Kimberly Po

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Kimberly Po
Full name Kimberly Po-Messerli
Country United States
Residence Rolling Hills, California
Born (1971-10-20) October 20, 1971 (age 42)
Los Angeles
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2002
Plays Right handed (two handed backhand)
Prize money $1,926,618
Singles
Career record 200–180
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 14 (June 9, 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1997)
French Open 3R (1993, 1997)
Wimbledon 2R (1992, 1994, 1996, 1998)
US Open 4R (1998)
Doubles
Career record 250–216
Career titles 5 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 6 ( September 10, 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2001)
French Open QF (2001)
Wimbledon SF (2001)
US Open F (2001)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1999)
French Open QF (2000)
Wimbledon W (2000)
US Open F (1999)

Kimberly Po-Messerli (born October 20, 1971, in Los Angeles) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

During her career, Po won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 2000 (partnering Donald Johnson). She was also a women's doubles runner-up at the US Open in 2001, (partnering Nathalie Tauziat), and a mixed doubles runner-up at the US Open in 1999 (partnering with Johnson).

Po won a total of six top-level doubles titles. Her career-high world rankings were World No. 6 in doubles (in 2001) and World No. 14 in singles (in 1997). Her best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the Australian Open in 1997, when she reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out by Amanda Coetzer.

Po married Oliver Messerli in 2001, and thenceforth was known for the rest of her career as Kimberly Po-Messerli.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2001 US Open Hard France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 5–7, 7–5

Mixed Doubles: 2 (1-1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1999 US Open Hard United States Donald Johnson Japan Ai Sugiyama
India Mahesh Bhupathi
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2000 Wimbledon Grass United States Donald Johnson Belgium Kim Clijsters
Australia Lleyton Hewitt
6–4, 7–6(3)

WTA Tour Finals[edit]

Doubles 19 (5-14)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/1)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (1/1)
Tier II (1/6)
Tier III (3/6)
Tier IV & V (0/0)
Virginia Slims (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 4 January 1993 Australia Brisbane Hard United States Shannan McCarthy Spain Conchita Martínez
Latvia Larisa Neiland
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 2. 14 February 1993 United States Chicago Carpet (i) United States Amy Frazier United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
6–7(7), 3–6
Runner-up 3. 21 April 1996 Japan Tokyo Hard United States Amy Frazier Japan Kimiko Date
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6-7(6), 7-6(6), 3-6
Runner-up 4. 18 August 1996 United States Los Angeles Hard United States Amy Frazier United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 27 October 1996 Canada Quebec City Hard (i) United States Amy Frazier United States Debbie Graham
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 3 August 1997 United States San Diego Hard United States Amy Frazier Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3-6, 5-7
Winner 1. 21 September 1998 Canada Quebec City Hard (i) United States Lori McNeil United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud
6-7(3), 7-5, 6-4
Winner 2. 18 April 1999 Japan Tokyo Hard United States Corina Morariu Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Catherine Barclay
6-3, 6-2
Winner 3. 27 February 2000 United States Oklahoma City Hard (i) United States Corina Morariu Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Runner-up 7. 13 August 2000 United States Los Angeles Hard France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
2-6, 5-7
Runner-up 8. 15 October 2000 Switzerland Zurich Hard (i) France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 9. 5 November 2000 Canada Quebec City Hard (i) Belgium Els Callens United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Australia Nicole Pratt
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 10. 5 February 2001 France Paris Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Croatia Iva Majoli
France Virginie Razzano
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 11. 12 February 2001 France Nice Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat France Émilie Loit
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
6–1, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 12. 11 June 2001 United Kingdom Birmingham Grass France Nathalie Tauziat Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
1–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 6 August 2001 United States Los Angeles Hard France Nathalie Tauziat United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 19 August 2001 Canada Toronto Hard Australia Nicole Pratt Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6-1
Runner-up 13. 27 August 2001 United States US Open Hard France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 7–5, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 19 June 2002 United Kingdom Birmingham Grass France Nathalie Tauziat Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Belgium Els Callens
4–6, 3–6

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