How long would it take to go from nobody to world no.1 in tennis?

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Supposing a complete tennis novice who'd never been in a competetion suddenly became (by magic) the best tennis player in the world.
How long would it take them to get to a grand slam?
Presumably they'd have to start at their smallest local tournament and work their way up?
 
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If they were the best player in the world then they would be noticed quickly I'd imagine, so a wildcard for one of the slams might be a possibility.
 
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I would guess that they would have to be blasting the pro tour circuit after a year of winning the unknown tournaments available. Once your on the pro level cards I would say regular wins consistently for a year would be required to get you up to number one. So thats two years hazarding a guess but there must be someone on these forums whos a tennis nut and can point out the inaccuracies.

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