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Anna Catarina Lindqvist Ryan (born 13 June 1963) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

Catarina Lindqvist
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceHollviken, Sweden &
Rumson, New Jersey, USA[1]
Born (1963-06-13) 13 June 1963 (age 56)
Kristinehamn, Sweden
Turned pro1983
Retired1992
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,076,284
Singles
Career record297–207
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 10 (15 April 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1987)
French Open4R (1986)
WimbledonSF (1989)
US Open4R (1985, 1986, 1987)
Doubles
Career record30–70
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 29 (11 April 1988)

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CareerEdit

Lindqvist turned professional in 1983. She reached a career high rank of World No. 10 in April 1985 and won five singles titles. She reached the semifinals of Grand Slam tournaments twice, the Australian Open in 1987 and Wimbledon in 1989. She lost to Martina Navratilova in both semifinals. She retired from tennis in 1992.

Lindqvist six WTA Tour singles titles and one doubles title. She had career wins over Steffi Graf, Virginia Wade, Pam Shriver, Hana Mandlíková, Wendy Turnbull, Manuela Maleeva, Nathalie Tauziat, Dianne Fromholtz, Helena Suková, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Zina Garrison, Kathy Jordan, Jo Durie, and Natasha Zvereva.

She currently resides in New Jersey, and is the mother of Joakim Ryan, a defenseman for the San Jose Sharks.[2]

In 2009 Lindqvist and her husband Bill Ryan bought the East Brunswick Racquet Club [1] in East Brunswick, New Jersey, where currently Lindqvist is the head teaching pro [2].

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 10 (5–5)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (1–1)
Tier V (1–0)
Virginia Slims (3–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (3–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 2 January 1984 Hershey Carpet (i)   Beth Herr 6–4, 6–0
Winner 2. 15 October 1984 Filderstadt Carpet (i)   Steffi Graf 6–1, 6–4
Winner 3. 31 December 1984 Port St. Lucie Hard   Terry Holladay 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 4 March 1985 Princeton Carpet (i)   Hana Mandlíková 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 14 October 1985 Filderstadt Carpet (i)   Pam Shriver 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 20 October 1986 Brighton Carpet (i)   Steffi Graf 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 6 July 1987 Båstad Clay   Sandra Cecchini 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 9 January 1989 Sydney Hard   Martina Navratilova 2–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 9 April 1990 Tokyo Hard   Elizabeth Smylie 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 14 February 1991 Oslo Carpet (i)   Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 6–0

Doubles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–1)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 May 1987 Berlin Clay   Tine Scheuer-Larsen   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 22 February 1988 Oklahoma City Carpet (i)   Tine Scheuer-Larsen   Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
4–6, 4–6

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR
Australian Open A A 2R QF NH SF 4R QF A 2R 2R 0 / 7
French Open A 2R 2R 2R 4R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 9
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 1R QF 4R 1R SF 1R 4R 2R 0 / 10
US Open 1R A 3R 4R 4R 4R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 10
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 36
Year End Ranking 131 115 18 13 17 16 42 16 38 46 63

ITF finalsEdit

Singles finals: (3-2)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 3 January 1983 Chicago, United States Hard   Elisabeth Ekblom 1-6 6-4 6-3
Runner–up 2. 7 November 1983 Gothenburg, United States Hard   Lena Sandin 2-6, 0-6
Runner–up 3. 8 July 1985 Landskrona, Sweden Clay   Karolina Karlsson 6-7, 2-6
Winner 4. 7 July 1986 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Catrin Jexell 6-2 6-0
Winner 5. 11 February 1991 Danderyd, Sweden Carpet (i)   Els Callens 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Doubles finals: (1-1)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner–up 1. 11 July 1983 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Maria Lindström   Gabriela Dinu
  Patrizia Murgo
2-6, 6-4, 4-6
Winner 2. 7 July 1986 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Maria Lindström   Christina Singer
  Ellen Walliser
6-3 6-2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johnson, Brent. "Nationally ranked tennis pro teaching at East Brunswick club", The Star-Ledger, 19 May 2010. Accessed 14 February 2011. "It’s not the Swedish star’s first connection to New Jersey. Lindqvist has long lived in Rumson, where her husband Bill Ryan is from. And in the 1990s, she was a women’s tennis assistant coach at Princeton University."
  2. ^ Gackle, Paul (23 October 2017). "Sharks game is Garden party for father and son". New York: The Mercury News. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

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