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Joannette Kruger

Joannette Kruger
  • Residence: Benoni, South Africa
  • Date of Birth: 03 Sep 1973
  • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Height: 5' 10 1/2'' (1.79 m)
  • Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro
  • Pronounced: yoo-uh-NETT

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Joannette Kruger Biography

Married Abri Kruger in November 2001...Father, Gerrit, is an engineer; mother, Petro, coaches Joannette now and did from ages 6 to 25; younger sister, Etresia, played tennis at Clemson University and now is a marketing manager in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA; older sister, Ronel, and her husband are pastors in South Africa...Other sports interests include golfing, aerobics, hiking and fishing...Enjoys art, movies, music, reading and shopping...Favorite book is the Bible...Favorite movie is Dances With Wolves.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 2
WTA Doubles Titles - 1
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 4
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 0
Prize Money $0 $1,083,908
W/L - Singles - - - 257 - 226
W/L - Doubles - - - 65 - 111
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
04-May-1998 (21) 29-Apr-2002 (91)
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1989-91 - Played first six ITF Circuit events, reaching final of ITF/Haifa 2-ISR
1990 - Won first professional singles title at ITF/Bournemouth-GBR
1991 - Reached three ITF Circuit SF
1992 - Won three more ITF titles and broke into Top 100 on Nov. 30 at No. 99; played first WTA Tour main draw in San Marino, reaching 2r; season-ending ranking improved 169 spots
1993 - Played 13 Tour main draws, including first Grand Slam at Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon; reached SF at San Marino, l. 76 third set to No. 1 seed Rittner
1994 - First Top 100 finish; qualified for Hilton Head, stretching world No. 3 and eventual champion C. Martinez to 75 final set; qualified for Amelia Island, reaching 2r; reached 3r at Roland Garros, stretching No. 1 seed Graf to 3s (only sixth set Graf dropped in 91 played there); reached QF at Birmingham; improved her ranking from No. 122 to 59 in two months; qualified for Brighton, pushing world No. 4 and eventual champion Novotna to 3s in 1r
1995 - Unseeded at Puerto Rico, d. three seeds en route to career-first WTA Tour singles title; ranking cracked Top 50 first time afterwards on March 6 at No. 50; reached QF at Houston, Italian Open (d. world No. 10 Huber in 1r for first Top 10 win), Leipzig (d. world No. 9 Davenport) and Zurich; first Top 50 season-finish
1996 - Hit ranking of No. 27 in Feb.; illness kept her off the Tour for much of the remainder of the year and her ranking dropped to No. 176
1997 - Unseeded, won first singles title in two years at Prague (d. Maruska in final); scored six Top 20 wins, incl. three over Habsudova; reached five QF - Budapest (as a qualifier; d. world No. 20 Dragomir Ilie), Bol, Italian Open (d. world No. 14 Schultz-McCarthy and No. 12 Habsudova), Warsaw (d. No. 18 Habsudova) and Luxembourg (d. world No. 13 Testud); upset No. 14 seed Paulus in US Open 1r en route to 4r for career-best Grand Slam performance; rebounded from illness for second Top 30 finish
1998 - Scored first Top 5 win, d. countrywoman world No. 5 Coetzer en route to Indian Wells QF; reached Oklahoma City final, d. S. Williams in QF (l. to V. Williams); d. world No. 10 Spirlea in San Diego 1r and No. 20 Majoli to reach QF; reached SF in Hobart and Bol losing to eventual winners, Schnyder and Lucic, respectively; after Bol, reached career-best ranking of No. 21; finished season in Top 30 for third time
1999 - Missed four-and-a-half months of the season, including Australian Open, due to right foot stress fracture and returned in May; finished season with Kuala Lumpur SF and Pattaya City QF in consecutive weeks
2000 - Scored biggest win of career at German Open, d. world No. 3 Tauziat 62 60 en route to first Tier I SF; also reached SF in Sao Paulo and Tokyo [Japan Open]; l. in US Open 1r to world No. 9 Sanchez-Vicario after leading 5-3 third set
2001 - Played all four Grand Slams for first time in three years; at Bali, reached fourth career singles final and first in three years, d. world No. 18 Sanchez-Vicario in SF (l. to Widjaja); reached two doubles finals, winning first title at Sopot w/Schiavone (first-time partner) and finishing runners-up at Basel (w/Marrero); d. world No. 11 Tauziat en route to third Italian Open QF
2002 - D. Majoli in Gold Coast 1r in 3s before falling to No. 7 seed Bedanova after leading 63 52; seeded No. 6, l. 1r to qualifier Muller at Hobart; fell 1r Australian Open to Tu; lost 1r at Antwerp to qualifier Dyrberg in 3s; withdrew from tournaments for remainder of year with a strained abdominal muscle and had two ribs removed
2003 - In Acapulco, returned to action with a SR of No. 63 after a year off the Tour during which she had two ribs removed; l. 1r to No. 7 seed Loit; still competing with a special ranking of No. 63, suffered two 1r losses: at Indian Wells to Talaja and at Miami to WC Gullickson; competing with SR of No. 63, eliminated in 1r of Strasbourg by No. 8 seed and world No. 29 Likhovtseva; fell in 1r at Roland Garros to No. 7 seed Capriati
SINGLES
Winner (2 WTA Tour): 1997 - Prague; 1995 - Puerto Rico; 1992 - ITF/Bournemouth-GBR, ITF/Modena-ITA, ITF/Vaihingen-GER; 1990 - ITF/Bournemouth-GBR. Finalist (2): 2001 - Bali; 1998 - Oklahoma City.
Semifinalist (8): 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Sao Paulo, German Open, Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1999 - Kuala Lumpur; 1998 - Hobart, Bol; 1993 - San Marino.

DOUBLES
Winner (1): 2001 - Sopot (w/Schiavone).
Finalist (2): 2001 - Basel (w/Marrero); 1998 - Bol (w/Lucic).
Semifinalist (2): 2000 - Sopot (w/Maruska); 1996 - Bol (w/Nagyova).

ADDITIONAL
South African Fed Cup Team 1992, 1994-97, 2001. South African Olympic Team 1996.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 2
WTA Doubles Titles - 1
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 4
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 0
Prize Money $0 $1,083,908
W/L - Singles - - - 257 - 226
W/L - Doubles - - - 65 - 111

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
5 / 8 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 1r 1r - - 3r 2r 2r
5 / 9 FRENCH OPEN 1r - 2r 1r 1r 2r 1r -
1 / 9 WIMBLEDON - - 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r
5 / 7 US OPEN - - 1r 1r - 2r 4r 1r
W/L   1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989
5 / 8 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r 1r 1r - - - -
5 / 9 FRENCH OPEN 2r 3r 1r - - - -
1 / 9 WIMBLEDON 1r 1r 1r - - - -
5 / 7 US OPEN 2r 1r - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
1 / 3 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 1r - - - - - 1r
1 / 1 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - - -
0 / 1 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - - -
0 / 5 US OPEN 1r - 1r - - - - 1r
W/L   1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989
1 / 3 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r - - - - - -
1 / 1 FRENCH OPEN 2r - - - - - -
0 / 1 WIMBLEDON 1r - - - - - -
0 / 5 US OPEN 1r 1r - - - - -

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Joannette Kruger Results

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FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 26-May-2003 // $5,363,011 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 1012 // Seed/Entry: /S

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [7] Jennifer Capriati (USA) 7 6-2 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$10,873

STRASBOURG

WTA // FRANCE // 19-May-2003 // $170,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 1081 // Seed/Entry: /S

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [8] Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 29 7-5 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,300

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 19-Mar-2003 // $2,960,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /S

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [W] Carly Gullickson (USA) 344 2-6 6-3 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$4,200

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 05-Mar-2003 // $2,100,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: 63/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Silvija Talaja (CRO) 94 6-2 3-6 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$2,325

ACAPULCO

WTA // MEXICO // 24-Feb-2003 // $170,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /S

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [7] Emilie Loit (FRA) 54 6-3 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,300

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R64 46
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
28/08/2000 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R128 2
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R64 42
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R64 42
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 60
25/08/1997 US OPEN R16 163
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R64 32
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q 25
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 32
Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/1996 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON R128 2
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 31
28/08/1995 US OPEN R64 27
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON R128 14
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R64 27
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 27
29/08/1994 US OPEN R128 14
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON R128 14
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R32 55
Date Tournament Round Points
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON R128 14
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 0
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN Q - R16 0
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2003 844 761
2002 449 955
2001 46 99
2000 59 201
1999 130 188
1998 30 245
1997 27 317
1996 126 295
1995 30 179
1994 79 144
1993 128 721
1992 97 195
1991 274 268
1990 370 443
1989 453 482
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
04-May-1998 (21) 29-Apr-2002 (91)

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Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

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Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R64 46
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
28/08/2000 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R128 2
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R64 42
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R64 42
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 60
25/08/1997 US OPEN R16 163
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R64 32
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q 25
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 32
Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/1996 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON R128 2
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 31
28/08/1995 US OPEN R64 27
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON R128 14
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R64 27
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 27
29/08/1994 US OPEN R128 14
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON R128 14
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R32 55
Date Tournament Round Points
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON R128 14
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 0
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN Q - R16 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
19/05/2003 STRASBOURG R32 1
19/03/2003 MIAMI R128 1
05/03/2003 INDIAN WELLS R128 1
24/02/2003 ACAPULCO R32 1
11/02/2002 ANTWERP R32 1
06/01/2002 HOBART R32 1
30/12/2001 GOLD COAST R16 26
08/10/2001 SHANGHAI R32 1
01/10/2001 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 87
24/09/2001 BALI F 147
Date Tournament Round Points
17/09/2001 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R16 34
10/09/2001 BAHIA R16 36
30/07/2001 BASEL R32 1
23/07/2001 SOPOT R32 1
16/07/2001 KNOKKE-HEIST R32 1
18/06/2001 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R16 28
14/05/2001 ROME Q 114
07/05/2001 BERLIN R64 1
30/04/2001 BOL R32 1
16/04/2001 CHARLESTON R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
09/04/2001 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
21/03/2001 MIAMI R128 1
19/02/2001 DUBAI R16 36
12/02/2001 DOHA Q 45
07/01/2001 CANBERRA Q 56
31/12/2000 GOLD COAST Q 42
06/11/2000 KUALA LUMPUR Q 45
09/10/2000 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 85
02/10/2000 TOKYO (TOYOTA) S 17
17/07/2000 SOPOT R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
10/07/2000 KLAGENFURT Q 53
22/05/2000 STRASBOURG R32 1
15/05/2000 ROME R64 1
08/05/2000 BERLIN S 213
18/04/2000 HILTON HEAD R64 1
10/04/2000 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
20/03/2000 MIAMI R128 1
15/11/1999 PATTAYA CITY Q 34
08/11/1999 KUALA LUMPUR S 90
01/11/1999 LEIPZIG R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
25/10/1999 LINZ R32 1
18/10/1999 BRATISLAVA R32 1
16/08/1999 TORONTO R32 32
02/08/1999 KNOKKE-HEIST R16 14
12/07/1999 PALERMO R32 1
05/07/1999 PORTSCHACH R16 12
14/06/1999 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R32 1
17/05/1999 STRASBOURG R16 22
26/10/1998 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
19/10/1998 MOSCOW R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
12/10/1998 ZURICH Q 56
24/08/1998 NEW HAVEN R32 1
03/08/1998 SAN DIEGO Q 116
27/07/1998 STANFORD R16 30
13/07/1998 WARSAW Q 36
06/07/1998 PRAGUE R32 1
04/05/1998 ROME R32 24
27/04/1998 BOL S 48
06/04/1998 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
30/03/1998 HILTON HEAD R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
16/03/1998 MIAMI R32 30
09/03/1998 INDIAN WELLS Q 138
23/02/1998 OKLAHOMA CITY F 126
02/02/1998 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R16 59
12/01/1998 HOBART S 62
05/01/1998 GOLD COAST R32 1
10/11/1997 PHILADELPHIA Q 11
03/11/1997 CHICAGO R16 36
27/10/1997 MOSCOW R32 1
20/10/1997 LUXEMBOURG Q 80
Date Tournament Round Points
13/10/1997 ZURICH Q - Q 22
22/09/1997 LEIPZIG R16 34
18/08/1997 ATLANTA Q - Q 11
11/08/1997 TORONTO R64 1
28/07/1997 MARIA LANKOWITZ R16 33
21/07/1997 WARSAW Q 62
14/07/1997 PRAGUE W 104
12/05/1997 BERLIN Q 16
05/05/1997 ROME Q 150
28/04/1997 BOL Q 32
Date Tournament Round Points
21/04/1997 BUDAPEST S 56
07/04/1997 AMELIA ISLAND R32 24
31/03/1997 HILTON HEAD R64 1
17/03/1997 MIAMI Q - R64 1
30/12/1996 AUCKLAND Q - R32 1
20/05/1996 MADRID R32 25
13/05/1996 BERLIN R64 1
06/05/1996 ROME R32 25
29/04/1996 BOL Q 30
01/04/1996 HILTON HEAD R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
11/03/1996 INDIAN WELLS R64 1
19/02/1996 OKLAHOMA CITY Q 49
29/01/1996 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R32 1
01/01/1996 AUCKLAND R16 17
16/10/1995 BRIGHTON R32 18
02/10/1995 ZURICH Q 105
25/09/1995 LEIPZIG Q 70
14/08/1995 TORONTO R64 13
07/08/1995 LOS ANGELES R64 9
31/07/1995 SAN DIEGO R16 35
Date Tournament Round Points
08/05/1995 ROME Q 105
10/04/1995 HOUSTON Q 70
03/04/1995 AMELIA ISLAND R64 9
27/03/1995 HILTON HEAD R32 28
20/03/1995 MIAMI R128 8
27/02/1995 SAN JUAN W 190
07/11/1994 PHILADELPHIA Q 55
31/10/1994 OAKLAND R32 18
24/10/1994 ESSEN Q 35
17/10/1994 BRIGHTON S 18
Date Tournament Round Points
15/08/1994 MONTREAL R64 13
08/08/1994 LOS ANGELES R64 9
13/06/1994 EASTBOURNE R32 18
06/06/1994 BIRMINGHAM Q 45
02/05/1994 ROME R16 55
04/04/1994 AMELIA ISLAND Q 18
28/03/1994 HILTON HEAD Q 28
21/03/1994 HOUSTON Q - R16 0
14/03/1994 MIAMI R64 15
31/01/1994 AUCKLAND R32 6
Date Tournament Round Points
09/08/1993 LOS ANGELES R32 18
26/07/1993 SAN MARINO S 50
07/06/1993 BIRMINGHAM R32 10
17/05/1993 STRASBOURG Q - R32 0
03/05/1993 ROME R32 28
26/04/1993 TARANTO R32 6
05/04/1993 AMELIA ISLAND R32 18
29/03/1993 HILTON HEAD Q 28
15/03/1993 MIAMI Q - R64 0
22/02/1993 INDIAN WELLS R32 18
Date Tournament Round Points
15/02/1993 OKLAHOMA CITY R32 10
11/01/1993 MELBOURNE Q - R16 0
04/01/1993 BRISBANE R64 5
28/09/1992 BAYONNE R32 10
14/09/1992 PARIS R16 20
20/07/1992 SAN MARINO R16 10
27/04/1992 TARANTO Q - Q 0

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