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The US Open is the first Grand Slam event to schedule a final in prime time as
part of what promises to be an extra special “Super Saturday.”
The 2001 Women’s Singles Championship will be
played at 8:00 p.m. (EST) and covered live on CBS.
As history would indicate, there is a strong case for an
American to not only appear in the final, but to claim the
crown. Americans have won eight of the last nine Grand
Slam titles including the last five. In U.S. Open history, an American player has come away with the championship on 89 occasions, including the last three years.
But it has not been complete U.S. domination at the Open.
Lindsay Davenport’s victory in 1998 ended a 10-year drought
for Americans during which five first-time winners from five
different countries captured titles.
This year, Venus Williams looks to claim back-to-back Grand Slam titles for the second
consecutive year following her win at Wimbledon in July. Venus is one of only 18
women to win consecutive Grand Slam titles in a calendar year, the most recent being Jennifer
Capriati at this year’s Australian and French Opens. She can also
add her name to another exclusive list with a title this year, as she would be the sixth
woman in tennis history to defend her Wimbledon and US Open crowns in consecutive
In addition, should Venus defend her US Open crown, she and Capriati will accomplish a
feat seen only twice in women’s tennis history; two back-to-back Grand Slam winners in
the same calendar year. In 1982, Martina Navratilova claimed consecutive titles at Roland
Garros and Wimbledon followed by Chris Evert’s victories at the US Open and the Australian
Open*. Margaret Smith (Australian Open, Roland Garros) and Maria Bueno
(Wimbledon, US Open) were the first to accomplish the feat in 1964.
However, defending the US Open has not been an easy task recently. Four different champions
have reigned the past four years, as Steffi Graf was the last woman to defend her
title in 1996. Also, this year’s field appears as competitive as ever with Martina Hingis
hungry for her sixth Grand Slam title, Lindsay’s success during the California swing,
Monica’s resurgence with consecutive victories over Hingis (first time she has defeated a
No. 1 player since 1998 in Montreal) and upsets over Jennifer and Serena (her first career
win over the younger sister), the Belgium’s Grand Slam finalists Kim and Justine and the
upset-minded Meghann Shaughnessy and Jelena Dokic.
* Note: The Australian Open was held in December from 1977-1985.

2001 US Open Women's
Final Goes 'Prime Time'

The 2001 Women's Singles Championships will be held
at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, making the US
Open the first Grand Slam event to schedule a final on
prime time network television.

Sites: 1968-77: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY;
1978-Present: National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NY
Surface: 1968-74 - Grass; 1975-77 - American Clay (Har-Tru); 1978-Present - Deco-Turf II (Hardcourt)
Year (Rk) CHAMPION (seed) (Nat) (Rk) FINALIST(seed) (Nat) Score
1968 Virginia Wade(6) (GBR) Billie Jean King(1) (USA) 6-4, 6-2
1969 Margaret Smith Court(2) (AUS) Nancy Richey(6) (USA) 6-2, 6-2
1970 Margaret Smith Court(1) (AUS) Rosie Casals(2) (USA) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
1971 Billie Jean King(1) (USA) Rosie Casals(2) (USA) 6-4, 7-6(5-2)
1972 Billie Jean King(1) (USA) Kerry Melville (9) (AUS) 6-3, 7-5
1973 Margaret Smith Court(2) (AUS) Evonne Goolagong(4) (AUS) 7-6(5-2), 5-7, 6-2
1974 Billie Jean King(2) (USA) Evonne Goolagong(5) (AUS) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
1975 Chris Evert(1) (USA) Evonne Goolagong(2) (AUS) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
1976 (#1) Chris Evert(1) (USA) (#2) E Goolagong-Cawley(2) (AUS) 6-3, 6-0
1977 (#1) Chris Evert(1) (USA) (#12) Wendy Turnbull(12) (AUS) 7-6(7-3), 6-2
1978 (#2) Chris Evert(2) (USA) (#20) Pam Shriver(16) (USA) 7-5, 6-4
1979 (#3) Tracy Austin(3) (USA) (#1) Chris Evert-Lloyd(1) (USA) 6-4, 6-3
1980 (#3) Chris Evert-Lloyd(3) (USA) (#10) Hana Mandlikova(9) (TCH) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
1981 (#3) Tracy Austin(3) (USA) (#4) Martina Navratilova(4) (USA) 1-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(1)
1982 (#2) Chris Evert-Lloyd(2) (USA) (#5) Hana Mandlikova(5) (TCH) 6-3, 6-1
1983 (#1) Martina Navratilova(1) (USA) (#2) Chris Evert-Lloyd(2) (USA) 6-1, 6-3
1984 (#1) Martina Navratilova(1) (USA) (#2) Chris Evert-Lloyd(2) (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
1985 (#4) Hana Mandlikova(3) (TCH) (#2) Martina Navratilova(2) (USA) 7-6(3), 1-6, 7-6(2)
1986 (#1) Martina Navratilova(1) (USA) (#7) Helena Sukova(7) (CZE) 6-3, 6-2
1987 (#2) Martina Navratilova(2) (USA) (#1) Steffi Graf(1) (GER) 7-6(4), 6-1
1988 (#1) Steffi Graf(1) (GER) (#4) Gabriela Sabatini(5) (ARG) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
1989 (#1) Steffi Graf(1) (GER) (#2) Martina Navratilova(2) (USA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
1990 (#5) Gabriela Sabatini(5) (ARG) (#1) Steffi Graf(1) (GER) 6-2, 7-6(4)
1991 (#2) Monica Seles(2) (YUG) (#6) Martina Navratilova(6) (USA) 7-6(1), 6-1
1992 (#1) Monica Seles(1) (YUG) (#5) Arantxa Sanchez -Vicario(5) (ESP) 6-3, 6-3
1993 (#1) Steffi Graf(1) (GER) (#13) Helena Sukova(12) (CZE) 6-3, 6-3
1994 (#2) Arantxa Sanchez -Vicario(2) (ESP) (#1) Steffi Graf(1) (GER) 1-6, 7-6(3), 6-4
1995 (Co-1) Steffi Graf(1) (GER) (Co-1) Monica Seles(2) (USA) 7-6(6), 0-6, 6-3
1996 (Co-1) Steffi Graf(1) (GER) (Co-1) Monica Seles(2) (USA) 7-5, 6-4
1997 (#1) Martina Hingis(1) (SUI) (#66) Venus Williams(-) (USA) 6-0, 6-4
1998 (#3) Lindsay Davenport(2) (USA) (#1) Martina Hingis(1) (SUI) 6-3, 7-5
1999 (#7) Serena Williams(7) (USA) (#1) Martina Hingis(1) (SUI) 6-3, 7-6(4)
2000 (#3) Venus Williams(3) (USA) (#2) Lindsay Davenport(2) (USA) 6-4, 7-5
Did you know?
Last year's women's final between Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport produced the highest rating for any women's sporting event in the United States in 2000, and was the second-highest rated women's final since 1985..

Six players will attempt to add another US Open trophy to their resume:
Monica Seles claimed the title in 1991 and 1992. She looks to improve upon her performance in New York where she has reached the quarterfinals for the past four years. Following the five month absence from the Tour in 2001, she registered a strong comeback as she reached the semis in her first tournament at Stanford and posted victories over Jennifer Capriati and Martina Hingis to reach the final in San Diego. In Los Angeles, she defeated Serena
Willliams in the QF and Martina Hingis in the SF to reach the final.
Against all odds, two-time French Open champion, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario won the title in 1994, becoming the first ever Spanish woman to win this event. She has not made it past the quarterfinals since that win.
Martina Hingis won the title in 1997, the year when she swept three of the four Grand Slams. She seeks her second US
Open trophy and her first Grand Slam since the Australian Open in 1999.
Both Lindsay Davenport and Serena Williams won their first Grand Slam here in 1998 and 1999 respectively. This year Venus Williams will attempt to repeat last year’s Grand Slam scenario which began successfully in July by defending her Wimbledon crown.


Titles Player Years
6 Chris Evert 1975-78; 1980; 1982
5 Steffi Graf 1988-89; 1993; 1995-96
4 Martina Navratilova 1983-84; 1986-87
3 Billie Jean King* 1971-72; 1974
Margaret Smith Court* 1969-70; 1973
2 Tracy Austin 1979; 1981
Monica Seles* 1991-92
1 Lindsay Davenport 1998
Martina Hingis 1997
Hana Mandlikova 1985
Gabriela Sabatini 1990
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1994
Virginia Wade 1968
Serena Williams 1999
Venus Williams 2000
* King won an amateur title in 1967; Smith Court won amateur titles in 1962 and 1965
* Monica Seles is the only active player to have won more than one title..Page 4

A total of 17 women will be making their first
appearance in the main draw at the US Open:
(not including qualifiers)
Eva Bes Ostariz (ESP)
Elena Bovina (RUS)
Catalina Castano (COL)
Evie Dominikovic (AUS)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
*Ashley Harkleroad (USA)
Bianka Lamade (GER)
*Amber Liu (USA)
Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)
Maria Jose Martinez (ESP)
*Bethanie Mattek (USA)
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
Wynne Prakusya (IND)
Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Maria Emilia Salerni (ARG)
Martina Sucha (SVK)
*Sarah Taylor (USA)
Not including the first-timers, there are a number of com-petitors
in this year’s main draw who are still in search of
their first victory in New York. They are:
Anca Barna (GER) 0-1
Daja Bedanova (CZE) 0-1
*Ansley Cargill (USA) 0-1
Jill Craybas (USA) 0-4
Ludmilla Cervanova (SVK) 0-2
Rossana de Los Rios (PAR) 0-2
Mariana Diaz Oliva (ARG) 0-2
Andrea Glass (GER) 0-4
Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI) 0-4
Jennifer Hopkins (USA) 0-2
Janette Husarova (SVK) 0-2
Lina Krasnoroutskaya (RUS) 0-1
Rita Kuti Kis (HUN) 0-2
Emilie Loit (FRA) 0-1
Petra Mandula (HUN) 0-1
Marta Marrero (ESP) 0-1
Tatiana Poutchek (RUS) 0-1
Adriana Serra-Zanetti (ITA) 0-3
Selima Sfar (TUN) 0-1
*Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 0-3
Silvija Talaja (CRO) 0-2
Miroslava Vavrinec (SUI) 0-1
Did you know?
1.6 billion hits were recorded on the official US Open website in 2000 – a massive increase of 314% in comparison to the previous year.
Eight American women have been offered main draw singles wild card entries into the 2001 US Open Ten-nis
Championships. These are: Allison Bradshaw of San Diego, Ansley Cargill of Atlanta, Laura Granville
of Chicago, Ashley Harkleroad of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Amber Liu of Le Mesa, Calif., Bethanie Mattek of
Boca Raton, Fla., Alexandra Stevenson of San Diego, and Sarah Taylor of Bradenton, Fla..Page 5

Did you know?
In 2000, attendance was 606, 017, making it the single largest-attended annual sporting event in the world.


Following is a look at the best ranking movers (in terms of positions improved) of all US Open main draw direct entries
(August 28, 2000 compared to 20 August 20, 2001).
Player 2001 rank 2000 rank Improvement
1 Virginie Razzano 76 223 147
2 Adriana Serra-Zanetti 104 240 136
3 Selima Sfar 82 199 117
4 Janette Husarova 78 193 115
5 Andrea Glass 79 184 105
6 Iva Majoli 49 151 102
7 Elena Bovina 51 150 99
8 Maria Jose Martinez 80 176 96
9 Evie Dominikovic 67 159 92
10 Anabel Medina Garrigues 60 147 87
10 Iroda Tulyaganova 24 111 87

Following is a look at the current Top 20 and what they were ranked heading into last year’s US Open (August 28, 2000
compared to August 20, 2001).
Player Current rank 1 year ago Change
Martina Hingis 1 1 -
Jennifer Capriati 2 16 +14
Lindsay Davenport 3 2 -1
Venus Williams 4 3 -1
Kim Clijsters 5 30 +25
Justine Henin 6 58 +52
Monica Seles 7 5 -2
Amelie Mauresmo 8 13 +5
Nathalie Tauziat 9 8 -1
Serena Williams 10 6 -4
Elena Dementieva 11 25 +14
Meghann Shaughnessy 12 48 +36
Amanda Coetzer 13 12 -1
Jelena Dokic 14 43 +29
Magdalena Maleeva 15 37 +22
Silvia Farina Elia 16 54 +38
Anke Huber 17 10 -7
Sandrine Testud 18 11 -7
Anna Kournikova *19 14 -5
Barbara Schett 20 20 -
*Has withdrawn from the 2001 US

Following is a list of players who have won back-to-back Grand Slam titles in the same calendar year.
Year(s) Player Grand Slams 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) Aus. 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) Aus. Open, Roland Garros
1965 Margaret Smith (AUS) Wimbledon, US Open
1967 Billie Jean King (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1970 Margaret Smith (AUS) Aus Open, Roland Garros, 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, Wimbldon
1975 Chris Evert (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1976 Martina Navratilova (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon
1982 Chris Evert (USA) US Open, Aus. Open*
1983 Martina Navratilova (USA) Wimbledon, US Open, Aus. Open*
1984 Martina Navratilova (USA) Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1986-87 Martina Navratilova (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
1988 Steffi Graf (GER) Aus. Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1989 Steffi Graf (GER) Wimbledon, US Open
1991-92 Monica Seles (YUG) Aus. Open, Roland Garros
1993, ‘95, ‘96 Steffi Graf (GER) Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
1997 Martina Hingis (SUI) Wimbledon, US Open
2000 Venus Williams (USA) Wimbledon, US Open
2001 Jennifer Capriati (USA) Aus. Open, Roland Garros

The United States have dominated the women’s Grand Slam circuit with five consecutive titles. Venus’ back-to-
back performance at Wimbledon and the US Open led the way for Jennifer’s current run of the 2001 Australian and
French Open trophies. The U.S. women have now won 8 of the last 9 Grand Slams. The last time American women
dominated Grand Slams like this was in 1983-86 when Martina Navratilova combined with Chris Evert to win 11
straight and 15 of 16 Grand Slams between 1982 and 1986. Here is a comparison of the two U.S. dynasties:

1999 Wimbledon - Lindsay Davenport 1982 Aus. Open - Chris Evert 1984 Aus. Open - Chris Evert
1999 US Open - Serena Williams 1983 Roland Garros - Chris Evert 1985 Roland Garros - Chris Evert
2000 Aus. Open - Lindsay Davenport 1983 Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova 1985 Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova
2000 Roland Garros - Mary Pierce 1983 US Open - Martina Navratilova 1985 US Open - Hana Mandlikova
2000 Wimbledon - Venus Williams 1983 Aus. Open - Martina Navratilova 1985 Aus. Open - Martina Navratilova
2000 US Open - Venus Williams 1984 Roland Garros - Martina Navratilova 1986 Roland Garros - Chris Evert
2001 Aus. Open - Jennifer Capriati 1984 Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova 1986 Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova
2001 Roland Garros - Jennifer Capriati 1984 US Open - Martina Navratilova 1986 US Open - Martina Navratilova
2001 Wimbledon - Venus Williams
Note: Australian Open was held in December from 1977-1985.Page 7

2001 US Open to Offer Biggest Annual Purse in Sports
Prize money for the 2001 US Open will remain the highest in all of sports, topping the $15.8 million mark for the first
time, up 5% from 2000. In addition, both the Men's and Women's Singles Champions will receive a record $850,000. This
continues the US Open's tradition of offering equal prize money for both men and women for the 29th consecutive year.
The Doubles Champions will also see a record payout in 2001, with both the winning teams receiving $350,000.

Since the current summer North American hard court swing was instituted in 1997, there have been some tournaments
that provide a platform which translates into success at the pinnacle of the hard court season: the US Open. The winners
of the Stanford and San Diego events have gone on to win three of the last four US Opens (1997, 1998 and 2000), while
the Canadian Open champion has not triumphed in New York since 1994 (Sanchez-Vicario).
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
STANFORD Champion Hingis Davenport Davenport V. Williams Clijsters
(US Open Result) (Champion) (Champ ion) (SF) (Champion)
SAN DIEGO Hingis Davenport Hingis V. Williams V. Williams
(US Open Result) (Champion) (Champion) (F) (Champion)
LOS ANGELES Seles Davenport S. Williams S. Williams Davenport
(US Open Result) (QF) (Champion) (Champion) (QF)
CANADIAN OPEN Seles Seles Hingis Hingis S. Williams
(US Open Result) (QF) (QF) (F) (SF)
NEW HAVEN Davenport* Graf V. Williams V. Williams
(US Open Result) (SF) (4r) (SF) (Champion)

1. STEFFI GRAF 3,005,312
2. MARTINA HINGIS 1,859,550
3. MONICA SELES 1,857,626
5. VENUS WILLIAMS 1,560,000
10. JANA NOVOTNA 726,358
11. HELENA SUKOVA 658,393
15. MARY PIERCE 429,412
17. AMANDA COETZER 390,371
18. CHRIS EVERT 358,845
20. ANKE HUBER 351,755
21. IRINA SPIRLEA 295,159


There is no better evidence of the depth on the Sanex WTA Tour than the fact that five different women have won the French Open and the US Open since 1996 and only two defended their Grand Slam crowns in the past six years: Martina Hingis defended her Australian Open title in 1998 and 1999 and Venus Williams won Wimbledon for the second straight year in 2001.

1996 Monica Seles Steffi Graf Steffi Graf Steffi Graf
1997 Martina Hingis Iva Majoli Martina Hingis Martina Hingis
1998 Martina Hingis Arantxa Sanchez-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

Defending a Grand Slam is not an easy task. However, in 2001 Venus Williams accomplished the feat as she won her second consecutive Wimbledon title.
The following is a list of players that have defended their Grand Slam titles in the post-war era.

Nancy Wynne Bolton 1946-1948
Margaret Smith-Court 1960-66; 1969-71
Evonne Goolagong-Cawley 1974-76
Steffi Graf 1988-90
Monica Seles 1991-93
Martina Hingis 1997-99
Maureen Connolly 1953-54
Margaret Court 1969-70
Chris Evert 1974-75; 1979-80; 1985-86
Steffi Graf 1987-88; 1995-96
Monica Seles 1990-92
Louise Brough 1948-50
Maureen Connolly 1952-54
Althea Gibson 1957-58
Maria Bueno 1959-1960
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
Margaret Osborne duPont 1948-50
Maureen Connolly 1951-53
Doris Hart 1954-55
Althea Gibson 1957-58
Darleen Hard 1960-61
Maria Bueno 1963-64
Margaret Court 1969-70
Billie Jean King 1971-72
Chris Evert 1975-78
Martina Navratilova 1983-84; 1986-87
Steffi Graf 1988-89; 1995-96
Monica Seles 1991-92
The following players have defended
their Wimbledon and US
Open titles in consecutive years:
Helen Wills (USA)
Maureen Connolly (USA)
Althea Gibson (USA)
Martina Navratilova (USA)
1983-1984; 1986-1987
Steffi Graf (GER)
9, 2001
(Among active singles players)
1. Monica Seles 9 Wins 4 finals Total
Australian Open (91, 92, 93, 96) Wimbledon (92) 13
Roland Garros (90, 91, 92) US Open (95, 96)
US Open (91, 92) Roland Garros (98)
2. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 4 wins 8 finals 12
Roland Garros (89, 94, 98) Roland Garros (91, 95,96)
US Open (94) Australian (94,95)
Wimbledon (95, 96)
US Open (92)
3. Martina Hingis 5 wins 6 finals 11
Australian Open (97, 98, 99) Roland Garros (97, 99)
US Open (97) US Open (98, 99)
Wimbledon (97) Australian (00, 01)
4. Lindsay Davenport 3 Wins 2 finals 5
US Open (98) Wimbledon (00)
Wimbledon (99) US Open (00)
Australian Open (00)
5T. Mary Pierce 2 Wins 2 finals 4
Australian Open (95) Roland Garros (94)
Roland Garros (00) Australian Open (97)
Venus Williams 3 Wins 1 final 4
Wimbledon (00, 01) US Open (97)
US Open (00)
7. Conchita Martinez 1 Win 2 finals 3
Wimbledon (94) Australian Open (98)
Roland Garros (00)
8. Jennifer Capriati 2 Wins 2
Australian Open (01)
Roland Garros (01)
9T. Serena Williams 1 Win 1
US Open (99)
Iva Majoli 1 Win 1
Roland Garros (97)
11T. Amelie Mauresmo 1 final 1
Australian Open (99)
Justine Henin 1 final 1
Wimbledon (01)
Kim Clijsters 1 final 1
Roland Garros (01)
Nathalie Tauziat 1 final 1
Wimbledon (98)
Anke Huber 1 final 1
Australian Open (96)
 Jennifer Capriati (2001), Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (1994), Monica Seles (91 and 92), Venus Williams (2000) and Martina
Hingis (1997) are the only active players to have won two or more Grand Slam singles titles in the same year.
 Navratilova, Graf, Court, Evert, Goolagong and King all achieved the same feat.


Only eight women all-time have won each of the four Grand Slam titles at some point in their careers:
MAUREEN CONNOLLY 1953 Grand Slam (first completed quartet 1953 Roland Garros)
DORIS HART 1949 Australian 1950 French 1951 Wimbledon 1954 US
SHIRLEY FRY 1957 Australian 1951 French 1956 Wimbledon 1956 US Open
MARGARET COURT 1970 Grand Slam (first completed quartet 1963 Wimbledon)
BILLIE JEAN KING 1968 Australian 1972 French 1966 Wimbledon 1967 US Open
CHRIS EVERT 1982 Australian 1974 French 1974 Wimbledon 1975 US Open
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA 1981 Australian 1982 French 1978 Wimbledon 1983 US Open
STEFFI GRAF 1988 Grand Slam (first completed quartet 1988 US Open).

There have been several matches since the beginning of this 2001 season that have grabbed the headlines and propelled their protagonists further up the international tennis ladder.
Following are some of the best and most intriguing victories since the beginning of the season.
Gold Coast and Canberra
Justine Henin wins the first two events in 2001 at Canberra and Gold Coast winning big matches against Chanda Rubin,
Sandrine Testud and Magdalena Maleeva, and carries a 13 match win streak into the fourth round of the Australian Open
before Monica Seles halts her in three sets.
Justine Henin (BEL #45) d. Silvia Farina Elia (ITA #63) 7-6(5), 6-4 - final (Gold Coast)
Justine Henin (BEL #31) d. No. 4 Sandrine Testud (FRA #17) 6-2, 6-2- final (Canberra)
Australian Open
Against all expectations, Jennifer Capriati defeats three of the top four players in the world (and all former champions) at
the Australian Open: Seles in the quarters, Davenport in the semis and Hingis in the finals to claim her first Grand Slam
title. She becomes the lowest seeded player in professional tennis history to win a Grand Slam, bettering No. 9 Iva Ma-joli
at 1997 Roland Garros. Capriati also becomes the first player since Tracy Austin at the 1979 US Open to beat both
the world’s top two players in successive matches in straight sets.
No. 12 Jennifer Capriati (USA #14) d. No. 4 Monica Seles (USA #4) 5-7 6-4 6-3 – Quarter finals.
Capriati d. No. 2 Lindsay Davenport (USA #2) 6-3, 6-4 – semifinals
Capriati d. No. 1 Martina Hingis (USA #1) 6-4 6-3 - Final
Other notable upsets:
Paola Suarez (ARG #33) d. No. 7 Mary Pierce (FRA #7) 6-3, 6-2 - 3 rd round
Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI #93) d. No. 5 Conchita Martinez (ESP #5) 5-7, 6-3, 8-6 – 2 nd round
Magdalena Maleeva scores her biggest win since returning to the Tour following an 11-month absence in 1999. Un-seeded,
she defeats top seed, Venus Williams in the semifinals. She also defeats along the way No. 8 seed Justine Henin
and No. 4 seed Elena Dementieva before falling to Amelie Mauresmo in the final.
Magdalena Maleeva (BUL #20) d. No. 1 Venus Williams (USA #3) 7-6(10-8), 6-4 semifinals
Other upsets:
Silvia Farina Elia (ITA #49) d. No. 2 Conchita Martinez (ESP #5) 6-2, 6-2 — 2 nd round
Women’s tennis makes its debut in the Middle East, and it’s Adriana Gersi who provides the first shock in collecting her
career-best victory against No. 2 seed Mary Pierce.
Adriana Gersi (CZE #77) d. No. 2 Mary Pierce (FRA #8) 6-4, 5-7, 6- 0 - 2 nd round
Australian qualifier and No. 111 ranked Rachel McQuillan defeats No. 2 seed Mary Pierce to advance to her first semi-finals
in a Tier II event.
Rachel McQuillan (AUS #111) d. No. 2 Mary Pierce (FRA #7) 6-3, 6-1 - Quarterfinals

Playing in front of an ecstatic home crowd lucky to witness her best-career win, Meghann Shaughnessy de-feats
No. 2 seed and World No. 4 Monica Seles in the semis before falling to Lindsay Davenport.
No. 8 Meghann Shaughnessy (USA #27) d. No. 2 Monica Seles (USA #4) 3-6, 7-6(5), 6- 2 - semis
Indian Wells
Belgian’s other teen prodigy, Kim Clijsters registers the biggest win in her career upon defeating top seed Martina
Hingis in the semifinals at Indian Wells. Clijsters becomes the lowest ranked player ever to beat Hingis in the semifinals
or finals of a Tier II or higher tournament.
No. 14 Kim Clijsters (BEL #19) d. No. 1 Martina Hingis (SUI #1) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 - semifinals
Elena Bovina becomes another name to add to the growing list of Russia’s promising exports. She breaks into the spot-light
as she defeats No. 5 seed Conchita Martinez to reach her first quarterfinals in a major event and cross the 100 mark
in the rankings.
WC-Elena Bovina (RUS #141) d. No. 5 Conchita Martinez (ESP #6) 6-4, 6-4 - 3rd round
Other matches:
Q-Evie Dominikovic (AUS #99) d. No. 8 Nathalie Tauziat (FRA #12) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 - 2nd round
Tathiana Garbin (ITA #54) d. No. 4 Monica Seles (USA #4) 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 - 2nd round
Amelia Island
Fresh from her first win in two years at Porto, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario pulls off her biggest upset in almost seven years
(since defeating Steffi Graf to win the 1994 US Open), knocking off Martina Hingis in the quarterfinals and ending her
15 match losing streak to the Swiss Miss.
No. 7 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP #11) d. No. 1 Martina Hingis (SUI #1) 6-2, 6-4 - Quarterfinals
Silvia Farina Elia (ITA #32) d. No. 2 Conchita Martinez (ESP #7) 6-4, 6-1 - 2 nd round
Marlene Weingartner reaches her first Tier I semifinal on the Sanex WTA Tour by defeating No. 4 seed Amanda Coet-zer,
her biggest career victory. The German becomes the lowest ranked player (at No. 63) to reach the semifinals of the
prestig ious Family Circle Cup in the event’s 28 year history.
Marlene Weingartner (GER #63) d. No. 4 Amanda Coetzer (RSA #7) 6-4, 7-6 (3) - Semifinal
Angeles Montolio claims her first career title defeating No. 3 seed Justine Henin in the semifinals before going on to win
the final over qualifier Elena Bovina.
Angeles Montolio (ESP #51) d. No. 3 Justine Henin (BEL #20) 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-4 - Semifinals
Denisa Chladkova (CZE #65) d. No.1 Anke Huber (GER #14) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 – 1 st round
Mariana Diaz Oliva reaches her first final on the Sanex WTA Tour upsetting No. 1 Kim Clijsters in the semi-finals,
recovering from 6-0, 2-0 to win in three sets.
Angeles Montolio continues her string of upsets on the European clay courts. She defeats No. 2 seed Sa n-drine
Testud in the semifinals before putting an end to Diaz Oliva’s dream week.
No. 3 Angeles Montolio (ESP #36) def. No. 2 Sandrine Testud (FRA #20): 6-1, 7-5 - semifinals
Mariana Diaz-Oliva (ARG #65) def. No. 1 Kim Clijsters (BEL #15): 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 - semifinals
Meghann Shaughnessy scores her 200 th career singles victory by defeating No. 2 seed Amanda Coetzer in the semifinals
at Hamburg.
No. 7 Meghann Shaughnessy (USA #25) d. No. 2 Amanda Coetzer (RSA #8) 6-3 6-4 - Semifinal
Justine’s Henin strong performance at the beginning of the year proved to be no fluke. She pulls off the biggest upset of
her career by knocking out No. 2 seed Venus Williams from the German Open, only to retire from her semifinals match
against Jennifer Capriati after posing a serious threat to the No. 4 player in the world.
No. 14 Justine Henin (BEL #18) d. No. 2 Venus Williams (USA #2) 6-1, 6-4 - 3 rd round
Other upsets
WC-Miriam Schnitzer (GER #182) d. No. 7 Nathalie Tauziat (FRA #12) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 - 2 nd round
Mauresmo’s 2001 titles collection continues to grow at a fast rate. She claims her fourth title of the year at the German
Open defeating World No.1 Martina Hingis in the semifinals before denying Jennifer Capriati another consecutive clay
court title.
No. 4 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) d. No. 1 Martina Hingis (SUI) 36, 60, 64 - Semifinals
No. 4 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) def. No. 3 Jennifer Capriati (USA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 - Final
No. 4 seed Amelie Mauresmo continues her amazing run, upsetting No. 1 Hingis again in the semis, taking her win-loss
record for the year to 31-2 going into the final and reaching a career-high ranking of No. 5. This was the first time since
1999 that Hingis had lost to the same player in consecutive tournaments (losing to Davenport in Philadelphia and New
York; to Novotna 1996 Zurich and Chicago; and to Habsudova 1996 Berlin and Roland Garros). But it was No. 14
seeded Jelena Dokic who finally broke through in her debut final on the Sanex WTA Tour, ending Mauresmo’s win ning
streak, and winning a title that the likes of Tracy Austin, Manuela Maleeva, Steffi Graf, Gabriela Sabatini, Monica Seles,
Martina Hingis and Venus Williams all won as teenagers. In the semifinals, Dokic also scored an important win over
No. 3 seed and former four-time Italian Open champion Conchita Martinez, defeating her for the first time in six meetings.
No. 14 Jelena Dokic (YUG #23) d. No. 3 Conchita Martinez (ESP #14) 6-3, 6-2 - Semifinals
Dokic d. No. 4 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA #6) 7-6(3), 6-1 - Final
Other Notable Upsets:
Nadia Petrova (RUS #54) def. No. 10 Mary Pierce (FRA #17): 6-2, 6-4 - 1st round
Rita Kuti Kis (HUN #59) def. No. 2 Jennifer Capriati (USA #4) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6(5) - 2nd round
Arantxa reigns in Spain. The 29-year-old captures her second title of the year by defeating Angeles Monto-lio
in an all- Spanish final. It was Arantxa’s sixth career title in Madrid. Not only is the Madrid final all-Spanish,
but so are the semifinals. Joining Arantxa and Montolio in the semis are two young, rising stars on
the Sanex WTA Tour; Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues and Maria Jose Martinez (a wild card entry). Both up-set
seeds in the quarterfinals en route to their first Tour singles semifinal. Martinez knocks off No. 3 seed Sandrine
Testud and Medina Garrigues upsets Spaniard Magui Serna in straight sets. Those are mild upsets compared to the sec-ond
round shocker that awaits top seed Monica Seles. Rossana de los Rios collects her career-best victory by knocking
out the nine-time Grand Slam
champion in three sets.
Rossana de los Rios (PAR #72) d. No. 1 Monica Seles (USA #6) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 - 2nd round
Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues (ESP #81) d. No. 7 Magui Serna (ESP #26) 6-4, 6-4 - Quarterfinals
(WC) Maria Jose Martinez (#90) d. No. 3 Sandrine Testud (FRA #20) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 - Quarterfinals
No. 2 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (#13) d. No. 8 Angeles Montolio (ESP #31) 7-5, 6-0 - Final
Silvia Farina Elia shows that good things comes to those who wait. After seven unsuccessful attempts in Sanex WTA
Tour finals, Farina Elia breaks through with her first career singles title by upsetting No. 4 seed Anke Huber in three
The 29-year-old reaches the finals by upsetting No. 2 seed Nathalie Tauziat. Another surprising story is that of Celine
Beigbeder. Ranked No. 373, Celine was added to the main draw as a qualifier after Nadia Petrova withdrew due to in-
jury. The Frenchwoman proceeded to defeat No. 7 seed Tamarine Tanasugarn en route to the semifinals.
No. 8 Silvia Farina Elia (ITA #28) d. No. 4 Anke Huber (GER #21) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 - Final
No.8 Farina Elia d. No. 2 Nathalie Tauziat (FRA #11) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 - Semifinal
Other Notable Upsets:
Ai Sugiyama (JPN #40) d. No. 1 Amanda Coetzer (RSA #12) 6-4, 6-4
(Q) Celine Beigbeder (FRA #373) d. No. 7 Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA #29) 6-3, 6-2
Beigbeder d. Sugiyama 6-2, 6-3
Roland Garros
The season’s second Grand Slam begins with two major first round upsets in the bottom half of the draw. Barbara Schett
ousts world No. 2 Venus Williams in straight sets and Jana Kandarr ends world No. 5 Amelie Mauresmo’s hopes of a
Grand Slam title in front of her home crowd.
Barbara Schett (AUT #25) d. No. 2 Venus Williams (USA #2) 6-4, 6-4 - First Round
Jana Kandarr (GER#56) d. No. 5 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA #5) 7-5, 7-5 - First Round
The semifinals showcase the old generation versus the new generation. World No. 4 Jennifer Capriati defeats World
No. 1 Martina Hingis in straight sets. In the other semifinal, two up and coming Belgian teenagers meet. Kim Clijsters
battles back from being a set down to defeat compatriot and friend Justine Henin to advance to her first Grand Slam fi-
nal. As a result of their spectacular performances, Clijsters and Henin both jumped into the Top 10 rankings. It is the first
time in history that two Belgians have been ranked among the World’s Top 10.
No. 4 Jennifer Capriati (USA #4) d. No. 1 Martina Hingis (SUI #1) 6-4, 6-3 - Semifinal
No. 12 Kim Clijsters (BEL#14) d. No. 14 Justine Henin (BEL#16) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 - Semifinal
The final features not only a test of ability but a test of endurance. The young Belgian runs away with a 6-1
first set, while Capriati battles to take the second set. The third set goes game for game with Jennifer Capriati
finally serving out the match to win her second consecutive Grand Slam title at 12-10, in the longest
women’s final at Roland Garros.
Jennifer Capriati (USA #4) d. Kim Clijsters (BEL #14) 1-6, 6-4, 12-10 - Final
Big hitting Alicia Molik ends second seeded Jelena Dokic’s hopes in the second round.
Alicia Molik (AUS #92) d. No.2. Jelena Dokic (YUG #16) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 - 2 nd round
18 year old Bianke Lamade overcomes a hamstring injury to win her first ever Sanex WTA Tour title against Seda Noor-lander.
Top seeded Tatiana Panova suffers a first round defeat against Anca Barna.
No.6. Bianke Lamade (GER # 94) d. Seda Noorlander (NED #164) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 - Final
Anca Barna (GER #115) d. No.1 Tatiana Panova (RUS #36) 0-6, 6-1, 6-3 - 1 st round
Lindsay Davenport returns to the Tour after a three month layoff due to injury to claim the title. En route to her second
grass court title, she only dropped one set.
No. 1 Lindsay Davenport (USA#3) d. Magui Serna (ESP #25) 6-2, 6-0 - Final
In a repeat of their classic French Open semifinal, the Belgian duo of Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters serve up a treat for
fans with another fantastic clash. It was Henin who came out on top this time to earn her fourth career title.
No.2. Justine Henin (BEL #9) d. No.1. Kim Clijsters (BEL #7) - Final 6-4 3-6 6-3
Venus Williams becomes the fourth women in the Open era to win consecutive Wimbledon titles when she defeats
Grand Slam final debutant Justine Henin. Henin has ended Jennifer Capriati’s hopes in the semifinals of emulating Steffi
Graf’s 1988 “Grand Slam”. However, the big story of the Championships is the first round exit of Martina Hingis to Vir-ginia
Ruano Pascual. Hingis’ only other first round defeat in a Grand Slam came in 1999 to a 16- year-old qualifier,
Jelena Dokic.
No.2. Venus Williams (USA #2) d. No.8. Justine Henin (BEL #9) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0- Final
No.8. Justine Henin (BEL #9) d. No.4 Jennifer Capriati (USA #4) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 –Semifinals
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP #83) d. No.1. Martina Hingis (SUI #1)- 64, 6-2 - 1st round
Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues wins her first Sanex WTA Tour title by defeating compatriot Cristina Torrens-Valero.
No. 9 Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues d. No. 7 Cristina Torrens-Valero 6-4, 6-4 – Final
Unseeded Iroda Tulyaganova caps off a strong week to win her second career title. She ousts No. 1 seed
Elena Dementieva in the second round and completes her run defeating No. 8 seed Patty Schnyder in the fi-nal.
Iroda Tulyaganova (UZB #48) d No. 1 Elena Dementieva (RUS #11) 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (3) - 2nd round
Iroda Tulyaganova (UZB #48) d. No. 8 Patty Schnyder (SUI #33) 6-3, 6-2 - Final
Unseeded Iroda Tulyaganova knocks out top seed and home favorite Kim Clijsters in the semifinals, before completing
her second successive Sanex WTA title with a straight sets win over Gala Leon Garcia.
Iroda Tulyaganova (UZB #34) d. No.1. Kim Clijsters (BEL #6) 6-0 6-4—Semifinals
Cristina Torrens Valero upsets defending champion Anke Huber, before going on to claim her second Sanex WTA Tour
title. Her previous tournament victory also came in Poland in 1999.
Cristina Torrens Valero (ESP #52) d. Anke Huber (GER, #22) 6-2 6-4, Quarterfinals
Zsofia Gubacsi of Hungary becomes the lowest-ranked player to win a title on the Sanex WTA Tour this season with her
defeat of Maria Elena Camerin. In this inaugural event, it is the fourth time this year that no seeded player advanced to
the final.
Zsofia Gubacsi (HUN #109) d. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA #120), 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)
Kim Clijsters spoils Lindsay Davenport’s Californian party with a 6-4 6-7 (5) 6-1 victory in the final of the Bank of the
West Classic. Meghann Shaughnessy continues her surge up the rankings with an impressive defeat of defending champion
Venus Williams.
No.3. Kim Clijsters (BEL #6) d. No.2. Lindsay Davenport (USA, #4), 6-4 6-7 (5), 6-1—Final
No.5. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA #15 )d. No.1. Venus Williams (USA #3), 2-6 7-5 7-6(4) - Quarterfinals
San Diego
Monica Seles shows that she can still compete with the very best with victories over Jennifer Capriati and Martina
Hingis. However, a dominating performance by Venus Williams, who pounded 13 aces and 37 winners in the final,
dashes any hopes Seles might have had of winning the Acura Classic.
No.7. Monica Seles (USA #10) d. No.3 Jennifer Capriati (USA, #2), 6-3 6-3- Quarterfinals
No.7. Monica Seles (USA #10) d. No.1. Martina Hingis (SUI #1), 6-3 6-4 - Semifinals
No.2. Venus Williams (USA #3) d. No.7. Monica Seles (USA #10), 6-2 6-3—Final
An outstanding win over Cristina Torrens Valero in the semifinals helps Adriana Gersi win her first Sanex WTA Tour
Adriana Gersi (CZE #102) d. Cristina Torrens Valero (ESP #52) 4-6 7-6 [0] 7-5, Semifinals
Adriana Gersi (CZE #102) d. WC Marie Gaiane Mikaelian (SUI) 6-4, 6-1
Los Angeles
Monica Seles performs outstandingly to reach the final where she loses to Lindsay Davenport. Seles saves
six match points before defeating Serena Williams in the quarterfinals and wins a three set classic against
Martina Hingis in the semifinal.
No.6 Monica Seles (USA #10) d No.4 Serena Williams (USA #8) 6-2, 3-6 7-6 (2) - Quarterfinals
No.6 Monica Seles (USA #10) d No.1 Martina Hingis (SUI #1) 6-3 1-6 6-4– Semifinals
No.2 Lindsay Davenport (USA #3) d No.6 Monica Seles (USA #10) 6-3 7-5, final
Although she may be retiring soon, Anke Huber shows top form with a straight sets victory over No. 3 Amelie
Mauresmo. Qualifier Jennifer Hopkins provides the shock of the tournament by knocking out South Africa’s Amanda
Coetzer, while Daniela Hantuchova does her reputation no harm at all by taking Jennifer Capriati to three sets. Serena
Williams comes out on top in the final after a third set decider with Capriati.
No.1 Jennifer Capriati (USA,#3) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK #54) 5-7 7-5 6-2 - 2nd round
No 14. Anke Huber (GER #21) d. No.3 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA #7) 6-3 6-3 - 3rd round
Jennifer Hopkins (USA #76) d. No.7 Amanda Coetzer (RSA#12) 6-2 6-3 - 3rd round
No.4 Serena Williams (USA #10) d No.1 Jennifer Capriati (USA #3) 6-1, 6-7 (7), 6-3- Final