Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Which young Belgian player had won the Girls' Singles Championship (Juniors), in the US Open 2003?||U.S. Open 2003
Kirsten Flipkens . This young talented girl (aged 17), has also won the junior tournament in Wimbledon 2003. After this US Open, she decided to stop with the junior tennis (she is now also ranked No.1 in the junior rankings). Kirsten will begin with the senior tennis, starting in the smaller tournaments (ITF tournaments of 10.000 dollar). She is hoping she can reach the top-100 in the WTA ranking, but her coach is more positive: he says she has a good chance of getting into the top-50. She also doesn't want to be compared with Kim Clijsters or Justine Henin-Hardenne, because she will be not as good as these top-2 players (according to her; you can never be sure in tennis).
|There was one walkover in the women's singles draw. Which player gave up (without playing)?||U.S. Open 2003
Nathalie Dechy . Nathalie Dechy of France (seeded No.23) gave up in the second round, because of a wrist injury. Her opponent in this round was Amy Frazier (USA), she received a walkover, so she went through the third round without playing. Dechy did play her first round, in which she won against Mattek (USA).
|In the women's singles draw, there was an early loss for a player who belonged to the first eight seeded players (kind of an early surprise). Which player was this?||U.S. Open 2003
Chanda Rubin, USA. Rubin (seeded No.8) lost to Vento-Kabchi in the first round with 6-4, 6-4. She was hitting a lot of unforced errors in this match, and in her press conference she said that she couldn't remember ever playing so bad. Myskina (seeded No.7) did well in this tournament (she reached the quarter finals, where she lost to Henin-Hardenne). Maleeva also lost in the first round (to Asagoe of Japan), but she was seeded No.10, so didn't belong to the first eight players. As for Hantuchova, who was seeded No.9, she lost in the third round to Tanasugarn of Thailand.
|Which team won the Mixed Doubles Championship, in the US Open 2003?||U.S. Open 2003
Katarina Srebotnik / Bob Bryan. Bob Bryan and teammate Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia, beat Lina Krasnoroutskaya and Daniel Nestor for the mixed doubles championship, in what became the final match of a memorable 2003 US Open. Score: 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (10-5 in the tie-break). The No.1 seed team, Suarez and Bhupathi, gave up in the second round.
|Which team won the Men's Doubles Championship, in the US Open 2003?||U.S. Open 2003
Jonas Bjorkman / Todd Woodbridge. The experienced team of Jonas Bjorkman and Todd Woodbridge, ensured that there would be no Bryan brothers' belly bump to celebrate a US Open men's doubles championship. Instead, the brothers went belly up in a hotly contested, three-set loss, 5-7, 6-0, 7-5. The No.1 seed team, Bhupathi and Mirnyi, lost to the French team, Llodra and Santoro, in the quarter finals (6-2, 6-2).
|Which team won the Women's Doubles Championship, in the US Open 2003?||U.S. Open 2003
Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suarez. The dynamic duo of Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez, seeded No.2 in the women's doubles draw, clinched their second consecutive US Open doubles title, defeating veteran Martina Navratilova and Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-2, 6-3, in 67 minutes. Clijsters and Sugiyama won the doubles title at the French Open and Wimbledon of 2003. In this tournament, they gave up early in the second round, because of the many rain delays.
|Who won the Men's Singles Championship, in the US Open 2003?||U.S. Open 2003
Andy Roddick, USA. No.4 seed Andy Roddick cruised to a 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 victory over No.3 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, to capture the men's singles title at the 2003 US Open. The victory gave the 21-year-old the first Grand Slam title of his career. With the win, Roddick joined Stefan Edberg as the first players to win both the boys' and men's singles titles at Flushing Meadows.
|Who won the Women's Singles Championship, in the US Open 2003?||U.S. Open 2003
Justine Henin-Hardenne, Belgium. No.2 seed Justine Henin-Hardenne beat her Belgian compatriot and No.1 seed Kim Clijsters, in a jam packed Arthur Ashe stadium to claim her second Grand Slam title of 2003 (She won also the French Open, also beating Kim Clijsters in the final). With a final score of 7-5, 6-1, Henin-Hardenne put in a gutsy performance that lasted a mere 81 minutes. This was her first US Open title. No one believed she could win this match, because her semi-final against Jennifer Capriati was three hours long.
third. She beat Perebiynis and Maleeva on the way before losing to Schiavone. This was a great performance by her.
7-5 6-2. Sugiyama won this match in the first round. Sugiyama reached the fourth round where she lost to Capriati.
Zvonareva. Zvonareva ousted her 6-1 6-1. Zvonareva ended up reaching the fourth round where she lost to Dementieva.
17. As seed number 17, she was expected to reach the third round but lost to Hantuchova in straight sets in the second round.
Dechy. She withdrew in the third round. She was scheduled to face Dementieva but pulled out before the match started.
Camille Pin . Pin was also drawn as a lucky loser. She was in place of Testud who pulled out before the US Open started.
18. Of these 18 Americans, only seven progressed to the second round, with four still contenders after the completion of the second round.
Greg Rusedski. Great Britain's second best Greg Rusedski was eliminated by the in form American wildcard James Blake. Olivier Rochus and Max Mirnyi were seeded 27 and 13th, respectively.
David Ferrer. Spanish rising star, David Ferrer was a third round victim to 15th seeded Slovakian Dominik Hrbaty. Radek Stepanek was the 16th seed, while Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic was the 18th seed.
|How many more games did world number one ranked Roger Federer win than concede?||U.S. Open 2005
57. The eventual champion won 144 games and conceded 87 games over the duration of the tournament. His opponent in the final, Andre Agassi won 157 games, conceding 132 games. Not bad for a man at his age!
85. Of these tiebreakers played, 39 were played in the first round, 20 in the second, 17 in the third, six in the fourth, one in the quarterfinals, one in the semi-finals and one in the grand final. The final tiebreaker played was won by the Swiss untouchable, Roger Federer.
|Who was the only player to lose a match through a walkover?||U.S. Open 2005
Jiri Novak. The Czech star was meant to have been meeting Chilean Nicolas Massu for a place in the third round. Romania's Victor Hanescu retired in his match against Spanish Albert Montanes. Marat Safin withdrew from the tournament before it commenced.
|Of the 16 qualifiers who participated in the event, how many were not first-round losers?||U.S. Open 2005
6. Of these six qualifiers who made it to the second round, only one qualified to the third round. This man was the 2001 Australian Open runner-up, Arnaud Clement. On the way, he overcame Spanish star Juan Carlos Ferrero and then Great Britain's qualifier, Andrew Murray.
|The men's champion, Roger Federer was tested in the final versus another former US Open champion. Who did he defeat in the final to help establish himself as the greatest player in men's tennis today?||The 2005 US Open
Andre Agassi. Federer beat Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(1), and 6-1 to become the winner of consecutive US Opens. This fact makes you believe the hype that maybe Federer is the best men's player ever.
|The 2005 tournament on the men's side was certainly about the Americans. Which American men's player reached a semi-final for his first time while setting a US Open record of four consecutive five-set matches?||The 2005 US Open
Robby Ginepri. Robby Ginepri reached his first semi-final and lost to the venerable Andre Agassi 4-6, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, and 6-3. It was the fourth fifth-set he played in a row.
|Many were upset for certain rules being abused during the US Open in 2005, prompting many to advocate a change in rules. In a controversial semi-final match, Mary Pierce was accused of abusing which aspect of the rules, but was in the full limitation of them?||The 2005 US Open
Injury timeouts. Mary Pierce took a 12 minute injury timeout (10 if the commercial break is subtracted), which resulted in the complete reversal of momentum as well as her victory over Elena Dementieva 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Many thought it was unfair of her to use these timeouts for such a length of time, yet she was still within the boundaries of the official rules.
|One of the most humorous events of the year's US Open was due to a particular shirt. The shirt, worn by a particular Slovakian player, was criticized for its poor style. Who wore this unpleasant and quite comical shirt with two holes on the shoulder blades?||The 2005 US Open
Dominic Hrbaty. The shirt that Dominic Hrbaty wore was pink and had two cut holes where his shoulder blades were. It was criticized by the announcers and made fun of by many throughout the tournament. He would end up losing that match to Lleyton Hewitt 1-6, 4-6, and 2-6.
|James Blake was a sensational story at the 2005 US Open. After winning a hardcourt tournament preceding the Grand Slam, Blake beat which number two-seed to move on to the fourth round?||The 2005 US Open
Rafael Nadal. In an intense match of brawn and brains, James Blake came out victorious over Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, and 6-1. He would eventually lose to Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals.
|It happened that these two sisters met in many Grand Slams. Venus and Serena Williams met in the 2005 US Open, but it didn't happen in the finals. In what round did the Williams sisters meet?||The 2005 US Open
Fourth round. Venus edged her sister Serena 7-6(5), 6-2 to move on to the quarterfinals, where she was defeated by Kim Clijsters of Belgium.
|An intriguing personality stood out on the women's side the year. This women's player hailed from India, and was seen as a rebel from her country's standards on women. Which player wore short skirts and competed in sports, both of which are unorthodox for women in her country?||The 2005 US Open
Sania Mirza. Mirza won her first three matches before going down to top-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1.
|Another disappointment also happened in the first round with the women's defending champion going out. Which Russian player was knocked out by her countrywoman Ekaterina Bychkova?||The 2005 US Open
Svetlana Kuznetsova. It was not a huge surprise for many as Bychkova took out Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2, as Kuznetsova had been having a shaky year.
|The 2005 US Open started off with one of the United States' most popular players losing in the first round. Which men's fourth ranked seed lost in the first round making Americans around the country groan with disappointment?||The 2005 US Open
Andy Roddick. Andy Roddick lost first round to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-7(4), 6-7(8), 6-7(1). Many believed that Andy's only chance to win a major in 2005 was at the US Open. Mueller lost the next round to Robby Ginepri, who defeated him easily.
|The on-court challenge system was used during the 2007 US Open. What gender used more challenges?||2007 U.S. Open Tidbits
Men. The men used more challenges during the championships averaging 4.09 per match than the women's 2.56 average. Interestingly, the women has higher percentage of overturned points with 31.43% against the men's 30.98%.