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Joanne Limmer (born 29 March 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Joanne Limmer
Full nameJoanne Limmer
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1974-03-29) 29 March 1974 (age 45)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$69,325
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 141 (11 January 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1992)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 141 (25 November 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
Wimbledon1R (1991, 1993)

BiographyEdit

Limmer, a right-handed player from Melbourne, began playing tennis at the age of six and had a successful career in junior tennis.[1] Most notably she won the girls' singles title at the 1992 Australian Open, where she beat Lindsay Davenport in the final.[2] This came after she had competed in the senior main draw that year and reached the second round, by beating world number 38 Emanuela Zardo.[3]

As a professional player she had a best ranking of 141 in the world, which she attained in 1993. Her best win on the WTA Tour came against Rosalyn Fairbank, the ninth seed at the 1993 edition of the Brisbane Hardcourt Championships.[4] In doubles she twice appeared in the main draw at Wimbledon and won five titles on the ITF circuit.

Limmer retired from tennis in 1997 and is a long-serving coach at the Boroondara Tennis Centre in Melbourne.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Limmer excited by challenge". The Canberra Times. 3 March 1991. p. 11. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Seles shows she's still on top". The Canberra Times. 26 January 1992. p. 12. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Capriati into second round in 43 minutes". The Canberra Times. 14 January 1992. p. 18. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Limmer loses plan, and match". The Canberra Times. 12 January 1993. p. 20. Retrieved 8 September 2018.

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