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Has a lucky loser ever won a tournament?

It's something I've been wondering for a while

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Re: Has a lucky looser ever won a tournament?

Don't think it's happened on the WTA for the last few years, but I remember quite a few on the ITF circuit.

I just know Melinda Czink and Ana Ivanovic played in both Q3 and Final of the same tourney in Australia one year, with Ana winning both matches.
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Re: Has a lucky looser ever won a tournament?

I know a case in ATP. Dont know in WTA though
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Re: Has a lucky looser ever won a tournament?

Never happened on WTA tour.
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Re: Has a lucky looser ever won a tournament?

Paola Suarez reached the Madrid Final in 1999 and that's as far as a LL has gonei think




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Re: Has a lucky looser ever won a tournament?

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Don't think it's happened on the WTA for the last few years, but I remember quite a few on the ITF circuit.

I just know Melinda Czink and Ana Ivanovic played in both Q3 and Final of the same tourney in Australia one year, with Ana winning both matches.
Yeah 2005 Canberra.


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Re: Has a lucky looser ever won a tournament?

No, because there is no such thing as a "lucky looser."

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Re: Has a lucky looser ever won a tournament?

LL to win a tournament?

It's happened six times on the ATP tour
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Re: Has a lucky looser ever won a tournament?

So never happened ? I remember a player who was ranked really "low" and won a tournament in Thailand or Indonesia I think, don't remember really well maybe she was a WC ...

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Re: Has a lucky looser ever won a tournament?

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LL to win a tournament?

It's happened six times on the ATP tour
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Never happened on WTA tour.
Never indeed.

The WTA's media guide used to (still does?) claim that Kay McDaniel won the 1980 Atlanta WTA tournament as a LL, which is false as any of you can confirm since that tournament's draw is available at the ITF website (final was Mandlikova d. Turnbull).

http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tour...0000231&event=

Kay McDaniel never won a WTA tournament.

The media guide just got the Atlanta WTA tournament mixed up with the Avon Futures event mentioned in the previous post.

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About the Kay discussion...

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Wasn't Renee Richards that transsexual?
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Wasn't Renee Richards that transsexual?
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Renée Richards (born August 19, 1934) is an American ophthalmologist, author and former professional tennis player. In 1975, Richards underwent sex reassignment surgery. She is known for initially being denied entry into the 1976 US Open by the United States Tennis Association, citing an unprecedented women-born-women policy. She disputed the ban, and the New York Supreme Court ruled in her favor in 1977. This was a landmark decision in favor of transsexual rights.[citation needed]
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So never happened ? I remember a player who was ranked really "low" and won a tournament in Thailand or Indonesia I think, don't remember really well maybe she was a WC ...
Widjaja was a WC in Bali that year

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The WTA's media guide used to (still does?) claim that Kay McDaniel won the 1980 Atlanta WTA tournament as a LL, which is false
2010 version claims that Andrea Jaeger won the 1980 Las Vegas WTA tournament as a LL, which is false too.
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