Kelly Liggan (born 5 February 1979) is a retired tennis player from Ireland.

Kelly Liggan
Country (sports) Ireland
ResidenceMálaga, Spain
Born (1979-02-05) 5 February 1979 (age 40)
Dublin, Ireland
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$238,274
Singles
Career record290–363
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking181 (15 September 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2001)
French OpenQ1 (2001, 2004, 2007)
WimbledonQ1 (2002, 2003, 2007)
US OpenQ3 (2003)
Doubles
Career record145–186
Career titles1 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking113 (15 September 2003)

Liggan resides in Málaga, Spain, but plays tennis for Ireland. She has had some success on the ITF circuit winning several titles for both singles and doubles, and in 2002 she won her first WTA Tour doubles title.

Liggan has made two Grand Slam doubles main-draw appearances. She reached the second round at the 2003 US Open and 2004 Wimbledon Championships. Liggan has had several WTA Tour main draw appearances; however, she has never reached a quarterfinal.

Due to nagging injuries, Kelly retired in 2010.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles (1 title)Edit

Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
10 November 2002 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard   Renata Voráčová   Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Tatiana Panova
7–5, 7–6(7)

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles (4–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 May 1999 Elvas, Porugal Hard   Erica Krauth 1–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 25 June 2000 Montreal, Canada Hard   Jennifer Embry 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 2 July 2000 Lachine, Canada Clay   Remi Tezuka 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 8 July 2002 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass   Elena Baltacha 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 6 June 2006 Madrid, Spain Hard   María José Martínez Sánchez 6–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 6 August 2006 Vigo, Spain Hard   Laura Thorpe 6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 13 August 2006 Coimbra, Portugal Hard   Monica Niculescu 6–0, 7–6(7)
Runner-up 4. 10 July 2007 Boston, United States Hard   Varvara Lepchenko 2–6, 7–5, 0–5 ret.

Doubles (7–13)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 June 1997 Manaus, Brazil Hard   Caroline Germar   Joanne Moore
  Ximena Rodríguez
0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 18 May 1998 Azeméis, Portugal Hard   Irina Selyutina   Cristina Correia
  Bruna Colosio
2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 3 August 1998 Périgueux, France Clay   Paula García   Samantha Schoeffel
  Stephanie Testard
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 3. 10 August 1998 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Paula García   Sylvie Sallaberry
  Aurélie Védy
3–6, 6–7(5)
Runner-up 4. 7 December 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Paula García   Katia Altilia
  Giulia Casoni
3–6, 6–7(4)
Runner-up 5. 8 February 1999 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Emmanuelle Curutchet   María Fernanda Landa
  Ángeles Montolio
6–2, 4–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 2. 24 May 1999 Guimarães, Portugal Hard   Tzipora Obziler   Sabina da Ponte
  Giana Gutiérrez
6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 31 May 1999 Azeméis, Portugal Hard   Tzipora Obziler   Mariana Mesa
  Jorgelina Torti
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(6)
Runner-up 6. 9 October 2000 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Kirstin Freye   Joana Cortez
  Vanessa Menga
3–5, 4–5(4–6), 0–4
Runner-up 7. 30 October 2000 Hayward, United States Hard   Milagros Sequera   Nana Smith
  Nirupama Sanjeev
2–4, 2–4
Runner-up 8. 5 March 2001 Urtijëi, Italy Hard (i)   Ekaterina Kozhokina   Angelika Bachmann
  Eva Dyrberg
6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 12 November 2001 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Renata Voráčová   Amanda Augustus
  Jennifer Russell
6–7(5), 6–2, 6–7(5)
Winner 4. 6 May 2002 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay   Conchita Martínez Granados   Victoria Davies
  Eva Martincová
5–7, 6–0, 6–1
Winner 5. 22 July 2002 Pamplona, Spain Hard (i)   Elena Baltacha   Yvonne Doyle
  Susanne Trik
6–7(6), 7–6(1), 6–3
Runner-up 10. 14 July 2003 Oyster Bay, United States Hard   Ansley Cargill   Jennifer Russell
  Jessica Lehnhoff
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 5 September 2005 Madrid, Spain Hard   Seda Noorlander   Andreja Klepač
  Nika Ožegović
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 12 October 2005 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Nadejda Ostrovskaya   Veronika Chvojková
  Stanislava Hrozenská
6–4, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 13. 18 October 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Soledad Esperón   María José Argeri
  Letícia Sobral
6–7(2), 6–2, 0–6
Winner 6. 25 October 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Soledad Esperón   Yamile Fors Guerra
  Yanet Núñez Mojarena
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 28 February 2006 Clearwater, United States Hard   Lina Stančiūtė   Natalie Grandin
  Chanelle Scheepers
6–3, 6–1

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