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Kevin Ullyett
Ullyett 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country  Zimbabwe
Residence Harare, Zimbabwe; London
Date of birth 23 May 1972 (1972-05-23) (age 37)
Place of birth Zimbabwe
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb; 12.1 st)
Turned pro 1990
Plays Right-handed; one-handed backhand
Career prize money US$4,122,539
Singles
Career record 21–34
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 107 (22 May 2000)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 2R (2000)
French Open -
Wimbledon -
US Open 2R (1993)
Doubles
Career record 501–305
Career titles 34
Highest ranking No. 4 (31 January 2005)
Australian Open W (2005)
French Open QF (2004, 2008, 2009)
Wimbledon F (2008)
US Open W (2001)
Last updated on: 26 October 2009.

Kevin Ullyett (born on 23 May 1972 in Harare is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. His primary success on the tour has been in men's doubles. He has won 24 doubles titles, including the 2001 US Open and the 2005 Australian Open, both with Wayne Black.

In mixed doubles, Ullyett won the 2002 Australian Open with Daniela Hantuchová. He reached the final of Wimbledon in 2002 with Hantuchová and the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2003 and 2005 with Hantuchová and Liezel Huber, respectively. He and Huber were the runners-up at the 2005 Australian Open.

Black, Ullyett's compatriot and long-time doubles partner, retired at the end of 2005. He then played with Jonas Björkman, who retired at the end of 2008. He's currently partnering Brazilian Bruno Soares.

His father, Robert Ullyett, represented Rhodesia at cricket and field hockey.

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Grand Slam doubles titles (3)

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Men's doubles (2)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2001 US Open Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Donald Johnson
United States Jared Palmer
7–6(9), 2–6, 6–3
2005 Australian Open Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4

Mixed doubles (1)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2002 Australian Open Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–3, 6–2

Men's doubles finals (58)

Wins (34)

Legend
Grand Slam (2)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (5)
ATP International Series Gold (4)
ATP Tour (23)
Titles by Surface
Hard (21)
Clay (6)
Grass (3)
Carpet (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 3 February 1997 Shanghai, China Carpet Belarus Max Mirnyi Sweden Tomas Nydahl
Italy Stefano Pescosolido
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
2. 27 April 1998 Orlando, Florida, U.S. Clay South Africa Grant Stafford Australia Michael Tebbutt
Sweden Mikael Tillström
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
3. 11 May 1998 Coral Springs, Florida, U.S. Clay South Africa Grant Stafford The Bahamas Mark Merklein
United States Vince Spadea
7–5, 6–4
4. 27 July 1998 Washington, D.C. Hard South Africa Grant Stafford South Africa Wayne Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 7–5
5. 21 September 1998 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Neil Broad Australia Wayne Arthurs
Spain Alberto Berasategui
7–6, 6–3
6. 25 October 1999 Lyon, France Carpet South Africa Piet Norval South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Australia Sandon Stolle
4–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(4)
7. 15 November 1999 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) South Africa Piet Norval United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Scott Humphries
7–5, 6–3
8. 28 August 2000 Long Island, New York, U.S. Hard United States Jonathan Stark United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Scott Humphries
6–4, 6–4
9. 9 October 2000 Hong Kong Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Germany David Prinosil
6–1, 6–2
10. 13 November 2000 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor Japan Thomas Shimada
South Africa Myles Wakefield
7–6(5), 7–5
11. 19 February 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i) Zimbabwe Wayne Black Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 6–3
12. 27 August 2001 Long Island, New York, U.S. Hard United States Jonathan Stark Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–1, 6–4
13. 10 September 2001 US Open, New York City Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Donald Johnson
United States Jared Palmer
7–6(9), 2–6, 6–3
14. 7 January 2002 Adelaide, Australia Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–2
15. 4 March 2002 San Jose, California, U.S. Hard (i) Zimbabwe Wayne Black South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
South Africa Robbie Koenig
6–3, 4–6, [10-5]
16. 17 June 2002 Queen's Club Championships, London Grass Zimbabwe Wayne Black India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–6(5), 3–6, 6–3
17. 19 August 2002 Washington, D.C. Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(4), 4–6, 6–3
18. 14 October 2002 Lyon, France Carpet Zimbabwe Wayne Black The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(3)
19. 28 October 2002 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Zimbabwe Wayne Black Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(4)
20. 5 May 2003 Munich, Germany Clay Zimbabwe Wayne Black Australia Joshua Eagle
United States Jared Palmer
6–3, 7–5
21. 5 April 2004 Key Biscayne, Florida, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–6(12)
22. 17 May 2004 Hamburg, Germany Clay Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–1, 6–2
23. 31 January 2005 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4
24. 15 August 2005 Montreal, Canada Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(2), 6–4
25. 27 February 2006 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Australia Paul Hanley Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(4), 7–6(2)
26. 6 March 2006 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Australia Paul Hanley The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
1–6, 6–2, [10-1]
27. 22 May 2006 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Paul Hanley The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
4–6, 7–6(5), [10-4]
28. 19 June 2006 Queen's Club Championships, London Grass Australia Paul Hanley Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 7–6(5)
29. 16 October 2006 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Australia Paul Hanley Belgium Olivier Rochus
Belgium Kristof Vliegen
7–6(2), 6–4
30. 15 January 2007 Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Paul Hanley The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–7(3), [10-6]
31. 16 June 2008 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Brazil Bruno Soares South Africa Jeff Coetzee
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–2, 7–6(5)
32. 12 October 2008 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman Sweden Johan Brunstrom
Sweden Michael Ryderstedt
6–1, 6–3
33. 2 November 2008 Paris, France Hard (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–2, 6–2
34. 25 October 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Brazil Bruno Soares Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Paul Hanley
6–4, 7–6(4)

Runner-ups (24)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 29 April 1996 Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Kent Kinnear United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
2. 12 October 1998 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) South Africa Piet Norval France Olivier Delaître
France Fabrice Santoro
6–3, 7–6
3. 11 January 1999 Doha, Qatar Hard South Africa Piet Norval United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jared Palmer
6–3, 6–4
4. 18 October 1999 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) South Africa Piet Norval Germany David Prinosil
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–3, 6–4
5. 13 May 2002 Rome, Italy Clay Zimbabwe Wayne Black Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
7–5, 7–5
6. 3 March 2003 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black India Leander Paes
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 6–0
7. 21 July 2003 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
8. 6 October 2003 Moscow, Russia Carpet Zimbabwe Wayne Black India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–3, 7–5
9. 20 October 2003 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Zimbabwe Wayne Black India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
10. 22 March 2004 Indian Wells, California, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black France Sébastien Grosjean
France Arnaud Clément
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
11. 26 July 2004 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black Australia Jordan Kerr
United States Jim Thomas
6–7(7), 7–6(3), 6–3
12. 8 November 2004 Paris, France Carpet Zimbabwe Wayne Black Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–4
13. 21 November 2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Houston, Texas, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
14. 4 April 2005 Key Biscayne, Florida, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–1, 6–2
15. 8 August 2005 Washington, D.C. Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–2
16. 22 August 2005 Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
17. 9 January 2006 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Paul Hanley Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(4), 7–6(10)
18. 7 August 2006 Washington, D.C. Hard Australia Paul Hanley United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 5–7, [10-3]
19. 14 August 2006 Toronto, Canada Hard Australia Paul Hanley United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–1
20. 12 August 2007 Montréal, Canada Hard Australia Paul Hanley India Mahesh Bhupati
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–4, 6–4
21. 21 April 2008 Estoril, Portugal Clay United Kingdom Jamie Murray South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–2, 4–6, [10-8]
22. 5 July 2008 Wimbledon, London Grass Sweden Jonas Björkman Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjic
7–6, 6–7, 6–3, 6–3
23. 17 August 2008 Washington, D.C. Hard Brazil Bruno Soares France Marc Gicquel
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
7–6, 6–3
24. 29 August 2009 New Haven, USA Hard Brazil Bruno Soares Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6–4, 7–6(3)

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A 1R QF A 2R 1R 1R 2R QF QF 3R QF W SF SF 3R 3R 1 / 15
French Open A A A A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 3R 3R 2R QF 1R 2R 2R QF QF 0 / 15
Wimbledon A A A LQ 1R 1R A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 3R QF SF QF 2R F QF 0 / 15
U.S. Open A A A A 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 1R W QF 3R QF SF SF SF 2R 2R 1 / 14
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 59
Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A SF LQ A A A 2R 1R 1R QF 2R F QF 1R QF QF 1R 0 / 12
Miami A A A A 2R 1R A A 2R 2R 3R 3R 3R 2R W F SF QF 2R QF 1 / 15
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R A SF A A A SF SF 2R 0 / 7
Rome A A A A A A A A A 1R A 1R F 2R QF 2R QF QF SF SF 0 / 10
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R F A SF SF 2R SF SF 0 / 11
Canada A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R W F F QF 2R 1 / 12
Cincinnati A A A LQ LQ A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R F 2R QF 2R 2R 0 / 13
Shanghai Not Held 2R 0 / 1
Paris A A A A A A A A QF 1R 1R SF 2R QF F SF 1R QF W 2R 1 / 12
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A 2R A 2R 1R 2R W 2R W F 2R NME 2 / 9
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 5 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 8 0 / 9 2 / 7 1 / 8 1 / 8 0 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 9 5 / 102
Year End Ranking 934 339 235 135 91 158 103 92 35 26 34 13 11 18 9 6 8 10 8 24 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
LQ = lost in the qualifying draw

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Simple English

Kevin Ullyett (born on May 23, 1972 in Harare) is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. His success on the tour has come playing doubles.

In his career, he has won 24 doubles titles, including the 2001 US Open and the 2005 Australian Open, both with Wayne Black.

In Mixed Doubles, Ullyett won the 2002 Australian Open with Daniela Hantuchová. He reached the final of Wimbledon in 2002, with Hantuchová, and the semifinal of Wimbledon in 2003 and 2005 with Hantuchová and Liezel Huber respectively. He reached the 2005 Australian Open final, also with Huber.

Black, Ullyett's compatriot and long-time doubles partner, retired at the end of 2005. He now plays with Jonas Björkman.


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