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July 09, 2001

How Tennis Stars Fared in Their First Pro Tournaments:

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Player Result Year Serena Williams Lost in first round 1997 Venus Williams Lost in first round 1994 Steffi Graf Lost in first round 1982 Lindsay Davenport Lost in second round 1991 Monica Seles Lost in second round 1988 Martina Hingis Lost in second round 1994 Anna Kournikova Lost in second round 1995

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Note: Jennifer Capriati lost in the finals of her first tournament--1990

Source: World Features Syndicate

FOR THE RECORD
Los Angeles Times Wednesday July 11, 2001 Home Edition Part A Part A Page 2 A2 Desk 1 inches; 19 words Type of Material: Correction
Tennis--Venus Williams lost in the second round of her first professional tournament in 1994, not the first, as was reported Monday.

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