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Who will achieve the Barthel Slam in 2019?

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“Barthel Slam" is the term that got "TF-popular" after Mona Barthel failed to win a match in the main draw of 5 consecutive slams from May 2012-June 2013. Although she never achieved the Barthel Slam herself, the unlucky "achievement" was named after her.
Who'll achieve this unflattering feat in 2019?

2018 winners:
Kurumi Nara, Polona Hercog (also Golden Barthel Slam in 2012), Kristyna Pliskova, Christina Mchale, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (also in 2016), Natalia Vikhlyantseva

2019 Honourable mentions:
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (AO - Mertens, RG - Osaka, W - Puig) - will not participate at USO due to injury, would be playing to win the Barthel Slam for the record 3rd time
Dalila Jakupovic (AO - Giorgi, RG - Nara, W - Flipkens) - lost in Q1 to Martincova
Vera Lapko (AO - Larsson, RG - Parry, W - Q. Wang) - withdrew from qualifying due to injury
Luksika Kumkhum (AO - Barty, RG - Sevastova, W - Keys) - withdrew from qualifying due to injury
Mona Barthel (AO - Sevastova, RG - Garcia, W - Bouzkova) - withdrew from MD due to injury

2019 Barthel Slam Winners:

Bernarda Pera (AO - Haddad Maia, RG - Kozlova, W - Sakkari, USO - Bolkvadze)

Daria Gavrilova (AO - Zidansek, RG - Krunic, W - Svitolina, USO - Ferro)

Saisai Zheng (AO - Muguruza, RG - Q. Wang, W - Barty, USO - V.Williams) - also 2015 winner

Tatjana Maria (AO - S. Williams, RG - Collins, W - Kerber, USO - Kanepi)


Lucky escapes:
Ons Jabeur defeated (27) Caroline Garcia 76(8) 62 in USO R1
(AO - Babos, RG - Martic, W - Kvitova) - plays (27) Caroline Garcia in R1, hasn’t won a set at a slam since Wimbledon 2018
Fiona Ferro defeated Daria Gavrilova 63 64 in USO R1
(AO - Q. Wang, RG - Mladenovic, W - Mertens) - plays Daria Gavrilova in R1, only has 1 GS win from 2018, first full slam calendar year
Lin Zhu defeated (Q) Xin Yu Wang 63 64 (AO - Gasparyan, RG - Begu, W - Ka. Pliskova) - plays a (Q) Xin Yu Wang in R1, she actually qualified at AO, but is yet to win a GS MD match in her career
Jelena Ostapenko defeated Aleksandra Krunic 63 76(7) (AO - Sakkari, RG - Azarenka, W - Hsieh) - plays Aleksandra Krunic in R1, has already won a Golden Barthel Slam in 2016
 

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Re: Barthel Slam 2019

Thanks Jonathan for this thread. :yeah: I love keeping the tradition alive.
 

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Re: Barthel Slam 2019

"Golden Slam" means something else entirely, it's quite confusing.
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Golden Barthel Slam = losing in the first round of all four Majors and the Olympics.
 

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No entiendo.
 

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After qualifiers were placed, Pera will face Bolkvadze and Zhu will face Xin Yu Wang.
 

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Thanks Jonathan for this thread. :yeah: I love keeping the tradition alive.

it's awfully unfair that this got named the "Barthel Slam" when Barthel has never even won it... losing 1R at all 4 Grand Slams in a year has to be a fairly common occurrence, i bet there are quite a few players who have done it 2-3 times in their careers, why did Barthel get tagged with it... it should be changed.
 

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Well, Bartel Slam goes well with BS slam results.
 
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