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Dianne Van Rensburg (born 3 April 1968) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. Known as Dinky, she won one singles title and three doubles titles from 1986 to 1990. She reached a highest singles ranking of No. 26 in January 1991.

Dianne Van Rensburg
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1968-04-03) 3 April 1968 (age 51)
Turned pro1985
Retired1995
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money373,959
Singles
Career record176–121
Career titles1 WTA 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (14 January 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1990)
French Open2R (1988, 1990)
Wimbledon2R (1989, 1990)
US Open3R (1990)
Doubles
Career record112–90
Career titles3 WTA 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 27 (12 September 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1989)
French Open3R (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon2R (1986, 1987, 1990, 1993)
US Open2R (1987, 1988, 1990)

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 2 (1–1)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (1-1) International (0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 1988 Phoenix, United States Hard   Manuela Maleeva 3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 1. Feb 1990 Wichita, United States Hard (i)   Nathalie Tauziat 2–6, 7–5, 6–2

Doubles 8 (3–5)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Sep 1986 Tulsa, United States Hard   Camille Benjamin   Svetlana Cherneva
  Larisa Savchenko
7–6, 7–5
Loss 2. Oct 1987 Athens, Greece Clay   Kathy Horvath   Andrea Betzner
  Judith Wiesner
4–6, 6–7
Win 3. May 1988 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Christiane Jolissaint   Maria Lindström
  Claudia Porwik
6–1, 6–3
Loss 4. Jun 1988 Eastbourne, England Grass   Belinda Cordwell   Eva Pfaff
  Elizabeth Smylie
3–6, 6–7
Loss 5. Aug 1988 San Diego, United States Hard   Betsy Nagelsen   Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
6–7, 4–6
Loss 6. Feb 1990 Washington DC, United States Carpet   Ann Henricksson   Zina Garrison
  Martina Navratilova
0–6, 3–6
Win 7. May 1990 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Louise Field   Elise Burgin
  Betsy Nagelsen
5–7, 7–6, 7–5
Loss 8. Oct 1990 Zürich, Switzerland Carpet   Catherine Suire   Manon Bollegraf
  Eva Pfaff
5–7, 4–6

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles (3-2)Edit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner–up 1. 6 May 1985 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Hard   Barbara Romano 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 6 January 1986 Key Biscayne, United States Hard   Natalia Egorova 6–4, 6–0
Winner 3. 17 November 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Rene Mentz 6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 24 November 1986 Pretoria, South Africa Hard   Karen Schimper 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 10 October 1994 Sedona, United States Hard   Elly Hakami 5–7, 6–1, 5–7

Doubles (2-3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 20 January 1986 San Antonio, United States Hard   Clare Wood   Manon Bollegraf
  Marianne van der Torre
5–7, 7–6(7–4), 4–6
Runner-up 2. 21 April 1986 Taranto, Italy Hard   Nanette Schutte   Hana Fukárková
  Jana Novotná
5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 17 November 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Mary Dailey   Elna Reinach
  Monica Reinach
6–1, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 24 November 1986 Pretoria, South Africa Hard   Mary Dailey   Janet Kock
  Karen Schimper
7–5, 6–4
Winner 5. 18 January 1988 Pretoria, South Africa Hard   Elna Reinach   Linda Barnard
  Mariaan de Swardt
3–6, 6–4, 6–4

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