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 (male)- From 1960-1969

Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1960-1969

Australian Open tennis tournament is the first Grand Slam of the year that is played in the last fortnight of January. It is a hard court tournament and played at the Melbourne Park. Over the last decades, the greatest tennis players, both male and female have displayed tremendous talents and played some extraordinary games at the Australian Open tournament. Some have ruled the court over an extended period of time making it impossible for other players to penetrate the consistent win cycle. In the male category, famous male tennis players Rod Laver and Roy Emerson ruled the hard court Australian Open. Here are the winners and runner-ups (male players) of Australian Open from 1960-1969:

Year 1960- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Neale Fraser

Year 1961- Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Rod Laver

Year 1962: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male) Roy Emerson

Year 1963: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ken Fletcher

Australian open Tennis: 1964 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1965: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Fred Stolle

Year 1966: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arther Ashe

Year 1967: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roy Emerson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arthur Ashe

Year 1968: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Bill Bowrey
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Juan Gisbert

Year 1969: Australian Open Tennis

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rod Laver
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Andres Gimeno


Greatest tennis rivalries: Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams

Greatest tennis rivalries: Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams

A bond of family love and honor is now on a test in the tennis circuit. The formidable journey of William Sisters has put the flag of United States high in the skies of tennis world and holds an honorable position in the world tennis circuit.

Imagining a rivalry taking birth from inside the family tied with the blood relation, is itself a contest worth notable in terms of their world class game skills, devotion and solid uncontested career. Facing each other 23 times, goes in favor of Serena Williams who is leading the battle 13-10, and her lead becomes dominant in Grand Slams as she has the pretty one sided lead of 6-2 in her favor.

The thing which makes them unique and uncontesting with others is that they have been mostly facing each other in the Grand Slams which itself is one high achievement and shows the high class skills and repute of both the sisters. Both former world champions are also leading the table in doubles and are seeded no. 1 in double ranks. Venus Williams is leading the numbers in career titles which are 43 as compared to Serena William’s 37 titles. They are both inarguably the best ever female double players in the history.

The greatest tennis rivalries: Stefan Edberg vs Pete Sampras

The greatest tennis rivalries: Stefan Edberg vs Pete Sampras

The United States and Swedish tennis got stuck in a strong rivalry at the time of Pete Sampras and Stefan Edberg. Their rivalry ended 8 -6 to Sampras showing a crucial contest between them. Having won the Wimbledon tennis record seven times, gives Sampras a leading edge on Edberg. On the other hand Edberg has won this title twice. Although the Grand Slam titles of Edberg and Sampras show no rivalry but Edberg was known to contest till the end, giving hard time to his opponents. This made Sampras vs Edberg matches very interesting, thrilling and entertaining for the audiences.  Both were able to attain the highest ranking, No. 1 on the ATP rankings, with their convincing game. 

One commonality among both these players is their inability to win the French pen title. Both of them failed to win the French Open once. Famous male tennis player Edberg has the honor of being World No 1 in both singles and doubles making him one of the two men in history of tennis. Sampras however could not attain the No. 1 ranking in the doubles as he was pretty much focused on the Singles titles. 

 

Edberg

Sampras
Date of Birth:

January 19, 1966

August 12, 1971

Country:

Sweden

United States

Height:

6′ 2″

6 ft 1 inch

Career Singles Titles:

42

64

Career Doubles Titles:

18

2

Career Prize Money:

$20 million

$43 million

Career record (singles):

806-270

762-222

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

 

Stefan Edberg’s career statistics:

 

Pete Sampra’s career statistics:

Stefan with his absolutely impeccable play was able to make his mark in the history of tennis. His rivalry against Sampras is still remembered among the tennis fans.

 

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 (Male)-From 1999-1990

Pete Sampras, Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1999-1990

When it comes to Wimbledon’s era of 1999-1990, there is only one name which appeared to be uncontested amongst famous male tennis players, holding the record for 286 weeks, and No. 1 ranking in the history of tennis. Yes, this is none other than one of the best tennis players ever Pete Sampras from Los Angeles, California United States.

Pete Sampras won 7 Wimbledon titles although he did not have the best of standings initially. He won only one match in his initial three years at Wimbledon. It was in 1993 where Sampras defeated the then number one, Jim Courier, having already defeated Boris Becker and Andre Agassi in the previous rounds. From then on, Sampras continued his successive winning streak and won 7 Wimbledon titles in only eight years. From 1993 to his last title win in 2000 at Wimbledon, he lost only match in 1996. Wimbledon was the comfort zone of Sampras. Sampras failed at winning any French Open title and after being dismissed in the French Open, he would rejuvenate at the Wimbledon. Sampras is also the last American to have won the Wimbledon title in year 2000. Since him, it was only Roddick who made it to the final 3 times but lost at the hands of Roger Federer.

Other famous name was of Boris Becker who appeared in the finals of Wimbledon thrice in that period of time. The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-Wimbledon Open winners from 1999-1990:

  • Pete Sampras
  • Pete Sampras
  • Pete Sampras
  • Richard Krajicek
  • Pete Sampras
  • Pete Sampras
  • Pete Sampras
  • Andre Agassi
  • Michael Stitch
  •  Stefan Edberg

Year 1999-Wimbledon Open runner-ups from 1999-1990:

  • Andre Agassi
  • Goran Ivanisevic
  • Cedric Pioline
  • Malivai Washington
  • Boris Becker
  • Goran Ivanisevic
  •  Jim Courier
  • Goran Ivanisevic
  • Boris Becker
  • Boris Becker

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male)-From 1979-1970

John Newcombe, Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, From 1979-1970

Wimbledon since its start from 1877 is one of the four Grand Slam Tournaments which are highly reputed and premium tournaments.  Wimbledon is chronologically third Grand Slam of the calendar year. The first men’s singles was contested in 1877 with largely varied rules which then later changed in the open era. The tie breaker was introduced in Wimbledon in 1971, initially for the first four sets and all eight games but it was later reduced to sex games all in 1979. Since 1949, the Wimbledon Men’s Singles champion receives a miniature replica of event’s trophy with engraved inscription “The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World” in silver gilt. In year 2009, the Gentlemen’s Singles winner received prize money of £850,000. The era of 1979-1970 produced some famous tennis player names from around the globe. Bjorn Borg is one top name of that era, who one the title for four consecutive years from 1976-1979. Other names include John Newcombe, who won twice, and Alex Metreveli who has the honor to be the only Russian tennis player to appear in the final in that era.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-up: Roscoe Tanner

Year 1978-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-up: Jimmy Connors

Year 1977-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-Up: Jimmy Connors

Year 1976-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-up: Ilie Nastase

Year 1975-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Arthur Ashe
  • Runner-Up: Jimmy Connors

Year 1974-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Jimmy Connors
  • Runner-up: Ken Rosewall

Year 1973-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Jan Kodes
  • Runner-up: Alex Metreveli

Year 1972-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Stan Smith
  • Runner-up: Ilie Nastase

Year 1971-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: John Newcombe
  • Runner-up: Stan Smith

Year 1970-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: John Newcombe
  • Runner-up: Ken Rosewall

Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male)-From 1969-1960

Rod Laver, Wimbledon winners 1960-1969

Wimbledon in the era of 1969-1960 fulfilled the dream of Australian tennis players, who held the trophy and the runner-up position for almost throughout the era. The famous male tennis player of that era was Rod Laver. He is the only player who has won all the four Grand Slams in one year, first as an amateur in 1962 and then as a professional in 1969. Rod Laver won 4 Wimbledon titles in his career in the 60’s and owned 11 Grand Slam titles overall in his absolutely fantastic career.

Also among the tennis player ranking profile is Roy Emerson, who won the title twice. The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1969: Rod Laver
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1969: John Newcombe

Year 1968-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1968: Rod Laver
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1968: Tony Roche

Year 1967-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1967: John Newcombe
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1967: Wilhelm Bungert

Year 1966-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1966: Manuel Santana
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1966: Dennis Ralston

Year 1965-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1965: Roy Emerson
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1965: Fred Stolle

Year 1964-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1964: Roy Emerson
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1964: Fred Stolle

Year 1963-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1963: C.R Mckinley
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1963: Fred Stolle

Year 1962-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1962: Rod Laver
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1962: Martin Mulligan

Year 1961-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1961: Rod Laver
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1961: Chuck McKinley

Year 1960-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (male)-1960: Neale Fraser
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (male)-1960: Rod Laver

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