Players w/ longest active Grand Slam streaks heading into '05
Likhovtseva is the "Grand Dame" of the tour appearing in 45 straight Grand Slam singles maindraws.
Just behind is Sugiyama with 42.
Then Raymond, Schett, and Grande tie for 3rd at 37, followed by Suarez, Nagyova, and Tannasugarn all with 35.
Serna, Schnyder and Dechy round out the longevity club with 32 straight appearances each.
All the other veteran players i checked, like Farina, Frazier, Capriati, Martinez, VRP, etc, had missed at least one tournie in the past 8 years.