Leanne Baker
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Leanne Baker

Leanne Baker
Country (sports) New Zealand
ResidenceTe Awamutu, New Zealand
Born (1981-01-08) 8 January 1981 (age 40)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2008
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$136,918
Singles
Career record262-206
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 260 (26 February 2007)
Doubles
Career record241-194
Career titles18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 108 (17 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2005)
Wimbledon1R (2004)

Leanne Baker (born 8 January 1981) is a former New Zealand professional tennis player, and a former United States club rugby player. She is currently the head coach of the Chicago Women's Rugby Football Club.[1]

Her tennis career-high singles ranking is world No. 260, which she reached on 26 February 2007. Her career-high doubles ranking is No. 108, set at 17 January 2005.

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (0-1)

Legend
Grand Slam (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (0-0)
Tier IV & V (0-1)
Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 8 January 2005 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3-6, 3-6

ITF Circuit finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 10 (7-3)

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 2 May 1999 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard United States Candice Jairala 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Winner 2. 11 July 1999 Felixstowe, England Grass Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 6 February 2000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Mireille Dittmann 6-7(5-7), 6-1, 6-7(5-7)
Runner-up 2. 28 May 2000 El Paso, United States Hard United States Erin Burdette 1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 3. 14 September 2003 Spoleto, Italy Clay Czech Republic Lenka Snajdrová 4-6, 3-6
Winner 3. 6 February 2005 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Mireille Dittmann 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
Winner 4. 28 August 2005 Jesi, Italy Hard Germany Vanessa Pinto 6-2, 7-6(8-6)
Winner 5. 5 February 2006 Taupo, New Zealand Hard Japan Natsumi Hamamura 6-1, 6-2
Winner 6. 12 February 2006 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Czech Republic Katerina Kramperová 6-4, 1-6, 6-0
Winner 7. 20 April 2008 Mazatlán, Mexico Hard United States Anna Lubinsky 6-2, 6-1

Doubles: 38 (18-20)

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 February 1999 Wellington, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Rewa Hudson Australia Gail Biggs
New Zealand Shelley Stephens
6-1, 6-1
Winner 2. 11 July 1999 Felixstowe, England Grass Australia Nicole Sewell United Kingdom Victoria Davies
United Kingdom Kate Warne-Holland
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 17 September 1999 Frinton, England Grass Australia Nicole Sewell South Africa Natalie Grandin
South Africa Nicole Rencken
2-6, 6-3, 1-6
Winner 3. 28 May 2000 El Paso, United States Hard India Manisha Malhotra United States Kaysie Smashey
United States Varalee Sureephong
6-2, 7-6
Runner-up 2. 4 June 2000 San Antonio, United States Hard India Manisha Malhotra Australia Melanie Clayton
Australia Emma Gott
6-3, 6-7(5-7), 5-7
Runner-up 3. 24 July 2000 Pamplona, Spain Hard Colombia Mariana Mesa Netherlands Yvette Basting
Germany Mia Buric
2-6, 0-6
Winner 4. 4 March 2001 Bendigo, Australia Hard New Zealand Shelley Stephens Netherlands Debby Haak
Netherlands Jolanda Mens
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 22 April 2001 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard New Zealand Shelley Stephens India Manisha Malhotra
India Nirupama Vaidyanathan
3-6, 5-7
Winner 5. 18 June 2001 Marseille, France Clay India Manisha Malhotra France Caroline Dhenin
Croatia Maja Palaver?i?
7-6(7-5), 6-2
Winner 6. 1 July 2001 Båstad, Sweden Hard India Manisha Malhotra Austria Daniela Klemenschits
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 5. 30 September 2001 Raleigh, United States Clay New Zealand Tracey O'Connor United States Allison Baker
Hungary Melinda Czink
4-6, 6-1, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 21 July 2002 Valladolid, Spain Hard India Manisha Malhotra United Kingdom Elena Baltacha
Madagascar Natacha Randriantefy
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 7. 30 March 2003 Atlanta, United States Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 7. 18 May 2003 Casale Monferrato, Italy Clay Belgium Elke Clijsters Netherlands Jolanda Mens
Germany Stefanie Weis
6-1, 6-2
Winner 8. 1 June 2003 Campobasso, Italy Clay Russia Ekaterina Kozhokina Serbia Ana Jovanovi?
Serbia Vi?nja Vuleti?
6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 8. 13 July 2003 Felixstowe, England Grass United Kingdom Chantal Coombs Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent
Republic of Ireland Elsa O'Riain
6-7(7-9), 6-7(2-7)
Winner 9. 7 September 2003 Mestre, Italy Clay Italy Francesca Lubiani Australia Monique Adamczak
New Zealand Shelley Stephens
6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Winner 10. 14 September 2003 Spoleto, Italy Clay New Zealand Shelley Stephens Netherlands Kika Hogendoorn
Austria Bettina Pirker
6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Runner-up 9. 28 September 2003 Glasgow, Scotland Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
Australia Nicole Kriz
5-7, 2-6
Runner-up 10. 8 February 2004 Rockford, United States Hard (i) Italy Francesca Lubiani Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva
Argentina Gisela Dulko
7-6(7-5), 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 11. 22 February 2004 Columbus, United States Hard (i) Italy Francesca Lubiani Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská
Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková
6-7(3-7), 6-4, 3-6
Winner 11. 28 February 2004 St. Paul, United States Hard (i) Italy Francesca Lubiani United States Jessica Lehnhoff
Australia Trudi Musgrave
6-7(3-7), 2-3 ret.
Winner 12. 6 June 2004 Surbiton, England Grass Australia Nicole Sewell South Africa Surina De Beer
Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent
2-6, 7-5, 7-6(8-6)
Winner 13. 5 October 2004 Glasgow, Scotland Hard (i) Italy Francesca Lubiani Republic of Ireland Claire Curran
Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu
6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Runner-up 12. 20 March 2005 Orange, United States Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani United States Carly Gullickson
United States Jennifer Hopkins
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 13. 27 March 2005 Redding, United States Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Canada Stéphanie Dubois
4-6, 7-6(7-1), 3-6
Winner 14. 9 July 2005 Felixstowe, England Grass Italy Francesca Lubiani Australia Jarmila Gajdo?ová
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
6-1, 4-6, 3-2 ret.
Runner-up 14. 21 August 2005 Jesi, Italy Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Italy Silvia Disderi
Italy Giulia Gabba
2-6, 6-2, 4-6
Winner 15. 28 August 2005 Trecastagni, Italy Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Russia Regina Kulikova
Russia Marina Shamayko
6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Runner-up 15. 5 February 2006 Taupo, New Zealand Hard Italy Francescz Lubiani United States Lauren Barnikow
United States Christina Fusano
4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 16. 12 February 2006 Wellington, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Ellen Barry New Zealand Paula Marama
New Zealand Kairangi Vano
3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 17. 17 March 2006 Canberra, Australia Clay Australia Nicole Kriz Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Christina Horiatopoulos
6-7(4-7), 1-6
Runner-up 18. 14 May 2006 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Australia Christina Horiatopoulos Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
1-6, 2-6
Winner 16. 8 October 2006 Troy, United States Hard Australia Nicole Kriz South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
United States Neha Uberoi
6-7(1-7), 7-6, 6-3
Winner 17. 29 October 2006 Augusta, United States Hard Australia Nicole Kriz South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
United States Neha Uberoi
7-6(7-3), 6-1
Winner 18. 19 November 2006 Lawrenceville, United States Hard United States Julie Ditty United States Christina Fusano
United States Aleke Tsoubanos
7-6(7-5), 6-4
Runner-up 19. 4 May 2007 Catania, Italy Clay Australia Nicole Kriz Belgium Debbrich Feys
Belarus Darya Kustova
4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 20. 21 October 2007 Lawrenceville, United States Hard United States Julie Ditty Canada Stéphanie Dubois
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
2-6, 0-6

References

  1. ^ "CWRFC".

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