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Joanne Ward

Jo Ward
Full nameJoanne Ward
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born (1975-06-22) 22 June 1975 (age 44)
Turned pro1994
Retired2007
Prize money$138,572
Singles
Career record159-162
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 156 (11 February 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQ1 (1998, 1999)
Wimbledon1R (1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000)
US OpenQ2 (1998, 2000)
Doubles
Career record111-101
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 180 (15 September 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1994, 1997, 1998, 1999)

Joanne Ward (born 22 June 1975) is a British former tennis player.

She competed in five Wimbledon Championships between 1994 and 2000, losing each time in the first round, and has represented the Great Britain Fed Cup team. She was for a time the British number two.

Career

Aged 16, Ward was told she would never play tennis again, after two knee operations. In 1994, she won the UK Tennis National Championships, beating British number one Clare Wood in the semifinals.[1][2] In the same year, she made her debut at the Wimbledon Championships, losing in the first round to Dominique Monami.[1][3] She also competed at Wimbledon in 1996, 1998 and 2000, losing first-round matches to Claire Taylor, Karen Cross and Anke Huber respectively.[4][5][6] Ward also represented Great Britain in the Fed Cup and the European Championships.[7]

Post-career

In 2004, Ward was one of a number of people who were highly critical of the Lawn Tennis Association, saying that it needed reform. She wanted more individual, tailored coaching.[8][9]

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (3-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 May 1996 Lee-on-Solent, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Jasmine Choudhury 7-5, 6-0
Runner-up 1. 27 April 1997 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Julie Pullin 0-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 14 February 1998 Birmingham, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Julie Pullin 1-6, 6-1, 3-6
Winner 2. 25 April 1998 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Lucie Ahl 7-6, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 13 September 1998 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay Czech Republic Denisa Chládková 3-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 1 August 1999 Pamplona, Spain Hard Germany Mia Buric 6-2, 6-4

Doubles: 15 (9-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 20 February 1994 Newcastle, Great Britain Carpet (i) Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent Netherlands Maaike Koutstaal
Netherlands Linda Niemantsverdriet
6-2, 5-7, 2-6
Runner-up 2. 31 July 1995 Ilkley, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Lucie Ahl United Kingdom Jasmine Choudhury
United Kingdom Louise Latimer
6-1, 2-6, 2-6
Winner 1. 18 February 1996 Sheffield, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Lucie Ahl United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
7-6, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 12 May 1996 Lee-on-Solent, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Lucie Ahl United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright
5-7, 1-6
Winner 2. 24 March 1997 Warrnambool, Australia Grass United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Australia Evie Dominikovic
Australia Amanda Grahame
4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 30 March 1997 Warrnambool, Australia Grass United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe South Africa Nannie de Villiers
United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
6-3, 2-6, 3-6
Winner 3. 4 May 1997 Hatfield, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall United Kingdom Lucie Ahl
South Africa Jessica Steck
3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Winner 4. 11 May 1997 Lee-on-the-Solent, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall Soviet Union Natalia Egorova
United States Rebecca Jensen
6-2, 7-5
Winner 5. 19 July 1997 Frinton, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe United Kingdom Karen Cross
Soviet Union Natalia Egorova
6-4, 2-6, 6-0
Winner 6. 4 October 1997 Nottingham, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Lucie Ahl United Kingdom Karen Cross
United Kingdom Lizzie Jelfs
6-2, 7-6
Winner 7. 16 May 1999 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay Tunisia Selima Sfar South Africa Surina De Beer
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 5. 31 July 1999 Pamplona, Spain Hard Tunisia Selima Sfar Japan Hiroko Mochizuki
Czech Republic Ludmila Richterová
6-2, 4-6, 3-6
Winner 8. 6 August 1999 Perigueux, France Clay Tunisia Selima Sfar Finland Hanna-Katri Aalto
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 6 February 2000 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i) Tunisia Selima Sfar Russia Elena Bovina
Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova
3-6, 2-6
Winner 9. 7 May 2000 Hatfield, Great Britain Clay Tunisia Selima Sfar Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
7-6(8-6), 6-2

References

  1. ^ a b "British women to watch". BBC Sport. 14 June 2001. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Roberts, John (19 November 1998). "Tennis: Robinson punishes two British prospects". The Independent. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Draws Archive - Ladies' Singles: 1994". All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Draws Archive - Ladies' Singles: 1996". All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Draws Archive - Ladies' Singles: 1998". All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Draws Archive - Ladies' Singles: 2000". All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Tennis coach aims for return to South Tyneside's golden era". Shields Gazette. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ Bowers, Chris (4 January 2004). "Second-class citizens". The Observer. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Ward, Jo (6 July 2004). "LTA have brief respite". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2017.

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