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Grand Slam debutantes since the 2005 US Open

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 (possibly for ever - Skavronskaia hasn't played a match for several months now) the only Slam MD for which she has 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.

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