US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 1979-1970

Chris Evert, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, from 1979-1970

Winning streak of U.S Open remained within the hands of famous tennis players of United States, claiming the title almost throughout the decade, proving the dominance of U.S players in the whole era. The race to championship victory went in to the hands of Chris Evert-Lloyd one of the best players, who claimed the title for four consecutive years and runner up on one occasion. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1979: Tracy Austin
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1979: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1978-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1978: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1978: Pam Shriver

Year 1977-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1977: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1977: Wendy Turnbull

Year 1976-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1976: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1976: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1975-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1975: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1975: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1974-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1974: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1974: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1973-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1973: Margaret Smith-Court
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1973: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1972-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1972: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1972: Kerry Melville

Year 1971-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1971: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1971: Rosemary Casals

Year 1970-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1970: Margaret Smith-Court
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1970: Rosemary Casals

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1989-1980

 

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1989-1980

The era of 1989-1980 in women French Open tennis tournaments was a sensational title run for two of the most female tennis players, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert-Lloyd, winning the most number of French Open title. Along with them, it was Steffi Graf who won multiple French Open titles and joined the Navratilova-Chris-Graff rival trio. The overall titles for these three female players along with their French Open titles are as follows:

  • Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam titles  out of which 9 titles are of Wimbledon, 2 are the French Open titles, 3 are Australian Open and 4 are US Open championship titles.
  • Chris Evert has also won 18 Grand Slam titles out of which Chris claimed 7 French Open titles, 3 Wimbledon titles, 2 Australian Open titles and 6 US Open championship titles.
  • Steffi Graf, only second to Margaret’s 24 titles, claimed 22 Grand Slams in which Graf claimed 6 French Open titles, 4 Australian Open titles, 7 Wimbledon titles and 5 US Open championship titles.

These three legendary players have either been runner-up or winner on the French Court, making it impossible for any other player to dominate the clay surface.  These legendary female tennis players ruled not only the clay court but all Grand Slams during this era. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Winners of French Open Tennis Championship from 1989-1980 are:

  • Sanchez Vicario (1989)
  • Steffi Graf
  • Steffi Graf
  • Christ Evert-Lloyd
  • Chris-Evert-Lloyd
  • Martine Navratilova
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Hana Mandlikova
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
Runner-ups of French Open Tennis Championship from 1989-1980 are:
  • Steffi Graf
  • Natasha Zvereva
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Mima Jausovec
  • Andrea Jaeger
  • Sylvia Hanika
  • Sylvia Hanika

Martina vs. Evert-The Greatest Women’s Wimbledon Rivalry?

Martina vs. Evert-The Greatest Women’s Wimbledon Rivalry?

The epic battles fought at Wimbledon between two greatest ever women tennis players are enough to create a rivalry, as much between their fans as between the players. One of the greatest rivalries in the tournaments history, at least in the opinion of many, was the ongoing feud for dominance between famous female tennis players Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert (Lloyd). Evert was a great player on the baseline, while Martina had what many consider the finest serve-volley game in the sport’s history. Their personalities even seemed to conflict. Still, both were players of the highest caliber and those privileged to watch these two tennis titans wage their on-court battles got more than their money’s worth.

The two played against one another eight times beginning in 1973 and running through 1988. The rivalry, if it had a beginning, began at Wimbledon in 1978. She won her first single’s title there, taking that honorific away from Chris Evert. In the 80s, their rivalry became a focal point of the world of professional tennis. If the two were in a tournament, the hottest tickets were those that would seat you at one of their matches. Their on-court sparring and off court sniping, instead of driving away fans, seemed to intrigue them. The fan base for tennis, overall, underwent major growth during the height of the greatest tennis Evert-Navratilova rivalry.

In the course of their rivalry, the two faced off in fourteen Grand Slam finals, and Evert lost ten of them. Navratilova holds a 47-37 lead over Evert for their total count. Martina, best on grass and Evert better on clay, often seemed to be victimized by the playing surfaces of the tournaments. While Martina did wallop Chris 5-0 in Wimbledon (grass), it is important to remember that Chris managed to hold her own in other arenas using grass or artificial surfaces. In those instances, they tied at five all.

While they were often at odds on the court, and were perhaps not the best of friends off of them, the two had a mutual respect and admiration for one another. Their rivalry, and the media attention it received, inspired the aggressive style and dominant play of many of today’s great young women tennis players. So, in a way, we as tennis lovers ended up being the real winners.