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WILLIAMS, Serena Jameka
30 October 1995 @ Quebec City -> QR1 loss to Annie Miller 16 16


HALEP, Simona
02 July 2006 @ 10,000$ Galati R1 win over Vivian Segnini 62 20 ret. (eventually lost to Varvara Galanina 26 63 76)


SHARAPOVA, Maria
29 April 2001 @ 75,000$ Bradenton -> R1 loss to (Q)Karin Miller 67 64 64


KVITOVA, Petra
11 June 2006 @ 75,000$ Prostejov -> QR1 win over (8)Liga Dekmeijere 61 60 (eventually lost in R1 to Clarisa Fernandez 64 61)


SAFAROVA, Lucie
07 October 2001 @ 10,000$ Plzen -> QR1 win over Christa Magister 63 62 (eventually lost in R1 to (wc)Libuse Prusova 76 36 62)


WOZNIACKI, Caroline
24 April 2005 @ Fed Cup Group Zone Europe I -> win over Anna Koumantou 46 61 63 (then lost to Ana Jovanovic & Anne Keothavong, then defeated Tina Krizan) / Cincinnati R1 loss to (1)Patty Schnyder 63 60


PENNETTA, Flavia
19 July 1998 @ Palermo -> QR1 win over Alessia Lombardi w/o (eventually lost in QR2 to (3)Eva Bes-Ostariz 63 63



MUGURUZA, Garbine
11 May 2008 @ 10,000$ Vic -> QR1 win over Inna Agaeva 63 61 (eventually lost in QR2 to (4)Rocio de la Torre-Sanchez 62 64)


KERBER, Angelique
11 May 2003 @ Berlin -> QR1 win over (2)Marion Bartoli 36 63 64 then QR2 loss to Rossana de los Rios 61 60


SUAREZ NAVARRO, Carla
22 September 2002 @ 10,000 Barcelona -> QR1 win over Natalia Pervitskaya 62 75 (eventually lost in QR2 to (14)Danielle Steinberg 62 61)
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

PLISKOVA, Karolina
23 April 2006 @ 10,000$ Bol -> QR2 (bye in QR1) win over Zhanna Nemykina 60 61 (eventually lost in QR3 to (4)Neda Kozic 60 60)


IVANOVIC, Ana
17 August 2003 @ 10,000$ Bucharest -> QR1 win over Dessislava Mladenova 61 60 (eventually lost in SF to (8)Antonela Voina 57 60 63)


RADWANSKA, Agnieszka
23 May 2004 @ 10,000$ Gdynia (POL) R1 win over (Q)Alexandra Zdeb 36 61 61 (eventually lost in QF to (3)Klaudia Jans-Ignacik 63 06 60)


BACSINSZKY, Timea
15 June 2003 @ 25,000$ Vaduz -> R1 loss to Caroline Maes 52 ret


BENCIC, Belinda
20 March 2011 @ 10,000$ Fallanden -> R1 win over Tess Sugnaux 63 61 (eventually lost QF to (7)Sandra Martinovic 75 63)


SVITOLINA, Elina
19 October 2008 @ 10,000$ Kharkiv -> R1 win over Valentyna Ivakhnenko 63 63 (eventually lost in R2 to Nadiya Kichenok 64 62)


PETKOVIC, Andrea
05 May 2002 @ Hamburg -> QR1 loss to (wc)Claudia Kardys 46 64 63


KEYS, Madison
08 March 2009 @ 25,000$ Fort Walton Beach -> R1 loss to (8)Ekaterina Bychkova 67 62 63


VINCI, Roberta
19 July 1998 @ Palermo -> QR1 win over (8)Syna Schreiber 63 63 (eventually lost in QR2 to Maja Matezvic 62 75)


MAKAROVA, Ekaterina
29 June 2003 @ 10,000$ Elektrostal -> R1 win over (3)Irina Bulykina 64 36 64 (eventually lost in QF to (Q)Olga Savchuk 36 63 60)


ERRANI, Sara
02 September 2001 @ 10,000$ Spoleto -> QR1 loss to (9)Giorgia Mondani 64 61


STOSUR, Samantha
30 January 2000 @ Australian Open -> QR1 loss to (22)Louise Latimer 26 61 63


AZARENKA, Victoria
November 16 2003 @ 10,000$ Ramat Hasharon (ISR) QR1 win over (wc)Ilana Agranovich 60 60 (eventually lost in R1 to (Q)Dia Evtimova 67 75 62)


WILLIAMS, Venus
06 November 1994 @ Oakland -> R1 win over Shaun Stafford-Beckish 63 64 (eventually lost in R2 to Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 26 63 60)


JANKOVIC, Jelena
12 November 2000 @ Phidalephia -> QR1 loss to Jill Craybas 61 75
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

amazing job :yeah: :yeah:

Aga lost to Klaudia Jans :hysteric:
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

really great effort, well done! :yeah:
baby karo and vika though... :hysteric: :sobbing:
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

:awww: :awww:

That bring up a question: There is a player who won the first tournament entered as a pro?
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, I think.
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

That bring up a question: There is a player who won the first tournament entered as a pro?
If you are asking about WTA tournament, then yes. Justine Henin won her first tournament which was her professional debut in 1999 -Antwerp, Belgium. :worship:


She actually went on a 9 match winning streak right away, eventually losing 5-7 in the third set to then world #2 Davenport at RG,1999 :hearts:
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

That bring up a question: There is a player who won the first tournament entered as a pro?
Do you mean WTA or incl. ITF? I know players like Henin won the first WTA tournament they played, while I know Vaidisova won the first tournament she played ever (actually reached three finals in a row to start her career).
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

She looks like Justine :lol:
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

Do you mean WTA or incl. ITF? I know players like Henin won the first WTA tournament they played, while I know Vaidisova won the first tournament she played ever (actually reached three finals in a row to start her career).


Srebotnik too, in Estoril


but they probably all played ITFs beforehand ;)


nice topic, @*Jean* :hatoff:
apart from Venus, none had a real sparkling start on tour
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

aaw they look adorable :p
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

Great job!

But is the Pliskova pic really of her first pro match? A tattooed 14 year old?

Bencic :laugh2:
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

That bring up a question: There is a player who won the first tournament entered as a pro?
Hingis did back in 1993, if the WTA stats are correct:

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ITF // SWITZERLAND // 18-Oct-1993 // $10,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /W

R32 Win Katrin Ittensohn (GER) 601 6-0 6-1
R16 Win [8] Isabela Listowska (POL) 536 6-0 6-1
Q Win Veronika Safarova (CZE) 617 6-2 6-4
S Win Patricia Markova (SVK) 677 6-3 6-1
F Win Sophie Georges (FRA) 554 2-6 7-5 7-6 (4)

Vaidisova also did it 10 years later:

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ITF // CZECH REPUBLIC // 14-Oct-2003 // $10,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/8Q/16D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /Q

R32 Win [Q] Tereza Szafnerova (CZE) - 6-2 7-6 (6)
R16 Win [2] Zsuzsanna Babos (HUN) 444 6-2 6-1
Q Win Eva Hrdinova (CZE) 711 W/O
S Win [6] Pavlina Slitrova (CZE) 526 6-2 6-1
F Win [W] Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 823 7-6 (5) 6-4

Lucic didn't, although she did come very close:

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ITF // AUSTRIA // 09-Dec-1996 // $25,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: 0/MD

Q-R32 Win [2] Miriam Schnitzer (GER) 256 7-5 6-1
Q-R16 Win Fruzsina Siklosi (GER) 378 6-0 6-1
Q-Q Win [5] Jasmin Woehr (GER) 277 6-1 6-1
R32 Win Emanuela Zardo (SUI) 224 6-1 6-0
R16 Win [5] Sandra Kleinova (CZE) 155 2-6 7-6 (6) 6-2
Q Win [L] Jasmin Woehr (GER) 277 6-2 6-3
S Win Olga Lugina (UKR) 215 6-1 7-5
F Loss [1] Chanda Rubin (USA) 12 6-1 6-3

Capriati also came close (although her 1st actual pro match was in Fed Cup):

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WTA // USA // 05-Mar-1990 // $350,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/0Q/32D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

R64 Win Mary Lou Daniels (USA) 113 7-6 (1) 6-1
R32 Win [15] Claudia Porwik (GER) 34 7-5 0-6 6-2
R16 Win [8] Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 16 6-4 6-2
Q Win [4] Helena Sukova (CZE) 10 6-1 6-4
S Win [10] Laura Arraya (PER) 21 7-6 (7) 7-6 (4)
F Loss [1] Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 3 6-4 7-5
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

Serena actually debuted in 1995, in Quebec City (lost to Miller 1-6 1-6)
 

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OMG KaPlis had her first match in 2006 :eek: What was she doing all these years? :eek:
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

Vinci and Pennetta really both played their first pro match on the same day :eek:

Great thread!
 

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Re: The day our top 25 played their first pro match

Lucie looks adorable! :hearts:


Are these really pics of their first matches? Incredible.
 

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Lucic didn't, although she did come very close:

SALZBURG 2

ITF // AUSTRIA // 09-Dec-1996 // $25,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: 0/MD

Q-R32 Win [2] Miriam Schnitzer (GER) 256 7-5 6-1
Q-R16 Win Fruzsina Siklosi (GER) 378 6-0 6-1
Q-Q Win [5] Jasmin Woehr (GER) 277 6-1 6-1
R32 Win Emanuela Zardo (SUI) 224 6-1 6-0
R16 Win [5] Sandra Kleinova (CZE) 155 2-6 7-6 (6) 6-2
Q Win [L] Jasmin Woehr (GER) 277 6-2 6-3
S Win Olga Lugina (UKR) 215 6-1 7-5
F Loss [1] Chanda Rubin (USA) 12 6-1 6-3
Rubin was playing 25k Salzburg being ranked 12th in the World? :spit:
 
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