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1997: Iva (Steffi defeated from 3-peating,in Quarters by Amanda C.)
1998: Arantxa (Iva defeated in Quarters by Lindsay)
1999: Steffi (Aranxta defeated in Semis by Martina H.)
2000: Mary P. (Steffi retired and could not defend).
2001: JCap (Mary P. was out injured and could not defend).
2002: Serena (Serena defeated JCap in the Semis).
2003: JuJu (Justine defeated Serena in the Semis).

Notable: No. 1's who haven't won the French Open. Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport.
 

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Steffi has no legitimate rival during her time so it has been easy for her.:eek:
 

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Never mind back to back. It might be worth noting that the last 7 RG's have been won by 7 different players. And there are still serious contenders out there who haven't done it.
 

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BasicTennis said:
Steffi has no legitimate rival during her time so it has been easy for her.:eek:
That's not true. Arantxa? Monica? Mary Jo?

1994 French Open

Steffi is defeated in the Semis by Mary Pierce :eek: Mary went on to lose in the finals to Arantxa.

1995 French Open

Mary Pierce lost to Iva :eek: in the Rd. of 16. If either had met Steffi in the finals (they were in the other half of the draw) who knows what may have happened?
 

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disposablehero said:
Are there are still serious contenders out there who haven't done it.
Venus, Lindsay, Kim.
 

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That was supposed to be "And". Lindsay is not a serious contender for RG. Amelie is.
Lindsay was a serious contender in 1998 and 1999, when she lost to the eventual champion in the semis and quarters respectively.

I don't think Lindsay is a serious contender for any Slam now. She's sort of in the position where Monica was for so long. She'll get to the Quarters or so and then lose.
 

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Lindsay could still challenge on one of the faster surfaces, if things go her way. But not Roland Garros. Even in 98/99 she was a fringe contender there.
 

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Sorry, can't see her challenging for Wimbledon or US Open.

She's got toe/fitness issues...
 
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