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Has a player ever reached top 50 without playing tour tournaments MD?

Has any player ever reached top 50 or top 75 just with ITFs??
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I doubt it

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Re: Has a player ever reached top 50 without playing tour tournaments MD?

Cadantu top100 but nothing more
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Re: Has a player ever reached top 50 without playing tour tournaments MD?

Martina Muller has been mentioned before. Entered the top 100 for the first time with 5 main draw wins in her career.
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Inpossible
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Re: Has a player ever reached top 50 without playing tour tournaments MD?

It is impossible because a player only playing ITFs wouldn't be able to afford the fees for missing PMs.


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Cadantu top100 but nothing more
Nope, she peaked at 102 before getting her first MD win over Yakimova in Luxembourg last year which made her entering Top 100.
Zahlavova on the other hand really reached Top 100 by only playing ITF.

To answer the question, it's not possible on the WTA I think, but on the ATP where a Challenger win is weighing more, you can go very far.
I'm pretty sure Zeballos entered Top 50 some years ago without a single ATP maindraw win.
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Nope, she peaked at 102 before getting her first MD win over Yakimova in Luxembourg last year which made her entering Top 100.
Zahlavova on the other hand really reached Top 100 by only playing ITF.

To answer the question, it's not possible on the WTA I think, but on the ATP where a Challenger win is weighing more, you can go very far.
I'm pretty sure Zeballos entered Top 50 some years ago without a single ATP maindraw win.
I think Zeballos only entered top 50 following his ATP St. Petersburg final, and prior to this he had a 2r+Q at the USO.
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Yes, you are right, but he was close #54.

I don't think you can get that close on the WTA.
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Re: Has a player ever reached top 50 without playing tour tournaments MD?

Flavia Pennetta made top 100 with only 1 WTA MD win (out of 3 WTA MDs played).
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Re: Has a player ever reached top 50 without playing tour tournaments MD?

And what about Torro-Flor? She´s 84th in the Race, without a single WTA MD win.

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Re: Has a player ever reached top 50 without playing tour tournaments MD?

Had Mayr won a WTA match when she broke the top 100?
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Yakimova?


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its something on the pocket of someone as cohen, yakimova...

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Re: Has a player ever reached top 50 without playing tour tournaments MD?

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Had Mayr won a WTA match when she broke the top 100?
yes. She won 2 matches in Bad Gastein in 2008, and then entered Top 100 after she won her first round in the Australian Open 2009

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