Leanne Baker

Leanne Baker (born 8 January 1981) is a former New Zealand professional tennis player, and a former United States club rugby player. She is currently the head coach of the Chicago Women's Rugby Football Club.[1]

Leanne Baker
Country (sports) New Zealand
ResidenceTe Awamutu, New Zealand
Born (1981-01-08) 8 January 1981 (age 39)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2008
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$136,918
Singles
Career record262–206
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 260 (26 February 2007)
Doubles
Career record241–194
Career titles18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 108 (17 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2005)
Wimbledon1R (2004)

Her tennis career-high singles ranking is world No. 260, which she reached on 26 February 2007. Her career-high doubles ranking is No. 108, set at 17 January 2005.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 8 January 2005 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Shinobu Asagoe
  Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 10 (7–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 2 May 1999 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard   Candice Jairala 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 2. 11 July 1999 Felixstowe, England Grass   Karen Nugent 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 6 February 2000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Mireille Dittmann 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 2. 28 May 2000 El Paso, United States Hard   Erin Burdette 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 14 September 2003 Spoleto, Italy Clay   Lenka Snajdrová 4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 6 February 2005 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Mireille Dittmann 2–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 4. 28 August 2005 Jesi, Italy Hard   Vanessa Pinto 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 5. 5 February 2006 Taupo, New Zealand Hard   Natsumi Hamamura 6–1, 6–2
Winner 6. 12 February 2006 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Katerina Kramperová 6–4, 1–6, 6–0
Winner 7. 20 April 2008 Mazatlán, Mexico Hard   Anna Lubinsky 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 38 (18–20)Edit

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 February 1999 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Rewa Hudson   Gail Biggs
  Shelley Stephens
6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 11 July 1999 Felixstowe, England Grass   Nicole Sewell   Victoria Davies
  Kate Warne-Holland
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 17 September 1999 Frinton, England Grass   Nicole Sewell   Natalie Grandin
  Nicole Rencken
2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 3. 28 May 2000 El Paso, United States Hard   Manisha Malhotra   Kaysie Smashey
  Varalee Sureephong
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 4 June 2000 San Antonio, United States Hard   Manisha Malhotra   Melanie Clayton
  Emma Gott
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Runner-up 3. 24 July 2000 Pamplona, Spain Hard   Mariana Mesa   Yvette Basting
  Mia Buric
2–6, 0–6
Winner 4. 4 March 2001 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Shelley Stephens   Debby Haak
  Jolanda Mens
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 22 April 2001 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard   Shelley Stephens   Manisha Malhotra
  Nirupama Vaidyanathan
3–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 18 June 2001 Marseille, France Clay   Manisha Malhotra   Caroline Dhenin
  Maja Palaveršić
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 6. 1 July 2001 Båstad, Sweden Hard   Manisha Malhotra   Daniela Klemenschits
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 30 September 2001 Raleigh, United States Clay   Tracey O'Connor   Allison Baker
  Melinda Czink
4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 21 July 2002 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Manisha Malhotra   Elena Baltacha
  Natacha Randriantefy
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 30 March 2003 Atlanta, United States Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 18 May 2003 Casale Monferrato, Italy Clay   Elke Clijsters   Jolanda Mens
  Stefanie Weis
6–1, 6–2
Winner 8. 1 June 2003 Campobasso, Italy Clay   Ekaterina Kozhokina   Ana Jovanović
  Višnja Vuletić
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 13 July 2003 Felixstowe, England Grass   Chantal Coombs   Karen Nugent
  Elsa O'Riain
6–7(7–9), 6–7(2–7)
Winner 9. 7 September 2003 Mestre, Italy Clay   Francesca Lubiani   Monique Adamczak
  Shelley Stephens
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 10. 14 September 2003 Spoleto, Italy Clay   Shelley Stephens   Kika Hogendoorn
  Bettina Pirker
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 28 September 2003 Glasgow, Scotland Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Kim Kilsdonk
  Nicole Kriz
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 8 February 2004 Rockford, United States Hard (i)   Francesca Lubiani   Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Gisela Dulko
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 11. 22 February 2004 Columbus, United States Hard (i)   Francesca Lubiani   Stanislava Hrozenská
  Lenka Němečková
6–7(3–7), 6–4, 3–6
Winner 11. 28 February 2004 St. Paul, United States Hard (i)   Francesca Lubiani   Jessica Lehnhoff
  Trudi Musgrave
6–7(3–7), 2–3 ret.
Winner 12. 6 June 2004 Surbiton, England Grass   Nicole Sewell   Surina De Beer
  Karen Nugent
2–6, 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 13. 5 October 2004 Glasgow, Scotland Hard (i)   Francesca Lubiani   Claire Curran
  İpek Şenoğlu
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 20 March 2005 Orange, United States Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Carly Gullickson
  Jennifer Hopkins
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 27 March 2005 Redding, United States Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Stéphanie Dubois
4–6, 7–6(7–1), 3–6
Winner 14. 9 July 2005 Felixstowe, England Grass   Francesca Lubiani   Jarmila Gajdošová
  Alla Kudryavtseva
6–1, 4–6, 3–2 ret.
Runner-up 14. 21 August 2005 Jesi, Italy Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Silvia Disderi
  Giulia Gabba
2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 15. 28 August 2005 Trecastagni, Italy Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Regina Kulikova
  Marina Shamayko
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 15. 5 February 2006 Taupo, New Zealand Hard   Francescz Lubiani   Lauren Barnikow
  Christina Fusano
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 12 February 2006 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Ellen Barry   Paula Marama
  Kairangi Vano
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 17. 17 March 2006 Canberra, Australia Clay   Nicole Kriz   Monique Adamczak
  Christina Horiatopoulos
6–7(4–7), 1–6
Runner-up 18. 14 May 2006 Fukuoka, Japan Grass   Christina Horiatopoulos   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
1–6, 2–6
Winner 16. 8 October 2006 Troy, United States Hard   Nicole Kriz   Chanelle Scheepers
  Neha Uberoi
6–7(1–7), 7–6, 6–3
Winner 17. 29 October 2006 Augusta, United States Hard   Nicole Kriz   Chanelle Scheepers
  Neha Uberoi
7–6(7–3), 6–1
Winner 18. 19 November 2006 Lawrenceville, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Christina Fusano
  Aleke Tsoubanos
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 19. 4 May 2007 Catania, Italy Clay   Nicole Kriz   Debbrich Feys
  Darya Kustova
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 21 October 2007 Lawrenceville, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Stéphanie Dubois
  Alisa Kleybanova
2–6, 0–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CWRFC".

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