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Other than Serena, which players have never lost in the 1st Round of a Grand Slam?

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Chris Evert?

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I just found another one ... Ana Ivanovic
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At some point or another most of the greats take that early tumble in the majors. It's no surprise that the greats seem to be most likely to faulter either in the very begining of their careers or the very end. Of all the players that have made it to number one only two have never lost earlier than the 3rd round, Serena Williams and Chris Evert.

Chris Evert played 56 majors and her worse lost came 13 years into her career losing in the 3rd round of Wimbledon. She would only lose one other time that early and every other time she has ever played a slam she made at it to at least the QFs. What's even more amazing is that she has only ever lost in the QF's twice in her career which means out of the 56 slams she's played she has made the SF's or better 52 (out of 56) times!!!.

Chris Evert and Serena Williams are the only former (or current) number one players to have NEVER lost in the first round of a major.

Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Graf, Seles, Sanchez-Vicario, Hingis, Davenport, Capriati, Venus, Clijsters, JuJu, MoMo, Sharapova- they've all bit the dirt early in majors at least once, although most of them did it more than once.

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Of all the players that have made it to number one only two have never lost earlier than the 3rd round, Serena Williams and Chris Evert.
Serena lost to Venus in the 2nd round of the '98 AO right?

Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
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Thanks for the stats, SS.

This is a bit of a random question, but does anyone remember the url for that really awesome tennis statistic website? I remember they had great records of rivalries and Grand Slam records. And I remember it ended with .net but I can't remember anything else! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Serena lost to Venus in the 2nd round of the '98 AO right?
Damn that Venus, that's why I never liked her... but it's true. Serena's first major was her worse result and you're right she lost in the 2nd round- I guess I blocked it out.

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Re: Other than Serena, which players have never lost in the 1st Round of a Grand Slam?

Not quite in the same league, but Sharapova has always won a match at the slams. Both her 1st round losses came when she had won 3 qualifying matches.
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but still, Serena and Chris have NEVER lost before the 2nd round.

Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
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Ironically, Monica held that stat until she decided to play injured in what appears to have been the final match of her career--the FO 2003 first round vs. Petrova.
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Evert

That stat is truly amazing.
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