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Kristin Godridge

Kristin Godridge
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1973-02-07) 7 February 1973 (age 49)
Traralgon, Australia
Turned pro1987
Retired1997
Prize money$329,250
Singles
Career record147-140
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 79 (23 September 1991)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1995)
French Open2R (1991)
Wimbledon4R (1992)
US Open2R (1991)
Doubles
Career record106-108
Career titles1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 68 (3 December 1990)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1991)
French Open2R (1991, 1992, 1993)
Wimbledon2R (1990)
US Open2R (1991)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open1R (1992)
French Open1R (1995)
Wimbledon1R (1991, 1996)

Kristin Godridge (born 7 February 1973) is a retired tennis player from Australia who competed on the WTA Tour from 1987 to 1996.[1]

Career

Godridge achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 79 in September 1991. Her highest doubles ranking was No. 68 in December 1990.[1]

With partner Kirrily Sharpe, Godridge was girls' doubles champion at the 1990 US Open.[2] The following year, she teamed with Kirrily Sharpe to reclaim the title.[3] A highlight in her singles career came in 1992, when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon. She had wins over Miriam Oremans, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, and ninth-seed Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere before losing to third-seed Gabriela Sabatini.[4]

As a tennis coach, Godridge is the director and founder of Australasia Tennis Aces, a tennis school in Hong Kong.[5]

WTA career finals

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Sep 1990 Clarins Open, France Clay Australia Kirrily Sharpe France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
France Nathalie Herreman
4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Loss Nov 1995 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard Japan Nana Smith Rogers Canada Jill Hetherington
Australia Kristine Kunce
6-2, 4-6, 3-6

ITF finals

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

Singles (2-4)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 November 1989 ITF Nuriootpa, Australia Hard United States Allison Cooper 3-6, 6-2, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 19 November 1990 ITF Perth, Australia Grass Australia Rennae Stubbs 1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 3. 11 November 1991 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Jenny Byrne 6-0, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 4. 12 October 1992 ITF Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Kv?ta Peschke 7-6(2), 6-4
Runner-up 5. 16 August 1993 ITF Arzachena, Italy Clay Italy Linda Ferrando 4-6, 4-6
Winner 6. 29 November 1993 ITF Singapore Hard Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles (5-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 March 1988 ITF Melbourne, Australia Hard Australia Kate McDonald Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Rennae Stubbs
4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 2. 4 November 1988 ITF Melbourne, Australia Hard Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova Australia Natalia Leipus
Australia Bernadette Randall
4-6, 7-6(5), 2-6
Winner 3. 13 February 1989 ITF Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Janine Thompson Australia Kate McDonald
Australia Rennae Stubbs
5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 19 November 1990 ITF Perth, Australia Grass Australia Kirrily Sharpe Australia Jo-Anne Faull
Australia Rennae Stubbs
2-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 11 November 1991 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Nicole Pratt Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis
Australia Louise Pleming
6-7, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 6. 12 October 1992 ITF Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i) Australia Nicole Pratt Poland Isabela Listowska
Germany Petra Winzenhöller
6-3, 6-0
Runner-up 7. 26 October 1992 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia Clay Australia Nicole Pratt Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai
Australia Kristine Kunce
6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Winner 8. 28 November 1994 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Kirrily Sharpe United States Shannan McCarthy
Australia Rachel McQuillan
7-6(6), 6-2
Winner 9. 5 December 1994 ITF Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Australia Kirrily Sharpe Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
6-2, 6-7(5), 6-4
Runner-up 10. 24 April 1995 ITF Budapest, Hungary Clay France Alexandra Fusai Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 11. 8 May 1995 ITF Szczecin, Poland Clay Australia Kirrily Sharpe Australia Catherine Barclay
United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
7-5, 5-7, 6-7

References

  1. ^ a b "WTA Players: Kristin Godridge". wtatennis.com. Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 26 March 2018. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - JUNIORS - U.S. Open Junior Championships - 03 September - 09 September 1990". itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 15 May 2022. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "US Open Junior Roll of Honour" (PDF). itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. p. 3. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Wimbledon - 22 June - 05 July 1992". itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Archived from the original on 18 March 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Kristin Godridge (AUS) - ATA Director and Founder". atatennisaces.com. Australasia Tennis Aces. Archived from the original on 18 June 2021. Retrieved 2022.

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