Holly Parkinson-Hasler (born February 10, 1979) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Holly Parkinson
Full nameHolly Parkinson-Hasler
Country (sports) United States
Born (1979-02-10) February 10, 1979 (age 40)
Bethesda, Maryland
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$186,323
Singles
Career titles0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 85 (November 13, 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
French Open1R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000)
US Open1R (2000)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 168 (June 12, 2000)

BiographyEdit

Parkinson is originally from Bethesda, Maryland, the second oldest of seven children. Her father is an orthopedic surgeon and gulf war veteran. She began playing tennis at the age of eight and went to school at Westfield HS in Houston. Raised as a Mormon, she attended Brigham Young University in Utah.[1]

A right-handed player, Parkinson won six ITF circuit singles titles between 1997 and 1999, then began competing in the main draw of WTA Tour events. Her best performance came at the Advanta Championships of Philadelphia in 2000 where she made the quarter-finals as a lucky loser. After beating Kristina Brandi in the first round, she received a walkover against Chanda Rubin, before being eliminated by third seed Conchita Martínez.[2]

She featured in the main draw of all four grand slam events during her career. After falling in the final round of qualifying at the 2000 Australian Open, Parkinson received direct entry into the main draw of the other three grand slam tournaments that year courtesy of her ranking, which peaked at 85 in the world in November. At the 2000 US Open she lost in the opening round to Anna Kournikova, in a match that was played in the night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium.[3] Her only win in a grand slam main draw came at the 2001 Australian Open where she defeated Spain's Ángeles Montolio, then lost a three-set match to local wildcard Evie Dominikovic.[4]

ITF singles titles (6)Edit

No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. June, 1997 $10,000 El Paso, US Hard   Samantha Reeves 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
2. June, 1997 $10,000 Little Rock, US Hard   Samantha Reeves 6–3, 6–1
3. June, 1998 $10,000 Hilton Head Island, US Hard   Renata Kolbovic 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
4. January, 1999 $10,000 San Antonio, US Hard   Alina Jidkova 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
5. November, 1999 $25,000 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Irina Selyutina 6–4, 6–0
6. December, 1999 $25,000 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Kerry-Ann Guse 6–3, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Holly Parkinson Athlete Profile". BYU Cougars. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kuerten Out, Agassi Advances". Los Angeles Times. November 11, 2000. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Kournikova sparkles under the lights". BBC Online. August 30, 2000. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Williams figures out problems". The Daily Telegraph. January 18, 2001. Retrieved January 5, 2018.

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