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Andy T
Sep 7th, 2004, 08:29 AM
Up to and including the current US Open, here are the strike rates of majors winners since 1960* with regard to quarter-final appearances/total slams entered. Active players (singles) in bold. Total number of QF reached in parentheses.

1. Evert 96.4% (54)
2. Smith-Court 91.5% (43)
3. Bueno 82.9% (29)
4. Haydon-Jones 81.1%(30)
5. Navratilova 79.1% (53)
6. Moffitt-King 78.4% (40)
7. Graf 77.8% (42)
8. Seles 77.5% (31)
9. Austin 76.5% (13)
10. Goolagong-Cawley 74.3% (26)

11. V. Williams 72.4% (21)
12. S. Williams 72% (16)
12. Hard 72% (18)
14. Hingis 70% (21)
15 Sabatini 65.1% (28)

16. Sanchez-Vicario 60.3% (35)
17 Richey-Gunter 57.9% (22)
18 Davenport 54.3% (25)
19. Turner-Bowrey 53.7% (22)
20. Capriati 52.3% (23)
20. Mandlikova 52.3% (23)

22. Melville-Reid 50% (23)
23. Hénin-Hardenne 45% (9)
24. Novotna 44% (22)
25. Martinez 38.3% (23)

26. Hantze-Susman 37.5% (6)
27. Wade 36.5% (23)
28. Durr 34% (17)
29. Ruzici 27.5% (11)
30. Sharapova 25% (2)

31. Pierce 23.9% (11)
32. Jausovec 23.8% (10)
33. Myskina 21.1% (4)
34. Barker 19.4% (6)
35. Majoli 17.6% (6)

* not listed are Chris O'Neil and Barbara Jordan, Aussie winners in 1978 and 79 who never made it to another slam quarter final, and Angela Mortimer, Wimbledon Champ in 1961.