Nicole Pratt

Summary

Nicole Pratt
Nicole Pratt.jpg
Pratt in 2008
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceOrlando, U.S.
Born (1973-03-05) 5 March 1973 (age 48)
Mackay, Australia
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,404,645
Singles
Career record456–441
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 35 (17 June 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2003)
French Open2R (1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007)
Wimbledon3R (2006)
US Open3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record350–348
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 18 (17 September 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2000, 2001, 2005)
French OpenQF (2005)
Wimbledon2R (1990, 2004, 2005, 2007)
US OpenSF (2002)

Nicole Pratt (born 5 March 1973) is a retired tennis player from Australia.

Pratt was born in Mackay, Queensland. She is the middle sibling of five children of cane farmers and was taught to play by her father, George, who was a top junior player. She attended school in Calen and received a tennis scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. She turned professional at 18.

She became Australia's No. 1 ranked female player in January 2001. She won her first WTA Title at the Hyderabad Open and reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2004.

In August 2006, at age 33, Pratt reached her first ever Tier I quarterfinal at Toronto. Soon after this she rose back up into the top 100. During 2007 she was drafted by the Boston Lobsters of the WTT pro league.

At the 2008 Australian Open, after losing her first match to Nadia Petrova, a tearful Pratt announced her retirement from professional tennis.[1] She then coached Australian female player, Casey Dellacqua; after the 2009 Australian Open, Pratt and Dellacqua decided to go different ways.[2]

WTA career finals

Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend (singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV (1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2001 China Open Hard United States Monica Seles 2–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Feb 2004 Bangalore Open, India Hard Russia Maria Kirilenko 7–6(7–3), 6–1

Doubles (9 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 1998 Madrid Open, Spain Clay Australia Rachel McQuillan Belgium Dominique Monami
Argentina Florencia Labat
3–6, 1–6
Win 1. Jun 2000 Rosmalen Open, Netherlands Grass United States Erika deLone Slovakia Karina Habšudová
Australia Catherine Barclay-Reitz
7–6(8–6), 4–3 ret.
Win 2. Nov 2000 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Hard United States Meghann Shaughnessy United States Kimberly Po-Messerli
Belgium Els Callens
6–3, 6–4
Win 3. Aug 2001 Canadian Open Hard United States Kimberly Po-Messerli Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Slovenia Tina Križan
6–3, 6–1
Loss 2. Sep 2001 Waikoloa Championships, U.S. Hard Belgium Els Callens Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Slovenia Tina Križan
2–6, 3–6
Loss 3. Sep 2003 Wismilak International, Indonesia Hard France Émilie Loit Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
5–7, 2–6
Win 4. Sep 2003 China Open Hard France Émilie Loit Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–3
Win 5. Jul 2004 Stanford Classic, U.S. Hard Greece Eleni Daniilidou Luxembourg Claudine Schaul
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
6–2, 6–4
Win 6. May 2005 Prague Open, Czech Republic Clay France Émilie Loit Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4
Win 7. Jan 2006 Hobart International, Australia Hard France Émilie Loit Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić
United States Jill Craybas
6–2, 6–1
Win 8. Feb 2007 Pattaya Open, Thailand Carpet (i) Italy Mara Santangelo Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 9. Feb 2007 Memphis Cup, U.S. Carpet (i) Australia Bryanne Stewart Japan Akiko Morigami
Slovakia Jarmila Gajdošová
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Loss 4. Mar 2007 Acapulco, Mexico Clay France Émilie Loit Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
3–6, 3–6

ITF finals

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (5–8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 February 1990 ITF Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Kirrily Sharpe 6–2, 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 19 February 1990 Melbourne, Australia Hard Croatia Nadin Ercegović 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 18 November 1991 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Australia Louise Stacey 6–3, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 29 March 1993 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 8 November 1993 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard South Africa Tessa Price 6–4, 2–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 22 November 1993 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai 6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 28 November 1993 Mildura, Australia Hard South Africa Tessa Price 5–7, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 2. 27 November 1995 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Annabel Ellwood 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 10 December 1995 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Annabel Ellwood 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 4. 2 March 1998 Rockford, United States Hard (i) South Africa Jessica Steck 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 3 May 1999 Sarasota, United States Clay United States Erika deLone 6–7(6), 7–6(7), 5–7
Runner-up 8. 12 July 1999 Morristown, United States Hard United States Erika deLone 5–7, 6–7(1)
Winner 5. 20 February 2000 ITF Midland, United States Hard Japan Yuka Yoshida 6–4, 6–3

Doubles (9–8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 13 May 1990 ITF Swansea, United Kingdom Clay Australia Kirrily Sharpe Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Louise Stacey
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 20 May 1990 ITF Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Australia Kirrily Sharpe Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Louise Stacey
6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 11 November 1991 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Kristin Godridge Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis
Australia Louise Pleming
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 3 February 1992 Jakarta, Indonesia Clay Australia Angie Cunningham Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6–1, 6–0
Winner 5. 12 October 1992 Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i) Australia Kristin Godridge Poland Isabela Listowska
Germany Petra Winzenhöller
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 26 October 1992 Jakarta, Indonesia Clay Australia Kristin Godridge Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai
Australia Kristine Kunce
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 29 March 1993 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Indonesia Suzanna Wibowo Indonesia Mimma Chernovita
Indonesia Irawati Iskandar
w/o
Runner-up 2. 3 July 1994 Stuttgart, Germany Hard Australia Kirrily Sharpe Netherlands Lara Bitter
Netherlands Maaike Koutstaal
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 21 May 1995 Bordeaux, France Clay United States Erika deLone Netherlands Seda Noorlander
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
3–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 15 July 1996 Wilmington, United States Hard United States Erika deLone Canada Maureen Drake
United States Meilen Tu
7–5, 7–6(2)
Runner-up 4. 30 September 1996 Newport Beach, United States Hard United States Erika deLone Argentina Mercedes Paz
Canada Rene Simpson
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 20 April 1997 Wichita, United States Hard Australia Louise Pleming United States Shannan McCarthy
United States Kelly Wilson
6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 8. 2 June 1997 ITF Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard United States Erika deLone Spain Alicia Ortuño
Israel Hila Rosen
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 5 October 1998 ITF Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Erika deLone Australia Rachel McQuillan
Japan Nana Miyagi
6–7(5), 2–6
Runner-up 7. 3 October 1999 ITF Santa Clara,, United States Hard Australia Nannie de Villiers United States Debbie Graham
Japan Nana Smith
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 3 April 2000 ITF West Palm Beach, United States Clay United States Erika deLone Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Yuka Yoshida
6–1, 0–6, 6–7(5)
Winner 9. 4 March 2006 ITF Las Vegas, United States Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
w/o

Year-end singles ranking

  • 2007–70
  • 2006–78
  • 2005–127
  • 2004–51
  • 2003–53
  • 2002–49
  • 2001–52
  • 2000–55
  • 1999-58
  • 1998-113
  • 1997-102
  • 1996-198
  • 1995-297
  • 1994-182
  • 1993-204
  • 1992-177
  • 1991-241
  • 1990-218
  • 1989-447

References

  1. ^ "That's that for Pratt". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
  2. ^ Women Players Carrying "Excess Baggage" Says Top Coach Yahoo Sports, 21 January 2009

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