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Most Obscure/Anonymous player to win a GS MD match?

Who are some of the most WTF players to achieve success at the highest level and win a match in a GS.....

Holly Parkinson(USA)- 2001 Australian Oped RD 128 d Angeles Montolio 62 62
-High rank of #105; only won about 8 other MD tour lvl matches;only played 3 other GS MDs

Melissa Dowse(AUS)-2001 Australian Open RD128 d.Alexandra Fusai() 46 75 60
-High rank of #303(); never won a single other tour match;only played on tour about 2 years
Maria Goloviznina(RUS)-2002 Roland Garros RD128 d.Barbara Schwartz 26 75 52* ret
-High rank of #143; won jut 3 other tour matches(3rd set TB over Kostanic,Ospina and Akgul lol);only played 5 total grand slams ever;only played about 4 full years on tour despite an 8 yr career

Julia Abe(GER)-2000 Roland Garros RD 128 d Marion Maruska 16 63 64-ironically was Abe's last event on tour!!
-High rank of #112;only won 7 other tour lvl matches; played Just 2 other MD GS's

Anda Perianu(ROU)-even i did a "huh' 2006 Roland Garros RD 128 d(28) Lucie Safarova 61 76 (7)....lost 2rd 36 76(5) 63 to Molik
-High rank of #120;played and won one other MD tour lvl event in entire 6 yr career !!
Vitalia Diatchenko(RUS)-2009 Roland Garros RD128(yes that match) d.Mathilde Johansson 26 62 108
-High rank of #105; has only one 1 other tour level match since, which was last fall in Tashkent
Yvette Basting(NED)-2000 Wimbledon RD128 d.Adriana Gersi 61 64
-High rank of #105;came onto tour in 1995 but then didnt play again until 2000; never won another tour lvl match; only played 28 pro events(wta/itf) in career
Eva Fislova(CZE)-2003 Wimbledon RD128 d.Ludmila Cervanova 76(6) 26 64, lead #13 Sugiyama 16 76(6) 42 in 2rd before losing 75 in 3rd
High rank of #98;only won 3 other tour lvl matches;played just 3 other GS MD's;played 14 GS's overall
Teryn Ashley(USA)- 2004 Wimbledon RD128 d. Tina Pisnik 16 62 75
-High rank of #95; only won one other tour lvl match;played just 3 other GS MD's;played 13 total GS's;
Emily Webley-Smith(ENG)-2004 Wimbledon RD128 d. Severine Beltrame 76(2) 64
lost 2Rd 86 in 3rd set to #31 Amy Frazier
-High rank of #292;never won another tour match; only played 3 other tour MDs; never played a GS outside of Wimbledon in 11 year career(played 10 Wimbledon's)!!!
Sabine Klaschka(GER)-2004 Wimbledon RD128 d. Elena Baltacha(lmao)63 62 lost in 2rd to #6 ELENA DEMENTIEVA 26 63 86!!
-High rank of #133;did not win another MD tour match; only played 2 other tour MD's(1 was as a-LL);played 17 other GS's
Nika Ozegovic(CRO)- 2007 Wimbledon RD 128 d. Anna-Lena Groenefeld 63 62
-High rank of #133;played and won just one other tour level event(beating Kirilenko of all ppl);played no other GS MD's; Played 13 other GS's in 9 yr career
Dawn Buth(USA)-2000 US Open RD 128 d.Ansley Cargill 76 75
-High rank #115;played only 2 yrs on tour;played 4 other GS's ;played just 26 tour wta/itf events

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Lilia Osterloh,Viktoriya Kutuzova,Yurika Sema,Anastasia Pivavrova(?),Stanislava Hrozenska,Marie-Eve,Zsofia,Angelika Roesch,Sunitha Rao,Anne Keothavang,Olivia Sanchez,Angela Haynes,Alex S,Jelena Dokic,Rosana De Los Rios,Kristina Brandi,Eva Fislova,Lindsay Lee

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Re: Most Obscure/Anonymous player to win a GS MD match?

EWS has a high rank of 240

But I'd forgotten about Perianu and Ozegovic!


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Diachenko has been injured , no?

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Perianu played another main draw event. I remember because I watched her lose the match to Chakvetadze the year Anna had an amazing summer, 2007????

Mamic looked like she was gonna be around the top 80 or so for a long time, but then she had all those bizarre injuries and they thought they would have to amputate her arm...so she obviously stalled.

There was a British player by the last name Cross that came through the pre qualies at Wimbledon and won a round before being trashed by Lisa Raymond. I believe this was 2001.

Evelyn Fauth won a match at US open in 2001 I believe but lost to Ruano Pascual in a three setter the very next round. Fauth beat Lucic in qualies I believe.

Laurence Andretto won a match at the French on 01, lost to Husarova. And in 2000 someone beat Dokic in round one at the French but I can't spell her name it was something like Coroutchet????

Lenka Nemeckova only won one match I believe in the French 01 as well.

I'm going on memory alone here, so I don't have great details about the matches.
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Didn't Christina Wheeler beat Anna Kournikova one year at the French also??
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Does Sandra Kloesel count?

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And I am posting yet again...

It was Karen Cross that won a round at Wimbledon 01 and interestingly enough she beat one of the other players mentioned in this thread...Yvette Basting in the first round.

Julie Pullin from Britain won a round at the Aussie open in 2000 before losing to Yi 8/6 or 9/7 in round 2.
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Remember when Pivovarova made the 3R of RG?

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In a couple of years I can see this thread being bumped and Jelena Jankovic will be added to the OP.
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You have to look at the players they beat. Not exactly household names, either. Plus, a couple of those players nearly won the next round. 8-6 in the 3rd to highly ranked players. A better stat would be like who was the most obscure to ever reach a Slam semi, like Meredith McGrath in 1996 at Wimbledon.
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who was the most obscure to ever reach a Slam semi, like Meredith McGrath in 1996 at Wimbledon.
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Remember when Pivovarova made the 3R of RG?
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Does Sandra Kloesel count?
Kloesel won several GS MD's matches let alone tour level matches so i wouldn't include her

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You have to look at the players they beat. Not exactly household names, either. Plus, a couple of those players nearly won the next round. 8-6 in the 3rd to highly ranked players. A better stat would be like who was the most obscure to ever reach a Slam semi, like Meredith McGrath in 1996 at Wimbledon.

No but the whole point is that a Grand Slam is the highest benchmark of tennis and to even play in a GS is a dream for 90% of the tour,so winning just one match is quite an achievement....plus sidenote the "Fluke/Random" GS SF/run thing has already been done and those players had many other tour level wins and success.

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Lilia Osterloh,Viktoriya Kutuzova,Yurika Sema,Anastasia Pivavrova(?),Stanislava Hrozenska,Marie-Eve,Zsofia,Angelika Roesch,Sunitha Rao,Anne Keothavang,Olivia Sanchez,Angela Haynes,Alex S,Jelena Dokic,Rosana De Los Rios,Kristina Brandi,Eva Fislova,Lindsay Lee

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In a couple of years I can see this thread being bumped and Jelena Jankovic will be added to the OP.

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