Kristine Kunce

Kristine Kunce (née Radford; born 3 March 1970), is a former professional tennis player from Australia who competed during the mid-1980s through the 1990s.

Kristine Kunce
Full nameKristine Kunce Radford
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1970-03-03) 3 March 1970 (age 51)
Sydney, Australia
Height177 cm (5 ft 9+12 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired30 January 2000
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$700,961
Singles
Career record230–200
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 45 (15 August 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1994)
French Open1R (1993, 1994)
Wimbledon4R (1994)
US Open2R (1993)
Doubles
Career record297–199
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 25 (19 September 1994)

Kunce reached a career high of world No. 45 on 15 August 1994; and a career high in doubles of world No. 25 on 19 September 1994.[1] She won six doubles titles on the WTA Tour during her career.

Her best performance at a Grand Slam was at the 1994 Wimbledon Championships, where she was knocked out in the fourth round by eventual champion Conchita Martínez.

WTA FinalsEdit

Doubles (6–7)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV (6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 19 April 1993 Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia Hard (i)   Nicole Arendt   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
4–6, 6–7(2)
Winner 1. 26 April 1993 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Nicole Arendt   Amy deLone
  Erika deLone
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 4 October 1993 Taiwan, Chinese Taipei Hard   Jo-Anne Faull   Yayuk Basuki
  Nana Miyagi
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 18 April 1994 Kallang, Singapore Hard   Nicole Arendt   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 25 April 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Nicole Arendt   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Andrea Strnadová
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 12 June 1995 Birmingham, England Grass   Nicole Bradtke   Manon Bollegraf
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 11 September 1995 Tokyo, Japan Carpet   Kerry-Anne Guse   Sung-Hee Park
  Rika Hiraki
6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 19 November 1995 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard   Jill Hetherington   Kristin Godridge
  Nana Miyagi
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1 January 1996 Auckland, Australia Hard   Jill Hetherington   Els Callens
  Julie Halard-Decugis
1–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 21 April 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Kerry-Anne Guse   Lenka Němečková
  Yuka Yoshida
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 6. 11 September 1997 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Corina Morariu   Florencia Labat
  Dominique Monami
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 23 February 1998 Memphis, United States Hard   Cătălina Cristea   Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 11 September 1995 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Irina Spîrlea   Corina Morariu
  Larisa Neiland
6–3, 6–3

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles (6–6)Edit

Legend
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 December 1987 Sydney, Australia Grass   Rachel McQuillan 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 6 March 1988 Bendigo, Australia Grass   Sally McCann 6–3, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 1 August 1988 Franceville, Italy Clay   Eva Švíglerová 3–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 14 August 1988 Virginia Beach, United States Hard   Tami Whitlinger 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 21 October 1990 Kyoto, Japan Hard   Rika Hiraki 6–7, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 29 October 1990 Saga, Japan Grass   Yael Segal 6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 24 February 1991 Wodonga, Australia Grass   Ros Balodis 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 21 October 1991 Oita, Japan Hard   Li Fang 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 5. 16 March 1992 Canberra, Australia Grass   Julie Richardson 2–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 11 March 1996 Canberra, Australia Grass   Tamarine Tanasugarn 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 6. 18 March 1996 Wodonga, Australia Grass   Tamarine Tanasugarn 6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 6. 25 March 1996 New South Wales, Australia Grass   Tamarine Tanasugarn 6–2, 6–1

Doubles (15–16)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 June 1987 Francavilla, Italy Clay   Michelle Bowrey   Kate McDonald
  Martina Pawlik
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 29 June 1987 Brindisi, Italy Clay   Michelle Bowrey   Rosa Bielsa
  Elena Guerra
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 6 December 1987 Sydney, Australia Grass   Sally McCann   Jo-Anne Faull
  Rachel McQuillan
3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 24 July 1988 Subiaco, Italy Clay   Sally McCann   Giovanna Carotenuto
  Cristina Casini
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 8 August 1988 York, United States Hard   Belinda Cordwell   Allyson Ingram
  Jennifer Young
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 21 August 1988 Chatham, United States Hard   Sharon McNamara   Sandra Birch
  Jessica Emmons
0–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 10 April 1989 Palermo, Italy Clay   Rachel McQuillan   Marzia Grossi
  Barbara Romanò
3–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 30 April 1989 Verona, Italy Clay   Rachel McQuillan   Kate McDonald
  Janine Thompson
5–7, 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 25 September 1989 Chicago, United States Hard   Sophie Amiach   Mary-Lou Daniels
  Candy Reynolds
3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 19 November 1989 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Kate McDonald   Louise Stacey
  Jane Taylor
6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 7 October 1990 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Kerry-Anne Guse   Rika Hiraki
  Yasuyo Kajita
4–6, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 7. 14 October 1990 Matsuyama, Japan Clay   Kerry-Anne Guse   Angie Cunningham
  Catherine Barclay
6–7, 6–3, ret.
Winner 8. 21 October 1990 Kyoto, Japan Hard   Kerry-Anne Guse   Rika Hiraki
  Yasuyo Kajita
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 28 October 1990 Nagasaki, Japan Hard   Kerry-Anne Guse   Yayuk Basuki
  Suzanna Wibowo
2–6, 6–7(8)
Runner-up 7. 4 November 1990 Saga, Japan Grass   Kerry-Anne Guse   Yayuk Basuki
  Suzanna Wibowo
3–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 17 February 1991 Mildura, Australia Grass   [[Clare Thompson]   Lupita Novelo
  Betsy Somerville
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 18 February 1991 Wodonga, Australia Grass   Clare Thompson   Tracey Morton-Rodgers
  Alison Scott
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 4 March 1991 Broadmeadows, Australia Grass   Clare Thompson   Lupita Novelo
  Betsy Somerville
2–6, 5–7
Winner 10. 21 October 1991 Ōita, Japan Hard   Lupita Novelo   Maria Ekstrand
  Sabine Lohmann
6–1, 7–5
Winner 11. 30 September 1991 Saga, Japan Grass   Lupita Novelo   Tang Min
  Li Fang
5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 12. 4 November 1991 Chiba, Japan Hard   Lupita Novelo   Ayako Hirose
  Yone Kamio
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 9 March 1992 Wodonga, Australia Gras   Danielle Jones   Julie Richardson
  Amanda Trail
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 16 March 1992 Canberra, Australia Gras   Danielle Jones   Julie Richardson
  Amanda Trail
3–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 27 April 1992 Jakarta, Indonesia Clay   Kerry-Anne Guse]   Tracey Morton-Rodgers
  Julie Richardson
7–6, 6–2
Winner 14. 26 October 1992 Jakarta, Indonesia Clay   Michelle Jaggard-Lai   Kristin Godridge
  Nicole Pratt
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 20 December 1992 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Kerry-Anne Guse]   Angie Cunningham
  Justine Hodder
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 8 June 1997 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Debbie Graham   Catherine Barclay
  Kerry-Anne Guse
6–3, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 4 August 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia Clay   Kerry-Anne Guse]   Choi Young-ja
  Kim Eun-ha
3–6, 4–6
Winner 15. 19 October 1997 Indian Wells, the United States Hard   Rachel McQuillan   Lisa McShea
  Nannie de Villiers
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 26 October 1997 Houston, United States Hard   Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen   Rachel McQuillan
  Nana Smith
0–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 26 September 1999 Kirkland, United States Hard   Rachel McQuillan   Debbie Graham
  Nana Smith
3–6, 1–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Renée Bloch Shallouf, ed. (1995). 1995 WTA Tour Media Guide. New York: Women's Tennis Association (WTA). p. 175.

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