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How many times a player who got in a grand slam through the qualifier round won the championship, and who are they?

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  • Marginally related - according to Wikipedia, Mark Edmondson is the lowest ranked grand slam winner, winning 1976 Australian Open with rank 212.
    – Martin
    Apr 21 '17 at 1:17
  • Perhaps it could be clarified whether you are interested only in singles or whether this question is also about other events. (I mean doubles, mixed doubles, wheelchair, juniors. Although I do not think I have seen qualifying for mixed doubles or wheelchair competition.) I'd guess that this did not happen in singles, but let's wait to see whether somebody can actually confirm this.
    – Martin
    Apr 21 '17 at 1:23
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    I'm interested in men and women singles. But if get no answer for a few days, I may change it up
    – alamoot
    Apr 21 '17 at 1:25
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No qualifier to one of the four major championships singles main draw has ever won that year's tournament. The farthest a qualifier has reached at a major is the semifinals with John McEnroe reaching the 1977 Wimbledon Semifinals as a qualifier. Other qualifiers to reach grand slam semifinals are Filip Dewulf at the 1997 French Open and Vladimir Voltchkov at the 2000 Wimbledon Championships. A wild card though has won a major before with Goran Ivanišević winning the 2001 Wimbledon Championships as a wild card. On the women's side Alexandra Stevenson made the semis at Wimbledon in 1999 as a qualifier.

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    Since the OP says that they are interested in both men's and women's competition, perhaps Christine Matison (1978 Australian Open) and Alexandra Stevenson (1999 Wimbledon) might be worth adding.
    – Martin
    Apr 21 '17 at 11:42
  • It would be also nice to have some source confirming that no qualifier reached final and these are the only cases where qualifiers reached seminal at a GS tournament.
    – Martin
    Apr 21 '17 at 11:44
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After winning 2021 US Open, Emma Raducanu has become the first person to win a Grand Slam tournament as a qualifier.

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