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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Lucky Losers in Semifinals of WTA-Events

With Bertens reaching the Semis of Paris as a lucky loser, we've had now 2 lucky losers in Semifinals in a short amount of time (Tsurenko also doing so at Brisbane). They both took advantage of that second chance, and it's cool that they both reached Semis of Premier Events.

But looking back: How many times has this happened in the last few years?
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re: Lucky Losers in Semifinals of WTA-Events

for example:

2002:

Virginie Razzano: Sarasota & Luxembourg


2008:

Angela Haynes: Quebec City
Jarmila Gajdosova: Tokyo - Japan Open
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 01:45 PM   #3
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Re: Lucky Losers in Semifinals of WTA-Events

Czink reached the final as a LL in Canberra 2005, losing to Ivanovic who was the one who also beat her in FQR (or how to improve a H2H significantly in only one tournament )
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 01:46 PM   #4
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Re: Lucky Losers in Semifinals of WTA-Events

Czink in Canberra 2005. She lost to Ivanovic in the final qualifying round...and the final!
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Re: Lucky Losers in Semifinals of WTA-Events

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Czink in Canberra 2005. She lost to Ivanovic in the final qualifying round...and the final!
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Czink
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Re: Lucky Losers in Semifinals of WTA-Events

Yan Zi? But I think she was Q ALT.
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Re: Lucky Losers in Semifinals of WTA-Events

Bacheva in Estoril'99 (lost to Srebotnik in SF).
Suarez in Madrid'99 (lost to Davenport in F).
Stosur in New Haven'06 (lt. Davenport in SF).
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Re: Lucky Losers in Semifinals of WTA-Events

I remember a guy on the ATP either reaching the final or winning as a lucky loser a few years ago. Doesn't happen that often in WTA. Have any ever won?
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Nobody won in WTA I think. It happened a few times in ATP, Stakhovsky being the last one in 2008.
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I remember a guy on the ATP either reaching the final or winning as a lucky loser a few years ago. Doesn't happen that often in WTA. Have any ever won?
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1990 Dutch Open Francisco Clavet def Eduardo Masso 3-6 6-4 6-2 6-0. Masso was himself a qualifier.

1991 Benespa Open(now defunct) Christian Miniussi def Jaime Oncins 2-6 6-3 6-4.

2008 PBZ Zagreb Indoors Sergiy Stakhovsky def Ivan Ljubicic 7-5 6-4. Ljubicic was the #1 seed.

2009 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Rajeev Ram def Sam Querrey 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-3. Sam was the #3 seed,

These are the only known cases on either tour of Lucky Losers winning.
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