Kristin Godridge

Kristin Godridge (born 7 February 1973) is a retired tennis player from Australia who competed on the WTA Tour from 1987 to 1996.[1]

Kristin Godridge
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1973-02-07) 7 February 1973 (age 48)
Traralgon, Australia
Turned pro1987
Retired1997
Prize money$329,250
Singles
Career record147–140
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 79 (23 September 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1995)
French Open2R (1991)
Wimbledon4R (1992)
US Open2R (1991)
Doubles
Career record106–108
Career titles1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 68 (3 December 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1991)
French Open2R (1991, 1992, 1993)
Wimbledon2R (1990)
US Open2R (1991)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1992)
French Open1R (1995)
Wimbledon1R (1991, 1996)

CareerEdit

Godridge achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 79 in September 1991. Her highest doubles ranking was No. 68 in December 1990.[1]

With partner Kirrily Sharpe, Godridge was girls' doubles champion at the 1990 US Open.[2] The following year, she teamed with Kirrily Sharpe to reclaim the title.[3] A highlight in her singles career came in 1992, when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon. She had wins over Miriam Oremans, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, and ninth-seed Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere before losing to third-seed Gabriela Sabatini.[4]

As a tennis coach, Godridge is the director and founder of Australasia Tennis Aces, a tennis school in Hong Kong.[5]

WTA career finalsEdit

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 17 September 1990 Clarins Open, France Clay   Kirrily Sharpe   Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Nathalie Herreman
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Loss 13 November 1995 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Nana Smith Rogers   Jill Hetherington
  Kristine Kunce
6–2, 4–6, 3–6

ITF finalsEdit

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

Singles (2–4)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 November 1989 ITF Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Allison Cooper 3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 19 November 1990 ITF Perth, Australia Grass   Rennae Stubbs 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 11 November 1991 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Jenny Byrne 6–0, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 12 October 1992 ITF Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Květa Peschke 7–6(2), 6–4
Runner-up 5. 16 August 1993 ITF Arzachena, Italy Clay   Linda Ferrando 4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 29 November 1993 ITF Singapore Hard   Romana Tedjakusuma 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

Doubles (5–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 March 1988 ITF Melbourne, Australia Hard   Kate McDonald   Rachel McQuillan
  Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 4 November 1988 ITF Melbourne, Australia Hard   Elena Pampoulova   Natalia Leipus
  Bernadette Randall
4–6, 7–6(5), 2–6
Winner 3. 13 February 1989 ITF Adelaide, Australia Hard   Janine Thompson   Kate McDonald
  Rennae Stubbs
5–7, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 19 November 1990 ITF Perth, Australia Grass   Kirrily Sharpe   Jo-Anne Faull
  Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 11 November 1991 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Nicole Pratt   Ingelise Driehuis
  Louise Pleming
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 12 October 1992 ITF Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Nicole Pratt   Isabela Listowska
  Petra Winzenhöller
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 7. 26 October 1992 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia Clay   Nicole Pratt   Michelle Jaggard-Lai
  Kristine Kunce
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 28 November 1994 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Kirrily Sharpe   Shannan McCarthy
  Rachel McQuillan
7–6(6), 6–2
Winner 9. 5 December 1994 ITF Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Kirrily Sharpe   Catherine Barclay
  Kerry-Anne Guse
6–2, 6–7(5), 6–4
Runner-up 10. 24 April 1995 ITF Budapest, Hungary Clay   Alexandra Fusai   Eva Melicharová
  Helena Vildová
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 8 May 1995 ITF Szczecin, Poland Clay   Kirrily Sharpe   Catherine Barclay
  Shirli-Ann Siddall
7–5, 5–7, 6–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "WTA Players: Kristin Godridge". wtatennis.com. Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - JUNIORS - U.S. Open Junior Championships - 03 September - 09 September 1990". itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  3. ^ "US Open Junior Roll of Honour" (PDF). itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. p. 3. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Wimbledon - 22 June - 05 July 1992". itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  5. ^ Kristin Godridge ATA Director and Founder

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