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Stats Corner: Unseeded Semifinalists

An unseeded player has reached a Grand Slam semifinal 13 times since the majors went to 32 seeds in 2001. The latest one is Flavia Pennetta at this year's US Open.

Published September 04, 2013 12:01

Stats Corner: Unseeded Semifinalists
Flavia Pennetta

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Since the Grand Slams went from 16 to 32 seeds starting with Wimbledon in 2001, an unseeded player has reached a semifinal 13 times. The latest of those is Flavia Pennetta, who secured a US Open semifinal berth on Wednesday. Here is the complete list:

Player Event Result
Clarisa Fernández '02 French Open SF
Nadia Petrova '03 French Open SF
Serena Williams '07 Australian Open W
Zheng Jie '08 Wimbledon SF
Kim Clijsters '09 US Open W
Yanina Wickmayer '09 US Open SF
Justine Henin '10 Australian Open R-Up
Zheng Jie '10 Australian Open SF
Petra Kvitova '10 Wimbledon SF
Tsvetana Pironkova '10 Wimbledon SF
Sabine Lisicki '11 Wimbledon SF
Angelique Kerber '11 US Open SF
Flavia Pennetta '13 US Open ?


Note: Unseeded Daniela Hantuchova will also join this list if she wins her Wednesday night quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka.

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