Angela Lettiere

Angela Lettiere Simon (born April 4, 1972) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Angela Lettiere
Full nameAngela Lettiere Simon
Country (sports) United States
Born (1972-04-04) April 4, 1972
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Prize money$76,016
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 220 (February 20, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1994)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 40 (December 23, 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1997)
French Open1R (1996)
Wimbledon1R (1996)
US Open3R (1996)

Biography

Lettiere was raised in Vero Beach, Florida, before moving to Sunrise, Florida in 1990 to train at the local tennis academy.[1] She finished her schooling at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and went on to attend the University of Georgia.[2] In 1994 she was a member of Georgia's NCAA championship winning team and claimed the NCAA singles championship, beating UCLA's Keri Phebus in the final.[3]

On her WTA Tour main draw debut in 1994, Lettiere had an upset world number 32 Katerina Maleeva at Stratton Mountain.[4] She received a wildcard to compete in the 1994 US Open, where she fell in the first round to Argentine qualifier María José Gaidano.[5]

It was as a doubles player that Lettiere had the most impact on the WTA Tour, reaching a best ranking of 40 in the world. In 1996 she teamed up with Nana Miyagi to a runner-up finish in Chicago's Ameritech Cup, which included a quarter-final win over second seeds Lindsay Davenport and Mary Joe Fernandez.[6]

WTA Tour finals

Doubles (0-1)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 3 November 1996 Ameritech Cup, Chicago Tier II Carpet Nana Miyagi Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 1–6

ITF finals

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Doubles: 10 (6–4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. June 20, 1994 Hilton Head, United States Clay Stacy Sheppard Kristina Brandi
Karin Miller
4–6, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 1. July 4, 1994 Indianapolis, United States Hard Vera Vitels Kristina Brandi
Karin Miller
2–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 2. August 14, 1995 Fayetteville, United States Hard Karin Miller Elly Hakami
Stephanie Reece
0–6, 5–7
Winner 2. December 4, 1995 Cergy, France Hard Corina Morariu Dally Randriantefy
Natacha Randriantefy
6–3, 7–5
Winner 3. January 27, 1996 Mission, United States Hard Corina Morariu Shannan McCarthy
Julie Steven
7–6(9–7), 6–2
Winner 4. February 17, 1996 Midland, United States Hard Corina Morariu Katrina Adams
Debbie Graham
7–6(7–4), 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 3. May 19, 1996 Athens, Greece Clay Corina Morariu Liezel Horn
Christína Papadáki
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 4. October 7, 1996 Sedona, United States Hard Shannan McCarthy Katrina Adams
Debbie Graham
4–6, 1–6
Winner 5. December 8, 1996 Cergy, France Hard Meilen Tu Kirstin Freye
Noëlle van Lottum
6–4, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 6. February 10, 1997 Midland, United States Hard Nana Smith Lindsay Lee-Waters
Janet Lee
6–3, 6–2

References

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