Ashley Harkleroad
Tennis player
Ashley Harkleroad
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.
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Regional Digest: Capitals to face Washington in WTT final
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
Venus Williams lifted undefeated Washington to the World TeamTennis final Saturday, beating former Capital Ashley Harkleroad in the evening's last set to secure the Kastles' 19-15 victory over the New York Sportimes in Charleston, S.C.
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American Tennis Players In The US Open 2011 - 10sBalls
Google News - over 5 years
Due to left wrist surgery that imperiled his career, personal issues that included a very public divorce from former player Ashley Harkleroad, and a brief suspension due to an asthma medication he didn't register with the authorities, Alex Bogomolov
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Bogomolov's Resiliency on Display at Open - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Then there was a messy divorce from the tennis player Ashley Harkleroad, whom he married when he was 21 and divorced two years later. “I was in debt for a long time because of it,” he said. “I would have a good result, pay off some of the debt,
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US Open: Real Talk With Andy Roddick - Grantland (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The Russian-born American — who was banned in 2005 for illegal doping, badly injured his hand in 2008, and recently emerged from a messy divorce with tennis player and Playboy cover girl Ashley Harkleroad — continued his transition back into a tennis
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Stars born at Flushing Meadows, USTA ranking system, more mail - SI.com
Google News - over 5 years
Two years ago, he was giving tennis lessons, running a $40000 debt on his Amex Card and known mostly as the ex-husband of former tennis player and Playboy centerfold Ashley Harkleroad. With prodding of his new girlfriend, he gives tennis one last shot
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Battler Bogomolov rises up rankings against the odds - Reuters India
Google News - over 5 years
Then came a split with his wife - former American tennis hopeful Ashley Harkleroad - in 2006 followed by a serious wrist injury that sidelined him in 2008. With his girlfriend pregnant, Bogomolov turned to teaching at an academy to pay the bills,
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Sharapova Weathers 16 Break Match for Cincy Title; X-Notes - Tennis-X.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
American Alex Bogomolov Jr. speaking to ESPN on his relationship with fiancee Luana Goncalves coming after his divorce from Ashley Harkleroad: “The only thing I'm mad about is that she had to sort of experience being the second one
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How love lifted Bogomolov Jr.'s game - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
Bogomolov Jr. went through a painful and public divorce with women's pro turned Playboy model Ashley Harkleroad. He never thought he'd be able to strike his backhand the same way following left wrist surgery at the end of 2008
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Daily Tennis News Briefs 24Jul11 - Bob Larson Tennis News
Google News - over 5 years
Past players include Sam Querrey, John Isner, Vince Spadea, Donald Young, Taylor Dent, Robert Kendrick, Jeff Tarango, Ashley Harkleroad, Alexandra Stevenson, Jill Craybas, Gavin Rossdale, and Elizabeth Shue. A New Jersey camp has an immediate opening
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Shotgun 21 Hits the Palisades on Sunday - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Eric Taino, Cecil Mamiit, Scott Davis, Derrick Rostagno, Donald Young, Ramon Delgado, Zack Fleishman, Andre Sa, Robert Kendrick, Kevin Ullyett, Phillip King, Alexandra Stevenson, Ashley Harkleroad, Jill Craybas, Sloane Stephens and Maureen Diaz
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Barbatii sunt interesati de fundurile tenismenelor! - eNational.ro
Google News - over 5 years
... Caroline Wozniacki (Danemarca), Maria Kirilenko (Rusia), Elena Vesnina (Rusia), Sabine Lisicki (Germania), Nicole Vaidisova (Cehia), Daniela Hantuchova (Slovacia), Sorana Cirstea (Romania), Ashley Harkleroad (SUA), Gisela Dulko (Argentina),
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DAVE SOLOMON: American tennis looking for its next big star - Milford-Orange Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
McHale is currently the 68th-ranked player in the world, which puts her behind only Bethanie Mattek-Sands (30) and Venus Williams (34), and ahead of the far more publicized darling of the 2009 US Open, Melanie Oudin, or unranked Ashley Harkleroad
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Major opportunities await US teens Harrison, McHale - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
Bogomolov said his career was stalled by three events: a six-week doping suspension in 2005 for failing to fill out the proper paperwork for asthma medication; a messy divorce from former pro Ashley Harkleroad in 2006; and left wrist surgery in 2008
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Alex Bogomolov, the next American tennis star? Maybe not quite - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
And the divorce was from Ashley Harkleroad, who was a star US junior player as was Bogomolov. Bogomolov, who was once a hitting partner for Anna Kournikova, and Harkleroad were divorced after less than two years of marriage and when the union was
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Bogomolov among Wimbledon first-day highlights - World Tennis Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
This is decidedly not the old Bogie — head in the clouds, married much too young at 21 to former Playboy model-slash-WTA personality Ashley Harkleroad, divorced two years later, and suspended for a month and a half in 2005 for ingesting, unknowingly,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ashley Harkleroad
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    In 2012, Harkleroad retired from tennis and joined Tennis Channel as a commentator.
    More Details Hide Details In 1989, at the age of 4 years, Harkleroad started playing tennis. She was formerly coached by Chuck Adams, José Luis Clerc, and Jay Berger. Her father, Danny, works in the printing industry and played college football at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her mother, Tammy, is a school teacher, and played college tennis at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. Harkleroad got the nickname 'Pebbles' while living in Flintstone, Georgia, a small town that has one traffic light.
  • 2011
    On April 4, 2011, she gave birth to their second child, daughter Loretta Lynn.
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  • 2010
    She competed in World Team Tennis during the summer of 2010.
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    She also was accepted into the main draw of the 2010 Bank of the West Classic at Stanford.
    More Details Hide Details She lost against defending champion Marion Bartoli in the first round.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    She gave birth to son Charlie on March 30, 2009.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Harkleroad planned on originally coming back at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, but decided to wait for the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Florida. She used her special protection rank of 72 to enter the main draw. She played Alicia Molik in the first round.
  • 2008
    In an on-the-air interview, broadcast during the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Harkleroad stated that Amanda Beard's 2007 pictorial was partly an inspiration for her own.
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    At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Harkleroad lost against 2006 winner Amélie Mauresmo in the first round.
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    At the 2008 French Open, Harkleroad lost against tournament favorite Serena Williams in the first round.
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  • 2007
    In 2007, however, she defeated Wozniacki in the final to win the event.
    More Details Hide Details Harkleroad lost to Roberta Vinci, a good grass-court player in the first round of Wimbledon. In the U.S. Open Series, Harkleroad failed to qualify at the Acura Classic, but qualified in Los Angeles and reached the second round, before falling to Roland Garros runner-up Ana Ivanovic. At the U.S. Open (tennis), Harkleroad fell to Ioana Raluca Olaru. Harkleroad played for the first time since the U.S. Open in San Francisco, where she won $50,000 at the ITF Challenger for the second consecutive year. Harkleroad ended the year by winning a $75,000 challenger in Pittsburgh and a $50,000 challenger in La Quinta back to back. She ended the year ranked no. 76, her second-highest year-end to date. Harkleroad also won the doubles title in La Quinta with Christina Fusano. Harkleroad finished the year with a 29–20 record in singles and a 13–11 record in doubles.
  • 2006
    In the grass-court season, Harkleroad's worst, Harkleroad played the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament for the second straight year as her Wimbledon warm-up. In 2006, she had lost in the final to Caroline Wozniacki.
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    Harkleroad ended 2006 at no. 86 in singles and np. 55 in doubles.
    More Details Hide Details Harkleroad was selected for the US team in the Hopman Cup after Venus Williams withdrew. She and partner Mardy Fish went 0–3 in the event. Harkleroad pushed Tatiana Golovin to three sets, before losing the match. Harkleroad lost to Nadia Petrova and to Alicia Molik. Harkleroad started out the main WTA season in Hobart, Tasmania. She lost in the first round to Austrian Sybille Bammer. Bammer eventually defeated Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. She lost to Daniela Hantuchová in the third round of the Australian Open. In the previous rounds, she beat Meng Yuan of China, and upset 17th seeded German Anna-Lena Grönefeld. Harkleroad struggled in the clay-court season and finished in the second round at Roland Garros, losing to Venus Williams. Harkleroad was down before rebounding and holding set points. During this match, Williams hit the fastest recorded women's main-draw serve, a record which Venus broke again in the U.S. Open on August 28, 2007.
  • 2005
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She did, however, reach a tour doubles final at Quebec City. Harkleroad played her second main tour event since 2005 at Auckland, qualifying for the main draw, only to fall in the opening round. She failed to qualify at Sydney, before reaching the second round of the Australian Open (as a qualifier), where she pushed world no. 4 Maria Sharapova in a tough match. On her way, she upset a higher-ranked opponent, Peng Shuai of China. This performance saw Harkleroad break back into the top 100 at no. 83.
  • 2004
    Harkleroad married ATP pro Alex Bogomolov, Jr. in December 2004, but they divorced in October 2006.
    More Details Hide Details She is now married to former ATP pro Chuck Adams. During US Open coverage on the USA network on August 29, 2008, commentator John McEnroe announced that Harkleroad was pregnant with Adams's child.
    In 2004, Harkleroad made her career first Tour final in Auckland, before losing to defending champion Eleni Daniilidou.
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  • 2003
    On June 9, 2003, she entered the top 50 at no. 39 and reached the final in doubles at the Japan Open in Tokyo.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details She became the lowest-ranked semifinalist (no. 101) in the event's history since unranked Jennifer Capriati reached the finals in 1990. After that performance, Harkleroad climbed from no. 101 to climb to no. 56. She then reached the semifinals again at Strasbourg and scored her second top-10 win and second over Daniela Hantuchová at Roland Garros while reaching the third round. It was the second time she had passed the first round at a Grand Slam.
  • 2002
    She ended 2002 in the top 200 for the first time in her career.
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    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.
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  • 2001
    In 2001, she returned to the same events while improving her status on the ITF Circuit.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Her debut was at the ITF tournament in Largo, Florida, in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she played her first WTA qualifying event in Miami, Florida and her first Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Born on May 2, 1985.
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