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Old 11-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Mustard View Post
Yes. Maureen Connolly lost in the second round of both the 1949 and 1950 US Championships, but then won 9 consecutive majors that she entered:

1. 1951 US Championships
2. 1952 Wimbledon
3. 1952 US Championships
4. 1953 Australian Championships
5. 1953 French Championships
6. 1953 Wimbledon
7. 1953 US Championships
8. 1954 French Championships
9. 1954 Wimbledon

The horsing accident which ended her career was just 2 weeks after winning 1954 Wimbledon. She was 19 years old. She died in 1969 at the age of 34, after a 3 year battle with cancer.

That's a pretty GOAT-ish record.

If a dude did that in today's game I'd be really thinking about elevating him beyond what others had done who'd won less majors.

i can't believe i'd never heard of her before this thread
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