Louise Latimer (tennis)
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Louise Latimer Tennis
Louise Latimer
Full nameLouise Latimer
Country (sports) Great Britain
Born (1978-01-19) 19 January 1978 (age 41)
Norwich, England
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$188,127
Singles
Career titles0 WTA / 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 107 (15 January 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2001)
Wimbledon2R (1998, 1999, 2000)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1998, 2000, 2001)

Louise Latimer (born 19 January 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Great Britain.

Biography

Latimer was born and raised in Norwich for the first 12 years of her life, before her family moved to Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham. Her father Colin worked at Birmingham University and her mother Jo was a nurse.[1]

A right-handed player, Latimer turned professional in 1995 and won her first ITF title in Portugal in 1997.[2]

Latimer debuted in the Wimbledon main draw in 1998 and beat Jana Kandarr, before exiting in the second round. She made the second round at Wimbledon on a further two occasions, including in 2000, when she took 11th seed Anke Huber to three sets.[3]

In 2000 she won two ITF $25,000 titles, in Hull and Surbiton. To win the title in Surbiton she defeated Tamarine Tanasugarn in the final and earlier in the tournament had a win over Alexandra Stevenson.[4]

Latimer featured in a total of 11 Fed Cup ties for Great Britain. She had a 4/5 record in singles and was unbeaten in her four doubles rubbers.[5]

Having ended both 1999 and 2000 as the British number one, Latimer peaked at 107 in the world in January, 2001, before retiring mid year following a drop in form.[6]

ITF singles titles (4)

No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. December, 1997 $10,000 Estoril, Portugal Carpet Germany Athina Briegel 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
2. January, 1998 $10,000 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard Switzerland Miroslava Vavrinec 6-2, 6-0
3. June, 2000 $25,000 Surbiton, Great Britain Grass Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 7-5, 6-3
4. October, 2000 $25,000 Hull, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Julie Pullin 4-2, 4-2, 4-1

See also

References

  1. ^ Atkin, Ronald (7 November 1999). "Latimer on short list for success". The Independent. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - $10,000 Estoril - 15 December - 21 December 1997". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Mott, Sue (29 June 2000). "Green, green grass of home is barren". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Brit duo serve up big wins". Herald Scotland. 14 June 2000. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Fed Cup - Players - Louise Latimer]]". Fed Cup. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Wancke, Henry (22 October 2001). "LTA National Championships: Childs keeps his cool to halt Lewis". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2018.

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