Anne Minter

Anne Minter (born 3 April 1963)[1] is a former tennis player from Australia, who competed for her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2] She won four singles titles on the WTA Tour: 1987 Taipei, Singapore;[3] 1988 Puerto Rico; 1989 Taipei.[1] Minter was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open in 1988, beating fourth seed Pam Shriver in the R16 when the tournament moved to the hard court surface at Melbourne Park.[4] She twice reached the R16 at Wimbledon, upsetting ninth seed Hana Mandlíková in the third round in 1988.[5] She reached her highest individual ranking in her professional career on 4 July 1988, when she became the 23rd top player in the world.[1] On 19 March 1990 she reached her highest doubles ranking or 68. Her playing career spanned 11 years from 1981 until 1992. Minter's win-loss record for singles stands at 258–245.

Anne Minter
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceVictoria, Australia
Born (1963-04-03) 3 April 1963 (age 57)
Victoria, Australia
Turned pro1981
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$US682,839[1]
Career record258–245
Career titles4 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 23 (4 July 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1988)
French Open3R (1987)
Wimbledon4R (1991, 1988)
US Open3R (1984, 1988, 1989)
Career record108–187
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 68 (19 March 1990)

Fed CupEdit

Minter made her Fed Cup debut for Australia in 1981 and played successively until 1989 only missing 1982–1983.[6] Her debut came with a win in doubles in the 1st Round of the World Group over the team from the Philippines.[6] In 1984 Minter lead Australia to the final of the World Group where Australia lost narrowly 2–1 to Czechoslovakia.[6] Minter was the only winner from the team, winning her singles.[6] Again the following year, Minter was influential in heading the Australian team into the semi-finals, this time unsuccessful against a strong US team.[6] For the next three years Minter headed the Australian team to successive quarter-finals losing to Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Germany respectively.[6] In 1989 Minter and the Australians were back at the top and narrowly lost in the semi-finals to a strong Spanish side with Minter losing in three sets to an in form Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.[6] This was also to be Anne Minter's last appearance as an Australian player.[6] By this time her record stood at 20 wins and 6 losses.[1] In singles it was a 16–6 winning record and a 4–0 in doubles.


Anne Minter played in the 1988 Seoul Olympics reaching the second round.[7]

Grand SlamsEdit

Anne Minter's debut in all Grand Slams with the exception of Wimbledon came in 1981. Minter regularly progressed through to the second and third rounds of Grand Slams with her best result being a quarter- final.

Australian OpenEdit

Her best performance was in the 1988 Australian Open saw her reach the quarter-finals.[1][4] Her only absence at the tournament was in 1986.

French OpenEdit

Minter's best result was at 1987 French Open when she progressed to third round of the tournament.


At Wimbledon, Minter's results were the best reaching the third round on numerous occasions and the fourth round twice.[1]

US OpenEdit

Minter experienced mixed results at the US Open with a number of first round losses and reached the third round three times.

Personal lifeEdit

Minter married her former tennis coach and boyfriend Graeme Harris. They got married in a church in Box Hill, Australia. Together, they have 3 children. The eldest, Caterina Harris was born in 1992, followed by Andrew Harris in 1994, and lastly Samantha Harris in 1995. Caterina Harris is a former state triathlete and currently is studying an Arts/Law degree at Deakin University. Andrew Harris and Samantha Harris both pursued tennis. Currently, Andrew is on a tennis scholarship at the University of Oklahoma and graduates in May 2017, while Samantha is on a tennis scholarship at Duke University and graduates in May 2018. Andrew has had a successful tennis career thus far, winning both the Wimbledon Junior Doubles titles and French Open Junior Doubles titles with his partner Nick Kyrgios. He was a former top 10 junior in the world and has reached a career high ATP ranking of 483. Following graduation, both Andrew and Samantha aim to become professional tennis players.

Following her tennis career, Minter pursued tennis coaching on a private court in her backyard. She coaches midweek ladies and children ranging from 5 year olds to 18 year olds. Minter and her husband also coach their children Andrew and Samantha.[8]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 7 (4–3)Edit

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 2
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 1983 Kansas City, Missouri, US Hard   Elizabeth Sayers 3–6, 1–6
Loss 2. Mar 1985 Hershey, Pennsylvania, US Hard   Robin White 7–6, 2–6, 2–6
Win 3. Apr 1987 Taipei Carpet   Claudia Porwik 6–4, 6–1
Win 4. May 1987 Singapore Hard   Barbara Gerken 6–4, 6–1
Loss 5. Aug 1987 San Diego, US Hard   Raffaella Reggi 0–6, 4–6
Win 6. Oct 1988 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard   Mercedes Paz 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 7. Apr 1989 Taipei Hard   Cammy MacGregor 6–1, 4–6, 6–2

Doubles 1 (1–0)Edit

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Sep 1984 Salt Lake City, Utah, US Hard   Elizabeth Minter   Heather Crowe
  Robin White
6–1, 6–2

Mixed doubles 1 (0–1)Edit

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 0
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jun 1984 French Open, France Clay   Laurie Warder   Dick Stockton
  Anne Smith
2–6, 4–6


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Profiles:Anne Minter". Tennis Australia. Archived from the original on 11 October 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  2. ^ AIS at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Molik downed in Budapest final". ABC. 21 April 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  4. ^ a b Quayle, Emma (26 January 2005). "Molik here to stay: former stars". The Age. Australia. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Mandlikova upset by Anne Minter". Reading Eagle. 24 June 1988. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Anne Minter". Fed Cup. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Anne Minter". SR/Olympic sports. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Anne Minter". Becky Smaller. Retrieved 14 April 2017.

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Preceded by
  Peanut Louie-Harper
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
Succeeded by
  Svetlana Parkhomenko