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Mforensic
May 11th, 2007, 01:09 PM
How many Lucky losers have made it to a quarterfinal or better in a WTA event? Has one ever won one?

janko
May 11th, 2007, 02:58 PM
I remember Anna Ivanovic def. Melinda Czink in final round of qualies in Canberra 2005 before they met again in the final,that means Melinda reached the final as a LL

Virginie Razzano's first two SF were as a LL in Sarrasota and Luxemburg in 2002, I think

janko
May 11th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Also interesting to notice that Maria José Gaidano from Argentina made it to the round of 16 at 1993 US Open as a lucky loser

Slutiana
May 11th, 2007, 04:50 PM
How many Lucky losers have made it to a quarterfinal or better in a WTA event? Has one ever won one?

LOL is this because of the bally antics today?

Mforensic
May 11th, 2007, 11:49 PM
LOL is this because of the bally antics today?

That got me thinking, but also I was reading an interview online and one of the coaches mentioned how the game is not over even when you lose a match as many LL have gone far in tournaments and some have even won. But I haven't been able to find out who has won any WTA tournies as a LL.

Ballbasher
May 12th, 2007, 09:46 AM
Afinogenova made final as a LL in a 25k in the USA losing to Hsieh

Petkorazzi
May 12th, 2007, 07:11 PM
How could I forget .. Savchuk made the quarter in budapest 2 weeks ago as a LL

spiceboy
May 12th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Also interesting to notice that Maria José Gaidano from Argentina made it to the round of 16 at 1993 US Open as a lucky loser

Thanks to the withdrawal of another María José...Mary Joe Fernández :p

And the reason she went that far is because play had already started and seeds stayed the same so she took Mary Joe's spot in the draw. Back then there were just 16 seeds in Grand Slams so she didn't have to play any big player ;)

spiceboy
May 12th, 2007, 11:56 PM
BTW Paola Suárez reached Tier III Madrid final as a LL in 1999

Mforensic
May 14th, 2007, 06:48 PM
Cool!!! Thanks people!

CrossCourt~Rally
May 17th, 2007, 03:59 AM
BTW Paola Suárez reached Tier III Madrid final as a LL in 1999


:worship:

Corswandt
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:55 PM
How many Lucky losers have made it to a quarterfinal or better in a WTA event? Has one ever won one?

Only once. Kay McDaniel, Atlanta 1980.

Ellery
Jun 23rd, 2007, 10:54 PM
Zi Yan made the QF of Japan Open 2003 as a LL.

Mforensic
Jun 29th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Only once. Kay McDaniel, Atlanta 1980.

Who is Kay McDaniel?

Corswandt
Mar 1st, 2008, 09:54 PM
Who is Kay McDaniel?

Someone who has never won a WTA title.

Stakhovsky's win today got me curious, and I went to check what I thought was the lone instance of a LL winning a title on the WTA.

My source for Kay McDaniel winning a title as a LL was the Victory Records (Open Era) section of the tour's official media guide, from where it has found its way to blogs and lists of assorted oddities about the Tour.

But Kay McDaniel isn't featured on the full list of Open Era Tour Singles Champions later on in the same guide, and the list of Tournament Finals gives Mandlikova as the 1980 Atlanta champion, which is confirmed by the ITF website:

http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1020000231

Kay McDaniel actually lost in the 1R of the 1980 Atlanta tournament:

http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/drawsheetbyround.asp?tournament=1020000231&event=

Kay McDaniel's playing record at ITF features no tournament wins.

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 1st, 2008, 10:33 PM
Arvidsson was LL and made quarter finals at Antwerp

spotsyboy
Mar 2nd, 2008, 12:52 AM
wonder how much time it would take to compile a list of lucky losers that have made it into the MD and then had to play the same player they lost to in the qualies? AND how many times out of those instances that they avenged their qualies loss?! :) Hmmm....

janko
Mar 2nd, 2008, 11:06 AM
2006 French Open :

Kirsten Flipkens lost 86 in the 3rd in Q3 against Virginie Pichet, as a LL she has to play again and avenged the loss by winning 62 63:worship: