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Shirli-Ann Siddall
Shirli-Ann Siddall
Full nameShirli-Ann Valentine
(nee Siddall)
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
Born (1974-06-20) 20 June 1974 (age 45)
Liverpool, England
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Prize money$138,509
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 181 (8 December 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon2R (1992, 1994)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 108 (13 October 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1997)
US Open1R (1997)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1996, 1997)

Shirli-Ann Valentine (born 20 June 1974), formerly Shirli-Ann Siddall, is an English former professional tennis player who represented Great Britain.

Biography

Siddall, who was born in Liverpool, had a promising junior career.[1] In 1990 she won seven out of eight national titles in the under-16 and under-18 divisions.[2]

Based in Dorset, Siddall played professionally in the 1990s. In 1995 she featured in Fed Cup ties for Great Britain against both Poland and the Czech Republic, in Murcia, Spain. She competed regularly in the main draw of the Wimbledon Championships and once at the US Open in 1997, partnering Barbara Schett in the women's doubles.

She made the second round of Wimbledon in both 1992 and 1994. Her most famous match came against Jennifer Capriati in the first round of the 1993 Wimbledon Championships. Playing as a wildcard, Siddall took the first set off the seventh seeded Capriati, but was unable to secure the upset, as the young American came back to win in three.[3] She was most successful in the mixed doubles draw at Wimbledon, with two appearances in the round of 16, both times with Danny Sapsford. The only other occasion she partnered Sapsford at Wimbledon was in 1995 when she had to be carried off the court in a stretcher after fainting from heat exhaustion during their first round match, played in record temperatures.[4]

Siddall retired from professional tennis in 1998.[2] She had been suffering from a persistent back injury.[2]

In 2002 she married husband Nick Valentine at All Saints Church in Bournemouth. Their wedding took place on the same day as the Wimbledon ladies final.[5]

She lives with her family in the town of Poole in Dorset.[2]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 11 (7-4)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 22 April 1991 Bracknell, United Kingdom Hard United States Diana Gardner 7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 15 November 1993 Swansea, United Kingdom Hard Netherlands Gaby Coorengel 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-7(5)
Runner-up 3. 3 April 1994 Gaborone, Botswana Hard Spain Magüi Serna 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 10 April 1994 Harare, Zimbabwe Hard Spain Magüi Serna 4-6, 2-6
Winner 5. 11 July 1994 Frinton, United Kingdom Grass Canada Vanessa Webb 6-4, 7-6(5)
Runner-up 6. 18 July 1994 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass Australia Kirrily Sharpe 5-7, 1-6
Winner 7. 22 April 1996 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay Czech Republic Karin Baleková 6-4, 2-6, 6-0
Winner 8. 8 July 1996 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass Hungary Anita Kurimay 6-2, 6-4
Winner 9. 10 February 1997 Birmingham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Claire Taylor 6-4, 6-4
Winner 10. 3 March 1997 Warrnambool, Australia Grass United Kingdom Lucie Ahl 6-3, 6-3
Winner 11. 28 April 1997 Hatfield, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Lucie Ahl 6-2, 6-0

Doubles: 23 (14-9)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 20 September 1993 Sheffield, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Caroline Hunt Russia Natalia Egorova
Russia Svetlana Parkhomenko
6-4, 7-5
Winner 2. 27 September 1993 Bracknell, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Caroline Hunt Netherlands Caroline Stassen
United Kingdom Alison Smith
6-2, 6-1
Winner 3. 18 July 1994 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Jo Durie Australia Justine Hodder
Australia Kirrily Sharpe
5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 4. 14 November 1994 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Carpet United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright Russia Natalia Egorova
Russia Svetlana Parkhomenko
6-7(8-10), 6-7(6-8)
Winner 5. 8 May 1995 Szczecin, Poland Clay Australia Catherine Barclay Australia Kristin Godridge
Australia Kirrily Sharpe
5-7, 7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 6. 13 November 1995 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Carpet (i) United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright Russia Julia Lutrova
United Kingdom Jane Wood
6-7(7-9), 4-6
Runner-up 7. 29 April 1996 Hatfield, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright Australia Robyn Mawdsley
United Kingdom Jane Wood
6-4, 6-7(4-7), 5-7
Winner 8. 6 May 1996 Lee-on-Solent, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright United Kingdom Lucie Ahl
United Kingdom Joanne Ward
7-5, 6-1
Runner-up 9. 8 July 1996 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Lucie Ahl South Africa Surina de Beer
United Kingdom Katia Roubanova
2-6, 4-6
Winner 10. 15 July 1996 Frinton, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Lucie Ahl Australia Amy Jensen
Hungary Anita Kurimay
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 11. 29 July 1996 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Lucie Ahl South Africa Surina de Beer
United Kingdom Katia Roubanova
1-6, 7-6, 3-6
Winner 12. 5 August 1996 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Lucie Ahl United Kingdom Louise Latimer
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-2, 7-6
Runner-up 13. 20 October 1996 Cardiff, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright Sweden Maria Strandlund
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
3-6, 3-6
Winner 14. 3 February 1997 Sunderland, United Kingdom Carpet United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright United Kingdom Megan Miller
United Kingdom Rachel Viollet
7-6(2), 6-4
Runner-up 15. 10 February 1997 Birmingham, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
2-6, 4-6
Winner 16. 24 March 1997 Warrnambool, Australia Grass South Africa Nannie de Villiers Australia Joanne Limmer
Australia Lisa McShea
6-4, 4-6, 7-6
Winner 17. 30 March 1997 Warrnambool, Australia Grass South Africa Nannie de Villiers United Kingdom Joanne Ward
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 18. 4 April 1997 Corowa, Australia Grass South Africa Nannie de Villiers Australia Trudi Musgrave
Australia Jane Taylor
4-6, 7-6, 4-6
Winner 19. 27 April 1997 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
6-3, 7-5
Winner 20. 4 May 1997 Hatfield, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Joanne Ward United Kingdom Lucie Ahl
South Africa Jessica Steck
3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Winner 21. 11 May 1997 Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Joanne Ward Russia Natalia Egorova
United States Rebecca Jensen
6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 22. 17 August 1997 Bronx, United States Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Australia Lisa McShea
Australia Rachel McQuillan
2-6, 1-6
Winner 23. 1 March 1998 Bushey, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Australia Trudi Musgrave France Noëlle van Lottum
Germany Kirstin Freye
7-6, 4-6, 6-2

See also

References

  1. ^ "Wimbledon 1997: Best of the rest of British: The six-packs who aim to keep the home fires burning". The Independent. 21 June 1997. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Chard, Phil (26 June 2007). "Siddall singles out one that got away". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Howard, Johnette (23 June 1993). "Hecker Targets Graf, Mars Wimbledon Win". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Finn, Robin (1 July 1995). "Wimbledon Competitors And Grass Wilt in Heat". New York Times. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Baker, Andrew. "Finalists hit heights but miss shops". The Daily Telegraph. 6 July 2002. Retrieved 2017.

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