Melissa Middleton

Melissa Middleton (born June 6, 1982) is an American former professional tennis player.

Melissa Middleton
Country (sports) United States
Born (1982-06-06) June 6, 1982 (age 38)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$69,588
Singles
Career record94–84
Highest rankingNo. 225 (September 13, 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open1R (1999)
Doubles
Career record30–37
Career titles2 ITF / 0 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 116 (February 25, 2002)

Middleton, a right-handed player, was born and raised in Houston, Texas.[1] A successful player in junior tennis, she won both the Easter Bowl and USTA National Clay Court Championships as an under 16 in 1996.[2]

On the professional tour, Middleton reached a career best singles ranking of 225. In 1999 she featured as a wildcard in the US Open main draw and reached the second round of the Lipton Championships, with a first round win over Lori McNeil.[3] As a doubles player she made it to 116 in the world and was a WTA Tour finalist in Memphis in 2002.[4]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles (0-1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss February 23, 2002 Memphis, U.S. Tier III Hard   Brie Rippner   Ai Sugiyama
  Elena Tatarkova
4–6, 6–2, 0–6

ITF finalsEdit

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

Doubles: 5 (2–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. January 15, 2001 Boca Raton, United States Hard   Jacqueline Trail   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Jolene Watanabe
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. March 5, 2001 Saltillo, Mexico Hard   Courtenay Chapman   Conchita Martínez Granados
  Melisa Arévalo
6–7(3), 6–0, 1–6
Winner 1. April 29, 2001 Sarasota, United States Clay   Nirupama Sanjeev   Janet Lee
  Samantha Reeves
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. January 27, 2002 Fullerton, United States Hard   Brie Rippner   Amanda Hopmans
  Giulia Casoni
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. February 3, 2002 Rockford, United States Hard (i)   Brie Rippner   Amanda Hopmans
  Giulia Casoni
4–6, ret.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mike, Holtzclaw (July 16, 1996). "Tennis Phenom Faces Schedule That's Brutal". Daily Press.
  2. ^ "Junior tennis titles do not serve as a predictor of pro success". The Virginian-Pilot. July 15, 2007.
  3. ^ Bricker, Charles (March 19, 1999). "Highlights". Sun-Sentinel.
  4. ^ "ESPN.com: TENNIS - Tuesday's results". ESPN. February 19, 2002.

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