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In 1988, Steffi Graf won Mahwah and she just lost 8 games in 4 matches:

16 W Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) 6-2 6-0 <br />QF W Sylvia HANIKA (GER) 6-2 6-1 <br />SF W Helena SUKOVA (CZE) 6-1 6-1 <br />FR W Nathalie TAUZIAT (FRA) 6-0 6-1

In 1990, an amazing Monica Seles only lost 10 games to get the title in Tampa, but she played 5 matches, not 4:

32 W Sandy COLLINS (USA) 6-1 6-1 <br />16 W Donna FABER (USA) 6-0 6-1 <br />QF W Susan SLOANE-LUNDY (USA) 6-2 6-0 <br />SF W Conchita MARTINEZ (ESP) 6-4 6-0 <br />FR W Katerina MALEEVA (BUL) 6-1 6-0

Two years later, Seles won Houston. This time she won by just losing 8 games. However, she played only 4 matches:

16 W Mercedes PAZ (ARG) 6-0 6-0 <br />QF W Bettina FULCO-VILLELLA (ARG) 6-1 6-0 <br />SF W Laura GILDEMEISTER (PER) 6-4 6-1 <br />FR W Zina GARRISON JACKSON (USA) 6-1 6-1

In 1994, Mary Pierce surprised everyone when she reached the FO final. Mary lost 10 games (10 games!!!!!) in the previous 6 matches to the final. However, she couldn't beat ASV to get the title:

128 W Nicole BRADTKE (AUS) 6-1 6-0 <br />64 W Maria-Francesca BENTIVOGLIO (ITA) 6-0 6-1 <br />32 W Lori MC NEIL (USA) 6-0 6-0 <br />16 W Amanda COETZER (RSA) 6-1 6-1 <br />QF W Petra SCHWARZ-RITTER (AUT) 6-0 6-2 <br />SF W Steffi GRAF (GER) 6-2 6-2 <br />FR L Arantxa SANCHEZ VICARIO 4-6 4-6

One year later, an impressive Conchita Martinez won Hamburg. She only lost 7 games in 4 matches:

16 W Radka ZRUBAKOVA (SVK) 6-1 6-4 <br />QF W Jana KANDARR (GER) 6-1 6-0 <br />SF W Magdalena MALEEVA (BUL) 6-0 6-0 <br />FR W Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-1 6-0

That was all I could find. Do you know any others? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Mary Pierce lost 12 games in 5 matches at Hilton Head 2000.

32 W Gala LEON-GARCIA (ESP) 6-1 6-1 <br />16 W Anna SMASHNOVA (ISR) 6-1 6-2 <br />QF W Jelena DOKIC (YUG) 6-3 6-1 <br />SF W Monica SELES (USA) 6-1 6-1 <br />FR W Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) 6-1 6-0

<br />An impressive performance, but look at the competition she faced in the semis and final (especially if you consider that Arantxa reached the semis of Roland Garros and final of Hamburg and Monica went on to win in Rome that same year).
 

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I guess that depends on what you consider impressive. Serena's '99 U.S. Open I consider most impressive, so many three setters, but she remained victorious!

I know that the first two legs of Graf's Grand Slam, she did not drop a set. The Australian Open, she did not drop a set, and was only forced to one tie-breaker, in the second set of the final to Chris Evert. At the French Open, she did not drop a set and was forced to only one tie-breaker, in the second set in the semi-final, Gaby forced her to a tie-breaker. On the last two legs, only one set dropped at each. The first set to Martina at Wimbledon in the final (5-7), the second set in the final at the U.S. Open to Gaby (3-6), though she caught a walk-over against Chris in the semi-finals. In 27 matches (if you throw out the Chris walk-over), to be forced to only 2 tie breakers and to drop only 2 sets in the biggests 4 events in the world, that is huge! A few weeks after the U.S. Open, shoe won gold at the Olympics. I know she beat Gaby in straight sets in the Gold Medal round, I'm not sure if she struggled to get there or not. Now, that is IMPRESSIVE!

[ December 10, 2001: Message edited by: Celeste ]</p>
 

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Impressive to me is Venus Williams bulldozing her way through Pilot Pen and the U.S. Open 2001 ... Along the way she defeated Justin Henin, Sandrine Testude and Jennifer Capriati twice, Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams by dropping ONLY one set (to henin at PP) <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <br />
 

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Hey Celeste,

For the record, Steffi was troubled by Leila Meskhi in the second round, and was pushed to three sets by Larisa Savchenko in their quarter-final match at the Seoul Olympics. But it takes nothing away from her amazing Golden Grand Slam that year. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I agree with Infiniti, Venus' victory at the Pilot Pen this year had to be the most impressive tournament victory ever. Defeating 3, count them, 3 top ten players including the #1 & #2 ranked players in the world, in 27 hours. Absolutely Amazing! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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Well so it can be better considered the Graf 99 FO win, i an grand slam she beat world number 2(davenport),3 (seles) and 1(hingis) in consecutive matches.
 

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I have another good one . 91 Italian Open Sabatini lost 13 games in 5 matches. <br />Round 32 Amanda Coetzer 6/2 6/2<br />Round of 16 Nathelie Tauziat 6/0 6/1<br />Quaters Jennifer Capriati 6/0 6/2<br />Semis Conchita Martinez 6/1 6/0<br />Final Monica Seles 6/3 6/2
 

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Martina Hingis won Filderstadt in 2000 losing only 10 games. can only remember her final score, which was 6-3 6-0 when she beat Kim Clijsters <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

I have to say I'm very impressed with Mary's Roland Garros run! She also played very well at 2000's Family Circle Cup! She defeated Monica Seles in the final 6-1 6-0. The other results I can't remember <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
 

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ditto Infinit and Tsquoia.<br />Vee's performance at Pilot Pen was awesome!!!
 
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