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Anne Marie
Feb 17th, 2008, 05:29 PM
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?

tucker1989
Feb 17th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Mirjana Lucic in Bol (1997)

Petkorazzi
Feb 17th, 2008, 08:02 PM
I guess it would rather be 1st tournament or 1st WTA performance,cause 99% of players start out at ITF.

janko
Feb 18th, 2008, 12:09 PM
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!

janko
Feb 18th, 2008, 12:19 PM
The fifth one is Czech Petra Langrova winning Paris (clay court event) in 1988

janko
May 21st, 2008, 08:35 PM
The sixth is Tracy Austin!

Ballbasher
May 21st, 2008, 09:58 PM
But Hingis and Vaidisova won their first ITF Event I think!