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young_gunner913
Sep 25th, 2008, 08:24 AM
Since the Open Era began in 1968 (Australian Open in 1969 since the French Open was the first major of the era), we've suprising have only had 14 one-slam singles wonders. :eek: That was a bit higher than what I thought it would be. :shrug:

Australian Open: (3)

Kerry Reid (AUS) - 1977 Champion

Runner Up: (2)
Australian Open - 1970
United States Open - 1972

Chris O'Neil (AUS) - 1978 Champion

Runner Up: None

Barbara Jordan (USA) - 1979 Champion

Runner Up: None

French Open: (6)

Sue Baker (GRB) - 1976 Champion

Runner Up: None

Mima Jausovec (SLO) - 1977 Champion

Runner Up: (2)
French Open - 1978
French Open - 1983

Virginia Ruzici (ROM) - 1978 Champion

Runner Up: (1)
French Open - 1980

Iva Majoli (CRO) - 1997 Champion

Runner Up: None

Anastasia Myskina (RUS) - 2004 Champion

Runner Up: None

*Ana Ivanovic (SRB) - 2008 Champion

Runner Up: (2)
French Open - 2007
Australian Open - 2008

Wimbledon: (2)

Conchita Martinez (ESP) - 1994 Champion

Runner Up: (2)
Australian Open - 1998
French Open - 2000

Jana Novotna (CZE) - 1998 Champion

Runner Up: (3)
Australian Open - 1991
Wimbledon - 1993
Wimbledon - 1997

United States Open: (1)

Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) - 1990 Champion

Runner Up: (2)
United States Open - 1988
Wimbledon - 1991

*Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) IS NO LONGER ON THE LIST!!! :dance: - 2004 US Champion & 2009 FO Champion

Kim Clijsters (BEL) Kim Clijsters is waved goodbye as she takes herself off the list. :wavey:
2005, 2009, 2010 US Open Champion

*Still an active player.

friendsita
Sep 25th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Kim & Nastya :kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss:

Gaby :wavey:

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 25th, 2008, 08:33 AM
1977,78 Australian Opens and 1976-78 French Opens were slams only on paper. AO had a modern day Tier IV draw and virtually all top-tenners were missing at those FOs.

faboozadoo15
Sep 25th, 2008, 09:08 AM
Clijsters, Sabatini, and Kuznetsova are the best 1 slam wonders on there (well, Kuznetsova may not be to Martinez's or Novotna's level, but she's active), and they all won the US Open. There really are no flukes there...

faboozadoo15
Sep 25th, 2008, 09:09 AM
I'm surprised there aren't more crazy 1 time winners in Australia. :haha: Some weakass players must have won it twice.

tennisbear7
Sep 25th, 2008, 09:24 AM
I'm surprised there aren't more crazy 1 time winners in Australia. :haha: Some weakass players must have won it twice.

Who?

And, players who have won it twice can't be considered weakass, can they? Shows that their first weren't exactly flukes. :shrug:

faboozadoo15
Sep 25th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Barbara Jordan is another 1 time winner at the AO. 1979.

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 25th, 2008, 09:33 AM
Since becoming the real slam in 1980s Australian Open has had the most impressive list of winners -- Evert, Navratilova, Mandlikova, Graf, Seles, Pierce, Hingis, Davenport, Capriati, Serena, Henin, Sharapova -- all of them are winners of at least two different slams.

Harvs
Sep 25th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Since the Open Era began in 1968 (Australian Open in 1969 since the French Open was the first major of the era), we've suprising have only had 14 one-slam singles wonders. :eek: That was a bit higher than what I thought it would be. :shrug:

Australian Open: (3)

Kerry Reid (AUS) - 1977 Champion

Chris O'Neil (AUS) - 1978 Champion

Barbara Jordan (USA) - 1979 Champion

French Open: (6)

Sue Baker (GRB) - 1976 Champion

Mima Jausovec (SLO) - 1977 Champion

Virginia Ruzici (ROM) - 1978 Champion

Iva Majoli (CRO) - 1997 Champion

Anastasia Myskina (RUS) - 2004 Champion

*Ana Ivanovic (SRB) - 2008 Champion

Wimbledon: (2)

Conchita Martinez (ESP) - 1994 Champion

Jana Novotna (CZE) - 1998 Champion

United States Open: (3)

Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) - 1990 Champion

*Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - 2004 Champion

Kim Clijsters (BLG) - 2005 Champion

*Still an active player.


when did clijsters change her nationality to bulgarian :lol:?

Davodus
Sep 25th, 2008, 12:34 PM
i never think of clijsters as a 1 slam wonder :confused:

i guess she is...but she was so successful in a short career that 1 slam didn't give justice to what she achieved

NeeemZ
Sep 25th, 2008, 12:37 PM
Some of these players are One Slam Wonders. You wonder why they only did win one major. Clijsters and Sabatini should've been able to win more had they played a bit longer.

OsloErik
Sep 25th, 2008, 12:40 PM
I'm surprised there aren't more crazy 1 time winners in Australia. :haha: Some weakass players must have won it twice.

Not really, there have been enough quality Aussies during the bad years for the AO that it almost always had one legitimate top player (Court, Goolagong, etc.). Kerry Reid is actually a pretty quality player, too. The years without good players have surprising winners, but the rest of the time it makes pretty good sense.

OsloErik
Sep 25th, 2008, 12:43 PM
1977,78 Australian Opens and 1976-78 French Opens were slams only on paper. AO had a modern day Tier IV draw and virtually all top-tenners were missing at those FOs.

Yeah, what year did the World Team Tennis season change so as to make the French Open an important tournament? I know the Australian attracted relatively modest fields all the way into the early 90's (serve and volleyers hated it, for some reason, Jana Novotna skipped out on it often, as did several middle-ranked S&V players), but the French switched to top-flight status in what, 1980?

OsloErik
Sep 25th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Since becoming the real slam in 1980s Australian Open has had the most impressive list of winners -- Evert, Navratilova, Mandlikova, Graf, Seles, Pierce, Hingis, Davenport, Capriati, Serena, Henin, Sharapova -- all of them are winners of at least two different slams.

The Aussie is frequently a gauge of who has done the most in the off season, and those tend to be the best of the best. When it was a year end event, it was a gauge of who had held up the best during the long season. You have to be pretty steady, mentally, off the blocks to win 6-7 matches in a row in that kind of heat, or pretty steady, mentally, to be that tough and focused that late in the year.

Dave.
Sep 25th, 2008, 12:52 PM
The likes of Sabatini, Martinez, Novotna, Kuznetsova and Clijsters don't fall under the "one slam wonder" category. They had extremely successful singles careers and Clijsters had a decent amount of time spent as the world number 1. Myskina and Majoli had good careers too even if you take away their French Opens.

Hazel
Sep 25th, 2008, 12:54 PM
What would be interesting is out of the one slam wonders, how many of then did well elsewhere, for example reaching the finals of other slams. I would have thought Clijsters would top the list with Conchita and Jana not far behind?

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 25th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Clijsters reached finals at FO and USO, semis at Wimbledon.
Martinez reached finals at FO and AO, semis at USO.
Sabatini reached final at Wimbledon, semis at AO and FO.
Novotna reached final at AO, semis at USO and FO.
Myskina reached quarterfinals at Wimbledon, USO and AO.
Majoli reached quarterfinals at Wimbledon and AO, fourth round at USO.

Jakeev
Sep 25th, 2008, 01:31 PM
Barbara Jordan is another 1 time winner at the AO. 1979.
She was on the thread starter's list babe.

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 25th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Yeah, what year did the World Team Tennis season change so as to make the French Open an important tournament? I know the Australian attracted relatively modest fields all the way into the early 90's (serve and volleyers hated it, for some reason, Jana Novotna skipped out on it often, as did several middle-ranked S&V players), but the French switched to top-flight status in what, 1980?

I'd say in 1981 when Evert, Navratilova, Jaeger and Mandlikova were top-4 seeds.

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 25th, 2008, 01:33 PM
She was on the thread starter's list babe.

She wasn't until faboozadoo pointed it out :p

Ciarán
Sep 25th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Sue Barkers is the worst slam win in history

SAEKeithSerena
Sep 25th, 2008, 04:18 PM
do NOT include ana and svetlana in this you fool.

wateva
Sep 25th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Clijsters reached finals at FO and USO, semis at Wimbledon.
Martinez reached finals at FO and AO, semis at USO.
Sabatini reached final at Wimbledon, semis at AO and FO.
Novotna reached final at AO, semis at USO and FO.
Myskina reached quarterfinals at Wimbledon, USO and AO.
Majoli reached quarterfinals at Wimbledon and AO, fourth round at USO.
she reached the final of AO too in 04

frontier
Sep 25th, 2008, 06:16 PM
i never think of clijsters as a 1 slam wonder :confused:

i guess she is...but she was so successful in a short career that 1 slam didn't give justice to what she achievedKim played in a very strong era where slams were hard to come by,if she had not quit she would have won 1 or 2 more slams by now bacause the tour is very weak now,if Jelena can reach a final of a slam,Hantuchova a semi final at a slam :rolleyes:

Volcana
Sep 25th, 2008, 06:22 PM
The likes of Sabatini, Martinez, Novotna, Kuznetsova and Clijsters don't fall under the "one slam wonder" category. Of course they do. It just shows that terms like 'one slam wonder' don't mean very much. Chris O'Neil won only one tournament in her entire professional career. Sabatini and Clijsters both retired young, and happened to peak at a time when another player(s), who happened to match up well against them, was also peaking.

All three are 'one slam wonders'. Doesn't tell you much, does it?

young_gunner913
Sep 25th, 2008, 07:09 PM
do NOT include ana and svetlana in this you fool.

Why not? They only have ONE slam title and that's what this thread is about you moron. Notice how there's a little something that says they are STILL ACTIVE, meaning they have the rest of their careers to claim another slam.

And for those who suggested it, I'll add the achievements in other slams as well. :yeah:

propi
Sep 25th, 2008, 08:16 PM
I always have that thing with the one slam wonder... maybe is just in my mind, but I tend to associate it with some kind of fluke, which, obviously is impossible when winning a GS as you have to play well for 7 matches :o
Plus, some of the players (Conchita, Jana, Gaby or Kim) were born to win GS it's a pity they just got 1 :sad:

kinseh
Oct 5th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Kim Clijsters (BEL) - 2005 Champion

Runner Up: (3)
French Open - 2003
United States Open - 2003
Australian Open - 2004

*Still an active player.

She was runner-up at Roland Garros twice, 2001 & 2003.

Szczecin
Oct 5th, 2008, 11:24 PM
...;14127651']when did clijsters change her nationality to bulgarian :lol:?

Bulgaria is (BUL)

Maybe she changed her nationality to Baby BuLGe Area(n)?? :lol:

Ciarán
Oct 5th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Myskina and Clijsters should have won more than one. Svetlana was a joke :rolleyes:

Lucemferre
Oct 5th, 2008, 11:39 PM
How on earth did Martinez win wimbledon with that game? :tape: One would think she is a FO champion but no it's Wimbledon and against Navratilova :help: I didn't see the match. Can someone explain?

*Jool*
Oct 5th, 2008, 11:42 PM
How on earth did Martinez win wimbledon with that game? :tape: One would think she is a FO champion but no it's Wimbledon and against Navratilova :help: I didn't see the match. Can someone explain?
I suggest you go watch it .

her sliced serve and slice in general was very effective on grass (at least that year lol ) , she also seemed to be pretty aggressive and have full confidence in her game by that time (+ she had already a favorable HTH with Nav) . Playing a serve-volleyer like Navratilova in the finals also allowed her to hit a lot of wonderful passing shots and Navratilova not having a real "plan B" , well ... Conchita didnot crumble under the pressure (whereas Navratilova was playing her last Wimbledon and started as the huge favorite in her garden to win the title ... ) and ended as the (unexpected but deservant ) winner. She played the match of her life , when it mattered . :worship:
Too bad she didn't win other Slams (esp. FO ...)

OsloErik
Oct 6th, 2008, 04:03 AM
How on earth did Martinez win wimbledon with that game? :tape: One would think she is a FO champion but no it's Wimbledon and against Navratilova :help: I didn't see the match. Can someone explain?

Martinez was actually quite effective on grass. She had a game that translated very well to extreme surfaces; on hardcourt, she won by sheer will power, but on grass and clay she had tools to take apart players without the same quality. She could slice with the best of them, and she had a very tricky serve to take advantage of, esp. on clay and grass.

It is bizarre that she won a slam on grass and not on clay (in fact, one of the bigger head-scratchers of tennis in the past 20 years) but it's not as odd as if she had won the US Open and not the French. Her consistency on clay is pretty stunning for a player who never won the French. I had her pegged for a French title back in 1988, when I went to the French Open and saw this stocky 16 year old beat the crap out of Lori McNeil in an absolute war of attrition. Surprise surprise, she wins Wimbledon instead!

Sharpie4me
Jun 7th, 2009, 12:44 PM
Sveta is no more one slam wonder:banana:

Adal
Jun 7th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Sveta is no more one slam wonder:banana:
o rly?

hdfb
Jun 7th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Finally a bump that makes sense.

Dave.
Jun 7th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Sue Barkers is the worst slam win in history

Rudeness :o

Effy
Jun 7th, 2009, 12:56 PM
finally Lucifer123 is banned.

young_gunner913
Jun 7th, 2009, 01:07 PM
post 1 updated :)

Ciarán
Jun 7th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Sveta :bigclap:

OsloErik
Jun 8th, 2009, 01:21 AM
I'm surprised there aren't more crazy 1 time winners in Australia. :haha: Some weakass players must have won it twice.

For a long time, the Australian Open was won by very good Australians who won at other slams (Goolagong, Court). Those two years, for whatever reason, it just happened that two nothing players who never amounted to much else came through a thinner-than-normal draw.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 8th, 2009, 01:41 AM
Sue Barker reached the semifinals of the 1977 Wimbledon. Shame she didn't win the match because it would have been Barker vs. Wade in the final :)

~Eclipsed~
Jun 8th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Myskina and Clijsters should have won more than one. Svetlana was a joke :rolleyes:

:p

Golovinjured.
Jun 8th, 2009, 04:12 AM
Sabatini had 1 win, 2 finals and 15 SEMIFINALS! :eek:

mboyle
Jun 8th, 2009, 04:19 AM
Clijsters also reached the finals of the 2001 French Open. :wavey: Thanks for the list! French Open=un disastre.

OsloErik
Jun 8th, 2009, 04:31 AM
Sabatini had 1 win, 2 finals and 15 SEMIFINALS! :eek:

Yep. Scary, isn't it?

Golovinjured.
Jun 8th, 2009, 04:34 AM
Have to wonder what she could have done if she was born 10 years earlier or later. :awww:

duhcity
Jun 8th, 2009, 05:49 AM
Gabby deserved so much more.
It's karmaic though.
Shes easily the hottest player of that era now.

Her at the US Open Opening Ceremony last year was a literal mouth drop to the floor.

Golovinjured.
Jun 8th, 2009, 07:21 AM
LOL, I think she'd rather the Grand Slams.

TS
Jun 8th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Myskina and Clijsters should have won more than one. Svetlana was a joke :rolleyes:

Myskina? She did well to win one slam. Clijsters should've won more though.

Let's not be too harsh on Gaby btw. She had Steffi, and then Monica to contend with.

young_gunner913
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:43 PM
Myskina and Clijsters should have won more than one. Svetlana was a joke :rolleyes:

Sveta :bigclap:

glory hungry hungry hypo.
glory hungry hungry hypo.
glory hungry hungry hypoooooooooooooo-crite. :)

Ciarán
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:48 PM
Hot song :inlove: and I admit to being a hypocrite. I am hypocritical about many things.

Dave.
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:49 PM
^^ Still, gotta love how the Sisters stayed in that sig but Bartoli and Peer didn't. Just saying.

Ciarán
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:51 PM
^^ Still, gotta love how the Sisters stayed in that sig but Bartoli and Peer didn't. Just saying.

I guess that makes Matt a hypocrite for calling me a hypocrite. Also Sveta has disappeared from his :lol:

young_gunner913
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:51 PM
^^ Still, gotta love how the Sisters stayed in that sig but Bartoli and Peer didn't. Just saying.

yeah neither did 14 of the other players i support. :weirdo: so take that weak shit somewhere else where it maybe will fly. cause here it doesnt here. thank you and buh-bye. :wavey:

young_gunner913
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:51 PM
I guess that makes Matt a hypocrite for calling me a hypocrite. Also Sveta has disappeared from his :lol:

yeah i hate all the other players cause i took them down from my sig. :awww: let's throw them a pity party and are you're of course invited too. since you got caught up in your own bullshit.

Dave.
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:54 PM
yeah neither did 14 of the other players i support. :weirdo: so take that weak shit somewhere else where it maybe will fly. cause here it doesnt here. thank you and buh-bye. :wavey:

:hug:

jefrilibra
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:54 PM
Marion Bartoli.
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Oh wait .... it's only Stanford.

Ciarán
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:56 PM
yeah i hate all the other players cause i took them down from my sig. :awww: let's throw them a pity party and are you're of course invited too. since you got caught up in your own bullshit.

Hot! See you there bbz :hearts:

DragonFlame
Aug 2nd, 2009, 11:05 PM
Myskina should have won more than one.

Not at all. To me she's the perfect example of a one-slam wonder. She went past the quarterfinals of a slam ONCE in her entire career...

Ciarán
Aug 2nd, 2009, 11:10 PM
Not at all. To me she's the perfect example of a one-slam wonder. She went past the quarterfinals of a slam ONCE in her entire career...

I still think the talent is there. There are many players who underachieve, Anastasia IMO being one of them.

Lenny_DH
Aug 2nd, 2009, 11:13 PM
To the OP: Clijsters was also runner-up at the 2001 French Open.

OsloErik
Sep 18th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Kim Clijsters, welcome off the list!

miffedmax
Sep 18th, 2009, 06:58 PM
I just want to see me bangless, slamless Lena welcomed TO the list. :sobbing:

ce
Sep 18th, 2009, 07:02 PM
I just want to see me bangless, slamless Lena welcomed TO the list. :sobbing:

tell me about it :rolleyes:

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 18th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Majoli and Myskina are the only true one slam wonders. They very well could have ended up having Petrova's type of career.
Barker, Ruzici, Jordan etc won MM tournaments and thus should be completely ignored and Sabatini, Novotna and Martinez were too good not to win at least one slam.

young_gunner913
Sep 18th, 2009, 08:55 PM
Kim off the list. :D

tennisforadults
Sep 18th, 2009, 11:57 PM
Kim should have never made this list anyway. She made multiple GS finals and semis besides her 05 USO triumph. Same with Sveta - who made multiple GS finals too.

I think Myskina is as close as you can find to a 'One Slam Wonder'. Even then she made multiple QFs.

KournikovaFan91
Sep 19th, 2009, 02:29 AM
Why is Mima Jausovic listed as SLO, surley YUG is appropriate no?