View Full Version : Which Players Never Played GS Qualifying?

Jun 16th, 2006, 07:28 PM
How many of todays prominent players have never gone through GS qualifying and just played main draws? Any? :confused: Jennifer Capriati never played GS qualies did she? Venus and Serena Williams too, I'm fairly certain of. I'm sure there are more. Can the stats people help me out?

Aga (however you spell it) Radwanska is making her senior GS debut at Wimbledon in the main draw on a wildcard, and if she flips out and does extremely well she could get high enough to make US Open MD on her own ranking (highly unlikely, but anything can happen).

Jun 16th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Why don't you look it up yourself on www.wtatour.com?

Jun 16th, 2006, 07:32 PM
I think there is a lot of examples.
Tati is one of them :D

Cat's Pajamas
Jun 16th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Venus and Serena barely played any qualifying at all maybe like 5 tournaments or less :shrug: not quite sure

Jun 16th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Why don't you look it up yourself on www.wtatour.com? (http://www.wtatour.com?)

Never thought of that, thank you.

How silly of me to think this could generate some sort of discussion on a tennis board.

Helen Lawson
Jun 16th, 2006, 07:34 PM
I had to do a lot of screen tests early in my career. It builds character.

Jun 16th, 2006, 10:09 PM
i would assume serena motherfucking williams :worship: and venus motherfucking williams :worship:

Jun 17th, 2006, 11:05 AM
I don't think Monica played GS qualifying

Jun 17th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Martina Hingis has never played qualifying at a Grand Slam. Her first senior GS was the Aussie Open in 1995. She was a direct entry into the main draw because she had zoomed her ranking up from the 300's in October 1994 to about 83 in December of 1994.

Surprisingly, Anna Kournikova has had to play qualifying at a Grand Slam - once - at the 1996 US Open. This was before the media ever considered her a pin-up girl and she was just known as Nick Bolletieri's latest prodigy. However, her performance at that GS and other subsequent performances earned Kournikova a high enough ranking to never have to play GS qualifying ever again.

I don't recall Lindsay Davenport ever having to play qualifying at a Grand Slam. She received wildcards into the 1992 and 1993 US Opens before being a direct entry into the Aussie Open in 1994.