Greatest female tennis player Margaret Smith Court has ruled the female Australian Open world, winning 11 titles for her native country, Australia. Even then, the United States of America is leading the title run of female Australian Open titles. One strange fact about this Grand Slam is that famous female tennis player Martina Navratilova of the USA, who was known to rule the tennis world, won only 3 titles in the Australian Open. However, many tennis players from the USA have been able to make names for themselves in the Australian Open event. The present winner of the Australian Open women’s title is Serena Williams, who also won the doubles tournament in the Australian Open 2010, hence making America’s rule inevitable. Here is the list of top ten countries to win the most female Australian Open titles:
1) United States (15 titles)
2) Australia (10 titles)
3) Germany (4 titles)
4) Yugoslavia (3 titles)
5) Czech (2 titles)
6) Switzerland (3 titles)
7) Russia (1 title)
8) Belgium (1 title)
9) Britain (1 title)
10) France (2 titles)
Famous female tennis player Serena Williams of the USA is in her full swing and performance which indicates bright chances of America ruling the female Australian Open title for many years to come. William sisters have shown tremendous potential at the hard court and have owned the Australian Open with their exclusive play. America is known for producing the best of tennis players. Every era had a leading American tennis player which now includes Serena and Venus Williams. Although Serena is having a rough time with her fitness and injuries but she is still managing to be extremely competitive and challenging the opponents with her aggressive play.
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.
Tennis is an old sport with increasing number of new players. It has produced both young and old champions throughout its history. Many players after a gap of sometime, made through to the tennis world again and set records by winning the championships. Here are some of the youngest and oldest tennis champions in singles and doubles format of the tennis championships:
Youngest male/female winners in Singles/Doubles/Mix tennis championship:
In 1985, the youngest player to have become champion in men’s singles was 17 year old German player Boris F. Becker. Among the ladies singles was Britain’s 15 year old Miss C. Dod who became the youngest champion in 1887. In men’s doubles, USA’s 18 year old R. D. Ralston became the world champion in 1960. The youngest women’s doubles champion was 15 year old Martina Hinguis of Switzerland. She became champion in 1996. In mixed doubles was Australia’s 21 year old R. G. Laver and USA’s 16 year old Serena Williams who became champions in 1959 and 1998 respectively.
Oldest male/female winners in Singles/Doubles/Mix tennis championship:
Britain’s 41 years old A. W. Gore and 37 year old A. Sterry were the oldest champions in tennis history among men and women in 1909 and 1908 respectively. USA’s 43 year old G. P. Mulloy and 42 year old E. M. Ryan were the oldest champions in men’s doubles and women’s doubles respectively. They won these championships in the years 1957 and 1934 respectively. In mixed doubles, the oldest champions were USA’s 46 year old M. Navratilova and 42 year old S. E. Stewart. They became world champions in 2003 and 1988 respectively.
Records are meant to be broken. So let’s see who else will make his/her way in these records!
Famous female tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova is a Russian born tennis professional who is currently ranked 27 in Women’s Tennis. She has won two tennis Grand Slam singles titles during her career and has been runner up in other Grand Slam finals. She is a reigning French Open champion and she also won the US Open title in 2004. Kuznetsova was a runner up in the French Open in 2004 and Us Open in 2007. She has born to a coach father who has coached five world and Olympic cycling champions. Kuznetsova could not keep up with her winning streak in year 2008 where she reached only two finals. She kept losing to seeded players and ended as World No. 8 at the year end which made her the only women tennis player to be among top ten best female tennis players with no title. The performance of Russian tennis player Kuznetsova improved in year 2009 when her ranking improved to 3 but she could not retain this ranking and fell to World No. 27 in year 2010 which is her lowest career ranking.
Svetlana Kuznetsova is an all-around tennis player who can play good tennis on any kind of surface, be they grass or clay courts. Her strong game depends on her powerful services and heavy forehand shots. Svetlana’s services are generally aided by her strong physique and she is considered to be one of the most powerful women along with the two famous tennis players Venus and Serena Williams. It has been accepted by many tennis experts that her inside-out forehand shots are the best in the world. Svetlana can play winners from both wings. Svetlana has effective volley shots and she is also effective providing a deft touch. The footwork applied by Svetlana makes her game stronger and she is considered to be one of those rare players who can move and play on any type of court.
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.
Famous female tennis player, Dinara Safina is currently as the 66 ranked tennis professional and sister of former world number one famous male tennis professional player Marat Saffin. She was also ranked number for some time but she lost the top spot in almost no time. Unfortunately, she hasn’t achieved a Grand Slam title in her kitty yet but she has been runner-up in three Grand Slam finals. She has won 2007 US Open double’s title in pair with Nathalie Dechy. She has achieved a good Olympic record by winning the silver medal and recently she appeared in the finals of 2009 French Open. She and her brother are the only pairs of brother and sister in the history of world tennis to achieve number one ranking.
Basically, she plays the aggressive game from the baseline and her strength is her powerful ground shots that are hit flat and hard. The forehand shots played by Dinara Safina are considered to be one of the best played in the tennis world and the shot contributes heavily in the success of Dinara. Her powerful backhand shots are played so accurately that it can open up the opponent’s court and can destroy an opponent’s game. Unfortunately, she produces more unforced errors because of her powerful shots as like world number one famous USA female tennis player Serena Williams.
The first of the four Grand Slam tennis events, the Australian Open, is played during the month of January, usually at the Melbourne Park, Australia. This is the time that the kings and queens of tennis, such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, and Venus and Serena Williams, showcase their skills to an admiring Australian public.
The Australian Open was originally contested on grass in 1905. The grass surface remained unchanged until 1987 when the surface was replaced with a hard court surface for tennis.
Matts Wilander is the only man to have ever won the event on both the grass and the hard court surfaces. Many courts makes up the Australian Open venue but the two main courts, the Rod Laver Arena and the Hisense Arena, are reserved for the high interest matches featuring the higher ranked tennis players. Both these courts have a retractable roof which can be closed to protect the players and the surface from rain or extreme heat.
The Australian Open comprises of a variety of competitions which make up the championship. These include the Men’s and Women’s singles, Men’s and Women’s doubles, the Mixed doubles and numerous junior events.
One of two Williams’ sisters, famous female tennis player Serena Williams, was born in America in 1981. She is the former world no.1 in tennis rankings for women and currently has gone down on the rankings due to her disappearance from tennis. She has a total career tally of 27 Grand Slam titles including 13 singles titles, 12 double titles and 2 mixed doubles. She is the most recent player to have won all the four Grand Slam titles simultaneously and only the fifth woman in history to do so. She is also the first woman along with her sister Venus to hold all the four Grand Slam doubles titles simultaneously.
USA tennis player Serena Williams has been the world no.1 on five different occasions. She also has a couple of Olympic Gold medals to her tally which makes her one of the most accomplished tennis players in world tennis today. She is the greatest tennis player in the world, male or female, to have won the four Grand Slams and the 5th player in tennis history to do so. She is the highest earner in terms of career prize money in any sport among females. Tennis Magazine has ranked her as the 17th best tennis player ever to have played in the last 40 years from 1965-2005.
William is a baseline player with a game plan of taking over the rallies immediately with her consistent serve, serve return and forceful ground strokes with powerful backhand and forehand swings. Her serve is considered to be one of the best serves in women tennis world.