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Stats Corner: New In Town

Taylor Townsend won her first WTA main draw match at Indian Wells. Which four of the current Top 10 did that? Who was the only one to win her first two WTA main draw matches? Find out here...

Published March 11, 2013 07:14

Stats Corner: New In Town
Maria Sharapova

INDIAN WELLS, CA, USA - Sixteen-year-old American Taylor Townsend, the 2012 year-end ITF junior No.1, made her WTA main draw debut at the BNP Paribas Open last week and did not disappoint. She took out World No.57 Lucie Hradecka in her opener before falling to World No.13 Ana Ivanovic.

Just winning a match in one's first event is no small feat, as only four of the current Top 10 did so and only one went further than the second round. Here is how their WTA main draw debuts went:

No.1 Serena Williams
- first main draw: 1997 Moscow
- result: first round (l. to Po-Messerli)
* sign of potential: reached semifinals of second WTA main draw at 1997 Chicago

No.2 Victoria Azarenka
- first main draw: 2005 Kolkata
- result: first round (l. to Voskoboeva)
* sign of potential: reached semifinals of second WTA main draw at 2005 Guangzhou

No.3 Maria Sharapova
- first main draw: 2002 Indian Wells
- result: second round (d. Rippner, l. to Seles)

No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska
- first main draw: 2006 Warsaw
- result: quarterfinals (d. Myskina and Zakopalova, l. to Dementieva)

No.5 Li Na
- first main draw: 2000 Tashkent
- result: first round (l. to Zaporozhanova)

No.6 Angelique Kerber
- first main draw: 2006 Hasselt
- result: second round (d. Oprandi, l. to Ivanovic)

No.7 Petra Kvitova
- first main draw: 2007 Stockholm
- result: first round (l. to Domachowska)

No.8 Sara Errani
- first main draw: 2006 Bogotá
- result: second round (d. N.Uberoi, l. to Dulko)

No.9 Samantha Stosur
- first main draw: 2002 Gold Coast
- result: first round (l. to Myskina)

No.10 Caroline Wozniacki
- first main draw: 2005 Cincinnati
- result: first round (l. to Schnyder)

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