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.
There are very few female tennis players who have an aggressive playing style. If you see a three set game of women playing tennis, you will probably notice a rather steady game with shots being played for a longer while which means there’s less chance that any ace will take place. Similarly, the serve of mostly female players is not very aggressive, which leads to fewer aces during a match.
However, things start to change when it comes to the famous USA female tennis player Williams sisters who enthrall the opponents with their steaming fast serves and aces. USA tennis players Venus and Serena Williams are the leading ace scorers in the Australian Open by far. Venus Williams also holds the record of most aces in a match at Wimbledon. In addition to these two names, famous female tennis player Jennifer Capriati is also the leading ace scorer of Australian Open. The last name in this list is the gorgeous and hottest female tennis player Gabriela Sabatini who, with her strong play style, was able to serve numerous aces in the Australian Open.
As the overall game pace has slowed down due to player preference at playing from the baseline, the chances of ace have lowered. The game is relatively slower for women with lots of grunting presently.
Famous female tennis player Elena Dementeiva is a Russian professional tennis star who has two Olympic gold medals in singles that includes gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Althoug Elena retired a little earlier but she was the strongest performer at the Olympics in comparison to any other player with the record of 11-2. Elena has also achieved the feat of reaching grand slam finals twice in her career. She achieved her career high ranking, No. 3 in 2009 and retired in 2010 ranked No. 9 at WTA.
The Russian tennis player Elena Dementeiva is considered to be an offensive player who plays her game from the baseline. Even though she is solid in both, the stroke that is played most by her is forehand ground stroke that is played flat and hard. Elena Dementeiva is known for her speed and athleticism on the court. She approaches the net few times during a match except playing drop shots and weak return shots from her opponents. Since Wimbledon in 2009, she has been observed to be more aggressive compared to earlier games. The playing adaptability of Elena Dementeiva allows her to play on any kind of tennis court but she has achieved her best results on hard courts. Even though, her game is not too suited to grass courts, her aggressive services and athleticism has helped her to reach two semi-finals at Wimbledon.