Carina Karlsson

Carina Karlsson (born 11 September 1963) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

Carina Karlsson
Full nameCarina Karlsson
Country (sports) Sweden
Born (1963-09-11) 11 September 1963 (age 57)
Prize money$144,163
Career record57–69
Highest rankingNo. 42 (June, 1985)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1984, 1985, 1987)
French Open4R (1987)
WimbledonQF (1984)
US Open2R (1986)
Career record29–46
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1985, 1987)
French Open1R (1985, 1986, 1987)
Wimbledon2R (1985, 1986)
US Open2R (1985)


Karlsson is most noted for being the first qualifier to reach the ladies quarterfinals of Wimbledon, which she achieved at the 1984 Wimbledon Championships.[2] She began the main draw with wins over Anne White and Christiane Jolissaint, then defeated former Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade in the third round, 11–9 in the deciding set. In the fourth round she upset 15th seed Andrea Temesvári to set up a quarterfinal against Chris Evert-Lloyd, which Evert won in straight sets.[3]

Her Wimbledon run took her ranking to 59 in the world, and she peaked at 42 the following year. She was a losing finalist to Katerina Maleeva at the 1985 Hewlett-Packard Trophy in Hilversum. Her performances began to experience a slump, attributed in part to eye problems, and in 1987, she started competing wearing eyeglasses.[1] She made the round of 16 at the 1987 French Open, but retired from professional tennis at the end of the year.

She featured in a total of seven Fed Cup ties for Sweden.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles (0-1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss November, 1985 Hilversum, Netherlands $75,000 Carpet   Katerina Maleeva 3–6, 2–6

Doubles (0-1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss October, 1985 Stuttgart, West Germany $175,000 Carpet   Tine Scheuer-Larsen   Pam Shriver
  Hana Mandlíková
2–6, 1–6


  1. ^ a b McConnell, Jerry (11 February 1987). "Karlsson Oversight Eliminates Paradis". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ "A Big Day for Two Qualifiers". New York Times. 3 July 1984. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. ^ Johnson, Roy S. (14 August 1984). "Swedish Youngster on Rise". New York Times. Retrieved 11 December 2017.

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