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Elisabeth Ekblom (born 10 February 1958) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

Elisabeth Ekblom
Full nameElisabeth Ekblom
Country (sports) Sweden
Born (1958-02-10) 10 February 1958 (age 61)
Prize money$53,404
Singles
Career record31–33
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1976)
French Open2R (1978)
Wimbledon2R (1980)
US Open1R (1978, 1980)
Doubles
Career record21–13
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1981)
Wimbledon2R (1980)
US Open1R (1980)

BiographyEdit

Ekblom was a semi-finalist at the 1976 Australian Open, as a 17 year old. She started her run with a straight sets win over second seed Kerry Reid, then defeated unseeded players Kathleen Harter and Christine Matison to progress to the semi-finals. In the semi-final she was beaten by Czechoslovakia's Renáta Tomanová.[1]

In 1978 she made her Fed Cup debut for Sweden in a first round tie against France. She lost her singles match to Gail Lovera Benedetti, but teamed up with Nina Bohm to win the doubles dead rubber.

She played two further Fed Cup ties in 1981, against Denmark and Czechoslovakia.

Her only title on the WTA Tour came in the doubles at Hamburg in 1982, with Lena Sandin.[2]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles (1-0)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win July, 1982 Hamburg, West Germany Category 1 Clay   Lena Sandin   Patricia Medrado
  Cláudia Monteiro
7–6, 6–3

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (7–7)Edit

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 18 February 1977 Oskarshamn, Sweden Hard (i)   Sue Mappin 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 6 March 1977 Linköping, Sweden Hard (i)   Margareta Forsgardh 2–6, 7–5, 6–7
Winner 3. 30 April 1978 Catania, Italy Clay   Diane Evers 5–7, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. 30 September 1978 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard   Nina Bohm 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 7 October 1978 Stevenage, United Kingdom Hard   Marcela Skuherská 6–4, 6–0
Winner 6. 26 July 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Lena Sandin 7–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 4 April 1982 Bari, Italy Clay   Lea Plchová 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 25 July 1982 Landskrona, Sweden Clay   Karen Huebner 7–5, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 9. 3 January 1983 Chicago, United States Hard   Catarina Lindqvist 6–1, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 15 August 1983 Neumünster, West Germany Clay   Berit Björk 4–6 ret.
Winner 11. 9 January 1984 San Antonio, United States Hard   Hana Fukárková 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 26 November 1984 Darlington, United Kingdom Hard   Kirsten Dreyer 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 3 December 1984 Manchester, United Kingdom Hard   Kirsten Dreyer 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 14 July 1986 Landskrona, Sweden Clay   Karolina Karlsson 6–7, 2–6

Doubles (7–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 July 1978 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Nina Bohm   Betsy Nagelsen
  Renáta Tomanová
1–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 14 July 1980 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Nina Bohm   Helena Anliot
  Lena Sandin
W/O
Runner-up 3. 20 July 1981 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Lee Duk-hee   Betsy Blaney
  Chris O'Neil
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 18 April 1982 Lecce, Italy Clay   Lena Sandin   Manuela Maleeva
  Renata Šašak
2–6, 6–2, 6–8
Winner 5. 18 April 1982 Catania, Italy Clay   Lena Sandin   Gabriela Dinu
  Karin Stampfli
6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. 25 July 1982 Landskrona, Sweden Clay   Maria Lindström   Berit Björk
  Stina Almgren
6–2, 6–4
Runner–up 7. 15 October 1984 Haifa, Israel Hard   Marianne van der Torre   Martina Reinhardt
  Joy Tacon
2–6, 5–7
Winner 8. 22 October 1984 Eilat, Israel Hard   Marianne van der Torre   Anita Falcon
  Maria Méndez Casariego
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Runner–up 9. 7 January 1985 Key Biscayne, United States Hard   Marianne van der Torre   Lynn Lewis
  Wendy Barlow-Pattenden
7–5, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 10. 14 January 1985 Delray Beach, United States Hard   Marianne van der Torre   Diane Farrell
  Jaime Kaplan
6–3, 7–5
Runner–up 11. 21 January 1985 San Antonio, United States Hard   Marianne van der Torre   Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
3–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 11 March 1985 Stockholm, Sweden Clay   Maria Lindström   Joanne Louis
  Jane Wood
7–5, 6–3
Winner 13. 15 July 1985 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Maria Lindström   Karolina Karlsson
  Anna-Karin Olsson
6–4, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Goolagong Easily Into Final". The Canberra Times. 3 January 1976. p. 1. Retrieved 27 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Hittfield - 05 July - 11 July 1982". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

External linksEdit