At the 2000 Australian Open Lindsay Davenport won her 3rd slam title, and 3rd in the last 6. She beat her chief rival Martina Hingis 6-1, 7-5 in the final, which only got that close in the 2nd set as she lost a 6-1, 5-1 lead. At this time she was only 23. The Williams sisters were on the rise and solidly in the top 4 along with Davenport/Hingis but had combined for only 1 slam, and both got off to very poor starts to 2000. Hingis was struggling to maintain even a semblance of her 97-early 98 dominance, and seemed to be behind in the head to head match up with Davenport. Who would have predicted this would be her last ever slam? I guessed at the time she had a 50/50 shot of reaching 10 slams and I would have guessed her absolute worst case scenario would be 6, with a best case scenario of 15.