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Kuznetsova sails into Australian 2nd round

Kuznetsova sails into Australian 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- No. 2-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova topped a series of highly seeded players collecting straight-set wins Tuesday in the first round of Australian Open.
Harkleroad takes New Zealand upset win

Harkleroad takes New Zealand upset win

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Ashley Harkleroad routed eighth-seeded Emilie Loit Monday in first-round play of the $145,000 ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.

Bartoli posts strong first-round win

STRASBOURG, France, May 22 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Marion Bartoli dropped just one game Tuesday in collecting a first-round victory at the $175,000 Strasbourg International tennis tournament. Bartoli had no trouble in eliminating Nicole Kriz, 6-1, 6-0, and advancing in the clay-court tourname

Craybas among early winners at Pac-Life

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 8 (UPI) -- Jill Craybas posted a straight-set victory to open the huge $2.1 million Pacific Life Open tennis tournament in California.

Top seed reaches Memphis quarterfinals

MEMPHIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Shahar Peer of Israel did not lose a set Wednesday in reaching the quarterfinals of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.

Venus wins after four-month layoff

MEMPHIS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Venus Williams returned Monday after a four month layoff with a three-set win over Japan's Akiko Morigami in the opening of the Regions-Cellular South Cup.

Mirza makes Pattaya City semifinals

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Sania Mirza beat No. 3 Mara Santangelo of Italy, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), in a quarterfinal match Friday at the Pattaya Open tennis tournament.

Bartoli out at Pattaya City

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Unseeded Martina Sucha beat top seed Marion Bartoli in the second round Thursday at the Pattaya Women's Open tennis tournament in Pattaya City, Thailand.

Bartoli wins, Kirilenko upset in Thailand

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Top seed Marion Bartoli of France was among Tuesday's winners, but second seed Russian Maria Kirilenko was upset at the Pattaya Women's Open.

Martina Hingis wins at Tokyo

TOKYO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Martina Hingis, looking for her fifth title in the event, has moved into the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.

Ivanovic among Tokyo first-round winners

TOKYO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Ana Ivanovic and No. 6 Na Li posted first-round victories Tuesday at the $1.34 million Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. Both seeded players won in solid straight-set showings over U.S. players. Ivanovic ousted Shenay Perry 6-4, 6-

Hingis rolls in Australian tournament

GOLD COAST, Australia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Martina Hingis lost just one game in cruising to a victory Tuesday in the Australian Women's Hardcourts tennis tournament.

Mirza reaches quarterfinals in Calcutta

CALCUTTA, India, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Sania Mirza of India was among winners Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the $175,000 Sunfeast Open tennis tournament in Calcutta, India. Playing her second-round match before a frenzied home crowd, Mirza beat unseeded Sandra Kloesel of

Sania Mirza first-round winner in Sunfeast

CALCUTTA, India, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Indian Sania Mirza was among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Sunfeast Open as she defeated fellow Indian Rushmi Chakravarthi, 6-0, 6-4.

Hingis makes the semifinals at Montreal

MONTREAL, Ontario, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis of Switzerland ousted Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets Friday night at the Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament in Montreal.
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NYP99090197 - 01 SEPTEMBER 1999 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Tenth seed Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (Spain) returns serve to Nicole Pratt (Australia) during their September 1 match at the 1999 U. S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Vicario defeated Pratt 6-2, 6-2. jr/ep/John Angelillo UPI
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Nicole Pratt (born 5 March 1973 in Mackay) is a retired professional female tennis player from Australia.

She is the middle sibling of five children of cane farmers and was taught to play by her father, George, who was a top junior player. She attended school in Calen and received a tennis scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. She turned professional at 18.

She became Australia's no. 1 ranked player in January 2001. She won the Indian Open and reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2004.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nicole Pratt."
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