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Is this the craziest/weirdest/unpredictable GS ever?!?

What a f--king crazy grand slam it has been...

Let's make a list of all the things that have happened:

*Both defending champs JCF and JHH out in the second round to unseeded players - has never happened I believe.
*Top men's seed, Roger Federer, out in the third round in straights
*Top women's seed, Justine Henin-Hardenne, out in second round - hasn't happened for awhile
*Agassi loses in the first round to a player who had never won a tour match
*All American men gone after the second round - been a long time since that happened
*Lisa Raymond comes back from 0-6 0-5 30-30 to win
*Stephanie Foretz saves 3 match points to beat Dechy in the first round, then loses the next round to Talaja despite having 3 match points
*Navratilova returns to singles to lose to a girl half her age in straight sets. Age difference was about 30 years , must be a record.
*Marat Safin drops his shorts during his match because he "felt like it"
*The longest match in the history of men's tennis: Santoro def. Clement 16
14 in the 5th set.
*4 men from Argentina in the quarterfinals
*3 men who have reached at least the semis of Wimbledon, quarterfinalists?!?
*Jie Zheng first player from China to advance to the quarters
*Williams Sisters both lose in the quarterfinals (first time they both lost on the same day or the same round)
- 3/4 of Venus' losses have been to a Russian
- Capriati beats Serena 2x in a row (first time since 2001)
- First time Serena has not advanced to the semifinals since Wimbledon 01'
*All 4 favorite women (Sharapova, Mauresmo, V&S) in the quarterfinals lose
*First time that no top 4 women's seed advance to the semifinals since I dunno when.
*2 Russian women in the semifinals
*For the first time since the 2002 Australian Open the finalist won't be all
Williams or all Belgian.
*Tim Henman in the semi's here and not at Wimbledon and comes back from 2 sets to 0 down twice?!?!?!
*Kim Clijsters cheers on Xavier Malisse and the very next round cheers against him for her fiance Hewitt
*First ever all Russian GS Final?!?!?

Am I missing anything?




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I still hard to believe that Tim Henman reached semis here! Totally unpredictable!


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thanks for the list!

wow!
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French hopefuls Escude, Llodra, and Mutis all lost in the fourth round.
Only remaining hope, Momo, out in QF.
The players who beat V/S, must now face each other in semis.
Possible all Russian final, instead of all Belgian,or Williams.

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Originally Posted by iLuVenuSerena
What a f--king crazy grand slam it has been...

Let's make a list of all the things that have happened:

*Defending champs JCF and JHH out in the second round to unseeded players
*Top men's seed, Roger Federer, out in the third round in straights
*Top women's seed, Justine Henin-Hardenne, out in second round
*Agassi loses in the first round to a player who had never won a tour match
*All American men gone after the second round
*Lisa Raymond comes back from 0-6 0-5 30-30 to win
*Navratilova returns to singles to lose to a girl half her age in straight sets.
*Marat Safin drops his pants during his match
*The longest match in the history of men's tennis: Santoro def. Clement 16
14 in the 5th set.
*4 men from Argentina in the quarterfinals
*Williams Sisters both lose in the quarterfinals
- 3/4 of Venus' losses have been to a Russian
- Capriati beats Serena 2x in a row (first time since 2001)
- First time Serena has not advanced to the semifinals since Wimbledon 01'
*All 4 favorite women (Sharapova, Mauresmo, V&S) in the quarterfinals lose
*First time that no top 4 women's seed advance to the semifinals since I dunno when.
*2 Russian women in the semifinals
*For the first time since the 2002 Australian Open the finalist won't be all
Williams or all Belgian.
*Tim Henman in the semi's here and not at Wimbledon?!?!?!
Am I missing anything?
You summed it up perfectly, thanks! Each of event viewed as a single happening is weird enough, but to read everything in totallity really let's you see just how KRAZIE it's trully been- and we still got a few more matches to go. It really makes you wonder what's next...

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First time Serena has not advanced to the semifinals since Wimbledon 01'
Actually, it's 'Serena hasn't advanced to the semis since US Open '01'
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Actually, it's 'Serena hasn't advanced to the semis since US Open '01'
Did serena not reach the finals Losing to venus?



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Did serena not reach the finals Losing to venus?
Yes, but I said advanced to the semis, not lose there
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Yes, but I said advanced to the semis, not lose there
she lost in the semis last year



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Serena Williams: US Open '01 (df. Martina Hingis 6-3, 6-2); US Open '02 (df. Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3); US Open '03 (dnp).
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i meant she lost in the semis of the French



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