List o’ Selected Stats About the US Open Tennis Tournament – The Women

Tennis-Kim-Clijsters-US OpenIn the 100+ years that the US Open Tennis Championship has been played, interest in tennis has soared. In the spirit of the tournament that is half-way through at the time of this post, LOP presents a selection of stats on women’s champions, players and top achievers of the modern era of the US Open Tennis Championship.

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WOMEN’S US OPEN TENNIS STATISTICS

MOST SINGLES TITLES

  • 8 – Molla B. Mallory 1915-18, ’20-22, ’26
    7 – Helen Wills Moody 1923-25, ’27-29, ’31
    6 – Chris Evert Lloyd 1975-78, ’80, ’82
    5 – Margaret Smith Court 1962, ’65, ’69-70, ’73
    5 – Steffi Graf 1988-89, ’93, ’95-96

MOST TITLES ALL EVENTS

  • 25 – Margaret Osborne duPont, 1941-60 (3 singles, 13 doubles, 9 mixed)
    18 – Margaret Smith Court, 1961-75 (5 singles, 5 doubles, 8 mixed)
    17 – A. Louise Brough, 1942-57
    16 – Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, 1909-28; Martina Navratilova, 1977-06
    15 – Sarah Palfrey (Fabyan) Cooke, 1930-45

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RECENT WOMEN’S US OPEN CHAMPIONS

2009 Kim Clijsters Caroline Wozniacki
2008 Serena Williams Jelena Jankovic
2007 Justin Henin Svetlana Kuznetsova
2006 Maria Sharapova Justine Henin
2005 Kim Clijsters Mary Pierce
2004 Svetlana Kuznetsov Elena Dementieva
2003 Justine Henin Kim Clijsters
2002 Serena Williams Venus Williams
2001 Venus Williams Serena Williams
2000 Venus Williams Lindsay Davenport
1999 Serena Williams Martina Hingis
1998 Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
1997 Martina Hingis Venus Williams
1996 Steffi Graf Monica Seles
1995 Steffi Graf Monica Seles
1994 Aranxta Sanchez Vicario Steffi Graf
1993 Steffi Graf Helena Sukova
1992 Monica Seles Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
1991 Monica Seles Martina Navratilova
1990 Gabriela Sabatini Steffi Graf

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MOST MATCHES WON

  • 101 � Chris Evert, 1971-89
    89 � Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
    73 � Steffi Graf, 1984-96, �98
    65 � Molla B. Mallory, 1915-29
    63 � Helen H. Jacobs, 1927-41
    60 – Lindsay Davenport, 1991-2006
    58 � Billie Jean King, 1960-79, �82
    57 � A. Louise Brough, 1941-57
    56 � Doris Hart, 1940-55
    56 – Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1987-2002
    55 � Margaret O. duPont, 1936-50, �53-58
    51 � Margaret Smith Court, 1961-75; Gabriela Sabatini, 1984-96
    50 � Helen Wills Moody, 1922-33

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MATCH WINNING PCT.

  • (Min. 40 matches played)
    ..962 – Helen Wills Moody, 1922-33 (50-2)
    .903 – Molla B. Mallory, 1915-29 (65-7)
    .895 – Margaret Smith Court, 1961-75 (51-6)
    .894 – Chris Evert, 1971-89 (101-12)
    .890 – Steffi Graf, 1984-96, ’98 (73-9)
    .875 – Venus Williams, 1997-2006 (42-6)
    .870 – Maria Bueno, 1958-60, ’62-66, ’68, ’76-77 (47-7)
    .860 – Martina Hingis 1995-2001, (37-6)
    .845 – Monica Seles 1989-92, ’95-2001 (49-9)
    .840 – Martina Navratilova, 1973-93 (89-17)
    .800 – Lindsay Davenport 1991-2006 (60-15)

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MOST SINGLES FINALS PLAYED

  • 10 � Molla B. Mallory, 1915-18, �20-24, �26
  • 9 � Helen Wills Moody, Chris Evert
  • 8 � Elisabeth Moore, Helen H. Jacobs, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf
  • 6 � Pauline Betz, A. Louise Brough, Doris Hart, Margaret Smith Court

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MOST US OPENS PLAYED

  • 21 � Martina Navratilova, 1973-93
  • 20 � Virginia Wade, 1964-70, �72-84;
  • 20 � Marjorie Gladman (Van Ryn) Buck, 1927-37, �42- 43, �45, �47-52, �55
  • 19 � Louise Brough Clapp, 1939-50, �52-57, �59
  • 19 � Nancy Richey Gunter, 1958-60, �62-67, �69-78
  • 19 � Chris Evert, 1971-89

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Miscellaneous Stuff

  • Youngest Singles Champion � Tracy Austin (1979), 16 years, 8 months and 28 days
  • Youngest Player � Kathy Horvath (1979) was five days past her 14th birthday when she lost a first round match to Dianne Fromholtz (7-6, 6-2) after playing through the qualifier.
  • Youngest Player to Win a Match � Mary Joe Fernandez was 14 years and 8 days when she defeated Sara Gomer on August 27, 1985.
  • Youngest Doubles Champion (All Time) � Martina Hingis (1998), 17 years, 11 months, 13 days; May Sutton (1904), 17 years, 11 months, 14 days; Serena Williams (1999), 17 years, 11 months, 16 days
  • Oldest Champion � Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, born in 1884, was 42 when she won the 1926 singles championship. The oldest champion of the Open Era was Margaret Court, who won the last of her five U.S. titles in 1973 at the age of 31 years, 1 month and 23 days.
  • Oldest Doubles Champion � Hazel Wightman (1928), 41 years, 257 days

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Tracy Austin (born December 12, 1962, in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. 1 women’s professional tennis player from the United States who won the women’s singles title at the US Open in 1979 at age 17, the youngest player in history to win this tournament, and 1981 and the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980, before a series of injuries cut short her career.

MOST DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS, TEAM

  • 12 – A. Louise Brough and Margaret O. duPont 1942-50, ’55-57
    4 – Alice Marble and Sarah Palfrey (Fabyan) Cooke 1937-40
    4 – Doris Hart and Shirley Fry 1951-54
    4 – Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver 1983-84, ’86-87

MOST DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS, PLAYER

  • 13 – Margaret O. duPont 1941-50, ’55-57
    12 – A. Louise Brough 1942-50, ’55-57
    9 – Sarah Palfrey (Fabyan) Cooke 1930, ’32, ’34-35, ’37-41
    9 – Martina Navratilova 1977-78, ’80, ’83-84, ’86-87, ’89-90

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