Amanda Augustus

Amanda Augustus (born January 19, 1978) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Amanda Augustus
Country (sports) United States
Born (1978-01-19) January 19, 1978 (age 43)
California, U.S.
Turned pro1999
Retired2005
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$113,106
Singles
Career record68–103
Highest rankingNo. 304 (June 18, 2001)
Doubles
Career record179–120
Career titles0 WTA / 18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 82 (November 4, 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2002, 2003)
French Open2R (2002)
Wimbledon1R (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
US Open2R (2002)

BiographyEdit

Augustus, who grew up in Los Angeles County, attended UC Berkeley and was one of the most successful tennis players in California Golden Bears history.[1] She received All-Pac-10 honors in each of her four seasons. In 1998 and 1999 she teamed up with Amy Jensen to claim back to back NCAA doubles titles.[2]

A left-handed player, Augustus turned professional after graduating from UC Berkeley in 1999.[3]

She played on tour primarily as a doubles player and reached a top ranking of 82 in the world, with 18 ITF doubles titles. Her best performance on the WTA Tour were semi-final appearances in the doubles at the 2001 Tashkent Open, 2002 Canberra Women's Classic and 2002 Bank of the West Classic in Stanford. She featured in the main draw of all four grand slam tournaments. Both of her wins in grand slam matches were over seeded pairings. Partnering Jennifer Embry at the 2002 French Open, the pair beat 12th seeds Janet Lee and Wynne Prakusya. At the 2002 US Open she and Embry had a win over Amanda Coetzer and Lori McNeil, who were also seeded 12th. She played her final year on the professional tour in 2005.

Formerly a head coach at the University of Michigan, since 2007 she has headed women's tennis back at her alma mater UC Berkeley.[4]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Doubles (18–16)Edit

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 9 June 1996 Lawrenceville, United States Hard   Vanessa Webb   Rebecca Jensen
  Kristine Kurth
7–6, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 30 June 1996 Mahwah, United States Hard   Vanessa Webb   Jackie Moe
  Vickie Paynter
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 16 June 1997 Mount Pleasant, United States Hard   Tina Samara   Keirsten Alley
  Liza Andriyani
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 26 July 1997 Dublin, Ireland Carpet   Amy Jensen   Surina De Beer
  Lizzie Jelfs
3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 22 September 1997 Newport Beach, United States Hard   Amy Jensen   Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen
  Janet Lee
3–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 28 June 1998 Springfield, United States Hard   Julie Scott   Amanda Grahame
  Bryanne Stewart
6–0, 6–0
Winner 4. 12 July 1998 Easton, United States Hard   Julie Scott   Dawn Buth
  Stephanie Nickitas
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 18 July 1999 Evansville, United States Hard   Elizabeth Schmidt   Amanda Johnson
  Andrea Nathan
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 5. 8 August 1999 Harrisonburg, United States Hard   Amy Jensen   Julie Ditty
  Wang I-ting
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 21 November 1999 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Julie Thu   Rachel McQuillan
  Trudi Musgrave
4–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 16 April 2000 La Cañada, United States Hard   Julie Scott   Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
6–3, 6–1
Winner 7. 25 June 2000 Montreal, Canada Hard   Amy Jensen   Jennifer Embry
  Kristina Kraszewski
3–6, 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 6. 2 July 2000 Lachine, Canada Clay   Amy Jensen   Jennifer Embry
  Kristina Kraszewski
1–6, 5–7
Winner 8. 17 September 2000 Osaka, Japan Hard   Amy Jensen   Shiho Hisamatsu
  Jeon Mi-ra
6–3, 6–2
Winner 9. 1 October 2000 Saga, Japan Grass   Amy Jensen   Nannie de Villiers
  Eva Krejčová
6–4, 6–3
Winner 10. 5 November 2000 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Amy Jensen   Natalie Grandin
  Nicole Rencken
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 15 April 2001 Columbus, United States Hard (i)   Sarah Taylor   Lisa McShea
  Irina Selyutina
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 22 April 2001 Allentown, United States Hard (i)   Zuzana Lešenarová   Lisa McShea
  Irina Selyutina
5–7, 3–6
Winner 11. 29 April 2001 Jackson, United States Clay   Irina Selyutina   Zuzana Lešenarová
  Nicole Melch
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 4 November 2001 Hayward, United States Hard   Abigail Spears   Irina Selyutina
  Nannie de Villiers
0–6, 5–7
Winner 12. 18 November 2001 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Jennifer Embry   Kelly Liggan
  Renata Voráčová
7–6(5), 2–6, 7–6(5)
Winner 13. 3 December 2001 West Columbia, United States Hard   Jennifer Embry   Alina Jidkova
  Abigail Spears
0–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 30 March 2002 Bendigo, Australia Grass   Claire Curran   Sarah Stone
  Samantha Stosur
0–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 14. 7 July 2002 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay   Christina Horiatopoulos   Lenka Šnajdrová
  Ivana Višić
7–6(4), 6–4
Winner 15. 14 July 2002 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass   Nicole Sewell   Christina Horiatopoulos
  Sarah Stone
7–6(5), 6–4
Winner 16. 4 August 2002 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Renata Kolbovic   Lauren Kalvaria
  Gabriela Lastra
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 17 November 2002 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Gabriela Lastra   Trudi Musgrave
  Julie Pullin
6–7(1), 2–6
Runner-up 12. 24 November 2002 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Gabriela Lastra   Evie Dominikovic
  Rachel McQuillan
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 8 December 2002 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard   Debby Haak   Ivana Abramović
  Remi Tezuka
2–6, 1–6
Winner 17. 13 July 2003 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Mélanie Marois   Nicole Sewell
  Andrea van den Hurk
7–6(4), 6–4
Runner-up 14. 14 September 2003 Peachtree, United States Hard   Mélanie Marois   Lauren Kalvaria
  Jessica Lehnhoff
6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 28 September 2003 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Mélanie Marois   Samantha Reeves
  Milagros Sequera
3–6, 2–6
Winner 18. 19 October 2003 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Mélanie Marois   Sarah Riske
  Kaysie Smashey
7–6(6), 6–2
Runner-up 16. 1 February 2004 Waikoloa, United States Hard   Natalie Grandin   Gisela Dulko
  Patricia Tarabini
6–1, 3–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Potkey, Rhiannon (April 19, 2016). "Cal's Augustus has a long tennis history in Ventura County". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ Frost, Marcia (2008). American Doubles-- the Trials, the Triumphs, the Domination. Mansion. p. 46. ISBN 1932421165.
  3. ^ Fainaru-Wada, Mark (July 8, 2001). "They won't be found on Centre Court". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Amanda Augustus Named Cal Women's Tennis Coach". pac-12.com. July 20, 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2018.

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