Kelly Liggan

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Kelly Liggan
Country (sports)  Ireland
Residence Málaga, Spain
Born (1979-02-05) 5 February 1979 (age 38)
Dublin, Ireland
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$238,274
Singles
Career record 290–363
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 181 (15 September 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2001)
French Open Q1 (2001, 2004, 2007)
Wimbledon Q1 (2002, 2003, 2007)
US Open Q3 (2003)
Doubles
Career record 145–186
Career titles 1 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking 113 (15 September 2003)

Kelly Liggan (born 5 February 1979) is a retired Irish professional tennis player.

Liggan resides in Málaga, Spain, but plays tennis for Ireland. She has had some success on the International Tennis Federation tour, winning several titles for both singles and doubles, and in 2002 she won her first Women's Tennis Association tour doubles title.

Liggan has made two Grand Slam doubles main draw appearances. She reached the 2003 US Open second round and the 2004 Wimbledon Championships second round. Liggan has had several WTA tour main draw appearances; however, she has never reached a quarterfinal.

Due to nagging injuries, Kelly retired in 2010.

WTA Tour wins[edit]

Doubles (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. 10 November 2002 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Russia Tatiana Panova
7–5, 7–6(9–7)

ITF Circuit titles[edit]

Singles (8) (4-4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
Runner-up 1. 17 May 1999 Elvas, Porugal Hard Argentina Erica Krauth 1–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 25 June 2000 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Jennifer Embry 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 2 July 2000 Lachine, Canada Clay Japan Remi Tezuka 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 8 July 2002 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Elena Baltacha 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 6 June 2006 Madrid, Spain Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 6–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 6 August 2006 Vigo, Spain Hard France Laura Thorpe 6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 13 August 2006 Coimbra, Portugal Hard Romania Monica Niculescu 6–0, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 4. 10 July 2007 Boston, United States Hard United States Varvara Lepchenko 2–6, 7–5, 0–5 ret.

Doubles: 20 (7 titles, 13 runner-ups)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 June 1997 Manaus, Brazil Hard Germany Caroline Germar United Kingdom Joanne Moore
Colombia Ximena Rodriguez
0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 18 May 1998 Azeméis, Portugal Hard Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina Portugal Cristina Correia
Brazil Bruna Colosio
2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 3 August 1998 Périgueux, France Clay Spain Paula García France Samantha Schoeffel
France Stephanie Testard
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 3. 10 August 1998 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Spain Paula García France Sylvie Sallaberry
France Aurélie Védy
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 4. 7 December 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Paula García Italy Katia Altilia
Italy Giulia Casoni
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 5. 8 February 1999 Mallorca, Spain Clay France Emmanuelle Curutchet Argentina Maria Fernanda Landa
Spain Ángeles Montolio
6–2, 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 2. 24 May 1999 Guimarães, Portugal Hard Israel Tzipora Obziler Italy Sabina da Ponte
Colombia Giana Gutiérrez
6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 31 May 1999 Azeméis, Portugal Hard Israel Tzipora Obziler Colombia Mariana Mesa Pineda
Argentina Jorgelina Torti
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 6. 9 October 2000 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Germany Kirstin Freye Brazil Joana Cortez
Brazil Vanessa Menga
3–5, 4–5(4–6), 0–4
Runner-up 7. 30 October 2000 Hayward, United States Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera Japan Nana Smith
India Nirupama Sanjeev
2–4, 2–4
Runner-up 8. 5 March 2001 Urtijëi, Italy Hard (i) Russia Ekaterina Kozhokina Germany Angelika Bachmann
Denmark Eva Dyrberg
6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 12 November 2001 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová United States Amanda Augustus
United States Jennifer Russell
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 4. 6 May 2002 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Granados United Kingdom Victoria Davies
Czech Republic Eva Martincová
5–7, 6–0, 6–1
Winner 5. 22 July 2002 Pamplona, Spain Hard (i) United Kingdom Elena Baltacha Republic of Ireland Yvonne Doyle
Netherlands Susanne Trik
6–7(6–7), 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Runner-up 10. 14 July 2003 Oyster Bay, Mexico Hard United States Ansley Cargill United States Jennifer Russell
United States Jessica Lehnhoff
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 5 September 2005 Madrid, Spain Hard Netherlands Seda Noorlander Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Croatia Nika Ožegović
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 12 October 2005 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i) Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya Czech Republic Veronika Chvojková
Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská
6–4, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 13. 18 October 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Argentina Soledad Esperón Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Leticia Sobral
6–7(2–7), 6–2, 0–6
Winner 6. 25 October 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Argentina Soledad Esperón Cuba Yamile Fors Guerra
Cuba Yanet Núñez Mojarena
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 28 February 2006 Clearwater, United States Hard Lithuania Lina Stančiūtė South Africa Natalie Grandin
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
6–3, 6–1

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