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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2008, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Which tennis players won their first tournament on debut?

Which players won the first professional tournament on their debut? There are six womens which did it, but I know only about Justine Henin (Antwerp, 1999) and Angelique Widjaja (Bali, 2002). Do you know the other?
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Re: Which tennis players won their first tournament on debut?

Mirjana Lucic in Bol (1997)
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Re: Which tennis players won their first tournament on debut?

I guess it would rather be 1st tournament or 1st WTA performance,cause 99% of players start out at ITF.
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Re: Which tennis players won their first tournament on debut?

Katarina Srebotnik won her 1st wta tournament in Lisbon in 1999, with Henin, Widjaja and Lucic that makes four, I can't remember the 2 others butI'm sure there is a young American girl in the 80's (Jaeger, Rinaldi or Horvath), have to check it!
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Re: Which tennis players won their first tournament on debut?

The fifth one is Czech Petra Langrova winning Paris (clay court event) in 1988
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Re: Which tennis players won their first tournament on debut?

The sixth is Tracy Austin!
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Re: Which tennis players won their first tournament on debut?

But Hingis and Vaidisova won their first ITF Event I think!

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