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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 35)
Heerlen, Netherlands
PlaysRight-handed (double-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 18s 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 wild card.

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 finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (11–10)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 August 2002 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Kirsten Flipkens 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 2. 1 September 2002 Bielefeld, Germany Clay   Antonela Voina 4–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 3. 6 October 2002 Ciampino, Italy Clay   Oana Elena Golimbioschi 6–0, 6–4
Winner 4. 29 June 2003 Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay   Lotty Seelen 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 5 September 2004 Mestre, Italy Clay   Bahia Mouhtassine 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 27 September 2004 Porto, Portugal Clay   Nathalie Viérin 6–3, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 7. 19 November 2006 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Eva Fernández Brugués 6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 8 January 2007 Algiers, Algeria Clay   Pálma Király 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 9. 19 January 2007 Algiers, Algeria Clay   Marta Marrero 5–7, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 18 February 2007 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Elisa Balsamo 1–6, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 20 March 2007 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Galina Fokina 2–6, 2–6
Winner 12. 23 April 2007 Naples, Italy Clay   Stéphanie Vongsouthi 6–2, 6–1
Winner 13. 12 April 2008 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Valentina Sulpizio 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 14. 19 April 2008 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Elitsa Kostova 6–2, 2–6, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 15. 9 May 2008 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Ksenia Milevskaya 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 15 June 2008 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Klaudia Boczová 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 17. 20 July 2008 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Jelena Dokic 0–6, 0–6
Winner 18. 18 October 2008 Sevilla, Spain Clay   Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6–3, 6–2
Winner 19. 9 November 2008 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Kateryna Herth 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 20. 20 June 2009 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Amra Sadiković 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 21. 26 July 2009 Horb, Germany Clay   Lucie Kriegsmannová 4–6, 4–6

Doubles (9–9)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 November 1999 Jaffa, Israel Hard   Kristie Boogert   Tzipora Obziler
  Hila Rosen
4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 2. 24 August 2003 Enschede, Netherlands Clay   Jolanda Mens   Kika Hogendoorn
  Laura-Ramona Husaru
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 3. 29 March 2004 Napoli, Italy Clay   Marielle Hoogland   Elke Clijsters
  Mandy Minella
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 11 April 2004 Torre del Greco, Italy Clay   Marielle Hoogland   Jolanda Mens
  Chanelle Scheepers
3–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 24 January 2005 Belfort, France Hard (i)   Anousjka van Exel   Daniela Klemenschits
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–1, 4–2 ret.
Winner 6. 14 February 2005 Bromma, Sweden Hard (i)   Anousjka van Exel   Ryōko Fuda
  Rika Fujiwara
w/o
Winner 7. 8 January 2007 Algiers, Algeria Clay   Talitha de Groot   Assia Halo
  Samia Medjahdi
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 17 March 2007 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Melissa Berry   Kristína Kučová
  Zuzana Kučová
7–6(7–3), 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 11 August 2007 Gdynia, Poland Clay   Monika Krauze   Karolina Kosińska
  Veronika Chvojková
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 12 April 2008 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Marcella Koek   Elisa Balsamo
  Valentina Sulpizio
2–6, 2–6
Winner 11. 19 April 2008 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Marcella Koek   Elisa Balsamo
  Valentina Sulpizio
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 14 June 2008 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Marlot Meddens   Alice Balducci
  Lisa Sabino
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 20 July 2008 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Marcella Koek   Emma Laine
  Heidi El Tabakh
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 5 October 2008 Porto, Portugal Clay   Marina Melnikova   Jana Jandová
  Kateřina Vaňková
3–6, 6–4, [6–10]
Winner 15. 17 October 2008 Sevilla, Spain Clay   Claire Lablans   Giulia Gatto-Monticone
  Federica Quercia
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 8 November 2008 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Marina Melnikova   Benedetta Davato
  Giulia Gasparri
2–6, 4–6
Winner 17. 19 June 2009 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Marcella Koek   Xenia Knoll
  Amra Sadiković
6–3, 6–3
Winner 18. 26 July 2009 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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