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Stats Corner: Doubles Surprises, Too

The doubles hasn't been immune to upsets this fortnight either - what does 2013 Wimbledon have in common with the 1977 French Open, the 2008 Australian Open and 2009 Australian Open?

Published July 04, 2013 12:00

Stats Corner: Doubles Surprises, Too
Victoria Azarenka, Shahar Peer

The singles draw has obviously produced some surprises this fortnight, but the doubles draw might be an even bigger graveyard for seeds, with none of the Top 6-seeded teams reaching the semifinals:

(7) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE)
(8) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN)
(12) Barty/Dellacqua (AUS/AUS)
Aoyama/Scheepers (JPN/RSA)

It's actually just the fourth time in the Open Era where none of the Top 6-seeded teams have made the doubles semifinals of a Grand Slam - below are the other three Grand Slams where it happened...

1977 Roland Garros
Champions: Marsikova/Teeguarden
Runners-Up: Fox/Gourlay
Semifinalists: Doerner/Giscafré & Charles/Mappin

2008 Australian Open
Champions: Bondarenko/Bondarenko
Runners-Up: Azarenka/Peer
Semifinalists: Yan/Zheng & Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual

2009 Australian Open
Champions: Williams/Williams
Runners-Up: Hantuchova/Sugiyama
Semifinalists: Dellacqua/Schiavone & Dechy/Santangelo

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