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 42)
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 titlesEdit

Doubles (18)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. June 24, 1996 Madison, U.S. Hard   Vanessa Webb   Jackie Moe
  Vickie Paynter
6–2, 6–4
2. June 9, 1996 Lawrenceville, U.S. Hard   Vanessa Webb   Rebecca Jensen
  Kristine Kurth
7–6, 3–6, 6–4
3. June 28, 1998 Springfield, U.S. Hard   Julie Scott   Amanda Grahame
  Bryanne Stewart
6–0, 6–0
4. July 12, 1998 Easton, U.S. Hard   Julie Scott   Dawn Buth
  Stephanie Nickitas
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
5. August 8, 1999 Harrisonburg, U.S. Hard   Amy Jensen   Julie Ditty
  I-Ting Wang
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
6. April 16, 2000 La Cañada, U.S. Hard   Julie Scott   Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
6–3, 6–1
7. June 25, 2000 Montreal, Canada Hard   Amy Jensen   Jennifer Embry
  Kristina Kraszewski
3–6, 7–5, 6–0
8. September 17, 2000 Osaka, Japan Hard   Amy Jensen   Shiho Hisamatsu
  Jeon Mi-ra
6–3, 6–2
9. October 1, 2000 Saga, Japan Grass   Amy Jensen   Nannie de Villiers
  Eva Krejčová
6–4, 6–3
10. November 5, 2000 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Amy Jensen   Natalie Grandin
  Nicole Rencken
6–4, 6–3
11. April 29, 2001 Jackson, U.S. Clay   Irina Selyutina   Zuzana Lesenarova
  Nicole Melch
6–3, 6–3
12. November 18, 2001 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Jennifer Embry   Kelly Liggan
  Renata Voráčová
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
13. December 3, 2001 West Columbia, U.S. Hard   Jennifer Embry   Alina Jidkova
  Abigail Spears
0–6, 6–3, 6–3
14. July 7, 2002 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay   Christina Horiatopoulos   Lenka Snajdrova
  Ivana Visic
7–6(7–4), 6–4
15. July 14, 2002 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass   Nicole Sewell   Christina Horiatopoulos
  Sarah Stone
7–6(7–5), 6–4
16. August 4, 2002 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Renata Kolbovic   Lauren Kalvaria
  Gabriela Lastra
7–5, 7–5
17. July 13, 2003 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Mélanie Marois   Nicole Sewell
  Andrea van den Hurk
7–6(7–4), 6–4
18. October 19, 2003 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Mélanie Marois   Sarah Riske
  Kaysie Smashey
7–6(8–6), 6–2

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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