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40 LOVE History: A Final Four Like This

What do Sue Barker, Renata Tomanova, Virginia Ruzici and Florenta Mihai have in common with Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Sabine Lisicki and Agnieszka Radwanska? Click here to find out.

Published July 03, 2013 12:01

40 LOVE History: A Final Four Like This
Sue Barker

With Agnieszka Radwanska, Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens and Sabine Lisicki reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon, what we're left with is the eighth Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era where none of the four semifinalists have won a Grand Slam title before, and are all gunning for their very first.

Here's the list of those Grand Slams and their Slam-less semifinalists, then the one who emerged...

1974 French Open
Chris Evert, Raquel Giscafré, Helga Masthoff, Olga Morozova
Champion: Chris Evert

1976 French Open
Sue Barker, Florenta Mihai, Virginia Ruzici, Renata Tomanova
Champion: Sue Barker

1977 Australian Open (January)
Dianne Fromholtz, Helen Gourlay, Karen Krantzcke, Kerry Reid
Champion: Kerry Reid

1977 French Open
Mima Jausovec, Regina Marsikova, Florenta Mihai, Janet Newberry
Champion: Mima Jausovec

1978 Australian Open
Diane Evers, Christine Matison, Betsy Nagelsen, Chris O'Neil
Champion: Chris O'Neil

1979 Australian Open
Barbara Jordan, Mary Sawyer, Renata Tomanova, Sharon Walsh
Champion: Barbara Jordan

2010 French Open
Elena Dementieva, Jelena Jankovic, Francesca Schiavone, Samantha Stosur
Champion: Francesca Schiavone

2013 Wimbledon
Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Sabine Lisicki, Agnieszka Radwanska
Champion: ?

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