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

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?

PlayerFirst Top 20 Match
No.1 Serena Williamsd. No.7 Pierce at '97 Chicago
No.2 Victoria Azarenkad. No.13 Vaidisova at '06 Memphis
No.3 Maria Sharapoval. to No.9 Seles at '02 Indian Wells
No.4 Agnieszka Radwanskad. No.12 Myskina at '06 Warsaw
No.5 Sara Erranil. to No.10 Bartoli at '07 US Open
No.6 Li Nal. to No.5 Kuznetsova at '04 Beijing
No.7 Marion Bartolil. to No.10 Davenport at '02 US Open
No.8 Caroline Wozniackil. to No.12 Schnyder at '05 Cincinnati
No.9 Angelique Kerberl. to No.14 Ivanovic at '06 Hasselt
No.10 Petra Kvitoval. to No.13 Dementieva at '08 Paris [Indoors]