Ville Liukko

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Ville Liukko
Country Finland Finland
Born (1974-05-24) 24 May 1974 (age 40)
Turku, Finland
Height 5'8" (173 cm)
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $114,816
Singles
Career record 12-13
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 117 (20 Sep 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 1R (1999)
Doubles
Career record 4-6
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 216 (19 Feb 2001)

Ville Liukko (born 24 May 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Finland.[1]

Career[edit]

Liukko began playing Davis Cup tennis for the Finnish team in 1994. By the time he made his last appearance in 2001, he had taken part in 15 ties. He won 19 of his 34 rubbers, 12 in singles and seven in doubles. His doubles partnership with Tuomas Ketola is the most successful in Finland Davis Cup history, securing six wins.[2]

The Finn made it through qualifying at the 1999 US Open and faced Goran Ivanišević in the first round.[3] He was beaten in four sets.[3] In the Tashkent President's Cup later that year he defeated Marat Safin, then ranked 35th in the world. Safin retired hurt in the third set, trailing 3-1, with the match level at a set a piece[4] He also had a win over Thomas Johansson at the Copenhagen Open in 2000.[3]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1998 United States San Diego, United States Hard United States Paul Goldstein 7–5, 7–6

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 2000 Finland Tampere, Finland Clay Finland Jarkko Nieminen Australia Steven Randjelovic
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Vemić
6–0, 4–6, 6–3

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