Stats Corner: Top-Seeded Sweeps

The Tashkent Open was the fifth WTA event in 2013 in which the No.1 seeds were victorious in both singles and doubles.

Published September 15, 2013 12:00

Stats Corner: Top-Seeded Sweeps
Bojana Jovanovski

The Tashkent Open featured the somewhat unusual occurrence of the No.1 seeds in singles and doubles winning the tournament. In fact, that was just the fifth instance of a No.1 seed sweep in the 47 WTA events played so far this year. Here is a rundown of each occurrence:

Event Top-Seeded Singles Champs Top-Seeded Doubles Champs
Shenzhen Li Na Chan/Chan
Australian Open Victoria Azarenka Errani/Vinci
Doha Victoria Azarenka Errani/Vinci
Bastad Serena Williams Medina Garrigues/Zakopalova
Tashkent Bojana Jovanovski Babos/Shvedova

Note: There was a No.1 seed sweep in five WTA events in 2012.

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