Vanessa Webb
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Vanessa Webb

Vanessa Webb
Country (sports) Canada
ResidenceMumbai, India
Born (1976-01-24) 24 January 1976 (age 44)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2003
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
CollegeDuke University
Prize money$345,485
Singles
Career record280-190
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 107 (7 August 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2003)
French Open1R (2000)
WimbledonQ3 (2000, 2001)
US Open1R (1998, 2000)
Doubles
Career record207-125
Career titles25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (17 July 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2000, 2003)
French Open2R (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Wimbledon2R (2003)
US Open1R (1999, 2000)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2000)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2003)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7-1

Vanessa Webb (born 24 January 1976) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She is currently the Player Class Director for the WTA Board of Directors.

In her career, she won ten singles and 25 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She also reached one WTA Tour doubles final, in Kuala Lumpur in 2000.

College

While at Duke, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female tennis player in 1999.[1][2]

Tennis career

Webb made the second round of the 2003 Australian Open which was her best Grand Slam singles performance. She also reached the first round of the French Open (in 2003) and the US Open (in 1998 & 2000). In doubles, she made the second rounds of the French Open (in 2001,'02,'03 & '04) and the Wimbledon Championships (in 2003). Webb made the first rounds of the Australian Open (in 2000,'03) and US Open (in 1999, 2000), and also the first round of mixed-doubles at the Wimbledon Championships in 2003.

Personal life

After retiring from tennis, Webb has had a successful career with the Parthenon Group, a Boston-based consulting firm, working out of their branch in Mumbai, India, where she currently resides.[3]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III, IV & V (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Nov 2000 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Malaysia Tier III Hard South Africa Liezel Huber Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Austria Sylvia Plischke
4-6, 6-7(4)

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 16 (10-6)

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 July 1994 ITF Frinton, United States Grass United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall 4-6, 6-7(5)
Winner 2. 3 June 1996 ITF Lawrenceville, United States Hard Sri Lanka Lihini Weerasuriya 6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 24 June 1996 ITF Madison, United States Hard Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili 6-1, 1-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 7 July 1996 ITF Williamsburg, United States Hard United States Stephanie Mabry 6-1, 6-2
Winner 5. 21 June 1998 ITF Mount Pleasant, United States Hard China Ding Ding 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
Winner 6. 28 June 1998 ITF Montreal, Canada Hard Canada Renata Kolbovic 6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 7. 22 November 1998 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard United States Karin Miller 2-6, 6-7
Winner 8. 21 June 1999 ITF Mount Pleasant, United States Hard United States Jennifer Hopkins 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Winner 9. 30 August 1999 ITF Huixquilucan, Mexico Hard Switzerland Mirka Federer 1-6, 6-4, 7-6
Runner-up 10. 4 October 1996 ITF Saga, Japan Grass Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 11. 16 July 2000 ITF Winnipeg, Canada Hard United States Kristina Kraszewski 3-6, 6-3, 6-7
Winner 12. 29 October 2000 ITF Seoul, South Korea Hard Germany Marlene Weingärtner 4-2, 5-3, 1-4, 5-3
Runner-up 13. 15 July 2001 ITF College Park, United States Hard United States Sarah Taylor 4-6, 4-6
Winner 14. 20 January 2002 ITF Gainesville, United States Hard United States Tiffany Dabek 6-4, 6-0
Winner 15. 8 May 2002 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Grass South Korea Jeon Mi-ra 6-0, 6-4
Winner 16. 7 April 2003 ITF Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Clay Italy Maria Elena Camerin 6-3, 6-7, 7-6

Doubles: 37 (25-12)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 30 August 1992 ITF Querétaro, Mexico Hard Canada Renata Kolbovic Mexico Lucila Becerra
Mexico Xóchitl Escobedo
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 6 September 1992 ITF Toluca, Mexico Hard Canada Renata Kolbovic Mexico Lucila Becerra
Mexico Xóchitl Escobedo
6-7, 7-6, 5-7
Runner-up 3. 16 May 1993 ITF León, Mexico Clay Canada Renata Kolbovic Canada Mélanie Bernard
Canada Caroline Delisle
6-3, 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 4. 26 June 1993 ITF Roanoke, United States Hard South Africa Mareze Joubert Japan Ai Sugiyama
Japan Yoshiko Sasano
4-6, 3-6
Winner 5. 2 August 1993 ITF Norfolk, United States Hard United States Sandy Sureephong Australia Maija Avotins
Australia Lisa McShea
7-6, 6-4
Winner 6. 18 October 1993 ITF Sedona, United States Hard United States Sandy Sureephong United States Jessica Emmons
United States Caroline Kuhlman
6-4, 7-6(5)
Winner 7. 15 November 1993 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Lisa McShea Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Czech Republic Eva Martincová
7-6(5), 6-3
Runner-up 8. 10 October 1994 ITF Sedona, United States Hard United States Sandy Sureephong United States Shannan McCarthy
United States Julie Steven
3-6, 3-6
Winner 9. 12 December 1994 ITF Mildura, France Grass France Catherine Tanvier Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Louise Pleming
7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3
Runner-up 10. 24 July 1995 ITF Salisbury, United States Hard United States Sandy Sureephong United States Shannan McCarthy
United States Julie Steven
3-6, 2-6
Winner 11. 9 June 1996 ITF Lawrenceville, United States Hard United States Amanda Augustus United States Rebecca Jensen
United States Kristine Kurth
7-6(5), 3-6, 6-4
Winner 12. 30 June 1996 ITF Mahwah, United States Hard United States Amanda Augustus United States Jackie Moe
United States Vickie Paynter
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 13. 19 January 1997 ITF Delray Beach, United States Hard United States Pam Nelson United States Rebecca Jensen
United States Keri Phebus
7-6(4), 2-6, 2-6
Winner 14. 9 June 1997 ITF Hilton Head, United States Hard United States Sandy Sureephong New Zealand Nicola Kaiwai
New Zealand Gaye McManus
6-1, 6-3
Winner 15. 14 June 1998 ITF Hilton Head, United States Hard United States Sandy Sureephong United States Holly Parkinson
United States Tracy Almeda-Singian
6-2, 7-6(4)
Winner 16. 21 June 1998 ITF Mount Pleasant, United States Hard United States Keri Phebus United States Adria Engel
Mexico Karin Palme
6-2, 6-1
Winner 17. 28 June 1998 ITF Montreal, Canada Hard Canada Renata Kolbovic Canada Mélanie Marois
Canada Katherine Rammo
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 18. 26 July 1998 ITF Peachtree City, United States Hard United States Keri Phebus United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-3, 2-6, 4-6
Winner 19. 2 August 1998 ITF Winnipeg, Canada Hard United States Keri Phebus Canada Renata Kolbovic
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
4-6, 6-4, 7-6
Runner-up 20. 15 November 1998 ITF Bendigo, Australia Hard United States Dawn Buth Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
7-6, 3-6, 1-6
Winner 21. 29 November 1998 ITF Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Australia Danielle Jones Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Trudi Musgrave
6-3, 7-5
Winner 22. 7 June 1999 ITF Hilton Head, United States Hard United States Dawn Buth United States Wendy Fix
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Winner 23. 11 July 1999 ITF Edmonton, Canada Hard United States Dawn Buth Germany Kirstin Freye
Canada Renata Kolbovic
6-3, 6-2
Winner 24. 18 July 1999 ITF Mahwah, United States Hard United States Dawn Buth United States Sandra Cacic
United States Karin Miller
6-4, 6-3
Winner 25. 9 October 1999 ITF Saga, Japan Grass Australia Catherine Barclay South Korea Kim Eun-ha
Slovenia Petra Rampre
6-7, 6-3, 6-2
Winner 26. 9 July 2000 ITF Los Gatos, United States Hard Chinese Taipei Janet Lee United States Sandra Cacic
Canada Renata Kolbovic
6-4, 6-1
Winner 27. 16 July 2000 ITF Winnipeg, Canada Hard Canada Renata Kolbovic Germany Kirstin Freye
Hong Kong Tong Ka-po
6-1, 6-4
Winner 28. 8 July 2001 ITF Los Gatos, United States Hard United States Dawn Buth Japan Ryoko Takemura
Japan Yuka Yoshida
6-2, 7-6
Runner-up 29. 15 July 2001 ITF College Park, United States Hard United States Dawn Buth Japan Nana Miyagi
Australia Lisa McShea
1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 30. 22 July 2001 ITF Mahwah, United States Hard United States Dawn Buth Japan Nana Miyagi
Australia Lisa McShea
1-6, 6-3, 2-6
Runner-up 31. 4 August 2001 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard Slovenia Petra Rampre United States Erika deLone
Canada Renata Kolbovic
6-2, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 32. 8 January 2002 ITF Tallahassee, United States Hard United States Jessica Lehnhoff Croatia Ivana Abramovi?
United States Jacqueline Trail
6-4, 6-3
Winner 33. 20 January 2002 ITF Gainesville, United States Hard Slovenia Petra Rampre United States Beau Jones
Latvia An?ela ?guna
6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Winner 34. 13 May 2002 ITF Szczecin, Poland Clay Venezuela Milagros Sequera Czech Republic Olga Vymetálková
Czech Republic Gabriela Chmelinová
6-7(5), 7-5, 6-3
Winner 35. 7 July 2002 ITF Los Gatos, United States Hard Canada Teryn Ashley Japan Ryoko Takemura
Japan Yuka Yoshida
6-3, 6-4
Winner 36. 8 October 2002 ITF Cardiff, United Kingdom Hard (i) France Marion Bartoli Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 37. 11 November 2002 ITF Mexico City, Mexico Clay Slovenia Tina Hergold Czech Republic Olga Vymetálková
Czech Republic Gabriela Chmelinová
6-3, 3-6, 4-6

References

  1. ^ "Cecil Wins Honda Award". Duke University. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Tom Tebbutt (24 February 2008). "Webb takes different post-career path". The Globe and Mail.

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