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Oct 25th, 2008 09:53 PM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

She's currently in Quebec Qualifying

so good luck Kelly
Oct 22nd, 2008 10:30 AM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

Kelly's back this week in the 25K event in Augusta after a couple of months off recovering from injuries. She won her first match against Arina Rodionova 6-3 6-3 and next plays 7th seed Audra Cohen. A good week will help her improve that ranking from #475, which is far too low for her.
Sep 9th, 2008 05:29 PM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

she was our tennis hope for so many years

she also beat Coin one week before Coin beat Ivanovic at US which is kinda interesting
Apr 14th, 2008 04:38 PM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

Pics from ITF Monzon

Oct 6th, 2007 04:39 PM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

Kelly won her 1st round qualifying match in the tier 3 Bangkok event 4-6 7-6 6-3 over Catalina Castano. It took over 3 hours so hopefully she'll be feeling fresh enough to take on Maria Kondratieva in the 2nd round tomorrow.
Sep 22nd, 2007 09:22 AM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

I really try to contact her but i can't find anything!!!
Sep 22nd, 2007 09:21 AM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

Hello, does anybody know any contact for kelly?Like an email or something?
Jul 16th, 2007 03:42 PM
Cat in the hat
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

found a great article on Kelly...

Liggan having time of her life
At 28, she gains first finals berth
Down, 3-1, in the final set, Kelly Liggan won the last five games to beat Chanelle Scheepers and advance to this morning's final. (JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)
By Mike Lipka, Globe Correspondent | July 15, 2007

Kelly Liggan will be the first one to tell you that her tennis story hasn't been typical.

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Sign up for: Globe Headlines e-mail | Breaking News Alerts The daughter of an Irishman and an Englishwoman, she's lived in Spain her whole life, in a southern coastal city (Marbella) that she said is not known for its tennis. She didn't start playing until she was 13, and even then, she only did it as "something to do on the weekends."

"I started playing, and I just was like, 'I really like this. I want to be a professional,' " said Liggan, now 28. "Everyone was like, 'Are you serious? You can't even hit the ball and you're already 15.' I was like, 'So what? Dreams become a reality, you know?' "

Yesterday, her biggest dreams moved a step closer to reality, as the unseeded Liggan showed resilience in winning the final five games of her semifinal match at the inaugural US Pro Circuit Women's 50K Challenger Tournament at the Sportsmen's Tennis Club in Dorchester, coming from behind to beat Chanelle Scheepers, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

Her first finals appearance in a 50K event will be against top-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of Uzbekistan this morning at 11, the highlight of a long road back from a slipped disk that sidelined Liggan for four months last fall.

But as badly as she wants to win the title and the $7,315 top prize, yesterday's breakthrough wasn't bad, ensuring Liggan -- ranked 243d in the world entering the event -- a spot in the US Open Qualifying Tournament based on the ranking points she earned. And despite her relatively advanced age, she's still optimistic about bigger breakthroughs.

"I think she's a very young 28-year-old," said her coach, Bill Belser, who's worked with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Andy Roddick. "I think her dream right now is to try and get herself in the top 100, and give herself a year. I can see that happening."

Yesterday, she must have felt like she was on the court for a year, especially after her three-set, three-hour quarterfinal win Friday left her with tight, heavy legs.

But in a battle of contrasting styles -- Liggan's fiery, emotional play against the stoic, stone-faced South African -- Liggan dug deep in the fifth game of the third set to turn the match.

Down a break, 3-1, after having lost the second set, 6-1, Liggan held serve through three break points and five deuces, then went for the kill, seizing 16 of the next 21 points, the next four games, and the match.

"She definitely had me on the ropes," said Liggan, who'd fallen to Scheepers in straight sets in their only previous meeting, a year and a half ago. "I just hung in there and kept fighting and tried to give some of that Irish blood, kind of fiery temperament that I have out there."

She'll need some more of it today against Lepchenko, who cruised past Indonesia's Sandy Gumulya , 6-2, 6-2, and hasn't dropped a set all tournament.

The doubles final will follow the singles match. Yesterday, Canadian Maureen Drake and American Lindsay Lee-Waters had two match points up, 5-3, in the second set, but they eventually fell to the second-seeded pair of Hungarian Melinda Czink and South African Natalie Grandin, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Czink and Grandin will face the top-seeded tandem of Ipek Senoglu of Turkey and Liga Dekmeijere of Latvia
Jul 11th, 2007 11:41 PM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

Originally Posted by stevenk View Post
anyone noticed kelly hasnt played a doubles match in about a year and now has no doubles ranking? I think its a shame as she won a title on the main tour in doubles
She must be focusing on singles for the rest of her career, or maybe just this year to see how it goes.
Jul 11th, 2007 10:07 PM
Cat in the hat
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

anyone noticed kelly hasnt played a doubles match in about a year and now has no doubles ranking? I think its a shame as she won a title on the main tour in doubles
Jun 23rd, 2007 06:56 PM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

Hard luck to Kelly in the first round of the wimbledon qualifying rounds. She again lost to another Czech girl Hana sromova in a very tight 3 setter
May 27th, 2007 03:33 PM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

Hard luck to Kelly in the French Open qualies, she lost to Czech girl Renata Voracova in straight sets.

Best wishes to Kelly this week as she is the no.3 seed in the main draw of a $50,000 event in Carson, Calforia, I really hopes she makes the most of this big opportunity to win her biggest title yet
Apr 23rd, 2007 08:02 PM
Re: Kelly Liggan Cheering Thread

best of luck to kelly liggan in mauritius for the fed cup
Apr 4th, 2007 05:10 AM
Putignano ITA - $25K:

Singles 1r:
230-Kelly d. 240-Larissa Carvalho (BRA) - 6-2,6-1

Next Up:
6/188-Maret Ani (EST)....
Ani's a former # 63 (May 2006)....She's already won 2 out of 3 $25k final's played this year!.....Has 9 top 250 wins this year.

Head 2 Head:
2002 Sutton $25K (HARD) Indoors R32:
219-Ani d. 249-Liggan - 6-3,6-1

2003 St Raphael $25K (HARD) Indoors R16:
5/154-Ani d. 215-Liggan - 7-5,6-3
Mar 29th, 2007 01:45 AM
Patras- Greece - $25k - Singles 1r:

Q/439-Verdiana Verardi (ITA) d. 6/231-Kelly (IRL) - 7-6(5),6-0

Verardi then lost in straight sets next round, including the loss of a tiebreaker......
Kelly what's going on with you since you qualified for Memphis MD???
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