Vanessa Webb

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Vanessa Webb
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Birthdate January 24, 1976
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario, Canada
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5’11” (1,80m)
Style of play Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Turned pro 1992
Retired 2003
Best WTA singles ranking No. 107 (August 7, 2000)
Best WTA doubles ranking No. 95 (July 17, 2000)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Vanessa Webb (born January 24, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 107 on August 7, 2000 and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 95 on July 17, 2000.

Webb has won 10 ITF singles titles, 25 ITF doubles titles and has reached one WTA doubles final in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2000. She has made the second round of the Australian Open in 2003, which is her best singles Grand Slam performance. She has also reached the first round of the French Open (in 2003) and the US Open (in 1998 and 2000). In doubles, Vanessa has made the second rounds of the French Open (from 2001 to 2004) and at Wimbledon (in 2003). She made the first rounds of the Australian Open (in 2000 and 2003) and US Open (in 1999 and 2000). She has also made the first round of mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2003. She retired in 2003.

After retiring from tennis, Webb has had a successful career with the Parthenon Group, a Boston-based consulting firm, working out of their branch in Mumbai, India. She is currently the Player Class Director for the WTA Board of Directors.

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
WTA Tier I (0–0)
WTA Tier II (0–0)
WTA Tier III, IV & V (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2000 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Malaysia Tier III Hard Liezel Huber (RSA) Henrieta Nagyová (SVK)
Sylvia Plischke (AUT)
4–6, 6–7(4–7)

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 17 (10 titles, 7 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $75,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $50,000 tournaments (2–0)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (4–5)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (4–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (9–5)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1994 Frinton, United Kingdom $10,000 Grass Shirli-Ann Siddall (GBR) 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–2 Jul 1995 Salisbury, United States $25,000 Hard Yi Jingqian (CHN) 5–7, 6–4, 6–7(4–7)
Win 1–2 Jun 1996 Lawrenceville, United States $10,000 Hard Lihini Weerasuriya (SRI) 6–1, 6–3
Loss 1–3 Jun 1996 Madison, United States $10,000 Hard Nino Louarsabishvili (GEO) 6–1, 1–6, 2–6
Win 2–3 Jul 1996 Williamsburg, United States $10,000 Hard Stephanie Mabry (USA) 6–1, 6–2
Win 3–3 Jun 1998 Mount Pleasant, United States $25,000 Hard Ding Ding (CHN) 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Win 4–3 Jun 1998 Montréal, Canada $10,000 Hard Renata Kolbovic (CAN) 6–3, 6–4
Loss 4–4 Nov 1998 Port Pirie, Australia $25,000 Hard Karin Miller (USA) 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 5–4 Jun 1999 Mount Pleasant, United States (2) $25,000 Hard Jennifer Hopkins (USA) 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Win 6–4 Sep 1999 Mexico City, Mexico $25,000 Hard Miroslava Vavrinec (SUI) 1–6, 6–4, 7–6(11–9)
Loss 6–5 Oct 1999 Saga, Japan $25,000 Grass Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 3–6, 3–6
Loss 6–6 Jul 2000 Winnipeg, Canada $25,000 Hard Kristina Kraszewski (USA) 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(4–7)
Win 7–6 Oct 2000 Seoul, South Korea $50,000 Hard Marlene Weingärtner (GER) 4–2, 5–3, 1–4, 5–3
Loss 7–7 Jul 2001 College Park, United States $25,000 Hard Sarah Taylor (USA) 4–6, 4–6
Win 8–7 Jan 2002 Gainesville, United States $10,000 Hard Tiffany Dabek (USA) 6–4, 6–0
Win 9–7 May 2002 Fukuoka, Japan $50,000 Grass Jeon Mi-ra (KOR) 6–0, 6–4
Win 10–7 Apr 2003 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico $25,000 Hard Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 37 (25 titles, 12 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $75,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $50,000 tournaments (5–1)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (10–8)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (10–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (22–11)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 1992 Querétaro, Mexico $10,000 Hard Renata Kolbovic (CAN) Lucila Becerra (MEX)
Xóchitl Escobedo (MEX)
6–3, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Aug 1992 Toluca, Mexico $10,000 Hard Renata Kolbovic (CAN) Lucila Becerra (MEX)
Xóchitl Escobedo (MEX)
6–7, 7–6, 5–7
Loss 1–2 May 1993 León, Mexico $25,000 Clay Renata Kolbovic (CAN) Mélanie Bernard (CAN)
Caroline Delisle (CAN)
6–3, 3–6, 1–6
Loss 1–3 Jul 1993 Roanoke, United States $10,000 Hard Mareze Joubert (RSA) Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
Yoshiko Sasano (JPN)
4–6, 3–6
Win 2–3 Aug 1993 Norfolk, United States $10,000 Hard Varalee Sureephong (USA) Maija Avotins (AUS)
Lisa McShea (AUS)
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Win 3–3 Oct 1993 Sedona, United States $25,000 Hard Varalee Sureephong (USA) Jessica Emmons (USA)
Caroline Kuhlman (USA)
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Win 4–3 Nov 1993 Port Pirie, Australia $25,000 Hard Lisa McShea (AUS) Tina Križan (SLO)
Eva Martincová (CZE)
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Loss 4–4 Oct 1994 Sedona, United States $25,000 Hard Varalee Sureephong (USA) Shannan McCarthy (USA)
Julie Steven (USA)
3–6, 3–6
Win 5–4 Dec 1994 Mildura, Australia $25,000 Grass Catherine Tanvier (FRA) Catherine Barclay (AUS)
Louise Pleming (AUS)
7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3
Loss 5–5 Jul 1995 Salisbury, United States $25,000 Hard Varalee Sureephong (USA) Shannan McCarthy (USA)
Julie Steven (USA)
3–6, 2–6
Win 6–5 Jun 1996 Lawrenceville, United States $10,000 Hard Amanda Augustus (USA) Rebecca Jensen (USA)
Kristine Kurth (USA)
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–4
Win 7–5 Jun 1996 Madison, United States $10,000 Hard Amanda Augustus (USA) Jackie Moe (USA)
Vickie Paynter (USA)
6–2, 6–4
Loss 7–6 Jan 1997 Delray Beach, United States $10,000 Hard Pam Nelson (USA) Rebecca Jensen (USA)
Keri Phebus (USA)
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 2–6
Win 8–6 Jun 1997 Hilton Head Island, United States $10,000 Hard Varalee Sureephong (USA) Jessica Fernandez (MEX)
Anne Mall (USA)
Walkover
Win 9–6 Jun 1998 Hilton Head Island, United States (2) $10,000 Hard Varalee Sureephong (USA) Ding Ding (CHN)
Li Ting (CHN)
6–2, 1–0 retired
Win 10–6 Jun 1998 Mount Pleasant, United States $25,000 Hard Keri Phebus (USA) Adria Engel (USA)
Karin Palme (MEX)
6–2, 6–1
Win 11–6 Jun 1998 Montréal, Canada $10,000 Hard Renata Kolbovic (CAN) Mélanie Marois (CAN)
Katherine Rammo (CAN)
6–3, 6–1
Loss 11–7 Jul 1998 Peachtree City, United States $25,000 Hard Keri Phebus (USA) Julie Pullin (GBR)
Lorna Woodroffe (GBR)
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Win 12–7 Aug 1998 Winnipeg, Canada $25,000 Hard Keri Phebus (USA) Renata Kolbovic (CAN)
Julie Pullin (GBR)
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 12–8 Nov 1998 Mount Gambier, Australia $25,000 Hard Dawn Buth (USA) Catherine Barclay (AUS)
Kerry-Anne Guse (AUS)
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 1–6
Win 13–8 Nov 1998 Nurioopta, Australia $25,000 Hard Danielle Jones (AUS) Catherine Barclay (AUS)
Trudi Musgrave (AUS)
6–3, 7–5
Win 14–8 Jun 1999 Hilton Head Island, United States (3) $10,000 Hard Dawn Buth (USA) Wendy Fix (USA)
Lindsay Lee (USA)
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Win 15–8 Jul 1999 Edmonton, Canada $25,000 Hard Dawn Buth (USA) Kirstin Freye (GER)
Renata Kolbovic (CAN)
6–3, 6–2
Win 16–8 Jul 1999 Mahwah, United States $50,000 Hard Dawn Buth (USA) Sandra Cacic (USA)
Karin Miller (USA)
6–4, 6–3
Win 17–8 Oct 1999 Saga, Japan $25,000 Grass Catherine Barclay (AUS) Kim Eun-ha (KOR)
Petra Rampre (SLO)
6–7(8–10), 6–3, 6–2
Win 18–8 Jul 2000 Los Gatos, United States $50,000 Hard Janet Lee (TPE) Sandra Cacic (USA)
Renata Kolbovic (CAN)
6–4, 6–1
Win 19–8 Jul 2000 Winnipeg, Canada (2) $25,000 Hard Renata Kolbovic (CAN) Kirstin Freye (GER)
Tong Ka-po (HKG)
6–1, 6–4
Win 20–8 Jul 2001 Los Gatos, United States (2) $50,000 Hard Dawn Buth (USA) Ryoko Takemura (JPN)
Yuka Yoshida (JPN)
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 20–9 Jul 2001 College Park, United States $25,000 Hard Dawn Buth (USA) Lisa McShea (AUS)
Nana Miyagi (JPN)
1–6, 4–6
Loss 20–10 Jul 2001 Mahwah, United States $50,000 Hard Dawn Buth (USA) Lisa McShea (AUS)
Nana Miyagi (JPN)
1–6, 6–3, 2–6
Loss 20–11 Aug 2001 Vancouver, Canada $25,000 Hard Petra Rampre (SLO) Erika de Lone (USA)
Renata Kolbovic (CAN)
6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Win 21–11 Jan 2002 Tallahasse, United States $10,000 Hard Jessica Lehnhoff (USA) Ivana Abramović (CRO)
Jackie Trail (USA)
6–4, 6–3
Win 22–11 Jan 2002 Gainesville, United States $10,000 Hard Petra Rampre (SLO) Beau Jones (USA)
Anzela Zguna (LTA)
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Win 23–11 May 2002 Szczecin, Poland $50,000 Clay Milagros Sequera (VEN) Olga Blahotová (CZE)
Gabriela Navrátilová (CZE)
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–3
Win 24–11 Jul 2002 Los Gatos, United States (3) $50,000 Hard Teryn Ashley (USA) Ryoko Takemura (JPN)
Yuka Yoshida (JPN)
6–3, 6–4
Win 25–11 Oct 2002 Cardiff, United Kingdom $25,000 Hard (i) Marion Bartoli (FRA) Mariana Díaz Oliva (ARG)
Julie Pullin (GBR)
6–4, 6–2
Loss 25–12 Nov 2002 Mexico City, Mexico $25,000 Hard Tina Hergold (SLO) Olga Blahotová (CZE)
Gabriela Navrátilová (CZE)
6–3, 3–6, 4–6

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q3 A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
French Open A A 1R Q2 Q1 Q1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A Q3 Q3 A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
US Open 1R Q2 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 0 / 4 1–4 20%

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 1R A A 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Wimbledon Q1 A A A A A 1R 1R A 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
US Open A A A A A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 1–2 1–1 2–3 0 / 11 5–11 31%

Mixed doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2003 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0 / 1 0–1 0%

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