Andrea Leand

Andrea Leand (born 18 January 1964) is a former professional tennis player from the U.S..

Andrea Leand
Country (sports) United States
Born (1964-01-18) 18 January 1964 (age 57)
Baltimore, USA
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Turned pro1982
Retired1996
PlaysRight-handed
CollegePrinceton University
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Singles
Career record142–151
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 12 (May, 1982), holds the WTA record for best first time appearance on the WTA rankings at No.18
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1982, 1984)
French Open4R (1982)
Wimbledon3R (1983, 1990)
US Open4R (1981, 1982, 1983)
Doubles
Career record57–89
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1990)
French Open3R (1985)
WimbledonQF (1983)
US Open2R (1981, 1983, 1984)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open3R (1985)
Wimbledon2R (1983)
Medal record

EducationEdit

In 1988, Leand graduated from Princeton University, where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She also earned an MBA degree from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in 2002.

Career in sportsEdit

Andrea Leand was the No. 1 ranked junior in the United States and the No. 2 ranked junior in the World in 1981. She turned pro in 1982 and appeared on the WTA pro rankings for the first time at No.18, a record for the highest first-time appearance in the pro tennis rankings that she still holds today. Leand rose to a career high No. 12. Leand was ranked in the top 10 of the world doubles rankings reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1983.[1]

Leand represented the United States at the Federation Cup in 1982 and the Olympics in 1984. She competed on the WTA tour from 1981 to 1994. She won a singles title at the Pittsburgh Open in 1984 after a three-sets victory in the final against Pascale Paradis. Leand reached the fourth round of the US Open on three occasions, at Wimbledon once, and the French Open once. She upset second-seeded Andrea Jaeger at the 1981 U.S. Open.[2]

Later careerEdit

After 15 years on the pro tour, Leand pursued careers in journalism and broadcasting, as contributor to multiple publications including USA Today, The New York Times, and The Baltimore Sun. She also was a lead commentator for ESPN/STAR television for 10 years. She later became certified as an investment advisor for Morgan Stanley. Leand was named publisher of Tennis Week Magazine in 2007.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Andrea Land". AELTC.
  2. ^ David Emery, ed. (1983). Who's Who in International Tennis. London: Sphere. p. 67. ISBN 978-0722133200.

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