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

Facts and information about the 2005 Australian Open Tennis

Facts and information about the 2005 Australian Open, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt

Australian Open 2005 was special because the Australian super star tennis player Lleyton Hewitt made it into the finals and the two time runner-up, Marat Safin of Russia finally won the Australian Open final. It was in year 2004 where Safin defeated Agassi in a thrilling semi-final, later to play Federer in the final.

The year 2005 in the Australian Open tournament brought some very interesting facts and records which were not parts of tennis world previously. Here is a sneak peek into the information and facts about the 2005 Australian Open:

1)      One of the best female tennis player Serena Williams came strong in the 2005 Australian Open and won the title by defeating Davenport.

2)      Donald Young became the youngest tennis player to win the Australian Grand Slam title in the junior event. He was just 15 years and 19 days old.

3)      Samantha Stosur and Scott Draper won the mixed doubles title of the 2005 Australian Open.

4)      In the 2005 Australian Open women singles title, famous Indian tennis player Sania Mirza became the only Indian woman to reach the third round of this Grand Slam.

5)      Patty Schnyder defeated Dementieva. Along with her, another two seeded players Petrova and Anastasia Myskina were also bowed out.

6)      Russian tennis player Marat Safin gave away the first set so easily in the 2005 Australian Open men singles title final, but came back brilliantly later to claim it.

7)      After Pat Cash, who reached the Australian Open finals in 1987, it was the Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt who made his way into the final of Australian Open 2005.