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Stats Corner: Going For Three In Row

Victoria Azarenka will be the latest two-time defending Australian Open champion trying to make it three straight. How have the others fared?

Published January 09, 2014 12:13

Stats Corner: Going For Three In Row
Martina Hingis

MELBOURNE, Australia - Victoria Azarenka will be going for her third straight Australian Open title when the year's first Grand Slam gets underway next week. A victory would make her the first player to win three Australian Open titles in a row since Martina Hingis did so from 1997 to 1999 and the first to do so at any Grand Slam since Justine Henin at the French Open from 2005 to 2007.

How have the previous Open Era two-time defending Australian Open champs done in their quest for a third straight crown Down Under? Quite well, for the most part. Check out their results below:

Player Consecutive Titles Next Year's Result
Margaret Court '69-'70 W
Evonne Goolagong Cawley '74-'75 W
Evonne Goolagong Cawley '75-'76 W (Dec. staging)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley '76-'77 DNP
Steffi Graf '88-'89 W
Steffi Graf '89-'90 SF
Monica Seles '91-'92 W
Monica Seles '92-'93 DNP
Martina Hingis '97-'98 W
Martina Hingis '98-'99 R-Up
Jennifer Capriati '01-'02 1r
Serena Williams '09-'10 DNP


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