Facts and information about the 2005 Australian Open Tennis

Facts and information about the 2005 Australian Open, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt

Australian Open 2005 was special because the Australian super star tennis player Lleyton Hewitt made it into the finals and the two time runner-up, Marat Safin of Russia finally won the Australian Open final. It was in year 2004 where Safin defeated Agassi in a thrilling semi-final, later to play Federer in the final.

The year 2005 in the Australian Open tournament brought some very interesting facts and records which were not parts of tennis world previously. Here is a sneak peek into the information and facts about the 2005 Australian Open:

1)      One of the best female tennis player Serena Williams came strong in the 2005 Australian Open and won the title by defeating Davenport.

2)      Donald Young became the youngest tennis player to win the Australian Grand Slam title in the junior event. He was just 15 years and 19 days old.

3)      Samantha Stosur and Scott Draper won the mixed doubles title of the 2005 Australian Open.

4)      In the 2005 Australian Open women singles title, famous Indian tennis player Sania Mirza became the only Indian woman to reach the third round of this Grand Slam.

5)      Patty Schnyder defeated Dementieva. Along with her, another two seeded players Petrova and Anastasia Myskina were also bowed out.

6)      Russian tennis player Marat Safin gave away the first set so easily in the 2005 Australian Open men singles title final, but came back brilliantly later to claim it.

7)      After Pat Cash, who reached the Australian Open finals in 1987, it was the Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt who made his way into the final of Australian Open 2005.

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? 

Top ten female double tennis players with the most Australian Open titles


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

Tennis speaks for glamor when it comes to female tennis players. In a singles match, two glamorous players keep everyone captivated. However, this glamor doubles when four famous female tennis players come onto the court with their amazing outfits and perform at their best. The Australian Open has also been entertaining in female double tennis tournaments. For the past two years, USA tennis players Serena and Venus Williams have been dominating the female double tennis championship. The top ten best female double tennis players with the most Australian Open titles list is:

1)      Thelma Coyne Long/Nancye Wynne Bolton

2)      Evonne Goolagong Cawley/Peggy Michel

3)      Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver

4)      Martina Hingis/Natalia Zvereva

5)      Serena Williams/Venus Williams

6)      Gigi Fernandez/Natalia Zvereva

7)      Mary Bevis Hawton/Thelma Coyne Long

8)      Helen Gourlay Cawley/Evonne Goolagong Cawley

9)      Martina Hingis/Anna Kournikova

10)   Alona Bondarenko/Kateryna Bondarenko

Thelma Coyne Long has been the dominating female player with no fewer than 12 double tennis titles. Since Thelma, such a consistent female player has not shown up in doubles.

Top ten countries to win the most female Australian Open Tennis titles

Top ten countries to win the most female Australian Open tennis titles

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. 

Most aces by female players in the Australian Open Tennis

Most aces by female players in the Australian Open, Sabatini

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.

Youngest and Oldest tennis champions

by on July 4, 2010
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Youngest and Oldest tennis champions

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 players: Svetlana Kuznetsova

Famous female tennis players: Svetlana Kuznetsova

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

Famous female tennis player: Venus Williams

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

Famous female tennis player: Dinara Safina

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.

Grand Slam: The Australian Open

Grand Slam: The Australian Open

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.

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