Longest slam drought in history?

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  1. Lionheart392

    Lionheart392 Professional

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    I was wondering if anyone knew the longest period of time that a player, male or female, who had won a slam went without winning another, e.g. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario won the French Open in 1989 and then went 5 years before winning her next slam.
     
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    pc1 G.O.A.T.

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    Off the top of my head I would guess Ken Rosewall, who won the U.S. Championship in 1956 and then won the French Open in 1968.


    Laver won the U.S. Championship in 1962 and won Wimbledon in 1968.
     
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    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    These "droughts" were caused by the ban on Professional players.
     
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  4. Xuxa Kuerten

    Xuxa Kuerten Rookie

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    Safin won his 2nd major (2005 Australian Open) 5 years after his 1st one (2000 US OPEN).

    Arthur Ashe also took 5 years to win his fourth major (1975 Wimbledon). He conquered his third one in 1970.
     
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  5. Giggs The Red Devil

    Giggs The Red Devil Rookie

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    Mary Pierce won the AO in ’95 and the FO in ’00. She also was a runner-up at the FO and the USO in ’05. I guess ’10 is going to be a good year.
     
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  6. Moose Malloy

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    also - Boris Becker 1991 AO to 1996 AO
     
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  7. Giggs The Red Devil

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    I forgot Connors. USO ’78 then Wimbledon ’82. Not the longest but quite impressive.
     
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