Liga was born May 21, 1983 in Riga, Latvia. She was introduced to tennis at age 6 by her father Aivars, who also was her coach from age 10 until recent years.
She was number 1 in Latvia for a consecutive 5 years (2002-2007), is currently number 3 in singles and number 1 in doubles. Liga has represented Latvia many times in the Fed Cup competition including this year’s Fed Cup competition in Egypt.
Playing pro tennis since 2000, her highest singles world ranking was #280 and her highest doubles ranking #54.
Liga’s best tournament results:
WTA tour title in Vina del Mar
WTA tour finalist in Charleston, Quebec City, Canberra, Hobart, Australia
20 ITF circuit titles
Played WTT for St. Louis Aces and was named Rookie of the Year in 2009.
Highest doubles team defeated: World number 1 Huber/Black at New Haven with Patty Schnyder as her partner.