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Corswandt
Mar 13th, 2008, 01:53 AM
I will list Slam debutantes since the 2005 US Open.

Colour code:

Player name - player who debuted through a MD WC
Player name - player who got in the MD on ranking
Player name - player who qualified

Players who debuted as lucky losers or got WCs into qualifying are noted as [LL] and [Q WC] respectively.

Stats are: round reached in Slam debut, career high ranking, career best performance at a Slam

US Open 2005

Bammer (1R, #19, QF)
Hsieh (1R, #23, 4R)
Chan (1R, #50, 3R)
King (2R, #50, 3R) - Q WC
Laine (2R, #50, 2R)
Bychkova (2R, #66, 2R)
Pous Tio (1R, #72, 2R)
Kutuzova (1R, #76, 2R)
Lisjak (3R, #95, 3R)
Glatch (2R, #102, 2R)
Dabek (1R, #170, 1R)
Gambale (1R, #226, 1R)

Australian Open 2006

Azarenka (1R, #1, W)
Vesnina (4R, #22, 4R)
Gajdosova (1R, #25, 4R)
Pironkova (2R, #31, SF)
Dominguez Lino (1R, #40, 3R)
Yan (2R, #40, 2R)
Voskoboeva (2R, #42, 3R)
Amanmuradova (2R, #50, 3R)
Savchuk (3R, #79, 3R)
Yuan (2R, #86, 2R)
Sromova (2R, #87, 2R)
Woerle (1R, #119, 1R)
Breadmore (1R, #221, 1R)

Roland Garros 2006

Kanepi (2R, #15, QF)
Flipkens (2R, #20, 4R) - LL
Brianti (1R, #55, 3R)
Vierin, Nathalie (1R, #103, 1R)
Perianu (2R, #120, 2R)
Vedy (1R, #260, 1R)

Wimbledon 2006

Radwanska, Agnieszka (4R, #2, RU)
Shvedova (1R, #25, QF)
Oprandi (1R, #32, 3R)
Bardina (1R, #48, 1R)
Barrois (1R, #57, 2R)
South (2R, #99, 2R)
Abramovic, Ivana (1R, #143, 1R)
Cavaday (1R, #174, 1R)

US Open 2006

Lepchenko (2R, #19, 4R)
Puchkova (1R, #32, 3R)
Rolle (1R, #82, 3R)
Dubois (1R, #87, 2R)
Skavronskaia (1R, #124, 1R)
Albanese (2R, #158, 2R)

Australian Open 2007

Wozniak (1R, #21, 4R)
Paszek (2R, #26, QF)
Kudryavtseva (2R, #56, 4R)
Zahlavova (1R, #78, 2R)
Klepac (1R, #99, 1R)
Cravero (1R, #106, 1R)
Moore, Jessica (1R, #132, 2R)
Brengle (1R, #152, 1R)

Roland Garros 2007

Wozniacki (1R, #1, RU)
Kerber (1R, #5, SF)
Petkovic (2R, #9, QF)
Cibulkova (3R, #12, SF)
Szavay (2R, #13, QF)
Knapp (3R, #35, 3R)
Bacsinszky (2R, #37, 3R)
Koryttseva (1R, #50, 2R)
Olaru (3R, #53, 3R)
Sanchez, Olivia (1R, #90, 2R)

Wimbledon 2007

Pavlyuchenkova (1R, #13, QF)
Govortsova (2R, #35, 3R)
Morita (1R, #40, 3R)
Maria (Malek) (1R, #64, 2R)
Ozegovic (2R, #131, 2R)

US Open 2007

Errani (2R, #5, RU)
Goerges (1R, #15, 4R)
Makarova (3R, #19, QF)
Cetkovska (2R, #25, 4R)
Weinhold (1R, #181, 1R)
Cohen, Audra (1R, #229, 1R)

Australian Open 2008

Lisicki (3R, #12, SF)
Kleybanova (2R, #20, 4R)
Cirstea (1R, #23, QF)
Niculescu (1R, #28, 4R)
Ditty (1R, #89, 1R)
Ivanova (1R, #136, 1R)

Roland Garros 2008

Kvitova (4R, #2, W)
Wickmayer (1R, #12, SF)
Suarez Navarro (QF, #19, QF)
Erakovic (2R, #39, 3R)
Rybarikova (2R, #40, 3R)
Rodina (1R, #74, 3R)
Pandzic (2R, #136, 2R)
Huck (1R, #213, 1R)

Wimbledon 2008

Radwaska, Urszula (2R, #29, 2R)
Hrdinova (1R, #168, 1R)

US Open 2008

Oudin (1R, #31, QF)
Vögele (1R, #51, 3R)
Coin (3R, #60, 3R)
Vandeweghe (1R, #69, 2R)
Zhang, Shuai (1R, #73, 1R)
Pivovarova (1R, #93, 3R)
Duque Mariño (2R, #94, 2R) - LL
Ahn (1R, #304, 1R) - Q WC
Muhammed (1R, #322, 1R)
Brodsky (1R, #360, 1R)

Australian Open 2009

McHale (1R, #24, 3R)
Scheepers (1R, #37, 4R)
Mladenovic (1R, #39, 3R)
Mayr (2R, #70, 2R)
Rogowska (1R, #108, 2R)
Wejnert (1R, #324, 1R)

Roland Garros 2009

Hercog (2R, #35, 3R)
Sevastova (1R, #36, 4R)
Hradecka (2R, #41, 2R)
Martic (2R, #42, 4R)
Rus (2R, #61, 4R)
Larcher de Brito (3R, #76, 3R)
Diatchenko (2R, #105, 2R)
Feuerstein (1R, #116, 2R)
Dentoni (1R, #132, 1R)
Pavlovic (1R, #138, 2R)
Laisne (1R, #295, 1R)
Embree (1R, #462, 1R)

Wimbledon 2009

Robson (1R, #35, 4R)
Kulikova (3R, #65, 3R)
Dolonc (Manasieva) (1R, #86, 3R)
Zec Peskiric (1R, #93, 1R)
Kucova, Kristina (2R, #103, 2R) - LL
Silva (1R, #133, 1R)
Gent (Stoop) (1R, #178, 1R)

US Open 2009

Dulgheru (1R, #26, 3R)
Chang (2R, #82, 2R)
Tetreault (1R, #112, 1R)
Sema, Yurika (1R, #142, 1R)
Cecil (1R, #365, 1R)

Australian Open 2010

Han (1R, #125, 1R)

Roland Garros 2010

Pervak (1R, #37, 4R)
Halep (1R, #37, 3R)
Larsson (2R, #46, 2R)
Doi (1R, #82, 3R)
Nara (1R, #101, 2R)
El Tabakh (1R, #146, 1R)

Wimbledon 2010

Jovanovski (2R, #38, 4R)
Watson (1R, #39, 3R)
Hlavackova (2R, #58, 4R)
Lapushchenkova (1R, #93, 1R)
Riske (1R, #104, 1R)
Lertcheewakarn (1R, #149, 1R)

US Open 2010

Marino (2R, #38, 3R)
Hampton (1R, #42, 4R)
Minella (3R, #66, 3R)
Falconi (1R, #73, 3R) - Q WC
Rogers (1R, #137, 2R)
Peers (2R, #145, 2R)
Capra (3R, #201, 3R)
Gullickson, Chelsey (1R, #399, 1R)

Australian Open 2011

Davis (1R, #63, 2R)
Tsurenko (2R, #68, 3R)
Garcia (2R, #99, 2R)
Namigata (1R, #105, 1R)
Rodionova, Arina (1R, #157, 1R)

Roland Garros 2011

Stephens (1R, #16, SF)
Barthel (2R, #23, 3R)
Begu (2R, #38, 2R)
Tatishvili (1R, #50, 4R)
Soler Espinosa (2R, #54, 3R)
Bremond (Kuryanovich) (2R, #93, 2R)

Wimbledon 2011

Giorgi (1R, #73, 4R)
Pliskova, Kristyna (1R, #86, 2R) - Q WC
Broady (1R, #185, 1R)

US Open 2011

Keys (2R, #53, 3R)
Panova (1R, #71, 1R)
Jani (1R, #147, 1R)

Australian Open 2012

Cadantu (1R, #65, 1R)
Bratchikova (3R, #79, 3R)
Ormaechea (2R, #81, 3R)
Savinykh (1R, #99, 3R)
Koehler (1R, #102, 2R)
Barty (1R, #149, 2R)
Bobusic (1R, #222, 1R)

Roland Garros 2012

Bertens (1R, #41, 2R)
Babos (1R, #59, 2R)
Arruabarrena (1R, #70, 2R)
Pliskova, Karolina (1R, #71, 1R)
Pfizenmaier (2R, #116, 3R)
Larrière (1R, #172, 1R)

Wimbledon 2012

Beck (1R, #56, 2R)
Cepelova (3R, #62, 3R)
Konta (1R, #140, 2R)
Zaniewska (1R, #142, 1R)

US Open 2012

Burdette (3R, #69, 3R)
Muguruza (1R, #70, 2R)
Svitolina (1R, #83, 2R)
Cohen, Julia (1R, #97, 1R)
Burnett (1R, #131, 1R)
Glushko (1R, #131, 1R)
Gibbs (1R, #177, 1R)
Crawford (1R, #219, 1R) - Q WC
Duval (1R, #285, 1R)

Australian Open 2013

Torro-Flor (1R, #64, 2R)
Vekic (2R, #76, 2R)
Putintseva (2R, #88, 2R)
Kumkhum (2R, #110, 2R)
Gavrilova (2R, #140, 2R)
Jones (1R, #150, 1R)
Zhang, Yuxuan (1R, #231, 1R)

Roland Garros 2013

Puig (3R, #65, 3R)
Bouchard (2R, #67, 2R)
Schmiedlova (2R, #125, 2R)
Min (1R, #162, 1R) - Q WC

Wimbledon 2013

Cabeza Candela (1R, #95, 1R)
Tomljanovic (1R, #129, 1R)
Moore, Tara (1R, #183, 1R)
Witthoeft (1R, #185, 1R)
Murray (1R, #188, 1R)

US Open 2013

Fichman (1R, #95, 1R)
Duan (1R, #104, 1R)
Sanchez, Maria (1R, #107, 1R)
Krunic (1R, #126, 1R)
Simmonds (1R, #158, 1R)
Vickery (2R, #182, 2R)

Australian Open 2014

Pereira (1R, #87, 1R)
Kichenok, Nadiya (1R, #100, 1R)
Van Uytvanck (1R, #100, 1R)
Piter (1R, #110, 1R)
Majeric (1R, #111, 1R)
Diyas (3R, #111, 3R)
Bencic (2R, #139, 2R)
Siniakova (1R, #157, 1R)
Konjuh (1R, #202, 1R) - Q WC
Sanders (1R, #203, 1R)
Tang (1R, #389, 1R)

Comments

- most of these debuts aren't very impressive, but many great champions crashed out 1R or 2R on their own Slam debuts, and then took some time before reaching their first 4Rs and QFs.

- very interesting group of debutantes at 2007 RG. Big one too, but there were more at the 2006 AO, which is odd considering how the feeling I had at the time was that the rankings were fossilized, and that "personnel turnover" in the #80-120 ranking range (where many Slam debutantes are ranked at the time of their first GS MD) is now much faster than it was back then.

- after compiling the data for the 2005-2006 debutantes, the 2007 RG group looks even more impressive. Many young hopefuls making their (generally successful) debut there.

- the 2005-2006 debutantes are a varied and interesting bunch. They include players who went on to become solid journeywomen (Kanepi, Vesnina, Dominguez Lino), others who have become stalwarts of the #80-120 range (Pironkova, Savchuk, Voskoboeva, Shvedova, Bychkova), others who were there for a while (Pous Tio, Lisjak, Sromova, Gajdosova), a veteran overachiever who has made the most out of her limited abilities (Bammer), others who shone briefly only to burn out even quicker (Poutchkova, Bardina, Oprandi), and the tragic figures of junior supernovas who never fulfilled their potential and look increasingly unlikely ever to do so (Kutuzova, Flipkens). Other interesting stories are those of Skavronskaia, Perianu and Vierin. Skavronskaia was already a veteran of the challenger circuit at the time, and a longtime resident of the top 200 - but the 2006 USO remains the only Slam MD for which she ever qualified. Perianu slowly made her way up the rankings back in early 2006, and for a while it seemed she would be the first Rumanian to crack the top 100 in several years. But it was not to be - later, when everyone expected one of the young Rumanians (Olaru or Cirstea) to be the first to do so, it was Gallovits who claimed the honour, a few weeks before Olaru broke through at RG. Vierin is an unheralded Italian (I don't think I ever heard her name mentioned in here) who was ranked high enough to get direct access to her first Slam MD at 2006 RG (this happens fairly frequently; for instance, Cirstea never qualified for a Slam, and her ranking allowed her direct entry to the 2008 AO), but failed to do anything there and at Wimbledon and sank back into the challengers, as Perianu, Woerle and Abramovic did. Vierin remains one of the players who came closer to cracking the top 100 without ever actually doing so.

- Flipkens' debut is interesting: as stats freaks know, she made it to the 2006 RG MD as a LL, drew the very same player she had lost to in the final round of Q, but this time won.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 13th, 2008, 03:59 AM
Nice work:cool:. Julie Dittys name really stands out as she is 29 and really took awhile to perfect her game style. She also decided to complete her college education before competing full time on tour:bounce:.

Corswandt
Mar 13th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Nice work:cool:. Julie Dittys name really stands out as she is 29 and really took awhile to perfect her game style. She also decided to complete her college education before competing full time on tour:bounce:.

Thanks.

This is part of a crash course on Scrubology I'm taking in anticipation of the Estoril Open, since I suspect WTA scrubs are all I'll get to see there this year (ATP list is the pitts, still unsure as to whether I should pay for pricey Court Central tickets when I fear Roger may withdraw).

There are many interesting stories like Ditty's in the 2005-2006 debutantes. Check the commentary.

Corswandt
Apr 21st, 2008, 09:27 PM
RG entry list is out, and there are three debutantes with direct entry to the MD: Erakovic, Kvitova and Rodina.

Renalicious
Apr 23rd, 2008, 02:28 AM
Some are very impressive. Although the majority of them haven't improved massively.

Edit: wow, Vesnina reached the 4r. :bolt:

Corswandt
Apr 23rd, 2008, 09:16 PM
Edit: wow, Vesnina reached the 4r. :bolt:

Big hole in the draw there. IIRC she beat Q Savchuk in the 3R.

Corswandt
Apr 23rd, 2008, 09:17 PM
Several career high rankings in the opening post are now out of date. I'll update them all after RG.

Renalicious
Apr 24th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Still, pretty good...but Vesnina is bad now. :sad: She was never very good anyway... :shrug: Lisicki's was also very imppressive. :)

Viktymise
May 18th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Ivana L had such a promising start to her career. Now she can barely win matches in 25ks. :(

I think Kutuzova is finally starting to get herself together. She's shown more potential than Flipkens at least. The only conclusion as to why she's been in the doldrums over the past year is because her game is rediculously risky. She takes the ball earlier than nearly any other player on the WTA and goes loves going over the high pats of the net.

Corswandt
May 18th, 2008, 01:43 PM
I think Kutuzova is finally starting to get herself together. She's shown more potential than Flipkens at least. The only conclusion as to why she's been in the doldrums over the past year is because her game is rediculously risky. She takes the ball earlier than nearly any other player on the WTA and goes loves going over the high pats of the net.

Vika K. won Cagnes, but she has won upper tier challengers before only to fall in the same scrubbish mediocrity immediately afterwards. Haven't seen her play in two years (!) now.

Highlandman
May 18th, 2008, 01:44 PM
RG entry list is out, and there are three debutantes with direct entry to the MD: Erakovic, Kvitova and Rodina.

Kvitova could definitely give a surprise, however it is on clay, so I'm not sure. Too bad her debut is not on a faster surface.

Viktymise
May 18th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Vika K. won Cagnes, but she has won upper tier challengers before only to fall in the same scrubbish mediocrity immediately afterwards. Haven't seen her play in two years (!) now.

Last time I seen her was against Dementieva RG 06. A match she really should have won and I still have it on DVD. Her game reminds me a bit of Sharapova without the serve. Plus she's a headcase. I think she definately could still get it together on the main tour. She's still only 19.

Again, I think her game is too high risk, plus her frying-pan doesn't help matters.

Ballbasher
May 22nd, 2008, 10:20 PM
I almost every final qualifying match there's a player whose debut it'd

Likely:
Wickmayer(vs. Gagliardi)
Rybarikova(vs. Wheeler)

Possible:
Lyubtsova(vs. Mattek) [Hopefully she has to wait :p]
Duque Marino(vs. Martinez Sanchez)

Unlikely:
Martinovic(vs. Benesova)
Pandzic(vs. Niculescu)
Lapushchenkova(vs. Pavlyuchenkova)
Luzhanska(vs. Sfar)
Jozami(vs. Gajdosova)
Suarez Navarro(vs. Puchkova)

Corswandt
May 23rd, 2008, 08:24 PM
Unlikely:

Suarez Navarro(vs. Puchkova)

Unlikely? That was a sure thing if there ever was one.

Too bad about Lyubtsova; she may never get an opportunity like this again.

So our debutantes out of qualies are:

Wickmayer
Rybarikova
Suarez Navarro
Pandzic

Viktymise
May 24th, 2008, 12:03 PM
Unlikely? That was a sure thing if there ever was one.
Too bad about Lyubtsova; she may never get an opportunity like this again.

So our debutantes out of qualies are:

Wickmayer
Rybarikova
Suarez Navarro
Pandzic

LOL I had a moment of madness too and predicted Puchkova to win against Suarez Navarro, without remembering Puchkova has no serve. :o

Wickmayer has a chance for a 3rd round appearance.
Rybarikova could win a match, but it depends on which Sprem shows up.
Suarez Navarro will meet Mauresmo I think. Who knows what could happen in that match.
Pandzic can definately set up a clash with Radwanska.

kittyking
May 24th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Marina is making her Grand Slam Main Draw debut in RG 08 :rocker2:

iPatty
May 30th, 2008, 12:32 AM
How the debutantes did/are doing.

Rodina -- lost 1R to [1] Sharapova.
Wickmayer -- lost 1R to Amanmuradova.

Rybarikova -- beat Sprem, lost 2R to [13] Safina.
Pandzic -- beat Bremond, lost 2R to [14] Radwanska.
Erakovic -- beat Garbin, lost 2R to [3] Jankovic.

Kvitova -- beat Morigami and Stosur, into 3R.
Suarez Navarro -- beat Parmentier and [22] Mauresmo, into 3R.

Dav.
May 31st, 2008, 06:58 PM
Last time I seen her was against Dementieva RG 06. A match she really should have won and I still have it on DVD. Her game reminds me a bit of Sharapova without the serve. Plus she's a headcase. I think she definately could still get it together on the main tour. She's still only 19.
Any chance you would be willing to sell me a copy? I'd love to see Vika play again. I miss her on the big stage. :awww:

iPatty
Jun 1st, 2008, 02:13 AM
Another update:

Suarez Navarro into 4R with wins over Parmentier, [22] Mauresmo, and Dellacqua.
Kvitova into 4R with wins over Morigami, Stosur, and [12] Szavay.

Suarez Navarro plays Pennetta in the 4R while Kvitova plays Kanepi, great chance for both of them.

Corswandt
Jun 1st, 2008, 11:11 AM
First time a debutante reaches a Slam QF since the 05 USO.

A few weeks ago, I was watching her lose to Corinna Dentoni.

iPatty
Jun 2nd, 2008, 01:43 AM
First time a debutante reaches a Slam QF since the 05 USO.

A few weeks ago, I was watching her lose to Corinna Dentoni.

Hmm?

I thought the QF was:

Sharapova vs. Petrova
Clijsters vs. V.Williams
Pierce vs. Mauresmo
Dementieva vs. Davenport

But yes, Suarez Navarro into the QF with a win over [26] Pennetta.
Kvitova will be looking to follow in her footsteps tomorrow.

sunsfuns
Jun 2nd, 2008, 04:25 AM
Those are some impressive debuts by Kvitova and Suarez Navarro! Although in Carla's case the draw opened up for her big time...

It's interesting that she is not the first qualifier to reach Roland Garos QF in recent years. Petra Mandula and Marta Marrero (debutante too) did it too and could never follow it up with anything significant.

Corswandt
Jun 2nd, 2008, 10:25 PM
Hmm?

I thought the QF was:

Sharapova vs. Petrova
Clijsters vs. V.Williams
Pierce vs. Mauresmo
Dementieva vs. Davenport

Didn't mean that a qualifier had reached the QF at the 05 USO; should have made it clearer that it was the first time a qualifier had reached a Slam QF in the period covered by this thread (i.e. post 05 USO).

iPatty
Jun 3rd, 2008, 01:17 AM
Didn't mean that a qualifier had reached the QF at the 05 USO; should have made it clearer that it was the first time a qualifier had reached a Slam QF in the period covered by this thread (i.e. post 05 USO).

I see now, I probably should have understood that.
It would be interesting to see when the last time a debutante reached the QF of a slam, maybe I'll do some research when I have more time. Exams in two days though so I don't have much of that at the moment.

Corswandt
Jun 3rd, 2008, 11:21 PM
I see now, I probably should have understood that.
It would be interesting to see when the last time a debutante reached the QF of a slam, maybe I'll do some research when I have more time. Exams in two days though so I don't have much of that at the moment.

Kids these days are so damn responsible. Two days before exams are due is just the ideal occasion to waste time in here and procrastinate by spending hours digging obscure and useless stats.

Corswandt
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:28 AM
Opening post edited:

- RG debutantes added; Suarez Navarro with the best debut in the period covered by these stats.

- edited in many new career high rankings.

- also edited list to add new career best Slam performances for the following players: Kanepi, Wozniak, Govortsova, Cetkovska and Cirstea.

Corswandt
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:29 AM
There are no debutantes with direct entry into the MD in the Wimbledon entry list, as is to be expected (no time for major ranking changes in just four weeks).

We'll have to wait and see who survives qualies.

Corswandt
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Several possible debutantes still alive in qualies. But I believe it's better to wait until the actual qualifying round before talking about their chances.

njnetswill
Jun 18th, 2008, 04:45 AM
This thread is :worship:

Corswandt is :worship:

Ballbasher
Jun 18th, 2008, 08:18 PM
5 Players could be debutantes from Q:

Possible-
Dentoni (vs. Martinez Sanchez)
Dzehalevich (vs. Ondraskova)
Hrdinova (vs. Puchkova)

Unlikely-
Kulikova (vs. Rybarikova)
Iijima (vs. Fujiwara)

Corswandt
Jun 18th, 2008, 09:26 PM
5 Players could be debutantes from Q:

Possible-
Dentoni (vs. Martinez Sanchez)
Dzehalevich (vs. Ondraskova)
Hrdinova (vs. Puchkova)

Unlikely-
Kulikova (vs. Rybarikova)
Iijima (vs. Fujiwara)

Not looking good. The only reason why I still think we'll have a debutante or two is because it would be too much of a coincidence for all of them to crash out.

In order of what I believe are their chances to qualify:

Dzehalevich
Ijima (?)
Hrdinova
Dentoni
Kulikova

I have no idea how Dzehalevich plays, but considering Ondraskova is a clay specialist by her own admission and played "wall" against Camerin (!) the only time I saw her back in 2006, I'd say Dzehalevich may have a decent shot.

Ijima vs Fujiwara is a coin toss, since all Japanese play pretty much the same. :yawn:

Hrdinova is a towering big server who probably isn't better than her current ranking. Puchkova may DF her way to a loss against anyone, but I doubt Hrdinova has enough game even to stay on the match long enough for that.

Dentoni will either get whomped or choke.

Kulikova is up against an in-form player who was RU at Wimbledon juniors in 2006 IIRC.

Viktymise
Jun 19th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Eva Hrdinova is the sole grand slam debutante of Wimbledon 2008.

sunsfuns
Jun 22nd, 2008, 01:45 AM
And I don't think she will last past the first round. We will have to wait at least until USO for a notworthy debut.

sunsfuns
Jun 22nd, 2008, 01:54 AM
Roland Garros 2007

Szavay (2R, #13, QF)
Cibulkova (3R, #29, 3R)
Wozniacki (1R, #32, 4R)
Knapp (3R, #35, 3R)
Olaru (3R, #55, 3R)
Koryttseva (1R, #57, 2R)
Bacsinszky (2R, #59, 2R)
Kerber (1R, #67, 2R)
Petkovic (2R, #91, 2R)


- very interesting group of debutantes at 2007 RG. Big one too, but there were more at the 2006 AO, which is odd considering how the feeling I had at the time was that the rankings were fossilized, and that "personnel turnover" in the #80-120 ranking range (where many Slam debutantes are ranked at the time of their first GS MD) is now much faster than it was back then.


And three of them were already seeded just a year later. Not bad at all...

Corswandt
Jul 20th, 2008, 12:17 PM
OP: edited to add info about Hrdinova's debut at Wimbledon. I'll see if I can begin editing in updated info on the other player's career best rankings and about those who made their career best performance at this year's Wimbledon as well.

USO entry list is out and there are no debutantes in the MD list. Lapushchenkova may still make it in, though.

Corswandt
Aug 21st, 2008, 10:36 PM
Possible Slam debutantes already in the qualifying round, and their opponents, if known:

Pivovarova (vs M. Johansson)
Lapushchenkova (vs WC Ahn)
WC Ahn (vs Lapushchenkova)
Vögele
Silva (vs Vinci)
Dzehalevich (vs de los Rios)
Larsson (vs Shvedova)
Coin
Bratchikova (vs Glatch)
Larcher de Brito (vs Olaru)
Duque Mariño (vs Camerin)

Ahn vs Lapushchenkova means we're sure to have at least one debutante.

Ballbasher
Aug 22nd, 2008, 05:13 AM
To add one:
Zhang (vs. South)
Vögele faces Hradecka who has only been in Doubles Main Draws So another guaranted spot!
Coin faces Baltacha!

Corswandt
Aug 22nd, 2008, 09:50 PM
Update:

Confirmed debutantes

Pivovarova
Ahn
Vögele

Possible debutantes yet to play their qualifying round match

Zhang (vs South)
Dzehalevich (vs de los Rios)
Coin (vs Baltacha)
Bratchikova (vs Glatch)

Ballbasher
Aug 23rd, 2008, 10:47 AM
Zhang and Coin both won,too,while Duque got in as a Lucky Loser!

Corswandt
Aug 23rd, 2008, 11:20 AM
Pivovarova
Vögele
Ahn
Duque Mariño
Zhang
Coin

Duque Mariño in as a LL, and Ahn got a WC into qualies, but both count as debutantes acording to the OP's criteria.

Not a terribly exciting bunch, but judging from previous years (2005-2007), the USO debutantes rarely are so.

Interesting that Coin will make her debut at the USO, instead of as a RG MD WC recipient like all other French players.

HenryMag.
Aug 30th, 2008, 12:45 AM
what a debut by Coin :yeah:

Corswandt
Aug 30th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Interesting that Coin will make her debut at the USO, instead of as a RG MD WC recipient like all other French players.

It seems Coin has spent most of her career playing college tennis in the US, so this makes some more sense now.

Corswandt
Sep 13th, 2008, 11:03 AM
*bump*

Fully updated.

All career high rankings updated as per 8 September rankings.

Also updated: several players have surpassed their previous best performance at the Slams. Those were:

Wimbledon 08

Kudryavtseva
Goerges
Kleybanova
Niculescu
Erakovic
Rodina

USO 08

Bammer
Chan
Bacsinszky

Corswandt
Jan 15th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Possible Slam debutantes still alive after 1R of AO qualies:

Schaefer
Silva
Palkina
Wienerova
Mirkovic
Panova
Rus
Lapushchenkova
Stoop
Larcher de Brito
Soler Espinosa
Scheepers

There may be some debutantes in the MD. Couldn't be arse to check, and we'll know tomorrow anyway.

Corswandt
Jan 15th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Only debutante with DA into the MD is Mayr. Or am I missing somebody else?

iPatty
Jan 16th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Narrowed it down to Wienerova, Mirkovic, Panova, Lapushchenkova, and Scheepers.

Tripp
Jan 16th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Jozami will make through to her first singles Slam MD if she wins tomorrow.

Corswandt
Jan 16th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Possible debutantes in the qualifying round, in order of what I believe are their chances to qualify (from most likely to least likely):

Lapushchenkova (vs Woerle)
Panova (vs Schruff)
Jozami (vs O'Brien)
Scheepers (vs Vögele)
Wienerova (vs Oudin)

Mirkovic (vs Date) - no idea

BTW Scheepers career-high ranking was in 2003. She's been hovering around #250 ever since, her ranking never sinking all that much. Skavronskaya part deux?

Ballbasher
Jan 17th, 2009, 08:35 AM
Scheepers has qualified, all others lost!

robb01
Jan 19th, 2009, 01:56 PM
wow! thats' a hell lot of stats...would take a lot of time studying it :p

Ballbasher
Jan 20th, 2009, 06:27 PM
Mayr - R2 [possibly improving]
Scheepers - R1 [double bagelled]

Corswandt
May 1st, 2009, 09:32 PM
RG 2009 - debutante with direct entry into the MD: Hradecka

Corswandt
May 20th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Possible debutantes still alive in the 2R of qualies:

Vongsouthi
Tatishvili
Bratchikova
Sevastova
Hercog
Piedade
Zec Peskiric
Begu
Diatchenko
Halep
Silva
Micaela Carolina Larcher de Brito
Rus
Dentoni
Martic
Wienerova
Panova

All the remaining players in the Zec Peskiric-Begu-Diatchenko-Halep section have never played a GS MD, so we're assured of at least one debutante (which is likely to be Halep). Sevastova also has a shot at qualifying I think, Hercog not as much, Rus I don't know, Martic I very much doubt. The bottom section consists of two Americans and two possible debutantes, so some chances there as well.

Viktymise
May 21st, 2009, 03:36 PM
Has C. Klaschka ever played a slam MD?

Ballbasher
May 21st, 2009, 09:15 PM
Now Final Q:
Klaschka vs Ondraskova
Bratchikova or Sevastova
Hercog vs Duque Marino
Begu or Diatchenko
Larcher de Brito vs Ivanova
Rus vs O'Brien
Dentoni vs Fedossova
Martic vs Rodina

So we're guaranteed 2 debutantes :D
Likeliness of others in my eyes:
Dentoni [hopefully not :p]
Rus
Larcher de Brito
Hercog/Martic/Klaschka

Corswandt
May 21st, 2009, 10:47 PM
All the remaining players in the Zec Peskiric-Begu-Diatchenko-Halep section have never played a GS MD, so we're assured of at least one debutante (which is likely to be Halep). Sevastova also has a shot at qualifying I think, Hercog not as much, Rus I don't know, Martic I very much doubt. The bottom section consists of two Americans and two possible debutantes, so some chances there as well.

Or maybe not. Just about everything else wrong too. Screw these junior Slam winners. They all suck balls. Transfers to betting sites put on hold...

Possible debutantes in qualifying round:

Klaschka
Bratchikova
Sevastova
Hercog
Begu
Diatchenko
Micaela Carolina Larcher de Brito
Rus
Dentoni
Martic

My guesses are Sevastova, possibly Diatchenko, Rus and possibly Dentoni.

Corswandt
May 21st, 2009, 10:48 PM
Has C. Klaschka ever played a slam MD?

No - forgot about her, sorry.

So we're guaranteed 2 debutantes :D

Actually 3 - we already had Hradecka.

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2009, 05:28 PM
7 debutantes out of qualies.

Rus
Dentoni
Sevastova
Hercog
Diatchenko
Martic
Micaela Carolina Larcher de Brito

+ Hradecka to make a total of 8. Biggest crop in 2 years.

iPatty
May 22nd, 2009, 08:02 PM
All debutante qualifiers are teenagers. :worship:

Viktymise
May 22nd, 2009, 10:40 PM
Rus

I feel Rus' best surface will probably turn out to be clay, in the same way that you could say that Nikki V's. best surface is clay. Her wide swings and the fact that her below-par footwork keep her stranded a few feet behind the baseline means that her timing issues wont be nearly as evident. Big difference between her and Nicole of course is that Rus simply doesn't possess the same firepower.

Dentoni

Only notable thing I can say, as I've never seen her play, is that I was surprised at Sesil K's. meltdown against her. Sesil K's. game has suffered damage(perhaps irreversibly so) in the years she's been out from the game. Her FH is now completely useless and her serve is Pin-esque. Still, her overall defensive game and her smooth, clean BH should be enough on clay to beat someone like Dentoni rather handily almost every time.

Sevastova

She seems like an all-surface player, from what I've seen. Her defense is decent, she's not a pusher etc. Not a surprise.

Hercog

Woo, prediction come true! Hercog will be destined to hack it out on the lower clay court tiers indefinitely. Her FH simply falls apart on faster surfaces, and probably still will do on clay against competent ballbashers. She undoubtedly has more time on clay to junk players around from the baseline who can't hit through her. I imagine her defense is much better on clay too. Her draw wasn't too bad. Out-of-sorts X-treme ballbasher, another equally hopeless youngster, and the dire puffballer Duque Marino.

Diatchenko

No comments to add.

Martic

Quite surprised by this one. Martic's form has been crap since last summer and this comes out of nowhere. After seeing her against Meusburger (lawl) last year on some livestream, I can only remember thinking what a smooth, consistenly big serve she had. Can't remember much about her ground game, possibly a slightly inconsistent version of U. Radwanska?

Micaela Carolina Larcher de Brito

Once Petkovic lost, I expected ShellydeB to qualify. Before today's match against Ivanova I thought 2, toughish sets for ShellydeB. Ivanova plays a fairly smooth counter-punching game with no weapons from the baseline, but has some nice savvy touch shots from what I remember from about a month or so ago. It was much to my amazement of course when I looked at the score of 0-6 0-3. Ivanova doesn't have to game to blitz ShellydeB however, so with not much of a serve either, a comeback wasn't totally off the cards.

Best chances in the main draw would be for ShellydeB (match against Zheng would be endlessly fun), Sevastova and Martic.

Corswandt
May 23rd, 2009, 11:48 PM
Only notable thing I can say, as I've never seen her [Dentoni] play, is that I was surprised at Sesil K's. meltdown against her. Sesil K's. game has suffered damage(perhaps irreversibly so) in the years she's been out from the game. Her FH is now completely useless and her serve is Pin-esque. Still, her overall defensive game and her smooth, clean BH should be enough on clay to beat someone like Dentoni rather handily almost every time.

Dentoni is tough to label as, even though she is nowhere near to having overwhelming firepower, she's nevertheless very aggressive from the baseline, and has a good serve. Her shots are all depth and placement rather than raw power - it's a very odd game she plays. I'd say the closest we have to her on the Tour is probably Urszula Radwanska, even though U-Rad's strongest side is the BH whereas Dentoni is a FH player. My guess is that Dentoni went on a shit hot serving streak through qualies.

As for Thunder, I saw her play in late 2005 and even at the time you could see the problems she was having with her serve. Similar to Micaela Carolina, next in line from Nick's factory and who probably shares some weaknesses with Thunder, in that regard.

She [Sevastova] seems like an all-surface player, from what I've seen. Her defense is decent, she's not a pusher etc. Not a surprise.

Sevastova has solid groundstrokes that qualify as weapons and above average movement - an extremely rare combination these days. I suppose that, if she was indeed all that, she'd have broken through earlier, but see below.

Woo, prediction come true! Hercog will be destined to hack it out on the lower clay court tiers indefinitely. Her FH simply falls apart on faster surfaces, and probably still will do on clay against competent ballbashers. She undoubtedly has more time on clay to junk players around from the baseline who can't hit through her. I imagine her defense is much better on clay too. Her draw wasn't too bad. Out-of-sorts X-treme ballbasher, another equally hopeless youngster, and the dire puffballer Duque Marino.

We can dissect a player's game, find strengths and weaknesses, try to determine which surfaces will suit in, and which types of opponents will be good or bad matchups for her, but we can't predict actual success or lack thereof, as way too many other factors influence that. This week's tournament winners are good illustrations of that. Rezai suffered from very bad draws over the last 2-3 seasons; Dulgheru broke through immediately because the stars aligned for her.

One of the reasons for this is that the sets of skills necessary to succeed at the lower level and required to win big are completely different - increasingly so.

Another problem is that the truism, that goes way back, that "players with an all-court, more versatile game take longer to breakthrough, whereas ballbashers will find immediate success" is no longer entirely accurate. I'd say that the days in which a big hitting supernova could blast her way through unfit, erratic and past-their-prime veterans/choke-y scrubs with the utmost ease are over; Nikki V. was the last one of that breed. Scrubs these days are fitter, more pugnatious and more consistent than they have ever been. If you look closely at the last few batches of young players, it's the more consistent ones who have been having early successes (before running into a wall), while the pure shotmakers are taking longer to mature and to clean up/develop their games (Lisicki is older than most of the Euro pushers IIRC). Things have changed, and our expectations haven't adjusted to these different circumstances yet.

No comments to add [Diatchenko].

Even though Diatchenko is cute in a way that is somewhat unusual in tennis players (you'll see when I post my Estoril Open photos, which I hope to find time to do within the next couple of years :o ) and she's a power player, she plays a kind of game I can't quite bring myself to like: hitting really hard down the middle and wait for the best (i.e. the Divine Ivanovic's "strategy" in early rounds).

Quite surprised by this one. Martic's form has been crap since last summer and this comes out of nowhere. After seeing her against Meusburger (lawl) last year on some livestream, I can only remember thinking what a smooth, consistenly big serve she had. Can't remember much about her ground game, possibly a slightly inconsistent version of U. Radwanska?

Regardless of how Martic plays, I'll never be able to hate on her because of her freckles. I can't possibly hate on anyone with freckles.

Once Petkovic lost, I expected ShellydeB to qualify. Before today's match against Ivanova I thought 2, toughish sets for ShellydeB. Ivanova plays a fairly smooth counter-punching game with no weapons from the baseline, but has some nice savvy touch shots from what I remember from about a month or so ago. It was much to my amazement of course when I looked at the score of 0-6 0-3. Ivanova doesn't have to game to blitz ShellydeB however, so with not much of a serve either, a comeback wasn't totally off the cards.

Best chances in the main draw would be for ShellydeB (match against Zheng would be endlessly fun), Sevastova and Martic.

STOP GIVING PORTUGUESE NATIONAL HEROINE MICAELA CAROLINA DRAG QUEEN NICKNAMES. :mad:

She still has no serve, and only wins until she meets an aggressive returner that also requires some effort to break.

Best chances in the main draw would be for ShellydeB (match against Zheng would be endlessly fun), Sevastova and Martic.

Debutantes rated in terms of chances of success:

Hradecka (if she isn't too tired)
Micaela Carolina Larcher de Brito
Rus
Sevastova
Martic
Diatchenko
Dentoni
Hercog

Natash.
May 24th, 2009, 11:08 AM
If your judging from Polona's match in Wimbledon against Tabakova, I don't think that would be a fair assessment on her game. She was way, way off. :lol:

Vitalia isn't really hitting down the middle so much in this match. She's hit some great angles and came up with some great returns. Her movement has improved but it's still iffy. Her serve is just awful. Dreadful. Thank god for her that Mathilde has a crazy erratic serve. Gorgeous backhand though. Inside out forehand is very good also.

Corswandt
May 24th, 2009, 11:37 AM
Vitalia isn't really hitting down the middle so much in this match. She's hit some great angles and came up with some great returns. Her movement has improved but it's still iffy. Her serve is just awful. Dreadful. Thank god for her that Mathilde has a crazy erratic serve. Gorgeous backhand though. Inside out forehand is very good also.

At the Estoril Open outside courts, which was where I saw Diatchenko, you get only an approximate idea of shot placement. She'd do that (hitting down the middle) very often though; her rhythm can be so hectic that she simply had no time to adjust her footwork so as to be able to open angles and hit to wherever she happened to be facing (Ivanovic once again).

I wish those multicourt livestream thingies you use had on demand video. As in, as soon as the OOP was out the previous day, I'd select the matches I wanted to watch, and find them waiting for me, in a spoiler-free package, once I got back home in the evening.

Natash.
May 24th, 2009, 12:53 PM
At the Estoril Open outside courts, which was where I saw Diatchenko, you get only an approximate idea of shot placement. She'd do that (hitting down the middle) very often though; her rhythm can be so hectic that she simply had no time to adjust her footwork so as to be able to open angles and hit to wherever she happened to be facing (Ivanovic once again).

I wish those multicourt livestream thingies you use had on demand video. As in, as soon as the OOP was out the previous day, I'd select the matches I wanted to watch, and find them waiting for me, in a spoiler-free package, once I got back home in the evening.

She does have something Ivanovic-esque in her shots. She panics a bit too.

You would love Goerges vs Benesova. Some great on the run forehands from Julia.

Viktymise
May 24th, 2009, 01:10 PM
If your judging from Polona's match in Wimbledon against Tabakova, I don't think that would be a fair assessment on her game. She was way, way off. :lol:

Way off or not, she was getting blitzed by the suck that is Tabakova. The flaws in her game were quite evident.

Natash.
May 24th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Way off or not, she was getting blitzed by the suck that is Tabakova. The flaws in her game were quite evident.

Oh dear Tabakova :lol: We will see then how she's doing. She played much better in her doubles match but that's a complete different game anyways. Hopefully she's on a showcourt. Arantxa is anyways.

Hoping for Corinna to be on as well. HUGE character. If you want get a feel of her game, there's a link to three matches she played in Japan somewhere in her thread.

Corswandt
May 24th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Hoping for Corinna to be on as well. HUGE character. If you want get a feel of her game, there's a link to three matches she played in Japan somewhere in her thread.

She is. The Estoril tournament goers simply adored her last year.

Natash.
May 25th, 2009, 04:38 PM
She is. The Estoril tournament goers simply adored her last year.



Throwing her racket all the way to the net as she tries to close out a scrappy Japanese player. She was up 5-1 in the tiebreaker :lol: I forgot if there were tears involved.

Corswandt
May 25th, 2009, 11:01 PM
the dire puffballer Duque Marino

Dire, yes, but still enough to shoot down Chak. :bigcry:

I didn't expect Chak to remain in the top 10 for long, but to vanish completely like this?

BTW if anyone is considering complaining about how this thread has become a bit too chatty, remember that all the stats can be found in the first post. ;)

iPatty
May 26th, 2009, 01:52 AM
5-1 for the debutantes so far. Impressive.

Corswandt
Jun 16th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Possible debutantes still alive in Q 2R:

Lapushchenkova
Yonemura
Kulikova
K. Kucova
Soler Espinosa
Silva
Begu
Manasieva
Palkina

I don't know when I'll have the time to do an update of the OP.

Corswandt
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Possible debutantes on the qualifying round:

Kulikova
K. Kucova
Silva
Manasieva

I wouldn't be surprised if none of them makes it. Silva vs Schruff will be a rematch of one of the chokiest matches in Tour history - which was for years the lone WTA Tour MD win by a Portuguese player.

Lapushchenkova again loses in Slam qualies. I don't think there are that many players who, like her, actually cracked the top 100 yet have never played in a GS MD.

Corswandt
Jun 18th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Wimbledon 2009 Grand Slam debutantes are:

Regina Kulikova
Neuza Silva
Vesna "The Hair" Manasieva

Corswandt
Jun 18th, 2009, 11:39 PM
During RG qualies, the resident experts on 10K qualies and certified no hopers bright young prospects were all over this thread, but now it seems they just don't care about these new debutantes. Mean people. :crying2:

I hope they're merely scared of Manasieva's hair.

njnetswill
Jun 18th, 2009, 11:58 PM
Neuza :worship: On grass.

iPatty
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:05 AM
I'm here, just not really impressed with any of these three. Kulikova is the only one I hope to see more of in the future.

Corswandt
Jul 4th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Added the debutantes at RG and Wimbledon. Career high rankings and career best Slam performances of previous debutantes to be updated by the end of this month (hopefully).

Natash.
Jul 5th, 2009, 04:57 PM
During RG qualies, the resident experts on 10K qualies and certified no hopers bright young prospects were all over this thread, but now it seems they just don't care about these new debutantes. Mean people. :crying2:

I hope they're merely scared of Manasieva's hair.

That was totally the reason. :scared:

and Neuza's killer backhand :devil:

Corswandt
Jul 20th, 2009, 10:53 PM
and Neuza's killer backhand :devil:

And FH, and serve, and everything. A legend in the making.

Updated OP with career best rankings and career best performances at the Slams for a bunch of players.

njnetswill
Aug 25th, 2009, 12:35 AM
Excited to see who the new debutantes are :bounce:

Just Do It
Aug 25th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Jovanovski :banana:

njnetswill
Aug 28th, 2009, 12:46 AM
If the US Open website bio pages are correct, then these are the potential debutantes:

Kai-Chen Chang
Anna Tatishvili
Yurika Sema
Ksenia Lykina
Bojana Jovanovski
Valerie Tetreault
Anna Lapushchenkova

Some1
Aug 28th, 2009, 01:00 AM
If the US Open website bio pages are correct, then these are the potential debutantes:

Kai-Chen Chang
Anna Tatishvili
Yurika Sema
Ksenia Lykina
Bojana Jovanovski
Valerie Tetreault
Anna Lapushchenkova

Also Rebecca Marino and Heidi El Tabakh :)

njnetswill
Aug 28th, 2009, 01:32 AM
Also Rebecca Marino and Heidi El Tabakh :)

Both already lost today :(

Ballbasher
Aug 29th, 2009, 09:56 AM
Order of likeliness [although I think all are rather unlikely to win (except Sema/Tatishvili of course]:
1.Tetreault - she has proven to be in good form and is in with a shot against Haynes.
2.Lykina - she has shown good nerves against Ondraskova & Martic has been shaky again after a good FO.
3.Chang - Arvidsson has been appalling before NY, but if she is back she should get through comfortably.
4.Jovanovski - I think she is far too inexperienced to beat Gullickson.
5.Lapushchenkova - bad form against in form & her play in last round of quallies has been really bad in all attempts.

Ballbasher
Aug 29th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Tetreault,Chang [both on first attempt :eek:] & Sema are the US Open debutantes!

Corswandt
Aug 30th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Thanks everyone for keeping the thread updated.

Yet another not terribly exciting pack of debutantes. But the USO qualies are always a bit underwhelming. You look at the draw, and it's a mix of veteran challenger hacks, unlucky players struggling to reach their old level after lengthy layoffs, hopefuls who failed to fulfil expectations, mid-ranked former top 100ers now deep in slumps...

If there was a proper calendar of upper tier challengers after Wimbledon, I suppose that more players would enter the USO Q in good form and ready for a breakthrough. But the USO qualies are typically a crapshoot and among the debutantes there are few hyped young hopefuls iPatty would care about or even players in shit hot form.

Slutiana
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Thanks everyone for keeping the thread updated.

Yet another not terribly exciting pack of debutantes. But the USO qualies are always a bit underwhelming. You look at the draw, and it's a mix of veteran challenger hacks, unlucky players struggling to reach their old level after lengthy layoffs, hopefuls who failed to fulfil expectations, mid-ranked former top 100ers now deep in slumps...

If there was a proper calendar of upper tier challengers after Wimbledon, I suppose that more players would enter the USO Q in good form and ready for a breakthrough. But the USO qualies are typically a crapshoot and among the debutantes there are few hyped young hopefuls iPatty would care about or even players in shit hot form.

:bigcry:

njnetswill
Jan 13th, 2010, 06:58 AM
Has anyone debuted based on ranking alone for the AO?

Corswandt
Jan 13th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Has anyone debuted based on ranking alone for the AO?

No, I don't think so.

QD is out, but not much point in speculating before the final round IMO.

Corswandt
Jan 15th, 2010, 10:04 AM
I checked the qualifying round matches and it seems there's only 4 possible debutantes:

Ksenia Pervak
Xinyun Han
Anna Floris
Bojana Jovanovski

Have I missed any? The elder Kucova already played a Slam MD in 2004 (!).

Jovanovski should pull through, Han might, Pervak not as much, Floris is highly unlikely to do so.

That the quality of the Slam debutantes was decreasing we already knew (compare the debutantes at RG 2007, then 2008, and then 2009, and despair); but now it appears that their quantity is decreasing as well.

Corswandt
Jan 15th, 2010, 10:12 AM
It seems everyone missed the amaze Masa Zec Peskiric's GS debut at Wimbledon last year. :lol:

Maybe because she had direct entry into the MD while I was following qualies. Or maybe because her lone claim to fame is being double bagelled by countrywoman Srebotnik at Chokoroz 1R one year.

Bahia
Jan 15th, 2010, 10:33 AM
- had to twist the rules a bit to get Flipkens in; as stats freaks know, she made it to the 2006 RG MD as a LL, drew the very same player she had lost to in the final round of Q, but this time won.

Name please. I'm too lazy to look it up.

Corswandt
Jan 15th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Name please. I'm too lazy to look it up.

Virginie Pichet

Bahia
Jan 15th, 2010, 10:50 AM
And she even lost in the QR. :tape:

Corswandt
Jan 16th, 2010, 10:26 PM
And so it seems that the lone debutante for this year's AO is Han. And it seems nobody cares - and with good reason.

The sources of new players seem to be simply drying up. This is steadily going from merely "disheartening" to "grim". I don't think I'll bother to update this thread any longer, and if I was in the place of those posters who keep "young hopeful watch" threads at GM, I'd shut them down.

Bahia
Jan 19th, 2010, 09:45 AM
Han lost to Stosur 61 36 62.

iPatty
Jan 19th, 2010, 04:41 PM
And so it seems that the lone debutante for this year's AO is Han. And it seems nobody cares - and with good reason.

The sources of new players seem to be simply drying up. This is steadily going from merely "disheartening" to "grim". I don't think I'll bother to update this thread any longer, and if I was in the place of those posters who keep "young hopeful watch" threads at GM, I'd shut them down.

Why do you think I haven't updated my thread since late last year?

Corswandt
Jan 23rd, 2010, 11:31 PM
Why do you think I haven't updated my thread since late last year?

Do you also feel that by now you're following tennis merely out of habit?

Iceland
Jan 24th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Don't lose hope till Roland-Garros. From what I've read of this thread, it is at this Grand Slam that there are the most of them.
Maybe there will be more 1993 girls in the Q draw at that time. Tomljanovic is coming quite close to top 200 for example.

Bahia
Jan 25th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Do you also feel that by now you're following tennis merely out of habit?

Somewhat, but I'm giving 2010 a full chance.

Corswandt
May 18th, 2010, 05:14 PM
The Mother of All Battles, RG Qualies, will begin tomorrow.

We already have one guaranteed debutante with direct access to the MD, Sweden's Johanna Larsson.

njnetswill
May 18th, 2010, 06:41 PM
I'm glad this thread will be continued :p

Just Do It
May 20th, 2010, 12:36 AM
Who's the most successful debutant of all time ?

Corswandt
May 20th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Who's the most successful debutant of all time ?

No idea. I'm only tracking data since the 2005 USO.

Corswandt
May 20th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Situation is as follows:

Guaranteed debutante:

Larsson

Possible debutantes out of qualies, sorted by the chances I give them of actually winning their qualifying round match (from most likely to least likely):

Halep
Doi
El Tabakh
Kalashnikova
Nara
Pervak

njnetswill
May 20th, 2010, 04:56 PM
Who's the most successful debutant of all time ?

Didn't Capriati have an amazing run at her first slam? That's before I started following tennis though.

Kevin.
May 20th, 2010, 11:16 PM
I know Santangelo and Vesnina made the 4r of their debut slams (both at 2005 AO i think) and Suarez Navarro played first grand slam and made QF at FO.

njnetswill
May 21st, 2010, 04:13 PM
Halep, El Tabakh, Doi, Pervak all through.

Nara still going against Niculescu.

spiceboy
May 21st, 2010, 07:04 PM
Didn't Capriati have an amazing run at her first slam? That's before I started following tennis though.

Definetely Capriati making SF in her first GS appearance, RG 90, 20 years ago now :eek:

Just Do It
May 21st, 2010, 07:08 PM
Dokic had a great run in W 1999 ? As a Q she beat Hingis in round 1 to reach QF or SF ?

Iceland
May 21st, 2010, 07:54 PM
So 4 teenagers have made it to the MD. :) I always love that Roland-Garros often provides the most newcomers to Grand Slam MDs.

njnetswill
May 21st, 2010, 07:54 PM
Nara makes GS debut by winning epic match against Niculescu :lol: :worship:

spiceboy
May 21st, 2010, 07:57 PM
It was Stevenson the one who made SF :tape:

But anyway, both girls had played in GS MD before.

Corswandt
Jun 5th, 2010, 08:44 PM
OP updated with RG 2010 debutantes, who didn't fare all that well in their first GS. Then again the debutantes were mostly somewhat random, and those that weren't got bad 1R draws.

For the English Open, we already have a guaranteed debutante: indoor legend La Push.

BTW I'm considering adding those players who made their Slam MD debut through WCs, and identifying those who got in on ranking.

delicatecutter
Jun 6th, 2010, 06:27 AM
I discovered this thread a couple weeks ago. GOAT. :bowdown:

Corswandt
Jun 16th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Possible debutantes in the qualifying round, rated from more likely to less likely to actually make it to the MD:

Hlavackova
Namigata
Garcia Vidagany
Whybourn
Tomljanovic

Ballbasher
Jun 16th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Order of likeliness:
1.Hlavackova - She should win rather easily.
2.Garcia Vidagany - This one is slightly in Arn's favour, but Garcia Vidagany has some chances.
3.Tomljanovic - Kaia has been playing well, but the other 2 stand almost no chance.
4.Namigata - She only has a chance if Niculescu has an off-day. She is too tired to even play a third set, I would guess.
5.Whybourn - Can't see her making it, although I have never seen her playing. But she did not beat anyone of note in qualifying.

njnetswill
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:11 PM
It's too bad Ajla has the toughest opponent, she's by far the most interesting potential debutante.

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:30 PM
It's too bad Ajla has the toughest opponent, she's by far the most interesting potential debutante.

I don't think I would go that far, I did get to see a bit of Ajla in the last couple of days and she does have a nice mix of power and finesse and is using both well but I am still thrilled to see Andrea finally making a nice move up the rankings in the last 12 months. If she can maintain that momentum there is no reason why she can't be top 100 within a few months or even weeks and she too does have a very refreshing game with a lot of very flat hitting and so many of her groundies just barely creeping over the net.

Corswandt
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:19 PM
And our debutantes are, for now:

Lapushchenkova
Jovanovski
Hlavackova

We'll see if any more get in as LLs.

njnetswill
Jun 19th, 2010, 03:15 AM
Isn't Jovanovski making her debut as well?

Corswandt
Jun 20th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Isn't Jovanovski making her debut as well?

Yes, she is. Thanks for noticing that. One of the WCs wasn't awarded so she got in as first MD Alt (at the time). Previous post edited accordingly.

Corswandt
Jul 5th, 2010, 09:59 PM
I've just added this year's English Open debutantes. I've also decided to revise the stats to include MD WCs (currently collecting the required data), which means that I'll have to develop some sort of tacky colour scheme.

For now, I've begun setting apart those debutantes who got in on ranking by putting their names in blue.

Corswandt
Jul 15th, 2010, 10:22 PM
OP fully updated, with all MD WCs added in red and players who got in on ranking marked in blue.

I've also updated many career high rankings and career best performances at the Slams.

njnetswill
Aug 23rd, 2010, 10:23 PM
It's that time of year again :woohoo:

Corswandt
Aug 23rd, 2010, 10:42 PM
No debutantes in on ranking.

Debutantes via MD WC:

Hampton
Rogers
Capra
Gullickson (Chelsey)

Corswandt
Aug 27th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Possible debutantes already through to the qualifying round (with something like 3 out of 4 of the 2nd round's matches still to be played):

Minella
Rodionova the Lesser
Pliskova, Cristina (there's a few ys and zs in there, but I couldn't be arsed to check the spelling)
Tatishvili

[boring writeup]
Minella and Rodionova the Lesser face off, so we're already guaranteed a Slam debutante from qualies. Minella is very good looking, but above all seems to be very determined (as anyone who has watched her matches can attest): she has already survived several major injuries and clawed her way back up the rankings more than once, always trying to improve her (unfortunately) limited physical and technical abilities. So I'll be rooting for her.

Tatishvili is up against Ondraskova. Underdog, but still with a shot.

Cristina Pliskova, from what I've read, plays a somewhat extreme game, so it's difficult to predict how she'll fare against the horrid LDL. She may self-destruct in 40 minutes or win the match, the former being more likely.
[/boring writeup]

njnetswill
Aug 28th, 2010, 01:41 AM
Minella is a good story.

Overall, looks like we are headed toward another not that interesting group of debutantes.

Corswandt
Aug 28th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Already through from Q:

Minella

Still alive in the qualifying round:

Molinero
Namigata
Peers
Fichman
Marino
Falconi
Luzhanska
Panova

Two matchups between possible debutantes, so we're assured of at least a couple more.

Corswandt
Aug 28th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Marino wins the Battle of the Canucks vs überpusher Fichman. Falconi and Peers also through. The USO remains the only Slam in which QD WCs actually make it to the MD.

Luzhanska down a set to Kucova the Elder.

Corswandt
Sep 18th, 2010, 07:07 PM
OP updated with 2010 USO debutantes.

spiceboy
Sep 18th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Of all the useless Aussie WC we have seen through the years in Melbourne, Peers never got one before and had to make her debut in NYC? :tape: :help:

Corswandt
Dec 13th, 2010, 03:30 PM
AO MD list is out. No debutantes in on ranking yet, but possible debutante Namigata is currently next in.

Corswandt
Jan 12th, 2011, 03:13 PM
Namigata got in and is our first debutante.

From the WCs, Lauren Davis and Caroline Garcia will also be playing their first GS MD.

Corswandt
Jan 15th, 2011, 01:43 PM
Possible debutantes still alive in the qualifying round, rated by what I believe are their chances of making the MD:

Rodionova the lesser
Diyas
Gojnea
Begu
Tsurenko

I wouldn't be surprised if none of them made it though.

Corswandt
Jan 16th, 2011, 01:22 PM
So our debutantes, duly colour coded, are:

Namigata
Davis
Garcia
Rodionova (Arina)
Tsurenko

Corswandt
Jan 31st, 2011, 10:10 PM
2011 AO debutantes added to the OP. Also a number of career high rankings and career best performances at a GS updated.

nevetssllim
Feb 1st, 2011, 08:41 PM
I'm surprised LDL's first Grand Slam appearance was as recent as 2006. I've always thought of her as a low-tier top-100 player ever since she won the junior title at RG.

Corswandt
Feb 1st, 2011, 08:46 PM
I'm surprised LDL's first Grand Slam appearance was as recent as 2006. I've always thought of her as a low-tier top-100 player ever since she won the junior title at RG.

I'm surprised anyone cares about LDL's GS debut.

nevetssllim
Feb 1st, 2011, 09:12 PM
I'm surprised anyone cares about LDL's GS debut.

:lol: I don't really. It just struck me as surprising. :p

Corswandt
May 10th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Just checked the RG entry list and Begu will be in on ranking, thus being our first guaranteed debutante.

Tatishvili is next in on the MD list, so she's almost certain to join Begu.

njnetswill
May 10th, 2011, 03:51 PM
The resurgence of Generation Suck :cheer:

Corswandt
May 13th, 2011, 03:43 PM
In on ranking so far:

Begu
Tatishvili

Through WC:

Bremond née Kuryanovich

A WC still to be awarded, further withdrawals expected.

Curcubeu
May 15th, 2011, 07:53 AM
Irina! :cheer:

Second round would be nice! :)

Viktymise
May 15th, 2011, 10:04 PM
I'm surprised anyone cares about LDL's GS debut.

Incredible.

njnetswill
May 19th, 2011, 04:55 PM
Stephens, Ungur, Barthel, and Soler-Espinosa have a good shot.

Corswandt
May 19th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Possible debutantes through to the qualifying round:

Stephens
Ungur
Barthel
Bogdan
Soler Espinosa

Corswandt
May 20th, 2011, 02:11 PM
And so the Slam debutantes at RG 2011 will be:

Begu
Tatishvili
Bremond (Kuryanovich)
Stephens
Barthel
Soler Espinosa

Corswandt
Jun 13th, 2011, 10:50 PM
Updated with RG 2011 debutantes.

Slam debutantes at Wimbledon 2011 so far:

Broady through MD WC

Corswandt
Jun 15th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Possible debutantes through to the qualifying round, by order of what I suppose are their chances of qualifying (from greater to smaller), though besides Cabeza's and Bratchikova's chances being quite slim I really have no clue:

GOATmila
Luzhanska
Pliskova (Kristyna)
Cabeza Candela
Bratchikova

spiceboy
Jun 15th, 2011, 11:42 PM
Ironically, Estrella leads the H2H vs Barthel, they only played once, last year in Holland and Estrella won (on clay :p)

Corswandt
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:19 PM
GOATmila already through. It seems the others will have to wait for tomorrow.

Rui.
Jun 16th, 2011, 10:11 PM
the ballbasher queen of the lower levels is into the 3rd qualies round? :oh:

Corswandt
Jun 17th, 2011, 11:17 AM
the ballbasher queen of the lower levels is into the 3rd qualies round? :oh:

Into the MD actually. Full on ruthless no quarter asked nor given rampage to surely follow.

Kristyna Pliskova also through, Bratchikova and Cabeza Candela out as expected (sizeable stakes on both of those matches :oh: ), Luzhanska delayed.

Corswandt
Jul 8th, 2011, 10:26 PM
*bump*

Updated with this year's English Open debutantes.

Also updated career best performance at a Grand Slam for one particular player. ;)

Rui.
Jul 8th, 2011, 10:29 PM
*bump*

Updated with this year's English Open debutantes.

Also updated career best performance at a Grand Slam for one particular player. ;)

I know you're probably making it on purpose but you are looking more and more like a Williams Sister Tard :lol: and the ";)" at the end of your post was so "bandabouish"

Corswandt
Jul 8th, 2011, 10:41 PM
I know you're probably making it on purpose but you are looking more and more like a Williams Sister Tard :lol: and the ";)" at the end of your post was so "bandabouish"

Thanks.

I'm doing my best to gloat and bluster as often and as loudly as I can, and to be as crass as insufferable as possible, but the Willitards have set the bar so high.

Step to this!

Rui.
Jul 8th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Thanks.

I'm doing my best to gloat and bluster as often and as loudly as I can, and to be as crass as insufferable as possible, but the Willitards have set the bar so high.

Step to this!

If you post a random Beyonce gif now you'll make a perfect Dodoboy :bounce:

Valanga
Jul 9th, 2011, 01:29 AM
Azarennka's need to be updated

Corswandt
Jul 9th, 2011, 11:16 AM
Azarennka's need to be updated

Last year I updated the whole OP (career high rankings, career best performances at the Slams) the week after the English Open. This year that may have to wait for the USO to be over.

Corswandt
Aug 20th, 2011, 03:57 PM
USO 2011 - sin novedad as no debutantes are in on ranking or among the WCs announced.

Rui.
Aug 20th, 2011, 08:59 PM
:eek:

iPatty
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:54 AM
Madison Keys

Corswandt
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:07 PM
Madison Keys

Winner of the MD WC playoff.

Somewhat off-topic, but the elusive Vasilisa Bardina resurfaced in the Q WC playoff, losing in the 2R.

Corswandt
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:19 AM
Possible debutantes already through to the qualifying round so far, from the IMO more likely to qualify to the least likely:

Lu
Jani
Bratchikova
Buzarnescu

Lu and Jani are playing against each other, so we're already assured of at least one debutante from qualies.

Some further possible debutantes still to play their Q-2R matches (6 such matches yet to be played).

HawkAussie
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:24 AM
Top 20 debuted not from 2005 US Open

Vera Zvonareva: 2002: French Open: R4
Kim Clijsters: 1999: Wimbledon: R4
Maria Sharapova: 2003: Australian Open: R1
Li Na: 2005: Australain Open: R3
Francesca Schiavone: 2000: US Open: r3
Marion Bartoli: 2001: French Open: R1
Pauline Parmentier: 2005: French Open: R1
Gisela Dulko: 2003: French Open: R1
Samataha Stsour: 2002: Australian Open: R1

Sammo
Aug 26th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Li 2005? Wow I didn't know that

spiceboy
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:37 PM
Reka-Luca Jani qualifies for a Grand Slam MD in her first attempt :hearts: :worship:

Corswandt
Aug 27th, 2011, 11:28 AM
USO 2011 debutantes, duly colour coded:

Jani
Panova
Keys

HawkAussie
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:56 AM
More people

Peng Shuai: 2004: Wimbledon: R1
Kimiko Date Krumm: 1989: French Open: R2
Sania Mirza: 2005: Australian Open: R3
Zheng Jie: 2004: Australian Open: R1
Flavia Pennetta: 2003: Australian Open: R1
Roberta Vinci: 2001: US Open: R1
Lucie Safarova: 2005: Wimbledon: R1
Sofia Arvidsson: 2004: Australian Open: R1
Ashley Harkleroad: 2001: Wimbledon: R1
Kateryna Bondarenko: 2005: Wimbledon: R1

Corswandt
Dec 28th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Confirmed debutantes for the 2012 AO so far:

Cadantu (in on ranking)
Barty (WC)

Curcubeu
Dec 29th, 2011, 07:55 AM
Do you think that Cadantu has the chance of winning a match?

hellas719
Dec 29th, 2011, 08:59 PM
^If she does then the GM would explode :rolls:

Curcubeu
Dec 29th, 2011, 09:02 PM
She beat Barthel and Yakimova on (indoor) hard. I don't have any hint of a clue how she did that considering that she is an indoor mug herself, while Barthel seems to fare very well with the fast surfaces, but she did it.

But AO is a different story and I can't see it happening, especially not without any tournament beforehand and the usual 1st slam nervosity... :shrug:

Corswandt
Dec 31st, 2011, 05:37 PM
Do you think that Cadantu has the chance of winning a match?

^If she does then the GM would explode :rolls:

I'm not as horrified by Cadantu's current ranking as most people in here are. It's not like she hogged her way to the top 30. And her actual results aren't too shabby for her ranking range, so who knows?

nevetssllim
Dec 31st, 2011, 06:35 PM
Not a debut but Birnerova is due to make her first MD GS appearance in 5y.

Corswandt
Jan 13th, 2012, 10:21 AM
A bunch of possible debutantes through to the qualifying round:

Gojnea
Koehler
Boserup
Ormaechea
Khromacheva
Bratchikova
Savinykh
Larrière
Krunic

Two matchups between potential debutantes (Koehler/Boserup and Khromacheva/Bratchikova), so we already have two guaranteed debutantes from qualies.

And two other possible debutantes still playing their Q2R matches:

Bertens on to a third set vs Savchuk after saving a MP or several MPs
Buzarnescu vs Vögele also still being played.

Corswandt
Jan 13th, 2012, 11:52 AM
And two other possible debutantes still playing their Q2R matches:

Bertens on to a third set vs Savchuk after saving a MP or several MPs
Buzarnescu vs Vögele also still being played.

Both out.

Hurley
Jan 13th, 2012, 05:47 PM
Should get a handful out of there. Maybe 2011 will have a bunch of new names debuting after a couple of lean years.

Corswandt
Jan 14th, 2012, 04:02 PM
2012 Australian Open debutantes, duly colour coded:

Cadantu
Koehler
Ormaechea
Bratchikova
Savinykh
Barty

I was all :hah: at Savinykh, poking fun at her being the highest seed in a section where she was the least accomplished player, and in the end she made short work of that section.

Should get a handful out of there. Maybe 2011 will have a bunch of new names debuting after a couple of lean years.

I think this season will present many of young players with a good opportunity to break through to the top-whatever. Many midranked players are now clearly past their physical prime and/or felt their biological clock begin to tick and/or married those creepy parasites that hang around female pros, so I feel that, as a whole, Generation Slut will have it easier than Generation Wack on that regard.

Ballbasher
Jan 16th, 2012, 10:23 AM
I think you missed Bobusic ;)

Corswandt
Apr 17th, 2012, 10:56 AM
I think you missed Bobusic ;)

I did. Thanks.

Updated thread with 2012 Australian Open debutantes. Lots of career high rankings and career best performances at the Slams are now in need of update. Maybe I'll do it after Wimbledon like I did in the last two years IIRC.

Corswandt
May 24th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Potential debutantes on the qualifying round:

Bertens
Gojnea
Cepede Royg
Bogdan
Floris
Zaniewska
Pfizenmaier
Puig
Cohen
Muguruza Blanco
Arruabarrena Vecino
Pliskova (Karolina)

Three matchups between potential debutantes, so RG Q is likely to provide us with a sizeable crop.

Babos already in on ranking.

Viktymise
May 24th, 2012, 06:11 PM
I think it will be:

Bertens
Zaniewska
Puig
Muguruza Blanco
Karo Pliskova

Corswandt
May 24th, 2012, 10:40 PM
I think it will be:

Bertens
Zaniewska
Puig
Muguruza Blanco
Karo Pliskova

Bertens
Pfizenmaier
Arrutiarrojarretanarrebeitiarrena

Hurley
May 25th, 2012, 01:57 AM
I gotta think White Mug has Arriba's number tomorrow.

Potential debutantes on the qualifying round:

Bertens
Gojnea
Cepede Royg
Bogdan
Floris
Zaniewska
Pfizenmaier
Puig
Cohen
Muguruza Blanco
Arruabarrena Vecino
Pliskova (Karolina)

Three matchups between potential debutantes, so RG Q is likely to provide us with a sizeable crop.

I think this season will present many of young players with a good opportunity to break through to the top-whatever. Many midranked players are now clearly past their physical prime and/or felt their biological clock begin to tick and/or married those creepy parasites that hang around female pros, so I feel that, as a whole, Generation Slut will have it easier than Generation Wack on that regard.

Coming to pass. And not too many of these n00bs seem reprehensible. Yet.

Corswandt
May 25th, 2012, 09:55 AM
I gotta think White Mug has Arriba's number tomorrow.

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=21474500&postcount=8

I saw this coming from the moment the draw came out (just about the only thing I got right) since I watched Arraturrojarrebanarrutiazarrabeitiarrena play here. Flat out pusher who never, but never ever, misses.

Corswandt
May 25th, 2012, 04:36 PM
And our debutantes, duly colour coded, are as follows:

Babos
Bertens
Pfizenmaier
Arruabarrena-Vecino
Pliskova, Karolina
Larrière

Iceland
May 25th, 2012, 05:12 PM
I think you can add Larrière to the list too.

Corswandt
May 25th, 2012, 05:20 PM
I think you can add Larrière to the list too.

Done. Thanks.

Iceland
Jun 21st, 2012, 02:06 PM
We need an update!
Cepelova qualified for the first time, Beck is as well on the verge of getting through and Zaniewska is one set up.

killerqueen
Jun 21st, 2012, 04:27 PM
Beck and Zaniewska can be added. :)

Papillon.
Jun 21st, 2012, 04:35 PM
As well as Konta, Cepelova and Giorgi. :)

Srodgers
Jun 21st, 2012, 04:41 PM
Giorgi actually qualified last year too.

So just:
Beck
Zaniewska
Cepelova
Konta

Papillon.
Jun 21st, 2012, 05:36 PM
Wow, she did? At Wimbledon?

ViennaCalling
Jun 25th, 2012, 07:22 PM
You can change Tamira's best performance into QF :p

Zin
Aug 24th, 2012, 05:02 PM
Many debutantes this year at the USO
Duval, Cohen, Burdette, Gibbs through WCs, Muguruza has a direct entry, Glushko through qualifying.
And Burnett, Crawford, Cepede, Vekic, Svitolina, Evtimova and Maria Sanchez can still qualify :)

killerqueen
Aug 24th, 2012, 09:14 PM
Natassja Burnett, Samantha Crawford, Elina Svitolina and Julia Glushko all in through qualies. :)

Corswandt
Aug 26th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Many debutantes this year at the USO
Duval, Cohen, Burdette, Gibbs through WCs, Muguruza has a direct entry, Glushko through qualifying.
And Burnett, Crawford, Cepede, Vekic, Svitolina, Evtimova and Maria Sanchez can still qualify :)

Natassja Burnett, Samantha Crawford, Elina Svitolina and Julia Glushko all in through qualies. :)

Thanks for keeping tabs on Slam debutantes; I'll update the list in the OP ASAP.

"ASAP" these days meaning "sometime in the next month or so". :o

Corswandt
Jan 11th, 2013, 03:08 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=22777426&postcount=1

I'll try to sort out this info and update the list one of these days.

Sammo
Jan 11th, 2013, 03:44 PM
You can also change Olga Puchkova (US Open 2006) to third round as her best GS performance, she reached it at last year's US Open

Chilenaitor
Jan 16th, 2013, 05:13 PM
donna vekic?

Hurley
Jan 16th, 2013, 07:33 PM
I think this is a complete list for AO 2013, courtesy of alex macpherson:

Direct entry debutantes:
Vekic
Putintseva
Torro Flor

Qualifier debutantes:
Kumkhum
Gavrilova

WC debutantes:
Jones
Y. Zhang

njnetswill
Jan 19th, 2013, 03:12 AM
It's interesting reading this list and seeing all the players who have already left the game.

njnetswill
May 24th, 2013, 07:18 PM
So for RG 2013 we have

Rogers (WC)
Schmiedlova
Min

and that's all? :scratch:

killerqueen
May 24th, 2013, 07:36 PM
So for RG 2013 we have

Rogers (WC)
Schmiedlova
Min

and that's all? :scratch:

Rogers and Min (twice) have already played the US Open (through Wildcards)

njnetswill
May 25th, 2013, 03:25 AM
Rogers and Min (twice) have already played the US Open (through Wildcards)

Sorry, my mistake.

So only Schmiedlova then.

Ballbasher
May 25th, 2013, 09:03 AM
No it is Grace's debut as well. :)

DevilishAttitude
May 25th, 2013, 01:12 PM
The correct list is:

Direct Entry
Bouchard
Puig

Qualified
Schmiedlova
Min

Interesting fact, all these players are still teenagers.

killerqueen
May 25th, 2013, 01:30 PM
Oops it was my mistake after all! I was sure that Min played US last year, so checked her Wikpedia and saw her doubles performance. Turns out she lost in qualies to Cepelova last year. Sorry all! :)

Corswandt
Jun 11th, 2013, 03:58 PM
All debutantes for

2012 RG
2012 Wimbledon
2012 USO
2013 AO
2013 RG

duly added.

Now I'm going to do a general update of career high rankings and career best performances at Slams, which may take a while.

Corswandt
Jun 12th, 2013, 04:21 PM
All career high rankings and career best performances at Slams also updated for all players.

Corswandt
Jun 18th, 2013, 11:54 AM
Tara Moore and Samantha Murray to debut at Wimbledon via MD WCs.

Cabeza Candela also to debut - in MD on ranking.

Corswandt
Jun 19th, 2013, 02:11 PM
Possible debutantes through to the qualifying round:

Witthoeft
Tomljanovic (who is long overdue for her GS MD debut)
Mestach

Corswandt
Jun 20th, 2013, 11:52 AM
Tomljanovic already through - finally.

Witthoeft also through, Mestach out.

So our debutantes for 2013 Wimbledon, duly colour-coded, are:

Cabeza Candela
Tomljanovic
Witthoeft
Moore, Tara
Murray

Viktymise
Jun 20th, 2013, 08:31 PM
New German inevitable disappointment hopeful. :cheer:

Ballbasher
Aug 20th, 2013, 12:59 PM
US Open 2013:
Direct entry:
Nobody (Pereira is one out, so may still sneak in)

Wild Cards:
Maria Sanchez
Sachia Vickery


I think we should see quite a few debutantes through qualifying though. :)

Corswandt
Aug 23rd, 2013, 10:16 PM
Debutantes from qualifying so far:

Fichman
Duan

Corswandt
Aug 24th, 2013, 08:18 AM
Complete list of debutantes from qualifying:

Fichman
Duan
Simmonds
Krunic

Full list of debutantes, duly colour-coded:

Fichman
Duan
Simmonds
Krunic
Sanchez, Maria
Vickery

Ballbasher
Aug 25th, 2013, 03:06 PM
Not really too exciting. :shrug:
I like Duan's game, but she stands no chance in MD.
I have never seen Vickery live.
I am not a big fan of the other 4 after seeing them this year. :shrug:

Corswandt
Aug 25th, 2013, 04:25 PM
Not really too exciting. :shrug:

USO debutantes rarely are.

njnetswill
Aug 28th, 2013, 05:32 AM
Generation Suck: 8 years of debutantes have produced 7 top ten players and 2 grand slam winners. Maybe the future Stosurs, Lis, and Schiavones will come from this lot too, we'll have to wait and see. :shrug:

Ballbasher
Jan 4th, 2014, 09:02 PM
Pereira (finally!), Majeric ( :lol: ) & Nadiya Kichenok will all debut in MD via their ranking with van Uytvanck having a good shot of getting in as well!

Ballbasher
Jan 7th, 2014, 10:03 PM
Van Uytvanck in as well.
For the first time in 8 years (Melbourne 2006) more than 3 players debut in MD via direct acceptance.
Back then it was 6. :eek:

Corswandt
Jan 11th, 2014, 07:27 AM
So our debutantes for the 2013 AO, duly colour coded, are:

Tang
Sanders
Pereira
Majeric
Kichenok, Nadiya
Van Uytvanck
Bencic
Konjuh (Q-WC)
Diyas
Piter
Siniakova

Am I missing anyone?

Ballbasher
Jan 11th, 2014, 07:49 AM
No should be correct. :) Quite exciting Group with Bencic, Konjuh & Siniakova.

njnetswill
Jan 11th, 2014, 07:49 AM
Diyas and Van Uytvanck finally make it.

Valanga
Jan 11th, 2014, 05:41 PM
Why is Alison in orange?

Corswandt
Jan 11th, 2014, 11:21 PM
Why is Alison in orange?

To match her hair colour.

Cloud Nine
Jan 12th, 2014, 10:35 AM
To match her hair colour.

:tears:

killerqueen
Jan 12th, 2014, 05:16 PM
11 :eek: Big group this time! :)

Chilenaitor
Jan 12th, 2014, 06:11 PM
Diyas :D

Corswandt
Apr 16th, 2014, 03:15 PM
MD list for RG is out and we already have out first debutante. Jaksic is in on ranking.

Javi.
Apr 16th, 2014, 05:08 PM
Jaksic is not going to be loved by friendly RG crowd I guess :oh: