Noppawan Lertcheewakarn

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Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
นพวรรณ เลิศชีวกานต์
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn US Open 2011.jpg
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 2011 US Open
Country  Thailand
Residence Bangkok, Thailand
Born (1991-11-18) 18 November 1991 (age 23)
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro 18 June 2009
Plays Right handed (two hands both sides)
Prize money US$231,061
Singles
Career record 153–117
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 149 (26 September 2011)
Current ranking 253 (9 August 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2011)
French Open Q1 (2011)
Wimbledon 1R (2010)
US Open 1R (2011)
Doubles
Career record 95–75
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking 97 (15 August 2011)
Current ranking 150 (9 August 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon 1R (2011)
US Open
Last updated on: 9 September 2013.

Noppawan "Nok" Lertcheewakarn (Thai: นพวรรณ เลิศชีวกานต์; born 18 November 1991) is a Thai professional tennis player. At Wimbledon 2009, she won the junior singles title. Lertcheewakarn has a highest rank on the WTA singles tour of 149 and doubles tour of 97.[1]

Playing style[edit]

Lertcheewakarn is a counterpuncher with her two-handed backhand and forehand. She is intelligent on court and has a good strategy. Her game is lacking powerful strokes, but based on precise groundstrokes. Her main weakness is considered to be her serve, lacking of power, consistency and stability.

Lertcheewakarn has inspiration by Tamarine Tanasugarn, Monica Seles, Marion Bartoli, and Williams sisters.

Lertcheewakarn is currently coached by Chuck Kriese.[2]

Junior career[edit]

In 2008, Lertcheewakarn was world No. 1 in ITF junior circuit, became the first Thai player to ever hold that position. In the same year, Lertcheewakarn won the ITF Girls World Champion.[3]

Lertcheewakarn has reached 2 Grand Slam Girls' Singles finals, 2008 Wimbledon losing to Laura Robson and 2009 Wimbledon beating Kristina Mladenovic. She also reached 4 Grand Slam Girls' Doubles finals, won 2008 US Open with Sandra Roma, 2009 French Open with Elena Bogdan, 2009 Wimbledon with Sally Peers, but lost 2009 US Open partnering Elena Bogdan.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2006–2009[edit]

Lertcheewakarn started playing her first ITF Circuit events in August 2006.[5]

Lertcheewakarn made her WTA Tour main draw debut in 2007 as a qualifier, defeating world No. 97 Melinda Czink of Hungary in straight sets in the final qualifying round, before losing to Aiko Nakamura in three sets in the first round.

In May 2008, Lertcheewakarn won her first pro title in singles at $25,000 Balikpapan, defeating the top seed Isha Lakhani of India in straight sets.

In 2009, Lertcheewakarn received a main draw wildcard to Pattaya Women's Open, lost early in a first round match against Shahar Pe'er, which lasted nearly 52 minutes with a score, 6–1, 6–0.

2010[edit]

She received a wild card to PTT Pattaya Open, but lost in the first round to Chanelle Scheepers, 7–6(9), 4–6, 4–6 in a two-hour and forty minute match in which Lertcheewakarn had a 4–1 lead in the second set. She then received a wildcard to the Malaysian Open where she beat Ksenia Pervak in the first round in straight sets, making this her first WTA main draw win ever. At the US$50,000 Aegon Trophy in Nottingham, she advanced into the quarterfinal round before losing to Elena Baltacha in two straights sets. Lertcheewakarn received a wildcard entry to the Wimbledon Championships, where she was defeated by Andrea Hlaváčková in the first round 6–3 6–2. Lertcheewakarn ended the year inside top 200 in singles and doubles[6][6]

2011[edit]

Lertcheewakarn qualified in Auckland but lost to Heather Watson in the first round, 6–1, 6–1. In 2011 Malaysian Open, Lertcheewakarn defeated Alberta Brianti, 6–4, 2–6, 6–2, she lost to a qualifier, Anne Kremer, in the second round. In double, Lertcheewakarn reached WTA double final partnering Jessica Moore, they lost to Dinara Safina and Galina Voskoboeva, 7–5, 2–6, 10–5. She lost in the first round of 2011 Baku Cup to Ksenia Pervak 3–6, 6–1, 7–5, having led 5–3 in the third set. At the 2011 US Open Lertcheewakarn qualified for her second Grand Slam main draw, defeating Zuzana Kučová, Ashley Weinhold and Kristýna Plíšková in three tough matches. In the first round, in just her second Grand Slam tournament she lost to Anastasiya Yakimova 0–6 6–4 3–6. Lertcheewakarn won 2011 Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge beat Bojana Jovanovski, Regina Kulikova, Simona Halep and Kristina Mladenovic en route. She also qualified in 2011 HP Open but lost to Samantha Stosur 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, she was two points away to score the victory. In 2011, Lertcheewakarn broke into top 100 in doubles and top 150 in singles.

2012[edit]

Lertcheewakarn reached the final in $50,000 Gifu but lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm in three sets. She qualified for Birmingham main draw, defeating Sesil Karatantcheva 7–6 (13–11), 6–4 en route. In the first round, she lost to Misaki Doi in three sets. In Stanford Classic Lertcheewakarn lost to Nicole Gibbs 6–4, 6–4 .[7]

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
WTA 125K series (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 6 March 2011 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Australia Jessica Moore Russia Dinara Safina
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
7–5, 2–6, [10–5]

WTA 125s finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 11 November 2012 Royal Indian Open, Pune, India Hard Israel Julia Glushko Russia Nina Bratchikova
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
0–6, 6–4, [8–10]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 13 (4–9)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–9)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 June 2007 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 28 July 2007 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Hard China Lu Jiaxiang 6–2, 2–6, 7–6(5)
Winner 3. 4 May 2008 Indonesia Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard India Isha Lakhani 6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. 3 August 2008 Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand Hard Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 22 March 2009 New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Hard Indonesia Ayu Fani Damayanti 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 27 July 2010 United States Saint Joseph, United States Hard Venezuela Gabriela Paz 6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 5 September 2010 Japan Tsukuba, Japan Hard Japan Shiho Akita 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 12 September 2010 Australia Cairns, Australia Hard Brazil Ana Clara Duarte 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 9. 3 December 2011 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard France Kristina Mladenovic 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 19 September 2012 Thailand Phuket, Thailand Hard Germany Dinah Pfizenmaier 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 30 April 2012 Japan Gifu, Japan Hard Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm 6–1, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 21 October 2013 Australia Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 7 March 2014 China Quanzhou, China Hard Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas 1–6, 1–6

Doubles: 15 (6–9)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 26 September 2006 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai Indonesia Lavinia Tananta
Indonesia Ayu Fani Damayanti
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 19 November 2006 Philippines Manila, Philippines Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai South Korea Kao Shao-yuan
Thailand Thassha Vitayaviroj
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(2)
Runner-up 3. 17 June 2007 Portugal Montemor-O-Novo, Portugal Hard Thailand Varanya Vijuksanaboon Italy Elisa Balsamo
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 4. 27 July 2007 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Hard Thailand Napaporn Tongsalee Thailand Sophia Mulsup
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. 24 April 2009 Croatia Bol, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Martina Borecká Slovakia Michaela Pochabová
Slovakia Patricia Veresová
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 15 May 2010 Indonesia Tanjung Selor, Indonesia Hard Indonesia Jessy Rompies China Liu Wanting
Hong Kong Zhang Ling
7–6(5), 6–3
Runner-up 7. 26 July 2010 United States St. Joseph, United States Hard Venezuela Gabriela Paz United States Maria Sanchez
United States Ellen Tsay
6-4 4-6 4-6
Runner-up 8. 11 September 2010 Australia Cairns, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Australia Tammi Patterson
Australia Olivia Rogowska
6–3, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 9. 25 April 2011 Japan Gifu, Japan Hard Japan Erika Sema Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 7 August 2011 Canada Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Jamie Hampton Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
5–7, 6–2, [10–2]
Winner 11. 26 March 2012 Thailand Phuket, Thailand Hard China Zheng Saisai China Sun Shengnan
China Han Xinyun
6–3, 6–3
Winner 12. 18 March 2013 Australia Ipswich, Australia Hard Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai Australia Viktorija Rajicic
Australia Storm Sanders
4-6 6-1 10-8
Runner-up 13. 19 August 2013 Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia Clay Poland Justyna Jegiołka Russia Victoria Kan
Ukraine Ganna Poznikhirenko
2–6, 0–6
Winner 14. 12 October 2013 Australia Margaret River, Australia Hard Australia Arina Rodionova Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Tammi Patterson
6–2, 3–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 15. 05 May 2014 South Korea Incheon, South Korea Hard Turkey Melis Sezer South Korea Na-Lae Han
South Korea Mi Yoo
1-6 1-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Women's Tennis Association. "Noppawan Lertcheewakarn Bio". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Chuck Kriese
  3. ^ "Juniors – News Article". ITF Tennis. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Juniors – Player Activity". ITF Tennis. 27 June 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "WTA | Players | Activity | Noppawan Lertcheewakarn". Sonyericssonwtatour.com. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "WTA | Players | Activity | Noppawan Lertcheewakarn". Wtatennis.com. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Success for younger Radwanska in Stanford". 11 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Urszula Radwańska
ITF Junior World Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Kristina Mladenovic