Former Professional American Tennis Player Pam Shriver

Pam Shriver

Pamela (Pam) Howard Shriver was born in Baltimore, Maryland on the 4th of July, 1962. Presently a tennis broadcaster working with ESPN, BBC and Seven Network, Shriver is also known for her exceptional tennis talent she showed on the courts through winning 133 top level titles in her career which include one mixed doubles and 21 women Doubles Grand Slam titles. She also wears a God medal she earned at the Olympic Games held in Seoul in 1988 winning the game with her partner Zina Garrison. She is also the winner of two more gold medals in the Pan American games in 1991 where she received gold for a singles match and one for a women’s doubles.

Shriver turned pro in 1979 and in between announcing her retirement in 1997 she was a tennis marvel especially in the doubles game. Shriver reached her career’s highest singles rank of No. 3 on 20th February, 1984. Although she never won any Grand Slam finals of the singles game she ended up as a runner up in the 1978 Amateur under-16 game in the US Open where she lost to Chris Evert. She also holds 48 singles titles in which she won 21 and ended as a runner up in 27 games. Shriver won 21 of her initial singles title in 1978 in Columbus, Ohio. Shriver also holds 111 Women’s doubles titles including 21 titles and 5 runners up positions in the Grand Slam along with winning a mixed doubles title as well of the French Open in 1987. Shriver is counted among the six females whose career titles exceed the 100 count in the open era. She was ranked as the World’s No.1 doubles player on 18th March 1985. She captured all four grand slam doubles titles for herself in 1984. Her name was inducted in the International tennis Hall of Fame in the year 2002.

Popular Female Tennis Player Lesley Turner

Lesley Turner

Australia is one of the most popular countries when it comes to the arena of tennis. The country plays host to one of the most prestigious Grand Slam titles each year, namely the Australian Open. Furthermore, the country has never failed to provide the world with the best tennis players, who are not only articulate in their skills but also consistent in their performances. It is therefore no surprise that several times, the players topping the world rankings are of Australian origin. One such player hailing from New South Wales is Lesley Turner, who dominated the world of tennis for much of the 1960s.  She emerged successful in 13 Grand Slam titles, an accomplishment that only few players can attribute to their name. Of these 13 titles, two were singles, four were mixed doubles and the remaining seven were women’s doubles. Such a wide diversity does not only display her versatility, but is also a testimony to the class and prowess of this exceptionally talented Australian.

Her various achievements rightfully allowed her name to be added to the International  Tennis Hall of Fame, a merit that is certainly very well deserved.  She also received the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award in the year 1997, a further acknowledgement of this woman’s contributions to the sport of tennis in terms of its growth and propagation.  Hence, while Australia continues to produce more and more tennis players with each passing year, at the same time it does not fail to acknowledge its older ones, those that set the foundation for this sport to develop in the first place.

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 2000-2011

Roger Federer, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 2000-2011

What is the first name that pops up in mind when you talk about tennis in the last decade? Yes, he is none other than Roger Federer, the greatest male tennis player of all time. Not only he holds the record of winning the most number of Grand Slams (16) but he has also tied a record of winning the most number of Australian Open tennis championships. The winning streak of Roger Federer in Australian Open faced resistance from the two famous tennis players Rafael Nadal and Djokovic. Let us have a look on the winners and runner-ups of 2000-2011:

Australian Open Tennis- 2000

  • Australian Open winner (male): Andre Agassi
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Yengeny Kadelnikov

Australian Open Tennis- 2001

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Andre Agassi
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arnaud Clement

Australian Open Tennis- 2002

  • Australian Open winner (male): Thomas Johannson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Marat Safin

Australian Open Tennis-2003

  • Australian Open winner (male): Andre Agassi
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Rainer Schuettler

Australian Open Tennis- 2004

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roger Federer
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Marat Safin

Australian Open Tennis-2005

  • Australian Open winner (male): Marat Safin
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Lleyton Hewitt

Australian Open Tennis- 2006

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roger Federer
  • Australian Open runner-up (male):  Marcos Baghdatis

Australian Open Tennis-2007

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roger Federer
  • Australian Open runner-up  (male): Fernando Gonzalez

Australian Open Tennis-2008

  • Australian Open winner (male): Novak Djokovic
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Australian Open Tennis- 2009

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rafael Nadal
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Roger Federer

Australian Open Tennis-2010

  • Australian Open winner (male): Roger Federer
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Andy Murray

Australian Open Tennis-2011

  • Australian Open winner (male): Novak Djokovic
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Andy Murray

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male): From 1990-1999

Andre Agassi, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1990-1999

The legendary and greatest tennis player Pete Sampras ruled the tennis courts in 90’s. Along with him, it was American famous tennis player Andre Agassi who gave a tough competition to Sampras and made them the best rivals of that era. Some extraordinary matches were played between them on Australian Open as well. Andre Agassi holds an Open Era record of winning 4 Australian Open singles titles. This record has been tied by Swiss Maestro, Roger Federer. Both these players also hold the record of winning 2 consecutive Australian Open tennis championship titles as well. Who else made their name to the title list in the 90’s, here is a quick look:

Australian Open Tennis- 1990

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ivan Lendl
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Stefan Edberg

Australian Open Tennis- 1991

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Boris Becker
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ivan Lendl

Australian Open Tennis- 1992

  • Australian Open winner (male): Jim Courier
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Stefan Edberg

Australian Open Tennis-1993

  • Australian Open winner (male): Jim Courier
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Stefan Edberg

Australian Open Tennis- 1994

  • Australian Open winner (male): Pete Sampras
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Todd Martin

Australian Open Tennis-1995

  • Australian Open winner (male): Andre Agassi
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pete Sampras

Australian Open Tennis- 1996

  • Australian Open winner (male): Boris Becker
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Michael Chang

Australian Open Tennis-1997

  • Australian Open winner (male): Pete Sampras
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Carlos Moya

Australian Open Tennis-1998

  • Australian Open winner (male): Petr Korda
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Marcelo Rios

Australian Open Tennis- 1999

  • Australian Open winner (male): Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Thomas Enqvist

Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1980-1989

Pat Cash, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1980-1989

The Australian Open Tennis has been a center stage for many records over the time by different famous tennis players. The youngest player to have won Australian Open was Donald Young who was just 15 years and 191 days. Many Australian tennis players made their way to Australian Open but not everyone claimed the title. After Pat Cash who won the Australian Open title in 1987, it was Lleyton Hewitt was the first Australian tennis player to claim the title. Who ruled the era of 1980-1989 of Australian Open, here is the list:

Australian Open Tennis- 1980

  • Australian Open winner (male): Brian Teacher
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Kim Warwick

Australian Open Tennis- 1981

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Johan Kriek
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Steve Denton

Australian Open Tennis- 1982

  • Australian Open winner (male): Johan Kriek
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Steve Denton

Australian Open Tennis-1983 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ivan lendl

Australian Open Tennis- 1984

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Kevin Curren

Australian Open Tennis-1985

  • Australian Open winner (male): Stefan Edberg
  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander

Australian Open  Tennis wasn’t played in 1986

Australian Open Tennis-1987

  • Australian Open winner (male): Stefan Edberg
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pat Cash

Australian Open Tennis-1988

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mats Wilander
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pat Cash

Australian Open Tennis- 1989

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ivan Lendl
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Miloslav Mecir


Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male)- From 1970-1979

Mats Wilander, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1970-1979

The Australian Open has gone through numerous changes specifically in the surface context from grass to hard courts. Famous tennis player Mats Wilander was the only tennis player to have played and won on both the grass and Rebound surfaces. Roger Federer is the only male tennis player of the current era to have won the Australian Open title on Plexicusion and Rebound Ace tennis surfaces. Enjoyed the facts? Now let’s move on to the winners and runner-ups of Australian open during the period of 1970-1979:

Australian Open Tennis- 1970

  • Australian Open winner (male): Arthur Ashe
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Dick Crealy

Australian Open Tennis- 1971

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Ken Rosewall
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Arthur Ashe

Australian Open Tennis- 1972

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ken Rosewall
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Mal Anderson

Australian Open Tennis-1973

  • Australian Open winner (male): John Newcombe
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Onnay Parun

Australian Open Tennis- 1974 

  • Australian Open winner (male): Jimmy Connors
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Phil Dent

Australian Open Tennis-1975

  • Australian Open winner (male): John Newcombe
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Jimmy Connors

Australian Open Tennis- 1976

  • Australian Open winner (male): Mark Edmondson
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): John Newcombe

Australian Open Tennis-1977

  • Australian Open winner (male): Rosco Tanner
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Guillermo Vilas

Australian Open Tennis-1978

  • Australian Open winner (male): Guillermo Vilas
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): John Marks

Australian Open Tennis- 1979

  • Australian Open winner (male): Guillermo Vilas
  • Australian Open  runner-up (male): John Sadri

Tennis Masters Roger Cup, Montreal: The Trivalry returns!

by on August 6, 2011
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Tennis Masters Cup, Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Andy Murray

They are back. Yes, the trio Djokovic, Federer and Nadal along with other top tennis names return to play the Tennis Masters Rogers Cup in Montreal. Although names like Robing Soderling, Andy Roddick and David Ferrer have pulled out of the biggest prize tournament of Canada but the tennis spectators will enjoy the greatest trivalry of greatest tennis players Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. As per the draws, following matches or clashes can be expected in the Montreal Tennis Masters Rogers Cup:

1) Serbian tennis player Djokovic, the current No.1 tennis player might face Nikolay Davydenko in the second round and Juan Martin Del Potro in the third round before a competitive match with Gael Monfils in the quarters.

2)      Del Potro will have to play Marin Cilic and Nieminen and win against them to play against Djokovic.

3)      For Monfils to face Djokovic, he will have to deal with American tennis player John Isner and Viktor Troicki.

4)      Andy Murray might face Kevin Anderson in the second round before coming on to Wawrinka who defeated Murray in the US Open 2010 however Wawrinka will play his first round match with Nalbandian.

5)      The king of clay, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal seems to be in least trouble as he would be opening against Chardy of Dodig before going on to Fernando Verdasco in the third round and then playing Tomas Berdych or Gilles Simon in the quarterfinals.

These are the predictions only as the Trio can be vulnerable to any upset while playing in the Rogers Cup 2011. Stay tuned for live action, scores and updates from August 6, 2011.

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 2010-2000

Kim Clijsters, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female,  from 2010-2000

U.S Open has a prestige of one of the most difficult tournaments, which is one of the reasons that the decade of 2010-2000 showed seven different title champions. Famous names were William Sisters, and the current champion Kim Clijster from Belgium. Also among them is a famous Russian tennis player, considered to be one of the hottest tennis players Maria Sharapova who claimed the title in 2006. Another name was Mary Pierce French tennis player who was a runner up in 2005. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2010: Kim Clijster
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2010: Vera Zvonareva

Year 2009-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2009: Kim Clijster
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2009: Caroline Wozniacki

Year 2008-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2008: Serena Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2007: Jalena Jankovic

Year 2007-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2007: Justine Henin
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2007: Svetlana Kuznetsova

Year 2006-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2006: Maria Sharapova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne

Year 2005-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2005: Kim Clijsters
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2005: Mary Pierce

Year 2004-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2004: Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2004: Elena Dementieva

Year 2003-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2003: Kim Clijsters

Year 2002-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2002: Serena Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2002: Venus Williams

Year 2001-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2001: Venus Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2001: Serena Williams

Year 2000-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-2000: Venus Williams
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-2000: Lindsay Davenport

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

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