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Serena's ranking
« on: January 29, 2005, 07:08:07 PM »
I am not sure if most of you knew this or not, but I believe Serena's ranking will jump to #2 in the world after her AO win.  She was #7.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2005, 07:40:06 PM »
From the WTA's official site (www.wtatour.com):

Serena's Historic Run in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia - Along with taking the Australian Open title on Saturday in Melbourne, Serena Williams provided a historical moment along the way. She became only the second woman ever to come from match point down to win two different Grand Slams (Australian Open 2003 & 2005), joining Margaret Osbourne duPont (1946 French Open & 1948 US Open) in accomplishing the feat. Here's a look at all the previous Grand Slam winners who have come from match point down during the tournament and won the title.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN (6 times)

1923 - Margaret Molesworth saved a match point at 5-6 in the third set of her semifinal against Sylvia Lance before winning 36 64 86
1956 - Mary Carter saved a match point vs. Thelma Long in the final before winning 36 62 97
1991 - Monica Seles saved a match point against Mary Joe Fernandez at 5-6, 30-40 in the third set of their semifinal before winning 63 06 97; she defeated Jana Novotna in the final 57 63 61 after trailing 75 30
2002 - Jennifer Capriati saved four match points in the final against Martina Hingis before winning 46 76(7) 62 (she trailed 64 40; saved 1mp at 35, two at 56 and one at 67 in tiebreak)

2003 - Serena Williams saved two match points in the semifinal against Kim Clijsters before winning 46 63 75 (she trailed 51 final set, and saved both mps with Clijsters serving at 52)
2005 - Serena Williams saved three match points in the semifinal against Maria Sharapova before winning 26 75 86 (she trailed 35 final set, and saved 3 mps with Sharapova serving at 54)


FRENCH OPEN (3 times)
1946 - Margaret Osbourne-Dupont saved 2 mp vs. Pauline Betz in the final at 5-6 second set in 16 86 75 win
1962 - Margaret Smith-Court saved 1 mp vs. Lesley Turner at 3-5 third set in the final before winning 36 63 75
2004 - Anastasia Myskina saved 1 mp serving at 5-6 in the third set of her 4r vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova before winning 16 64 86


WIMBLEDON (3 times)
1889 - Blanche Bingley Hillyard saved 3 mp at 35 second set before winning 46 86 64 vs. Helena Rice in the final
1919 - Suzanne Lenglen saved 2 mp at 56 third set before winning 10-8 46 97 vs. Dorothea Douglass Chambers in the final
1935 - Helen Wills Moody saved 1mp at 35 third set before winning 63 36 75 vs. Helen Jacobs in the final
 
US OPEN (9 times)
1901 - Elizabeth Moore saved 1mp at 35 third set before winning 64 36 75 vs. Myrtle McAteer in the final
1911 - Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman saved 1mp at 56 third set before winning 810 61 97 vs. Florence Sutton in the final
1926 - Molla Mallory saved 1mp in third set before winning 46 64 97 vs. Elizabeth Ryan in the final
1938 - Alice Marble saved 2mp at 25 in third set before winning 57 75 75 vs. Sarah Palfrey Ryan in the final
1942 - Pauline Betz saved 2mp at 53 in third set before winning 64 46 75 vs. Margaret Osbourne in the final
1947 - Louise Brough saved 3mp at 25, 0-40 in third set before winning 46 64 75 vs. Nancye Wynne Bolton in the semifinal
1948 - Margaret Osbourne DuPont saved 1mp at 56 third set before winning 46 64 15-13 vs. Louise Brough in the final
1954 - Doris Hart saved 3mp in third set before winning 68 61 86 vs. Louise Brough in the final
1986 - Martina Navratilova saved 3mp in third set (2 at 4-5 and one at 7-8 in TB) before winning 61, 67(3), 76(8) vs. Steffi Graf in the semifinals