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Lowest Ranked Slam Holder

At years end, in the open era.

Was it Venus in 2005 (10)?

Daniela Hantuchova.

Casey Dellacqua, Jelena Jankovic, Anna-Lena Groenefeld,
Jelena Dokic, Mirjana Lucic, Sara Tomic, Sloane Stephens
Melanie Oudin, Zarina Diyas, Kaia Kanepi, Alison Riske
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Re: Lowest Ranked Slam Holder

Serena at the AO 07. She was ranked 81!

EDIT- Oh you meant the end of the year,

Rena's Army, Ana and Vika!!!

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Re: Lowest Ranked Slam Holder

Chris O'Neil, Barbara Jordan, Mima Jausovec, Virginia Ruzici all finished the season they won their lone GS title outside top-10. But Australian and French Opens they won were Mickey Mouse events without top-players competing.

As for "real" slams (when majority of top guns showed up to play) Serena Williams is the only winner who didn't finish the year in top-10 (#11 in 2005).
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