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Lucie Ahl

Lucie Ahl
Country (sports) Great Britain
 England
ResidenceExeter, Devon, England
Born (1974-07-23) 23 July 1974 (age 45)
Exeter, Devon, England
Height1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$260,389
Singles
Career record288-273
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 161 (1 April 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2002)
French OpenQ1 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Wimbledon2R (2000)
US OpenQ2 (2002)
Doubles
Career record102-140
Career titles0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 213 (3 February 1997)
Last updated on: 30 May 2012.

Lucie Ahl (born 23 July 1974 in Exeter, Devon) is a tennis coach and a former professional tennis player. She was briefly the British No.1, holding the position for 9 non-consecutive weeks between 30 July 2001 and 5 May 2002. She reached her highest singles ranking of world No.161 on 1 April 2002.

In her career, Ahl won a total of 15 titles on the ITF Women's Circuit and also participated on the WTA Tour. She had career wins over ITF & WTA Tour players Sandra Cacic and Rene Simpson.

Her best Grand Slam performance came at the 2000 Wimbledon Championships, where she defeated Austrian Barbara Schwartz in round one to capture the first and only win of her career in Grand Slam competition. Ahl also represented Great Britain at the Fed Cup on one occasion, winning all three of her rubbers and thus remaining undefeated in Fed Cup action. Brother Daniel was ranked number 1 on the ITF world over 35 ratings in 2007

ITF circuit finals

Singles (9-7)

Finals by category
$100,000 tournaments (0/0)
$75,000 tournaments (0/0)
$50,000 tournaments (0/0)
$25,000 tournaments (5/1)
$10,000 tournaments (4/6)
Finals by surface
Hard (3/0)
Clay (0/2)
Grass (3/3)
Carpet (3/0)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 5 July 1993 ITF $10,000 Frinton, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Julie Pullin 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Runner-up 3 October 1994 ITF $10,000 Nottingham, Great Britain Carpet France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 6 February 1995 ITF $10,000 Sheffield, United Kingdom Hard Russia Olga Ivanova 3-6, 4-6
Winner 11 August 1996 ITF $10,000 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass Australia Cindy Watson 6-3, 6-3
Winner 29 September 1996 ITF $10,000 Telford, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Julie Pullin 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Runner-up 25 March 1997 ITF $10,000 Warrnambool, Australia Grass United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 4 May 1997 ITF $10,000 Hatfield, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall 2-6, 0-6
Runner-up 25 April 1998 ITF $10,000 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Joanne Ward 6-7, 4-6
Runner-up 11 July 1998 ITF $10,000 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass South Africa Mareze Joubert 5-7, 3-6
Winner 18 July 1998 ITF $10,000 Frinton, Great Britain Grass Australia Lisa McShea W/O
Winner 26 July 1998 ITF $25,000 Dublin, Ireland Carpet Hungary Petra Mandula 7-6, 6-3
Winner 18 April 1999 ITF $25,000 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard France Virginie Razzano 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Winner 25 July 1999 ITF $25,000 Dublin, Ireland Carpet Russia Julia Lutrova 6-1, 6-3
Winner 30 July 2000 ITF $25,000 Dublin, Ireland Carpet South Africa Mareze Joubert 6-2, 6-4
Winner 15 October 2000 ITF $25,000 Welwyn, Great Britain Hard Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti 4-2, 4-2, 4-1
Runner-up 15 July 2001 ITF $25,000 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass Italy Roberta Vinci 5-7, 5-7

Doubles (6-9)

Finals by category
$100,000 tournaments (0/0)
$75,000 tournaments (0/0)
$50,000 tournaments (0/0)
$25,000 tournaments (1/2)
$10,000 tournaments (5/7)
Finals by surface
Hard (2/1)
Clay (3/4)
Grass (1/4)
Carpet (0/0)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent Score
Winner 11 May 1992 ITF $10,000 Dublin, Ireland Hard (i) United Kingdom Julie Salmon Republic of Ireland Gina Niland
Republic of Ireland Siobhan Nicholson
7-5, 7-5
Runner-up 31 July 1995 ITF $10,000 Ilkley, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Joanne Ward United Kingdom Jasmine Choudhury
United Kingdom Louise Latimer
6-1, 2-6, 2-6
Winner 18 February 1996 ITF $10,000 Sheffield, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Joanne Ward United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
7-6, 6-3
Runner-up 12 May 1996 ITF $10,000 Lee-on-Solent, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Joanne Ward United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright
5-7, 1-6
Runner-up 14 July 1996 ITF $10,000 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall South Africa Surina de Beer
United Kingdom Katia Roubanova
2-6, 4-6
Winner 21 July 1996 ITF $10,000 Frinton, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall Australia Amy Jensen
Hungary Anita Kurimay
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 4 August 1996 ITF $10,000 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall South Africa Surina de Beer
United Kingdom Katia Roubanova
1-6, 7-6, 3-6
Winner 11 August 1996 ITF $10,000 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall United Kingdom Louise Latimer
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-2, 7-6
Runner-up 4 May 1997 ITF $10,000 Hatfield, United Kingdom Clay South Africa Jessica Steck United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
United Kingdom Joanne Ward
6-3, 4-6, 5-7
Winner 4 October 1997 ITF $10,000 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Joanne Ward United Kingdom Karen Cross
United Kingdom Lizzie Jelfs
6-2, 7-6
Runner-up 11 July 1998 ITF $10,000 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright Australia Lisa McShea
Australia Trudi Musgrave
4-6, 6-7
Runner-up 18 July 1998 ITF $10,000 Frinton, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright United Kingdom Lizzie Jelfs
South Africa Mareze Joubert
2-6, 5-7
Runner-up 16 July 2000 ITF $25,000 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass Soviet Union Natalia Egorova Australia Trudi Musgrave
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
4-6, 6-3, 4-6
Runner-up 3 November 2002 ITF $25,000 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard Tunisia Selima Sfar South Africa Kim Grant
United States Lilia Osterloh
1-6, 2-6
Winner 20 April 2003 ITF $25,000 Biarritz, France Clay Tunisia Selima Sfar Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova
6-1, 6-1

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A A A A A Q1 Q1 Q3 Q1 0-0
French Open A A A A A A A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 0-0
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 1R Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1-6
US Open A A A A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 0-0
Year-end ranking 405 373 349 331 179 225 168 185 200 203 258 N/A

Doubles

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A A A A 0-0
French Open A A A A A A 0-0
Wimbledon 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 0-4
US Open A A A A A A 0-0
Year-end ranking 372 303 407 350 471 360 N/A

Mixed doubles

Tournament 2002 2003 Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A 0-0
French Open A A 0-0
Wimbledon 1R 1R 0-2
US Open A A 0-0

Fed Cup

Europe/Africa Group II
Date Venue Surface Round Opponents Final match score Match Opponent Rubber score
9-13 April 2002 Pretoria Hard RR  Malta 3-0 Singles Rosanne Dimech 6-1, 6-2 (W)
 Norway 3-0 Doubles (with Rachel Viollet) Aksdal/Sartz 6-0, 6-0 (W)
PO
(Promotion)
 Lithuania 2-0 Singles Edita Liachoviciute 6-3, 6-1 (W)

References

Preceded by
Louise Latimer
Julie Pullin
British Tennis number one
30 July 2001 - 5 August 2001
18 March 2002 - 5 May 2002
Succeeded by
Julie Pullin
Julie Pullin

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