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Stats Corner: Germans Beating World No.1s

Sabine Lisicki upset Maria Sharapova on Tuesday at Wimbledon, the 16th time a German took down a reigning World No.1.

Published July 03, 2012 06:05

Stats Corner: Germans Beating World No.1s
Sabine Lisicki, Maria Sharapova

LONDON, England - Sabine Lisicki's triumph over Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of Wimbledon on Monday was the 16th time a German upended a reigning World No.1 in rankings history and just the fifth time by someone other than Steffi Graf.

Here is a list of each instance of a German defeating a World No.1:

Event German World No.1 Score
'86 Berlin F Graf Navratilova 62 63
'87 Miami SF Graf Navratilova 63 62
'87 French Open F Graf Navratilova 64 46 86
'91 San Antonio F Graf Seles 64 63
'91 Hamburg F Graf Seles 75 67(4) 63
'92 Wimbledon F Graf Seles 62 61
'95 French Open F Graf Sánchez-Vicario 75 46 60
'95 US Open F Graf Seles 76(6) 06 63
'96 US Open F Graf Seles 75 64
'98 Philadelphia F Graf Davenport 46 63 64
'99 French Open F Graf Hingis 46 75 62
'05 Stanford 2r Groenefeld Davenport 50 ret.
'11 Miami 4r Petkovic Wozniacki 75 36 63
'11 Stuttgart F Goerges Wozniacki 76(3) 63
'11 Madrid 3r Goerges Wozniacki 64 16 63
'12 Wimbledon 4r Lisicki Sharapova 64 63


Notes: Graf and Seles were co-No.1 for their '95 and '96 US Open finals.

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