Shelley Stephens
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Shelley Stephens
Shelley Stephens
Country (sports) New Zealand
Born (1978-07-29) 29 July 1978 (age 42)
Otahuhu, New Zealand
Turned pro1995
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$97,801
Singles
Career record193-202
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 249 (11 June 2001)
Doubles
Career record222-160
Career titles21 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 133 (4 March 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2002)
Team competitions
Fed Cup14-22

Shelley Stephens (born 29 July 1978) is a New Zealand former professional tennis player.

She won two singles and 21 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit in her career. On 11 June 2001, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 249. On 4 March 2002, she peaked at No. 133 in the doubles rankings.

Playing for New Zealand at the Fed Cup, Stephens has a win/loss record of 14-22.[1] She made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2001 ASB Classic in the doubles event, partnering with María Emilia Salerni.

Stephens retirement from tennis 2009.

ITF Circuit finals

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 10 (2-8)

Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2 August 1999 ITF Toru?, Poland Clay Czech Republic Petra Ku?ová 2-6, 4-6
Loss 25 October 1999 ITF Kastoria, Greece Carpet (i) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragana Ili? 4-6, 4-6
Loss 5 June 2000 ITF Vaduz, Liechtenstein Clay Czech Republic Zuzana Hejdová 7-6(7-4), 2-6, 2-6
Loss 4 February 2001 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 2-6, 4-6
Loss 24 June 2002 ITF Thessaloniki, Greece Clay Greece Christina Zachariadou 4-6, 6-3, 4-6
Loss 26 August 2002 ITF Spoleto, Italy Clay Croatia Jelena Pand?i? 5-7, 2-6
Loss 7 October 2002 ITF Catania, Italy Clay Germany Sabrina Jolk 3-6, 1-6
Loss 14 October 2002 ITF Benevento, Italy Carpet Germany Sabrina Jolk 4-6, 1-6
Win 27 June 2004 ITF Tlemcen, Algeria Clay France Joanne Akl 6-4, 6-1
Win 5 July 2004 ITF Sidi Fredj, Algeria Clay France Joanne Akl 6-1, 6-3

Doubles: 35 (21-14)

Outcome Date Tier Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2 February 1998 10,000 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Kym Hazzard Singapore Leong Jil-Lin
Indonesia Wynne Prakusya
6-1, 1-6, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 2 March 1998 10,000 ITF Warrnambool, Australia Grass Australia Gail Biggs Australia Lisa McShea
Australia Alicia Molik
3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 27 July 1998 10,000 ITF Catania, Italy Clay Austria Sandra Mantler Italy Alberta Brianti
Italy Chiara Dalbon
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 12 October 1998 10,000 ITF Kooralbyn, Australia Hard Australia Gail Biggs Australia Lisa McShea
Australia Trudi Musgrave
3-6, 6-7(5-7)
Runner-up 1 February 1999 10,000 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Gail Biggs New Zealand Leanne Baker
New Zealand Rewa Hudson
1-6, 1-6
Winner 25 April 1999 10,000 Hvar, Croatia Clay New Zealand Rewa Hudson Ukraine Valeria Bondarenko
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Runner-up 12 July 1999 10,000 Sezze, Italy Hard Germany Eva Belbl Denmark Charlotte Aagaard
Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 16 August 1999 10,000 Koksijde, Belgium Clay New Zealand Rewa Hudson China Li Ting
China Li Na
3-6, 2-6
Winner 30 August 1999 10,000 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay New Zealand Rewa Hudson Germany Caroline Raba
Germany Julia Schruff
6-7(7-9), 6-3, 6-0
Winner 25 October 1999 10,000 Kastoria, Greece Carpet (i) Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent Greece Asimina Kaplani
Greece Anna Koumantou
6-2, 6-2
Winner 14 February 2000 10,000 Faro, Portugal Hard Netherlands Natasha Galouza Bulgaria Maria Geznenge
Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
7-6(7-5), 6-3
Winner 27 March 2000 10,000 Kalamata, Greece Carpet New Zealand Rewa Hudson Romania Adriana Burz
Croatia Lana Mihol?ek
6-1, 6-0
Winner 5 June 2000 10,000 Vaduz, Liechtenstein Clay New Zealand Rewa Hudson Czech Republic Zuzana Hejdová
Czech Republic Jana Macurová
6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Runner-up 17 July 2000 10,000 Brussels, Belgium Clay Argentina Geraldine Aizenberg Slovakia Silvia Urí?ková
Czech Republic Magdalena Zd?novcová
6-7(6-8), 6-3, 1-6
Runner-up 11 September 2000 25,000 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Netherlands Natasha Galouza Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
Bulgaria Desislava Topalova
1-6, 6-7(4-7)
Winner 9 October 2000 25,000 Welwyn, United Kingdom Hard (i) Serbia and Montenegro Dragana Zari? Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
4-0, 5-3, 4-1
Winner 6 November 2000 10,000 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay Belgium Caroline Maes France Diana Brunel
France Edith Nunes-Bersot
4-1, 1-4, 4-2, 4-0
Winner 29 January 2001 10,000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Donna Mc Intyre Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Germany Annette Kolb
7-5, 0-6, 6-2
Winner 4 March 2001 25,000 Bendigo, Australia Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker Netherlands Debby Haak
Netherlands Jolanda Mens
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 22 April 2001 25,000 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker India Manisha Malhotra
India Nirupama Sanjeev
3-6, 5-7
Winner 21 October 2001 25,000 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i) France Caroline Dhenin France Anne-Laure Heitz
France Élodie Le Bescond
6-0, 7-5
Runner-up 5 August 2002 25,000 Hechingen, Germany Clay Germany Lydia Steinbach Germany Andrea Glass
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
4-6, 5-7
Winner 7 October 2002 10,000 Catania, Italy Clay France Kildine Chevalier Austria Susanne Filipp
Portugal Neuza Silva
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 1 December 2002 25,000 Mumbai, India Hard Germany Scarlett Werner Israel Tzipora Obziler
Serbia and Montenegro Katarina Mi?i?
3-6, 6-4, 5-7
Winner 21 July 2003 10,000 Horb, Germany Clay Russia Maria Kondratieva Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz
Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Runner-up 7 September 2003 10,000 Mestre, Italy Clay Australia Monique Adamczak New Zealand Leanne Baker
Italy Francesca Lubiani
2-6, 6-4, 2-6
Winner 14 September 2003 10,000 ITF Spoleto, Italy Clay New Zealand Leanne Baker Netherlands Kika Hogendoorn
Austria Bettina Pirker
6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Winner 6 October 2003 10,000 ITF Bari, Italy Clay Austria Betina Pirker Italy Giulia Meruzzi
France Aurélie Védy
6-2, 6-2
Winner 3 February 2004 10,000 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Hard Australia Kristen van Elden Australia Emily Hewson
Australia Nicole Kriz
6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Winner 27 June 2004 10,000 ITF Tlemcen, Algeria Clay France Joanne Akl Norway Karoline Borgersen
Austria Anna-Maria Miller
6-1, 6-0
Winner 5 July 2004 10,000 ITF Sidi Fredj, Algeria Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram United States Jennifer Elie
Sweden Michaela Johansson
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 19 July 2004 10,000 ITF Zwevegem, Belgium Clay Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Czech Republic Zuzana ?erná
Canada Aneta Soukup
3-6, 2-6
Winner 9 August 2004 10,000 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Belgium Jessie de Vries
Belgium Debbrich Feys
6-2, 7-5
Winner 9 October 2004 25,000 ITF Lagos, Nigeria Hard India Sania Mirza South Africa Surina De Beer
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 16 October 2004 25,000 ITF Lagos, Nigeria Hard India Sania Mirza South Africa Surina De Beer
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
0-6, 0-6

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