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40 LOVE Moments: Pennetta's Perfect Day

It was at the China Open two years ago when Flavia Pennetta beat both World No.1s, singles and doubles, on the same day. She was the second player ever to achieve the feat - who's the other?

Published October 04, 2013 12:01

40 LOVE Moments: Pennetta's Perfect Day
Gisela Dulko, Flavia Pennetta

BEIJING, China - It was right here at the China Open two years ago - Friday, October 7, 2011 - when Flavia Pennetta defeated both World No.1s - singles and doubles - on the same day, her perfect day.

Exactly how rare was the feat? Try second time ever...

Players to beat both singles No.1 & doubles No.1 on the same day:

Steffi Graf
Monday, May 19, 1986 in Berlin, Germany
d. Navratilova in singles final, 62 63
w/Sukova, d. Navratilova/Temesvari in doubles final, 75 62
(Navratilova No.1 in both singles and doubles)

Flavia Pennetta
Friday, October 7, 2011 in Beijing, China

d. Wozniacki in singles QFs, 36 60 76(2)
w/Dulko, d. Huber/Raymond in doubles SFs, 64 62
(Wozniacki No.1 in singles, Huber No.1 in doubles)

Additionally, Pennetta is one of only five players in the history of the WTA to beat both the singles No.1 and doubles No.1 at the same tournament at all:

Steffi Graf
1986 Berlin

d. Navratilova in singles final, 62 63
w/Sukova, d. Navratilova/Temesvari in doubles final, 75 62
(Navratilova No.1 in both singles and doubles)

Jana Novotna
1996 Atlanta Olympics

d. Seles in singles QFs, 75 36 86
w/Sukova, d. Martínez/Sánchez-Vicario in doubles SFs, 62 76(1)
(Seles No.1 in singles, Sánchez-Vicario No.1 in doubles)

Lindsay Davenport
2000 Indian Wells

d. Hingis in singles final, 46 64 60
w/Morariu, d. Hingis/Pierce in doubles SFs, 36 76(5) 61
(Hingis No.1 in both singles and doubles)

Venus Williams
2009 Wimbledon

d. Safina in singles SFs, 61 60
w/S.Williams, d. Black/Huber in doubles SFs, 61 62
(Safina No.1 in singles, Black & Huber co-No.1s in doubles)

Flavia Pennetta
2011 Beijing

d. Wozniacki in singles QFs, 36 60 76(2)
w/Dulko, d. Huber/Raymond in doubles SFs, 64 62
(Wozniacki No.1 in singles, Huber No.1 in doubles)

Caroline Wozniacki, Flavia Pennetta

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