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Going in to 2010, we'll have 16 active GS final matchups!

I remember seeing an interview with Navratilova once in which she said that whenever 2 players met in a slam final, all their future matches would forever be special to both them and the tennis world. That got me thinking about how many active GS final matchups we'll have going into 2010

13 active players have been in a slam final, and there are 16 different matchups

here are the matchups in chronological order, and the number in parentheses refers to how many times the matchup has occured in a slam final if it was more than once:

1. Venus vs. Henin
2. Venus vs. Serena (8)
3. Henin vs. Clijsters (3)
4. Serena vs. Sharapova (2)
5. Kuznetsova vs. Dementieva
6. Henin vs. Kuznetsova (2)
7. Henin vs. Sharapova
8. Henin vs. Ivanovic
9. Venus vs. Bartoli
10. Sharapova vs. Ivanovic
11. Ivanovic vs. Safina
12. Serena vs. Jankovic
13. Serena vs. Safina
14. Kuznetsova vs. Safina
15. Clijsters vs. Wozniacki
16. Serena vs. Henin


number of matchups featuring each player:

6-Henin
5-Serena
3-Venus, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Safina
2-Clijsters
1-Dementieva, Bartoli, Jankovic, Wozniacki


Just for comparison, I did a quick count for the ATP and I believe they have 14 active GS final matchups that involve 15 players.

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Didn't Henin & Mauresmo also play eachother twice in Slam finals in '06?
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Didn't Henin & Mauresmo also play eachother twice in Slam finals in '06?

Yes, that is what I was also thinking, first they played each other at the AO and then at Wimbledon in 2006
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Yes, that is what I was also thinking, first they played each other at the AO and then at Wimbledon in 2006
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I still find it wierd that Serena and Justine have never played a slam final against each other...

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You have forgotten two:

Pierce vs. Henin
Pierce vs. Clijsters

of course it depends on Mary really coming back, which would be awesome btw

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You have forgotten two:

Pierce vs. Henin
Pierce vs. Clijsters

of course it depends on Mary really coming back, which would be awesome btw
yeah i know but i was gonna wait until it was announced that pierce is officially coming back for now i get the impression she's hoping to return.
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Re: Going in to 2010, we'll have 16 active GS final matchups!

Only 7 of those: 1-4 and 6-8, are special to the tennis world.
Match-ups like Ivanovic-Safina will only be special to their respective fans while the rest of us tune out.

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