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It would have been like Ostapenko, or Myskina.
Maybe Ostapenko more, in that year Myskina was playing really good tennis. I remember watching the event. So far, Ostapenko has also achieved less.

At Wimby it's Marion Bartoli for sure, in 2013.

One tournament wonder again was Pennetta in the 2015 US Open.

At the AO it's Sofia Kenin so far but maybe she will achieve more.
 

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Before 2019, Konta has never made it beyond round 1 at French open, and has never won two matches in a row on clay. It would have been ridiculous had she won the French open. She is very lucky that she doesn't have to defend her points this year now.
It might have been ridiculous with the French last year but the Australian Open of 2016 would have been more so. In the end she was beaten by Angie Kerber(who won the event) in the semi finals.Before then she had never made the semi final of any WTA tour event. In addition she was a player who having turned pro in 2008 and after 7 years on the circuit had only ever spent 4 weeks in the top 100. Coincidentally she lost in the 1st round of her first 4 Wimbledons (that did include Maria Sharapova) and also her first 4 French Championships.
 

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Maybe Ostapenko more, in that year Myskina was playing really good tennis. I remember watching the event. So far, Ostapenko has also achieved less.

At Wimby it's Marion Bartoli for sure, in 2013.

One tournament wonder again was Pennetta in the 2015 US Open.

At the AO it's Sofia Kenin so far but maybe she will achieve more.
But Marion did at least have a previous Wimbledon final in 2007 and beat the likes of Jankovic and Henin in the process. Henin never lost another singles in 2007 after that match. Marion also had a win over Serena at Wimbledon in 2011 something most players have never managed. Then in her next match she lost Sabine who failed to play as well in the 2013 final.
 

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It might have been ridiculous with the French last year but the Australian Open of 2016 would have been more so. In the end she was beaten by Angie Kerber(who won the event) in the semi finals.Before then she had never made the semi final of any WTA tour event. In addition she was a player who having turned pro in 2008 and after 7 years on the circuit had only ever spent 4 weeks in the top 100. Coincidentally she lost in the 1st round of her first 4 Wimbledons (that did include Maria Sharapova) and also her first 4 French Championships.
Though Jo's run at Melbourne did include a victory over the BourneGOAT which makes it extremely credible in the eyes of many totally unbiased fans.

In fact you could argue Jo's victory over Ekat in Eastbourne the previous year was where her career really started to take off.

If one of Jo's runs eventually ends in a Slam title I trust she will thank Katya in her victory speech. :p
 

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But Marion did at least have a previous Wimbledon final in 2007 and beat the likes of Jankovic and Henin in the process. Henin never lost another singles in 2007 after that match. Marion also had a win over Serena at Wimbledon in 2011 something most players have never managed. Then in her next match she lost Sabine who failed to play as well in the 2013 final.
Hmm, you are right. She achieved so much over Lisicki, when in fact in my opinion Sabine was a better grasscourter.

Anyway, in 2007 she only beat Henin, otherwise Jankovic never played a QF at least at Wimbledon. Bartoli had good road.

At Wimbledon the winners have been certainly much better. But do you rate Bartoli on grass better than Muguruza, Halep or Kerber? Every time she had free road. Muguruza and Kerber have 2 finals. On the other hand, when Halep won wasn't so surprising like when Marion lifted the trophy.

So choosing one, but who? I prefer to choose Bartoli because Halep is younger.
 

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Hmm, you are right. She achieved so much over Lisicki, when in fact in my opinion Sabine was a better grasscourter.

Anyway, in 2007 she only beat Henin, otherwise Jankovic never played a QF at least at Wimbledon. Bartoli had good road.

At Wimbledon the winners have been certainly much better. But do you rate Bartoli on grass better than Muguruza, Halep or Kerber? Every time she had free road. Muguruza and Kerber have 2 finals. On the other hand, when Halep won wasn't so surprising like when Marion lifted the trophy.

So choosing one, but who? I prefer to choose Bartoli because Halep is younger.
Bartoli beat Jankovic in the 4th Round at Wimbledon in 2007. Very inconsistent match with lots of breaks for rain.
 

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Bartoli beat Jankovic in the 4th Round at Wimbledon in 2007. Very inconsistent match with lots of breaks for rain.
It was an inconsistent match but Bartoli coped with the rain breaks far better than Jankovic. In Paris a couple of weeks earlier Jankovic had beaten Bartoli very easily. A commentary on that match exists with Sam Smith and John Lloyd. They discuss Jankovic as a potential Wimbledon finalist and were not very familiar with Bartoli at that stage. Regarding Bartoli and Wimbledon 2013 she did not drop a set in winning which is quite an achievement in itself. She certainly rode her luck as Sharapova was a potential 4th round opponent and Radwanska potential final opponent. She had never beaten either of these players in her whole career but fate was on her side.
 

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The best: Aga Radwanska and Karo Pliskova ;)
(I really hope that very talented Pliskova will win a Slam title!)

The worst: Errani and Vinci
(And then Bouchard and Lisicki)
 

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Myskina only gave up a few games in QF, SF & F. And she was ITF Player of the Year in 2004. Just missed getting to #1. She was an accomplished player way above what Ostapenko has done so far
 
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Myskina only gave up a few games in QF, SF & F. And she was ITF Player of the Year in 2004. Just missed getting to #1. She was an accomplished player way above what Ostapenko has done so far
While Myskina has 10 career titles to Ostapenko's 3 and a higher career ranking, Jelena has time to catch her in both those areas. She also made another Slam semi. Myskina never did. You forgot to mention that part.
 

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Apart fom her 2007 Wimbledon final, Bartoli also won Eastbourne in 2011 beating Kvitova in the final, who then won Wimbledon a couple of weeks later. She is certainly not the worst GS winner, especially that GS being Wimbledon. At least she's not someone who randomly appeared and fluked a GS on a surface where she had previously done nothing.
 

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for 2010 decade, it's Radwanska, for sure (best)

Worst, I don't know. Maybe a contest between Lisicki, Bouchard and Errani (career tarnished by doping but all in all, a solid couple of seasons), but I think Bouchard takes it!
 

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I'm sorry but Errani is not worse than Bouchard.

They have both made one slam final, both have made two other semi-finals. Errani has made 4 quarter finals to Bouchard's 1. They've both got to one Premier 5 final other than that (Errani - Rome, losing to Serena; Bouchard - Wuhan, losing to Kvitova).

Then, Errani has won a Premier (Dubai) and lost in 3 finals while Genie has not got to any finals; and then Errani has won 6 International tournaments, losing in the final in another 5 while Genie has won 1, and lost in 3 finals.

If you look at it objectively, it's not even close.
 

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The reason why I'm not so convinced that Bouchard is the worst is because in 2014, she was quite clearly among the very best players in the world—especially at the slams. When compared to Lisicki and Vinci, that's an undeniable edge. Her five slam run of SF-SF-F-4R-QF is immensely more impressive than anything the other two ever managed to string together. In fact, neither has ever done back-to-back slams where they reached at least. QFs

Plus, while Bouchard's 2015 form was a massive downfall, she still reached the QF and the 4R at two slams.
Again, not to suggest that the other two are clearly worse, but I do believe that there's a solid argument fro why Bouchard might not be the worst.
 

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I'd rank Anke Huber above most of the girls who did it in 2010s ....
but maybe I'm biaised

maybe Jankovic was the best ?
worst ... well.. tough to say .. Lisicki, Vondrousova , Bouchard ...
 
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