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. Alike Evert, Kerber accomplished the same.
Let’s have a look at these two historic milestones in parallel view:
In 1982, Evert lost against the No.1 player, Navratilova in the Wimbledon final.
In 2016 of Wimbledon, Kerber was beaten by the No.1. player, Serena Williams.
|Australian Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|1982||Evert beat Navratilova in the final||Navratilova beat C. Evert in the final||Evert beat H. Mandlikova (TCH)in the final|
|2016||Kerber beat S. Williams in the final||S. Williams beat A. Kerber in the final||Kerber beat K. Pliskova (CZE)|
* In 1982, the Australian Open was held as the last Grand Slam of the year, after the US Open between November 29 and December 13.