K. J. Hippensteel

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K. J. Hippensteel
Country  United States
Residence Roanoke, Virginia
Born (1980-05-08) May 8, 1980 (age 34)
Roanoke, Virginia
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro 2002
Retired 2008
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
College Stanford University
Prize money $134,558
Singles
Career record 1–3
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 150 (November 15, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2008)
French Open Q1 (2008)
Wimbledon Q1 (2008)
US Open 1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 0–2
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 210 (October 25, 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2008)
US Open 1R (1998, 1999)
Last updated on: 16 February 2013.

K. J. Hippensteel (born May 8, 1980 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a retired American tennis player.

Career[edit]

Hippensteel attended Stanford University, where he was a four-time All-American. He was the #1 ranked player in NCAA tennis his sophomore and senior year. Before attending Stanford, Hippensteel was a US Open Boys' Doubles champion with eventual Stanford teammate David Martin in 1998. He also has ITF junior wins over Guillermo Coria and Andy Roddick. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 150 in November 2004, before being slowed by elbow and back injuries.

Hippensteel recently started medical school at Duke University, where he will also serve as an assistant coach for the men's tennis team.

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