Jessica Steck

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Jessica Steck
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1978-08-06) 6 August 1978 (age 41)
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 187,867
Singles
Career record177–115
Career titles0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 172 (17 August 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQ1 (1998, 1999)
US OpenQ1 (1999)
Doubles
Career record121–106
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 56 (3 March 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1999, 2003)
French Open2R (1999)
Wimbledon2R (2002)
US Open2R (1999)
US Open JuniorW (1996)
Mixed doubles
Career record1–3
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon2R (1999)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4–3 (2003)
Last updated on: 9 July 2016.

Jessica Steck (born 6 August 1978) is a South African tennis player.[1] During her career on the professional tennis circuit from 1996 to 2003, she won the 1996 US Open Junior Girls' Doubles title[2][3] and won several singles and doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.[4] Steck has competed and won first-round doubles matches in all four Grand Slam events.[1]

Career[edit]

She reached the singles world ranking of 140th in the world on 16 March 1998 and the 56th in doubles on 3 March 2003.

During her career, she won a WTA tournament in doubles.

WTA Finals[edit]

Doubles (1-1)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 February 1999 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i) South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 22 September 2002 Challenge Bell, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) United States Samantha Reeves Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
4–6, 6–3, 7–5

ITF Finals[edit]

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

Singles (5-4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 2 March 1996 Pretoria, South Africa Hard Switzerland Angela Buergis 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 4 May 1996 Hatfield, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Julie Pullin 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 17 November 1996 Cairo, Egypt Clay Romania Alina Tecșor 6–7, 5–0, ret.
Winner 4. 11 May 1997 Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom Clay France Magali Lamarre 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 19 May 1997 Sochi, Russia Hard Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili 5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 2 March 1998 Rockford, United States Hard (i) Argentina Nicole Pratt 2–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 21 May 2000 Jackson, United States Clay United States Dawn Buth 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 30 July 2000 Salt Lake City, United States Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(19–21)
Winner 9. 13 May 2001 Midlothian, United States Clay Algeria Feriel Esseghir 7–5, 6–3

Doubles (4-11)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 November 1996 Cairo, Egypt Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Netherlands Maaike Koutstaal
Netherlands Andrea van den Hurk
w/o
Runner-up 2. 4 May 1997 Hatfield, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Lucie Ahl United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
United Kingdom Joanne Ward
6–3, 4–6, 5–7
Runner–up 3. 23 November 1997 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Poland Aleksandra Olsza Kazakhstan Nannie de Villiers
Australia Lisa McShea
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 17 May 1998 Haines City, United States Clay South Africa Nannie de Villiers Canada Maureen Drake
Canada Renata Kolbovic
6–3, 6–2
Runner–up 5. 24 May 1998 Spartanburg, United States Clay Canada Renata Kolbovic Japan Keiko Ishida
Japan Keiko Nagatomi
3–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 16 May 1999 Midlothian, United States Clay South Africa Nannie de Villiers United States Erika deLone
Australia Annabel Ellwood
6–4, 6–0
Runner–up 7. 31 October 1999 Dallas, United States Hard United States Samantha Reeves Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
3–6, 3–6
Runner–up 8. 7 February 2000 Rockford, United States Hard Australia Annabel Ellwood United States Dawn Buth
United States Rebecca Jensen
6–7(4–7), 5–7
Runner-up 9. 27 March 2000 Norcross, United States Hard United States Lindsay Lee-Waters Germany Julia Abe
Israel Tzipora Obziler
7–5, 6–7(7–9), 4–6
Runner-up 10. 7 May 2000 Virginia Beach, United States Hard Australia Lisa McShea United States Dawn Buth
United States Mashona Washington
6–1, 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 11. 21 May 2000 Jackson, United States Clay United States Karin Miller Brazil Joana Cortez
Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
4–6, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 12. 30 July 2000 Salt Lake City, United States Hard United States Samantha Reeves Australia Lisa McShea
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
W/O
Winner 13. 14 October 2001 Hallandale Beach, United States Clay Russia Alina Jidkova Argentina Erica Krauth
Argentina Vanesa Krauth
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 23 April 2002 Dothan, United States Clay United States Samantha Reeves Japan Rika Fujiwara
Croatia Maja Palaveršić
3–6, 0–6
Winner 15. 19 May 2002 Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Erika deLone United States Teryn Ashley
United States Kristen Schlukebir
6–2, 2–6, 7–5

Women's doubles[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W–L
Australian Open A 2R 1R A A 2R 0 / 3 2–3
French Open A 2R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R Q1 2R A 0 / 4 1–4
US Open Q1 2R A A 1R A 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–1 3–4 0–3 0–0 1–3 1–2 0 / 13 5–13

Mixed doubles[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 SR W–L
Australian Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 0–2
Wimbledon 2R A 0 / 1 1–1
US Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 1–2 0–1 0 / 3 1–3

WTA ranking[edit]

Singles ranking at the end of the season[edit]

Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Rank 266 187 192 230 213 245 361

Doubles ranking at the end of the season[edit]

Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Rank 347 232 159 80 125 190 88 134

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WTA Players: Jessica Steck". wtatennis.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis – JUNIORS – US Open Junior Championships – 01 September – 08 September 1996". itftennis.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ Jen Fiers (12 January 2016). "Pass Club's Wetzel and returning champ Steck in Tennis Expo". bocabeacon.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis – Pro Circuit – Player Profile – STECK, Jessica (RSA)". itftennis.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.

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