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

Greatest tennis rivalries: Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert

Greatest tennis rivalries: Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert

The 15 years rivalry between the greatest female tennis players Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert is considered to be the longest in women’s tennis. Their rivalry became legendary because they met so often in the finals. Navratilova had an ultimate volley and serve whereas Evert had a powerful baseline game plan. Evert and Navratilova played each other 80 times from 1973 to 1988.
 Evert holds the record at the US Open for the record for most wins in the singles competition 101 and she managed to win at least one Grand Slam title each year for 13 consecutive years of her career. 

Navratilova led head-to-head 43-37, including 36-25 finals. Both met each other in 14 Grand Slam finals. Navratilova won the finals 10 out of 14 times. Evert and Navratilova both won the Grand Slams 18 times each. Martina Navratilova holds the open era record for most singles’ titles, 167 and doubles titles 177. She has a record of the longest winning streak in the open era (74 consecutive matches) and three of the six longest winning streaks in the women’s open era. Evert’s career percentage record in singles’ matches of 1,309–146 (90%), is the best of any professional player in tennis history. Some general information about Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova is:

Evert

Navratilova

Date of Birth:

December 21, 1954

October 18, 1956

Country:

United States

United States

Height:

5′ 6″

5 ft 8 inch

Career Singles Titles:

107

167

Career Doubles Titles:

32

177

Career Prize Money:

$8 million

$21 million

Career record (singles):

1309-146

1442-219

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career statistic of famous female tennis player, Chris Evert:

 

Career statistics of famous female tennis player, Martina Navratilova:

Now this is what we call a rivalry. These two players have set such huge benchmarks that no one has been able to reach that mark or even close to it!

Best women tennis rivalries: Steffi Graf vs. Martina Navratilova

Best women tennis rivalries: Steffi Graf vs. Martina Navratilova

One of the top ten female rivalries in tennis history was between the two best female tennis players i.e. Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. The women’s tennis was all about Graf and Navratilova who played some of the most astounding tennis in that era. Both of them met 18 times during their careers. Their overall head-to-head series currently stands at 9–9. German tennis player Steffi Graf is leading Grand Slam head-to-head 4-2.Graf was ranked World No. 1 by the (WTA) for a record 377 total weeks, the longest period for any player. Steffi Graf ousted Navratilova in the French Open where Steffi won 6 Grand Slam titles whereas Navratilova won only two titles. Graf won 22 Singles Grand Slam titles, only 4 grand slam titles more than Navratilova whereas Navratilova won 18 Singles Grand Slam titles. Navratilova holds an outstanding record at Wimbledon with 9 Grand Slam titles, making her one of the best female players to have play at the Wimbledon.

This rivalry was based on the utter athleticism and professionalism, and was like evenly matched for a long period. Here is some general information about Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova:

 

Graf

Navratilova

Date of Birth:

June 14, 1969

October 18, 1956

Country:

Germany

United States

Height:

5′ 9″

5 ft 8 inch

Career Singles Titles:

107

167

Career Doubles Titles:

11

177

Career Prize Money:

$21 million

$21 million

Career record (singles):

900-115

1442-219

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career statistics of famous female tennis player Martina Navratilova:

Career statistics of famous female tennis player Steffi Graf:

Steffi and Navratilova appeared in three consecutive Wimbledon finals (1987-89) and enthralled the audiences with splendid tennis. No such rivalry has been able to grab the attention of audiences in this very decade!

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

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.

Famous female tennis player: Martina Navratilova

Famous female tennis player: Martina Navratilova

Famous tennis player, Martina Navratilova no doubt is one the finest and a successful women tennis player as far as the 20th century is concerned. Martina Navratilova was born on 18th October 1956 in Czechoslovakia. Navratilova endeavor the hearts of tennis fans with her impeccable tennis achievements which include 31 Grand Slam women’s double titles, 18 Grand Slam singles titles and 10 Grand Slam mixed double titles. Martina’s 31 doubles Grand Slam wins are a record in tennis along with 9 Wimbledon women’s single title wins.

Martina Navratilova won her first Grand Slam in the year 1978 at Wimbledon when she was 22 years old. With this win, Martina got the World No. 1 rank for the first time in her tennis career. With this, Martina became unstoppable and she reached her career peak by dominating all tennis Grand Slams. Here are some of the records set by Martina Navratilova in tennis world:

  • Among the only three famous female tennis players, Martina Navratilova is the one who accomplished career Grand Slams in women’s single title, women’s double title and mixed doubles as well.
  • Martina holds the record of most singles titles (167) and double titles (177) in the open era.
  • Navratilova holds the record of longest winning streak in tennis (74 consecutive matches)
  • Martine Navratilova reached 11 consecutive singles finals of Grand Slam, only second to Steffi Graf’s thirteen consecutive singles.
  • Martina Navratilova equals the record of Billie Jean King of 20 Wimbledon titles (in singles, doubles and mixed doubles)
  • Next to Margaret Court’s 62 Grand Slam titles, Martina Navratilova has the second highest (58) Grand Slam titles.
  • During the open era, Martina won the most singles match (1,442)

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1989-1980

 

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1989-1980

The era of 1989-1980 in women French Open tennis tournaments was a sensational title run for two of the most female tennis players, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert-Lloyd, winning the most number of French Open title. Along with them, it was Steffi Graf who won multiple French Open titles and joined the Navratilova-Chris-Graff rival trio. The overall titles for these three female players along with their French Open titles are as follows:

  • Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam titles  out of which 9 titles are of Wimbledon, 2 are the French Open titles, 3 are Australian Open and 4 are US Open championship titles.
  • Chris Evert has also won 18 Grand Slam titles out of which Chris claimed 7 French Open titles, 3 Wimbledon titles, 2 Australian Open titles and 6 US Open championship titles.
  • Steffi Graf, only second to Margaret’s 24 titles, claimed 22 Grand Slams in which Graf claimed 6 French Open titles, 4 Australian Open titles, 7 Wimbledon titles and 5 US Open championship titles.

These three legendary players have either been runner-up or winner on the French Court, making it impossible for any other player to dominate the clay surface.  These legendary female tennis players ruled not only the clay court but all Grand Slams during this era. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Winners of French Open Tennis Championship from 1989-1980 are:

  • Sanchez Vicario (1989)
  • Steffi Graf
  • Steffi Graf
  • Christ Evert-Lloyd
  • Chris-Evert-Lloyd
  • Martine Navratilova
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Hana Mandlikova
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
Runner-ups of French Open Tennis Championship from 1989-1980 are:
  • Steffi Graf
  • Natasha Zvereva
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Mima Jausovec
  • Andrea Jaeger
  • Sylvia Hanika
  • Sylvia Hanika

Left-handed/Oldest men/women champions of Australian Open singles title

Australian Open tennis

Left-handed people are often referred as left geniuses. As far as research has shown, left-handed people are commonly the highest achievers. This is due to the fact that the way their brain is structured helps in widening their abilities. Left-handed people have not only been successful in arts or mathematics but many prominent names in the field of sports are also left-handed. From cricket to tennis, left-handed players have set records. In the Australian Open, many left-handed men/women tennis players performed extremely well and claimed the Australian Open Singles title. Here are the famous left-handed men/women tennis players who won the Australian Open singles titles:

Best Left-handed Australian open men’s singles title winners:

1)      Horace Rice (1907)

2)      Norman Brookes (1911)

3)      John Hawked (1926)

4)      Mervyn Rose (1954)

5)      Rod Laver (1960,1962,1969)

6)      Jimmy Connors (1974)

7)      Guillermo Vilas ( 1978,1979)

8)      Roscoe Tanner (1977)

9)      Petr Korda (1998)

Left-handed Australian Open women’s single title winners:

1)      Martina Navratilova (1981, 1983, 1985)

2)      Monica Seles (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996)

Oldest men/women champions of Australian Open titles (singles and doubles)

Human propensity always allows it to revive its energy and perform at its best before exiting in any field. It all depends on the determination and passion to bring success for a person even at the oldest age. The case is the same with sports which allow every player to renew his or her passion and energy. In this revival, many players set records for all times to come. Tennis has been one such platform for many best tennis players who, even after taking long breaks during their playing career, made a comeback and set records. The Australian Open is also one such Grand Slam where the oldest tennis players made absolutely stunning comebacks and won the Australian Open championship. Here are the oldest men/women tennis champions of Australian Open titles in Singles and Doubles tournaments:

1)      Oldest male tennis champion of the Australian Open men’s single title is Ken Rosewall (37 years, two months) in year 1972

2)      Oldest female tennis champion champion of the Australian Open women’s title is Thelma Long (35 years, eight months) in year 1954

3)      Oldest male tennis champion of the Australian Open men’s doubles title is Norman Brookes (46 years, two months) in year 1924

4)      Oldest female tennis champion of the Australian Open women’s double titles is Thelma Long (37 years, seven months) in year 1956

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