|Born||18 November 1991|
Chiang Mai, Thailand
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Turned pro||18 June 2009|
|Plays||Right-handed (two hands both sides)|
|Career titles||5 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 149 (26 September 2011)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2011)|
|French Open||Q1 (2011, 2012)|
|US Open||1R (2011)|
|Career titles||8 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 97 (15 August 2011)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
Noppawan "Nok" Lertcheewakarn (Thai: นพวรรณ เลิศชีวกานต์; born 18 November 1991) is a professional Thai tennis player. At 2009 Wimbledon Championships, she won the junior singles title. Lertcheewakarn has career-high WTA rankings of 149 in singles and 97 in doubles.
As of July 2018, Lertcheewakarn having played her last match in August 2017, is in training to be a police officer. She has yet to officially retire.
Lertcheewakarn is a counterpuncher with her two-handed backhand and forehand. Her game is lacking powerful strokes, but based on precise groundstrokes and good strategy. Her main weakness is considered to be her serve, lacking of power, consistency and stability.
Lertcheewakarn has been coached by Chuck Kriese.
Lertcheewakarn has reached 2 Grand Slam Girls' Singles finals, 2008 Wimbledon losing to Laura Robson and 2009 Wimbledon beating Kristina Mladenovic. She also reached four 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.
Lertcheewakarn started playing her first ITF Circuit events in August 2006.
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.
She received a wildcard to Pattaya Open, but lost in the first round to Chanelle Scheepers, in a two-hour-and-forty-minute three-set 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 $50,000 Nottingham Trophy, 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. Lertcheewakarn ended the year inside top 200 in singles and doubles
Lertcheewakarn qualified for the Auckland Open but lost to Heather Watson in the first round, 1–6, 1–6. At the Malaysian Open, she defeated Alberta Brianti, 6–4, 2–6, 6–2, she lost to a qualifier, Anne Kremer, in the second round. In doubles, Lertcheewakarn reached a WTA final partnering Jessica Moore, they lost to Dinara Safina and Galina Voskoboeva in a close match. She lost in the first round of the Baku Cup to Ksenia Pervak, having led 5–3 in the third set. At the 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 the Al Habtoor Challenge, beat Bojana Jovanovski, Regina Kulikova, Simona Halep and Kristina Mladenovic en route. She also qualified for HP Open but lost to Samantha Stosur in three sets, she was two points away to score the victory. In 2011, Lertcheewakarn broke into top 100 in doubles and top 150 in singles.
She reached the final of the $50k event in Gifu but lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm in three sets. She qualified for the Birmingham Classic main draw, defeating Sesil Karatantcheva en route. In the first round, she lost to Misaki Doi in three sets. At the Stanford Classic, Lertcheewakarn lost to Nicole Gibbs 4–6, 4–6.
WTA career finals
Doubles: 1 (runner-up)
|Runner-up||1.||6 March 2011||Malaysian Open||Hard||Jessica Moore|| Dinara Safina
|7–5, 2–6, [10–5]|
WTA Challenger finals
Doubles: 1 (runner–up)
|Loss||Nov 2012||Royal Indian Open||Hard||Julia Glushko|| Nina Bratchikova
|0–6, 6–4, [8–10]|
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 14 (5 titles, 9 runner–ups)
|Loss||0–1||Jun 2007||ITF Jakarta, Indonesia||10,000||Hard||Nungnadda Wannasuk||3–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Loss||0–2||Jul 2007||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Lu Jiaxiang||6–2, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)|
|Win||1–2||May 2008||ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia||25,000||Hard||Isha Lakhani||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||2–2||Aug 2008||ITF Chiang Mai, Thailand||10,000||Hard||Nungnadda Wannasuk||6–2, 6–3|
|Loss||2–3||Mar 2009||ITF Hamilton, New Zealand||10,000||Hard||Ayu Fani Damayanti||6–4, 4–6, 6–3|
|Loss||2–4||Jul 2010||ITF Saint Joseph, United States||10,000||Hard||Gabriela Paz||6–1, 6–4|
|Win||3–4||Sep 2010||ITF Tsukuba, Japan||25,000||Hard||Shiho Akita||6–4, 6–1|
|Loss||3–5||Sep 2010||ITF Cairns, Australia||25,000||Hard||Ana Clara Duarte||6–3, 3–6, 6–2|
|Win||4–5||Dec 2011||Al Habtoor Challenge, UAE||75,000||Hard||Kristina Mladenovic||7–5, 6–4|
|Loss||4–6||Sep 2012||ITF Phuket, Thailand||25,000||Hard||Dinah Pfizenmaier||6–2, 6–4|
|Loss||4–7||Apr 2012||Kangaroo Cup Gifu, Japan||50,000||Hard||Kimiko Date-Krumm||6–1, 5–7, 6–3|
|Loss||4–8||Oct 2013||Bendigo International, Australia||50,000||Hard||Casey Dellacqua||4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||4–9||Mar 2014||ITF Quanzhou, China||50,000||Hard||Zarina Diyas||1–6, 1–6|
|Win||5–9||May 2016||ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt||10,000||Hard||Prerna Bhambri||6–4, 6–1|
Doubles: 18 (8 titles, 10 runner–ups)
|Winner||1.||26 September 2006||ITF Jakarta, Indonesia||Hard||Varatchaya Wongteanchai|| Lavinia Tananta
Ayu Fani Damayanti
|Winner||2.||19 November 2006||ITF Manila, Philippines||Hard||Varatchaya Wongteanchai|| Kao Shao-yuan
|3–6, 6–3, 7–6(2)|
|Runner-up||1.||17 June 2007||ITF Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal||Hard||Varanya Vijuksanaboon|| Elisa Balsamo
|Runner-up||2.||27 July 2007||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Napaporn Tongsalee|| Sophia Mulsap
|4–6, 6–4, 6–1|
|Winner||3.||24 April 2009||ITF Bol, Croatia||Clay||Martina Borecká|| Michaela Pochabová
|Runner-up||3.||15 May 2010||ITF Tanjung Selor, Indonesia||Hard||Jessy Rompies|| Liu Wanting
|Runner-up||4.||26 July 2010||ITF St. Joseph, United States||Hard||Gabriela Paz|| Maria Sanchez
|6–4, 4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||5.||11 September 2010||ITF Cairns, Australia||Hard||Tyra Calderwood|| Tammi Patterson
|Runner-up||6.||25 April 2011||Kangaroo Cup Gifu, Japan||Hard||Erika Sema|| Chan Yung-jan
|Runner-up||7.||7 August 2011||Vancouver Open, Canada||Hard||Jamie Hampton|| Kristýna Plíšková
|5–7, 6–2, [10–2]|
|Winner||4.||26 March 2012||ITF Phuket, Thailand||Hard||Zheng Saisai|| Sun Shengnan
|Winner||5.||18 March 2013||ITF Ipswich, Australia||Hard||Varatchaya Wongteanchai|| Viktorija Rajicic
|4–6, 6–1, 10–8|
|Runner-up||8.||19 August 2013||ITF St. Petersburg, Russia||Clay||Justyna Jegiołka|| Victoria Kan
|Winner||6.||12 October 2013||ITF Margaret River, Australia||Hard||Arina Rodionova|| Monique Adamczak
|6–2, 3–6, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||9.||5 May 2014||ITF Incheon, South Korea||Hard||Melis Sezer|| Han Na-lae
|Winner||7.||20 April 2015||ITF Shenzhen, China||Hard||Lu Jiajing|| Han Na-lae
|Runner-up||10.||24 October 2015||ITF Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Varatchaya Wongteanchai|| Lauren Embree
|2–6, 6–4, [9–11]|
|Winner||8.||10 March 2017||ITF Mildura, Australia||Grass||Lu Jiajing|| Tessah Andrianjafitrimo
|6–4, 1–6, [10–8]|
Grand Slam tournament performance timelines
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- Rothenberg, Ben (5 July 2018). "An Exclusive Club at Wimbledon: Champions as Juniors and Adults". New York Times. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
- Chuck Kriese
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