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Which player gets the worst 1st round draws in Grand Slams?

Which player gets the worst 1st round draws in Grand Slams?

Yeah, I know the immediate response to this question for many will be their fave does. But I'm serious. In fact, while this might sound like a debatable question I have had a look into it and their is a genuine answer. And yet I don't think many folks have noticed it. I read posters frequently commenting on how unlucky their faves are with draws and indeed some players do have a history of not generally getting great draws but one player stands out as easily the unluckiest of all. And no, she is not one of my favourite players either in case any of you think this thread is there to simply garner sympathy for one of my faves.

So who is she? I am intrigued to know how many other posters have noticed this girl's misforture.

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Re: Which player gets the worst 1st round draws in Grand Slams?

The better question would've been which seeded player received the worst overall draw or something.
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She has only played five Slams in the main draw, yes she has draw both Williams sisters and Pennetta but the other two were Brianti and Czink which aren't too bad. So yes she has had some bad luck thus far but it's been a small sample. I am talking about a playing with a substantially longer and more consistent history of bad luck.

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The better question would've been which seeded player received the worst overall draw or something.
Why? So you can gripe about how your fave got a bad draw at this years RG perhaps. You can do that in another thread. And this question refers not to just this RG but to a player's entire career.

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Re: Which player gets the worst 1st round draws in Grand Slams?

I don't know but Meusburger always has an easy 1st round

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Which player gets the worst 1st round draws in Grand Slams?

Yeah, I know the immediate response to this question for many will be their fave does. But I'm serious. In fact, while this might sound like a debatable question I have had a look into it and their is a genuine answer. And yet I don't think many folks have noticed it. I read posters frequently commenting on how unlucky their faves are with draws and indeed some players do have a history of not generally getting great draws but one player stands out as easily the unluckiest of all. And no, she is not one of my favourite players either in case any of you think this thread is there to simply garner sympathy for one of my faves.

So who is she? I am intrigued to know how many other posters have noticed this girl's misforture.
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I don't know but Meusburger always has an easy 1st round
That would be another good poll question, yes. But I am still looking for an answer to the question I posed....it's looking like no one knows.

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Re: Which player gets the worst 1st round draws in Grand Slams?

Julia Goerges has been pretty unfortunately with first round match-ups. And as well as singles, she faced the Williams sisters in doubles at the USO last year.

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She is right up there yeah. 8 seeds in her last 12 Grand Slams, amongst them Wozniacki, Safina, Dementieva, Venus Williams and Vaidisova in the days when Vaidisova could still play. That is just horrible. Hard to believe anyone could have any worse luck than that. But at least one player does....

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Julia Goerges has been pretty unfortunately with first round match-ups. And as well as singles, she faced the Williams sisters in doubles at the USO last year.
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6 seeds in 9 draws including 4 top 10ers, Kuznetsova, Jankovic, Ivanovic and number 1 Henin. Very unlucky indeed. Infact it is remarkable how certain players just seem plagued with bad luck in Grand Slam draws. One wonders what they had done in previous lives to deserve it. So Julia too is right up in the list of most unlucky. But we are still looking for the top girl....

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Zhang is a perfect 2 for 2 drawing seeds, Petrova and Kuznetsova. And of course no Chinese girl ever wants to draw Petrova. So she is off to the worst possible start drawwise, but it is still way to small a sample to consider her for this question.

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Why? So you can gripe about how your fave got a bad draw at this years RG perhaps. You can do that in another thread. And this question refers not to just this RG but to a player's entire career.
?? my bad that I misread 'grand slams' as 'roland garros'? I don't even know where you got that assumption from. People here need to seriously chill rofl.

And what about you? Did you make this thread so you can weep about how 98/100 of your favourite players lost r1 or in qualifying rounds?

Time to observe whether Shvedbarulescu can take what he attempts to dish out.
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Re: Which player gets the worst 1st round draws in Grand Slams?

Dushevina is incredibly unlucky. Dementieva multiple times, Williams, Ivanovic, Wozniacki. Only a couple decent-ish 1rs, Kirilenko, Cornet.
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