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

Steffi Graf, Australian Open winners and runner-ups female, From 1980-1989

Open Era has been a treat for some the female players in the Australian Open as they got the chance to win the Australian Open championship in straight sets. Not every player has been successful in achieving this landmark. Some of the players who won the Australian Open final in straight sets include the names of; Margaret Court in 1970 and 1973, Evonne Goolagant in 1975, 1976 and 1977, Chris O’Neil in 1978, Graf in 1988, 1989 and 1994, Mary Pierce in 1995, Martina Hingis 1997, Davenport 2000 and Sharapova in 2008. The female winners and runner-ups of Australian Open from 1980-1989 are:

Australian Open Tennis- 1980

  • Australian Open winner (female): Hana Mandilkova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Wendy Turnbull

Australian Open Tennis- 1981

  • Australian Open winner (female):  Martina Navratilova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Chris Evert

Australian Open Tennis- 1982

  • Australian Open winner (female): Christ Evert Lloyd
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Martina Navratilova

Australian Open Tennis-1983

  • Australian Open winner (female): Martina Navratilova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Kathy Jordan

Australian Open Tennis- 1984

  • Australian Open winner (female): Chris Evert Lloyd
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Helena Sukova

Australian Open Tennis-1985

  • Australian Open winner (male): Martina Navratilova
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Chris Evert

Australian Open Tennis-1987

  • Australian Open winner (female): Hanna Madlikova
  • Australian Open run ner-up (female): Martina Navratilova

Australian Open Tennis-1988

  • Australian Open winner (female): Steffi Graf
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Chris Evert

Australian Open Tennis- 1989

  • Australian Open winner (female): Steffi Graf
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Helena Sukova

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 Tennis 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: