Biggest One Hit Wonders of the Open Era – Grand Slams

Bleacher Report just did an interesting slide show listing what they felt is the biggest one hit wonders – people with one Grand Slam Title to their name.  Here are two of the one hit wonders.  Click on the link at the end of the article to see the slide show or CLICK HERE

Hi-res-1276835_display_imageAndres Gomez – 1990 French Open

The 1990 French Open was the only time in his career that Gomez made it past the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam.

The No. 4 seeded Gomez did not have to face a seeded player until the semifinals. He defeated future No. 1 and future French Open champion Thomas Muster in straight sets in the semifinals and then defeated Andre Agassi in four sets in the final to capture his only Grand Slam title.


Credit Real Clear SportsChris O’Neil – 1978 Australian Open

O’Neil’s run to the Australian Open title in 1978 is the most unlikely Grand Slam title in the Open Era. There were only 32 players in the women’s field that year. This required the players to win only five matches in a row compared to the seven wins that it takes now with 128 players. She had a career singles record of 19-52, and the Australian Open was her only career singles title. Her career-high ranking was 80.




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