Yes, some player in the WTA played to her ranking or better in EVRY single tournament she played in. Actually, probably more than one did. Give me the highest ranking one.
Dec 14th, 2001, 04:43 AM
My only guess off the top of my head would be Serena, but I haven't actually looked at her record or anything. Just can't remember her losing that early.
In fact, i think she was a QF or better at every event, and she was ranked like #8-10 for a bit of the year, so she's my guess! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Yep - Serena!
Dec 14th, 2001, 08:29 AM
I couldn't imagine it being anyone other than Serena.
Dec 14th, 2001, 11:10 AM
Su-Wei Hsieh won all 4 challengers she played , plus reached SF of the WTA event in Bali and QF in Pattaya City.
Dec 14th, 2001, 11:21 AM
Maybe Monica was ranked lower as Serena when she beat her in Los Angeles but I am not sure about that.
Dec 14th, 2001, 11:33 AM
Irma is right. I've checked Michael Blue's website and the ranking on Jannak's one: Monica was ranked #10 as of August 6th and seeded #6 in Los Angeles, while Serena was ranked #8 and seeded #4.
Dec 14th, 2001, 01:21 PM
Indeed. But that would represent a failure to play to her SEEDING, not to her RANKING. However Serena was the player I was thinking of. That string of QF, QF, QF all season, followed by a #6 ranking just struck me.
Anybod know if a player has ever gone through a season w/o ever losing to a lower ranking player?
Dec 14th, 2001, 01:29 PM
Last year Seles only lost to players ranked above her, with the exception of Julie Halard (retired injured) and Mary Pierce.
Dec 14th, 2001, 02:38 PM
Oh, I see. Anyway there's no doubt that Serena showed an impressive consistency at high level. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 14th, 2001, 02:44 PM
Anna probarly didn`t lose to anybody ranked lower as her her in 96,97 since I am pretty sure that those days she never lost to anybody outside the top 15.
Dec 15th, 2001, 12:21 AM
I would have to say Monica Seles
Dec 15th, 2001, 03:55 AM
Didn't Monica lose to Daja Bedanova at the USOpen in 2001?
Dec 15th, 2001, 04:25 AM
Plus her loss to Tathiana Garbin in IW in 2nd rd.
Dec 16th, 2001, 12:08 AM
I don't think Steffi Graf lost to a lower ranked player in all of 1987. I believe her only two losses were to Martina Navratilova, who was higher ranked at the time.