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Shelley Stephens (born 29 July 1978) is a former New Zealand professional female tennis player.

Shelley Stephens
Country (sports) New Zealand
Born (1978-07-29) 29 July 1978 (age 41)
Otahuhu, New Zealand
Turned pro1995
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 97,801
Singles
Career record193 – 202
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 249 (11 June 2001)
Doubles
Career record222 – 160
Career titles0 WTA, 21 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 133 (04 March 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2002)
Team competitions
Fed Cup14–22
Last updated on: 18 June 2012.

Stephens has won 2 singles and 21 doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 11 June 2001, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 249. On 4 March 2002, she peaked at world number 133 in the doubles rankings.

Playing for New Zealand at the Fed Cup, Stephens has a win–loss record of 14–22.[1] Stephens made her WTA main draw debut at the 2001 ASB Classic in the doubles event partnering María Emilia Salerni.

Stephens retirement from tennis 2009.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles finals: 10 (2–8)Edit

Result Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2 August 1999 10,000 Toruń, Poland Clay   Petra Kučová 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 25 October 1999 10,000 Kastoria, Greece Carpet (i)   Dragana Ilić 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5 June 2000 10,000 Vaduz, Liechtenstein Clay   Zuzana Hejdová 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4 February 2001 10,000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 24 June 2002 10,000 Thessaloniki, Greece Clay   Christina Zachariadou 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 26 August 2002 10,000 Spoleto, Italy Clay   Jelena Pandžić 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 7 October 2002 10,000 Catania, Italy Clay   Sabrina Jolk 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 14 October 2002 10,000 Benevento, Italy Carpet   Sabrina Jolk 4–6, 1–6
Winner 27 June 2004 10,000 Tlemcen, Algeria Clay   Joanne Akl 6–4, 6–1
Winner 5 July 2004 10,000 Sidi Fredj, Algeria Clay   Joanne Akl 6–1, 6–3

Doubles finals: 35 (21-14)Edit

Result Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2 February 1998 10,000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Kym Hazzard   Leong Jil-Lin
  Wynne Prakusya
6–1, 1–6, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2 March 1998 10,000 Warrnambool, Australia Grass   Gail Biggs   Lisa McShea
  Alicia Molik
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 27 July 1998 10,000 Catania, Italy Clay   Sandra Mantler   Alberta Brianti
  Chiara Dalbon
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12 October 1998 10,000 Kooralbyn, Australia Hard   Gail Biggs   Lisa McShea
  Trudi Musgrave
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 1 February 1999 10,000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Gail Biggs   Leanne Baker
  Rewa Hudson
1–6, 1–6
Winner 25 April 1999 10,000 Hvar, Croatia Clay   Rewa Hudson   Valeria Bondarenko
  Alona Bondarenko
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 12 July 1999 10,000 Sezze, Italy Hard   Eva Belbl   Charlotte Aagaard
  Nino Louarsabishvili
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16 August 1999 10,000 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Rewa Hudson   Li Ting
  Li Na
3–6, 2–6
Winner 30 August 1999 10,000 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay   Rewa Hudson   Caroline Raba
  Julia Schruff
6–7(7–9), 6–3, 6–0
Winner 25 October 1999 10,000 Kastoria, Greece Carpet (i)   Karen Nugent   Asimina Kaplani
  Anna Koumantou
6–2, 6–2
Winner 14 February 2000 10,000 Faro, Portugal Hard   Natasha Galouza   Maria Geznenge
  Antoaneta Pandjerova
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 27 March 2000 10,000 Kalamata, Greece Carpet   Rewa Hudson   Adriana Burz
  Lana Miholček
6–1, 6–0
Winner 5 June 2000 10,000 Vaduz, Liechtenstein Clay   Rewa Hudson   Zuzana Hejdová
  Jana Macurová
6–2, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 17 July 2000 10,000 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Geraldine Aizenberg   Silvia Uríčková
  Magdalena Zděnovcová
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 11 September 2000 25,000 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Natasha Galouza   Antoaneta Pandjerova
  Desislava Topalova
1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 9 October 2000 25,000 Welwyn, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Dragana Zarić   Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
4–0, 5–3, 4–1
Winner 6 November 2000 10,000 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay   Caroline Maes   Diana Brunel
  Edith Nunes-Bersot
4–1, 1–4, 4–2, 4–0
Winner 29 January 2001 10,000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Donna Mc Intyre   Hsieh Su-wei
  Annette Kolb
7–5, 0–6, 6–2
Winner 4 March 2001 25,000 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Leanne Baker   Debby Haak
  Jolanda Mens
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 22 April 2001 25,000 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard   Leanne Baker   Manisha Malhotra
  Nirupama Sanjeev
3–6, 5–7
Winner 21 October 2001 25,000 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Caroline Dhenin   Anne-Laure Heitz
  Élodie Le Bescond
6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 5 August 2002 25,000 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Lydia Steinbach   Andrea Glass
  Jasmin Wöhr
4–6, 5–7
Winner 7 October 2002 10,000 Catania, Italy Clay   Kildine Chevalier   Susanne Filipp
  Neuza Silva
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1 December 2002 25,000 Mumbai, India Hard   Scarlett Werner   Tzipora Obziler
  Katarina Mišić
3–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 21 July 2003 10,000 Horb, Germany Clay   Maria Kondratieva   Leslie Butkiewicz
  Kim Kilsdonk
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7 September 2003 10,000 Mestre, Italy Clay   Monique Adamczak   Leanne Baker
  Francesca Lubiani
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 14 September 2003 10,000 Spoleto, Italy Clay   Leanne Baker   Kika Hogendoorn
  Bettina Pirker
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 6 October 2003 10,000 Bari, Italy Clay   Betina Pirker   Giulia Meruzzi
  Aurélie Védy
6–2, 6–2
Winner 3 February 2004 10,000 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Kristen van Elden   Emily Hewson
  Nicole Kriz
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 27 June 2004 10,000 Tlemcen, Algeria Clay   Joanne Akl   Karoline Borgersen
  Anna-Maria Miller
6–1, 6–0
Winner 5 July 2004 10,000 Sidi Fredj, Algeria Clay   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Jennifer Elie
  Michaela Johansson
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 19 July 2004 10,000 Zwevegem, Belgium Clay   Leslie Butkiewicz   Zuzana Černá
  Aneta Soukup
3–6, 2–6
Winner 9 August 2004 10,000 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Leslie Butkiewicz   Jessie De Vries
  Debbrich Feys
6–2, 7–5
Winner 9 October 2004 25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Sania Mirza   Surina De Beer
  Chanelle Scheepers
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 16 October 2004 25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Sania Mirza   Surina De Beer
  Chanelle Scheepers
0–6, 0–6

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