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

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

Year 1978-U.S Open

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

Year 1977-U.S Open

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

Year 1976-U.S Open

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

Year 1975-U.S Open

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

Year 1974-U.S Open

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

Year 1973-U.S Open

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

Year 1972-U.S Open

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

Year 1971-U.S Open

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

Year 1970-U.S Open

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

Hottest Female Tennis Players

Tennis is one of the most glamorous entertainment sports worlds wide, with millions of viewers around the globe, always keen to travel continents to watch the hottest profiles of the tennis world in action.

Among the icons of beauty who rule the court and the hearts of millions is Gabriela Sabatini, the hot and sexy Argentine beauty,who has been more famous for her beauty than her performance on the court.Hottest Female Tennis Players

When talking about Sabatini, we can’t miss out on mentioning the name of the bold and beautiful and the symbol of style, Steffi Graff here, who had outsourced many tennis players with her legendary performances and ultimate hotness. She has ruled the tennis court and the hearts of many for a pretty long time and still enjoys a great fan following.

Steffi Graf, Hottest Female Tennis Players

Another name that clicks is that of an old beauty of the 50s i.e. Chris Evert. Well when one looks at these stunning beauties, one feels like that beauty has no age, it’s all in heart, and it’s not us who say that, but these are the words of the glamour world.

Chris Evert, Hottest Female Tennis Players

Interestingly these hot and sexy girls have been associated with tennis from around the globe and in this regard when it comes to Asia, who can forget the hot Sania Mirza from India, and the Swiss hottest figure of Martina Hingis. Her appealing personality and hottest figure has made her both, the “Tennis and Fashion icon”.

Martina Hingis

The heat of the hotness does not end here since the hunt through the racket continues its journey to the Serbian’s lovely and glorifying figure of Anna Ivanovic. She not only stole the court with her magnifying tennis performance but left everyone falling for her stunning beauty and sexy figure.

Ana Ivanovic

Today’s world of tennis is incomplete without the name of the hottest ever tennis player, securing the most expensive sponsorship deals, and shaping the tennis magazines with a nerve beating touch, the former world no. 1, and the most beautiful Russian smile, Maria Sharapova. She is an uncontested star, ruling the tennis glamorous world of today. Her public profile is beyond tennis, and she is ruling the glamorous world of tennis in and out of the court equally.

Maria Sharapova

We are sure that among all the hot girls we have mentioned here you must have found your favorite and completely agree with us.  :)

Greatest tennis rivalries: Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert

Greatest tennis rivalries: Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert

The 15 years rivalry between the greatest female tennis players Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert is considered to be the longest in women’s tennis. Their rivalry became legendary because they met so often in the finals. Navratilova had an ultimate volley and serve whereas Evert had a powerful baseline game plan. Evert and Navratilova played each other 80 times from 1973 to 1988.
 Evert holds the record at the US Open for the record for most wins in the singles competition 101 and she managed to win at least one Grand Slam title each year for 13 consecutive years of her career. 

Navratilova led head-to-head 43-37, including 36-25 finals. Both met each other in 14 Grand Slam finals. Navratilova won the finals 10 out of 14 times. Evert and Navratilova both won the Grand Slams 18 times each. Martina Navratilova holds the open era record for most singles’ titles, 167 and doubles titles 177. She has a record of the longest winning streak in the open era (74 consecutive matches) and three of the six longest winning streaks in the women’s open era. Evert’s career percentage record in singles’ matches of 1,309–146 (90%), is the best of any professional player in tennis history. Some general information about Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova is:

Evert

Navratilova

Date of Birth:

December 21, 1954

October 18, 1956

Country:

United States

United States

Height:

5′ 6″

5 ft 8 inch

Career Singles Titles:

107

167

Career Doubles Titles:

32

177

Career Prize Money:

$8 million

$21 million

Career record (singles):

1309-146

1442-219

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career statistic of famous female tennis player, Chris Evert:

 

Career statistics of famous female tennis player, Martina Navratilova:

Now this is what we call a rivalry. These two players have set such huge benchmarks that no one has been able to reach that mark or even close to it!

Famous female tennis players: Chris Evert

Famous female tennis players: Chris Evert

Chris Evert, a famous female tennis player, was born on December 21, 1954 in Florida. Due to her excellent tennis skills including two fisted backhand and poise on court helped Chris Evert became champion in 1974-1986. Chris Evert got her first limelight when she won over the top-ranked tennis player, Margaret Court. Chris Evert used to be calm and cool on the court which gave her the nicknames Ice Maiden and Ice Princess. During 1974-76, Chris Evert had a romance with famous male tennis player, Jimmy Connors which was enough to give her a celebrity status. In the era of late 70s, tennis fans enjoyed the rivalry of two best female tennis players, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

Chris Evert was considered as the female counterpart of tennis legend, Bjorn Borg as Evert holds the longest winning streak with 125 single consecutive titles on clay court. She was a versatile player who won all four grand slams and also set a record of winning the most US Open titles (6).

Chris Evert holds 157 singles titles, 8 double titles with 18 Grand Slam singles in her career titles. Other career highlights of famous female tennis player, Chris Evert are:

1)      Chris Evert won 7 French Open titles (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986)

2)      Chris Evert won 2 Australian Open titles (1982, 1984)

3)      Chris claimed 3 Wimbledon titles (1974, 1976 and 1981)

4)      Evert claimed 6 US Open tennis titles (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980  and 1982)

 Chris Evert enjoyed an intense rivalry against Martina Navratilova. Both these players ruled every court and faced each other either in the finals or semi-finals. The record number of French Open titles by Chris Evert is still an unbroken record.

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1979-1970

Margaret Court, French Open Winners and runner-ups female, From 1960-1969

The women’s singles rules have changed over the period of time since the first edition. The event, since the commencement, has been played on the knock out format which means that any player who fails to win even a single match will exit from entering the next round. For women, the French Open format comprised of three sets only for the decider. The best of twelve point tie break was introduced in the women French Open singles title in 1973 for the first two sets to decide the match in the third and final set.

Although many players have shown outstanding skills on the French Open court but very few have been able to win without losing a set. This feat was achieved by Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1971, Billie Jean King in 1972, Chris Evert in 1974, Steffi Graf in 1988, Aranrxa Sanchez Vicario in 1994 and Henin did it twice, first in 2006 and then in 2007. Monica Seles and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario won the French Open Championship title for three times. It was only in 2011 when a Chinese player Li Na became the first Chinese player ever in the history (male or female) to win a Grand Slam singles title and that too the French Open. 

The era of 1979-1970 in women French Open tennis tournaments has been a decade of famous tennis players like Chris Evert, Billie Jean King and Margaret Smith-Court. Among these famous female tennis players, Chris Evert ruled this era in French Open Championship. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

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 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 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

Interesting facts and information about the Australian Open Tennis

Interesting facts and information about the Australian Open

Every tennis tournament comes with limitless information and interesting facts . Keeping those facts in mind and watching the game go along makes it even more interesting as you keep on calculating and speculating the results and records. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year after which the streak of unending matches begins and continues for an entire year. If you are a crazy fan of tennis, not knowing the most basic and interesting facts of the Australian Open is like doing injustice to the word “fan.” Here are some interesting facts and trivia about the Australian Open:

1)      Famous female tennis player Margaret Court is the leading winner of most Australian Open female titles

2)      Greatest male tennis player Andre Agassi is the leading winner of most Australian Open men titles (tie with Federer)

3)      One of the best female tennis player Steffi Graf is the legendary player who defeated Chris Evert in the 1988 Australian Open to win the Golden Slam.

4)      The Williams sisters are the USA tennis players who met in the final of the Australian Open in year 2003.

5)      From years 1988-2007, the court surface of Australian Open was hard (Rebound Ace).

6)      Many tennis lovers believe that the Australian Open event is arranged in Sydney. Don’t let that confuse you, as Melbourne is the host site of the Australian Open.

7)      The Williams sisters, with their dominant play in doubles, won the Australian Open doubles title 3 times.

8)      In 2009, famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the longest match in the history of the Australian Open against Fernando Verdasco.

9)      Not many of you know that the Australian Open is also known as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific.

10)   The first pair of American siblings to win the doubles title of Australian Open is the Williams sisters.

11)   Among the many leading players in the Australian Open, Evonne Goolagong Cawley was the only player to achieve the WTA’s number one ranking.

12)  Hottest female tennis player Martina Hingis ended the unbeaten 33 match career run of Monica Seles in 1999 in the Australian Open.

Top ten female tennis players of clay court

Top ten female tennis players of clay court, Chris Evert

French open is a well-known tennis tournament that makes use of the clay court as its playing field. It requires a diverse set of skills to play tennis on a clay court as the ball is slowed down to a great extent. Clay court tennis games bear with it an entirely new experience of tennis. Clay court tennis takes the players to an entirely different dimension of game plan. Tennis is played on different types of courts. Each court carries with itself a completely different dimension of the game. The pace, movements, control and strategies differ for each court and the tennis player must mold himself to take up the challenge in different courts. A seasoned player will certainly be aware of the distinction of each court. As far as clay courts are concerned, it is a tough ground to attain triumph.  Clay courts are generally made of hard and rough substances like that of brick, shale and stone. Even the change in the color of the clay will point to a different form in the court. The red clay is allegedly slower than the green one. Given below is the elite list of top ten greatest female tennis players who has added pride to their origin and the tennis game as well by bringing out some of the evergreen shows of all time.

  1. Chris Evert
  2. Steffi Graf
  3. Suzanne Lenglen
  4. Margaret Court
  5. Françoise Masson
  6. Kate Gillou
  7. Justine Henin
  8. Jeanne Matthey
  9. Helen Wills
  10. Monica Seles

Clay court tennis requires the player to posses a great amount of strength and tempo in order to make a spot in the clay court tennis field. Of course, the above top ten famous female tennis players have easily achieved this feat with their astonishing performances. The title of top ten champions does not come that simply and needs a lot of insight and adroitness to get it.

History of French Open-Ronald Garros

by on September 17, 2010
in Grand Slam: French Open

History of French Open-Ronald Garros
The history of French Open could be traced back to year 1981 when the very first tournament was played and won by Briggs. At that moment, it was not an international tournament. In year 1897, Women Singles Championship was introduced.In the city of love, Paris, the most physically demanding tennis tournament, French Open is played every year. Known also as Roland Garros and being the premier clay court tournament, it is played between late May and the earlier week of June for two weeks. Although the clay court provides a surface for slow game, this championship has been entertaining the tennis fans all over the world with sensational matches.

The dry and slow clay surface has given tremendous players like Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert, Justine Henin, Rafael Nadal and many more
to the tennis fans.In the year 1925, Roland Garros was made open for all the competitors. After the French Open was recognized internationally, the legendary player Bjorn Borg showed his magic in tennis world and claimed his sixth title in the year 1981. In Women’s Singles, Chris Evert mesmerized the women tennis world with her game and won seven titles, which is a record held by her till date. The only player to win titles closer to Evert was Steffi Graf who became the winner six titles.

In the chase for the French Open King, Rafael Nadal has made his mark by claiming 6 French Open titles, equalling Borg’s record and is expected to do magic in the coming years. However in the current era, no women tennis player has been able to dominate the clay court comprehensively. 

Steffi Graf: Famous female tennis players

Famous female tennis players: Steffi Graf

USA tennis player, Steffi Graff has not enjoyed the continuous string of tremendous successes at Wimbledon that some other best female tennis players were so fortunate as to find. Still, in 1988, she managed a feat that might make a few of those others a bit envious. The media dubbed it the “Golden Grand Slam” and her quest to attain it began in 1988 at the Australian Open. There she defeated the greatest tennis player Chris Evert in the finals to score the first win of the big tournaments that could earn her a Grand Slam title.

When the French Open rolled around, Steffi Graff successfully defeated Natasha Zvereva in a final that lasted only thirty-two minutes. Surprising since Zvereva had handily dispatched favorite, Martina Navratilova in the fourth round. Steffi Graff now left France taking with her that second prize in her quest to be a Grand Slam winner.

Then Steffi Graf came to Wimbledon, the tournament that had been ruled by best female tennis player Martina Navratilova for six straight years. Steffi trailed Martina in the final before coming from behind to win. Martina, the “queen of Wimbledon” was dethroned and Steffi was headed to the US Open and a possible Grand Slam, and it was still 1988!

Graff faced Gabriella Sabatini in a three set final at the US Open to clinch that Calendar Year Grand Slam title, a truly special accomplishment for the young player since it had only been managed twice before in tennis history, first by Maureen Connolly Brinker in 1953 an then Margaret Court in 1970.

Steffi, however, wasn’t finished, yet. The 1988 Olympics offered Steffi Graff a “golden opportunity”. In Seoul, she defeated Sabatini again, 6-3, 6-3 in the Gold Medal match to take home an Olympic Gold Medal and to earn what has been referred to since as the “Golden Grand Slam”.

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