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Trivia US Open’16: Final – Women’s singles

1982  &  2016 alias  history repeats itself In the history, it happened once that a female player won the Aussie-US Open double: in 1982, Chris Evert completed it. However, even more interesting the way how she did it regarding the fact that Angelique Kerber did have a chance to repeat Evert’s feat 34 years later. . . .

Last time when German met Czech(oslovak) in a final

Last time when a German player met a player from Czech(oslovak) in any Grand Slam final, it happened in 1993. That year, Steffi Graf beat Helena Sukova in the final of US Open by 6-3 6-3.

Historic Day for Japan: Nishikori beat Murray

In the history of US Open (since 1881), it never happened that a Japanese player defeated a player from United Kingdom until now. They played 3 times each other, and interestingly the first two meeting went into 5 sets – like today’s match of Nishikori-Murray: 1928 – Henry “Bunny” Austin beat Teizo Toba 6-1 3-6 . . .

Trivia US Open’16: QF – Men’s singles: Stan vs. Delpo

Today, Juan Martin Del Potro has a chance to make his amazing comeback from the long, involuntary injury break more memorable. Namely, anytime he went through the quarterfinal at US Open, he won the title. It just happened once (2009), however, comparing the route to the final that year to his opponents of the tournament . . .

Tennis Hall of Fame Induction : Class of 2016

On July 16, 2016 former world No. 1’s Justine Henin and Marat Safin received the highest honor in tennis – induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In addition, Class of 2015 inductee Amelie Mauresmo was honored in the induction ceremony, as she missed last year’s due to the birth of her child. Master . . .

Trivia Aussie Open’16: Final – Men’s singles

Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray, 4th times in the Australian Open final. The world No. 1 won all finals, however the only question is: is Murray able to bounce back and break through here in Melbourne winning a Major title in his post-Lendl career. Or Novak will join Borg and Laver collecting his 11th GS titles, and his 6th AO crown which will be equaled with the all-time record holder Roy Emerson.

Guga is 39 today!

3 time French Open champion, former world No.1, and popular on and off the court, in his homeland and worldwide as well. Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten is 39 today!

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Seeing the future of tennis? Alias the torch is in good hands…

Belinda Bencic made a huge upset defeating Serena Williams in the semifinal at Rogers Cup in Toronto

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Last test for the last4 – Trivia Wimbledon’15 Semis – Men’s singles

Second week, Friday, it should be the time for the men semifinals where -after 2012 – again 75% of the BIG4 are there: the World No.1 Serb, the Swiss Maestro, the local hero and the eternal promise French…The last 4 are now only one step away from the final, so close in fact that they can almost taste it… Let’s review some miscellaneous stats regarding the semifinals.

History of the Australian Championships, Chapter 7

This article is dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the first Australian Championship Written by Karoly Mazak Until the Open-era…1957-1968 Lew Hoad loses in the semis of the 1957 Australian Championships in Melbourne to Neale Fraser, who is stopped by Ashley Cooper in the final. World No. 2 Shirley Fry beats No. 4 Althea Gibson . . .