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

Greatest tennis rivalries: Bobby Riggs vs. Billie Jean King

Greatest tennis rivalries: Bobby Riggs vs. Billie Jean King

Bobby Riggs, the outrageous and outspoken, deliberately created rivalry between the young and the old back in 1973, in the name of “Battle of sexes”, taunting the female tennis players of their capacity for the level of game, as compared to those of the men playing in that era which was seen as a chance to crush the harshly spoken words of Riggs.

King accepted the challenge of Riggs, to play the first ever regulation match, with the condition of, “winner takes all the money”. The match was ultimately won by King in straight sets, putting a question mark on Riggs as to what was really the need for the challenge, which was initially declined by King.

Though Riggs was in his 50s and retired and King was in her 20s, so it was a pretty one sided match and was proven to be a pretty one sided rivalry too.

The fair contest between them could be in terms of stats of their profile as both played in entirely different eras. Both were seeded world no 1, which shows the high level of professionalism in their time, but the big part is the huge difference in consistent performance and the result which led the king, as an undisputed winner of the contest, who was also the founder of Women’s Tennis Association.

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!

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

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1999-1990

Steffi Graf, French Open winners and runner-ups female, From 1980-1989

The era of 1999-1990 in women French Open tennis tournaments could be dedicated to famous female tennis players, Steffi Graff and Monica Seles as these two tennis players shared the most number of French Open Championship titles with Sanchez Vicario as the leading runner-up during this decade. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of French Open Championship-1999: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up (female)-1999: Martina Hingis

Year 1998-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of French Open Championship-1998: Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1998: Monica Seles

Year 1997-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1997: Iva Majoli
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1997: Martina Hingis

Year 1996-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1996: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1996: Sanchez-Vicario

Year 1995-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1995: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1995: Sanchez Vicario

Year 1994-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1994: Sanchez Vicario
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1994: Mary Pierce

Year 1993-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1993: Mary Jo Fernandez

Year 1992-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1992: Monica Seles
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1992: Steffi Graf

Year 1991-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1991: Monica Seles
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1991: Sanchez Vicario

Year 1990-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1990: Monica Seles
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1990: Steffi Graf

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.

Top ten female tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

Martina Hingis, Top ten female tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year and the players are judged pretty much for their performance in this slam. The tennis fans use the results to predict the future for every tennis player in the calender year. Australian Open offers a very exciting start of the year with indoor beautiful courts. The crowd cheers for not only Australian but other players as well, making the Australian summer much more overwhelming for every tennis fan.

A three-set tennis game, particularly for women, has been offering plenty of excitement as the game is fast and ends usually in a victory after two sets. From clay’s slower-paced games to hard court play, famous female tennis players have been casting spells with their magical play. The former female champion of the Australian Open title is Serena Williams, who also won the doubles championship with her sister Venus Williams in the same year for the second consecutive year as well. With the Bryan brothers and Williams sisters winning the doubles for second consecutive year, they were the second siblings to set this record.

The list of the ten female tennis players with most Australian Open titles is:

1)      Margaret Smith Court

2)      Nancye Wynne Bolton

3)      Steffi Graf

4)      Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

5)      Thelma Coyne Long

6)      Martina Hingis

7)      Monica Seles

8)      Serena Williams

9)      Jennifer Capriati

10)   Joan Hartigan Bathurst

Among these ten top ten female tennis players with the most Australian Open titles, greatest tennis player Margaret Smith Court secured 7 Australian Open titles and still enjoys this record. Who could possibly break this record? 

Graff vs. Navratilova Rivalry at Wimbledon

Graff vs. Navratilova Rivalry at Wimbledon

When they came to Wimbledon in 1988, famous female tennis player Martina Navratilova arrived on the grass courts riding a wave of six consecutive women’s titles. Then, of course, she had also beaten the best tennis playerSteffi Graff the year before. While Graff carried a number one ranking, it still seemed, to many fans, to be a foregone conclusion that Martina would win again.

Martina did win the first set, 7-5 and her fans were ecstatic while Steffi’s faithful following were beginning to wonder if the young German player were under some sort of Wimbledon curse. After all, Steffi had just beaten the greatest ever tennis player Chris Evert at the Australian Open and then gone on to win the French Open, as well. Still, here was Martina Navratilova, winning the first two games of the second set and many of Graff’s fans began to expect a repeat of her previous year’s loss. Then, the tides took an abrupt turn. Steffi seemed to wake up and began to put her legendary forehand and that backhand slice to work. She won six games in a row and took the set 6-2.

Then, the two faced off for a final set. Graff shot out with a 5-1 lead over Martina who took a 40-love lead but with a pair of double-faults, the score came up deuce. Steffi then took the game, the set and the match. She had dethroned Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon and, unknowingly, yet another of tennis’ infamous rivalries had begun.

Famous German female tennis player Graff would repeat her win over Martina in the 1989 final and go on to win seven Wimbledon singles titles of her own. She never managed to equal Martina’s unmatched success at the prestigious British tournament, and the rivalry faded as the two drifted slowly towards retirement. Still, while it lasted, it made for some great tennis and matches between the two were always packed to capacity by fans that wanted to see what two of the greatest women players in history facing off was really like.

Famous female tennis player: Venus Williams

Famous female tennis player: Venus Williams

Famous female tennis player Venus Williams, the older sister of current world number one Serena Williams, has been world number one three times in the history of world tennis. Currently, she has lost her top rankings due to continuous injuries in the Women’s Tennis Association. Ms. Venus Williams has won twenty one Grand Slams in her career to date. Out of these titles, she has won seven titles in the singles, twelve Grand Slams in women’s doubles, and two titles have been won in mixed doubles. Even after sliding to the 19th rank, Venus Williams has won three Grand Slam titles, but due to her inconsistency she is not climbing up the rankings order. She makes the best pair with her younger sister, famous USA tennis player Serena Williams in women’s double events.

Basically, Venus is a powerful baseliner on the tour as well as having an attacking court game. Her game is very much adapted to grass where she is plays most comfortably and this directly reflects in the results of her Grand Slams. She has won five Wimbledon Grand Slams. In her career she has become expert volleyer and started using the long wingspan around the net. She has a record of fastest service in the women’s competition in the game overall as well as in all Grand Slam competitions. Venus Williams also holds the record of playing the longest Wimbledon match against famous female tennis player, Lindsay Davenport. Venus Williams also holds the record for fastest serve 130 mph (209.2147 km/h, 58.12 m/s) and is considered to have one of the best serves in the world of women tennis. 

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