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Angie Cunningham
Full name Angie Kate Cunningham
nee Woolcock
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1973-02-02)2 February 1973
Launceston, Australia
Died 4 October 2016(2016-10-04) (aged 43)
Melbourne, Australia
Prize money $67,087
Highest ranking No. 318 (17 April 1995)
Highest ranking No. 111 (10 May 1993)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1993)
French Open 2R (1992)
Wimbledon 1R (1991, 1993)
US Open 1R (1993)

Angie Kate Cunningham (2 February 1973 – 4 October 2016) was a professional tennis player from Australia. She competed during her career under her maiden name Angie Woolcock.


Tennis career

Born in Launceston, Cunningham won the Pardey Shield tennis title at the age of 13, which made her the youngest winner of the prestigious Tasmanian schools competition. Soon after, she moved to Melbourne to pursue a career in tennis and was accepted into the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

Cunningham was runner-up in three junior grand slam doubles finals, twice at the Australian Open and once at Wimbledon. She partnered with Nicole Pratt to make the final of the 1989 Australian Open, then in 1991 was a finalist again, with Joanne Limmer. Later in 1991, after beating Limmer to win her first ITF tournament in Woking, England, she partnered with the same player to reach the girls' doubles final at Wimbledon. She reached a highest junior doubles ranking of two in the world.

As a professional tennis player, she competed primarily in doubles. Her best performance on the WTA Tour was a semi-final appearance partnering Jo-Anne Faull at the Malaysian Women's Open in 1993. With a career best doubles ranking of 111 in 1993, she competed in the women's doubles main draws at all four grand slam tournaments that year. In 1994, she won two ITF singles titles, at Lee on Solent and Ballarat.

Retiring from tennis in 1996, Cunningham studied for a business degree at La Trobe University, then in 2000 began working for the Women's Tennis Association, through which she was based in London. Her roles during her 10 year career at the WTA included being the Vice President of Player Relations and On-Site Operations.

Personal life and illness

Cunningham was the middle of three children born to Bill and Susie Woolcock. Her father ran local real estate company Woolcock Partners for 40 years, before it was bought by her elder brother Sam in 2013. She had a husband Pat and two daughters.

In 2012, she was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). She died on 4 October 2016 at her home in Melbourne, at the age of 43. Her death occurred three and a half years after that of Australian tennis player Brad Drewett and a year before another former Australian player Peter Doohan died, both from motor neurone disease.


At the 2016 Newcombe Medal awards ceremony, she posthumously received the President's Spirit of Tennis Award for her efforts to raise awareness of MND.

The trophy for the Hobart International is named the Angie Cunningham Trophy in her honour.

ITF finals

Singles (3–3)

$50,000 tournaments
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$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 19 May 1991 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Hard Australia Joanne Limmer 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 27 April 1992 Sheffield, United Kingdom Hard Commonwealth of Independent States Svetlana Parkhomenko 3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 2. 13 March 1994 Warrnambool, Australia Hard Australia Jane Taylor w/o
Runner-up 2. 20 March 1994 Canberra, Australia Grass Hong Kong Tang Min 3–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 2 May 1994 Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom Clay Greece Christina Zachariadou 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 26 March 1995 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Jane Taylor 0–6, 4–6

Doubles (7–6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 March 1990 Newcastle, Australia Grass Australia Kirrily Sharpe Japan Yuko Hosoki
Japan Ayako Hirose
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 30 September 1990 Kuroshio, Japan Clay Australia Catherine Barclay Japan Naoko Kinoshita
Japan Emiko Takahashi
4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 14 October 1990 Matsuyama, Japan Clay Australia Catherine Barclay Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Kristine Kunce
7–6, 3–6, ret.
Winner 2. 19 May 1991 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Hard Australia Joanne Limmer South Africa Joannette Kruger
South Africa Cindy Summers
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 8 July 1991 Erlangen, Germany Clay Australia Louise Stacey Soviet Union Viktoria Milvidskaia
Germany Maja Živec-Škulj
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 15 July 1991 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Australia Louise Stacey Germany Martina Pawlik
United States Lisa Seemann
6–1, 6–2
Winner 4. 3 February 1992 Jakarta, Indonesia Clay Australia Nicole Pratt Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 4. 13 April 1992 Salerno, Italy Hard Australia Kirrily Sharpe Italy Linda Ferrando
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 6 July 1992 Erlangen, Germany Clay Germany Caroline Schneider People's Republic of China Chen Li-Ling
Japan Miki Yokobori
4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 23 November 1992 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Australia Kerry-Anne Guse Poland Magdalena Feistel
Australia Kirrily Sharpe
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 6. 20 December 1992 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Justine Hodder Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Kristine Kunce
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 7. 20 March 1994 Canberra, Australia Grass Australia Kate McDonald Japan Atsuko Shintani
Japan Haruko Shigekawa
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 4 September 1995 Spoleto, Italy Clay Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent Italy Cristina Salvi
Italy Elena Savoldi
6–1, 6–7, 2–6
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