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A miracle which happens very rare! A thread dedicated to these WTA finals which contain players ranked outside the top 100.


1987 Sao Paolo:
No.117 Neige Dias def. No.168 Pat Medrado - 6-0, 6-7(2), 6-4

1988 Wellington:
No.128 Jill Hetherington def. No.174 Katrina Adams - 6-1, 6-1

1989 Tokyo:
No.205 Kumiko Okamoto def. No.122 Elizabeth Smylie - 6-4, 6-2

1989 Taranto:
No.144 Karine Quentrec Eagle def. No.123 Cathy Caverzasio - 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

1990 Kallang:
No.116 Naoko Sawamatsu def. No.148 Sarah Loosemore - 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-4

1990 Schenectady:
No.118 Anke Huber def. No.123 Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer - 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

1990 Sao Paolo:
No.111 Veronika Martinek def. No.114 Donna Faber - 6-2, 6-4

1992 Wellington:
No.133 Noelle Van Lottum def. No.119 Donna Faber - 6-4, 6-0

1995 Bournemouth:
No.102 Ludmila Richterova def. No.101 Patricia Hy-Boulais - 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3

1995 Nagoya:
No.129 Linda Wild def. No.196 Sandra Kleinova - 6-4, 6-2

1996 Bol:
No.150 Gloria Pizzichini def. No.298 Silvija Talaja - 6-0, 6-2

1997 Bol:
No.- Mirjana Lucic-Baroni def. No.129 Corina Morariu - 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-6(5)

1999 Estoril:
No.139 Katarina Srebotnik def. No.107 Rita Kuti-Kis - 6-3, 6-1

2000 Tashkent:
No.166 Iroda Tulyaganova def. No.129 Francesca Schiavone - 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

2001 Casablanca:
No.109 Zsofia Gubacsi def. No.120 Maria Elena Camerin - 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)

2001 Basel:
No.102 Adriana Gersi def. No.167 Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian - 6-4, 6-1

2002 Casablanca:
No.101 Patricia Wartusch def. No.155 Klara Koukalova - 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

2002 Helsinki:
No.123 Svetlana Kuznetsova def. No.102 Denisa Chladkova - 0-6, 6-3, 7-6(2)

2003 Pattaya:
No.119 Henrieta Nagyova def. No.101 Lubomira Kurhajcova - 6-4, 6-2

2005 Hyderabad:
No.134 Sania Mirza def. No.102 Alona Bondarenko - 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

2006 Tashkent:
No.128 Tiantian Sun def. No.222 Iroda Tulyaganova - 6-2, 6-4

2007 Fes:
No.104 Milagros Sequera def. No.114 Aleksandra Wozniak - 6-1, 6-3

2012 Fes:
No.149 Kiki Bertens def. No.110 Laura Pous-Tio - 7-5, 6-0

2012 Bogota:
No.174 Lara Arruabarrena def. No.118 Alexandra Panova - 6-2, 7-5

2012 Monterrey:
No.107 Timea Babos def. No.110 Alexandra Cadantu - 6-4, 6-4

2013 Kuala Lumpur:
No.127 Karolina Pliskova def. No.197 Bethanie Mattek-Sands - 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

2013 Guangzhou:
No.112 Shuai Zhang def. No.124 Vania King - 7-6(1), 6-1

2015 Baku:
No.112 Margarita Gasparyan def. No.154 Patricia Maria Tig - 6-3, 5-7, 6-0

2015 Tashkent:
No.117 Nao Hibino def. No.137 Donna Vekic - 6-2, 6-2

2016 Rio De Janeiro:
No.132 Francesca Schiavone def. No.131 Shelby Rogers - 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

2016 Nanchang:
No.163 Ying-Ying Duan def. No.106 Vania King - 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

2016 Quebec City:
No.132 Oceane Dodin def. No.104 Lauren Davis - 6-4, 6-3

If you know any other WTA finals between players ranked outside the top 100 in the past, you can write it down here. :)
 

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As close as few months ago Hibino defeated Vekic in Tashkent.
 

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Didn't find anything for 2014 while 2015 has TWO non top 100 WTA finals. :O
 

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Fes 2012: Bertens (149) def. Pous Tio (110)

Bogotá 2012: Arruabarrena (174) def. Panova (118)

Fes 2007: Sequera (104) def. Wozniak (114)

Tashkent 2006: Sun (128) def. Tulyaganova (222)

Casablanca 2002: Wartusch (101) def. Koukalová (155)

Casablanca 2001: Gubacsi (109) def. Camerin (120)

Tashkent 2000: Tulyaganova (166) def. Schiavone (129)
 

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Taranto 1989: Quentrec (144) def. Caverzasio (123)

Honorable mention: Canberra 2005 : Ivanovic (100) def. Czink (128) :)
 

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Sao Paulo 1987: Dias (117) def. Medrado (168)

Wellington 1988: Hetherington (128) def. Adams (174)

Wellington 1992: Van Lottum (133) def. Faber (119)
 

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KL 2013: #127 Ka.Pliskova def. #197 BMS
 

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Taranto 1989: Quentrec (144) def. Caverzasio (123)

Honorable mention: Canberra 2005 : Ivanovic (100) def. Czink (128) :)
The second one doesn't count, Ana was in the top 100 after all! :D Anyway, thank you very much for helping improve this thread. :worship:
 

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1989 Tokyo (Japan Open) - 205 Kumiko Okamoto def. 122 Elizabeth Smylie - 6-4 6-2

1990 Kallang - 116 Naoko Sawamatsu def. 148 Sarah Loosemore - 7-6(5) 3-6 6-4

1990 Schenectady - 118 Anke Huber def. 123 Marianne Werdel Witmeyer - 6-1 5-7 6-4

1990 Sao Paolo - 111 Veronika Martinek def. 114 Donna Faber - 6-2 6-4

1995 Bournemouth - 102 Ludmila Richterova def. 101 Patricia Hy-Boulais - 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3

1995 Nagoya - 129 Linda Wild def. 196 Sandra Kleinova - 6-4 6-2

1996 Bol - 150 Gloria Pizzichini def. 298 Silvija Talaja - 6-0 6-2

1997 Bol - NR Mirjana Lucic-Baroni def. 129 Corina Morariu - 7-5 6-7(4) 7-6(5)

2001 Basel - 102 Adriana Gersi def. 167 Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian - 6-4 6-1

2002 Helsinki - 123 Svetlana Kuznetsova def. 102 Denisa Chladkova - 0-6 6-3 7-6(2)

2003 Pattaya City - 119 Henrieta Nagyova def. 101 Lubomira Kurhajcova - 6-4 6-2

2005 Hyderabad - 134 Sania Mirza def. 102 Alona Bondarenko - 6-4 5-7 6-3

2012 Bogota - 174 Lara Arruabarrena def. 118 Alexandra Panova - 6-2 7-5

2012 Monterrey - 107 Timea Babos def. 110 Alexandra Cadantu - 6-4 6-4

2013 Guangzhou - 112 Shuai Zhang def. 124 Vania King - 7-6(1) 6-1
 

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2016 Nanchang:
No.163 Ying-Ying Duan def. No.106 Vania King - 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

2016 Quebec City:
No.132 Oceane Dodin def. No.104 Lauren Davis - 6-4, 6-3
 

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2017 Kuala Lumpur:
No.158 Ashleigh Barty def. No.106 Nao Hibino - 6-3, 6-2

2018 Moscow (International):
No.187 Olga Danilovic def. No.204 Anastasia Potapova - 7-5, 6-7(1), 6-4
 
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