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danieln1 Jan 26th, 2013 10:22 AM

When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
:oh:

JustPetko Jan 26th, 2013 10:24 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
Serena at Wimbledon 2010.

dsanders06 Jan 26th, 2013 10:25 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
Serena vultured her way to 2 in 2010 without facing one.

matthias Jan 26th, 2013 10:25 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
It's not her fault when all the other seeds are that bad/injured

alexjones Jan 26th, 2013 10:28 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
about a minute ago, lol.

Lucemferre Jan 26th, 2013 10:28 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dsanders06 (Post 23690066)
Serena vultured her way to 2 in 2010 without facing one.

Henin in her AO 2010 form would have thrashed Azarenka in straights.

moodin0931 Jan 26th, 2013 10:32 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
:happy:

swim4life227 Jan 26th, 2013 10:34 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dsanders06 (Post 23690066)
Serena vultured her way to 2 in 2010 without facing one.

In Australia, she beat Vika and Henin. Some scrubs those are.

In Wimbledon, she beat your precious Maria.

Stay an insufferable twat, bitch.

Temperenka Jan 26th, 2013 10:35 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
Last year she had to knock out Clijsters, Radwanska, and Sharpaova. This year, she had an easier road.

That's how the cookie crumbles. Some years the road is tougher. :shrug: Not her fault.

Plus, for all the times she's had to play Serena painfully early in slams... she deserved a bit of a break.

Cookiecrusher Jan 26th, 2013 10:36 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
Serena at 2010 Wimbledon was the most recent I could remember. But her form was so amazing that she would have pummelled anyone in her way, Top 5 or non Top 5 anyway. :D

Doesnt matter who Vika beat, she still earned the slam rightfully. Easy draws happen here and there, one can never control which opponents they face.

gbenga Jan 26th, 2013 10:45 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dsanders06 (Post 23690066)
Serena vultured her way to 2 in 2010 without facing one.

Have you suffered a blow to your head?? Your memory is fuzzy.

dsanders06 Jan 26th, 2013 10:45 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swim4life227 (Post 23692114)
In Australia, she beat Vika and Henin. Some scrubs those are.

In Wimbledon, she beat your precious Maria.

Stay an insufferable twat, bitch.

The OP asked when the last time a player won without beating a top 5 player was. Serena did it twice in 2010. You can dislike that that's the case all you want, but it won't stop being true :shrug:

Dav. Jan 26th, 2013 10:47 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by matthias (Post 23690106)
It's not her fault when all the other seeds are that bad/injured

Agreed. I'm not a fan by any stretch of the imagination, but you can only play who you are pitted against and it says more about her victory that the other top players couldn't persevere.

Grigorpova Jan 26th, 2013 10:52 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
I really hate when people bring up these threads, let me explain why i) seedings do not determine the quality of a player it ranges day to day (Hampton before the ugly back injury and Kuznetsova in the first set of the QF) ii) it is not her fault that things have occured, it is not LUCK it is occurrence, it is not her fault that seeded players are unable to win or injure themselves, these things OCCUR.

As posters have said above, Serena did well to win AO with players like Henin and Azarenka but they weren't top five? Rankings mean nothing.

doomsday Jan 26th, 2013 10:57 AM

Re: When was the last time a player won a slam without facing a TOP 5 player?
 
GOOd, now people won't talk about Maria that much.


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