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Statisfaction: Serena Williams’ Win Streak Approaches Career Best
By Chris Oddo
(January 22, 2013) --
attempt to match
her longest career winning streak on Wednesday in Melbourne when she meets 19-year-old
Australian Open quarterfinals
, but the 15-time Grand Slam champion still has a lot of work to do if she’s interested in adding the longest winning streak in WTA Tour history to her long list of career milestones.
Here is a list of the top ten winning streaks in WTA Tour history:
Martina Navratilova: 1984
Chris Evert: 1974
Steffi Graf: 1988
Martina Hingis: 1997
Serena, who tends to place her focus on winning big matches rather than winning all of her matches, has only had three unbeaten streaks of 20 or more matches in her career, but the current streak is her first plus-20 win streak since 2003.
Here are Serena’s six best unbeaten streaks, career:
Ended by Justine Henin in Charleston in 2003
Ended in Los Angeles by Chanda Rubin in 2002
Current streak in 2013
Ended in Cincinnati by Angelique Kerber in 2012
Ended at U.S. Open by Sam Stosur in 2011
Ended by Kim Clijsters at WTA Championships in 2002
Stats courtesy of WTA Media
(Photo Credit: Mark Peterson/ Corleve)
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