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 Tennis

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

Year 1988-U.S Open Tennis

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

Year 1987-U.S Open Tennis

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

Year 1986-U.S Open Tennis

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

Year 1985-U.S Open Tennis

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

Year 1984-U.S Open Tennis

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

Year 1983-U.S Open Tennis

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

Year 1982-U.S Open Tennis

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

Year 1981-U.S Open Tennis

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

Year 1980-U.S Open Tennis

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

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1999-1990

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

The golden era from 1999-1990 belongs to United States’ tennis players, when one of the greatest tennis player Pete Sampras won the title four times in that period, while another great name, Andre Agassi winning the title twice. Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player also showed impressive performance by winning the title twice in that time period. The list of male 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 (male)-1999: Andre Agassi
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1999: Todd Martin

Year 1998-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1998: Patrick Rafter
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1998: Mark Philippoussis

Year 1997-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1997: Patrick Rafter
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1997: Greg Rusedski

Year 1996-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1996: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1996: Michael Chang

Year 1995-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1995: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1995: Andre Agassi

Year 1994-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1994: Andre Agassi
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1994: Michael Stitch

Year 1993-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1993: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1993: Cedric Pioline

Year 1992-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1992: Stefan Edberg
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1992: Pete Sampras

Year 1991-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1991: Stefan Edberg
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1991: Jim Courier

Year 1990-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1990: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1990: Andre Agassi

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1989-1980

Ivan Lendl, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1989-1980

The prestige of U.S open had been in the hands of United States during the era of 1989-1980. Ivan Lendl of the top professional tennis player from United States captured the finals 8 times and claimed the title three consecutive times. John McEnroe was another famous tennis player who aided U.S dominating this era, by winning the title three times. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Year 1989-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1989: Boris Becker
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1989: Ivan Lendl

Year 1988-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1988: Mats Wilander
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1988: Ivan Lendl

Year 1987-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1987: Ivan Lendl
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1987: Mats Wilander

Year 1986-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1986: Ivan Lendl
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1986: Miloslav Mecir

Year 1985-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1985: Ivan Lendl
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1985: John McEnroe

Year 1984-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1984: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1984: Ivan Lendl

Year 1983-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1983: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1983: Ivan Lendl

Year 1982-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1982: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1982: Ivan Lendl

Year 1981-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1981: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1981: Bjorn Borg

Year 1980-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1980: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1980: Bjorn Borg

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1979-1970

Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1979-1970

The era of 1979-1970 shows the superiority of United State’s players. Among the famous male tennis player names from United States were Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe. One of the Australian tennis player names which shows little dominance is of Ken Rosewall, winning the title once and ending up runner up in 1974. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open Tennis Championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1979: John McEnroe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1979: Vitas Gerulaitis

Year 1978-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1978: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1978: Bjorn Borg

Year 1977-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1977: Guillermo Vilas
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1977: Jimmy Connors

Year 1976-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1976: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1976: Bjorn Borg

Year 1975-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1975: Manuel Orantes
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1975: Jimmy Connors

Year 1974-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1974: Jimmy Connors
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1974: Ken Rosewall

Year 1973-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1973: John Newcombe
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1973: Jan Kodes

Year 1972-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1972: Ilie Nastase
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1972: Arthur Ashe

Year 1971-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1971: Stan Smith
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1971: Jan Kodes

Year 1970-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1970: Ken Rosewall
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1970: Tony Roche

Hottest Female Tennis Players-All Time

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.  🙂

Wimbledon champions 2011: Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic

Petra Kvitova: New female Wimbledon champion 2011

The 21 year old Kvitova of Czech republic displayed highly impressive play in the Wimbledon Women’s Singles final where she defeated the famous female tennis player Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4. This was Kvitova’s first career Grand Slam. Kvitova with her absolutely stunning and powerful ground strokes was able to push Sharapova back. For Maria Sharapova, it was her second appearance in the Wimbledon final after claiming the 2044 Wimbledon title. However since then she had a major problem with her serve which haunted her again in the final of Wimbledon 2011 where she serves back-to-back double faults in the sixth game. Kvitova on the other hand dominated the first set with her powerful serve. The most impressive thing about Kvitova’s game was her returning, both backhand and forehand.

So we have a new female champion of Wimbledon who made her way through mighty names like Serena, Venus and Wozniacki.

Noval Djokovic, Wimbledon Champion 2011

No one thought of famous tennis player Novak Djokovic winning the Wimbledon 2011 by his outstanding and enthralling performance in the men’s Singles final. Although Djokovic was favorite for his brilliant performance in the recent past where he secured Australian Open 2011 and enjoyed his successful emerging rivalry with Rafael Nadal, but still the votes seemed more favorable for the greatest tennis player Roger Federer and Clay King, Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic however played his best tennis in the final of Wimbledon 2011 where he took the first two sets by completely manhandling Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1. Nadal made a come back in the 3rd set but was overtaken by Djokovic again in the 4th set hence losing it to Djokovic 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.

This was Djokovic’s first Wimbledon title. Djokovic has won 48 of 49 matches this season. And he’s now won five straight over Nadal. It is almost impossible to see Djo slowing down this year as Wimbledon is his 8th tennis title of the year. He is now the ATP No. 1 ranked player surpassing Rafael Nadal. It seems like Djokovic is going to have a long successful career as he has won 3 Grand Slam titles of the year 2011 and won the Australian Open 2012 as well.

He surely is the best. No joke 😉

Greatest tennis rivalries: Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert

Greatest tennis rivalries: Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert

The 15 years rivalry between the greatest female tennis players Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert is considered to be the longest in women’s tennis. Their rivalry became legendary because they met so often in the finals. Navratilova had an ultimate volley and serve whereas Evert had a powerful baseline game plan. Evert and Navratilova played each other 80 times from 1973 to 1988.
 Evert holds the record at the US Open for the record for most wins in the singles competition 101 and she managed to win at least one Grand Slam title each year for 13 consecutive years of her career. 

Navratilova led head-to-head 43-37, including 36-25 finals. Both met each other in 14 Grand Slam finals. Navratilova won the finals 10 out of 14 times. Evert and Navratilova both won the Grand Slams 18 times each. Martina Navratilova holds the open era record for most singles’ titles, 167 and doubles titles 177. She has a record of the longest winning streak in the open era (74 consecutive matches) and three of the six longest winning streaks in the women’s open era. Evert’s career percentage record in singles’ matches of 1,309–146 (90%), is the best of any professional player in tennis history. Some general information about Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova is:

Evert

Navratilova

Date of Birth:

December 21, 1954

October 18, 1956

Country:

United States

United States

Height:

5′ 6″

5 ft 8 inch

Career Singles Titles:

107

167

Career Doubles Titles:

32

177

Career Prize Money:

$8 million

$21 million

Career record (singles):

1309-146

1442-219

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career statistic of famous female tennis player, Chris Evert:

 

Career statistics of famous female tennis player, Martina Navratilova:

Now this is what we call a rivalry. These two players have set such huge benchmarks that no one has been able to reach that mark or even close to it!

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!

Greatest tennis rivalries: Boris Becker vs. Stefan Edberg

Greatest tennis rivalries: Boris Becker vs. Stefan Edberg

One of the most interesting but underrated rivalry was between Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. They both were serve and volley players but were opposite in their temperament on the courts. Becker stormed into the world of tennis by being the youngest Wimbledon champion and had a extraordinary serve along with powerful backhand and superb running forehand. He was an entertainer on the court whereas Stefan was a reserved and delicate tennis player and hardly showed any such outrageous emotions on the court. Edberg excelled at playing volleys and had huge kick serve. Due to calm temperament, Edberg showed great sportsmanship and ‘Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award’ is a testimony to it.

Head-to-head match stats of 35 times of German tennis player Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg has made their rivalry visible to the world of tennis. Becker led the table 25-10 while on the other hand Edberg won three out of four meetings in the biggest test of Grand Slams. Both of them had won the career Grand Slam titles six times each, with both failing short to win the French Open. Also both the players have won the Australian Open two times each, showing rivalry more precisely in terms of title winnings. Here is some general information about the two players:

Edberg

Becker

Date of Birth:

January 19, 1966

November 22, 1967

Country:

Sweden

Germany

Height:

6′ 2″

6 ft 3 inch

Career Singles Titles:

42

49

Career Doubles Titles:

18

15

Career Prize Money:

$20 million

$25 million

Career record (singles):

806-270

713-214

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

 

 

Career statistics of famous tennis player Boris Becker:

Career statistics of famous tennis player Stefan Edberg:

 

 

Greatest men tennis rivalries: Federer vs Nadal

Greatest men tennis rivalries: Federer vs Nadal

What does tennis in the 21st century reminds you of? Of course, none other than Federer and Nadal rivalry. After the Agassi vs Sampras greatest rivalry, Nadal and Federer have been able to captivate the audiences for longest hours, holding on to their breath for a thrilling and unexpected result. These two players have met many times on the court and played some of the best tennis matches of the history which definitely includes the 2008 Wimbledon final.

Famous and greatest tennis player Roger Federer was ranked number 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks whereas Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal held this spot for 160 consecutive weeks. They are the only men in the open era, who have battled each other in eight Grand Slam finals, with Nadal having the big edge by winning six of the eight finals. This makes them the most challenging rivals of all time. Rafael Nadal is leading the table head-to-head 17–8. Nadal is dominant in French open by winning the title 5 times where as Federer has only won once. Over all, Federer has won the Grand Slam titles 16 times as compared to Nadal who has so far won 9 times. The overall comparison of both the players in terms of game and fitness level does not have much difference.

 

Nadal

Federer

Date of Birth:

June 3, 1986

August 8, 1981

Country:

Spain

Switzerland

Career Singles Titles:

32

63

Career Doubles Titles:

3

7

Career Prize Money:

$20 million

$56.9 million

Career record (singles):

242-61

717-171

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career record (doubles):

58-36

114-74

Highest ranking (doubles):

26

24

Roger Federer’s career statistics:

Rafael Nadal’s career statistics:

Nadal vs Federer rivalry

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