Michelle Gerards

Michelle Gerards (born 8 July 1984) is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands.

Michelle Gerards
Full nameMichelle Gerards
Country (sports) Netherlands
Born (1984-07-08) 8 July 1984 (age 36)
Heerlen, Netherlands
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$86,524
Singles
Career record238–129
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 207 (4 July 2005)
Doubles
Career record78–53
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 219 (22 August 2005)
Team competitions
Fed Cup3–1

BiographyEdit

A right-handed player from Limburg, Gerards was the Dutch Under-18 champion at the age of 13 and was a junior quarterfinalist at the 1999 French Open.[1]

Most of her professional career was spent on the ITF Circuit, reaching a best ranking in singles of 207 in the world. She made WTA Tour main-draw appearances at the 1999 Sanex Trophy in Knokke-Heist and 2000 Belgian Open, both times as a wildcard.

Gerards featured in four Fed Cup ties for the Netherlands. In 2005, she played two doubles matches, partnering Dutch veteran Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, winning both, over Poland and Luxembourg. When she returned to the Fed Cup team in 2009, it was as a singles player and she won one match, over Claudine Schaul of Luxembourg.[2]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 21 (11 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 August 2002 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Kirsten Flipkens 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 2. 1 September 2002 ITF Bielefeld, Germany Clay   Antonela Voina 4–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 October 2002 ITF Ciampino, Italy Clay   Oana Elena Golimbioschi 6–0, 6–4
Winner 2. 29 June 2003 ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay   Lotty Seelen 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 5 September 2004 ITF Mestre, Italy Clay   Bahia Mouhtassine 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 27 September 2004 ITF Porto, Portugal Clay   Nathalie Viérin 6–3, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 19 November 2006 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay   Eva Fernández Brugués 6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 8 January 2007 ITF Algiers, Algeria Clay   Pálma Király 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 5. 19 January 2007 ITF Algiers, Algeria Clay   Marta Marrero 5–7, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 18 February 2007 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay   Elisa Balsamo 1–6, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 20 March 2007 ITF Cairo, Egypt Clay   Galina Fokina 2–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 23 April 2007 ITF Naples, Italy Clay   Stéphanie Vongsouthi 6–2, 6–1
Winner 7. 12 April 2008 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Valentina Sulpizio 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 19 April 2008 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Elitsa Kostova 6–2, 2–6, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 7. 9 May 2008 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Ksenia Milevskaya 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 15 June 2008 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Klaudia Boczová 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 20 July 2008 ITF Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Jelena Dokic 0–6, 0–6
Winner 9. 18 October 2008 ITF Sevilla, Spain Clay   Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. 9 November 2008 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay   Kateryna Herth 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 11. 20 June 2009 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Amra Sadiković 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 26 July 2009 ITF Horb, Germany Clay   Lucie Kriegsmannová 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 18 (9 titles, 9 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 November 1999 ITF Jaffa, Israel Hard   Kristie Boogert   Tzipora Obziler
  Hila Rosen
4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 1. 24 August 2003 ITF Enschede, Netherlands Clay   Jolanda Mens   Kika Hogendoorn
  Laura-Ramona Husaru
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 2. 29 March 2004 ITF Napoli, Italy Clay   Marielle Hoogland   Elke Clijsters
  Mandy Minella
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 11 April 2004 ITF Torre del Greco, Italy Clay   Marielle Hoogland   Jolanda Mens
  Chanelle Scheepers
3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 24 January 2005 ITF Belfort, France Hard (i)   Anousjka van Exel   Daniela Klemenschits
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–1, 4–2 ret.
Winner 3. 14 February 2005 ITF Bromma, Sweden Hard (i)   Anousjka van Exel   Ryōko Fuda
  Rika Fujiwara
w/o
Winner 4. 8 January 2007 ITF Algiers, Algeria Clay   Talitha de Groot   Assia Halo
  Samia Medjahdi
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 17 March 2007 ITF Cairo, Egypt Clay   Melissa Berry   Kristína Kučová
  Zuzana Kučová
7–6(7–3), 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 11 August 2007 ITF Gdynia, Poland Clay   Monika Krauze   Karolina Kosińska
  Veronika Chvojková
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 12 April 2008 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Marcella Koek   Elisa Balsamo
  Valentina Sulpizio
2–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 19 April 2008 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Marcella Koek   Elisa Balsamo
  Valentina Sulpizio
6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 14 June 2008 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Marlot Meddens   Alice Balducci
  Lisa Sabino
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 20 July 2008 ITF Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Marcella Koek   Emma Laine
  Heidi El Tabakh
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 5 October 2008 ITF Porto, Portugal Clay   Marina Melnikova   Jana Jandová
  Kateřina Vaňková
3–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Winner 7. 17 October 2008 ITF Sevilla, Spain Clay   Claire Lablans   Giulia Gatto-Monticone
  Federica Quercia
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 8 November 2008 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay   Marina Melnikova   Benedetta Davato
  Giulia Gasparri
2–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 19 June 2009 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Marcella Koek   Xenia Knoll
  Amra Sadiković
6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 26 July 2009 ITF Horb, Germany Clay   Marcella Koek   Anja Prislan
  Amra Sadiković
7–6(8–6), 6–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Ik wil niet nog een jaar rondhobbelen'". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). 3 August 2001. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "FLT-Damen unter Druck". Tageblatt (in German). 5 February 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2018.

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