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How many wins for former champs?

Updated: June 14, 2010, 1:06 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Think you know tennis?

Here's a challenge for you heading into Wimbledon: Give ESPN.com the total number of singles victories the 14 active men's and women's Grand Slam champions will total at the All England Club.

Last year, the combined number for this year's Slam-winning entrants was an impressive 44, but Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Belgians Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters didn't play.

There will be six previous champions in the men's draw: Roger Federer, Nadal, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic and Juan Carlos Ferrero. Federer and Roddick made the final last year and accounted for 14 wins between them. In fact, five of those players reached the quarterfinals.

On the women's side, there will be eight major titleholders: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Henin, Clijsters (if she's healthy), Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanovic and this year's French Open winner, Francesca Schiavone. The Williams sisters reached the final last year, giving them a total of 13 wins.

So, drop us a line. Give us a total for match wins and break it down as specifically as you can, because that will be the (inevitable) tiebreaker.

We'll post some of the best guesses, and a (modest) prize from the Wimbledon gift shop awaits the winner.

Greg Garber is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

Greg Garber

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Greg Garber joined ESPN in 1991 and provides reports for NFL Countdown and SportsCenter. He is also a regular contributor to Outside the Lines and a senior writer for ESPN.com.