Brigitte Cuypers

Brigitte Cuypers (born 3 December 1955) is a retired tennis player from South Africa.[2][3]

Brigitte Cuypers
Full nameBrigitte Cuypers-Fourie
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1955-12-03) 3 December 1955 (age 66)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)[1]
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career recordno value
Career titles3
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1977)
Wimbledon3R (1978)
US Open3R (1977)
Doubles
Career recordno value
Career titles3
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1979)
WimbledonQF (1977)
US Open3R (1977, 1978, 1979)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1977)
US Open2R (1978)

Cuypers reached the final of the South African Championships singles event on five consecutive occasions from 1975 to 1979 and won the title in 1976, 1978 and 1979. In 1977, she won the doubles title at the Italian Open with compatriot Marise Kruger.[3] In August 1979, she was runner–up at the Canadian Open, losing the final in three sets to Laura duPont.[4]

Cuypers won the singles title at the Rhodesian Open in 1974 and 1975.[5] She won the Akron Virginia Slims doubles title in 1976 with Mona Anne Guerrant.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jun 1973 Chichester Tournament, England Grass   Dianne Fromholtz 1–6, 0–6
Loss 2. Nov 1975 South African Open, Johannesburg Hard   Annette du Plooy 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 3. Aug 1976 U.S. Clay Court Open, Indianapolis Hard   Kathy May 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 4. Nov 1976 South African Open, Johannesburg Hard   Laura duPont 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–1
Loss 5. Dec 1977 South African Open, Johannesburg Hard   Linky Boshoff 1–6, 4–6
Win 6. Dec 1978 South African Open, Johannesburg Hard   Linda Siegel 6–1, 6–0
Loss 7. Aug 1979 Canadian Open, Toronto Hard   Laura DuPont 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 1–6
Win 8. Dec 1979 South African Open, Johannesburg Hard   Tanya Harford 7–6, 6–2

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Win 1. Feb 1976 Virginia Slims of Akron, Richfield (Ohio) Carpet (i)   Mona Guerrant   Glynis Coles
  Florenţa Mihai
6–4, 7–6
Win 2. Jun 1976 Kent Championships, Beckenham Grass   Annette Du Plooy   Natasha Chmyreva
  Olga Morozova
9–7, 6–4
Win 3. May 1977 Italian Open, Rome Clay   Marise Kruger   Bunny Bruning
  Sharon Walsh
3–6, 7–5, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bostic, Stephanie, ed. (1979). USTA Player Records 1978. United States Tennis Association (USTA). p. 182.
  2. ^ "WTA – Player profile". Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
  3. ^ a b Jim Bainbridge (1978). 1978 Colgate Series Media Guide. New York: H.O. Zimman Inc. p. 40.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1980). World of Tennis 1980 : a BP yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 138, 139, 168. ISBN 9780362020120.
  5. ^ Hedges, Martin (1978). The Concise Dictionary of Tennis. New York: Mayflower Books. p. 73. ISBN 978-0861240128.

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