US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 1989-1980

Martina Navratilova, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, from 1989-1980

The era of 1989-1980 revolves around one of the top WTA tennis players who dominated the decade long run of United States open. Being the title champion for four times and claiming the runner up seat also for four times, it was none other than the best tennis player ever history has ever produced Martina Navratilova. The other name in this race was of Steffi Graf, the German tennis legend winning the 22 Grand Slam single titles. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Year 1989-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1989: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1989: Martina Navratilova

Year 1988-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1988: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1988: Gabriela Sabatini

Year 1987-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1987: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1987: Steffi Graf

Year 1986-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1986: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1986: Helena Sukova

Year 1985-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1985:Hana Mandlikova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1985: Martina Navratilova

Year 1984-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1984: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1984: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1983-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1983: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1983: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1982-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1982: Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1982: Hana Mandlikova

Year 1981-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1981: Tracy Austin
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1981: Martina Navratilova

Year 1980-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1980: Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1980: Hana Mandlikova

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 1969-1960

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, from 1969-1960, Margaret Smith Court

The era of 1969-1960 of U.S Open showed famous tennis players’ names, like Margaret Smith-Court, Billie Jean King and Marie Bueno, who are undoubtedly the best tennis players ever. The decade long, title run of U.S open, was among Margaret Smith-Court and Marie Bueno, and both of them won the title three times which itself is a great success. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1969: Margaret Smith-Court
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1969: Nancy Richey

Year 1968-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1968: Virginia Wade
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1968: Billie Jean King

Year 1967-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1967: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1967: Ann Haydon Jones

Year 1966-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1966: Marie Bueno
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1966: Nancy Richey

Year 1965-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1965: Margaret Smith
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1965: Billie Jean Moffitt

Year 1964-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1964: Marie Bueno
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1964: Carole Caldwell Graebner

Year 1963-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1963: Marie Bueno
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1963: Margaret Smith

Year 1962-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1962: Margaret Smith
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1962: Darlene D. Hard

Year 1961-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1961: Darlene R. Hard
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1961: Ann Haydon

Year 1960-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1960: Darlene R. Hard
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1960: Marie Bueno

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1989-1980

Ivan Lendl, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1989-1980

The prestige of U.S open had been in the hands of United States during the era of 1989-1980. Ivan Lendl of the top professional tennis player from United States captured the finals 8 times and claimed the title three consecutive times. John McEnroe was another famous tennis player who aided U.S dominating this era, by winning the title three times. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Year 1989-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1989: Boris Becker
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1989: Ivan Lendl

Year 1988-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1988: Mats Wilander
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1988: Ivan Lendl

Year 1987-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1987: Ivan Lendl
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1987: Mats Wilander

Year 1986-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1986: Ivan Lendl
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1986: Miloslav Mecir

Year 1985-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1985: Ivan Lendl
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1985: John McEnroe

Year 1984-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1984: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1984: Ivan Lendl

Year 1983-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1983: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1983: Ivan Lendl

Year 1982-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1982: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1982: Ivan Lendl

Year 1981-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1981: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1981: Bjorn Borg

Year 1980-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1980: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1980: Bjorn Borg

Best tennis rivalries: Boris Becker vs. Andre Agassi

Best tennis rivalries: Boris Becker vs. Andre Agassi

If it weren’t for Pete Sampras, Becvker and Agassi could have had a great rivalry. Initially both these players tried to rival Sampras but failed. Later, Agassi and Boris met many times on the court. Both these players had a loyal fan base and natural charisma. The classists loved Becker’s strong serve and rushing on to net while Andre Agassi was known for his ground strokes and flashy wardrobes.

One of the most controversial rivalries was among the two famous male tennis players, Boris Becker and Andre Agassi. Agassi won 60 singles titles in his career, and reached 30 other singles finals. Becker won 49 singles titles and reached 28 other finals. Becker and Agassi met each other 14 times on the ATP tour, including twice at Wimbledon. Agassi leads the table winning 10 of those matches. Both of them had the honor to achieve the career best ranking of World No 1. Becker and Agassi never met in the finals of a Grand Slam tournament, however. Both of these players during the career were often poised by giving controversial statements against each other.

Agassi

Becker

Date of Birth:

April 29, 1970

November 22, 1967

Country:

United States

Germany

Height:

5′ 11″ (180 cm)

6 ft 3 inch

Career Singles Titles:

60

49

Career Doubles Titles:

1

15

Career Prize Money:

$31 million

$25 million

Career record (singles):

870-274

713-214

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career statistics of Andre Agassi:

Career statistics of Boris Becker:

Not only their rivalry, but Agassi and Boris also had a controversial rivalry due to Boris’s blowing kisses on Shield, who was then seeing Andre Agassi. Agassi has mentioned many interesting stories in his book. Do check out!

 

The greatest tennis rivalries: Pete Sampras vs Roger Federer

The greatest tennis rivalries: Pete Sampras vs Roger Federer

One of the best comparisons of tennis history can be between the greatest players of all time, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras. Looking at their career records, their career achievements are almost same. The biggest edge that Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has is that, he is still continuing his career where as Sampras got retired in 2002. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament where Sampras has an edge over Federer, other than that, Federer has either equaled or had broken record in rest of the three tournaments. Although these two players never really got the chance to play against each other that often but Federer by breaking all possible records of Sampras turned it into a rivalry. Over all performances of both the players are somewhat same yet proving the great capabilities of both the players to the maximum. Here is some general information about Pete Sampras and Roger Federer:

 

Federer

Sampras

Date of Birth:

August 8, 1981

August 12, 1971

Country:

Switzerland

United States

Career Singles Titles:

63

64

Career Doubles Titles:

7

2

Turned Pro in:

1998

1988

Career Prize Money:

$56.9 million

$43 million

Career record (singles):

717-171

762-222

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career record (doubles):

40-42

64-70

Highest ranking (doubles):

123

27

 

Sampra’s career statistics:

 

Federer’s career statistics:

Sampras claimed 14 Grand Slam titles whereas Federer claimed 16 Grand Slam titles. In Federer’s 16 titles marathon, he won a French Open title as well which Sampras failed at achieving. One of the noticeable things about this French Open title is that Federer won this title to break the grand slam title record of Sampras. No wonder Federer is known as the King Federer.

 

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 2000-2010

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 2000-2010

Wimbledon, having the history of the toughest tournament and some great names winning it, winning it is indeed a dream come true. Hence the very era talks about none other than William Sisters (Serena Williams and Venus Williams) from USA.  They won the title 9 out of 11 times. They are the unchallenged champions of this entire era. Although Serena Williams is having a hard time with her injuries and health, she still has a potential to make a come back and continue her winning streak at Wimbledon.

Also among them are a French tennis player Marion Bartoli who is a French No. 1 and the hottest tennis player Maria Sharapova former world No 1. The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-2000 Wimbeldon Open Winners and runner-ups:

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2010: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2010: Vera Zvonareva
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2009: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2009: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2008: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2008: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2007: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2007: Marion Bartoli
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2006: Amelie Mauresmo
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2005: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2005: Lindsay Davenport
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2004: Maria Sharapova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2004: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2003: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2003: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2002: Serena Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2002: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2001: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2001: Justine Henin
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-2000: Venus Williams
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-2000: Lindsay Davenport

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1999-1990

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1999-1990

The era of 1999-1990 of Wimbledon revolves around one of the hot tennis players from Germany Steffi Graf who won the title 5 times and stood runner-up once. Among the female tennis players’names, she is one of the great names. She stopped the victorious journey of Martina Navratilova in that era.

Steffi Graf won the Wimbledon Singles title seven times along with winning a Golden Slam in 1988. Steffi Graf ruled this decade at Wimbledon and overall tennis world with 22 singles grand slam wins, four more than Martina Navratilova. Steffi won the first Wimbledon title in 1988. She not only won this title but the other three Championships as well, only a third woman to do so.

Also among them is Monica Seles, Serbian tennis player, who holds a famous name in the circuit. The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

1999

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1999: Lindsay Davenport
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1999: Steffi Graf

1998

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1998: Jana Novotna
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1998: Nathalie Tauziat

1997

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1997: Martina Hingis
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1997: Jana Novotna
1996
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1996: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1996: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1995
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1995: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1995: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

1994

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1994: Conchita  Martinez
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1994: Martina Navratilova

1993

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1993: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1993: Jana Novotna

1992

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1992: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1992: Monica Seles

1991

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1991: Steffi Graf
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1991: Gabriela Sabatini
1990
  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1990: Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1990: Zena Garrison

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1989-1980

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, From 1989-1980

Wimbledon has always produced the legends who have ruled the history books of the famous tennis players’ circuit for years. One of the greatest tennis players is Martina Navratilova who won 20 Wimbledon titles in her career, and also led the top seat in the professional tennis ranking for a long period.

 To explain Navratilova’s success, here is a little insight:

  • Singles Champion:1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990
  • Singles Runner-up:1988, 1989, 1994
  • Doubles Champion:1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
  • Doubles Runner-up:1977, 1985
  • Mixed Doubles Champion:1985, 1993, 1995, 2003
  • Mixed Doubles Runner-up:1986

Martina Navratilova won a record number of nine Wimbledon Singles titles, spanning over the three successful decades of her career. She enjoyed the fiercest rivalries against the greatest players like Steffi Graf and Chris Evert. Her dominance in the circuit was later challenged by Steffi Graf carrying the top tennis player profile in history. Steffi won 7 Wimbledon Grand Slams, only two less than Navratilova and claimed 22 Grand Slam singes titles overall, only four more than Navratilova.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Year 1989-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Steffi Graf
  • Runner-up: Martina Navratilova

Year 1988-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Steffi Graf
  • Runner-up: Martina Navratilova

Year 1987-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Steffi Graf

Year 1986-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Hana Mandlikova

Year 1985-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1984-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1983-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Andrea Jaeger

Year 1982-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1981-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Runner-up: Hana Mandlikova

Year 1980-Wimbledon Open

  • Winner: R.A Cawley
  • Runner-up: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1979-1970

Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert, Wimbledon winners

Wimbledon glory was under the flags of USA in another era by Billie Jean King and Chris Evert-Lloyd. Both were highlighted in the WTA tennis player ranking for several years. They met some resistance from the former world No. 1 in the tennis player ranking Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, who appeared in the finals of the Wimbledon in that era 4 times, but over all it was all USA in that era.

After trying for couple of years, Chris finally won the Wimbledon title in 1974 after defeating the Russian Olga Morozova 6-0, 6-4 and got her name in the Venus Rosewater Trophy. The following night, Chris Evert danced at the ball with her fiancé, Jimmy Connors who also won the Gentlemen’s singles title after defeating Ken Rosewall. The media called it a Love Match.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1978

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1978: Chris Evert

Year 1977

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Virginia Wade
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Betty Stove

Year 1976

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1975

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1974

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Olga Morozova

Year 1973

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert

Year 1972

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1971

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Evonne Goolagong
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Margaret Court

Year 1970

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Margaret Smith-Court
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Billie Jean King

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female)-From 1969-1960

The era of 1969-1960 produced mixed results in the Wimbledon, when not one player could manage to hold the title for long. Famous female tennis playerBillie Jean King from United States won the title 3 times along with Maria bueno from Brazil who won the title twice and stood runner-up twice as well.

Billie Jean King was the most dynamic and prolific winner at the women’s singles Wimbledon championship. She not only played Wimbledon but contributed a lot to the development of tennis. Between 1966 and 1975, Billie dominated Wimbledon with her impeccable game. She reached eight women’s singles finals and won six of them. The opponent whom she defeated twice is Goolagong, first in 1972 and then 1975. Billie Jeans defeated Maria Bueno in 1966, Ann Jones in 1967 and Judy Tegart in 1968. She has two losses in the following years, to Mrs. Jones in 1969 and Margaret Court in 1970. The 1970 Wimbledon was a classic in which Margaret staggered off a 14-12, 11-9 winner against Jean and is a record for the most games in a Wimbledon women’s final ever.

Both were amongst the top ten tennis player ranking followed by Australian tennis player Margaret Smith who showed some resistance. The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1969: Ann Haydon Jones
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1969: Billie Jean King

Year 1968-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1968: Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1968: Judy Tegart

Year 1967-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1967: Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1967: Ann Jones

Year 1966-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1966: Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1966: Maria Bueno

Year 1965-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1965: Margaret Smith
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1965: Maria Bueno

Year 1964-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1964: Maria Bueno
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1964: Margaret Smith

Year 1963-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1963: Margaret Smith
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1963: Billie Jean

Year 1962-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1962: Karen Susman
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1962: Vera Sukova

Year 1961-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1961: Angela Mortimer
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1961: Christine Truman

Year 1960-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1960: Maria Bueno
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1960: Sandra Reynolds

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