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Astrid Suurbeek (born 15 February 1947) is a former Dutch tennis player who was mainly active in the late sixties.

Astrid Suurbeek
Nationale Tenniskampioenschappen te Scheveningen. Astrid Suurbeek in aktie, Bestanddeelnr 920-5781.jpg
Country (sports) Netherlands
Born (1947-02-15) 15 February 1947 (age 72)
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Singles
Career recordno value
Career titles0
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1968)
Wimbledon2R (1967, 1968, 1969)
Doubles
Career recordno value
Career titles0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1968)
Wimbledon3R (1968 )
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1968)
Team competitions
Fed CupF (1968)

CareerEdit

Suurbeek won the singles Dutch championship at Scheveningen in 1967 and 1982[1] as well as the doubles and mixed doubles in 1968.

She competed in the 1967 Summer Universiade in Tokyo and won the women's doubles Gold medal with Ada Bakker.[2]

Suurbeek played for the Dutch Federation Cup team that reached the 1968 final against Australia, which was played at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. In the final, she played Australian multiple Grand Slam winner Margaret Court and lost in straight sets, 1–6, 3–6. Australia won the final 3–0.[3][4] In the same year, she reached the women's singles quarterfinals of the Australian Open which she lost to eventual champion Billie Jean King.[5]

Suurbeek played in the ladies' singles competition at Wimbledon in 1967, 1968 and 1969 but did not make it past the second round.

In 1980, she was voted Female Player of the Year by the USA Tennis Florida Adult Competitive Tennis Council.[6] In 1983 she won the USTA National Indoor Women`s 35 Championships in St. Louis and was ranked first in the USTA women`s 35s.[7]

She is currently head Tennis professional Gleneagles Country Club, Delray, Florida.[8]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (2 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 January 1968 Auckland, New Zealand Grass   Ada Bakker   Kerry Melville
  Gail Sherriff
0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 22 July 1968 Hilversum, Netherlands Hard   Judy Tegart   Annette Van Zyl
  Pat Walkden
2–6, 6–3, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nationale kampioenen sinds 1899". KNLTB. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Astrid Suurbeek". ILTC. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Results - 1968 World Group Final". ITF. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Aussie Net Team Halts Spree of Dutch 'Jokers'". St. Petersburg Times. May 27, 1968.
  5. ^ "Players - Astrid Suurbeck". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  6. ^ "USA Tennis Florida - Competitive Awards" (PDF). USA Tennis Florida. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Delray`s Astrid Suurbeek Wins St. Louis Tournament". SunSentinel. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Astrid Suurbeek". Gleneagles Country Club. Archived from the original on 3 December 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2012.

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