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It's been 11 years since anybody won a GS title w/o beating a GS champion en route

The last player who won a GS title without defeating a GS champion was Martina Hingis at Wimbledon-1997:

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tournament winner     GS champions defeated en route to the title
2008 FRA IVANOVIC     -
2008 AUS SHARAPOVA    2  Davenport/Henin
2007 USO HENIN        3  Serena/Venus/Kuznetsova
2007 WIM VENUS        2  Sharapova/Kuznetsova
2007 FRA HENIN        1  Serena
2007 AUS SERENA       1  Sharapova
2006 USO SHARAPOVA    2  Mauresmo/Henin
2006 WIM MAURESMO     3  Myskina/Sharapova/Henin
2006 FRA HENIN        3  Myskina/Clijsters/Kuznetsova
2006 AUS MAURESMO     2  Clijsters/Henin
2005 USO CLIJSTERS    3  Venus/Sharapova/Pierce
2005 WIM VENUS        3  Pierce/Sharapova/Davenport
2005 FRA HENIN        4  Martinez/Kuznetsova/Sharapova/Pierce
2005 AUS SERENA       2  Sharapova/Davenport
2004 USO KUZNETSOVA   2  Pierce/Davenport
2004 WIM SHARAPOVA    2  Davenport/Serena
2004 FRA MYSKINA      2  Venus/Capriati
2004 AUS HENIN        1  Davenport
2003 USO HENIN        1  Capriati
2003 WIM SERENA       3  Capriati/Henin/Venus
2003 FRA HENIN        1  Serena
2003 AUS SERENA       1  Venus
2002 USO SERENA       2  Davenport/Venus
2002 WIM SERENA       1  Venus
2002 FRA SERENA       3  Pierce/Capriati/Venus
2002 AUS CAPRIATI     1  Hingis
2001 USO VENUS        2  Capriati/Serena
2001 WIM VENUS        1  Davenport
2001 FRA CAPRIATI     2  Serena/Hingis
2001 AUS CAPRIATI     3  Seles/Davenport/Hingis
2000 USO VENUS        2  Hingis/Davenport
2000 WIM VENUS        3  Hingis/Serena/Davenport
2000 FRA PIERCE       3  Seles/Hingis/Martinez
2000 AUS DAVENPORT    1  Hingis
1999 USO SERENA       4  Martinez/Seles/Davenport/Hingis
1999 WIN DAVENPORT    2  Novotna/Graf
1999 FRA GRAF         3  Davenport/Seles/Hingis
1999 AUS HINGIS       2  Pierce/Seles
1998 USO DAVENPORT    1  Hingis
1998 WIM NOVOTNA      1  Hingis
1998 FRA SANCHEZ      1  Seles
1998 AUS HINGIS       2  Pierce/Martinez
1997 USO HINGIS       1  Sanchez
1997 WIM HINGIS       -
And now it's Ana Ivanovic.

It's the first time since Australian Open-1979 that a player wins her first GS title without defeating a GS champion.

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I love your stats!

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thanks..
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Henin

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Cornet Henin Ivanovic Jankovic Kuznetsova Kirilenko Mauresmo Navratilova
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2005 FRA HENIN 4 Martinez/Kuznetsova/Sharapova/Pierce
1999 USO SERENA 4 Martinez/Seles/Davenport/Hingis




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Last year we had Slam RUs by default.

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Last year we had Slam RUs by default.

This year we'll have Slam winners by default.
default how, exactly...

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Linds lost to the eventual champ so many times

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The average number of GS champions defeated by the eventual winner:
at last 10 French Opens -- 2.3
at last 10 US Opens -- 2.2
at last 10 Wimbledons -- 2.1
at last 10 Australian Opens -- 1.6
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Justine, Serena

I remembered Justine giving Conchita a beating, but like all matches with Conchita, it then became really difficult

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