View Full Version : Latest stage of GS to give forfait

The Last Unicorn
Jul 7th, 2005, 08:52 AM
Hi, guys and gals...
I wondered, if there has ever been a GS final which has not been played due to injury of one of the players. I remember that Chris Evert could not play her semis of the US Open (I think) in 1988 against Steffi because of a flu. She said that she felt like her body just went through a war. So, which were the latest stages for each slam were a player withdrew or did not even enter the court. :confused:

Jul 7th, 2005, 08:54 AM
If you look here, that is a list of all finalists of a grand slam


Aussie Open 1966 is the last one to default at the FINAL stage, but anything before that dont know. Interesting that in '65 Smith Courth won again by defaulting too, then way back to 1933 for the next

Jul 7th, 2005, 10:18 AM
The closest it has came was in Wimbledon 2003 when they were not sure whether Venus would play against Serena in the final.

The Last Unicorn
Jul 7th, 2005, 10:26 AM
It must really be a bad bad thing to go so deep in a slam and then be forced out.

Jul 7th, 2005, 10:43 AM
i just think its awful to be injured in a slam final.
2003 Wimbledon Venus wasnt 100%
2005 US open Serena was injured
2005 Wimbledon final, Lindsay became injured

Jul 7th, 2005, 10:46 AM
2005 US open Serena was injured

Predicting the future, i see! :p
Off course predicting Serena will be injured at US Open is kinda obvious! :p (j/k)