20 August 2023

Venus-Hingis, age rivals ranked No. 1 in both singles and doubles

By pestfood.com

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Venus Williams (USA) and Martina Hingis (SUI) are “the same age”. Venus was born on June 17, 1980, and Hingis was born on September 30, 1980, but they share a common denominator: they have both excelled in women’s singles and women’s doubles on the Women’s Tennis (WTA) Tour.

Venus has won a total of 49 singles titles and 22 doubles titles. Hingis has won 43 singles titles and 64 doubles titles. Venus has won seven major singles titles (5 Wimbledon, 2 US Open) and 15 doubles titles (6 Wimbledon, 4 Australian Open, 3 US Open, 2 French Open). Hingis has won five major singles titles (3 Australian Open, 1 Wimbledon, 1 US Open) and 13 doubles titles (5 Australian Open, 3 Wimbledon, 3 US Open, 2 French Open). Both Venus and Hingis were ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles and dominated the world.

It was Hingis who first caught our attention. In 1997, Hingis reached the finals of all four majors: the Australian Open (won), French Open (runner-up), Wimbledon (won), and the US Open (won). Hingis broke the record for the youngest player to reach the final at 16, as she did not celebrate her birthday until after the final major of the season, the US Open.

The 1997 U.S. Open women’s singles final was a “teenage clash” that will long be remembered. A 17-year-old Venus, who had passed her birthday, and a 16-year-old Hingis, who hadn’t, faced off in the final. Venus made it all the way to the final in her first major, falling 0-2 (0-6, 4-6) to Hingis. But Venus and her sister Serena’s “sisterhood” began at the 1997 US Open.

And Hingis’ form quickly declined. Hingis has won five major titles. Her last major title was the 1999 Australian Open and her last final was the 2002 Australian Open. Hingis retired in 2003, at the age of 23. He returned three years later, but retired again within a year. She returned in 2013 and retired for good in 2017.

Venus’ last major title was at Wimbledon in 2008 and her last final was at Wimbledon in 2017. Hingis hasn’t won the US Open since 1997, while Venus won back-to-back titles in 2000 and 2001.스포츠토토

As the oldest player on the WTA Tour, Venus continues her record-breaking run. Despite falling to No. 533 in the world rankings, Venus will enter the U.S. Open, which kicks off on Aug. 28, as a wild card following Wimbledon last month. 24 appearances at both Wimbledon and the US Open. The most ever, of course.

You can’t stop the passage of time. Venus is now more used to losing than winning. However, she is determined to “connect” with her fans on the court. The US Open, in particular, is the event where Venus and Serena’s heyday began. On July 15, Venus defeated world No. 16 Veronika Kudermetova (Russia) 2-0 (6-4, 7-5) in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. It’s been four years since Williams has beaten a player ranked in the top 20. Venus is dreaming of an upset at the US Open.