Knode (4), Richey(6), Evert(6)


1960 July 18-24 US Clay Court Championships, River Forest, ILL, US (CL)
SF Knode d. Richey 6-4 11-9, Thomas d. Caldwell 7-5 6-1
F Dottie Knode d. Gwen Thomas 6-3 6-3
Wily Dottie Knode is retiring with her 4th Clay court title.

1963 F Nancy Richey d. Vicki Palmer 6-1 6-1
(Hard and Moffitt upset early)

1964 Richey d. Graebner 6-2 6-1

1965 Richey d. Heldman 5-7 6-3 9-7

1966 Richey d. Defina 62 62

1967 F Nancy Richey d. Rosie Casals 6-2 6-3
(King lost to Casals in SF)

1968 Richey d Tuero 63 63

1969 Sherriff d Tuero 62 62

1970SF Chanfreau d. Casals 6-2 6-3, Tuero d. Richey 9-7 7-5
F Linda Tuero d. Gail Chanfreau 7-5 6-1

1971 King d. Tuero 64 75

1972 Evert d. Goolagong 76 61

1973 Evert d. Burton 64 63

1974 Evert Sherriff 60 60

1975 Evert Fromholtz 63 64

1979 Evert Goolagong 64 63

1980 Evert Jaeger 64 63

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Sabatini in Florida against Graf
Florida: Sabatini vs Graf (8-2)
Rest of the world: Sabatini vs Graf (3-27)

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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Of course, as far as singles Majors, the record still belongs to Margaret Court. She won seven straight titles starting in 1960, and another four after that. Everyone knew how formidable she was, but the prospect of beating her on her home turf was even tougher:


1959: 2R Lost Reitano 6-4,7-5
1960: Won d. Lehane 7-5,6-2
1961: Won d. Jan Lehane 6-1,6-4
1962: Won d. Jan Lehane 6-0,6-2
1963: Won d. Lehane 6-2,6-2 (alfa in nappies for this one)
1964: Won d. Turner 6-3 6-2
1965: Won d. Bueno 5-7,6-4,5-2 retired.
1966: Won d. Richey walkover
1967: (first retirement from tour)
1968: Final Lost King 6-1 6-2
1969: Won d. King 6-4 6-1
1970: Won d. Melville 6-3 6-1
1971: Won d. Goolagong 2-6 7-6 7-5
1972: (second retirement- maternity)
1973: Won d. Goolagong 6-4,7-5
1974: (third retirement- maternity)
1975: QF Lost Navratilova 6-4,6-3

Sure, the competition over a 16 year span is patchy in some years, but just look at the players she did beat. Making the trip all the way to Australia only to face Margaret on her home soil must have been intimidating to say the least. It's safe to say that there probably never will be another dominance by a single player at a major like this.

There is nothing more beautiful than Evonne Goolagong in full flight moving across a tennis court.
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Of course, as far as singles Majors, the record still belongs to Margaret Court. She won seven straight titles starting in 1960, and another four after that. Everyone knew how formidable she was, but the prospect of beating her on her home turf was even tougher:


1959: 2R Lost Reitano 6-4,7-5
1960: Won d. Lehane 7-5,6-2
1961: Won d. Jan Lehane 6-1,6-4
1962: Won d. Jan Lehane 6-0,6-2
1963: Won d. Lehane 6-2,6-2 (alfa in nappies for this one)
1964: Won d. Turner 6-3 6-2
1965: Won d. Bueno 5-7,6-4,5-2 retired.
1966: Won d. Richey walkover
1967: (first retirement from tour)
1968: Final Lost King 6-1 6-2
1969: Won d. King 6-4 6-1
1970: Won d. Melville 6-3 6-1
1971: Won d. Goolagong 2-6 7-6 7-5
1972: (second retirement- maternity)
1973: Won d. Goolagong 6-4,7-5
1974: (third retirement- maternity)
1975: QF Lost Navratilova 6-4,6-3

Sure, the competition over a 16 year span is patchy in some years, but just look at the players she did beat. Making the trip all the way to Australia only to face Margaret on her home soil must have been intimidating to say the least. It's safe to say that there probably never will be another dominance by a single player at a major like this.
Yes, and even more amazing when you consider she actually won 11 out of 12 titles that she played between 60 & 73! The only loss coming to King when she was making her way back to the tour in 68. Unbelievable really!
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How about Monica Seles at the Australian Open? Sure, she's no Margaret Court (but then again, who is?), but she won her first 33 matches before facing a defeat.

1991 - Won def Novotna 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.
1992 - Won def Fernandez 6-2, 6-3.
1993 - Won def Graf 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
1996 - Won def Huber 6-4, 6-1.
1999 - SF lost to Hingis 6-2, 6-4.
2001 - QF lost to Capriati 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
2002 - SF lost to Hingis 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

She never lost to Graf, Sabatini and Sanchez-Vicario (the best of her generation) at the Aussie (although, she never played Aranxta at AO and only played Gaby in the 1993 semis). She also scored her lone victory over Venus Williams in Melbourne.

And now, on to the Hingis-Davenport dual ownership of the Toray Pan Pacific Open:

1997 - Hingis def Graf
1998 - Davenport def Hingis
1999 - Hingis def Coetzer (Hingis also defeated Graf and Novotna; Coetzer took out Davenport and Seles)
2000 - Hingis def Rubin
2001 - Davenport def Hingis
2002 - Hingis def Seles
2003 - Davenport def Seles
2004 - *I don't remember*
2005 - Sharapova def Davenport

Hingis won Filderstadt in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000. She only dropped 10 games en route to the title in 2000.

Hingis had a 2R, QF, W, W, W, F, F, F at the Australian Open as well as doubles titles in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2002. She also won Sydney in 1997, 2001 and 2002 as well as finished runner-up to Lindsay in 1999.

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And now, on to the Hingis-Davenport dual ownership of the Toray Pan Pacific Open:

1997 - Hingis def Graf
1998 - Davenport def Hingis
1999 - Hingis def Coetzer (Hingis also defeated Graf and Novotna; Coetzer took out Davenport and Seles)
2000 - Hingis def Rubin
2001 - Davenport def Hingis
2002 - Hingis def Seles
2003 - Davenport def Seles
2004 - *I don't remember*
2005 - Sharapova def Davenport
2004 - Davenport d. Magdalena Maleeva


Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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How about Monica Seles at the Australian Open? Sure, she's no Margaret Court (but then again, who is?), but she won her first 33 matches before facing a defeat.

1991 - Won def Novotna 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.
1992 - Won def Fernandez 6-2, 6-3.
1993 - Won def Graf 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
1996 - Won def Huber 6-4, 6-1.
1999 - SF lost to Hingis 6-2, 6-4.
2001 - QF lost to Capriati 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
2002 - SF lost to Hingis 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

She never lost to Graf, Sabatini and Sanchez-Vicario (the best of her generation) at the Aussie (although, she never played Aranxta at AO and only played Gaby in the 1993 semis). She also scored her lone victory over Venus Williams in Melbourne.

And now, on to the Hingis-Davenport dual ownership of the Toray Pan Pacific Open:

1997 - Hingis def Graf
1998 - Davenport def Hingis
1999 - Hingis def Coetzer (Hingis also defeated Graf and Novotna; Coetzer took out Davenport and Seles)
2000 - Hingis def Rubin
2001 - Davenport def Hingis
2002 - Hingis def Seles
2003 - Davenport def Seles
2004 - *I don't remember*
2005 - Sharapova def Davenport

Hingis won Filderstadt in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000. She only dropped 10 games en route to the title in 2000.

Hingis had a 2R, QF, W, W, W, F, F, F at the Australian Open as well as doubles titles in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2002. She also won Sydney in 1997, 2001 and 2002 as well as finished runner-up to Lindsay in 1999.

I'm afraid you might be wrong: wasn't it Mónica who beat Arantxa at Australia '92 SF?
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Martina Navratilova just about owned the Chicago indoor event. She must have won it at least 8 times-maybe more.
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Martina Navratilova just about owned the Chicago indoor event. She must have won it at least 8 times-maybe more.
She won it 12 times. Can you imagine that? Twelve times!

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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