Martina Hingis has never played qualifying at a Grand Slam. Her first senior GS was the Aussie Open in 1995. She was a direct entry into the main draw because she had zoomed her ranking up from the 300's in October 1994 to about 83 in December of 1994.
Surprisingly, Anna Kournikova has had to play qualifying at a Grand Slam - once - at the 1996 US Open. This was before the media ever considered her a pin-up girl and she was just known as Nick Bolletieri's latest prodigy. However, her performance at that GS and other subsequent performances earned Kournikova a high enough ranking to never have to play GS qualifying ever again.
I don't recall Lindsay Davenport ever having to play qualifying at a Grand Slam. She received wildcards into the 1992 and 1993 US Opens before being a direct entry into the Aussie Open in 1994.
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