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Mforensic May 11th, 2007 12:09 PM

Lucky Losers
 
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 01:58 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
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 02:03 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
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 03:50 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mforensic (Post 10692122)
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 10:49 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tumaini (Post 10694091)
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 08:46 AM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Afinogenova made final as a LL in a 25k in the USA losing to Hsieh

Petkorazzi May 12th, 2007 06:11 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
How could I forget .. Savchuk made the quarter in budapest 2 weeks ago as a LL

spiceboy May 12th, 2007 10:55 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by janko (Post 10693178)
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 10:56 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
BTW Paola Suárez reached Tier III Madrid final as a LL in 1999

Mforensic May 14th, 2007 05:48 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Cool!!! Thanks people!

CrossCourt~Rally May 17th, 2007 02:59 AM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spiceboy (Post 10705897)
BTW Paola Suárez reached Tier III Madrid final as a LL in 1999


:worship:

Corswandt Jun 22nd, 2007 10:55 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mforensic (Post 10692122)
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 09:54 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Zi Yan made the QF of Japan Open 2003 as a LL.

Mforensic Jun 29th, 2007 03:59 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Corswandt (Post 11036716)
Only once. Kay McDaniel, Atlanta 1980.

Who is Kay McDaniel?

Corswandt Mar 1st, 2008 08:54 PM

Re: Lucky Losers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mforensic (Post 11090767)
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/tour...ent=1020000231

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

http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tour...0000231&event=

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


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