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Venus' rare great accomplishment at Wimbledon!

Venus Williams NOT losing a set is indicative of greatness and dominance at Wimbledon. It's pretty rare.

Here are the other times it's been accomplished on the women's side in the Open Era

1981- chris evert

1983- martina navratilova

1984 - martina navratilova

1986- martina navratilova

1990- martina navratilova

1999 - lindsay davenport

2008: VENUS WILLIAMS

WOW, Navratilova was able to do it FOUR TIMES!!!

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Re: Venus' rare great accomplishment at Wimbledon!

ummmm....its a good feet, but not that rare.... Happens alot at other majors also if you include:

Maria AO 08
Henin US 07 FO 07 FO 06?
Serena US 02?
Venus US 01?

And those are just off the top of my head...

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ummmm....its a good feet, but not that rare.... Happens alot at other majors also if you include:

Maria AO 08
Henin US 07 FO 07 FO 06?
Serena US 02?
Venus US 01?

And those are just off the top of my head...
But happens more rarely at Wimbledon.
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Venus Williams NOT losing a set is indicative of greatness and dominance at Wimbledon. It's pretty rare.

Here are the other times it's been accomplished on the women's side in the Open Era

1981- chris evert

1983- martina navratilova

1984 - martina navratilova

1986- martina navratilova

1990- martina navratilova

1999 - lindsay davenport

2002 - SERENA WILLIAMS

2008: VENUS WILLIAMS

WOW, Navratilova was able to do it FOUR TIMES!!!

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But happens more rarely at Wimbledon.
not really.. if you think oh Venus and Serena are the only one to do it in 2000...hrmm they've won the damn thing 6 of 8 times... Steffi did it and she dominated the major in the 90's... Nav did it and she dominated the major in the 80's.... relaly not that rare...

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Re: Venus' rare great accomplishment at Wimbledon!

Serena did it back to back at Wimbledon and US Open in 2002. She dominated.
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Re: Venus' rare great accomplishment at Wimbledon!

Well.. to give more props to Venus.. she also won the title in doubles without dropping a set. Don't think anyone other than lindsay did it in the last 10 yrs? 15 yrs?


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US Open 		1969 Margaret Court
Australian Open 	1970 Margaret Court
Roland Garros 		1971 Evonne Goolagong
US Open 		1971 Billie Jean King
Roland Garros 		1972 Billie Jean King
US Open 		1972 Billie Jean King
Australian Open 	1973 Margaret Court
Roland Garros 		1974 Chris Evert
Australian Open 	1975 Evonne Goolagong
Australian Open 	1976 Evonne Goolagong
US Open 		1976 Chris Evert
US Open 		1977 Chris Evert
Australian Open 	1978 Chris O'Neil
US Open 		1978 Chris Evert
Wimbledon 		1981 Chris Evert
Wimbledon 		1983 Martina Navratilova
US Open 		1983 Martina Navratilova
Wimbledon 		1984 Martina Navratilova
Wimbledon 		1986 Martina Navratilova
US Open 		1987 Martina Navratilova
Australian Open 	1988 Steffi Graf
Roland Garros 		1988 Steffi Graf
Australian Open 	1989 Steffi Graf
Wimbledon 		1990 Martina Navratilova
US Open 		1992 Monica Seles
Australian Open 	1994 Steffi Graf
Roland Garros 		1994 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Australian Open 	1995 Mary Pierce
US Open 		1996 Steffi Graf
Australian Open 	1997 Martina Hingis
US Open 		1997 Martina Hingis
US Open 		1998 Lindsay Davenport
Wimbledon 		1999 Lindsay Davenport
Australian Open 	2000 Lindsay Davenport
US Open 		2001 Venus Williams
Wimbledon 		2002 Serena Williams
US Open 		2002 Serena Williams
Roland Garros 		2006 Justine Henin
Roland Garros 		2007 Justine Henin
US Open 		2007 Justine Henin
Australian Open 	2008 Maria Sharapova
Wimbledon 		2008 Venus Williams
1. Martina Navratilova (6)
2. Steffi Graf (5)
2. Chris Evert (5)
4. Billie Jean King (3)
4. Margaret Court (3)
4. Evonne Goolagong (3)
4. Lindsay Davenport (3)
4. Justine Henin (3)
9. Martina Hingis (2)
9. Serena Williams (2)
9. Venus Williams (2)

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