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WTA Supplement ... 2003 US Open

Can Capriati do a three-peat?
US Open 2003, Flushing Meadows, NY
25 August -- 7 September 2003

A Amy Frazier, contesting her 17th Open, the most of active players
B Belgium Boasting the Top 2 seeds at a major for the first time
C Capriati Aiming to reach her first final at her home Slam
D Doubles Defending champions - Ruano Pascual and Suárez
E Equal prize money On offer here, as it is at the Australian Open
F Flushing Meadows Home of the US Open since 1978
G Grand Slam The fourth and final one of the year
H Henin-Hardenne One of two married women amongst the Top 3 seeds
J Justine Aiming for her second major of 2003
K Kim New world No.1 seeded first at a major for the first time
L Lindsay The only player in the singles draw to have won here before
M Martina Navratilova, 46 years young and a major doubles contender
N New York The Big Apple of every tennis pro’s eye in August/September
O Osbourne Margaret duPont, winner of the most titles overall (25)
P Prize money Reaching a record $17.074 million in 2003
R Russians Flooding the singles draw with 13 entrants
S Serena Defending champion missing after knee surgery on 1 August
U USA Leading the way with 23 women in the singles draw
V Venus Withdrew due to ongoing abdominal injury
Z Zimbabwe Proudly represented by Cara Black


In this issue:
1 US Open A to Z 2003
2 Prize money
WTA Ranking points
In the singles draw
Withdrawals
3 Country breakdown
4 Honor roll
5 Returning champions
Most US Open titles
6 No.1 seeds’ results
Four-year comparison
7 Hard court queens
Debutantes
First taste
One-nation battles
8 WTA Ranking Watch
9 Warming up
10 Lead-in winners
11 Grass-hard connection
12 Road to title defense
13 Grand Slam honor roll
Defending a major
14 Four different winners
Grand Slam sweepers
15 Back-to-back Club
All-time Grand Slam
appearances
16 GS finals appearances
17 American women
Best US Open results

SPECIAL EDITION US Open 2003 Supplement WTA Tour

US OPEN PRIZE MONEY
Championships’ total - $17,074,000
Round reached Prize money (US$)
Champion 1,000,000
Runner-up 500,000
Semifinalist 250,000
Quarterfinalist 125,000
Round of 16 65,000
Round of 32 37,500
Round of 64 23,000
Round of 128 12,500
Round reached Prize money (US$)
Champions 400,000
Runners-up 180,000
Semifinalists 90,000
Quarterfinalists 45,000
Round of 16 22,500
Round of 32 15,000
Round of 64 10,000
Round reached Prize money (US$)
Champions 150,000
Runners-up 70,000
Semifinalists 30,000
Quarterfinalists 15,000
Round of 16 10,000
Round of 32 5,000

WTA RANKING POINTS

Note: Round Points listed only; players also earn Quality Points
depending on the ranking of their defeated opponent
Singles
Mixed Doubles (per team)
Doubles (per team)
Round reached Singles Doubles
Champion/s 650 650
Runner/s-up 456 456
Semifinalist/s 292 292
Quarterfinalist/s 162 162
Round of 16 90 90
Round of 32 56 56
Round of 64 32 2
Round of 128 2 n/a

IN THE SINGLES DRAW
Qualifiers Wildcards Lucky losers
Yulia Beygelzimer (UKR) Jelena Kostanic (CRO) Bea Bielik (NY) Adriana Serra Zanetti (ITA)
Catalina Castaño (COL) Gabriela Lastra (USA) Carly Gullickson (TN) Replaces Venus Williams (USA)
Maureen Drake (CAN) Tatiana Poutchek (BLR) Angela Haynes (CA) Abdominal muscle injury
Vera Douchevina (RUS) Maria Emilia Salerni (ARG) Amber Liu (CA)
Stephanie Gehrlein (GER) Mara Santangelo (ITA) Theresa Logar (MI)
Alina Jidkova (RUS) Milagros Sequera (VEN) Bethanie Mattek (FL)
Aniko Kapros (HUN) Tian Tian Sun (CHN) Corina Morariu (FL)
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) Alena Vaskova (CZE) Shenay Perry (FL)


WITHDRAWALS
Monica Seles (USA) Left foot pain and inflammation
Iroda Tulyaganova (UZB) Right elbow injury
Serena Williams (USA) Underwent left knee surgery on 1 August to repair partial tear of quadriceps tendon
Venus Williams (USA) Abdominal muscle injury

AT LOOK AT THE SINGLES DRAW
Country breakdown - 34 nations represented
Argentina 3 Clarisa Fernandez, Maria Emilia Salerni, Paola Suárez
Australia 2 Alicia Molik, Nicole Pratt
Austria 1 Barbara Schett
Belarus 1 Tatiana Poutchek
Belgium 3 Els Callens, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin-Hardenne
Bulgaria 1 Magdalena Maleeva
Canada 1 Maureen Drake
China 1 Tian Tian Sun
Colombia 2 Catalina Castaño, Fabiola Zuluaga
Croatia 4 Jelena Kostanic, Iva Majoli, Karolina Sprem, Silvija Talaja
Czech Republic 6 Daja Bedanova, Iveta Benesova, Denisa Chladkova, Klara Koukalova, Zuzana Ondraskova,
Alena Vaskova
France 8 Marion Bartoli, Stephanie Cohen-Aloro, Nathalie Dechy, Stephanie Foretz, Emilie Loit,
Amélie Mauresmo, Mary Pierce, Virginie Razzano
Germany 5 Anca Barna, Stephanie Gehrlein, Barbara Rittner, Angelika Roesch, Marlene Weingärtner
Greece 1 Eleni Daniilidou
Hungary 3 Melinda Czink, Aniko Kapros, Petra Mandula
Indonesia 1 Angelique Widjaja
Israel 1 Anna Pistolesi
Italy 9 Maria Elena Camerin, Silvia Farina Elia, Tathiana Garbin, Rita Grande, Flavia Pennetta,
Mara Santangelo, Francesca Schiavone, Adriana Serra Zanetti, Antonella Serra Zanetti
Japan 4 Shinobu Asagoe, Akiko Morigami, Saori Obata, Ai Sugiyama
Korea 1 Yoon Jeong Cho
Luxembourg 1 Claudine Schaul
Madagascar 1 Dally Randriantefy
Russia 13 Elena Bovina, Elena Dementieva, Vera Douchevina, Alina Jidkova, Maria Kirilenko,
Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Likhovtseva, Anastasia Myskina, Nadia Petrova,
Dinara Safina, Maria Sharapova, Vera Zvonareva
Slovakia 7 Ludmila Cervanova, Eva Fislova, Daniela Hantuchova, Janette Husarova, Lubomira Kurhajcova,
Henrieta Nagyova, Martina Sucha
Slovenia 3 Maja Matevzic, Tina Pisnik, Katarina Srebotnik
South Africa 1 Amanda Coetzer
Spain 9 Gala Leon Garcia, Marta Marrero, Conchita Martinez, Conchita Martinez Granados, Arantxa Parra,
Virginia Ruano Pascual, Maria Sanchez Lorenzo, Magui Serna, Cristina Torrens Valero
Switzerland 4 Myriam Casanova, Emmanuelle Gagliardi, Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian, Patty Schnyder
Thailand 1 Tamarine Tanasugarn
Ukraine 3 Yulia Beygelzimer, Tatiana Perebiynis, Julia Vakulenko
USA 23 Bea Bielik, Jennifer Capriati, Ansley Cargill, Jill Craybas, Lindsay Davenport, Amy Frazier,
Laura Granville, Carly Gullickson, Ashley Harkleroad, Angela Haynes, Marissa Irvin, Gabriela Lastra,
Amber Liu, Threresa Logar, Bethanie Mattek, Corina Morariu, Shenay Perry, Lisa Raymond,
Samantha Reeves, Chanda Rubin, Meghann Shaughnessy, Alexandra Stevenson, Sarah Taylor
Venezuela 2 Milagros Sequera, Maria Vento-Kabchi
Yugoslavia 1 Jelena Dokic
Zimbabwe 1 Cara Black

DID YOU KNOW?
* The No.1 and No.2 seeds have faced off in the Women’s
Singles Final 30 times, with the No.1 seed winning 70% of the
time (21-9).
* Of the 116 US Open Women’s Singles Finals played to date
(not incl. 2003), the player who won the first set went on to take
the title 83% of the time (96-20)
* There is a 84% chance that the winner of the first set in the
Women’s Singles Final will go on to win in straight sets.

US OPEN HONOR ROLL (OPEN ERA)
Ladies’ Singles Final history since 1968
Year (Seed) Champion (Rank) (Seed) Runner-Up (Rank) Score
1968 (6) Virginia Wade (GBR) (1) Billie Jean King (USA) 64 62
1969 (2) Margaret Smith-Court (AUS) (6) Nancy Richey (USA) 62 62
1970 (1) Margaret Court (AUS) (2) Rosie Casals (USA) 62 26 61
1971 (1) Billie Jean King (USA) (2) Rosie Casals (USA) 64 76(5-2)
1972 (1) Billie Jean King (USA) (9) Kerry Melville-Reid (AUS) 63 75
1973 (2) Margaret Court (AUS) (4) Evonne Goolagong (AUS) 76(5-2) 57 62
1974 (2) Billie Jean King (USA) (5) Evonne Goolagong (AUS) 36 63 75
1975 (1) Chris Evert (USA) (2) Evonne Goolagong (AUS) 57 64 62
1976 (1) Chris Evert (USA #1) (2) Evonne Goolagong-Cawley (AUS #2) 63 60
1977 (1) Chris Evert (USA #1) (12) Wendy Turnbull (AUS #12) 76(3) 62
1978 (2) Chris Evert (USA #2) (16) Pam Shriver (USA #20) 75 64
1979 (3) Tracy Austin (USA #3) (1) Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA #1) 64 63
1980 (3) Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA #3) (9) Hana Mandlikova (TCH #10) 57 61 61
1981 (3) Tracy Austin (USA #3) (4) Martina Navratilova (USA #4) 16 76(4) 76(1)
1982 (2) Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA #2) (5) Hana Mandlikova (TCH #5) 63 61
1983 (1) Martina Navratilova (USA #1) (2) Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA #2) 61 63
1984 (1) Martina Navratilova (USA #1) (2) Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA #2) 46 64 64
1985 (3) Hana Mandlikova (TCH #4) (2) Martina Navratilova (USA #2) 76(3) 16 76(2)
1986 (1) Martina Navratilova (USA #1) (7) Helena Sukova (CZE #7) 63 62
1987 (2) Martina Navratilova (USA #2) (1) Steffi Graf (GER #1) 76(4) 61
1988 (1) Steffi Graf (GER #1) (5) Gabriela Sabatini (ARG #4) 63 36 61
1989 (1) Steffi Graf (GER #1) (2) Martina Navratilova (USA #2) 36 75 61
1990 (5) Gabriela Sabatini (ARG #5) (1) Steffi Graf (GER #1) 62 76(4)
1991 (2) Monica Seles (YUG #1) (6) Martina Navrailova (USA #6) 76(1) 61
1992 (1) Monica Seles (YUG #1) (5) Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (ESP #5) 63 63
1993 (1) Steffi Graf (GER #1) (12) Helena Sukova (CZE #13) 63 63
1994 (2) Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (ESP #2) (1) Steffi Graf (GER #1) 16 76(3) 64
1995 (1) Steffi Graf (GER Co-1) (2) Monica Seles (USA Co-1) 76(6) 06 63
1996 (1) Steffi Graf (GER Co-1) (2) Monica Seles (USA Co-1) 75 64
1997 (1) Martina Hingis (SUI #1) Venus Williams (USA #66) 60 64
1998 (2) Lindsay Davenport (USA #3) (1) Martina Hingis (SUI #1) 63 75
1999 (7) Serena Williams (USA #7) (1) Martina Hingis (SUI #1) 63 76(4)
2000 (3) Venus Williams (USA #3) (2) Lindsay Davenport (USA #2) 64 75
2001 (4) Venus Williams (USA #4) (10) Serena Williams (USA #10) 62 64
2002 (1) Serena Williams (USA #1) (2) Venus Williams (USA #2) 64 63

Titles by Seed
Since 1922:
No.1: 47
No.2: 20
No.3: 10
No.4: none
No.5: 1
No.6: 1
No.7: 1
No.8: none


RETURNING US OPEN CHAMPIONS
Lindsay Davenport (1998): The venue where Lindsay Davenport
accomplished her life long dream of winning a Grand
Slam. Lindsay had been a long time in waiting, victory coming
in her 26th Grand Slam singles event, and at the ripe old age
of 22.
Seeded and ranked No.2, Davenport easily accounted for
five opponents before steamrollering primary rivals Venus
Williams 64 64 and world No.1 and defending champion Martina
Hingis 63 75. The win virtually assured Davenport’s rise
to No.1 a month later. Davenport’s title run made her only the
eighth woman (now one of nine) in professional tennis history
to win the US Open without the loss of a set.
MOST US OPEN TITLES
Most singles titles Most titles overall
Player # Years Player # S D M Span
Molla Bjurstedt-Mallory 8 1915-18 / 20-22 / 26 M. Osbourne duPont 25 3 13 9 1941-60
Helen Wills Moody 7 1923-25 / 27-29 / 31 Margaret Court 18 5 5 8 1961-75
Chris Evert 6 1975-78 / 80 / 82 L. Brough-Clapp 17 1 12 4 1942-57
Margaret Court 5 1962 / 65 / 69-70 / 73 Hazel H-Wightman 16 4 7 6 1909-28
Steffi Graf 5 1988 / 89 / 93 / 95-96 S. Palfrey-Cooke 15 2 9 4 1930-45
Martina Navratilova 15 4 9 2 1977-90
Most doubles titles Most singles titles by country
Player # Years Country # Most recently
M. Osbourne duPont 12 1941-50 / 55-57 United States 47 2002 (Serena Williams)
Australia 5 1973 (Margaret Court)
Germany 5 1996 (Steffi Graf)
Brazil 4 1966 (Maria Bueno)
Norway 4 1918 (Molla Bjurstedt)
Great Britain 2 1968 (Virginia Wade)
Yugoslavia 2 1992 (Monica Seles)
Most mixed doubles titles (ladies) Argentina 1 1990 (Gabriela Sabatini)
Chile 1 1937 (Anita Lizana)
Player # Years Czechoslovakia 1 1985 (Hana Mandlikova)
Spain 1 1994 (Arantxa Sánchez-V.)
M. Osbourne duPont 9 1943-46 / 50 / 56 / 58-60 Switzerland 1 1997 (Martina Hingis)


No.1 SEEDS’ PERFORMANCES
Six victories for No.1 seed in singles since 1990
FOUR-YEAR COMPARISON
Top 16 seeds 2000-2003
Following is a look at the Top 16 seeded players at the US Open over the past four years:
Seed 2003 2002 2001* 2000
1 Kim Clijsters Serena Williams Martina Hingis Martina Hingis
2 Justine Henin-Hardenne Venus Williams Jennifer Capriati Lindsay Davenport
3 Lindsay Davenport Jennifer Capriati Lindsay Davenport Venus Williams
4 Venus Williams* Lindsay Davenport Venus Williams Mary Pierce
5 Amélie Mauresmo Jelena Dokic Kim Clijsters Serena Williams
6 Jennifer Capriati Monica Seles Justine Henin Monica Seles
7 Anastasia Myskina Kim Clijsters Monica Seles Conchita Martinez
8 Chanda Rubin Justine Henin Amélie Mauresmo Nathalie Tauziat
9 Daniela Hantuchova Martina Hingis Nathalie Tauziat Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario
10 Magdalena Maleeva Amélie Mauresmo Serena Williams Anke Huber
11 Elena Dementieva Daniela Hantuchova Elena Dementieva Sandrine Testud
12 Conchita Martinez Elena Dementieva Meghann Shaughnessy Anna Kournikova
13 Vera Zvonareva Silvia Farina Elia Amanda Coetzer Amanda Coetzer
14 Amanda Coetzer Chanda Rubin Jelena Dokic Dominique Van Roost
15 Ai Sugiyama Anastasia Myskina Magdalena Maleeva Jennifer Capriati
16 Elena Bovina Magdalena Maleeva Silvia Farina Elia Julie Halard-Decugis
* Withdrew *
Note: The Open introduced 32 singles seeds in 2001

Below is a look at the performance of the women’s singles No.1 seed at the US Open in the Open Era. As you can see, the No.1
seed has claimed the title on 15 occasions since 1968 (including 10 of 15 years between 1983-1997. Last year Serena Williams
break the four year losing streak for top-seed, the longest since 1978-82.

Year No.1 seed Result
1968 Billie Jean King (USA) R-up
1969 Ann Jones (GBR) DNP (illness)
1970 Margaret Court (AUS) Won
1971 Billie Jean King (USA) Won
1972 Billie Jean King (USA) Won
1973 Billie Jean King (USA) 3r
1974 Chris Evert (USA) SF
1975 Chris Evert (USA) Won
1976 Chris Evert (USA) Won
1977 Chris Evert (USA) Won
1978 Martina Navratilova (TCH) SF
1979 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) R-up
1980 Tracy Austin (USA) SF
1981 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) SF
1982 Martina Navratilova (USA) QF
1983 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1984 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1985* Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) SF
1986 Martina Navratilova (USA) Won
1987 Steffi Graf (GER) R-up
1988 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1989 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1990 Steffi Graf (GER) R-up
1991 Steffi Graf (GER) SF
1992 Monica Seles (YUG) Won
1993 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1994 Steffi Graf (GER) R-up
1995 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1996 Steffi Graf (GER) Won
1997 Martina Hingis (SUI) Won
1998 Martina Hingis (SUI) R-up
1999 Martina Hingis (SUI) R-up
2000 Martina Hingis (SUI) SF
2001 Martina Hingis (SUI) SF
2002 Serena Williams (USA) Won
2003 Kim Clijsters (BEL) ?




QUEENS OF THE HARD COURT
A total of 22 women will be making their first appearance in the
singles main draw of the US Open:
Beygelzimer, Yulia (UKR)*^
Czink, Melinda (HUN)
Douchevina, Vera (RUS)^
Fislova, Eva (SVK)
Gehrlein, Stephanie (GER)^
Gullickson, Carly (USA)
Haynes, Angela (USA)
Kirilenko, Maria (RUS)^
Koukalova, Klara (CZE)
Kurhajcova, Lubomira (SVK)
Lastra, Gabriela (USA)*^
Logar, Theresa (USA)
Morigami, Akiko (JPN)
Ondraskova, Zuzana (CZE)
Parra, Arantxa (ESP)
Pennetta, Flavia (ITA)
Perry, Shenay (USA)
Santangelo, Mara (ITA)^
Schaul, Claudine (LUX)
Sequera, Milagros (VEN)*
Sun, Tian Tian (CHN)^
Vakulenko, Julia (UKR)
* Previously contested US Open qualifying
^ Making Grand Slam main draw debut

DEBUTANTES ALL-TIME HARD COURT win-loss
Player Won Lost Pct
Steffi Graf 339 35 0.906
Martina Navratilova 135 17 0.888
Chris Evert 116 19 0.859
Venus Williams 196 34 0.852
Serena Williams 145 26 0.848
Monica Seles 311 59 0.841
Martina Hingis 255 49 0.839
Tracy Austin 85 19 0.817
Lindsay Davenport 337 90 0.789
Kim Clijsters 128 36 0.780
Gabriela Sabatini 247 71 0.777
Manuela Maleeva 135 41 0.767
Justine Henin-Hardenne 116 38 0.753
Kimiko Date 138 49 0.738
Jennifer Capriati 212 78 0.731
Hana Mandlikova 64 25 0.719
Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario 307 122 0.716
Conchita Martinez 264 107 0.712
Mary Joe Fernandez 203 84 0.707
Marion Bartoli 53 22 0.707
Svetlana Kuznetsova 33 14 0.702

Most WTA Tour hard court singles titles
1. Steffi Graf 37
2. Chris Evert 32
3. Monica Seles 28
4. Martina Navratilova 26
5. Martina Hingis 22
6. Lindsay Davenport 20
Venus Williams 20
8. Serena Williams 15
9. Kim Clijsters 11
10. Jennifer Capriati 9
Conchita Martinez 9
Gabriela Sabatini 9

Most successive US Opens played all-time
1. Martina Navratilova 21 1973-93
2. Chris Evert 19 1971-89
3. Pam Teeguarden 18 1967-84
4. Amy Frazier 17 1987-03
Kay Winthrop McKean 17 1931-47

Most US Open singles matches won
1. Chris Evert 101 1971-89
2. Martina Navratilova 89 1973-93
3. Steffi Graf 73 1984-96 / 98
4. Molla Mallory 65 1915-29
5. Helen Jacobs 63 1927-41

ONE-NATION BATTLES
First rounders between compatriots
Laura Granville (USA) vs. Ansley Cargill (USA)
(WC) Shenay Perry (USA) vs. Amy Frazier (USA)
Tathiana Garbin (ITA) vs. (Q) Mara Santangelo (ITA)

On 15 occasions a female player has won all three US Open titles (singles, doubles and mixed) in the one year. They are: Mabel
Cahill (IRL) 1892, Juliette Atkinson (USA) 1895, Hazel Hotchkiss (USA) 1909-11, Mary Browne (USA) 1912-14, Molla Bjurstedt
Mallory (NOR) 1917, Helen Wills Moody (USA) 1924/28, Helen Jacobs (USA) 1934, Alice Marble (USA) 1938-40, Sarah Palfrey-
Cooke (USA) 1941, Louise Brough (USA) 1947, Margaret Osbourne duPont (USA) 1950, Doris Hart (USA) 1954, Billie Jean King
(USA) 1967, Margaret Court (AUS) 1970 and Martina Navratilova (USA) 1987


Below is a look at the best ranking movers in the past year of all main draw direct entries (in terms of positions improved):
WTA RANKING WATCH

Top 20 ranking movers*
WTA RANKING WATCH
The 32 seeds and where they ranked a year ago*
.
Seed Player 1 yr ago Now +/-
1 Kim Clijsters 6 1 +5
2 Justine Henin-Hardenne 7 3 +4
3 Lindsay Davenport 10 4 +6
4 Venus Williams^ 2 5 -3
5 Amelie Mauresmo 9 6 +3
6 Jennifer Capriati 3 7 -4
7 Anastasia Myskina 16 7 +9
8 Chanda Rubin 15 9 +6
9 Daniela Hantuchova 11 10 +1
10 Magdalena Maleeva 17 11 +6
11 Elena Dementieva 13 12 -1
12 Conchita Martinez 59 13 +46
13 Vera Zvonareva 58 14 +44
14 Amanda Coetzer 34 15 +19
15 Ai Sugiyama 19 16 +3
16 Elena Bovina 77 17 +60
* 19 August 2002 vs. 18 August 2003
^ Withdrew
17 Meghann Shaughnessy 31 18 +13
18 Patty Schnyder 24 19 +5
19 Nadia Petrova 149 20 +129
20 Silvia Farina Elia 14 21 -7
21 Anna Pistolesi 18 22 -4
22 Jelena Dokic 4 23 -19
23 Nathalie Dechy 27 24 +3
24 Paola Suárez 33 25 +8
25 Eleni Daniilidou 29 26 +3
26 Lina Krasnoroutskaya 246 27 +219
27 Svetlana Kuznetsova 84 28 +56
28 Lisa Raymond 22 29 -7
29 Francesca Schiavone 44 31 +13
30 Magui Serna 40 32 +8
31 Alexandra Stevenson 32 33 +1
32 Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian 60 34 +26


Player 1 yr ago Now +/-
1 Maria Sharapova 320 53 +267
2 Lina Krasnoroutskaya 246 27 +219
3 Karolina Sprem 263 65 +198
4 Marion Bartoli 223 45 +178
5 Stefanie Cohen Aloro 219 67 +152
6 Arantxa Parra 221 90 +131
7 Nadia Petrova 149 20 +129
8 Ashley Harkleroad 166 51 +115
9 Eva Fislova 212 99 +113
10 Melinda Czink 191 92 +99
Player 1 yr ago Now +/-
11 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo 130 54 +76
12 Klara Koukalova 134 61 +73
13 Ansley Cargill 163 91 +72
14 Flavia Pennetta 127 58 +69
15 Elena Bovina 77 17 +60
16 Yoon Yeong Cho 107 50 +57
17 Svetlana Kuznetsova 84 28 +56
18 Dally Randriantefy 133 82 +51
19 Conchita Martinez 59 13 +46
20 Fabiola Zuluaga 83 38 +45
* 19 August 2002 vs. 18 August 2003; Note: Wildcards Bea Bielik, Theresa Logar and Corina Morariu were all unranked 12 months ago, while
Carly Gullickson has made the biggest jump from No.865 to No.224.
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WARMING UP THE RIGHT WAY
How the US Open champions have fared in the hardcourt lead-in events
Since 1968, there have been 13 occasions when players have captured the US Open title without a tournament victory after Wimbledon.
Since the US Open moved from Forest Hills to the hard courts of Flushing Meadows in 1978, there have been just eight
times where the Open champ has not claimed a hard court success preceding the final Grand Slam event of the year: 1978-Evert,
1985-Mandlikova, 1987-Navratilova, 1990-Sabatini, 1995/96-Graf and 2002-S. Williams. Below is a look at the post Wimbledon
tune-ups to the US Open, and switching the focus to hard court tournaments from 1978 onwards.
US Open
Year Champion Results pre-US Open
1968 Virginia Wade - did not play -
1969 Margaret Court Won Newport-Wales, Frinton-Essex, Locus Valley-NY, Merion-PA, Longwood-MA
1970 Margaret Court Won Frinton-Essex, Budapest, Merion-PA, Toronto; SF Orange-NJ
1971 Billie Jean King Won Hoylake, Kitzbuehel; SF Venice; Won Houston, In’polis; SF Chicago, Newport
1972 Billie Jean King SF Colombus; F Denver, Newport
1973 Margaret Court Won Dublin, Nashville-TN, Allaire-NJ, Newport-RI
1974 Billie Jean King - did not play -
1975 Chris Evert Won Indianapolis, Harrison-NY
1976 Chris Evert - did not play -
1977 Chris Evert - did not play -
1978 Chris Evert - did not play -
1979 Tracy Austin Won San Diego; F Mahwah
1980 Chris Evert Lloyd Won Canadian Open
1981 Tracy Austin Won San Diego, Canadian Open
1982 Chris Evert Lloyd Won Atlanta
1983 Martina Navratilova Won Los Angeles, Canadian Open
1984 Martina Navratilova Won Mahwah
1985 Hana Mandlikova SF Canadian Open
1986 Martina Navratilova Won Los Angeles
1987 Martina Navratilova SF Los Angeles
1988 Steffi Graf Won Mahwah
1989 Steffi Graf Won San Diego, Mahwah
1990 Gabriela Sabatini SF Canadian Open; 3r Los Angeles
1991 Monica Seles F San Diego; Won Los Angeles
1992 Monica Seles F Los Angeles, Canadian Open
1993 Steffi Graf Won San Diego, Canadian Open
1994 A.Sánchez-Vicario F Stratton Mountain, San Diego; Won Canadian Open
1995 Steffi Graf 2r Canadian Open
1996 Steffi Graf SF Los Angeles
1997 Martina Hingis Won Stanford, San Diego; SF Los Angeles
1998 Lindsay Davenport Won Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles; SF New Haven
1999 Serena Williams Won Los Angeles
2000 Venus Williams Won Stanford, San Diego, New Haven
2001 Venus Williams Won San Diego, New Haven
2002 Serena Williams QF Los Angeles
Kim Clijsters and Jennifer Capriati are the only players to have been ranked No.1 in the world never to have won the US Open.



US OPEN PRELUDES IN NORTH AMERICA
US Open warm-up event winners
Currently five North American hard court tournaments on the WTA Tour serve as a warm-up to the US Open, the year’s final
Grand Slam. Since 1978 (when the US Open switched from clay courts at Forest Hills to the Deco Turf II surface at Flushing
Meadows), there have been only 10 occasions in which the US Open champion did not win a prelude tournament in North America,
most recently Serena Williams in 2002 and Steffi Graf in 1996. The following in a look at the results from the North American
summer tournaments:
* Italics denote these tournaments were Tier III-level: San Diego 1984-87, Canada 1978-79
Year Stanford San Diego Los Angeles Canadian Open New Haven
1978 R.Marsikova
1979 T.Austin L.DuPont
1980 T.Austin C.Evert
1981 T.Austin T.Austin
1982 T.Austin M.Navratilova
1983 M.Navratilova M.Navratilova
1984 D.Spence C.Evert C.Evert
1985 A.Croft C.Kohde-Kilsch C.Evert
1986 M.Gurney M.Navratilova H.Sukova
1987 R.Reggi S.Graf P.Shriver
1988 S.Rehe C.Evert G.Sabatini S.Graf
1989 S.Graf M.Navratilova M.Navratilova S.Graf
1990 S.Graf M.Seles S.Graf M.Seles
1991 J.Capriati M.Seles J.Capriati S.Graf
1992 J.Capriati M.Navratilova A.Sánchez Vicario M.Navratilova
1993 S.Graf M.Navratilova S.Graf C.Martinez
1994 S.Graf A.Frazier A.Sánchez Vicario C.Martinez
1995 C.Martinez C.Martinez M.Seles
1996 K.Date L.Davenport M.Seles
1997 M.Hingis M.Hingis M.Seles M.Seles L.Davenport
1998 L.Davenport L.Davenport L.Davenport M.Seles S.Graf
1999 L.Davenport M.Hingis S.Williams M.Hingis V.Williams
2000 V.Williams V.Williams S.Williams M.Hingis V.Williams
2001 K.Clijsters V.Williams L.Davenport S.Williams V.Williams
2002 V.Williams V.Williams C.Rubin A.Mauresmo V.Williams
2003 K.Clijsters J.Henin-Hardenne K.Clijsters J.Henin-Hardenne J.Capriati


THE GRASS-HARD CONNECTION
Backing up after success at Wimbledon
Winning two Grand Slams on two totally different surfaces in the space of 11 weeks is one of the most challenging tasks in professional
tennis, probably second only to winning Roland Garros and Wimbledon back-to-back. Of the 35 Wimbledon tournaments held in the
Open Era from 1968 until 2002, the All-England Club champion went on to reach the US Open final 19 times, winning 16 titles, while
the French Open champion has gone on to success at the US Open 14 times. The true measure of success is the player who has won
Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open back-to-back, three majors on three different surfaces (since 1978) in the space of only
three months, and only Martina Navratilova (1984), Steffi Graf (1988/93/95/96) and Serena Williams (2002) have managed that. Here
is a look at the Open Era Wimbledon winners and how they have fared at the subsequent US Open championships:
Year Wimbledon Champion US Open Seeding Round reached at US Open
1968 Billie Jean King (USA) 1 R-up
1969 Ann Jones (GBR) 1 DNP
1970 Margaret Court (AUS) 1 Won
1971 Evonne Goolagong (AUS) - DNP
1972 Billie Jean King (USA) 1 Won
1973 Billie Jean King (USA) 1 3r
1974 Chris Evert (USA) 1 SF
1975 Billie Jean King (USA) - DNP
1976 Chris Evert (USA) 1 Won
1977 Virginia Wade (GBR) 3 QF
1978 Martina Navratilova (TCH) 1 SF
1979 Martina Navratilova (TCH) 2 SF
1980 Evonne Goolagong-Cawley (AUS) - DNP
1981 Chris Evert-Lloyd (USA) 1 SF
1982 Martina Navratilova (USA) 1 QF
1983 Martina Navratilova (USA) 1 Won
1984 Martina Navratilova (USA) 1 Won
1985 Martina Navratilova (USA) 1 R-up
1986 Martina Navratilova (USA) 1 Won
1987 Martina Navratilova (USA) 2 Won
1988 Steffi Graf (GER) 1 Won
1989 Steffi Graf (GER) 1 Won
1990 Martina Navratilova (USA) 2 4r
1991 Steffi Graf (GER) 1 R-up
1992 Steffi Graf (GER) 2 SF
1993 Steffi Graf (GER) 1 Won
1994 Conchita Martinez (ESP) 3 3r
1995 Steffi Graf (GER) 1 Won
1996 Steffi Graf (GER) 1 Won
1997 Martina Hingis (SUI) 1 Won
1998 Jana Novotna (CZE) 3 SF
1999 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2 SF
2000 Venus Williams (USA) 3 Won
2001 Venus Williams (USA) 4 Won
2002 Serena Williams (USA) 1 Won
2003 Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2 ?
In 2002, Serena Williams became only the seventh woman in the Open Era to win successive Wimbledon-US Open titles in the
same season. In 2001, her sister Venus became only the sixth woman EVER to defend successive Wimbledon-US Open titles,
after H. Wills 1928/29, M. Connolly 1952/53, A. Gibson 1957/58, M. Navratilova 1983/84, 86/87 and S. Graf 1988/89, 95/96.


BEGINNING THE ROAD TO TITLE DEFENSE
First round results of the defending champion
According to the history books, a first round loss by the defending champion at the US Open is highly unlikely. In the tournament’s
history (dating back to 1887), a defending champion has never lost in the first round. Indeed in the Open Era, when the defending
champion has returned to defend their title, they have never dropped a set in their opening match. The following is a look at the
defending champion’s opening matches in the Open Era (since 1968):
(Seed) Defending First
Year Champion Opponent Score
1968 (1) Billie Jean King d. V. Vuskalns 61 60
1969 (5) Virginia Wade d. Kirsten Kemmer (USA) 61 64
1970 (1) Margaret Court d. Pam Austin (USA) 61 60
1971 Margaret Court Did not play - expecting first child
1972 (1) Billie Jean King d. Patty Hogan (USA) 63 62
1973 (1) Billie Jean King d. Peggy Michel (USA) 62 63
1974 Margaret Court Did not play - expecting second child
1975 Billie Jean King Did not play - temporary 1975-77 retirement
1976 (1) Chris Evert d. *Greer Stevens (USA) 61 60
1977 (1) Chris Evert d. Sharon Walsh (USA) 61 60
1978 (2) Chris Evert d. *Donna Ganz (USA 60 64
1979 (1) Chris Evert-Lloyd d. Iris Riedel (GER) 60 60
1980 (1) Tracy Austin d. Anne Smith (USA) 62 75
1981 (1) Chris Evert-Lloyd d. Kathrin Keil (USA) 61 61
1982 (3) Tracy Austin d. Catherine Tanvier (FRA) 62 41 ret.
1983 (2) Chris Evert-Lloyd d. Shelly Walpole (GBR) 61 60
1984 (1) Martina Navratilova d. Lea Antonopolis (GRE) 64 62
1985 (2) Martina Navratilova d. Pascale Paradis (FRA) 62 61
1986 (4) Hana Mandlikova d. Marie-Christine Calleja (FRA) 62 63
1987 (2) Martina Navratilova d. Kate Gompert (USA) 61 61
1988 (2) Martina Navratilova d. Catarina Lindqvist (SWE) 61 63
1989 (1) Steffi Graf d. Etsuko Inoue (JPN) 63 61
1990 (1) Steffi Graf d. (Q) Maureen Drake (CAN) 61 61
1991 (3) Gabriela Sabatini d. Nicole Provis (AUS) 76(3) 63
1992 (1) Monica Seles d. (WC) Audra Keller 61 60
1993 (1) Monica Seles Did not play - recovering from Hamburg stabbing
1994 (1) Steffi Graf d. Anne Mall (USA) 62 61
1995 (3) Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario d. Catalina Cristea (ROM) 61 61
1996 (1) Steffi Graf d. Yayuk Basuki (INA) 63 76(4)
1997 Steffi Graf Did not play - recovering from left knee surgery
1998 (1) Martina Hingis d. (Q) Alexsandra Olsza (POL) 62 60
1999 (2) Lindsay Davenport d. Corina Morariu (USA) 60 63
2000 (5) Serena Williams d. Tina Pisnik (SLO) 63 62
2001 (4) Venus Williams d. (Q) Lenka Dlhopolcova (SVK) 62 63
2002 (2) Venus Williams d. (Q) Mirjana Lucic (CRO) 60 60
2003 Serena Williams Did not play - recovering from left knee surgery
* Denotes defending champion’s first match occurred in second round after first round bye; the 1981 Championships saw the introduction of a full
128-player draw in the Ladies’ Singles event and has maintained that format ever since


GRAND SLAM HONOR ROLL
A look at the recent Grand Slam champions
There is no better evidence of the depth on the women’s Tour than the fact that since 1996, Roland Garros has had seven different
singles champions, Wimbledon has had six, and the Australian and US Opens have each had five different champions. Since
1996, on only five occasions have Grand Slam singles titles have been successfully defended.
Year Australian Open Roland Garros Wimbledon US Open
1996 Monica Seles Steffi Graf Steffi Graf Steffi Graf
1997 Martina Hingis Iva Majoli Martina Hingis Martina Hingis
1998 Martina Hingis Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Jana Novotna Lindsay Davenport
1999 Martina Hingis Steffi Graf Lindsay Davenport Serena Williams
2000 Lindsay Davenport Mary Pierce Venus Williams Venus Williams
2001 Jennifer Capriati Jennifer Capriati Venus Williams Venus Williams
2002 Jennifer Capriati Serena Williams Serena Williams Serena Williams
2003 Serena Williams Justine Henin-Hardenne Serena Williams

DEFENDING A MAJOR IS A DIFFICULT TASK
Winning a major is not an easy task, let alone defending it. This is especially the case at Roland Garros - while there have been 19
successful defences at each of the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open, Roland Garros has been defended only nine times
since 1946. Below is a look at the champions that have managed to defend their Grand Slam trophies over the past 57 years:
Successful major title defences since 1946
Australian Open (19) US Open (19)
Nancy Wynne Bolton (1948-50) Margaret Osbourne du Pont (1948-50)
Margaret Smith Court (1960-66; 1969-71) Maureen Connolly Brinker (1951-53)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1974-76) Doris Hart (1954-55)
Steffi Graf (1988-90) Althea Gibson (1957-58)
Monica Seles (1991-93) Darlene Hard (1960-61)
Martina Hingis (1997-99) Maria Bueno (1963-64)
Jennifer Capriati (2001-02) Margaret Court (1969-70)
Billie Jean King (1971-72)
Chris Evert (1975-78)
Roland Garros (9) Martina Navratilova (1983-84; 1986-87)
Maureen Connolly Brinker (1953-54) Steffi Graf (1988-89; 1995-96)
Margaret Smith Court (1969-70) Monica Seles (1991-92)
Chris Evert (1974-75; 1979-80; 1985-86) Venus Williams (2000-01)
Steffi Graf (1987-88; 1995-96)
Monica Seles (1990-92)
Wimbledon (19)
Louise Brough Clapp (1948-50)
Maureen Connolly Brinker (1952-54)
Althea Gibson (1957-58)
Billie Jean King (1966-68; 1972-73)
Martina Navratilova (1978-79; 1982-87)
Steffi Graf (1988-89; 1991-93; 1995-96)
Venus Williams (2000-01)
Serena Williams (2002-03)

THE GRAND DEFENDERS
* 18 different women have successfully defended a Grand Slam
singles title at least once in their careers
* 11 different women have successfully defended at two or
more different Grand Slams
* Only four women - Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court,
Steffi Graf and Monica Seles - have defended at three or more
different Grand Slams
* Steffi Graf is the only woman to have defended at all four of
the majors at least once; in fact she achieved the amazing feat
at least twice at each Grand Slam!


FOUR DIFFERENT WINNERS
In 2002, Serena Williams became the first player in five years to win three Grand Slams in a calendar year. For the two years prior
to that (2000 / 2001), sister Venus won Wimbledon and the US Open, ending a two-year streak of four different women sweeping
the majors. The following is a look at the years (since 1922) all four Grand Slam singles championships were won by different
players in a calendar year (prefix denotes seeding):
Year Australian Open Roland Garros Wimbledon US Open
1926 (1) D.Akhurst (1) S.Lenglen K.McKane-Godfrey (2) M.Bjurstedt-Mallory
1933 (1) J.Hartigan M.Scriven (GBR) (1) H.Wills-Moody (USA) (2) H.Jacobs
1934 (1) J.Hartigan (2) M.Scriven (GBR) (2) D.Round (1) H.Jacobs
1935 (1) D.Round (GBR) (2) H.Sperling (GER) (4) H.Wills-Moody (USA) (1) H.Jacobs
1936 (1) J.Hartigan (1) H.Sperling (GER) (2) H.Jacobs (USA) (3) A.Marble
1937 (2) N.Wynne-Bolton (1) H.Sperling (GER) (7) D.Round (2) A.Lizane (CHI)
1938 (1) D.Bundy (1) S.Mathieu (1) H.Wills-Moody (USA) (2) A.Marble
1947 (1) N.Wynne-Bolton (5) P.Todd (5) (USA) (1) M.Osbourne (USA) (2) L.Brough
1948 (1) N.Wynne-Bolton (3) N.Adamson-Landry (2) L.Brough (USA) (3) M.Osbourne-du Pont
1951 (1) N.Wynne-Bolton (3) S.Fry (USA) (3) D.Hart (USA) (3) M.Connolly
1955 (2) B.Penrose (2) A.Mortimer (GBR) (2) L.Brough (USA) (1) D.Hart
1961 (1) M.Smith (6) A.Haydon (GBR) (7) A.Mortimer (1) D.Hard
1966 (1) M.Smith (3) A.Haydon-Jones (GBR) (4) BJ.King (USA) (2) M.Bueno (BRA)
1977 (Jan) (2) K.Melville-Reid (1) M.Jausovec (YUG) (3) V.Wade (1) C.Evert
1978 C.O’Neil (2) V.Ruzici (ROM) (2) M.Navratilova (TCH) (2) C.Evert
1981 (3) M.Navratilova (USA) (4) H.Mandlikova (TCH) (1) C.Evert-Lloyd (USA) (3) T.Austin
1990 (1) S.Graf (GER) (3) M.Seles (YUG) (2) M.Navratilova (USA) (5) G.Sabatini (ARG)
1998 (1) M.Hingis (SUI) (4) A.Sánchez-Vicario (ESP) (3) J.Novotna (CZE) (2) L.Davenport
1999 (2) M.Hingis (SUI) (6) S.Graf (GER) (3) L.Davenport (USA) (7) S.Williams
Note: Champion represented host nation unless otherwise stated

At the 2003 Australian Open, Serena Williams became the ninth woman all-time to have won each of the four Grand Slam singles
titles at some point in their careers, and only the fifth to hold all four majors at once. Here are the nine women to have achieved a
Career Grand Slam of some form:
Calendar-year Grand Slams
Maureen Connolly (USA) - 1953
Margaret Court (AUS) - 1970
Steffi Graf (GER) - 1988

Non calendar-year Grand Slams
Martina Navratilova (USA) - 1983 Wimbledon / US / Australian & 1984 Roland Garros
Steffi Graf (GER) - 1993 Roland Garros / Wimbledon / US / 1994 Australian
Serena Williams (USA) - 2002 Roland Garros / Wimbledon / US / 2003 Australian
Career Grand Slams (year indicates first victory)
Doris Hart (USA) - 1949 Australian / 1950 Roland Garros / 1951 Wimbledon / 1954 US
Shirley Fry (USA) - 1957 Australian / 1951 Roland Garros / 1956 Wimbledon / 1956 US
Billie Jean King (USA) - 1968 Australian / 1972 Roland Garros / 1966 Wimbledon / 1967 US
Chris Evert (USA) - 1982 Australian / 1974 Roland Garros / 1974 Wimbledon / 1975 US


BACK-TO-BACK CLUB
Below is a list of players who have won back-to-back Grand Slam titles in the same calendar year:
Year/s Player Consecutive majors won
1920-25 Suzanne Lenglen (FRA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon
1928/29 Helen Wills (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1930/32 Helen Wills Moody (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon
1931 Cilly Aussem (GER) Roland Garros, Wimbledon
1946 Pauline Betz (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1952 Maureen Connolly (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1953 Maureen Connolly (USA) Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1954 Maureen Connolly (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon
1955 Shirley Fry (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1956-58 Althea Gibson (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1957/64 Maria Bueno (BRA) Wimbledon, US Open
1962/64/69/73 Margaret Smith (AUS) Australian Open, Roland Garros
1965 Margaret Smith (AUS) Wimbledon, US Open
1967 Billie Jean King (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1970 Margaret Smith (AUS) Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1971 Evonne Goolagong (AUS) Roland Garros, Wimbledon
1972 Billie Jean King (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1974 Chris Evert (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon
1975 Chris Evert (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1982 Martina Navratilova (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon
1982 Chris Evert (USA) US Open, Australian Open*
1983 Martina Navratilova (USA) Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open*
1984 Martina Navratilova (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1986/87 Martina Navratilova (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1988 Steffi Graf (GER) Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1989 Steffi Graf (GER) Wimbledon, US Open
1991/92 Monica Seles (YUG) Australian Open, Roland Garros
1993/95/96 Steffi Graf (GER) Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1997 Martina Hingis (SUI) Wimbledon, US Open
2000/01 Venus Williams (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
2001 Jennifer Capriati (USA) Australian Open, Roland Garros
2002 Serena Williams (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
* Australian Open was held in December at this time

ALL-TIME GRAND SLAM SINGLES APPEARANCES
Among active players (incl. 2003 US Open)*
1. Amy Frazier 59
2. Conchita Martinez 56
3. Amanda Coetzer 55
4. Barbara Rittner 49
5. Rachel McQuillan 46
6. Magdalena Maleeva 46
7. Silvia Farina Elia 45
8. Lisa Raymond 44
Chanda Rubin 44
10. Mary Pierce 43
11. Lindsay Davenport 42
12. Monica Seles 40
13. Elena Likhovtseva 40
Jennifer Capriati 40
15. Ai Sugiyama 39
* Main draw appearances only

Most consecutive appearances
1. Amanda Coetzer 45*
2. Conchita Martinez 41
3. Ai Sugiyama 38*
4. Lisa Raymond 34*
5. Barbara Schett 33*
* Indicates streak is ongoing


Player Total Titles won Runner-up
1. Monica Seles 13 9 Wins 4 Finals
Australian (91, 92, 93, 96) Wimbledon (92)
Roland Garros (90, 91, 92) US Open (96, 96)
US Open (91, 92) Roland Garros (98)
2. Venus Williams 10 4 Wins 6 Finals
Wimbledon (00, 01) Australian Open (02)
US Open (00, 01) Roland Garros (02)
Wimbledon (02-03)
US Open (97, 02)
3. Serena Williams 7 6 Wins 1 Final
Australian Open (03) US Open (01)
US Open (99, 02)
Roland Garros (02)
Wimbledon (02-03)
4. Lindsay Davenport 5 3 Wins 2 Finals
US Open (98) Wimbledon (00)
Wimbledon (99) US Open (00)
Australian Open (00)
5. Mary Pierce 4 2 Wins 2 Finals
Australian Open (95) Roland Garros (94)
Roland Garros (00) Australian Open (97)
6. Jennifer Capriati 3 3 Wins
Australian Open (01, 02)
Roland Garros (01)
7. Conchita Martinez 3 1 Win 2 Finals
Wimbledon (94) Australian Open (98)
Roland Garros (00)
8. Justine Henin-Hardenne 2 1 Win 1 Final
Roland Garros (03) Wimbledon (01)
9. Kim Clijsters 2 2 Final s
Roland Garros (01, 03)
10. Iva Majoli 1 1 Win
Roland Garros (97)
11. Amélie Mauresmo 1 1 Final
Australian Open (99)

MOST GRAND SLAM SINGLES FINALS APPEARANCES
Among active singles players


BEST US OPEN PERFORMANCES
Of the Top 16 seeds
Player Best result Year/s Prior appearances (not incl. 2003)
1 Kim Clijsters Quarterfinalist 2001 4
2 Justine Henin-Hardenne Fourth Round 2001 / 2002 4
3 Lindsay Davenport Champion 1998 12
4 Venus Williams* Champion 2000 / 2001 6
5 Amelie Mauresmo Semifinalist 2002 4
6 Jennifer Capriati Semifinalist 1991 / 2001 11
7 Anastasia Myskina Third Round 2002 4
8 Chanda Rubin Fourth Round 1995 / 2002 12
9 Daniela Hantuchova Quarterfinalist 2002 2
10 Magdalena Maleeva Quarterfinalist 1992 11
11 Elena Dementieva Semifinalist 2000 4
12 Conchita Martinez Semifinalist 1995 / 1996 14
13 Vera Zvonareva Third Round 2002 1
14 Amanda Coetzer Quarterfinals 1994 / 1996 / 1998 14
15 Ai Sugiyama Third Round 1999 9
16 Elena Bovina Quarterfinalist 2002 2 * Withdrew
The USA has dominated the women’s Grand Slam circuit, winning 15 of the past 17 titles, including 11 in a row until Belgian
Justine Henin-Hardenne’s 2003 Roland Garros victory. The last time American women dominated Grand Slams like this was when
Martina Navratilova combined predominantly with Chris Evert (as well as Tracy Austin at the 1981 US Open) to win 17 straight and
21 of 22 Grand Slams between 1981 and 1986.

Here is a comparison of the two US dynasties:
AMERICAN WOMEN
DYNASTY I
1981 Wimbledon - Chris Evert
1981 US Open - Tracy Austin
1981 Australian Open - Martina Navratilova
1982 Roland Garros - Martina Navratilova
1982 Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova
1982 US Open - Chris Evert
1982 Australian Open - Chris Evert
1983 Roland Garros - Chris Evert
1983 Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova
1983 US Open - Martina Navratilova
1983 Australian Open - Martina Navratilova
1984 Roland Garros - Martina Navratilova
1984 Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova
1984 US Open - Martina Navratilova
1984 Australian Open - Chris Evert
1985 Roland Garros - Chris Evert
1985 Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova
1985 US Open - Hana Mandlikova (CZE)
1985 Australian Open - Martina Navratilova
1986 Roland Garros - Chris Evert
1986 Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova
1986 US Open - Martina Navratilova
1987 Australian Open - Hana Mandlikova (CZE)

DYNASTY II
1999 Wimbledon - Lindsay Davenport
1999 US Open - Serena Williams
2000 Australian Open - Lindsay Davenport
2000 Roland Garros - Mary Pierce (FRA)
2000 Wimbledon - Venus Williams
2000 US Open - Venus Williams
2001 Australian Open - Jennifer Capriati
2001 Roland Garros - Jennifer Capriati
2001 Wimbledon - Venus Williams
2001 US Open - Venus Williams
2002 Australian Open - Jennifer Capriati
2002 Roland Garros - Serena Williams
2002 Wimbledon - Serena Williams
2002 US Open - Serena Williams
2003 Australian Open - Serena Williams
2003 Roland Garros - Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)
2003 Wimbledon - Serena Williams

Note: There was no Australian Open held in 1986 due to the
tournament’s change from December to January