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- Pronounced: UH-lee-it
- Age: 41 (23.05.1972)
- Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
- Residence: London, England
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1990
- Coach: Miles Maclagan
As of 09.12.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Kevin Robert Ullyett...Began playing tennis at age five with his parents, who had a hard court in his backyard in Harare...Born in Zimbabwe and moved at age 7 1/2 to Durban, South Africa...Moved his residence back to Zimbabwe in December 1998...Big passion is golf (four handicap) and enjoys snowboarding...Had an 11-7 Davis Cup record (8-3 in doubles) in 12 ties between 1999-2004...Elected to ATP Player Council in June 2006 for two-year term...Daughter, Jemima (born Oct. 10, 2005)...Retired from pro tennis in November 2009.
Ullyett-Soares DEUCE Feature (May 2009)
2010 -- On 22 January, the 37 year old announced a one-off return to pro tennis at Johannesburg... Partnering Moodie, the duo fell in 1st RD...
2009 -- In his final full season as a pro, Ullyett reached two ATP World Tour finals (w/Soares) picking up one title… Clinched his fifth Stockholm title with his fifth different partner, beating Aspelin-Hanley 64 76(4)… He extended his doubles title streak to 13 consecutive years since winning his first trophy at Shanghai in 1997. During the tournament he registered 500 career doubles match wins… The pair also reached the New Haven final (l. to Knowle-Melzer)… Ullyett-Soares had a to 2-2 lifetime in finals… Reached three other SFs (Masters 1000 Rome, Masters 1000 Madrid, Eastbourne) and four QFs (Masters 1000 Miami, Barcelona, Roland Garros, Wimbledon).
2008 -- The Zimbabwe native captured his 33rd ATP doubles title and finished in Top 10 individually for fifth consecutive season at No. 8. Partnered Jonas Bjorkman to win East London Challenger title, SF in Las Vegas and QF at AMS Indian Wells. Joined forces with Jamie Murray for runner-up finish in Estoril before reuniting with Bjorkman for SF exits at AMS Rome and Hamburg. Followed with QF at Roland Garros. Won title in Nottingham (w/B. Soares) and later in campaign reached Washington final with Brazilian. Playing with Bjorkman, reached third Grand Slam final (2-1 record) at Wimbledon (l. to Nestor-Zimonjic). Veterans closed season with titles at Stockholm and AMS Paris. Finished No. 4 in ATP Doubles Race and qualified for Tennis Masters Cup, going 1-2 in round robin play.
2007 -- Finished at No. 4 in Stanford ATP Doubles Race (w/Hanley). Opened with their sixth team title in Sydney and reached SF at Australian Open and US Open. Reached finals at AMS Hamburg and Montreal and SF in six other tournaments. Lost longest match in games at Wimbledon, 28-26, in fifth set to Melo-Sa in 2nd RD. Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and reached SF or better for fourth straight year. Finished in Top 10 individually for fourth consecutive season tied at No. 10.
2006 -- Claimed five ATP titles in seven finals (w/Hanley) to finish as No. 4 team. Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup and went 3-0 in round robin play. Titled in Rotterdam, Dubai, AMS Hamburg, Queen's and Stockholm. Best Grand Slam results were SF appearances at Australian and US Opens.
2005 -- Won two titles in five finals (w/Black). Won second career Grand Slam crown at Australian Open (d. Bryans). In April, reached final at AMS Miami. In summer, runner-up in Washington, winner at AMS Montreal, runner-up at AMS Cincinnati and SF at US Open. Closed season with consecutive SF showings at AMS Madrid, AMS Paris and Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai. Finished No. 3 (w/W. Black) in Doubles Race, year-end best No. 6 individually and earned a career-high $501,081.
2004 -- With Black, qualified for Tennis Masters Cup and reached final. Won AMS titles in Miami and Hamburg. Advanced to QF at all four Grand Slam events and Athens Olympics.
2003 -- Won 10th title in Munich (w/W. Black). Runner-up in Dubai, Moscow and AMS Madrid. Duo served as alternates at Tennis Masters Cup.
2002 -- Won six of seven finals (w/W. Black). Captured mixed doubles title at Australian Open (w/Hantuchova).
2001 -- Won three doubles titles, including his first Grand Slam crown at US Open (w/W. Black). Repeated title in Long Island (w/Stark).
2000 -- Won doubles titles with three different partners.
1999 -- Reached first ATP singles final in Nottingham (l. to Pioline). In doubles, won two titles (w/Norval) to qualify for ATP Doubles Championship.
1998 -- Won five doubles titles (four w/Stafford).
1997 -- Finalist at Magdeburg Challenger. In doubles, captured first ATP title in Shanghai (w/Mirnyi) along with two Challengers.
1996 -- Captured singles titles at Nagoya and Monterrey Challengers. Won Amarillo Challenger doubles title (w/Mirnyi) and reached first ATP final in Seoul (w/Kinnear).
1995 -- Reached singles SF at Nagoya Challenger. Advanced to first Grand Slam doubles QF at Australian Open and won Challenger title in Nagoya (w/Paes). Missed last seven months due to right rotator cuff surgery on Aug. 31.
1994 -- Won Jerusalem Challenger doubles (w/E. Ferreira).
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