Valda Lake

IntroBritish tennis player
Is Athlete 
Tennis player 
From United Kingdom 
Type Sports 
Genderfemale
Birth 11 October 1968 
Age52 years

Valda Lake (born 11 October 1968) is a former tennis player from Great Britain who began playing professionally in 1983 and retired in 1997. Over the course of her career she reached a career-high singles ranking of world number 172 in singles (achieved on 11 April 1988) and number 56 in doubles (achieved on 20 June 1994). During her career, Lake was more successful in doubles than she was in singles, winning eight ITF titles and reaching the final of the 1994 China Open. She represented Great Britain in the Olympics held in Atlanta 1996 playing doubles with Clare Wood and reaching the quarter-finals before losing to the Gold Medalist American Team- Gigi Fernandez and Mary Jo Fernandez. Currently lives in Los Angeles and owns an art gallery “Wallspace” and is a set decorator in TV commercials.

WTA tour and ITF circuit finals

Singles: 2 (1–1)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Tier I (0–0)
WTA Tier II – IV (0–0)
ITF Circuit (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
OutcomeDateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner-up 000000001993-05-10-000010 May 1993$10,000 Basingston, Great BritainHard Vallin, MarianneMarianne Vallin2–6, 6–7(6–8)

Doubles: 18 (8–10)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
WTA Tier I (0–0)
WTA Tier II – IV (0–1)
ITF Circuit (8–9)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–8)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (3–1)
OutcomeDateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Runner-up 000000001986-07-21-000021 July 1986$5,000 Amersfoort, NetherlandsClay Hand, Kaye D.Kaye D. Hand Driehuis, IngeliseIngelise Driehuis
Simone Schilder
1–6, 6–4, 0–6
Winner 000000001986-11-17-000017 November 1986$10,000 Croydon, Great BritainCarpet (i) Wood, ClareClare Wood Digna Ketelaar
Simone Schilder
7–6, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 000000001986-12-01-00001 December 1986$10,000 Vereeniging, South AfricaHard Katie Rickett Daily, MaryMary Daily
Lechner, CorneliaCornelia Lechner
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 000000001986-12-08-00008 December 1986$10,000 Johannesburg, South AfricaHard Katie Rickett Barnard, LindaLinda Barnard
de Swardt, MariaanMariaan de Swardt
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 000000001986-12-15-000015 December 1986$25,000 Johannesburg, South AfricaHard Katie Rickett Reinach, ElnaElna Reinach
Reinach, MonicaMonica Reinach
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 000000001987-04-20-000020 April 1987$10,000 Queens, Great BritainHard de Ruysscher, IsleIsle de Ruysscher Jo Lewis
Martin, FrederiqueFrederique Martin
1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 000000001987-05-11-000011 May 1987$10,000 Lee-on-Solent, Great BritainClay Tiezzi, AndreaAndrea Tiezzi Berger, IlanaIlana Berger
Wilmink, TitiaTitia Wilmink
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 000000001988-10-03-00003 October 1988$25,000 Eastbourne, Great BritainHard (i) Anne Simpkin Bakkum, CarinCarin Bakkum
Schilder, SimoneSimone Schilder
4–6, 4–6
Winner 000000001989-09-18-000018 September 1989$10,000 Bangkok, ThailandHard Toleafoa, ClaudineClaudine Toleafoa Moreno, PaulettePaulette Moreno
Ptaszek, KarinKarin Ptaszek
7–6, 1–6, 7–5
Winner 000000001991-02-18-000018 February 1991$10,000 Croydon, Great BritainCarpet (i) Gomer, SaraSara Gomer Wegink, ClaireClaire Wegink
Wamelink, DorienDorien Wamelink
6–3, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 000000001991-02-25-000025 February 1991$10,000 Norwich, Great BritainCarpet (i) Anne Simpkin Marchl, AnkeAnke Marchl
Wamelink, DorienDorien Wamelink
4–6, 6–2, 1–6
Runner-up 000000001991-04-29-000029 April 1991$10,000 Basingstoke, Great BritainHard Virginia Humphreys-Davis Caroline Billingham
O’Halloran, LesleyLesley O’Halloran
5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 000000001991-09-16-000016 September 1991$25,000 Sofia, BulgariaClay Babel, MeikeMeike Babel Havrlíková, IvanaIvana Havrlíková
Šišková, KateřinaKateřina Šišková
7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 000000001993-04-26-000026 April 1993$10,000 Lee-on-Solent, Great BritainHard Colette Hall Iversen, PaulaPaula Iversen
Mair, MicheleMichele Mair
2–6, 4–6
Winner 000000001993-05-10-000010 May 1993$10,000 Basingston, Great BritainHard Mawdsley, RobynRobyn Mawdsley Haas, SabineSabine Haas
Horn, LiezelLiezel Horn
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 000000001994-02-14-000014 February 1994$100,000 China Open, Beijing, ChinaHard (i) Guse, Kerry-AnneKerry-Anne Guse Li Ling Chen
Fang Li
0–6, 2–6
Winner 000000001996-02-26-000026 February 1996$50,000 Southampton, Great BritainCarpet (i) Wood, ClareClare Wood Golarsa, LauraLaura Golarsa
Križan, TinaTina Križan
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 000000001996-03-04-00004 March 1996$25,000 Rockford, United StatesHard Hakami, EllyElly Hakami Kournikova, AnnaAnna Kournikova
Varmužová, LudmilaLudmila Varmužová
6–2, 6–3
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