Ville Liukko
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Ville Liukko
Ville Liukko
Country (sports)Finland Finland
Born (1974-05-24) 24 May 1974 (age 48)
Turku, Finland
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1995
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$114,816
Singles
Career record12-13
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 117 (20 Sep 1999)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (1999, 2000)
French OpenQ2 (1999)
WimbledonQ2 (2000)
US Open1R (1999)
Doubles
Career record4-6
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 216 (19 Feb 2001)

Ville Liukko (born 24 May 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Finland.[1]

Career

Liukko began playing Davis Cup tennis for the Finnish team in 1994. By the time he made his last appearance in 2001, he had taken part in 15 ties. He won 19 of his 34 rubbers, 12 in singles and seven in doubles. His doubles partnership with Tuomas Ketola is the most successful in Finland Davis Cup history, securing six wins.[2]

The Finn made it through qualifying at the 1999 US Open and faced Goran Ivani?evi? in the first round.[3] He was beaten in four sets.[3] In the Tashkent President's Cup later that year he defeated Marat Safin, then ranked 35th in the world. Safin retired hurt in the third set, trailing 3-1, with the match level at a set apiece.[4] He also had a win over Thomas Johansson at the Copenhagen Open in 2000.[3]

Challenger titles

Singles: (1)

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1998 San Diego, United States Hard United States Paul Goldstein 7-5, 7-6

Doubles: (1)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 2000 Tampere, Finland Clay Finland Jarkko Nieminen Australia Steven Randjelovic
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Du?an Vemi?
6-0, 4-6, 6-3

See also

References


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