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Dubai Love
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I thought this would be a nice idea since usually the first title's pictures are the hardest to find, like Jankovic's 2004 Budapest win, Davenport's 1993 Lucerne win and Venus' 1998 Oklahoma City where there were no pictures and someone needed to take screen caps:lol:. You can post pictures and videos of anyone else's first title.

Serena Williams
1999 Paris

Venus Williams
1998 Oklahoma City

Dinara Safina
2002 Sopot

Svetlana Kuznetsova
2002 Helsinki

Elena Dementieva
2003 Amelia Island

Vera Zvonareva
2003 Bol

Victoria Azarenka
2009 Brisbane

Caroline Wozniacki
2008 Stockholm

Maria Sharapova
2003 Tokyo [Japan Open]

Amelie Mauresmo
1999 Bratislava


Videos
Venus' 1998 Oklahoma City Win
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j7141I19hk

Azarenka's 2009 Brisbane win (Ignore the music:lol:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnvMmw3dpYw

Sharapova's 2003 Tokyo Win
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqglfGCUav4

Henin's 1999 Antwerp Win
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVICq998L7s
 

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Didn't know Elena's first title was rather late in her career since people have been raving about her since the 2000 Olympics.:scratch:

and Dinara was looking pretty much the same now compared to the pic here.:eek:
 

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What did she say? - She said: "I will kill you" :o
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Pennetta
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What did she say? - She said: "I will kill you" :o
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Elena and petrova, for the kind of talent they are, must have taken the longest into their career before winning a title.
Petrova played 115 tournaments (counting only MDs) before claiming her first title, Dementieva played 91 tournaments.
For comparison, other top-3 Russians Myskina, Kuznetsova and Sharapova "wasted" only 1, 8 and 13 tour MDs respectively before winning their first trophies.
 

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In the late 90's and early 2000's, it was much much harder to win a title than it is nowadays. Less withdrawals, more top/elite players played events, the quality and strength of the tour was much stronger. During that time, the top players scooped up all the titles, and Elena, although she was a great player, was not part of the very elite. I remember the threads, when is Elena going to win a title..

It's easy to see why Kournikova didn't win a title during the time that she played,.. if she stuck around just a little longer, she could've won a few big events, maybe even reached a couple slam finals.
 

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Ana

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It's easy to see why Kournikova didn't win a title during the time that she played,.. if she stuck around just a little longer, she could've won a few big events, maybe even reached a couple slam finals.
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Kournikova was 62 42 40/15 up in her first tier I final. Had she been good enough she would've won that elusive singles title in 1998 already.
 
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