Nicole Pratt

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Nicole Pratt
Nicole Pratt.jpg
Country  Australia
Residence Orlando, USA
Born (1973-03-05) 5 March 1973 (age 41)
Mackay, Australia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2008
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$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 (5 times)
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 Mackay, Queensland. She is the middle sibling of five children of cane farmers and was taught to play by her father, George, who was a top junior player. She attended school 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. In 2007, Pratt entered the Sydney Medibank International where she reached the 2nd round after defeating Dinara Safina in the 1st round. She was then beaten by Kim Clijsters in straight sets. At the 2007 Australian Open, she was beaten in 1st round by Virginie Razzano of France and at the 2007 Acapulco Open was beaten by Melissa Torres (es). 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]

WTA Tour finals ()[edit]

Singles[edit]

Win (1)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 22 February 2004 Hyderabad, India Hard Russia Maria Kirilenko 7–6(3), 6–1

Runner-up (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 14 October 2001 Shanghai, China Hard United States Monica Seles 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (13)[edit]

Wins (9)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 25 June 2000 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass United States Erika de Lone Slovakia Karina Habšudová
Australia Catherine Barclay-Reitz
7–6(6), 4–3 retired
2. 5 November 2000 Quebec, Canada Hard United States Meghann Shaughnessy United States Kimberly Po-Messerli
Belgium Els Callens
6–3, 6–4
3. 19 August 2001 Toronto, Canada Hard United States Kimberly Po-Messerli Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Slovenia Tina Križan
6–3, 6–1
4. 21 September 2003 Shanghai, China Hard France Émilie Loit Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–3
5. 18 July 2004 Stanford, USA Hard Greece Eleni Daniilidou Luxembourg Claudine Schaul
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
6–2, 6–4
6. 15 May 2005 Prague, Czech Republic Clay France Émilie Loit Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić
6–7(6), 6–4, 6–4
7. 13 January 2006 Hobart, Australia Hard France Émilie Loit Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić
United States Jill Craybas
6–2, 6–1
8. 11 February 2007 Pattaya City, Thailand Carpet (i) Italy Mara Santangelo Chinese Taipei Chia-Jung Chuang
Chinese Taipei Yung-Jan Chan
6–4, 7–6(4)
9. 24 February 2007 Memphis, USA Carpet (i) Australia Bryanne Stewart Japan Akiko Morigami
Slovakia Jarmila Gajdošová
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]

Runner-ups (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 24 May 1998 Madrid, Spain Clay Australia Rachel McQuillan Belgium Dominique Monami
Argentina Florencia Labat
6–3, 6–1
2. 16 September 2001 Waikoloa, USA Hard Belgium Els Callens Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Slovenia Tina Križan
6–2, 6–3
3. 14 September 2003 Bali, Indonesia Hard France Émilie Loit Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
7–5, 6–2
4. 3 March 2007 Acapulco, Mexico Clay France Émilie Loit Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
6–3, 6–3

ITF Circuit titles[edit]

Singles Winner (5)[edit]

Doubles Winner (9)[edit]

Year End Singles Ranking[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  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[edit]