Special Sub-Topic: Never Won the Grand Slam
|American Pete Sampras, who was top-ranked for much of his career, won 14 Grand Slam titles, but the French Open was not among them. When was his best finish?|
1996. Sampras reached the Semifinals in 1996, losing to eventual champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Sampras won five U.S. Opens (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002), two Australian Opens (1994, 1997), and seven Wimbledons (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000).
|Boris Becker won six Grand Slam titles, but a French Open was not among them. What was his best finish?|
Semi-finalist. Becker was a semi-finalist in 1987, 1989, and 1991. The former top-ranked German won two Australian Opens (1991, 1996), three Wimbledons (1985, 1986, 1989), and the 1989 U.S. Open.
|Stefan Edberg was former number one rank who never won the French Open. The Swede did reach the finals in 1989. Who did he lose to?|
Michael Chang. Edberg won two Australian Opens (1985, 1987), two U.S. Opens (1988, 1990), and two Wimbledons (1991, 1992).
|Czech tennis legend Ivan Lendl won eight Grand Slam titles, but Wimbledon was not among them. At what stage was Lendl knocked out of Wimbledon in 1986 and 1987?|
Finals. Lendl lost in 1986 to Boris Becker and 1987 to Pat Cash. Lendl won two Australian Opens (1989, 1990), three French Opens (1984, 1986, 1987), and three U.S. Opens (1985, 1986, 1987).
|Swede Mats Wilander never won Wimbledon. He was a semi-finalist for three consecutive years.|
F. Wilander never went past the quarterfinals, but he did win the Australian Open three times (1983, 1984, 1988), French Open three times (1982, 1985, 1988), and the 1988 U.S. Open.
|Swiss standout Martina Hingis made a comeback in 2006 after three years out of professional tennis. Before her temporary retirement, Hingis won five Grand Slam titles, but which tournament was not among them?|
French Open. Hingis, a former number one, won three Australian Opens (1997, 1998, 1999), the 1997 U.S. Open and Wimbledon. She was a finalist twice at the French Open, losing in 1997 to Iva Majoli, and 1999 to Steffi Graf.
|Serbian former number one Monica Seles was on top of the world until she was attacked by a deranged spectator during a tournament in 1993. Seles won nine Grand Slam titles, but Wimbledon was not among them. Did she lose to Steffi Graf at the 1992 Wimbledon? |
Y. Seles won three French Opens (1990-1992), four Australian Opens (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996), and two U.S. Opens (1991, 1992).
|Hana Mandlikova was a Czech tennis player during the 1980s. Mandlikova won four Grand Slam titles, but Wimbledon was not among them. Who did she lose to at the 1986 Wimbledon?|
Martina Navratilova. Mandlikova lost to Evert in 1981 and Navratilova in 1986. Mandilova won 1980 and 1987 Australian Opens, 1981 French Open, and 1985 U.S. Open.
|Evonne Goolagong was an Australian aboriginal who dominated tennis for much of the 1970s. She won seven majors, but the U.S. Open was not among them. Goolagong lost four consecutive U.S. Opens.|
T. Goolagong lost in 1973 to Margaret Smith Court, 1974 to Billie Jean King, and in 1975 and 1976 to Chris Evert. Goolagong won four Australian Opens (1974-1977), the 1971 French Open, and two Wimbledons (1971, 1980).
|The late 1970s made Argentinian Guillermo Vilas a household name in tennis. What tournament prevented Vilas from winning his career Grand Slam?|
Wimbledon. Vilas won the 1978 and 1979 Australian Opens, 1977 French Open, and 1977 U.S. Open. He was a quarterfinalist in 1975 and 1976 at Wimbledon.
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