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

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (female): From 1970-1979

Australian Open winners and runner-ups female,  From 1970-1979, Evonne Goolagong Court

Although Evonne Goolagong Court ruled the 70’s era of Australian Open but along with time, some other female tennis players took over the court with winning the title number of times. Greatest female tennis player Steffi Graf won the Australian Open title four times and won three of them consecutively. Along with her, Monica Seles is a four time Australian Open winner with winning three times consecutively. At times, you do wonder where those legendary players have gone. For this reason, we are bringing you their success. Here are the 1970-1979 Australian Open female winners:

Australian Open Tennis- 1970

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Kerry Melville

Australian Open Tennis- 1971

  • Australian Open winner (female):  Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Evonne Goolagong

Australian Open Tennis- 1972

  • Australian Open winner (female): Virginia Wade
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Evonne Goolagong

Australian Open Tennis-1973

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Evonne Goolagong

Australian Open Tennis- 1974

  • Australian Open winner (female): Evonne Goolagong
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Chris Evert

Australian Open Tennis-1975

  • Australian Open winner (male): Evonne Goolagong
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Martina Navratilova

Australian Open Tennis- 1976

  • Australian Open winner (female): Evonne Goolagong
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Renata Tomanvoa

Australian Open Tennis-1977

  • Australian Open winner (female): Kerry Reid
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Dianne Fromholtz

Australian Open Tennis-1978

  • Australian Open winner (female): Chris O’Neil
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Betsy Nagelsen

Australian Open Tennis- 1979

  • Australian Open winner (female): Barbara Jordan
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Sharon Walsh

Australian Open Winners and runner-ups (female): From 1960-1969

Margaret Court, Australian Open Winners and runner-ups female, From 1960-1969

The women’s singles Australian Open tennis tournament was first contested in 1922 along with mixed doubles. Since then, Australian Open women’s singles has been ruled by greatest female tennis players who with their spectacular performances won the hearts of tennis fans. In the Amateur Australian Open titles, Margaret Court holds the record for most titles and consecutive titles as well. In the Open Era, American famous tennis player Serena Williams has won the most number of titles (5 Australian Open titles). Here are the winners and runner ups (females) of Australian Open (1960-1969):

Australian Open Tennis- 1960

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Jan Lehane

Australian Open Tennis- 1961

  • Australian Open winner (female):  Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Jan Lehane

Australian Open Tennis- 1962

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Jan Lehane

Australian Open Tennis-1963

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Jan Lehane

Australian Open Tennis- 1964

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Lesley Turner

Australian Open Tennis-1965

  • Australian Open winner (male): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Maria Bueno

Australian Open Tennis- 1966

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Nancy Richey

Australian Open Tennis-1967

  • Australian Open winner (female): Nancy Richey
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Lesley Turner

Australian Open Tennis-1968

  • Australian Open winner (female): Billie Jean King
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Margaret Smith-Court

Australian Open Tennis- 1969

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith-Court
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Billie Jean king

Famous female tennis players: Chris Evert

Famous female tennis players: Chris Evert

Chris Evert, a famous female tennis player, was born on December 21, 1954 in Florida. Due to her excellent tennis skills including two fisted backhand and poise on court helped Chris Evert became champion in 1974-1986. Chris Evert got her first limelight when she won over the top-ranked tennis player, Margaret Court. Chris Evert used to be calm and cool on the court which gave her the nicknames Ice Maiden and Ice Princess. During 1974-76, Chris Evert had a romance with famous male tennis player, Jimmy Connors which was enough to give her a celebrity status. In the era of late 70s, tennis fans enjoyed the rivalry of two best female tennis players, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

Chris Evert was considered as the female counterpart of tennis legend, Bjorn Borg as Evert holds the longest winning streak with 125 single consecutive titles on clay court. She was a versatile player who won all four grand slams and also set a record of winning the most US Open titles (6).

Chris Evert holds 157 singles titles, 8 double titles with 18 Grand Slam singles in her career titles. Other career highlights of famous female tennis player, Chris Evert are:

1)      Chris Evert won 7 French Open titles (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986)

2)      Chris Evert won 2 Australian Open titles (1982, 1984)

3)      Chris claimed 3 Wimbledon titles (1974, 1976 and 1981)

4)      Evert claimed 6 US Open tennis titles (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980  and 1982)

 Chris Evert enjoyed an intense rivalry against Martina Navratilova. Both these players ruled every court and faced each other either in the finals or semi-finals. The record number of French Open titles by Chris Evert is still an unbroken record.

How to play tennis like Steffi Graf?

How to play tennis like Steffi Graf?

If you brush up on your tennis history, you would never be able to ignore the famous and greatest female tennis player Steffi Graf. She won 22 major events, which is second only to the 24 slam wins of one of the best female players Margaret Court. At the end of her career, Steffi’s match record stood at 902-115. She is the only person to win the Golden Slam and Olympic gold medal. After reading such a grand profile of Steffi, you would surely want to play like her. You might not be able to win the 22 Grand Slams with these tips, but you will surely get a drift of her game. Here is how Steffi Graf plays tennis:

1)      Famous female tennis player Steffi mostly used a slice backhand in most of her matches. Graf used to hit over the ball only in her attempt to pass the opponent at the net. The benefit of slice shot is that once it is hit correctly, it neutralizes the fast rally and stays low. The slice shot also skids off the ground which forces the opponent to hit the ball up. Steffi used this skill to her big forehand advantage. Use this slice skill to your advantage as mostly players have problems with low balls.

2)      Graf had a monstrous forehand that made her a threat for opponents. If you are a recreational player, there is a chance that you might have a better forehand. In you do have a good forehand, capitalize on it.

3)      You need to work consistently on the things you don’t do well in tennis. For example, Graf lacked the backhand drive and volley when she first came on to the court. Steffi Graf then worked on these skills in order to enhance them and won Wimbledon seven times.

Whitewash wins for men/women players in Australian Open singles title

 

Australian Open tennis

Going 6-0 in a particular game is easy but to go 6-0 in order to win the match is not easy. Tennis requires some excellent control in order to give no chance to the opponent to play serve of the serving player. Not many tennis players enjoy the flavor of whitewash in tennis. As for the Australian Open, six men tennis players and 13 women tennis players have been able to do a complete whitewash in one match to claim the victory. Here is the list of famous male and female tennis players who won the Australian Open singles title with a whitewash:

Whitewash result for men’s singles title in Australian Open (6-0, 6-0, and 6-0)

This record has been set by six famous male tennis players so far in Australian Open:

1)      Famous male tennis player James Anderson in the first round of Australian Open 1925

2)      Famous male tennis player Fred Perry in the quarter final of Australian Open 1935

3)      Famous male tennis player John Bromwich in the first round of Australian Open 1949

4)      Famous male tennis player Neale Fraser in the first round of Australian Open 1953

5)      Famous male tennis player Martin Mulligan in the first round of Australian Open 1960

6)      Famous male tennis player Richard Russel in the first round of Australian Open 1966

Whitewash result for women singles title in Australian Open (6-0, 6-0)

For this, 13 female tennis player claimed this whitewash, out of which four women did the whitewash in the 1998 Australian Open Grand Slam. In the same year, Mary Pierce achieved the feat twice due to her whitewash. Wendy Turnbull achieved this feat 3 times and Margaret Court achieved it four times.

Interesting facts and information about the Australian Open Tennis

Interesting facts and information about the Australian Open

Every tennis tournament comes with limitless information and interesting facts . Keeping those facts in mind and watching the game go along makes it even more interesting as you keep on calculating and speculating the results and records. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year after which the streak of unending matches begins and continues for an entire year. If you are a crazy fan of tennis, not knowing the most basic and interesting facts of the Australian Open is like doing injustice to the word “fan.” Here are some interesting facts and trivia about the Australian Open:

1)      Famous female tennis player Margaret Court is the leading winner of most Australian Open female titles

2)      Greatest male tennis player Andre Agassi is the leading winner of most Australian Open men titles (tie with Federer)

3)      One of the best female tennis player Steffi Graf is the legendary player who defeated Chris Evert in the 1988 Australian Open to win the Golden Slam.

4)      The Williams sisters are the USA tennis players who met in the final of the Australian Open in year 2003.

5)      From years 1988-2007, the court surface of Australian Open was hard (Rebound Ace).

6)      Many tennis lovers believe that the Australian Open event is arranged in Sydney. Don’t let that confuse you, as Melbourne is the host site of the Australian Open.

7)      The Williams sisters, with their dominant play in doubles, won the Australian Open doubles title 3 times.

8)      In 2009, famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the longest match in the history of the Australian Open against Fernando Verdasco.

9)      Not many of you know that the Australian Open is also known as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific.

10)   The first pair of American siblings to win the doubles title of Australian Open is the Williams sisters.

11)   Among the many leading players in the Australian Open, Evonne Goolagong Cawley was the only player to achieve the WTA’s number one ranking.

12)  Hottest female tennis player Martina Hingis ended the unbeaten 33 match career run of Monica Seles in 1999 in the Australian Open.

Top ten female tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

Martina Hingis, Top ten female tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year and the players are judged pretty much for their performance in this slam. The tennis fans use the results to predict the future for every tennis player in the calender year. Australian Open offers a very exciting start of the year with indoor beautiful courts. The crowd cheers for not only Australian but other players as well, making the Australian summer much more overwhelming for every tennis fan.

A three-set tennis game, particularly for women, has been offering plenty of excitement as the game is fast and ends usually in a victory after two sets. From clay’s slower-paced games to hard court play, famous female tennis players have been casting spells with their magical play. The former female champion of the Australian Open title is Serena Williams, who also won the doubles championship with her sister Venus Williams in the same year for the second consecutive year as well. With the Bryan brothers and Williams sisters winning the doubles for second consecutive year, they were the second siblings to set this record.

The list of the ten female tennis players with most Australian Open titles is:

1)      Margaret Smith Court

2)      Nancye Wynne Bolton

3)      Steffi Graf

4)      Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

5)      Thelma Coyne Long

6)      Martina Hingis

7)      Monica Seles

8)      Serena Williams

9)      Jennifer Capriati

10)   Joan Hartigan Bathurst

Among these ten top ten female tennis players with the most Australian Open titles, greatest tennis player Margaret Smith Court secured 7 Australian Open titles and still enjoys this record. Who could possibly break this record? 

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Best Tennis Players – Male and Female

by on February 27, 2010
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Best Tennis Players – Male and Female, Roger Federer and Steffi Graf

In the long history of men’s and women’s tennis, there have been lots of great players who have contributed a lot to tennis and with that they have won many tournament and Grand Slams by putting the best game of tennis on display for the fans. With many legends in the game, it becomes hard to decide who are the men and women players in both categories. No one can overlook the legendary players like Sampras, Agassi, Stefan, Becker, Courier, Mats Wilander, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert etc but the list eventually narrows down to few names that  have made a never ending impact on tennis audiences. 

According to our analysis in the field of history here we have given description about best tennis players in the history of world tennis.

This place in the men’s category is undoubtedly taken by none other than current world number one Roger Federer who has won fifteen Grand Slam tournaments which is a record in itself. He has shown the sheer skills of tennis while he won Wimbledon as his fifteen Grand Slam tournament by defeating Andy Roddick of U.S. in five sets. He also holds the record winning all the four Grand Slams.

In the category of women, this place is won by Steffi Graf who has won twenty-two singles Grand Slam titles, which is second highest after Margaret Court. In 1988, she became the one and only player to win all the four Grand Slam titles as well as Olympic gold medal in a calendar year which established her as the best ever female tennis player.

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