Clare Thompson (born 6 November 1963) is an Australian former professional tennis player.

Clare Thompson
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1963-11-06) 6 November 1963 (age 56)
Prize money$42,283
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 299 (18 July 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1988)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 179 (25 March 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1988, 1989, 1991)

Thompson spent the early years of her career in the United States, playing college tennis for the United States International University, which was based in San Diego.[1]

Her professional career included an appearance at the 1988 Australian Open, where she received a wildcard into the main draw and played Janine Tremelling in the first round, with the winner to face top seed Steffi Graf. Thompson was beaten by Tremelling in three sets.[2]

ITF finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 25 February 1991 Canberra, Australia Grass   Joanne Limmer 5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 4 March 1991 Broadmeadows, Australia Grass   Tracey Morton-Rodgers 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 5 (1–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 11 February 1991 Mildura, Australia Grass   Kristine Kunce   Lupita Novelo
  Betsy Somerville
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 18 February 1991 Wodonga, Australia Grass   Kristine Kunce   Tracey Morton-Rodgers
  Alison Scott
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 4 March 1991 Broadmeadows, Australia Grass   Kristine Kunce   Lupita Novelo
  Betsy Somerville
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 29 June 1992 Ronneby, Sweden Clay   Robyn Mawdsley   Catarina Bernstein
  Annika Narbe
5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 20 July 1992 Bilbao, Spain Clay   Jessica Emmons   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Eva Bes
2–6, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USIU Looks to World's Courts : Like Its Campus, Gulls' Tennis Team Sports Decidedly Foreign Flair". Los Angeles Times. 19 April 1985.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Australian Open - 11 January - 24 January 1988". itftennis.com.

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