Stats Corner: Their First Top 20 Match

Victoria Duval won her first showdown against a Top 20 foe. How did the current Top 10 do in their first such encounters?

Published August 29, 2013 12:00

Stats Corner: Their First Top 20 Match
Victoria Duval

NEW YORK, NY, USA - In her very first match against a Top 20 player, 17-year-old American Victoria Duval showed she could be a future star by knocking off World No.11 Samantha Stosur in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday. So, how did some of the WTA's elite, namely the current Top 10, do in their first contest against a Top 20 player?

Player First Top 20 Match
No.1 Serena Williams d. No.7 Pierce at '97 Chicago
No.2 Victoria Azarenka d. No.13 Vaidisova at '06 Memphis
No.3 Maria Sharapova l. to No.9 Seles at '02 Indian Wells
No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska d. No.12 Myskina at '06 Warsaw
No.5 Sara Errani l. to No.10 Bartoli at '07 US Open
No.6 Li Na l. to No.5 Kuznetsova at '04 Beijing
No.7 Marion Bartoli l. to No.10 Davenport at '02 US Open
No.8 Caroline Wozniacki l. to No.12 Schnyder at '05 Cincinnati
No.9 Angelique Kerber l. to No.14 Ivanovic at '06 Hasselt
No.10 Petra Kvitova l. to No.13 Dementieva at '08 Paris [Indoors]


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