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- 1980

  • Australian Open winner (female): Hana Mandilkova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Wendy Turnbull

Australian Open- 1981

  • Australian Open winner (female):  Martina Navratilova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Chris Evert

Australian Open- 1982

  • Australian Open winner (female): Christ Evert Lloyd
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Martina Navratilova

Australian Open-1983

  • Australian Open winner (female): Martina Navratilova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Kathy Jordan

Australian Open- 1984

  • Australian Open winner (female): Chris Evert Lloyd
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Helena Sukova

Australian Open-1985

  • Australian Open winner (male): Martina Navratilova
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Chris Evert

Australian Open-1987

  • Australian Open winner (female): Hanna Madlikova
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Martina Navratilova

Australian Open-1988

  • Australian Open winner (female): Steffi Graf
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Chris Evert

Australian Open- 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- 1970

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Kerry Melville

Australian Open- 1971

  • Australian Open winner (female):  Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Evonne Goolagong

Australian Open- 1972

  • Australian Open winner (female): Virginia Wade
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Evonne Goolagong

Australian Open-1973

  • Australian Open winner (female): Margaret Smith
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Evonne Goolagong

Australian Open- 1974

  • Australian Open winner (female): Evonne Goolagong
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Chris Evert

Australian Open-1975

  • Australian Open winner (male): Evonne Goolagong
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Martina Navratilova

Australian Open- 1976

  • Australian Open winner (female): Evonne Goolagong
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Renata Tomanvoa

Australian Open-1977

  • Australian Open winner (female): Kerry Reid
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Dianne Fromholtz

Australian Open-1978

  • Australian Open winner (female): Chris O’Neil
  • Australian Open runner-up (female): Betsy Nagelsen

Australian Open- 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

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

Year 1998-U.S Open

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

Year 1997-U.S Open

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

Year 1996-U.S Open

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

Year 1995-U.S Open

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

Year 1994-U.S Open

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

Year 1993-U.S Open

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

Year 1992-U.S Open

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

Year 1991-U.S Open

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

Year 1990-U.S Open

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

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

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1989: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1989: Martina Navratilova

Year 1988-U.S Open

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1988: Steffi Graf
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1988: Gabriela Sabatini

Year 1987-U.S Open

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1987: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1987: Steffi Graf

Year 1986-U.S Open

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1986: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1986: Helena Sukova

Year 1985-U.S Open

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1985:Hana Mandlikova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1985: Martina Navratilova

Year 1984-U.S Open

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1984: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1984: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1983-U.S Open

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1983: Martina Navratilova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1983: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1982-U.S Open

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1982: Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1982: Hana Mandlikova

Year 1981-U.S Open

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1981: Tracy Austin
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1981: Martina Navratilova

Year 1980-U.S Open

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1980: Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1980: Hana Mandlikova

Hottest Female Tennis Players

Tennis is one of the most glamorous entertainment sports worlds wide, with millions of viewers around the globe, always keen to travel continents to watch the hottest profiles of the tennis world in action.

Among the icons of beauty who rule the court and the hearts of millions is Gabriela Sabatini, the hot and sexy Argentine beauty,who has been more famous for her beauty than her performance on the court.Hottest Female Tennis Players

When talking about Sabatini, we can’t miss out on mentioning the name of the bold and beautiful and the symbol of style, Steffi Graff here, who had outsourced many tennis players with her legendary performances and ultimate hotness. She has ruled the tennis court and the hearts of many for a pretty long time and still enjoys a great fan following.

Steffi Graf, Hottest Female Tennis Players

Another name that clicks is that of an old beauty of the 50s i.e. Chris Evert. Well when one looks at these stunning beauties, one feels like that beauty has no age, it’s all in heart, and it’s not us who say that, but these are the words of the glamour world.

Chris Evert, Hottest Female Tennis Players

Interestingly these hot and sexy girls have been associated with tennis from around the globe and in this regard when it comes to Asia, who can forget the hot Sania Mirza from India, and the Swiss hottest figure of Martina Hingis. Her appealing personality and hottest figure has made her both, the “Tennis and Fashion icon”.

Martina Hingis

The heat of the hotness does not end here since the hunt through the racket continues its journey to the Serbian’s lovely and glorifying figure of Anna Ivanovic. She not only stole the court with her magnifying tennis performance but left everyone falling for her stunning beauty and sexy figure.

Ana Ivanovic

Today’s world of tennis is incomplete without the name of the hottest ever tennis player, securing the most expensive sponsorship deals, and shaping the tennis magazines with a nerve beating touch, the former world no. 1, and the most beautiful Russian smile, Maria Sharapova. She is an uncontested star, ruling the tennis glamorous world of today. Her public profile is beyond tennis, and she is ruling the glamorous world of tennis in and out of the court equally.

Maria Sharapova

We are sure that among all the hot girls we have mentioned here you must have found your favorite and completely agree with us.  :)

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

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.

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.

 

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