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Stats Corner: Newcomers Of Year In Melbourne

Laura Robson is trying to go from 2012 Newcomer Of The Year to 2013 Australian Open success story.

Published January 17, 2013 08:20

Stats Corner: Newcomers Of Year In Melbourne
Laura Robson

MELBOURNE, Australia - Laura Robson is showing that her run to the fourth round of last year's US Open and being named the 2012 WTA Newcomer Of The Year are just the beginning of big things to come for her.

Robson, who turns 19 next week, is into the third round of the Australian Open after a dramatic triumph over World No.8 Petra Kvitova on Thursday. She will next square off with fellow rising teen Sloane Stephens for the chance to advance to another Grand Slam fourth round.

However, great success in Melbourne the year after winning Newcomer Of The Year has been fairly rare, with only three of the honorees getting as far as the quarterfinals since the Australian Open took its current spot on the calendar in 1987. Here is how each of them have done:

1986 Newcomer: Stephanie Rehe; 1987 AO Result: DNP
1987 Newcomer: Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario; 1988 AO Result: DNP
1988 Newcomer: Natasha Zvereva; 1989 AO Result: DNP
1989 Newcomer: Conchita Martínez; 1990 AO Result: DNP
1990 Newcomer: Jennifer Capriati; 1991 AO Result: DNP
1991 Newcomer: Andrea Strnadova; 1992 AO Result: 3r
1992 Newcomer: Debbie Graham; 1993 AO Result: 2r
1993 Newcomer: Iva Majoli; 1994 AO Result: DNP
1994 Newcomer: Irina Spirlea; 1995 AO Result: 4r
1995 Newcomer: Martina Hingis; 1996 AO Result: QF
1996 Newcomer: Anna Kournikova; 1997 AO Result: 1r
1997 Newcomer: Venus Williams; 1998 AO Result: QF
1998 Newcomer: Serena Williams; 1999 AO Result: 1r
1999 Newcomer: Kim Clijsters; 2000 AO Result: 1r
2000 Newcomer: Daja Bedanova; 2001 AO Result: 4r
2001 Newcomer: Daniela Hantuchova; 2002 AO Result: 3r
2002 Newcomer: Svetlana Kuznetsova; 2003 AO Result: 1r
2003 Newcomer: Maria Sharapova; 2004 AO Result: 3r
2004 Newcomer: Tatiana Golovin; 2005 AO Result: 2r
2005 Newcomer: Sania Mirza; 2006 AO Result: 2r
2006 Newcomer: Agnieszka Radwanska; 2007 AO Result: 2r
2007 Newcomer: Agnes Szavay; 2008 AO Result: 1r
2008 Newcomer: Caroline Wozniacki; 2009 AO Result: 3r
2009 Newcomer: Melanie Oudin; 2010 AO Result: 1r
2010 Newcomer: Petra Kvitova; 2011 AO Result: QF
2011 Newcomer: Irina-Camelia Begu; 2012 AO Result: 1r
2012 Newcomer: Laura Robson; 2013 AO Result: ?

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