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Stats Corner: Slam QFs Sans Top 3 Seeds

This year's Wimbledon is just the fifth Grand Slam in the Open Era in which none of the Top 3 seeds reached the quarterfinals.

Published July 01, 2013 12:00

Stats Corner: Slam QFs Sans Top 3 Seeds
Sabine Lisicki

LONDON, England - With No.1 seed Serena Williams the latest seed to fall at this upset-ridden Wimbledon, No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska is the highest-seeded quarterfinalist. How rare is it for none of the Top 3 seeds to make it to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam? This is just the fifth time in the Open Era, and interestingly enough, three of those have occurred since 2011. Here is each instance of it:

Event: '97 Australian Open
Quarterfinalists: (4) Hingis, (12) Coetzer, (14) MJ.Fernandez, (16) Appelmans, Monami, Po-Messerli, Pierce, Spirlea
Final: (4) Hingis d. Pierce

Event: '08 Wimbledon
Quarterfinalists:
(5) Dementieva, (6) S.Williams, (7) V.Williams, (14) Radwanska, (18) Vaidisova, (21) Petrova, Tanasugarn, (WC) Zheng
Final: (7) V.Williams d. (6) S.Williams

Event: '11 French Open
Quarterfinalists:
(4) Azarenka, (5) Schiavone, (6) Li, (7) Sharapova, (11) Bartoli, (13) Kuznetsova, (14) Pavlyuchenkova, (15) Petkovic
Final: (6) Li d. (5) Schiavone

Event: '11 Wimbledon
Quarterfinalists:
(4) Azarenka, (5) Sharapova, (8) Kvitova, (9) Bartoli, (24) Cibulkova, (32) Pironkova, Paszek, (WC) Lisicki
Final: (8) Kvitova d. (5) Sharapova

Event: '13 Wimbledon
Quarterfinalists: (4) A.Radwanska, (6) Li, (8) Kvitova, (15) Bartoli, (17) Stephens, (20) Flipkens, (23) Lisicki, Kanepi
Final: ?

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