Sarah Loosemore
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Sarah Loosemore

Sarah Loosemore (born 15 June 1971) is a retired professional tennis player from Wales. She is now a qualified solicitor.

Born in Cardiff but brought up in Dinas Powys by solicitor father John (Grandy) and tennis coach mother Pam (Nanny), Loosemore played on the WTA from the late 1980s until 1992. She was the youngest female British competitor at Wimbledon at age 17 in 1988. And before that played in junior Wimbledon for a number of years prior.[1] In 1990, she played the 3rd round the International Australia (beaten by Helena Suková), her best performance in a Grand Slam event.

After tennis, Loosemore studied at the University of Oxford for a psychology degree. There she met Chad Lion-Cachet, a Dutch-national former Oxford University rugby union captain and a South African under 21 international. Loosemore also presented an HTV programme in 1991 and 1992 called 'Get Going', the show involved numerous sports activities to inspire the Welsh public to get active in their spare time. The couple married and moved to Surrey, and after the birth of their first child Samuel (Sammy)in 2000 Loosemore became a full-time mother. The couple now have three children, the youngest of whom was born in 2006, and live in Oxford, while Loosemore still plays amateur tennis for South Wales.[2]

Career finals

Singles (1 runners-up)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 April 1990 Singapore Open, Singapore Hard Japan Naoko Sawamatsu 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 4-6

Grand Slams records

Singles

Year Australia Open Roland-Garros Wimbledon US Open
WTA 1988 1st round (1/64)  Netherlands Hellas Ter Riet - 2nd round (1/32) USA Terry Phelps -
WTA 1989 2nd round (1/32) USA Pam Shriver - - -
WTA 1990 3rd round (1/16)  Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 1st round (1/64) USA Jennifer Santrock 2nd round (1/32)  South Africa Elna Reinach -
WTA 1991 1st round (1/64)  Germany Barbara Rittner 1st round (1/64)  Germany C. Kohde-Kilsch 1st round (1/64)  Czechoslovakia A. Strnadová -
1992 - - 1st round (1/64)  France A. Dechaume -

Final opponent on the right, l'ultime adversaire

Doubles

Year Australia Open Roland-Garros Wimbledon US Open
1990 - - 1st round (1/32)
 United Kingdom Anne Simpkin
 West Germany C. Porwik
 West Germany W. Probst
-
1991 1st round (1/32)
USA Andrea Leand
 Australia L. Stacey
 Australia Jane Taylor
- 1st round (1/32)
 United Kingdom A. Grunfeld
 United Kingdom B. Griffiths
 United Kingdom Jane Wood
-

Sous le résultat, la partenaire; à droite, l'ultime équipe adverse

Fed Cup

She appeared in the Fed Cup in 1990, playing three singles matches and winning two.[3]

World ranking

Year 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Ranking 367 Increase 159 Decrease 298 Increase 82 Decrease 174 Decrease 430

Notes

  1. ^ walesonline Administrator (6 July 2006). "Tennis: Loosemore eyeing a comeback". walesonline. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Blanche, Phil (25 June 2007). "Tennis: Loosemore takes centre stage". Western Mail. Retrieved 2008.
  3. ^ "Sarah Loosemore at the Fed Cup". Fed Cup. Retrieved 2015.

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