By Chris Oddo | Monday January 9, 2016
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Each week at Tennis Now, we’ll take a statistical look-back at the week that was. With events at Shenzhen, Brisbane, Auckland, Perth, and Chennai there was lots to talk about…
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2014 The last time Grigor Dimitrov won a title before last week. The Bulgarian stormed to the Brisbane title, taking out three Top 10 foes (Theim, Raonic and Nishikori). The former World No.8 jumps three spots in the rankings to 15, and raises the expectations on what he can do in 2017. By the way, the last time Grigor won a title, he looked like this (and he reached the Wimbledon semifinals a few weeks later):
93 % Number of service games won by Dimitrov in Brisbane, which is way above his career average (82 percent) and his 2016 average (81 percent).
1 Of the nine Top-10 ranked players in action on the WTA side this week, Karolina Pliskova was the sole representative of the group to a) reach a final and b) win a title. The 24-year-old makes a Top-5 return today after defeating Alizé Cornet in the final.
91 Sania Mirza’s streak at the top of the WTA’s doubles rankings ended as the fourth-longest run at No.1 in history. Here are the top five:
181 Martina Navratilova (237 in total)
145 Cara Black
134 Liezel Huber
91 Sania Mirza
73 Arantxa Sanchez
65 The ranking of 20-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev, who rises 34 spots by reaching the Chennai final.
17 Roger Federer’s ranking today. Rafael Nadal is No.9.
0-20 Andy Murray’s record when dropping the first set against Novak Djokovic. The Scotsman lost to Djokovic in the Doha final but expanded his lead over the Serb to 780 points at the top of the ATP rankings table. That’s because Djokovic picked up zero points for defending his title, while Murray added 150.
268 ATP titles won by the big four.
The current count:
34 American Bethanie Mattek-Sands is the 34th woman to hold the WTA’s No.1 doubles ranking as of today.
26-30 Sam Stosur’s record at WTA events and majors hosted in Australia. She has not reached a semifinal on home soil since 2005. She went 0-2 this year, losing to Garbiñe Muguruza in Brisbane and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Sydney. Stosur has never reached the quarterfinals of her home Slam. She fell short at the round of 16 in Melbourne in 2006 and 2010.