This question made me wonder if a "lucky loser" has ever won a big tournament (ATP, WTA etc.)? If it has happened, is there some kind of overview of all the players that did so?
Those players have won an ATP tournament as a lucky loser:
Lucky losers that won WTA tournaments:1
- Wikipedia article Lucky loser
- Danilovic claims first title in Moscow after all-teen tussle - WTA website (Wayback Machine)
- 38 years later Lucky Loser win again WTA tournament - Tennis Forum
1Several sources claimed that actually the first lucky loser WTA winner was Andrea Jaeger in 1980 Las Vegas. (For example, several revisions of the Wikipedia article on Lucky loser, another article on WTA website.)