Ashley Harkleroad

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Ashley Harkleroad, is an American tennis player. Born in Rossville, Georgia, Harkleroad reached a career-high ranking of no. 39 on June 9, 2003. Her career prize money to date is $1,022,094. Harkleroad was the first WTA tennis player to pose naked for the American men's magazine Playboy.… Read More

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1985 Birth Born on May 2, 1985.


1999 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, she won her first tour matches, reaching the second round at San Diego, Hawaii, and Bratislava, where she made her first doubles semifinal with partner María Emilia Salerni.
2003 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Her breakthrough year was 2003, when at Charleston Harkleroad defeated three top-20 players (no. 16 Elena Bovina, no. 19 Meghann Shaughnessy, and no. 9 Daniela Hantuchová), losing just 11 games along the way to reach her first tour semifinal, before losing to Justine Henin-Hardenne. … Read More
2004 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Harkleroad made her career first Tour final in Auckland, before losing to defending champion Eleni Daniilidou.


2005 20 Years Old For most of the 2005 season, Harkleroad sat out due to various injuries and an illness in the family, but the time she was on court was spent on the ITF Women's circuit, winning two titles. … Read More
2006 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Harkleroad ended 2006 at no. 86 in singles and np. 55 in doubles. … Read More
2007 22 Years Old In 2007, however, she defeated Wozniacki in the final to win the event. … Read More
At the 2008 French Open, Harkleroad lost against tournament favorite Serena Williams in the first round.
2009 24 Years Old 1 More Event
After losing early in the U.S. Open Series, Harkleroad withdrew from the U.S. Open due to a pregnancy. She took an indefinite break from tennis as a result. She gave birth on March 30, 2009, to a boy. … Read More
2010 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She also was accepted into the main draw of the 2010 Bank of the West Classic at Stanford. … Read More
2011 26 Years Old On April 4, 2011, she gave birth to their second child, daughter Loretta Lynn.
2012 27 Years Old In 2012, Harkleroad retired from tennis and joined Tennis Channel as a commentator. … Read More
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