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Re: 'Journey Women' who became top players for a brief period before returning to nor

Deja Bedanova: She ended the year ranked in the range from 156-400 in her first three years on the tour, then out of nowhere she shot all the way up to #37. She kept her good play up for two years then dipped back down to #783 and never got up over #200 the rest of her career.

*In 2000 she was awarded best new-comer of the year and had wins against Myskina, Petrova, Mauresmo, Henin, Dementieva, and Seles.

Elena Bovina: started off floating between #1420-158 for the first six years of her career. Then shot up all the way to #15. She had a run that lasted 3 years then plummeted to as low as #389 and never ended another season in the top 100.

*Had wins over Dementieva, Clijsters, Petrova, Venus, Capriatti, and Davenport.

Other journey women who had a small window of success include Sania Mirza, Michaella Krajicek, Mariaan De Swardt, and of course we can't forget the most famous journey woman of all time....STEVENSON!

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