Nicole Pratt

Nicole Pratt

Nicole Pratt
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Orlando, USA
Born (1973-03-05) 5 March 1973
Mackay, Australia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2008
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,404,645
Singles
Career record 456–441
Career titles 1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 35 (17 June 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2003)
French Open 2R (1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007)
Wimbledon 3R (2006)
US Open 3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record 350–348
Career titles 9 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 18 (17 September 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2000, 2001, 2005)
French Open QF (2005)
Wimbledon 2R (1990, 2004, 2005, 2007)
US Open SF (2002)

Nicole Pratt (born 5 March 1973) is a retired professional female tennis player from Australia.

Pratt was born in Calen and received a tennis scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. She turned professional at 18.

She became Australia's No. 1 ranked female player in January 2001. She won her first WTA Title at the Hyderabad Open and reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2004.

In August 2006, at age 33, Pratt reached her first ever Tier I quarterfinal at Toronto. Soon after this she rose back up into the top 100. During 2007 she was drafted by the Boston Lobsters of the WTT pro league.

At the 2008 Australian Open, after losing her first match to Nadia Petrova, a tearful Pratt announced her retirement from professional tennis.[1] She coached Australian female player, Casey Dellacqua. After the 2009 Australian Open, Nicole Pratt and Casey Dellacqua decided to go different ways.[2]

Contents

  • WTA Tour finals 1
    • Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up) 1.1
    • Doubles (9 titles, 4 runner-ups) 1.2
  • ITF Circuit titles 2
    • Singles Winner (5) 2.1
    • Doubles Winner (9) 2.2
  • Year-end Singles ranking 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

WTA Tour finals

Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV (1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 14 October 2001 Shanghai, China Hard Monica Seles 2–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 22 February 2004 Hyderabad, India Hard Maria Kirilenko 7–6(7–3), 6–1

Doubles (9 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 May 1998 Madrid, Spain Clay Rachel McQuillan Dominique Monami
Florencia Labat
3–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 25 June 2000 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Erika de Lone Karina Habšudová
Catherine Barclay-Reitz
7–6(8–6), 4–3 retired
Winner 2. 5 November 2000 Quebec, Canada Hard Meghann Shaughnessy Kimberly Po-Messerli
Els Callens
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 19 August 2001 Toronto, Canada Hard Kimberly Po-Messerli Katarina Srebotnik
Tina Križan
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 16 September 2001 Waikoloa, USA Hard Els Callens Katarina Srebotnik
Tina Križan
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 14 September 2003 Bali, Indonesia Hard Émilie Loit Angelique Widjaja
María Vento-Kabchi
5–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 21 September 2003 Shanghai, China Hard Émilie Loit Tamarine Tanasugarn
Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 18 July 2004 Stanford, USA Hard Eleni Daniilidou Claudine Schaul
Iveta Benešová
6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 15 May 2005 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Émilie Loit Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Jelena Kostanić Tošić
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 13 January 2006 Hobart, Australia Hard Émilie Loit Jelena Kostanić Tošić
Jill Craybas
6–2, 6–1
Winner 8. 11 February 2007 Pattaya City, Thailand Carpet (i) Mara Santangelo Chia-Jung Chuang
Yung-Jan Chan
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 9. 24 February 2007 Memphis, USA Carpet (i) Bryanne Stewart Akiko Morigami
Jarmila Gajdošová
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 4. 3 March 2007 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Émilie Loit Arantxa Parra Santonja
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
3–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit titles

Singles Winner (5)

Doubles Winner (9)

Year-end Singles ranking

  • 2007–70
  • 2006–78
  • 2005–127
  • 2004–51
  • 2003–53
  • 2002–49
  • 2001–52
  • 2000–55
  • 1999-58
  • 1998-113
  • 1997-102
  • 1996-198
  • 1995-297
  • 1994-182
  • 1993-204
  • 1992-177
  • 1991-241
  • 1990-218
  • 1989-447

References

  1. ^ "That's that for Pratt". Sydney Morning Herald. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  2. ^ Women Players Carrying "Excess Baggage" Says Top Coach Yahoo Sports, 21 January 2009

External links