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NaNaSlam
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:12 PM
Has any player ever reached top 50 or top 75 just with ITFs??

Sammo
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:32 PM
I doubt it

TeamUla
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:33 PM
Cadantu top100 but nothing more :lol:

colt13
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:30 PM
Martina Muller has been mentioned before. Entered the top 100 for the first time with 5 main draw wins in her career.

Direwolf
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:34 PM
Inpossible

SilverSlam
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:35 PM
It is impossible because a player only playing ITFs wouldn't be able to afford the fees for missing PMs.

Curcubeu
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Cadantu top100 but nothing more :lol:

Nope, she peaked at 102 before getting her first MD win over Yakimova in Luxembourg last year which made her entering Top 100.
Zahlavova on the other hand really reached Top 100 by only playing ITF.

To answer the question, it's not possible on the WTA I think, but on the ATP where a Challenger win is weighing more, you can go very far.
I'm pretty sure Zeballos entered Top 50 some years ago without a single ATP maindraw win.

Uranus
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Nope, she peaked at 102 before getting her first MD win over Yakimova in Luxembourg last year which made her entering Top 100.
Zahlavova on the other hand really reached Top 100 by only playing ITF.

To answer the question, it's not possible on the WTA I think, but on the ATP where a Challenger win is weighing more, you can go very far.
I'm pretty sure Zeballos entered Top 50 some years ago without a single ATP maindraw win.
I think Zeballos only entered top 50 following his ATP St. Petersburg final, and prior to this he had a 2r+Q at the USO.

Curcubeu
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Yes, you are right, but he was close #54.

I don't think you can get that close on the WTA.

Uranus
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:53 PM
Flavia Pennetta made top 100 with only 1 WTA MD win (out of 3 WTA MDs played).

Matej
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:29 PM
And what about Torro-Flor? She´s 84th in the Race, without a single WTA MD win.

paul_masterton
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:30 PM
Had Mayr won a WTA match when she broke the top 100?

cowsonice
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Yakimova?

Sombrerero loco
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:39 PM
its something on the pocket of someone as cohen, yakimova...

joe87
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Had Mayr won a WTA match when she broke the top 100?

yes. She won 2 matches in Bad Gastein in 2008, and then entered Top 100 after she won her first round in the Australian Open 2009

shrOOf
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Yakimova?

Serena?

JustPetko
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:54 PM
What about Kyra Nagy?

Memento83
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:06 PM
What about Kyra Nagy?

Never made the top 100

Vespertine69
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:25 PM
I think it would be impossible unless someone genuinely tried to achieve it and for some insane reason refused to enter the tour events or slams... top 100 seems a lot more realistic.