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2013 Women's Tennis Roster

Belinda Woolcock

Height
5' 8"
CLASS
FR
Hometown
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Experience
HS
School
Distance Education

(as of September 6, 2013)

 

Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences Exploratory

 

CAREER NOTES

*enrolled at the University of Florida for the 2013 Fall semester

*introduced to tennis by her mum and great uncle, Will Coghlan

*patterns her game after Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams Ė aggressive baseliners

*her entire family, especially on her motherís side, plays tennis and Belinda instantly fell in love with the game; especially when she was able to beat her older sisters

*her Great Uncle, Will Coghlan, played 13 years on the professional tennis tour (1960-76), with a Grand Slam-best semifinals appearance in the 1967 Australia Open Menís Doubles Championships; the 1960 Boys Australian Open Singles Champion

*her Great Aunt, Lorraine Coghlan Robinson, played five years on the professional womenís tennis tour (1955-59); won the 1958 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship with Bob Howe, defeating No. 2-seeded Althea Gibson (USA) and Kurt Nielsen (SEN), 6-3, 13-11 in the final; reached the Australian Open singles final in 1958 where she lost 6-3, 6-4 to top-seeded Angela Mortimer (GBR), as well as the semifinals in 1957 and the quarterfinals in 1956 and 1959; reached the doubles final in 1958 and 1959; at Wimbledon in 1958, won two rounds and reached the round of 16, bowing out to top-ranked and eventual champion Althea Gibson (USA); the 1956 Girls Australia Open Singles Champion

 

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14)

*Preseason (September) ITA National NEWCOMER Singles Ranking: 7

*Preseason (September) ITA National Doubles Ranking: T-21 (with Sofie Oyen)

 

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA

*Earned diploma from Distance Education in Victoria and also studied at Wesley College

*ranked No. 20 of Australian National women (25th ranking date in 2013) and No. 1-ranked girl in Australia for birth year 1995

*ranked a career-high No. 113 in the ITF (Sept. 19, 2011)

*ranked career-high No. 706 in WTA singles rankings (Oct. 8, 2012); No. 702 in doubles (July 22, 2013)

*one of her most memorable achievements was when she represented Australia and won the Junior Fed Cup Title in Mexico, 2011

*two-time 14 & Under Australian Tennis National Champion

*16 & Under Australian National Champion

*competed at the 2013 Las Cruces $25K Womenís Challenger in New Mexico and won three rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw of the professional event, before winning her opening first round match against Ros-Polly Nguyen (FRA), 6-1, 6-1; dropped a tough 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 decision to second-seeded, world-top-300 player and eventual runner-up Petra Rampre (SLO) in the round of 16

*in the same June 2013 event, played her way into the main draw of the doubles competition, where she and her partner advanced to the quarterfinals

*won the 2012 Australian Platinum AMT in Sydney; finalist in 2013

*won singles and doubles titles at the 2011 Radenska Open Junior ITF in Slovenia

*2011 Air Pacific Oceania Closed Junior Championships singles semifinalist; doubles champion

*2011 Airberlin German Juniors doubles finalist, falling 14-12 in the deciding set

*represented Australia and won the Junior Fe

*competed for Australia at the 2009 World Junior Tennis held in Prostejov, Czech Republic

*trained at the National Academy in Melbourne, 2009-13, and was a member of the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club since 2009

*significant coaches include Nicole Pratt and Simon Rea

 

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