Nicole Kriz

Nicole Kriz (born 13 December 1983) is a retired Australian tennis player. Her career-high WTA doubles ranking is No. 104, achieved on 9 July 2007. Her career-high singles ranking is world No. 332, which she reached on 4 August 2008.

Nicole Kriz
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney
Born (1983-12-13) 13 December 1983 (age 37)
Bankstown, New South Wales
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$86,177
Singles
Career record114–119
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 332 (4 August 2008)
Doubles
Career record202–115
Career titles23 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 104 (9 July 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2008, 2009, 2010)
WimbledonQ1 (2007)

Early lifeEdit

Kriz was born on 13 December 1983, in Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, to Mike and Seija Kriz.[1] She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney, in Croydon, leaving at the end of Year 10, in 1999, to focus on her tennis career.[2]

Kriz won the $25k Australian Challenger event in Berri, beating top-100 player Marina Erakovic in the final. She also defeated the No. 2 seed Monique Adamczak in the semifinals. Both wins were by third set tiebreakers.

Kriz retired in 2010.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
International
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result Date Tier Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 27 September 2009 International Hansol Open, South Korea Hard   Carly Gullickson   Chan Yung-jan
  Abigail Spears
3–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 September 2001 ITF Ibaraki, Japan Hard   Samantha Stosur 0–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 10 August 2003 ITF Rebecq, Belgium Clay   Danica Krstajić 3–6, 6–0, 6–1
Winner 2. 17 February 2008 ITF Berri, Australia Grass   Marina Erakovic 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 35 (23 titles, 12 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 September 2000 ITF Greenville, United States Clay   Evgenia Subbotina   Kristy Blumberg
  Elizabeth Schmidt
6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 25 September 2000 ITF Raleigh, United States Clay   Evgenia Subbotina   Anne Plessinger
  Jacqueline Trail
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 3 February 2002 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Sarah Stone   Chan Chin-wei
  Chuang Chia-jung
6–4, 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Winner 3. 11 March 2002 ITF Benalla, Australia Grass   Sarah Stone   Casey Dellacqua
  Svenja Weidemann
7–5, 6–1
Winner 4. 23 March 2002 ITF Bendigo, Australia Grass   Sarah Stone   Rochelle Rosenfield
  Madita Suer
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 5. 4 August 2002 ITF Dublin, Ireland Grass   Anna Hawkins   Rebecca Rankin
  Višnja Vuletić
6–2, 7–5
Winner 6. 25 August 2002 ITF Westende, Belgium Clay   Leslie Butkiewicz   Valeria Bondarenko
  Edita Liachoviciute
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2. 21 September 2003 ITF Sunderland, England Hard   Kim Kilsdonk   Claire Curran
  Helena Ejeson
2–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 28 September 2003 ITF Glasgow, Scotland Hard   Kim Kilsdonk   Leanne Baker
  Francesca Lubiani
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 3 February 2004 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Grass   Emily Hewson   Shelley Stephens
  Kristen van Elden
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 21 March 2004 ITF Yarrawonga, Australia Grass   Emily Hewson   Beti Sekulovski
  Cindy Watson
3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 8. 28 March 2004 ITF Yarrawonga, Australia Grass   Emily Hewson   Mireille Dittmann
  Kristen van Elden
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 9 May 2004 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Carpet   Monique Adamczak   Rika Fujiwara
  Saori Obata
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 17 October 2004 ITF Mackay, Australia Hard   Monique Adamczak   Daniella Dominikovic
  Evie Dominikovic
w/o
Runner-up 7. 20 March 2005 ITF Yarrawonga, Australia Grass   Emily Hewson   Lara Picone
  Julia Efremova
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 17 March 2006 ITF Canberra, Australia Clay   Leanne Baker   Monique Adamczak
  Christina Horiatopoulos
6–7, 1–6
Winner 9. 25 June 2006 ITF Fort Worth, United States Hard   Christina Fusano   Maria-Victoria Domina
  Story Tweedie-Yates
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 10. 23 July 2006 ITF Hamilton, Canada Clay   Story Tweedie-Yates   Soledad Esperón
  Aleksandra Wozniak
6–4, 6–1
Winner 11. 6 August 2006 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard   Story Tweedie-Yates   Jennifer Magley
  Courtney Nagle
7–5, 6–3
Winner 12. 8 October 2006 ITF Troy, United States Hard   Leanne Baker   Chanelle Scheepers
  Neha Uberoi
6–7(1–7), 7–5, 6–3
Winner 13. 29 October 2006 ITF Augusta, United States Hard   Leanne Baker   Chanelle Scheepers
  Neha Uberoi
7–6(7–3), 6–1
Runner-up 9. 19 November 2006 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Christina Horiatopoulos   Natalie Grandin
  Raquel Kops-Jones
2–6, 1–6
Winner 14. 7 April 2007 ITF Pelham, United States Clay   Carly Gullickson   Michaela Paštiková
  Hana Šromová
6–2, 2–6, 6–0
Runner-up 10. 13 May 2007 ITF Catania, Italy Clay   Leanne Baker   Debbrich Feys
  Darya Kustova
4–6, 4–6
Winner 15. 7 February 2008 ITF Mildura, Australia Grass   Marina Erakovic   Monique Adamczak
  Christina Wheeler
6–4, 6–4
Winner 16. 17 February 2008 ITF Berri, Australia Grass   Marina Erakovic   Shannon Golds
  Emelyn Starr
2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–3]
Winner 17. 13 July 2008 ITF Allentown, United States Hard   Carly Gullickson   Chan Chin-wei
  Natalie Grandin
6–2, 6–3
Winner 18. 2 August 2008 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard   Carly Gullickson   Christina Fusano
  Junri Namigata
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [10–5]
Winner 19. 3 May 2009 ITF Charlottesville, United States Clay   Carly Gullickson   Angela Haynes
  Alina Jidkova
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 11. 18 July 2009 ITF Carson, United States Hard   Monique Adamczak   Laura Granville
  Riza Zalameda
3–6, 4–6
Winner 20. 24 July 2009 ITF Kharkiv, Ukraine Clay   Monique Adamczak   Kristina Antoniychuk
  Irina Buryachok
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 21. 14 August 2009 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Shannon Golds   Johanna Larsson
  Anna Smith
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 22. 18 September 2009 ITF Darwin, Australia Clay   Alicia Molik   Tyra Calderwood
  Olivia Rogowska
6–3, 6–4
Winner 23. 3 October 2009 ITF Hamanako, Japan Carpet   Carly Gullickson   Yayuk Basuki
  Hwang I-hsuan
4–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–5]
Runner-up 12. 3 April 2010 ITF Pelham, United States Clay   Chan Chin-wei   Mallory Cecil
  Jamie Hampton
4–6, 3–6

WTA doubles highlightsEdit

Top five career singles winsEdit

  1. 138–   Samantha Stosur – 2003
  2. 150–   Marina Erakovic – 2008
  3. 168–   Melanie South – 2006
  4. 173–   Monique Adamczak – 2008
  5. 181–   Junri Namigata – 2008

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KRIZ, Nicole (AUS)". Women's Circuit – Player Biography. ITF Tennis. 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  2. ^ Aurora Australis: The Magazine of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney. February 1999. Missing or empty |title= (help).

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