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The following list shows how the winner (since Open Era) did in AO after winning USO the previous years:
Year | Player | Results in AO
1969 | Virginia Wade - Absent
1970 | Margaret Court - Win
1971 | Margaret Court - Win
1972 | Billie Jean King - Absent
1973 | Billie Jean King - Absent
1974 | Margaret Court - Absent
1975 | Billie Jean King - Absent
1976 | Chris Evert - Absent
1977 | Chris Evert - Absent
1978 | Chris Evert - Absent
1979 | Chris Evert - Absent
1980 | Tracy Austin - Absent
1981 | Chris Evert - Final
1982 | Tracy Austin - Absent
1983 | Chris Evert - Absent
1984 | Martina Navrátilová - Semifinal
1985 | Martina Navrátilová - Win
1986 | Hana Mandlíková - not held
1987 | Martina Navrátilová - Final
1988 | Martina Navrátilová - Semifinal
1989 | Steffi Graf - Win
1990 | Steffi Graf - Win
1991 | Gabriela Sabatini - Quarterfinal
1992 | Monica Seles - Win
1993 | Monica Seles - Win
1994 | Steffi Graf - Win
1995 | Arantxa Sanchez Vicario - Final
1996 | Steffi Graf - Absent
1997 | Steffi Graf - R4 :shrug:
1998 | Martina Hingis - Win
1999 | Lindsay Davenport - Semifinal
2000 | Serena Williams - QF
2001 | Venus Williams - Semifinal
2002 | Venus Williams - Quarterfinal
2003 | Serena Williams - Win
2004 | Justine Henin - Win
2005 | Svetlana Kuznetsova - Quarterfinal
2006 | Kim Clijsters - Semifinal
2007 | Maria Sharapova - Final
2008 | Justine Henin - Quarterfinal
2009 | Serena Williams - Win
2010 | Kim Clijsters - R3 :eek:
2011 | Kim Clijsters - Win
2012 | Samantha Stosur - R1 :tape:
13/44 times the winner of USO will go on to win AO, however, AO was still played on grass until 1987.:) :cheer:
Only 3 times that the reigning winner of the USO champ went on to lose before quarterfinals in AO (showed in bold).:tape: :eek:h:

Why can't Sam play well on AO since it's also hardcourt?:shrug:
 

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The following list shows how the winner (since Open Era) did in AO after winning USO the previous years:


13/44 times the winner of USO will go on to win AO, however, AO was still played on grass until 1987.:) :cheer:
Only 3 times that the reigning winner of the USO champ went on to lose before quarterfinals in AO (showed in bold).:tape: :eek:h:

Why can't Sam play well on AO since it's also hardcourt?:shrug:
You got me! I'm far better at those...'Why did the chicken cross the road....?' teasers
 

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Serena not bad...only time she didn't win the Oz open followed a win at the U.S. open was after her win in ' 99.
 
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