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So Disrespectful
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:37 AM
At years end, in the open era.

Was it Venus in 2005 (10)?

doni1212
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Serena at the AO 07. She was ranked 81!

EDIT- Oh you meant the end of the year, ;)

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Chris O'Neil, Barbara Jordan, Mima Jausovec, Virginia Ruzici all finished the season they won their lone GS title outside top-10. But Australian and French Opens they won were Mickey Mouse events without top-players competing.

As for "real" slams (when majority of top guns showed up to play) Serena Williams is the only winner who didn't finish the year in top-10 (#11 in 2005).