Christina Sandberg

Christina Sandberg (born 11 January 1948) is a former professional Swedish tennis player. She reached the quarter finals of the 1970 Australian Open in both the singles and doubles. She played for Sweden in the Federation Cup in 25 matches, and is famous for beating Virginia Wade in the first round of the 1968 Wimbledon Championships - Women's Singles.[1]

Christina Sandberg
Country (sports) Sweden
Born (1948-01-11) 11 January 1948 (age 72)
Borås, Sweden
Singles
Career record30–28
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1970)
French Open3R (1970)
Wimbledon4R (1970)
US Open3R (1970)
Doubles
Career record13–20

Federation CupEdit

 
Christina Sandberg at the 1971 Dutch Open

Sandberg first played for Sweden in the Federation Cup, which was later renamed Fed Cup, on 10 May 1966 in Turin against Italy, beating Jacqueline Morales 7–9, 6–3, 6–2. She played her last Federation Cup match in May 1974 against Poland in Naples, losing to Barbara Kral 6–1, 6–1.[2]

Altogether, she played 16 singles, winning 9, and 9 doubles, winning 5.

Swedish OpenEdit

Sandberg became the first Swedish player to win the Swedish Open twice running when she won it in 1965 and 1966.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wade, Virginia. "1968, and the 1st US Open (pages 105–111)". Excerpts from Courting Triumph by Virginia Wade with Mary Lou Mellace, 1978, Mayflower, NY. The Quicksand Foundation. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
  2. ^ Christina Sandberg at the Fed Cup Retrieved 2008-05-01

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