Anne Minter (born 3 April 1963)[1] is a former tennis player from Australia.

Anne Minter
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceVictoria, Australia
Born (1963-04-03) 3 April 1963 (age 58)
Victoria, Australia
Turned pro1981
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 682,839
Career record258–245 (51.3%)
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 (36.6%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 68 (19 March 1990)

She competed for her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, and was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2] Minter won four singles titles on the WTA Tour: 1987 Taipei, Singapore;[3] 1988 Puerto Rico; 1989 Taipei.[1] She was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open in 1988, beating fourth seed Pam Shriver in the fourth round.[4] She twice reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, upsetting ninth seed Hana Mandlíková in the third round in 1988.[5] She reached her highest individual ranking at no. 23 on 4 July 1988.[1] On 19 March 1990, she reached her career-high doubles ranking or 68. Her playing career spanned from 1981 until 1992. Minter's win-loss record for singles stands at 258–245.

Tennis careerEdit

Fed CupEdit

Minter made her Fed Cup debut for Australia in 1981 and played successively until 1989 only missing 1982 and 1983.[6] In 1984, she led Australia to the final of the World Group where Australia lost narrowly 2–1 to Czechoslovakia.[6] In 1989, Minter and the Australians lost in the semifinals to Spain, with Minter's losing in three sets to Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.[6] This was her last appearance as an Australian player.[6] By this time, her record stood at 20 wins (6 losses).[1] In singles, it was a 16–6 winning record (4–0 in doubles).

Olympics and Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

Anne Minter played at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, reaching the second round of the tennis competition.[7]

Her Grand Slam debut came in 1981. Her best performance was at the 1988 Australian Open when she reached the quarterfinals.[1][4]

Personal lifeEdit

Minter married her former tennis coach Graeme Harris. They got married in a church in Box Hill, Australia. Together, they have three 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. Andrew earned tennis scholarship at the University of Oklahoma, and Samantha earned a tennis scholarship at Duke University. 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.

Following her tennis career, Minter pursued tennis coaching;[8]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups)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 Hard   Elizabeth Sayers 3–6, 1–6
Loss 2. Mar 1985 Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S. Hard   Robin White 7–6, 2–6, 2–6
Win 3. Apr 1987 Taipei Championships, Taiwan Carpet   Claudia Porwik 6–4, 6–1
Win 4. May 1987 Singapore Open Hard   Barbara Gerken 6–4, 6–1
Loss 5. Aug 1987 San Diego Open Hard   Raffaella Reggi 0–6, 4–6
Win 6. Oct 1988 Puerto Rico Open Hard   Mercedes Paz 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 7. Apr 1989 Taipei Championships Hard   Cammy MacGregor 6–1, 4–6, 6–2

Doubles: 1 titleEdit

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Sep 1984 Salt Lake City, U.S. Hard   Elizabeth Minter   Heather Crowe
  Robin White
6–1, 6–2

Mixed doubles: 1 runner-upEdit

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss Jun 1984 French Open Clay   Laurie Warder   Dick Stockton
  Anne Smith
2–6, 4–6


  1. ^ a b c d e "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 "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 Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
Succeeded by