Lizaan du Plessis

Lizaan du Plessis (born 23 February 1986) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.

Lizaan du Plessis
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1986-02-23) 23 February 1986 (age 34)
Somerset East
Turned pro2002
Retired2009
PlaysLeft-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$29,872
Singles
Career record95–77
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 521 (14 April 2008)
Doubles
Career record64–48
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 278 (14 September 2009)
Team competitions
Fed Cup5–6

BiographyEdit

Born in Somerset East on the Eastern Cape, du Plessis made her Fed Cup debut for South Africa in 2005 and went on to feature in a total of ten ties.[1]

She won seven titles on the ITF circuit, one in singles and six in doubles.

At the 2007 All-Africa Games in Algiers, she won silver medals in both singles and doubles events.[2]

ITF finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 5 (1–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 20 June 2004 Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard   Ana Catarina Nogueira 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 27 November 2004 Pretoria, South Africa Hard   Chanelle Scheepers 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 5 November 2005 Pretoria, South Africa Hard   Alicia Pillay 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 4 August 2007 Ilkley, Great Britain Grass   Jessica Moore 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 28 October 2007 Cape Town, South Africa Hard   Chanel Simmonds 6–1, 6–0

Doubles: 11 (6–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 November 2003 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Noha Mohsen   Heidi El Tabakh
  Yomna Farid
1–6, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 31 July 2004 Dublin, Ireland Carpet   Rebecca Llewellyn   Yvonne Doyle
  Karen Nugent
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 13 March 2005 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Rebecca Llewellyn   Verena Amesbauer
  Veronika Chvojková
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 29 October 2005 Pretoria, South Africa Hard   Alicia Pillay   Abigail Olivier
  Elze Potgieter
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 19 November 2005 Giza, Egypt Clay   Leonie Mekel   Galina Fokina
  Raissa Gourevitch
3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 3 August 2007 Ilkley, Great Britain Grass   Davinia Lobbinger   Julia Bone
  Olivia Scarfi
7–6(8–6), 6–1
Winner 3. 31 August 2007 Mollerusa, Spain Hard   Kelly Anderson   Sabina Mediano-Álvarez
  Francisca Sintès Martín
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 4. 7 October 2007 Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain Hard   Daisy Ames   Gajane Vage
  Maribel Vicente Joyera
6–0, 6–2
Winner 5. 27 October 2007 Cape Town, South Africa Hard   Lisa Marshall   Tegan Edwards
  Goele Lemmens
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 26 October 2008 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Tiffany Welford   Robin Stephenson
  Natalie Grandin
2–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 6 March 2009 Sydney, Australia Hard   Monique Adamczak   Han Xinyun
  Ji Chunmei
6–3, 7–5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Key Statistics". fedcup.com. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ "SA Women Bring in AAG Medals". gsport.co.za. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2018.

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