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 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 (Female) – from 1979-1970

Chris Evert, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, from 1979-1970

Winning streak of U.S Open remained within the hands of famous tennis players of United States, claiming the title almost throughout the decade, proving the dominance of U.S players in the whole era. The race to championship victory went in to the hands of Chris Evert-Lloyd one of the best players, who claimed the title for four consecutive years and runner up on one occasion. The list of female 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 (female)-1979: Tracy Austin
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1979: Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1978-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1978: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1978: Pam Shriver

Year 1977-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1977: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1977: Wendy Turnbull

Year 1976-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1976: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1976: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1975-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1975: Chris Evert
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1975: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1974-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1974: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1974: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1973-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1973: Margaret Smith-Court
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1973: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1972-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1972: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1972: Kerry Melville

Year 1971-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1971: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1971: Rosemary Casals

Year 1970-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1970: Margaret Smith-Court
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1970: Rosemary Casals

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Female) – from 1969-1960

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Female, from 1969-1960, Margaret Smith Court

The era of 1969-1960 of U.S Open showed famous tennis players’ names, like Margaret Smith-Court, Billie Jean King and Marie Bueno, who are undoubtedly the best tennis players ever. The decade long, title run of U.S open, was among Margaret Smith-Court and Marie Bueno, and both of them won the title three times which itself is a great success. The list of female winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1969: Margaret Smith-Court
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1969: Nancy Richey

Year 1968-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1968: Virginia Wade
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1968: Billie Jean King

Year 1967-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1967: Billie Jean King
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1967: Ann Haydon Jones

Year 1966-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1966: Marie Bueno
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1966: Nancy Richey

Year 1965-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1965: Margaret Smith
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1965: Billie Jean Moffitt

Year 1964-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1964: Marie Bueno
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1964: Carole Caldwell Graebner

Year 1963-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1963: Marie Bueno
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1963: Margaret Smith

Year 1962-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1962: Margaret Smith
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1962: Darlene D. Hard

Year 1961-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1961: Darlene R. Hard
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1961: Ann Haydon

Year 1960-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (female)-1960: Darlene R. Hard
  • U.S Open runner-up (female)-1960: Marie Bueno

US Open Winners and Runner-ups (Male) – from 2010-2000

Roger Federer vs Andy Roddick, US Open Winners and Runner-ups Male, from 2010-2000

US Open is one of the four tournaments of Grand Slam. The ultimate ruler of this era is beyond doubt Roger Federer, from Switzerland, yet winning the title five consecutive times from 2004-2008, which makes him the ultimate ruler of this era. Other prominent name is of USA tennis player Andy Roddick, who won the title back in 2003 and was runner up in 2006. The current U.S Open champion, a famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is also in the list of U.S Open top players.  Another big name which has started dominating the circuit is of the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. The list of male 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 (male)-2010: Rafael Nadal
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2010: Novak Djokovic

Year 2009-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2009: Juan Martin del Potro
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2009: Roger Federer

Year 2008-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2008: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2007: Andy Murray

Year 2007-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2007: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2007: Novak Djokovic

Year 2006-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2006: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2006: Andy Roddick

Year 2005-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2005: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2005: Andre Agassi

Year 2004-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2004: Roger Federer
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2004: Lleyton Hewitt

Year 2003-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2003: Andy Roddick
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2003: Juan Carlos Ferrero

Year 2002-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2002: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2002: Andre Agassi

Year 2001-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2001: Lleyton Hewitt
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2001: Pete Sampras

Year 2000-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-2000: Marat Safin
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-2000: Pete Sampras

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.

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

Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert, Wimbledon winners

Wimbledon glory was under the flags of USA in another era by Billie Jean King and Chris Evert-Lloyd. Both were highlighted in the WTA tennis player ranking for several years. They met some resistance from the former world No. 1 in the tennis player ranking Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, who appeared in the finals of the Wimbledon in that era 4 times, but over all it was all USA in that era.

After trying for couple of years, Chris finally won the Wimbledon title in 1974 after defeating the Russian Olga Morozova 6-0, 6-4 and got her name in the Venus Rosewater Trophy. The following night, Chris Evert danced at the ball with her fiancé, Jimmy Connors who also won the Gentlemen’s singles title after defeating Ken Rosewall. The media called it a Love Match.

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

Year 1979

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert-Lloyd

Year 1978

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Martina Navratilova
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1978: Chris Evert

Year 1977

  • Wimbledon Open winner: Virginia Wade
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Betty Stove

Year 1976

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1975

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (: Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Year 1974

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Chris Evert
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Olga Morozova

Year 1973

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Chris Evert

Year 1972

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up: Evonne Goolagong

Year 1971

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Evonne Goolagong
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Margaret Court

Year 1970

  • Wimbledon Open winner : Margaret Smith-Court
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up : Billie Jean King

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

The era of 1969-1960 produced mixed results in the Wimbledon, when not one player could manage to hold the title for long. Famous female tennis playerBillie Jean King from United States won the title 3 times along with Maria bueno from Brazil who won the title twice and stood runner-up twice as well.

Billie Jean King was the most dynamic and prolific winner at the women’s singles Wimbledon championship. She not only played Wimbledon but contributed a lot to the development of tennis. Between 1966 and 1975, Billie dominated Wimbledon with her impeccable game. She reached eight women’s singles finals and won six of them. The opponent whom she defeated twice is Goolagong, first in 1972 and then 1975. Billie Jeans defeated Maria Bueno in 1966, Ann Jones in 1967 and Judy Tegart in 1968. She has two losses in the following years, to Mrs. Jones in 1969 and Margaret Court in 1970. The 1970 Wimbledon was a classic in which Margaret staggered off a 14-12, 11-9 winner against Jean and is a record for the most games in a Wimbledon women’s final ever.

Both were amongst the top ten tennis player ranking followed by Australian tennis player Margaret Smith who showed some resistance. The list of female winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1969: Ann Haydon Jones
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1969: Billie Jean King

Year 1968-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1968: Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1968: Judy Tegart

Year 1967-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1967: Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1967: Ann Jones

Year 1966-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1966: Billie Jean King
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1966: Maria Bueno

Year 1965-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1965: Margaret Smith
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1965: Maria Bueno

Year 1964-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1964: Maria Bueno
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1964: Margaret Smith

Year 1963-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1963: Margaret Smith
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1963: Billie Jean

Year 1962-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1962: Karen Susman
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1962: Vera Sukova

Year 1961-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1961: Angela Mortimer
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1961: Christine Truman

Year 1960-Wimbledon Open

  • Wimbledon Open winner (female)-1960: Maria Bueno
  • Wimbledon Open runner-up (female)-1960: Sandra Reynolds

Famous Swedish male tennis player: Mats Wilander

Famous Swedish male tennis player: Mats Wilander

Famous and legendary male tennis player, Mats Wilander is a Swedish tennis player born on August 22, 1964. His exemplary and impeccable game play helped him endeavor the World No. 1 rank. From 1982-1988, Mats Wilander with his top-notch performances won seven Grand Slam singles titles and one men’s double Grand Slam title. In year 1988, Mats Wilander won three of the four Grand Slams and ranked World No. 1.Although Mats never won the Wimbledon singles title, but he did win the Australian Open title twice when it was still being played on the grass court. For this reason, Mats Wilander is one of the five men (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors) who won the singles titles on hard courts, grass courts and clay courts. Rafael Nadal and Mats Wilendar are the only two tennis players to have won at least 2 Grand Slam singles’ titles on each of 3 surfaces. Windler won his fourth tennis Grand Slam singles title at the age of 20 which made him the youngest tennis player to achieve this milestone in the history of tennis. Some other career highlights and records of best Swedish male tennis player, Mats Wilander are:

1)      Major titles won by Mats Wilander are:

  1. Australian Singles titles: 1983, 1984, 1988
  2. French Singles titles: 1982, 1985, 1988
  3. US Singles titles: 1988
  4. Wimbledon doubles: 1986

2)      Davis Cup, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 with a record 36-14 in singles and 7-2 in doubles.

3)      Singles record in the Grand Slams: Australian (36-7), Wimbledon (25-10), French (47-9) and US (36-11)

4)      Mats Wilnder is the only player to have achieve the World No. 1 rank after winning the most number of Grand Slams.

5)      Mats Wilendar shares the record of appearing in three consecutive Australian Open finals with Ivan Lendl

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.

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