Nicole Kriz
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Nicole Kriz

Nicole Kriz
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney
Born (1983-12-13) 13 December 1983 (age 36)
Bankstown, New South Wales
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$86,177
Singles
Career record114-119
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 332 (4 August 2008)
Doubles
Career record202-115
Career titles23 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 104 (9 July 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2008, 2009, 2010)
WimbledonQ1 (2007)

Nicole Kriz (born 13 December 1983, in Bankstown, New South Wales) is a retired Australian tennis player. Her career-high WTA doubles ranking is No. 104, set on 9 July 2007. Her career-high singles ranking is No. 332, which she reached on 4 August 2008.

Early life

Kriz was born on 13 December 1983, in Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, to Mike and Seija Kriz.[1] She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney, in Croydon, leaving at the end of Year 10, in 1999, to focus on her tennis career.[2]

Kriz won the $25,000, Australian Challenger event in Berri, beating top-100 player Marina Erakovic in the final. She also defeated the No. 2 seed Monique Adamczak in the semifinals. Both wins were by third set tiebreakers. Kriz 2010 retired.

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 27 September 2009 International Hansol Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Carly Gullickson Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
United States Abigail Spears
3-6, 4-6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 3 (2-1)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 September 2001 Ibaraki, Japan Hard Australia Samantha Stosur 0-6, 1-6
Winner 1. 10 August 2003 Rebecq, Belgium Clay Montenegro Danica Krstaji? 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Winner 2. 17 February 2008 Berri, Australia Grass Australia Marina Erakovic 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(7-3)

Doubles: 35 (23-12)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 September 2000 Greenville, U.S. Clay Belarus Evgenia Subbotina United States Kristy Blumberg
United States Elizabeth Schmidt
6-2, 6-2
Winner 2. 25 September 2000 Raleigh, U.S. Clay Belarus Evgenia Subbotina United States Anne Plessinger
United States Jacqueline Trail
7-5, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 3 February 2002 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Sarah Stone Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6-4, 6-7(3-7), 2-6
Winner 3. 11 March 2002 Benalla, Australia Grass Australia Sarah Stone Australia Casey Dellacqua
Germany Svenja Weidemann
7-5, 6-1
Winner 4. 23 March 2002 Bendigo, Australia Grass Australia Sarah Stone Australia Rochelle Rosenfield
Germany Madita Suer
3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Winner 5. 4 August 2002 Dublin, Ireland Grass United Kingdom Anna Hawkins United Kingdom Rebecca Rankin
Serbia Vi?nja Vuleti?
6-2, 7-5
Winner 6. 25 August 2002 Westende, Belgium Clay Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Ukraine Valeria Bondarenko
Lithuania Edita Liachoviciute
6-1, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 2. 21 September 2003 Sunderland, England Hard Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk Republic of Ireland Claire Curran
Sweden Helena Ejeson
2-6, 1-6
Winner 7. 28 September 2003 Glasgow, Scotland Hard Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk New Zealand Leanne Baker
Italy Francesca Lubiani
7-5, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 3 February 2004 Wellington, New Zealand Grass Australia Emily Hewson New Zealand Shelley Stephens
Australia Kristen van Elden
1-6, 6-3, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 21 March 2004 Yarrawonga, Australia Grass Australia Emily Hewson Australia Beti Sekulovski
Australia Cindy Watson
3-6, 6-4, 4-6
Winner 8. 28 March 2004 Yarrawonga, Australia Grass Australia Emily Hewson Australia Mireille Dittmann
Australia Kristen van Elden
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 5. 9 May 2004 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Australia Monique Adamczak Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Saori Obata
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 17 October 2004 Mackay, Australia Hard Australia Monique Adamczak Australia Daniella Dominikovic
Australia Evie Dominikovic
w/o
Runner-up 7. 20 March 2005 Yarrawonga, Australia Grass Australia Emily Hewson Australia Lara Picone
Russia Julia Efremova
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 8. 17 March 2006 Canberra, Australia Clay New Zealand Leanne Baker Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Christina Horiatopoulos
6-7, 1-6
Winner 9. 25 June 2006 Fort Worth, U.S. Hard United States Christina Fusano Argentina Maria-Victoria Domina
United States Story Tweedie-Yates
2-6, 6-4, 6-1
Winner 10. 23 July 2006 Hamilton, Canada Clay United States Story Tweedie-Yates Argentina Soledad Esperón
Canada Aleksandra Wozniak
6-4, 6-1
Winner 11. 6 August 2006 Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Story Tweedie-Yates United States Jennifer Magley
United States Courtney Nagle
7-5, 6-3
Winner 12. 8 October 2006 Troy, U.S. Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
United States Neha Uberoi
6-7(1-7), 7-5, 6-3
Winner 13. 29 October 2006 Augusta, U.S. Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
United States Neha Uberoi
7-6(7-3), 6-1
Runner-up 9. 19 November 2006 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Christina Horiatopoulos South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
2-6, 1-6
Winner 14. 7 April 2007 Pelham, U.S. Clay United States Carly Gullickson Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková
Czech Republic Hana ?romová
6-2, 2-6, 6-0
Runner-up 10. 13 May 2007 Catania, Italy Clay New Zealand Leanne Baker Belgium Debbrich Feys
Belarus Darya Kustova
4-6, 4-6
Winner 15. 7 February 2008 Mildura, Australia Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Christina Wheeler
6-4, 6-4
Winner 16. 17 February 2008 Berri, Australia Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic Australia Shannon Golds
Australia Emelyn Starr
2-6, 7-6(7-4), [10-3]
Winner 17. 13 July 2008 Allentown, U.S. Hard United States Carly Gullickson Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
South Africa Natalie Grandin
6-2, 6-3
Winner 18. 2 August 2008 Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Carly Gullickson United States Christina Fusano
Japan Junri Namigata
6-7(4-7), 6-1, [10-5]
Winner 19. 3 May 2009 Charlottesville, U.S. Clay United States Carly Gullickson United States Angela Haynes
Russia Alina Jidkova
7-5, 3-6, [10-7]
Runner-up 11. 18 July 2009 Carson, U.S. Hard Australia Monique Adamczak United States Laura Granville
United States Riza Zalameda
3-6, 4-6
Winner 20. 24 July 2009 Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Australia Monique Adamczak Ukraine Kristina Antoniychuk
Ukraine Irina Buryachok
6-3, 7-6(7-4)
Winner 21. 14 August 2009 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Australia Shannon Golds Sweden Johanna Larsson
United Kingdom Anna Smith
7-6(7-3), 6-2
Winner 22. 18 September 2009 Darwin, Australia Clay Australia Alicia Molik Australia Tyra Calderwood
Australia Olivia Rogowska
6-3, 6-4
Winner 23. 3 October 2009 Hamanako, Japan Carpet United States Carly Gullickson Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan
4-6, 7-6(7-2), [10-5]
Runner-up 12. 3 April 2010 Pelham, U.S. Clay Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei United States Mallory Cecil
United States Jamie Hampton
4-6, 3-6

WTA doubles highlights

Top five career singles wins

  1. 138- Australia Samantha Stosur - 2003
  2. 150- New Zealand Marina Erakovic - 2008
  3. 168- United Kingdom Melanie South - 2006
  4. 173- Australia Monique Adamczak - 2008
  5. 181- Japan Junri Namigata - 2008

See also

References

  1. ^ "KRIZ, Nicole (AUS)". Women's Circuit - Player Biography. ITF Tennis. 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ Aurora Australis: The Magazine of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney. February 1999. Missing or empty |title= (help).

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