Re: Grand Slam debutantes since the 2005 US Open
Very interesting to see that no one who had debuted through a WC has managed to win a slam, EVER. Radwanska's been a runner-up and Pavlyuschenkova/Oudin have been quaterfinalists, the rest (~60 players!) have stuck somewhere between R1-R4.
And what it says? Focus on the last names/origins of these debs. Most of them come from English-speaking countries (China's being represented more and more too despite the level of their tennis) and I doubt there's significantly more registered players than elsewhere.
In other words, it seems that WCs are there to help players from financially interesting markets, not good prospects as one would expect. If this hypothesis isn't right/is falsified, we can still say that the WC holders are not so good prospects after all. I smell something rotten.
Last edited by outlier; Aug 1st, 2014 at 02:53 PM.