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

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 1999-1990

Steffi Graf, US Open winners and runner-ups female, From 1990-1999U.S open has always been the eye catching tennis players ranking tournament. The era of 1999-1990 showed the consistent performance of one of the hot tennis players Steffi Graf from Germany, wearing the crown of victory three times and claiming the finals runner up seat twice. Other famous tennis player name was of Monica Seles, member of International Tennis Hall Of Fame and former World No 1. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1999: Serena Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1999: Martina Hingis

Year 1998-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1998: Lindsay Davenport
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1998: Martina Hingis

Year 1997-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1997: Martina Hingis
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1997: Venus Williams

Year 1996-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1996: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1996: Monica Seles

Year 1995-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1995: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1995: Monica Seles

Year 1994-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1994: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1994: Steffi Graf

Year 1993-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1993: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1993: Helena Sukova

Year 1992-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1992: Monica Seles
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1992: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

Year 1991-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1991: Monica Seles
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1991: Martina Navratilova

Year 1990-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1990: Gabriela Sabatini
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1990: Steffi Graf

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

Interesting and fun facts of French Open tennis tournament

Interesting and fun facts of French Open tennis tournament

French Open or Roland Garros is one of the biggest tennis tournaments and is the only one to be played on clay court. Roland Garros is the name given to stadium after Roland Garros, who was the aviation pioneer and was the first to fly Mediterranean. Some of the interesting facts related to Roland Garros or French Open tennis tournament are:

1)      The French Open tennis tournament is 110 years old. The first Roland Garros tournament took place in 1891 as a national championship and got the international status in year 1925.

2)      Born Borg has won the French Open tennis tournament championship for men’s single a record six times.

3)      Suzanne Lenglen in 1926 won the women’s French Open title in 27 minutes.

4)      Althea Gibson, an American player was the first black tennis player to win the French Open in year 1956.

5)      In the final match of 1966, Istvan agreed to delay the match for 24 hours so that Tony Roche would get over his ankle injury. This agreement on Istvan’s part however allowed Tony to win the title.

6)      As of 2006, the last six men’s Roland Garros tournaments were won by the tennis players who won no other grand slams.

7)      Michael Chang became the youngest French Open tennis champion when he defeated Stefan Edberg 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the age of 17 years, 3 months in 1989.

8)      Monica Seles is the youngest women to have won French Open tennis championship when she defeated Steffi Graf 7-6, 6-4 at the age of 16 years 6 months.

Monica Seles also holds the record. tied with Henin to win the French Open consecutively for three years.

 

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1999-1990

Steffi Graf, French Open winners and runner-ups female, From 1980-1989

The era of 1999-1990 in women French Open tennis tournaments could be dedicated to famous female tennis players, Steffi Graff and Monica Seles as these two tennis players shared the most number of French Open Championship titles with Sanchez Vicario as the leading runner-up during this decade. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of French Open Championship-1999: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up (female)-1999: Martina Hingis

Year 1998-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of French Open Championship-1998: Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1998: Monica Seles

Year 1997-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1997: Iva Majoli
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1997: Martina Hingis

Year 1996-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1996: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1996: Sanchez-Vicario

Year 1995-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1995: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1995: Sanchez Vicario

Year 1994-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1994: Sanchez Vicario
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1994: Mary Pierce

Year 1993-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1993: Mary Jo Fernandez

Year 1992-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1992: Monica Seles
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1992: Steffi Graf

Year 1991-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1991: Monica Seles
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1991: Sanchez Vicario

Year 1990-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1990: Monica Seles
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1990: Steffi Graf

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

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? 

Famous female tennis player: Monica Seles

Famous female tennis player: Monica Seles

Famous female tennis player, Monica Seles started her professional career in 1989 and made it to the top ten. She was ranked world’s no. 6 by the end of that year. She gained her first title by beating famous American tennis player, Steffi Graf in 1990 French Open tennis tournament. In all, the Serbian female tennis player, Monica Seles claimed 52 singles titles and no. 1 as her highest ranking. In doubles, she has a highest ranking of 16 and has claimed 6 titles.

In April 1993, while playing a quarterfinal match against Magdalena Maleeva, she was stabbed in the shoulder by Parche an obsessed Steffi Graf fan, cutting her shoulder blades and making a cut 1.5 cm deep. She was leading the match by 6-4 and 4-3.

Monica Seles was taken to the hospital immediately and healed within a few weeks. On interrogation, Parche admitted that he had stabbed Seles so Graf could regain her title. However, the authorities found out that he was psychological problems. Instead of being jailed for the incident, he was put into psychological treatment on a two year probation period.

She did not return to play for 27 months, but finally made her comeback in August 1995 and made it to the top again showing that she is the best female tennis player. Yet she vowed not to play in Germany again as she thought that the punishment given to her attacker was not what he deserved. Although she did not play after the 2003 French Open, due to a foot injury, her official retirement was announced on February 14, 2005.

Record Holders French Open (Women)

by on May 26, 2009
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Record Holders French Open (Women), Margaret Smith Court

The French Open Tennis women’s title has never been a piece of cake. Among all the big names, Chris Evert was the one who grabbed the most single titles at the French Open and she did it seven times. Next in the row was the evergreen Steffi Graf who won the singles title six times. Steffi Graf is the only women player who has the best winning ratio at the clay courts. She played 94 matches of which she won 84 and lost just 10 of them.

Henin, Wills-Moody, Sperling and Seles share the most consecutive singles Tennis titles; they all won three in a row.

The aggregate title holding record goes to Smith-Court with 13 titles of which five were singles, four were doubles and four were mixed doubles. How can one forget the Queen of the tennis world, Martina Navratilova, who won seven titles in doubles events? Though she single-handedly took only two singles titles and two mixed doubles at the French Open, she managed to keep her name in the list of record holders at the Roland Garros.

The youngest champion at the French Open Tennis was Monica Seles as she won the title at the age of 16 years. She is the youngest amongst all champions whether men or women of the French Open. USA has won the most French Open titles, the country has grabbed it 27 times followed by Germans who took it to their soil 10 times.