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Stats from ATP & WTA Week 1

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by Farid Khan

Tennis - Stats galore as tennis season commences

Tennis - As the tennis season commenced the previous week, there were fresh stats to dig out as well. 


- Serbia's Jelena Jankovic didn't have the best of starts and has now lost four straight matches in Australia. 

- Britain's Naomi Broady claimed her first top-30 win after nearly a decade on tour over Serbia's Ana Ivanovic.

- Ana Ivanovic has now lost to four opponents outside the top 120 in the last one year.

- Ana Ivanovic has started a season 0-2 for the first time in her career.

- Germany's Andrea Petkovic reached her first quarterfinals since the grass season. 

- Switzerland's Belinda Bencic became the third top-25 woman last week to lose to an opponent outside the top 120. Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova are the other two. 

- Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki managed to bagel America's Christina McHale in each of their last three matches. 

- All of the top four women withdrew from tournaments with injuries in a week. 

- Austria's Tamira Paszek reached her first WTA semifinal since winning Eastbourne back in 2012.

- Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in the Doha final and took the first lead in head-to-head series (24-23) 

- Novak Djokovic has now won 11 straight sets from Rafael Nadal. 

- If Novak Djokovic goes on to win the Australian Open, he will become the first player since Roger Federer (2006) to win the title after winning in Doha. 

- A title win in the Australian Open would be Novak Djokovic's seventh straight, equaling his career-best streak from 2011.

- Over half of Victoria Azarenka's career titles have come between January and March.

- Victoria Azarenka won her first title since 2013 by defeating Angelique Kerber in the Brisbane International final.

- No men's or women's finalist at Brisbane, Adelaide or Gold Coast has ever gone on to win the Australian Open. 

- Roger Federer has reached 36 finals since the start of 2012: 18 titles, 18 runner-up finishes. 

Also Read: Stats from Australian Open 2016

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