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

Camille Benjamin
Country (sports) United States
Born (1966-02-06) February 6, 1966 (age 53)
Cleveland, Ohio
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$663,698
Singles
Career record262-298
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.

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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
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. September 15, 1985 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard (o)   Stephanie Rehe 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. October 18, 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA Hard (o)   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
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 3, 1985 Marco Island, Florida, USA Hard   Bonnie Gadusek   Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
2–6, 6–1, 0–6
Winner 2. September 28, 1986 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Hard (o)   Dianne Van Rensburg   Svetlana Cherneva
  Larisa Savchenko
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 3. October 27, 1991 San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA Hard (o)   Sabine Appelmans   Rika Hiraki
  Florencia Labat
3–6, 3–6

ITF titles (1)Edit

Singles (1)Edit

No. Date Location Surface Opponent in the final 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