Valda Lake
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Valda Lake

Valda Lake
Full nameValda Lake
Country (sports) Great Britain
Born (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 52)
Torquay, Devon, UK
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Turned pro1983
Retired1997
Prize money$169,985
Singles
Career record82-111
Career titles0 WTA (0 ITF)
Highest ranking172 (11 April 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1988)
Wimbledon2R (1989)
Doubles
Career record156-186
Career titles0 WTA (8 ITF)
Highest ranking56 (20 June 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1994)
French Open1R (1994, 1995, 1996)
Wimbledon3R (1993)
US Open1R (1993, 1994, 1995)
Mixed doubles
Career record2-5
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1994, 1995)

Valda Lake (born 11 October 1968) is a former tennis player from Great Britain who began playing professionally in 1983 and retired in 1997. Over the course of her career she reached a career-high singles ranking of world number 172 in singles (achieved on 11 April 1988) and number 56 in doubles (achieved on 20 June 1994). During her career, Lake was more successful in doubles than she was in singles, winning eight ITF titles and reaching the final of the 1994 China Open.[1] She represented Great Britain in the Olympics held in Atlanta 1996 playing doubles with Clare Wood and reaching the quarter-finals before losing to the Gold Medalist American Team- Gigi Fernandez and Mary Jo Fernandez. Currently lives in Los Angeles and owns an art gallery "Wallspace" and is a set decorator in TV commercials.

WTA tour and ITF circuit finals

Singles: 2 (1-1)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
WTA Tier I (0-0)
WTA Tier II - IV (0-0)
ITF Circuit (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 10 May 1993 $10,000 Basingston, Great Britain Hard Sweden Marianne Vallin 2-6, 6-7(6-8)

Doubles: 18 (8-10)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
WTA Tier I (0-0)
WTA Tier II - IV (0-1)
ITF Circuit (8-9)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-8)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (3-1)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 21 July 1986 $5,000 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay United Kingdom Kaye Hand Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis
Netherlands Simone Schilder
1-6, 6-4, 0-6
Winner 17 November 1986 $10,000 Croydon, Great Britain Carpet (i) United Kingdom Clare Wood Netherlands Digna Ketelaar
Netherlands Simone Schilder
7-6, 2-6, 7-5
Runner-up 1 December 1986 $10,000 Vereeniging, South Africa Hard United Kingdom Katie Rickett United States Mary Daily
West Germany Cornelia Lechner
4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 8 December 1986 $10,000 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United Kingdom Katie Rickett South Africa Linda Barnard
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
4-6, 6-7
Runner-up 15 December 1986 $25,000 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United Kingdom Katie Rickett South Africa Elna Reinach
South Africa Monica Reinach
4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 20 April 1987 $10,000 Queens, Great Britain Hard Belgium Isle de Ruysscher United Kingdom Jo Louis
France Frederique Martin
1-6, 7-5, 4-6
Winner 11 May 1987 $10,000 Lee-on-Solent, Great Britain Clay Argentina Andrea Tiezzi Israel Ilana Berger
Netherlands Titia Wilmink
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 3 October 1988 $25,000 Eastbourne, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Anne Simpkin Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Simone Schilder
4-6, 4-6
Winner 18 September 1989 $10,000 Bangkok, Thailand Hard New Zealand Claudine Toleafoa Hong Kong Paulette Moreno
Denmark Karin Ptaszek
7-6, 1-6, 7-5
Winner 18 February 1991 $10,000 Croydon, Great Britain Carpet (i) United Kingdom Sara Gomer Netherlands Claire Wegink
Netherlands Dorien Wamelink
6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Runner-up 25 February 1991 $10,000 Norwich, Great Britain Carpet (i) United Kingdom Anne Simpkin Germany Anke Marchl
Netherlands Dorien Wamelink
4-6, 6-2, 1-6
Runner-up 29 April 1991 $10,000 Basingstoke, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Virginia Humphreys-Davies United Kingdom Caroline Billingham
Republic of Ireland Lesley O'Halloran
5-7, 6-3, 4-6
Winner 16 September 1991 $25,000 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Germany Meike Babel Czechoslovakia Ivana Havrlíková
Czechoslovakia Kate?ina ?i?ková
7-5, 6-0
Runner-up 26 April 1993 $10,000 Lee-on-Solent, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Colette Hall Zimbabwe Paula Iversen
United Kingdom Michele Mair
2-6, 4-6
Winner 10 May 1993 $10,000 Basingston, Great Britain Hard Australia Robyn Mawdsley Germany Sabine Haas
South Africa Liezel Horn
3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 14 February 1994 $100,000 China Open, Beijing, China Hard (i) Australia Kerry-Anne Guse China Chen Li-Ling
China Fang Li
0-6, 2-6
Winner 26 February 1996 $50,000 Southampton, Great Britain Carpet (i) United Kingdom Clare Wood Italy Laura Golarsa
Slovenia Tina Kri?an
6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Winner 4 March 1996 $25,000 Rockford, United States Hard United States Elly Hakami Russia Anna Kournikova
San Marino Ludmila Varmu?ová
6-2, 6-3

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