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Andrea Temesvári (born 26 April 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. She won the Italian Open at age sixteen, but injuries would later hamper her career.

Andrea Temesvári
Andrea Temesvari RG 2011.jpg
French Open 2011 Trophée des Légendes
Country (sports)  Hungary
Residence Budapest, Hungary
Born (1966-04-26) 26 April 1966 (age 52)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1981
Retired 1997
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,162,635
Singles
Career record 241–210
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 7 (23 January 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1984, 1989)
French Open 4R (1983)
Wimbledon 4R (1984)
US Open 3R (1982, 1983, 1984, 1989)
Doubles
Career record 211–171
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 13 (21 December 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1990)
French Open W (1986)
Wimbledon QF (1985, 1989)
US Open 3R (1983, 1984, 1986)

Contents

PersonalEdit

Temesvári was born in Budapest, Hungary. She began playing tennis at age nine. She was coached by her father, Otto Temesvári, and Ferenc Polyak.

CareerEdit

Temesvári joined the WTA Tour in 1981. She received the Most Improved Player Award by WTA Tour and TENNIS Magazine in 1982. She reached a high of World No. 7. in 1983. After several injuries, she made a comeback after dropping out of Top 25 for first time since 1983 in 1986. At the 1986 French Open she won the women's doubles title with Martina Navratilova.

She returned to the tour at start of 1989 after a 20-month layoff due to ankle and shoulder injuries. She had two operations on ankle in March and September 1987 and then arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder in April 1988. She played for the Hungarian Fed Cup Team from 1983 to 1986, 1989 to 1990, and 1992. She was also a member of the Hungarian Olympic Team in 1996. She retired in 1997. During her career she won a total of five singles titles and seven doubles titles.

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title, 0 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1986 French Open Clay   Martina Navratilova   Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 6–2

WTA Career FinalsEdit

Singles: 7 (5–2)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–1)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (5–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (4–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1 March 1982 Hershey Hard (I)   Catherine Tanvier 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 10 May 1982 Lugano Clay   Chris Evert-Lloyd 0–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 2 May 1983 Perugia Clay   Bonnie Gadusek 6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. 4 July 1983 Hittfeld Clay   Eva Pfaff 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 1 August 1983 Indianapolis Clay   Zina Garrison 6–2, 6–2
Winner 5. 22 July 1985 Indianapolis Clay   Zina Garrison 7–6(7–0), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 14 August 1989 Mahwah Hard   Steffi Graf 5–7, 2–6

Doubles: 10 (7–3)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–2)
Tier III (1–0)
Tier IV (2–0)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (3–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (5–2)
Carpet (2–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 29 October 1984 Zürich Carpet (I)   Andrea Leand   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková
6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 28 October 1985 Zürich Carpet (I)   Hana Mandlíková   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 31 March 1986 Marco Island Clay   Martina Navratilova   Kathy Jordan
  Elise Burgin
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 12 May 1986 Berlin Clay   Martina Navratilova   Steffi Graf
  Helena Suková
5–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 26 May 1986 French Open Clay   Martina Navratilova   Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 17 April 1989 Tampa Clay   Brenda Schultz   Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 2. 9 April 1990 Amelia Island Clay   Regina Rajchrtová   Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner 6. 17 May 1993 Strasbourg Clay   Shaun Stafford   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 14 February 1994 Paris Carpet (I)   Mary Pierce   Sabine Appelmans
  Laurence Courtois
4–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 24 July 1995 Maria Lankowitz Clay   Silvia Farina Elia   Alexandra Fusai
  Wiltrud Probst
6–2, 6–2

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Career SR
Australian Open A A A 3R A NH A A 3R 2R A A 2R A A 1R A 0 / 5
French Open 1R 3R 4R 2R 1R 2R A A 2R 3R 2R A 1R A 1R 2R A 0 / 12
Wimbledon A 3R 3R 4R 2R A A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R A 2R A A 0 / 9
US Open A 3R 3R 3R 2R 2R A A 3R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A 0 / 11
SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 37
Year End Ranking 146 33 11 14 16 43 NR NR 43 116 157 71 153 132 90 181 942

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