Nicole Kriz
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Nicole Kriz

Nicole Kriz
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney
Born (1983-12-13) 13 December 1983 (age 37)
Bankstown, New South Wales
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$86,177
Singles
Career record114-119
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 332 (4 August 2008)
Doubles
Career record202-115
Career titles23 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 104 (9 July 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2008, 2009, 2010)
WimbledonQ1 (2007)

Nicole Kriz (born 13 December 1983) is a retired Australian tennis player. Her career-high WTA doubles ranking is No. 104, achieved on 9 July 2007. Her career-high singles ranking is world No. 332, which she reached on 4 August 2008.

Early life

Kriz was born on 13 December 1983, in Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, to Mike and Seija Kriz.[1] She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney, in Croydon, leaving at the end of Year 10, in 1999, to focus on her tennis career.[2]

Kriz won the $25k Australian Challenger event in Berri, beating top-100 player Marina Erakovic in the final. She also defeated the No. 2 seed Monique Adamczak in the semifinals. Both wins were by third set tiebreakers.

Kriz retired in 2010.

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
International
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result Date Tier Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 27 September 2009 International Hansol Open, South Korea Hard United States Carly Gullickson Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
United States Abigail Spears
3-6, 4-6

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 September 2001 ITF Ibaraki, Japan Hard Australia Samantha Stosur 0-6, 1-6
Winner 1. 10 August 2003 ITF Rebecq, Belgium Clay Montenegro Danica Krstaji? 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Winner 2. 17 February 2008 ITF Berri, Australia Grass Australia Marina Erakovic 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(7-3)

Doubles: 35 (23 titles, 12 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 September 2000 ITF Greenville, United States Clay Belarus Evgenia Subbotina United States Kristy Blumberg
United States Elizabeth Schmidt
6-2, 6-2
Winner 2. 25 September 2000 ITF Raleigh, United States Clay Belarus Evgenia Subbotina United States Anne Plessinger
United States Jacqueline Trail
7-5, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 3 February 2002 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Sarah Stone Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6-4, 6-7(3-7), 2-6
Winner 3. 11 March 2002 ITF Benalla, Australia Grass Australia Sarah Stone Australia Casey Dellacqua
Germany Svenja Weidemann
7-5, 6-1
Winner 4. 23 March 2002 ITF Bendigo, Australia Grass Australia Sarah Stone Australia Rochelle Rosenfield
Germany Madita Suer
3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Winner 5. 4 August 2002 ITF Dublin, Ireland Grass United Kingdom Anna Hawkins United Kingdom Rebecca Rankin
Serbia Vi?nja Vuleti?
6-2, 7-5
Winner 6. 25 August 2002 ITF Westende, Belgium Clay Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Ukraine Valeria Bondarenko
Lithuania Edita Liachovi?i?t?
6-1, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 2. 21 September 2003 ITF Sunderland, England Hard Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk Republic of Ireland Claire Curran
Sweden Helena Ejeson
2-6, 1-6
Winner 7. 28 September 2003 ITF Glasgow, Scotland Hard Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk New Zealand Leanne Baker
Italy Francesca Lubiani
7-5, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 3 February 2004 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Grass Australia Emily Hewson New Zealand Shelley Stephens
Australia Kristen van Elden
1-6, 6-3, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 21 March 2004 ITF Yarrawonga, Australia Grass Australia Emily Hewson Australia Beti Sekulovski
Australia Cindy Watson
3-6, 6-4, 4-6
Winner 8. 28 March 2004 ITF Yarrawonga, Australia Grass Australia Emily Hewson Australia Mireille Dittmann
Australia Kristen van Elden
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 5. 9 May 2004 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Australia Monique Adamczak Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Saori Obata
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 17 October 2004 ITF Mackay, Australia Hard Australia Monique Adamczak Australia Daniella Dominikovic
Australia Evie Dominikovic
w/o
Runner-up 7. 20 March 2005 ITF Yarrawonga, Australia Grass Australia Emily Hewson Australia Lara Picone
Russia Julia Efremova
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 8. 17 March 2006 ITF Canberra, Australia Clay New Zealand Leanne Baker Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Christina Horiatopoulos
6-7, 1-6
Winner 9. 25 June 2006 ITF Fort Worth, United States Hard United States Christina Fusano Argentina Maria-Victoria Domina
United States Story Tweedie-Yates
2-6, 6-4, 6-1
Winner 10. 23 July 2006 ITF Hamilton, Canada Clay United States Story Tweedie-Yates Argentina Soledad Esperón
Canada Aleksandra Wozniak
6-4, 6-1
Winner 11. 6 August 2006 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Story Tweedie-Yates United States Jennifer Magley
United States Courtney Nagle
7-5, 6-3
Winner 12. 8 October 2006 ITF Troy, United States Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
United States Neha Uberoi
6-7(1-7), 7-5, 6-3
Winner 13. 29 October 2006 ITF Augusta, United States Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
United States Neha Uberoi
7-6(7-3), 6-1
Runner-up 9. 19 November 2006 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Christina Horiatopoulos South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
2-6, 1-6
Winner 14. 7 April 2007 ITF Pelham, United States Clay United States Carly Gullickson Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková
Czech Republic Hana ?romová
6-2, 2-6, 6-0
Runner-up 10. 13 May 2007 ITF Catania, Italy Clay New Zealand Leanne Baker Belgium Debbrich Feys
Belarus Darya Kustova
4-6, 4-6
Winner 15. 7 February 2008 ITF Mildura, Australia Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Christina Wheeler
6-4, 6-4
Winner 16. 17 February 2008 ITF Berri, Australia Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic Australia Shannon Golds
Australia Emelyn Starr
2-6, 7-6(7-4), [10-3]
Winner 17. 13 July 2008 ITF Allentown, United States Hard United States Carly Gullickson Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
South Africa Natalie Grandin
6-2, 6-3
Winner 18. 2 August 2008 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Carly Gullickson United States Christina Fusano
Japan Junri Namigata
6-7(4-7), 6-1, [10-5]
Winner 19. 3 May 2009 ITF Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Carly Gullickson United States Angela Haynes
Russia Alina Jidkova
7-5, 3-6, [10-7]
Runner-up 11. 18 July 2009 ITF Carson, United States Hard Australia Monique Adamczak United States Laura Granville
United States Riza Zalameda
3-6, 4-6
Winner 20. 24 July 2009 ITF Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay Australia Monique Adamczak Ukraine Kristina Antoniychuk
Ukraine Irina Buryachok
6-3, 7-6(7-4)
Winner 21. 14 August 2009 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay Australia Shannon Golds Sweden Johanna Larsson
United Kingdom Anna Smith
7-6(7-3), 6-2
Winner 22. 18 September 2009 ITF Darwin, Australia Clay Australia Alicia Molik Australia Tyra Calderwood
Australia Olivia Rogowska
6-3, 6-4
Winner 23. 3 October 2009 ITF Hamanako, Japan Carpet United States Carly Gullickson Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan
4-6, 7-6(7-2), [10-5]
Runner-up 12. 3 April 2010 ITF Pelham, United States Clay Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei United States Mallory Cecil
United States Jamie Hampton
4-6, 3-6

WTA doubles highlights

Top five career singles wins

  1. 138- Australia Samantha Stosur - 2003
  2. 150- New Zealand Marina Erakovic - 2008
  3. 168- United Kingdom Melanie South - 2006
  4. 173- Australia Monique Adamczak - 2008
  5. 181- Japan Junri Namigata - 2008

See also

References

  1. ^ "KRIZ, Nicole (AUS)". Women's Circuit - Player Biography. ITF Tennis. 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ Aurora Australis: The Magazine of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney. February 1999. Missing or empty |title= (help).

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