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djoule
Feb 18th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Hello, I would like to know the players who have won a grand slam tournament without losing a set.
Can somedody help me ? Thank you. :)

Paul.be
Feb 21st, 2008, 07:08 PM
Well there are quite a lot.

I'll post them for each slam. Give me a couple days

Paul.be
Feb 21st, 2008, 07:37 PM
FRENCH OPEN (ROLAND GARROS)
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No data for the period 1912 - 1924.

1925 - 1967
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Year..Winner............................Country..M atches..Games..% Games won
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1925..Suzanne Lenglen...................FRA............5.....67. ..........90
1926..Suzanne Lenglen...................FRA............5.....64. ..........94
1928..Helen Wills.......................USA............5.....8 0...........78
1929..Helen Wills.......................USA............4.....7 2...........68
1930..Helen Wills Moody.................USA............5.....73..... ......82
1932..Helen Wills Moody.................USA............5.....97..... ......68
1935..Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling.........GER............5.....83.......... .73
1936..Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling.........GER............5.....76.......... .79
1937..Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling.........GER............5.....79.......... .76
1938..Simone Mathieu....................FRA............4.....58 ...........83
1949..Margaret Osborne Du Pont..........USA............5.....87...........70
1952..Doris Hart........................USA............5....11 5...........61
1954..Maureen Connolly..................USA............5.....74. ..........81

7 different winners won 13 slams during 37 years.

Open Era
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Year..Winner............................Country..M atches..Games..% Games won
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1971..Evonne Goolagong..................AUS............6.....99 ...........74
1972..Billie-Jean King..................USA............5.....85..... ......71
1974..Chris Evert.......................USA............6....10 5...........70
1988..Steffi Graf.......................GER............7....105 ...........81
1994..Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario...........ESP............7....121......... ..70
2006..Justine Henin-Hardenne............BEL............7....125....... ....69
2007..Justine Henin.....................BEL............7....123. ..........69

6 different winners won 7 slams.

mashamaniac
Feb 21st, 2008, 08:52 PM
The last player to do so was maria winning AO without losing a set!

Paul.be
Feb 22nd, 2008, 05:43 PM
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (WIMBLEDON)
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No data for the period 1884 - 1939.

1946 - 1967
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Year..Winner............................Country..M atches..Games..% Games won
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1946..Pauline Betz......................USA............6.....92. ..........78
1947..Margaret Osborne Du Pont..........USA............6....104...........70
1951..Doris Hart........................USA............7....12 0...........72
1953..Maureen Connolly..................USA............6.....94. ..........80
1954..Maureen Connolly..................USA............6.....92. ..........79
1955..Louise Brough.....................USA............6....105 ...........73
1957..Althea Gibson.....................USA............6....102 ...........71
1962..Karen Hantze Susman...............USA............7....148...... .....63
1965..Margaret Smith....................AUS............6.....94.. .........78
1967..Billie-Jean King..................USA............5.....91..... ......69

9 different winners won 10 slams during 22 years.

Open Era
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Year..Winner............................Country..M atches..Games..% Games won
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1981..Chris Evert-Lloyd.................USA............7....111..... ......77
1983..Martina Navratilova...............USA............7....110. ..........77
1984..Martina Navratilova...............USA............7....115. ..........70
1986..Martina Navratilova...............USA............7....119. ..........71
1990..Martina Navratilova...............USA............7....113. ..........74
1999..Lindsey Davenport.................USA............7....123. ..........70
2002..Serena Williams...................USA............7....130 ...........67

4 different winners won 7 slams.

Paul.be
Feb 23rd, 2008, 01:21 AM
US OPEN
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No data for the period 1887 - 1967.

Open Era
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Year..Winner.....................Country..Matches. .Games..% Games won
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1969..Margaret Smith Court.......AUS............6.....98...........78
1971..Billie-Jean King...........USA............6....103...........7 2
1972..Billie-Jean King...........USA............6....114...........6 5
1976..Chris Evert................USA............6.....84...... .....86
1977..Chris Evert................USA............7....112...... .....77
1978..Chris Evert................USA............6....109...... .....69
1983..Martina Navratilova........USA............7....103........ ...82
1987..Martina Navratilova........USA............7....118........ ...73
1992..Monica Seles...............YUG............7....112....... ....76
1996..Steffi Graf................GER............7....134....... ....66
1997..Martina Hingis.............SUI............7....113........ ...75
1998..Lindsey Davenport..........USA............7....117........ ...73
2001..Venus Williams.............USA............7....120...... .....70
2002..Serena Williams............USA............7....114....... ....75
2007..Justine Henin..............BEL............7....118........ ...73

11 different winners won 15 slams.

Paul.be
Feb 23rd, 2008, 06:37 PM
AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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No data for the period 1922 - 1926.

1927 - 1967
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Year..Winner......................Country..Matches ..Games..% Games won
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1928..Daphne Akhurst..............AUS............3.....55...... .....69
1932..Coral McInnes Buttsworth....AUS............3.....56...........70
1934..Joan Hartigan...............AUS............5.....66.... .......73
1936..Joan Hartigan...............AUS............3.....58.... .......64
1938..Dorothy Bundy..... .........USA............4.....76...........66
1939..Emily Westacott.............AUS............4.....73..... ......68
1946..Nancye Wynne Bolton.........AUS............5.....89...........7 4
1947..Nancye Wynne Bolton.........AUS............5.....80...........7 5
1948..Nancye Wynne Bolton.........AUS............4.....62...........7 7
1951..Nancye Wynne Bolton.........AUS............5.....82...........7 7
1953..Maureen Connolly............USA............5.....71....... ....85
1954..Thelma Coyne Long...........AUS............5.....83...........7 3
1957..Shirley Fry.................USA............5.....90....... ....70
1958..Angela Mortimer.............GBR............4.....77...... .....78
1959..Mary Carter Reitano.........AUS............5.....96........... 67
1961..Margaret Smith Court........AUS............5.....80...........75
1962..Margaret Smith Court........AUS............5.....77...........79
1963..Margaret Smith Court........AUS............5.....77...........78
1966..Margaret Smith Court........AUS............4.....77...........69
1967..Nancy Richey................USA............5.....75..... ......73

13 different winners won 20 slams during 36 years.

Open Era
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Year..Winner......................Country..Matches ..Games..% Games won
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1970..Margaret Smith Court........AUS............5.....73...........82
1973..Margaret Smith Court........AUS............5.....78...........78
1975..Evonne Goolagong Cawley.....AUS............5.....87...........70
1976..Evonne Goolagong Cawley.....AUS............5.....84...........73
1977..Evonne Goolagong Cawley.....AUS............5.....79...........76
1978..Chris O'Neil................AUS............5.....93..... ......67
1988..Steffi Graf.................GER............7....115...... .....75
1989..Steffi Graf.................GER............7....108...... .....78
1994..Steffi Graf.................GER............7....108...... .....74
1995..Mary Pierce.................FRA............7....114.... .......74
1997..Martina Hingis..............SUI............7....124....... ....70
2000..Lindsey Davenport...........USA............7....125....... ....70
2008..Maria Sharapova.............RUS............7....117..... ......73

8 different winners won 13 slams.

Paul.be
Feb 23rd, 2008, 11:04 PM
The Open Era


Player Country AO FO Wimby USO Total
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Martina Navratilova USA 4 2 6
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Chris Evert USA 1 1 3 5
Steffi Graf GER 3 1 1 5
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Evonne Goolagong Cawley AUS 3 1 4
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Billie-Jean King USA 1 2 3
Justine Henin BEL 2 1 3
Lindsey Davenport USA 1 1 1 3
Margaret Smith Court AUS 2 1 3
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Martina Hingis SUI 1 1 2
Serena Williams USA 1 1 2
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Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario ESP 1 1
Chris O'Neil AUS 1 1
Maria Sharapova RUS 1 1
Mary Pierce FRA 1 1
Monica Seles USA 1 1
Venus Williams USA 1 1
================================================== =====================
Total events won without losing a set 13 7 7 15 42
Total events (1968-2008) 41 40 40 40 161
% events won without losing a set 32% 18% 18% 38% 26%

Paul.be
Feb 23rd, 2008, 11:13 PM
In one out of four slams the winner doesn't lose a set. This makes winning a slam without losing a set no big deal.

There is a significant difference between on one hand the Australian Open and the US Open and on the other hand the French Open and Wimbledon. This comes as no surprise since the French Open and Wimbledon are played on so called "specialist" surfaces.

Paul.be
Feb 24th, 2008, 03:34 PM
The Open Era


Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open Total
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1968 0
1969 Margaret Smith Court 1
1970 Margaret Smith Court 1
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1971 Evonne Goolagong Cawley Billie-Jean King 2
1972 Billie-Jean King Billie-Jean King 2
1973 Margaret Smith Court 1
1974 Chris evert 1
1975 Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1
1976 Evonne Goolagong Cawley Chris Evert 2
1977 Evonne Goolagong Cawley Chris Evert 2
1978 Chris O'Neil Chris Evert 2
1979 0
1980 0
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1981 Chris Evert 1
1982 0
1983 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova 2
1984 Martina Navratilova 1
1985 0
1986 Martina Navratilova 1
1987 Martina Navratilova 1
1988 Steffi Graf Steffi Graf 2
1989 Steffi Graf 1
1990 Martina Navratilova 1
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1991 0
1992 Monica Seles 1
1993 0
1994 Steffi Graf Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 2
1995 Mary Pierce 1
1996 Steffi Graf 1
1997 Martina Hingis Martina Hingis 2
1998 Lindsey Davenport 1
1999 Lindsey Davenport 1
2000 Lindsey Davenport 1
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2001 Venus Williams 1
2002 Serena Williams Serena Williams 2
2003 0
2004 0
2005 0
2006 Justine Henin 1
2007 Justine Henin Justine Henin 2
2008 Maria Sharapova 1
================================================== ================================================== ======
Total 13 7 7 15 42

Paul.be
Feb 24th, 2008, 03:40 PM
In the open era there are 6 players winning more than 1 slam without losing a set in a calendar year.

1972: Billie-Jean King
1983: Martina Navratilova
1988: Steffi Graf (The Golden Slam Year)
1997: Martina Hingis
2002: Serena Williams
2007: Justine Henin

Paul.be
Feb 24th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Remarkable fact

Lindsey Davenport won all her grand slams without losing a set!

So did Chris O'Neil but she was a one slam wonder.

djoule
Mar 11th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Thanh you very much Paul.be for all these informations. :)

lecciones
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Very interesting indeed thank you very much for the time to research this for all of us!

This interests me the most:
1972: Billie-Jean King
1983: Martina Navratilova
1988: Steffi Graf (The Golden Slam Year)
1997: Martina Hingis
2002: Serena Williams
2007: Justine Henin

Would Chris Evert be there if we included the non-Open Era? That looks like a list of the very best :P hehe!