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Yes, some player in the WTA played to her ranking or better in EVRY single tournament she played in. Actually, probably more than one did. Give me the highest ranking one.
 

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My only guess off the top of my head would be Serena, but I haven't actually looked at her record or anything. Just can't remember her losing that early.

In fact, i think she was a QF or better at every event, and she was ranked like #8-10 for a bit of the year, so she's my guess! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Yep - Serena!
 

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Su-Wei Hsieh won all 4 challengers she played , plus reached SF of the WTA event in Bali and QF in Pattaya City.
 

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Maybe Monica was ranked lower as Serena when she beat her in Los Angeles but I am not sure about that.
 

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Irma is right. I've checked Michael Blue's website and the ranking on Jannak's one: Monica was ranked #10 as of August 6th and seeded #6 in Los Angeles, while Serena was ranked #8 and seeded #4.
 

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Indeed. But that would represent a failure to play to her SEEDING, not to her RANKING. However Serena was the player I was thinking of. That string of QF, QF, QF all season, followed by a #6 ranking just struck me.

Anybod know if a player has ever gone through a season w/o ever losing to a lower ranking player?
 

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Last year Seles only lost to players ranked above her, with the exception of Julie Halard (retired injured) and Mary Pierce.
 

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Oh, I see. Anyway there's no doubt that Serena showed an impressive consistency at high level. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Anna probarly didn`t lose to anybody ranked lower as her her in 96,97 since I am pretty sure that those days she never lost to anybody outside the top 15.
 

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Didn't Monica lose to Daja Bedanova at the USOpen in 2001?
 

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Plus her loss to Tathiana Garbin in IW in 2nd rd.
 

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I don't think Steffi Graf lost to a lower ranked player in all of 1987. I believe her only two losses were to Martina Navratilova, who was higher ranked at the time.
 
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