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.

Best male tennis players: Bjorn Borg

Best male tennis players: Bjorn Borg

Tennis history is filled with precocious championships and achievements but none has been as impressive as Bjorn Borg who in his brief career was able to play outstanding tennis. His seemingly emotionless personality no wonders had the right amount of zeal and dedication for this game. Famous tennis player, Bjorn Borg was born on June 6, 1956 in Sodertalje, Sweden. His fascination for tennis is routed to the tennis racket which is father won as a prize in a ping-pong tournament. Bjorn Borg was a player with endurance and great strength and had an unorthodox and distinctive style. Borg used to battle from the baseline along with ground strokes in long rallies. Although his serve was not very impressive at first but he somehow managed the game beautifully with his volleying throughout the game. Due to his excellent playing skills, Bjorn Borg became the youngest champion of his time at the age of 20 (later Boris Becker claimed this record by becoming the champion at the age of 17 in 1985). Bjorn Borg was known as the King of Clay as he holds the record of winning the most French Open titles. It took him sometime to settle at grass but he did so by winning 5 Wimbledon titles.

Some of the career highlights and record of Bjorn Borg are:

1)      Bjorn Borg won 62 singles out of 88 finals and four double titles including Masters of 1979-80.

2)      Bjorn Borg won six French Open singles titles (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)

3)      Borg won 5 Wimbledon singles titles (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980).

4)      Bjorn Borg won Davis Cup in years 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979 and 1981. He holds the record of 37-3 single wins and 8-8 in doubles.

5)      Bjorn Borg played all four tennis Grand Slams with the following final win-lose statistics:

  1. Australian Open tennis championship (1-1)
  2. French Open tennis championship (49-2)
  3. Wimbledon (51-4)
  4. US Open tennis championship (40-10)

History of Wimbledon

by on September 18, 2010
in Grand Slam: Wimbledon

Wimbledon

Vintage and prestigious are the words that could be used for the oldest tennis tournament, Wimbledon. The championship has been played in All England Club since 1877 and is the most happening tournament of summer. Wimbledon has been retained in its real essence by allowing the games to be played on original grass surface since the beginning. The tournament entertains the audiences for two weeks, starting in late June and ending in early July. The unique feature of this tournament is that it starts on a Monday and ends on Sunday.This pattern has been the same since the start of Wimbledon.The main events are of Wimbledon are Gentlemen’s singles (128 draw), Gentlemen’s Doubles (64 draw), Ladies singles (128 draw), Ladies doubles (64 draw) and Mixed doubles (48 draw)

Till now, 124 Gentlemen’s Singles Championships have been played in Wimbledon while 116 belong to the category of the Ladies’ Singles Championships which were added in 1884. Even though Wimbledon is a British tournament, it used to be ruled by the American legendary player, Pete Sampras. He won seven Wimbledon titles. As for women, M. Navratilova, with her elegant and tremendous play, won nine Wimbledon titles. Wimbledon is the tournament which is now discussed in the context of entertaining people with the never ending 11 hours 5 minutes match spread over three days in 2010 Championship. It was the longest match ever played in the history of tennis. The epic combat took place between Isner and Mahut who played 70-68 games in the fifth set. Interestingly, the aces world record was also set in this match where John Isner stroke 112 aces.

Wimbledon has been offering much excitement due to the rivalry of King Federer and Nadal. Let’s see who proves to be the next King of Wimbledon !

5 Most memorable Finals at Wimbledon

5 Most memorable Finals at Wimbledon, Federer vs Nadal

133 – Year history of Wimbledon has given many memorable moments to tennis fans to cherish and talk about even now. Starting from Boris Becker winning of his first title at the age of 17 and unseeded Sampras lifting his 7th title trophy, Wimbledon has been entertaining the world around. Here are some of the classic and marvelous finals of Wimbledon:

Federer won his 15th Grand Slam title (2009)

King Federer is known to limit his game within 3 sets and win it. But in 2009, Federer played till the last set against Roddick and claimed his 15th Grand Slam and 5th Wimbledon title. Federer claimed an amazing 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5) 3-6, 16-14 win while leaving Roddick exhausted.


Roger vs. Rafa (2008)

It was the most remarkable match for its being the longest battle between Federer and Rafa. It took them 288 minutes to win the five sets final match of Wimbledon. On top of it, rain shower added a delay in the match. While being 2 sets lower, Federer got back into the game, but Nadal with his play claimed his first Wimbledon title.


Super Star Federer (2007)

The all time rivals of the 21st century, Roger and Nadal played the final of Wimbledon 2007. Federer had a chance to equal Borg’s record of five straight Wimbledon titles. Federer took the lead in first set by 3-0 but Nadal had a come-back and this game continued till it reached the last set. Federer claimed this title by saving four break points. It sure was an amazing match.


Glorious Ivanisević (2001)

Ivanisević finally got a chance to win the Wimbledon title in 2001 after being a runner up in the previous three finals. But fate had something else for him as he got a shoulder injury. He entered the tournament with a wild card to make his way to the final of Wimbledon 2001. Ivanisević defeated Patrick Rafter in an epic five set final and claimed the title.


Edberg at his best against Becker (1990)

For some reason, Becker took sleeping pills before 1990 Wimbledon final against Edberg. This made Becker a sleepwalker in the first two sets. Edberg played at his best and his flawless play made him win the first two sets. Becker somehow got a wakeup call and stormed back into the match but Edberg claimed the victory by the end.

Wimbledon offered these and many other memorable moments of enthralling play. Let’s see what Wimbledon 2010 has in for us and players!

Legendary Pete Sampras in Wimbledon

Legendary Pete Sampras in Wimbledon

Greatest tennis player Pete Sampras, the legendary king of tennis, with his 14 Grand Slam titles, has been the only player who never showed his emotions or broke into tears with such a grand career. Out of his 14 Grand Slams, Peter claimed 7 titles of Wimbledon, which is the most outstanding record in the history of Wimbledon. He stands alone in this record on Wimbledon and is still cherished for his magnanimous performance.

USA tennis player, Sampras has always felt comfortable and homey in England when it came to tennis and rocked the Wimbledon world with his extravagant records. As soon as he entered the green court of Wimbledon, his spirits used to get a momentum and fired up against the opponent. Sampras owned Wimbledon court and made himself a mentor for everyone to follow. He is the only player who was able to win three consecutive Wimbledon titles twice (1993-1995, 1997-2000). Sampras is the only tennis player who never lost the final of Wimbledon.

In his 13th Grand Slam play at Wimbledon, Sampras showed his hidden emotions when he broke best tennis player Roy Emerson’s record. Pete broke into tears when he played the last point and ran off to his parents and embraced them! What a moment it was for him, his family and the tennis world! No wonder people envy the ones who were able to watch Sampras play in the court.

Sampras along with his dim smile, humble body language, and tremendously controlled emotions has been the ideal and classic sportsman in the tennis world!