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How many players have done what Karolina Sprem did ?

That is being directly into Main Draw (and winning a round) at the first slam she ever plays - and without getting a WC.

That's not too often the case, I suppose.
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not sure, it is very impressive. Well done Karolina!
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I know...to think that she has never even played qualifying at a slam before...fantastic debut

To think that just a few months ago she was playing 10K's...amazing progress.
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that are just three I am pretty sure about. there must have been more

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I think Justine did it when she reached the second round at the French in 99 (and almost went on defeating Lindsay in the second ! )

Congrats Karolina.
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AMAZING KAROLINA!

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I know...to think that she has never even played qualifying at a slam before...fantastic debut

To think that just a few months ago she was playing 10K's...amazing progress.
Yes, it's crazy. Some players spend years and years at GS qualifyings without ever getting out of them, and she just leaves them out.
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She's the next Steffi Graf I tell you!!!

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steffi had to qualify for her first slam though and lost in the second round

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She's the next Steffi Graf I tell you!!!

Jealous much?
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Yep, thats it.
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I think Justine did it when she reached the second round at the French in 99 (and almost went on defeating Lindsay in the second ! )

Congrats Karolina.
Justine won the first tournament she entered.

Both Kim and Justine didn't have to play qual. before their first slam. They gained enough points in their first tournaments.

Justine won almost against Davenport in 1999 in her first slam (RG). She served for the match in the third. She choked and she lost the set with 7-5.

Kim played her first slam at Wimbledon 1999. She reached the fourth round after beating a top ten player (Coetzer). Then she lost against Graf.

Two years later (at the AO 2002) Kim had the chance of becoming the new number one. She had to win the AO in order to overtake Davenport. She lost against Capriati in the semifinal in three sets. She stayed number three.

Kim will be the new number one if she reaches the final of Wimbledon (only Venus can stop her reaching the final).
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Sure she can... in the final!
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