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 (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

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:

 

 

Youngest men/women champions of the Australian Open title (Singles, doubles and mixed doubles)

Australian open youngest winners

Not everyone enjoys fame and popularity in their earlier years. However, sports have been one of the platforms where many players set records being the youngest champions. The same goes for tennis tournaments where the young tennis players defeated the greatest tennis players and shocked the world. The Australian Open has been a platform for many famous tennis players that made their names prominent in the tennis world. The Australian Open provided opportunities for young talent to set records in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events. The youngest male/female tennis champions of the Australian Open title in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events are:

Youngest male tennis champion of the Australian Open Men’s Singles Title:

  • Youngest male tennis champion of the Australian Open men’s singles title is Ken Rosewall ( 18 years, two months) in 1953

Youngest female tennis champion of the Australian Open Women’s Singles Title:

  • Youngest female tennis champion of the Australian Open women’s singles title is Martine Hingis (16 years, three months) in 1997
Youngest male tennis champion of the Australian Open Men’s Doubles Title:
  • Youngest male tennis champion of the Australian Open men’s doubles title is Lew Hoad (18 years, two months) in 1953
Youngest woman tennis champion of the Australian Open Women’s Doubles title
  • Youngest woman tennis champion of the Australian Open women’s doubles title is Mirjana Lucic (15 years, 10 months) in 1998
Youngest woman tennis champion of the Australian Open Mix Doubles title:
  • Youngest woman tennis champion of the Australian Open mix doubles title is Venus Williams (17 years, seven months) in 1998

Whitewash wins for men/women players in Australian Open singles title

 

Australian Open tennis

Going 6-0 in a particular game is easy but to go 6-0 in order to win the match is not easy. Tennis requires some excellent control in order to give no chance to the opponent to play serve of the serving player. Not many tennis players enjoy the flavor of whitewash in tennis. As for the Australian Open, six men tennis players and 13 women tennis players have been able to do a complete whitewash in one match to claim the victory. Here is the list of famous male and female tennis players who won the Australian Open singles title with a whitewash:

Whitewash result for men’s singles title in Australian Open (6-0, 6-0, and 6-0)

This record has been set by six famous male tennis players so far in Australian Open:

1)      Famous male tennis player James Anderson in the first round of Australian Open 1925

2)      Famous male tennis player Fred Perry in the quarter final of Australian Open 1935

3)      Famous male tennis player John Bromwich in the first round of Australian Open 1949

4)      Famous male tennis player Neale Fraser in the first round of Australian Open 1953

5)      Famous male tennis player Martin Mulligan in the first round of Australian Open 1960

6)      Famous male tennis player Richard Russel in the first round of Australian Open 1966

Whitewash result for women singles title in Australian Open (6-0, 6-0)

For this, 13 female tennis player claimed this whitewash, out of which four women did the whitewash in the 1998 Australian Open Grand Slam. In the same year, Mary Pierce achieved the feat twice due to her whitewash. Wendy Turnbull achieved this feat 3 times and Margaret Court achieved it four times.

Left-handed/Oldest men/women champions of Australian Open singles title

Australian Open tennis

Left-handed people are often referred as left geniuses. As far as research has shown, left-handed people are commonly the highest achievers. This is due to the fact that the way their brain is structured helps in widening their abilities. Left-handed people have not only been successful in arts or mathematics but many prominent names in the field of sports are also left-handed. From cricket to tennis, left-handed players have set records. In the Australian Open, many left-handed men/women tennis players performed extremely well and claimed the Australian Open Singles title. Here are the famous left-handed men/women tennis players who won the Australian Open singles titles:

Best Left-handed Australian open men’s singles title winners:

1)      Horace Rice (1907)

2)      Norman Brookes (1911)

3)      John Hawked (1926)

4)      Mervyn Rose (1954)

5)      Rod Laver (1960,1962,1969)

6)      Jimmy Connors (1974)

7)      Guillermo Vilas ( 1978,1979)

8)      Roscoe Tanner (1977)

9)      Petr Korda (1998)

Left-handed Australian Open women’s single title winners:

1)      Martina Navratilova (1981, 1983, 1985)

2)      Monica Seles (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996)

Oldest men/women champions of Australian Open titles (singles and doubles)

Human propensity always allows it to revive its energy and perform at its best before exiting in any field. It all depends on the determination and passion to bring success for a person even at the oldest age. The case is the same with sports which allow every player to renew his or her passion and energy. In this revival, many players set records for all times to come. Tennis has been one such platform for many best tennis players who, even after taking long breaks during their playing career, made a comeback and set records. The Australian Open is also one such Grand Slam where the oldest tennis players made absolutely stunning comebacks and won the Australian Open championship. Here are the oldest men/women tennis champions of Australian Open titles in Singles and Doubles tournaments:

1)      Oldest male tennis champion of the Australian Open men’s single title is Ken Rosewall (37 years, two months) in year 1972

2)      Oldest female tennis champion champion of the Australian Open women’s title is Thelma Long (35 years, eight months) in year 1954

3)      Oldest male tennis champion of the Australian Open men’s doubles title is Norman Brookes (46 years, two months) in year 1924

4)      Oldest female tennis champion of the Australian Open women’s double titles is Thelma Long (37 years, seven months) in year 1956

Interesting facts and information about the Australian Open Tennis

Interesting facts and information about the Australian Open

Every tennis tournament comes with limitless information and interesting facts . Keeping those facts in mind and watching the game go along makes it even more interesting as you keep on calculating and speculating the results and records. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year after which the streak of unending matches begins and continues for an entire year. If you are a crazy fan of tennis, not knowing the most basic and interesting facts of the Australian Open is like doing injustice to the word “fan.” Here are some interesting facts and trivia about the Australian Open:

1)      Famous female tennis player Margaret Court is the leading winner of most Australian Open female titles

2)      Greatest male tennis player Andre Agassi is the leading winner of most Australian Open men titles (tie with Federer)

3)      One of the best female tennis player Steffi Graf is the legendary player who defeated Chris Evert in the 1988 Australian Open to win the Golden Slam.

4)      The Williams sisters are the USA tennis players who met in the final of the Australian Open in year 2003.

5)      From years 1988-2007, the court surface of Australian Open was hard (Rebound Ace).

6)      Many tennis lovers believe that the Australian Open event is arranged in Sydney. Don’t let that confuse you, as Melbourne is the host site of the Australian Open.

7)      The Williams sisters, with their dominant play in doubles, won the Australian Open doubles title 3 times.

8)      In 2009, famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the longest match in the history of the Australian Open against Fernando Verdasco.

9)      Not many of you know that the Australian Open is also known as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific.

10)   The first pair of American siblings to win the doubles title of Australian Open is the Williams sisters.

11)   Among the many leading players in the Australian Open, Evonne Goolagong Cawley was the only player to achieve the WTA’s number one ranking.

12)  Hottest female tennis player Martina Hingis ended the unbeaten 33 match career run of Monica Seles in 1999 in the Australian Open.

Facts and information about Australian Open Tennis 2006-2007

Facts and information about Australian Open 2006-2007, Federer vs Gonzalez

Year 2007 was a surprise as Gonzalez made his way into the final against Federer, where the King Fed won the championship (his 10th Grand Slam title). Year 2006 was again the year of Federer where he got emotionala fter receiving his trophy from Australia’s greatest player Rod Laver.

A look into the 2006-2007 Australian Open could be concluded in one post. Some of the incidents worth highlighting and information about Australian Open 2006-2007 are as follows:

1)      In the 2006 Australian Open, Razvan Sabau, Filippo Volandri, Mariano Zabaleta and Marcos Daniel retired from in the first round.

2)      In the 2006 Australian Open, 7 Australian tennis players, 12 American tennis players and 2 British tennis players participated. Among these, only nine players managed to progress into the second round and four to the third round.

3)      The 2006 Australian Open tennis championship was won by greatest tennis player Roger Federer. It was his seventh career Grand Slam title.

4)      In the 2006 Australian Open tournament, 34 tie-breaks were played.

5)      The defending champions of the 2007 Australian Open title were famous female tennis player Amelie Mauresmo and best male tennis player Roger Federer. Amelie won her first Grand Slam title in 2006 at the Australian Open event.

6)      In the 2007 Australian Open, only two Australian tennis players (Wayne Arthurs and Lleyton) and one Australian player (Alicia Molik) made their way to the third round. Nearly 10 Australian tennis players lost in first two rounds of the 2007 Australian Open.

7)      The 2007 Australian Open saw record tie-breakers in first round of men’s title. Among the players, hottest male tennis player Andy Roddick won the longest tie-break against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga by 20-18.

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.

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