Louise Pleming
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Louise Pleming

Louise Pleming
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1967-06-22) 22 June 1967 (age 54)
Turned pro1987
Prize money$182.195
Career record56-116
Highest rankingNo. 290 (1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R Qualifying (1991)
Career record161-174
Highest rankingNo. 87 (1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1993, 1994, 1995)
French Open3R (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1999)
US Open2R (1997, 1998)

Louise Pleming (born 22 June 1967) is an Australian former professional tennis player who participated in both the International Tennis Federation and the Women's Tennis Association.


Pleming was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. She began to play tennis for fun when she was six years old. She attended the Vic Edwards Tennis School. In 1982 she began playing professionally.[1]


Pleming played in 11 championships between 1991 and 2001. Out of a total 17 matches played, she won four (three in doubles, one in singles). She won 177 games, lost 239 games; won four tie-breaks and lost three tie-breaks.[2] She has 12 ITF Doubles Titles including the Australian Open. Her highest singles ranking was 290 in 1996 and her highest doubles ranking was 87 in 1998.[3] She plays right-handed.


In 2006 Tennis Australia appointed her a national touring coach. A year later she was the captain of the Australian Junior Fed Cup team that won.[4] In 1999, she played the World Team Tennis with Martina Navratilova for the New York Buzz team. Between 1998-2002 she was an expert commentator for the Hopman Cup on ABC and Foxport.[5]


Even after Pleming retired from playing tennis professionally, she remained active in the industry. She is a tennis television commentator for Australian Channel 7 and an AIS Pro Tour Program Women's Program Coach. She works alongside Victorian Sally Peers and Queenslander Monika Wejnert.[6] She is a commentator on the TV Series 'Wimbledon' which is the BBC's live coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Club.[7] She coaches privately in the inner Eastern suburbs area.

As a coach, Pleming is known "to be vocal during matches and she likes to repeatedly offer encouragement to all her players."[8]

In November 2020 she was instrumental in the setting up of RALLY4EVER, a charity which aims to create bridges between the tennis world and disadvantaged and homeless Australians, especially those with mental health problems.[9]

WTA career finals

Doubles (0-1)

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Tier II / Premier (0-0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0-1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 1999 Antwerp, Belgium Clay United States Meghann Shaughnessy Italy Laura Golarsa
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
4-6, 2-6

ITF finals

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

Doubles (10-15)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 10 August 1986 Kitzbuhel, Austria Clay Australia Justine Brown Austria Heidi Sprung
Austria Judith Wiesner
6-0, 6-0
Loss 1. 11 June 1990 Cascais, Portugal Clay Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Caroline Wuillot
6-2, 4-6, 6-7(6)
Win 2. 2 July 1990 Cherbourg, France Clay West Germany Cora Linneman France Alexandra Fusai
France Olivia Féry
6-4, 6-3
Win 3. 16 July 1990 Schwarzach, Austria Clay Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis West Germany Cora Linneman
New Zealand Ruth Seeman
6-2, 6-0
Win 4. 27 August 1990 Palermo, Italy Clay Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis France Emmanuelle Derly
Austria Sandra Reichel
6-1, 6-1
Loss 2. 3 September 1990 Arzachena, Italy Hard France Emmanuelle Derly United Kingdom Belinda Borneo
United Kingdom Julie Salmon
1-6, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 3. 18 November 1990 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Indonesia Suzanna Wibowo
6-7, 1-6
Loss 4. 1 April 1991 Moulins, France Hard Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis France Catherine Suire
France Sandrine Testud
3-6, 4-6
Win 5. 22 July 1991 Sezze, Italy Clay Australia Danielle Jones Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis
Australia Justine Hodder
6-3, 6-2
Loss 5. 19 August 1991 Spoleto, Italy Clay Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis Spain Ana Segura
Spain Janet Souto
6-3, 6-7, 4-6
Loss 6. 2 September 1991 Arzachena, Italy Hard Israel Ilana Berger Finland Nanne Dahlman
Czechoslovakia Jana Pospí?ilová
6-3, 3-6, 1-6
Loss 7. 11 November 1991 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis Australia Kristin Godridge
Australia Nicole Pratt
7-6, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 8. 25 November 1991 Mildura, Australia Hard Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Louise Stacey
4-6, 3-6
Win 6. 31 October 1994 Saga, Japan Grass Japan Ei Iida Japan Mami Donoshiro
Japan Yuka Tanaka
6-3, 7-6(2)
Loss 9. 21 November 1994 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Croatia Maja Muri? Australia Catherine Barclay
United States Shannan McCarthy
3-6, 4-6
Loss 10. 12 December 1994 Mildura, France Grass Australia Catherine Barclay France Catherine Tanvier
Canada Vanessa Webb
6-7, 6-4, 3-6
Win 7. 24 July 1995 Valladolid, Spain Clay Greece Christína Papadáki Italy Gloria Pizzichini
Italy Sara Ventura
1-6, 6-2, 7-5
Loss 11. 11 December 1995 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Croatia Maja Muri? Australia Annabel Ellwood
Australia Kirrily Sharpe
4-6, 7-5, 4-6
Loss 12. 20 April 1997 Wichita, United States Hard Australia Nicole Pratt United States Shannan McCarthy
United States Kelly Wilson
6-4, 5-7, 2-6
Win 8. 21 April 1997 Monterrey, Mexico Hard United States Erika deLone United States Stephanie Mabry
United States Brie Rippner
7-6(3), 3-6, 7-6(3)
Loss 13. 19 April 1998 La Canada, United States Hard United States Katie Schlukebir United States Debbie Graham
United States Jean Okada
6-2, 5-7, 3-6
Loss 14. 25 October 1998 Welwyn, United Kingdom Carpet (i) United Kingdom Samantha Smith Belgium Laurence Courtois
Slovenia Tina Kri?an
6-7, 4-6
Win 9. 15 March 1999 Ashkelon, Israel Hard Australia Rachel McQuillan Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
6-3, 6-2
Loss 15. 12 April 1996 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard France Catherine Tanvier United Kingdom Karen Cross
Australia Amanda Grahame
4-6, 6-3, 6-7
Win 10. 28 November 1999 Nurioopta, Australia Hard Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Trudi Musgrave
6-4, 6-4


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  2. ^ "Pleming Louise - Profile". Tennis Explorer. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Pleming Louise - Profile". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Louise Pleming Stats & Bio". Steve G. Tennis. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Tennis Coaching". The G3 Group. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Louise Pleming - Player Profile". Tennis.com. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Louise Pleming". IMDB. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ McGowan, Marc. "Pleming tips Rogowska to break into top 100 'very soon'". Aceland. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "How one former WTA player is bringing awareness to mental health issues through tennis".

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