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Stats Corner: Fantastic Finals Runs

Serena Williams has lost 16 games this fortnight, the third-fewest games lost en route to a Grand Slam final since all Grand Slams became 128-player draws in 1988. Who has lost the fewest?

Published September 06, 2013 12:02

Stats Corner: Fantastic Finals Runs
Carla Suárez Navarro, Serena Williams

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Serena Williams has lost 16 games this fortnight, the third-fewest games lost en route to a Grand Slam final since all Grand Slams became 128-player draws in 1988. Who lost the fewest games en route to a Grand Slam final? See below for the five greatest runs since 1988...

Mary Pierce
10 games
1994 French Open

(lost in final)

Steffi Graf
13 games
1988 US Open

(won title)

Serena Williams
16 games
2013 US Open

(?)

Martina Navratilova
17 games
1989 US Open

(lost in final)

Steffi Graf
17 games
1988 Wimbledon

(won title)

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