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Serena Williams Passes Martina Hingis in Weeks at No. 1

It’s official – with the new WTA Rankings for the week of October 13, 2014, Serena Williams will use her 210th profession week as the No.1 player on the planet, passing Martina Hingis for fourth unsurpassed.

Williams has spent her 210 weeks at the top in six stints:
July 8, 2002 to August 10, 2003 (57 weeks)
September 8 to October 5, 2008 (4 weeks)
February 2 to April 19, 2009 (11 weeks)
October 12 to October 25, 2009 (2 weeks)
November 2, 2009 to October 10, 2010 (49 weeks)
February 18, 2013 to present (this week is 87th straight week)

Williams and Hingis played 13 times on the WTA in a four year compass between Miami in 1998 and Miami in 2002, with Williams heading the no holds barred arrangement, 7-6. Hingis ruled their initial gatherings while Williams overwhelmed their later ones.


Maybe shockingly they just played three times at Grand Slams, Williams heading those, 2-1:

1999 US Open F – S.Williams d. Hingis, 6-3, 7-6(4)
~ For years Williams was known as a standout amongst the most perilous players on the visit, however it wasn’t until the 1999 US Open when she at long last got through at one of the enormous four, energizing from 5-3 down in the third set to beat future adversary Kim Clijsters in the third round and after that crushing through an alternate three-setters against Conchita Martínez, Monica Seles and Lindsay Davenport to make her first Grand Slam last. 2001 Australian Open Qfs – Hingis d.

S.Williams, 6-2, 3-6, 8-6
~ Hingis’ run of Australian Open finals was under genuine risk in the 2001 quarterfinals as halfway through the match she completely lost the force against Williams, dropping the second set and falling behind 4-1 in the third.

2001 US Open SFs – S.Williams d. Hingis, 6-3, 6-2
~ Sporting a splendid yellow and dark outfit, with matching blonde hair, Williams turned out as wild as a tiger, swinging uninhibitedly and impacting victors from each wing.


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