Lisa Whybourn

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Lisa Whybourn
Country (sports)  Great Britain
 England
Residence Bath, United Kingdom
Born (1991-05-11) 11 May 1991 (age 24)
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Plays Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Prize money $82,776
Singles
Career record 102–103
Career titles 0 (0 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 250 (6 May 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon Q3 (2010)
Doubles
Career record 48–55
Career titles 0 (3 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 386 (6 August 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2013)
Last updated on: 5 February 2015.

Lisa Whybourn (born 11 May 1991) is an English tennis player.[1] Whybourn broke into the top 400 in the world in June 2010 following her run to the final qualifying round at Wimbledon.[2] She is originally from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire,[3] but is now based at the Team Bath Tennis Academy in Bath, Somerset.[4]

Career[edit]

Junior (2006–2009)[edit]

Lisa played her first junior ITF tournament in April 2006 and her last in the qualifying rounds for junior Wimbledon in June 2009. Over these three years she reached three singles finals (winning two of them) as well as three semifinals. She never passed the first round of junior Wimbledon and did not compete in any of the other three Grand Slam junior events. In doubles, she managed to win two titles. She was also a doubles runner-up twice and a semifinalist twice. Whybourn amassed a singles win-loss record of 31–22 and a win-loss record of 24–20 in doubles. Her career-high combined singles and doubles ranking was world No.177 which was achieved on 19 May 2008.[5][6]

2006–2009[edit]

Lisa first competed on the ITF circuit in 2006 when she played two $10,000 events in Britain and lost in the qualifying rounds for each one. 2007 saw her compete in three more events worth $10,000 and again she lost in the qualifying stages. In 2008 she again competed in a number of lower-level ITF events and did not pass the first round in any of them.

Her first ITF semifinal came in September 2009 at the $10,000 event in Cumberland in London where she was beaten by Jade Windley, a fellow Brit. Immediately following this, she reached the second round of a $75,000 ITF in Shrewsbury before being beaten in straight sets by Elena Baltacha. After this she reached the quarterfinals of a $50,000 ITF event. Her very first year-end world ranking was No.531.[7]

2010[edit]

In April 2010, Whybourn reached the semifinals of a $10,000 event before going on to reach her first ever ITF final later that month where she was beaten by a Slovakian, Romana Tabakova. Another $10,000 ITF quarterfinal followed before Whybourn received a wild card into the qualifying draw for the Aegon Classic in Birmingham where she was beaten by Sophie Ferguson. She was then the recipient of another wild card, this one allowing her entry into Wimbledon qualifying. She beat Sally Peers and Anna Floris before being stopped in the final qualifying round by Andrea Hlaváčková. Returning to the ITF circuit for the rest of the season, Lisa reached two more quarterfinals and one more semifinal. Her year-end ranking was world No.333.[7]

ITF finals (6–8)[edit]

Singles (0–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 April 2010 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay Slovakia Romana Tabak 1–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 2. 26 May 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard (i) Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 28 April 2013 Phuket, Thailand Hard Thailand Luksika Kumkhum 0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 1 November 2015 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard United Kingdom Emily Arbuthnott 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(3–7)

Doubles (6–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 29 June 2010 Gausdal, Norway Hard United Kingdom Nicola George Denmark Karen Barbat
United Kingdom Mhairi Brown
2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 17 May 2011 İzmir, Turkey Hard United Kingdom Naomi Broady Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Croatia Tereza Mrdeža
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–7]
Winner 2. 13 August 2011 İstanbul, Turkey Hard Portugal Magali De Lattre Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova
Georgia (country) Sofia Kvatsabaia
6–3, 2–6, [12–10]
Runner-up 2. 20 August 2011 İstanbul, Turkey Hard United Kingdom Tara Moore India Ashvarya Shrivastava
Germany Christina Shakovets
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 20 August 2012 Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Alexandra Walker United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
United Kingdom Samantha Murray
2–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 11 March 2013 Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i) Germany Nicola Geuer Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Germany Julia Kimmelmann
6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 24 October 2015 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard United Kingdom Emily Arbuthnott Chinese Taipei Hsu Chieh-yu
Russia Anna Morgina
6–2, 6–4
Winner 5. 31 October 2015 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard United Kingdom Emily Arbuthnott Belgium Vicky Geurinckx
Slovakia Tereza Mihalíková
6–3, 6–0
Winner 6. 06 November 2015 Loughborough, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Freya Christie Samoa Steffi Carruthers
Mexico Sabastiani León
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 14 November 2015 Bath, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Freya Christie United Kingdom Sarah Beth Askew
United Kingdom Olivia Nicholls
6–1, 4–6, [2–10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Women's Tennis Association (24 March 2011). "Lisa Whybourn Bio". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  2. ^ BBC Sport (17 June 2010). "Lisa Whybourn misses out on Wimbledon". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Ballinger, Lucy (17 June 2010). "Against all odds, Lisa's dream of playing at Wimbledon is just one match away". Daily Mail. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  4. ^ LTA (16 March 2011). "Brits progress at the AEGON GB Pro-Series Bath". Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  5. ^ ITF. "WHYBOURN, Lisa GBR: Junior activity". Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  6. ^ ITF. "WHYBOURN, Lisa GBR: Junior statistics". Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  7. ^ a b ITF. "WHYBOURN, Lisa GBR: Career activity". Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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