Australian Open 2012: Top 10 Surprise Tournament Finalists in the Open Era

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Australian Open 2012: Top 10 Surprise Tournament Finalists in the Open Era
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The singles semifinals are set at the Australian Open, and of the eight players left in the men's and women's draws, the only player to have never made a Grand Slam final is No. 3 seed Victoria Azarenka.

Six of the remaining seven have made finals in Melbourne, so it may have a familiar feeling if they were to get that far. However, the Australian Open has a deep history of unheralded players breaking through for their first—and in many cases only—Grand Slam final. Here is a look at some of the shock finalists over the years.

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