Camille Benjamin

Camille Benjamin (born June 22, 1966) is an American former professional tennis player.

Camille Benjamin
Full nameCamille Benjamin-Schermerhorn
Country (sports) United States
Born (1966-02-06) February 6, 1966 (age 56)
Cleveland, Ohio
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$663,698
Singles
Career record262–298
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 27 (October 15, 1984)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1987, 1989)
French OpenSF (1984)
Wimbledon3R (1983, 1984)
US Open3R (1985, 1986, 1989)
Doubles
Career record147–246
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 72 (February 27, 1989)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1988)
French OpenQF (1984)
Wimbledon3R (1984)
US Open3R (1991)

Benjamin played on the WTA tour from 1981 to 1994. She reached the semifinals of the French Open in 1984, defeating Cláudia Monteiro, Jamie Golder, Catrin Jexell, Sabrina Goleš and Lisa Bonder before losing to Chris Evert.

Benjamin is the daughter of Panamanian immigrants. Her father, Carl Benjamin, was a math professor at Bakersfield College and had played college tennis at Central State College in Xenia, Ohio.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 2Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 1985 Salt Lake City, Utah, US Hard   Stephanie Rehe 2–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico, US Hard   Stephanie Rehe 5–7, 6–7

Doubles 3 (1–2)Edit

Legend
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 W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 1985 Marco Island, Florida, US Hard   Bonnie Gadusek   Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
2–6, 6–1, 0–6
Win 1–1 Sep 1986 Tulsa, Oklahoma, US Hard   Dianne Van Rensburg   Svetlana Cherneva
  Larisa Savchenko
7–6, 7–5
Loss 1–2 Oct 1991 San Juan, Puerto Rico, US Hard   Sabine Appelmans   Rika Hiraki
  Florencia Labat
3–6, 3–6

ITF titlesEdit

Singles (1)Edit

No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
1. July 20, 1987 Schenectady, NY, USA Hard   Vicki Nelson-Dunbar 6–2, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  • Sundiata A. Djata. Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis Vol. 1, p. 78-79.

External linksEdit