I'm wondering, who do you think had the hardest run to their GrandSlam victory? Of course all majors are worth the same, but sometimes it makes it so much sweeter when the competition was absolutely fierce. I know some of hte draws can be found online... My pick could be Serena Williams, Australian Open 2007
Serena's one was definately one of the toughest if not the toughest. I know I can't think of any tougher Beating 5 top 16 seeds, 6 seeded players. Petrova, Jankovic, Peer, Vaidisova, and Sharapova all consecutively is crazy. They are 5 players who most players would not want to face let alone facing all 5.
hrmm...I dont know about toughest run, but toughest Final... Venus / Serena 2005 AO and WIM....hrmmm Capriati d Hingis was that french or AO where she came back from 0-5 or something.... I dont know it seems like to me its sweeter regardless of the previous matches if the final is just intense and well faught
For example Venus saying she has her 3rd wimbledon title next to her bed because it was such a great match.
I think its safe to say Venus and Serena maybe Pierce have had the toughest draws because when they got to the finals they were seeded low and not expected to get there. whereas most other players are already top ten or top 20 lol.
Roland Garros 1999 - Graf
Australian Open 2005 - Serena
Australian Open 2002 - Capriati
US Open 1999 - Serena
Wimbledon 2000 - Venus
Roland Garros 2000 - Pierce
Wimbledon 2006 - Mauresmo
Roland Garros 2004 - Myskina