Leanne Baker

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Leanne Baker
Country (sports)  New Zealand
Residence Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Born (1981-01-08) 8 January 1981 (age 34)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2008
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$136,920
Singles
Career record 262–206
Career titles 7 (ITF)
Highest ranking 260 (26 February 2007)
Doubles
Career record 241–194
Career titles 19 (ITF)
Highest ranking 108 (9 January 2005)
Last updated on: 5 May 2008.

Leanne Baker (born 8 January 1981, in Hamilton) is a former New Zealand professional tennis player.

Her career high WTA singles ranking is 260, which she reached on 26 February 2007. Her career high doubles ranking is 108, set at 17 January 2005.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Gold (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Tier II (0–0) Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–0) Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–0) International (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 8 January 2005 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3-6, 3-6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles finals 10 (7–3)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent in final Score
Winner 1. 2 May 1999 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard United States Candice Jairala 3–6 6–3 7–5
Winner 2. 11 July 1999 Felixstowe, England Grass Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent 6–4 6–4
Runner-up 3. 6 February 2000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Mirielle Dittmann 6–7(5) 6–1 6–7(5)
Runner-up 4. 28 May 2000 El Paso, United States Hard United States Erin Burdette 1–6 3–6
Runner-up 5. 14 September 2003 Spoleto, Italy Clay Czech Republic Lenka Snajdrova 4–6 3–6
Winner 6. 6 February 2005 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Mirielle Dittmann 2–6 6–1 6–1
Winner 7. 28 August 2005 Jesi, Italy Hard Germany Vanessa Pinto 6–2 7–6(6)
Winner 8. 5February 2006 Taupo, New Zealand Hard Japan Natsumi Hamamura 6–1 6–2
Winner 9. 12 February 2006 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Czech Republic Katerina Kramperová 6–4 1–6 6–0
Winner 10. 20 April 2008 Mazatlán, Mexico Hard United States Anna Lubinsky 6–2 6–1

Doubles finals 38 (18–20)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partnering Opponent in final Score
Winner 1. 6 February 1999 Wellington, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Rewa Hudson Australia Gail Biggs
New Zealand Shelley Bryce
6–1 6–1
Winner 2. 11 July 1999 Felixstowe, England Grass Australia Nicole Sewell United Kingdom Victoria Davies
United Kingdom Kate Warne-Holland
6–1 6–4
Runner-up 3. 17 September 1999 Frinton, England Grass Australia Nicole Sewell South Africa Natalie Grandin
South Africa Nicole Rencken
2–6 6–3 1–6
Winner 4. 28 May 2000 El Paso, United States Hard India Manisha Malhotra United States Kaysie Smashey
United States Varalee Sureephong
6–2 7–6
Runner-up 5. 4 June 2000 San Antonio, United States Hard India Manisha Malhotra Australia Melanie Clayton
Australia Emma Gott
6-3, 6-7(5), 5-7
Runner-up 6. 24 July 2000 Pamplona, Spain Hard Colombia Mariana Mesa Pineda Netherlands Yvette Basting
Germany Mia Buric
2-6 0-6
Winner 7. 4 March 2001 Bendigo, Australia Hard New Zealand Shelley Stephens Netherlands Debby Haak
Netherlands Jolanda Mens
6–3 6–2
Runner-up 8. 22 April 2001 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard New Zealand Shelley Stephens India Manisha Malhotra
India Nirupama Vaidyanathan
3–6 5–7
Winner 9. 18 June 2001 Marseille, France Clay India Manisha Malhotra France Caroline Dhenin
Croatia Maja Palaveršić
7–6(5) 6–2
Winner 10. 1 July 2001 Båstad, Sweden Hard India Manisha Malhotra Austria Daniela Klemenschits
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6–3 6–1
Runner-up 11. 30 September 2001 Raleigh, United States Clay New Zealand Tracey O'Connor United States Allison Baker
Hungary Melinda Czink
4–6 6–1 4–6
Runner-up 12. 21 July 2002 Valladolid, Spain Hard India Manisha Malhotra United Kingdom Elena Baltacha
Madagascar Natacha Randriantefy
2–6 3–6
Runner-up 13. 30 March 2003 Atlanta, United States Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani China Ting Li
China Sun Tiantian
6–4 4–6 4–6
Winner 14. 18 May 2003 Casale, Italy Clay Belgium Elke Clijsters Netherlands Jolanda Mens
Germany Stefanie Weis
6-1 6-2
Winner 15. 1 June 2003 Campobasso, Italy Clay Russia Ekaterina Kozhokhina Serbia Ana Jovanović
Serbia Visnja Vuletic
6–1 6–1
Runner-up 16. 13 July 2003 Felixstowe, England Grass United Kingdom Chantal Coombs Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent
Republic of Ireland Elsa O'Riain
6–7(7) 6–7(2)
Winner 17. 7 September 2003 Mestre, Italy Clay Italy Francesca Lubiani Australia Monique Adamczak
New Zealand Shelley Stephens
6–2 4–6 6–2
Winner 18. 14 September 2003 Spoleto, Italy Clay New Zealand Shelley Stephens Netherlands Kika Hogendoorn
Austria Bettina Pirker
6–3 3–6 7–5
Runner-up 19. 28 September 2003 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
Australia Nicole Kriz
5–7 2–6
Runner-up 20. 8 February 2004 Rockford, United States Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva
Argentina Gisela Dulko
7–6(5) 3–6 1–6
Runner-up 21. 22 February 2004 Columbus, United States Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská
Czech Republic Lenka Němečková
6–7(3) 6–4 3–6
Winner 22. 28 February 2004 St. Paul, United States Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani United States Jessica Lehnhoff
Australia Trudi Musgrave
6–7(3) 2–3 RET
Winner 23. 6 June 2004 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass Australia Nicole Sewell South Africa Surina De Beer
Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent
2–6 7–5 7–6(6)
Winner 24. 5 October 2004 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani United Kingdom Claire Curran
Turkey İpek Şenoğlu
6-3 5-7 6-4
Runner-up 25. 20 March 2005 Orange, United States Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani United States Carly Gullickson
United States Jennifer Hopkins
3–6 4–6
Runner-up 26. 27 March 2005 Redding, United States Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Canada Stephanie Dubois
4–6 7–6(1) 3–6
Winner 27. 9 July 2005 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass Italy Francesca Lubiani Australia Jarmila Gajdosova
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
6–1 4–6 3–2 RET
Runner-up 28. 21 August 2005 Jesi, Italy Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Italy Silvia Disderi
Italy Giulia Gabba
2–6 6–2 4–6
Winner 29. 28 August 2005 Trecastagni, Italy Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Russia Regina Kulikova
Russia Marina Shamayko
6–2 4–6 6–3
Runner-up 30. 5 February 2006 Taupo, New Zealand Hard Italy Francescz Lubiani United States Lauren Barnikow
United States Christina Fusano
4–6 4–6
Runner-up 31. 12 February 2006 Wellington, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Ellen Barry New Zealand Paula Marama
New Zealand Kairangi Vano
3–6 1–6
Runner-up 32. 17 March 2006 Canberra, Australia Clay Australia Nicole Kriz Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Christina Horiatopoulos
6–7(4) 1–6
Runner-up 33. 14 May 2006 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Australia Christina Horiatopoulos Chinese Taipei Yung-Jan Chan
Chinese Taipei Chia-Jung Chuang
1–6 2–6
Winner 34. 8 October 2006 Troy, United States Hard Australia Nicole Kriz South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
United States Neha Uberoi
6–7(1) 7–6 6–3
Winner 35. 29 October 2006 Augusta, United States Hard Australia Nicole Kriz South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
United States Neha Uberoi
7–6(3) 6–1
Winner 36. 19 November 2006 Lawrenceville, United States Hard United States Julie Ditty United States Christina Fusano
United States Aleke Tsoubanos
7–6(5) 6–4
Runner-up 37. 4 May 2007 Catania, Italy Clay Australia Nicole Kriz Belgium Debbrich Feys
Belarus Darya Kustova
4–6 4–6
Runner-up 38. 21 October 2007 Lawrenceville, United States Hard United States Julie Ditty Canada Stéphanie Dubois
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
2–6 0–6

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