Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in US Open 2015 men’s singles final and won his third Grand Slam title of 2015.
In women’s singles, Flavia Pennetta defeated Roberta Vinci 7-6, 6-2 in the first ever all-Italian Grand Slam final.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated Jamie Murray and John Peers 6-4, 6-4 and lifted the trophy in men’s doubles category.
Women’s doubles were won by Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, who beat Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 6-4 in the championship match.
Hingis also won mixed doubles in pair with Leander Paes, after defeating Bethanie Matterk-Sands and Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.
Taylor Harry Fritz won boys’ singles event after beating Tommy Paul 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 in the final.
The event in boys’ doubles was won by Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, who won against Brandon Holt and Riley Smith 7-5, 7-6 in the championship match.
Girls’ singles of US Open 2015 was won by Dalma Galfi, who defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 6-4.
Viktoria Kuzmova and Aleksandra Pospelova won girls’ doubles, after defeating Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova 7-5, 6-2 in the final match.
Pat Cash and Mark Philippoussis defeated Michael Chang and Todd Martin 6-2, 6-1 in the final match of men’s champions invitational legends tournament.
Women’s champions invitational was won by Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez, who beat Tracy Austin and Gigi Fernandez without playing the final.
In the wheelchair events, singles competition was won by Shingo Kunieda, who defeated Stephane Koudet in yet another Grand Slam final. This time, it was 6-7, 6-3, 6-2.
In men’s doubles, Stephane Houdet lifted the trophy in pair with Gordon Reid, after beating Nicolas Peifer and Michael Jeremiasz 6-3, 6-1 in the final.
Jordanne Whiley lifted the trophy in women’s singles, defeating Yui Kamiji 6-4, 0-6, 6-1.
In women’s doubles, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot defeated Marjolein Buis and Sabine Ellerbrock 7-6, 6-1.
In the wheelchair quad singles Dylan Alcott defeated David Wagner 6-1, 5-6, 7-5 in the final match of US Open 2015.
Nick Taylor and David Wagner lifted the trophy in the quad doubles after winning against Dylan Alcott and Andrew Lapthorne 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.
Lindsay Davenport was a famous tennis player. Although she failed to grab as many titles as many other tennis players did, she was popular for her strength and attitude. She won three Grand Slam titles, including US Open, French Open and Wimbledon to become a three-time Grand Slam winner. She also won a gold medal at Olympics in 1996. She acheived World No.1 ranking for 2005 and remained there for most of the year. She was a complete player with a powerful forehand, backhand and serve.
She achieved rank 1 in the world in 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2005. Despite her inconsistency, she managed to win 700 singles matches, landing in the tennis elites who have won more than 700 games. Before she retired, she hit the high note and won career’s fourth double.
Davenport’s career ended early as she suffered from back injuries in her last few years in the game. Her back problem was so severe that she had to quit playing tennis at all, not just the professional game. Despite carrying an injury, she was among the speculated winners at 2006 US Open.
She may not be remembered as the greatest player ever but there is no doubt that she is among the players with a charming personality and strong attitude. She will be remembered for that for as long as tennis lives.
In tennis, it can be interesting to reflect on past events. Many notable occurrences take place within a particular Grand Slam. There are certain facts and records that are overlooked by many of us but they do make for interesting parts of the tournament. Australian Open is one such grand slams that has offered several different records, events and facts that will definitely interest any avid tennis fan.
Here is the information and facts detail about Australian Open 2004:
1) Names previously unknown to tennis fans, Nenad Zimonjic and Elena Bovina won the open mixed doubles title of the 2004 Australian Open.
2) Fabrice Santoro and Michael Llodra won the 2004 Australian Open doubles title for the second year, beating the Bryan brothers in the final.
3) Famous female tennis player Amelie Mauresmo withdrew from the 2004 Australian Open quarter final while she was among the top ten female tennis players at that time.
4) Three American famous female singles tennis players Lindsay Davenport, Lisa Raymond and Chanda Rubin made their way into the Round of 16 of Australian Open 2004.
5) Four American men singles tennis players Andy Roddick, Robby Ginepri, Andre Agassi and James Blake reached the Round of 16 in the 2004 Australian Open.
6) Justine Henin-Hardenne, being the top seed player in 2004, won the third Grand Slam, i.e. Australian Open 2004 after defeating Kim Clijsters.
7) Russian male tennis player Marat Safin snapped the 26-match win streak of Agassi at the Australian Open by defeating Agassi in the thrilling semi-final of Australian Open 2004.
8) Among the top ten seeded male tennis players in 2004, Carlos Moya withdrew before the the 2004 Australian Open event.
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.
Wimbledon has always been an enjoyable, worth watching and interesting game. The game turns more interesting when two top ranked players are rivals in it. Records are made during such games. One such game happened between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 2008 Wimbledon final. The game lasted for a record of 4 hours and 48 minutes ending up with Rafael Nadal as the new world champion. A year earlier Nadal withdrew from the game because of a knee injury but in 2008 he not only played, but also became the winner. In the exciting five sets, the first two 6-4, 6-4 were in Nadal’s favor, while the next two sets put the game on tie when Federer beat Nadal 6-7, 6-7 each. The final fifth set went again in Nadal’s favor in which he won by 9-7. The match not only broke the record for the longest match by time but also made a record as the longest final match.
In women’s singles, the longest match by time was in 2005 between Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport that lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes. Venus completed her victory by 4-6, 7-6, and 9-7 and claimed the first Grand Slam title for herself in four years. She became the first women to score a win after facing a match point in the past 70 years. Though Venus lost the first set, she managed to win all the rest to complete her victory. Davenport sustained a back injury in the game for which she took a break too, but she still put up a good, challenging fight for Venus during the game.
Famous female tennis player Venus Williams, the older sister of current world number one Serena Williams, has been world number one three times in the history of world tennis. Currently, she has lost her top rankings due to continuous injuries in the Women’s Tennis Association. Ms. Venus Williams has won twenty one Grand Slams in her career to date. Out of these titles, she has won seven titles in the singles, twelve Grand Slams in women’s doubles, and two titles have been won in mixed doubles. Even after sliding to the 19th rank, Venus Williams has won three Grand Slam titles, but due to her inconsistency she is not climbing up the rankings order. She makes the best pair with her younger sister, famous USA tennis player Serena Williams in women’s double events.
Basically, Venus is a powerful baseliner on the tour as well as having an attacking court game. Her game is very much adapted to grass where she is plays most comfortably and this directly reflects in the results of her Grand Slams. She has won five Wimbledon Grand Slams. In her career she has become expert volleyer and started using the long wingspan around the net. She has a record of fastest service in the women’s competition in the game overall as well as in all Grand Slam competitions. Venus Williams also holds the record of playing the longest Wimbledon match against famous female tennis player, Lindsay Davenport. Venus Williams also holds the record for fastest serve 130 mph (209.2147 km/h, 58.12 m/s) and is considered to have one of the best serves in the world of women tennis.