Last updated: 24/05/2022
Last updated: 24/05/2022
SURFACE: Hard / Grass
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SURFACE:Hard / Grass
- Place of Birth: Gloucestershire
- Lives: Gloucestershire
- Trains: Team Bath
- Coach: Ian MacDonald (aka Macca)
- LTA Mentors: Craig Veal, Claire Curran
- Nickname: Lissey
- Started playing at: Painswick Lawn Tennis Club
- Primary school: The Croft Primary School, Painswick
- Secondary school: Stroud High School for Girls
- University: Northwestern University, Illinois
Lissey started playing tennis at the age of seven at Painswick Lawn Tennis Centre - just five minutes from her house.
She was involved in a lot of sports growing up, including football, athletics and hockey, but started taking tennis more seriously at 14 playing more tournaments on the weekends and during school holidays.
At 16 she accessed Team Bath through the AASE programme, before heading off to Northwestern University in the States.
MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE ON HER TENNIS JOURNEY
First and foremost her family. Lissey says they are incredibly supportive and always track her games wherever she's playing.
Lorraine Ristic, who was Lissey's first coach and close family friend, and still a big part of her journey.
Her college coaches, Claire Pollard and Jackie Holden who have been there for Lissey during some really tough times.
Last but definitely not least, her current coach at Bath, Macca, who is an instrumental part of her tennis. And in general, the whole team at Bath with Henry (S&C), Lambo (sport psych), and Katie and Adam (physios).
Barnett's season started with regular partner Olivia Nicholls at the W25 Bath - reaching the semi-finals before being knocked out by Arina Gabriela Vasilescu and Emily Webley-Smith 2-6, 6-4, 10-8.
The British duo then went on to finish runners-up at the W60 Andrezieux-Boutheon. After coming through two 11-9 match tie-breaks in both the quarter-final and semi-final, they eventually lost to Estelle Cascino and Jessika Ponchet 6-4, 6-1.
Made it to back-to-back W60 doubles finals, this time in Grenoble. Barnett and Nicholls got their revenge on Cascino and Ponchet in the semis, winning 2-6, 7-5, 12-10, before losing to Lily Miyazki and Prarthana Thombare in the final.
Playing in their first WTA event together in Lyon, Barnett and Nicholls reached the final, once again finishing runners-up. Straight set wins in the opening two rounds, followed by a close battle with Ulrikke Eikeri and Sam Murray Sharan took them to the final, where they lost 7-5, 6-1 to Laura Siegemund and Vera Zonareva.
Barnett and Nicholls qualified for the semi-finals in Istanbul after defeating fellow Brit, Sam Murray Sharan and partner, but was just shy of a place in the final after losing 0-6, 6-4, 10-8 to Dzalamidze and Rakhimova.
The pair proceeded to reach their second consecutive semi-final in Wiesbaden before bowing out of the tournament, losing 6-1, 6-3 to Andrea Gamiz and Eva Vedder.
Fast forward to La Bisbal D’Emporda where Barnett and Nicholls reached yet another final on clay before suffering defeat to Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva and Renata Zarazua 6-4, 2-6, 10-8.
- W25 Funchal (w/ Yu-Chieh Hsieh)
- W25 Vigo (w/ Olivia Gadecki)
- W25+H Figueira Da Foz (w/ Olivia Nicholls)
- W15 Jerusalem (w/ Emily Appleton)
- W15 Sharm El Sheikh (w/ Lina Glushko)
- W15 Sharm El Sheikh (w/ Yuriko Lily Miyazaki)
- W25 Sunderland (w/ Olivia Nicholls)
- W15 Sajur (w/ Chanel Simmonds)
- W25 Bolton (w/ Jodie Burrage)
- $15,000 Tel Aviv (w/ Olivia Nicholls)
- $15,000 Ramat Hasharon (w/ Olivia Nicholls)
- $15,000 Madrid (w/ Olivia Nicholls)
- Reaching the doubles final of the 2022 WTA 250, Lyon
- Winning six ITF doubles titles in 2021
- Playing at the Battle of the Brits for the Union Jacks
- Competing at the Progress Tour Women's Championships (semi-finalist in singles and doubles)
- Playing her first WTA event in 2019
- Representing Great Britain at the BNP University Games in 2016 - finishing third
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