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Old Feb 1st, 2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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Re: Performance of top seed at Grand Slam singles tournaments

Here's the performance of top women's singles seeds at the U.S. Championships / US Open.

2011: #1 Caroline Wozniacki lost semifinals. #9 Samantha Stosur won the title.
2010: #1 Caroline Wozniacki lost semifinals. #2 Kim Clijsters won the title.
2009: #1 Dinara Safina lost third round. Unseeded Kim Clijsters won the title.
2008: #1 Ana Ivanovic lost second round. #4 Serena Williams won the title.
2007: #1 Justine Henin won the title.
2006: #1 Amelie Mauresmo lost semifinals. #3 Maria Sharapova won the title.
2005: #1 Maria Sharapova lost semifinals. #4 Kim Clijsters won the title.
2004: #1 Justine Henin lost fourth round. #9 Svetlana Kuznetsova won the title.
2003: #1 Kim Clijsters lost final. #2 Justine Henin won the title.
2002: #1 Serena Williams won the title.
2001: #1 Martina Hingis lost semifinals. #4 Venus Williams won the title.
2000: #1 Martina Hingis lost semifinals. #3 Venus Williams won the title.
1999: #1 Martina Hingis lost final. #7 Serena Williams won the title.
1998: #1 Martina Hingis lost final. #2 Lindsay Davenport won the title.
1997: #1 Martina Hingis won the title.
1996: #1 Steffi Graf won the title.
1995: #1 Steffi Graf won the title.
1994: #1 Steffi Graf lost final. #2 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario won the title.
1993: #1 Steffi Graf won the title.
1992: #1 Monica Seles won the title.
1991: #1 Steffi Graf lost semifinals. #2 Monica Seles won the title.
1990: #1 Steffi Graf lost final. #5 Gabriela Sabatini won the title.
1989: #1 Steffi Graf won the title.
1988: #1 Steffi Graf won the title.

1987: #1 Steffi Graf lost final. #2 Martina Navratilova won the title.
1986: #1 Martina Navratilova won the title.
1985: #1 Chris Evert lost semifinals. #3 Hana Mandlikova won the title.
1984: #1 Martina Navratilova won the title.
1983: #1 Martina Navratilova won the title.

1982: #1 Martina Navratilova lost quarterfinals. #2 Chris Evert won the title.
1981: #1 Chris Evert lost semifinals. #3 Tracy Austin won the title.
1980: #1 Tracy Austin lost semifinals. #3 Chris Evert won the title.
1979: #1 Chris Evert lost final. #3 Tracy Austin won the title.
1978: #1 Martina Navratilova lost semifinals. #2 Chris Evert won the title.
1977: #1 Chris Evert won the title.
1976: #1 Chris Evert won the title.
1975: #1 Chris Evert won the title.
1974: #1 Chris Evert lost semifinals. #2 Billie Jean King won the title.
1973: #1 Billie Jean King lost third round. #2 Margaret Smith Court won the title.
1972: #1 Billie Jean King won the title.
1971: #1 Billie Jean King won the title.
1970: #1 Margaret Smith Court won the title.

1969: No #1 seed (Ann Haydon Jones withdrew). #2 Margaret Smith Court won the title.
1968: #1 Billie Jean King lost final. #6 Virginia Wade won the title.
1967: #1 Billie Jean King won the title.
1966: #1 Billie Jean King lost second round. #2 Maria Bueno won the title.
1965: #1 Margaret Smith Court won the title.
1964: #1 Maria Bueno won the title.
1963: #1 Margaret Smith Court lost final. #4 Maria Bueno won the title.
1962: #1 Margaret Smith Court won the title.
1961: #1 Darlene Hard won the title.

1960: #1 Maria Bueno lost final. #4 Darlene Hard won the title.
1959: #1 Maria Bueno won the title.
1958: #1 Althea Gibson won the title.
1957: #1 Althea Gibson won the title.
1956: #1 Shirley Fry Irvin won the title.

1955: #1 (domestic) Doris Hart won the title. #1 (foreign) Angela Mortimer Barrett lost first round.

1954: #1 (domestic) Louise Brough Clapp lost final. #1 (foreign) Helen Fletcher Parker lost second round. #2 (domestic) Doris Hart won the title.

1953: #1 (domestic) Maureen Connolly Brinker won the title. #1 (foreign) Thelma Coyne Long lost third round.

1952: #1 (domestic) Maureen Connolly Brinker won the title. #1 (foreign) Thelma Coyne Long lost quarterfinals.

1951: #1 Doris Hart lost semifinals. #4 Maureen Connolly Brinker won the title.
1950: #1 Margaret Osborne DuPont won the title.

1949: #1 (domestic) Louise Brough Clapp lost semifinals. #1 Betty Hilton lost semifinals. #2 (domestic) Margaret Osborne DuPont won the title.

1948: #1 (domestic) Louise Brough Clapp lost final. #3 (domestic) Margaret Osborne DuPont won the title.

1947: #1 (domestic) Margaret Osborne DuPont lost final. #2 (domestic) Louise Brough Clapp won the title.

1946: #1 Pauline Betz Addie won the title.
1945: #1 Pauline Betz Addie lost final. #2 Sarah Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig won the title.
1944: #1 Pauline Betz Addie won the title.
1943: #1 Pauline Betz Addie won the title.
1942: #1 Louise Brough Clapp lost final. #2 Pauline Betz Addie won the title.
1941: #1 Paulize Betz Addie lost final. #2 Sarah Palfrey Fabyan Cooke Danzig won the title.
1940: #1 Alice Marble won the title.

1939: #1 (domestic) Alice Marble won the title. #1 (foreign) Katherine Stammers Menzies Bullitt lost semifinals.

1938: #1 (domestic) Helen Jacobs lost third round. #1 (foreign) Jadwiga Jedrzejowska lost quarterfinals. #2 (domestic) Alice Marble won the title.

1937: #1 (domestic) Alice Marble lost quarterfinals. #1 (foreign) Jadwiga Jedrzejowska lost final. #2 (foreign) Anita Lizana won the title.

1936: #1 Helen Jacobs lost final. #3 Alice Marble won the title.
1935: #1 (domestic) Helen Jacobs won the title. #1 (foreign) Katherine Stammers Bullitt lost final.

1934: #1 (domestic) Helen Jacobs won the title. #1 (foreign) Betty Nuthall Shoemaker lost second round.

1933: #1 (domestic) Helen Wills Moody lost final. #1 (foreign) Dorothy Round Little lost semifinals. #2 (domestic) Helen Jacobs won the title.

1932: #1 (domestic) Helen Jacobs won the title. #1 (foreign) Elsie Goldsack Pittman lost semifinals.
1931: #1 Helen Wills Moody won the title.

1930: #1 (foreign) Betty Nuthall Shoemaker won the title. #1 (domestic) Anna McCune Harper lost final.

1929: #1 (domestic) Helen Wills Moody won the title. #1 (foreign) Betty Nuthall Shoemaker lost quarterfinals.

1928: #1 Helens Wills Moody won the title.

1927: #1 (domestic) Helen Wills Moody won the title. #1 (foreign) ????
1926: #2 Molla Bjurstedt Mallory won the title. #1 Elizabeth Ryan lost final.

1925: #1 (domestic) Helen Wills Moody won the title. #1 (foreign) Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers lost quarterfinals.

1924: #1 Helen Wills Moody won the title.

Number of times each seed has won the title 1924-present:
#1: 35
#1 domestic: 10
#1 foreign: 1
#2: 15
#2 domestic: 5
#2 foreign: 1
#3: 7
#3 domestic: 1
#4: 6
#5: 1
#6: 1
#7: 1
#8: 0
#9: 2
Unseeded: 1
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