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Elise Burgin (born March 5, 1962) is an American former tennis player. Her highest ranking was No. 22 in singles, and her highest world doubles ranking was No. 7.[1]

Elise Burgin
Country (sports) United States
Born (1962-03-05) March 5, 1962 (age 57)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Turned pro1980
Retired1993
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize moneyUS$750,831
Singles
Career record158–194
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 22 (December 31, 1985)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1989)
French Open2R (1985, 1986, 1989, 1990)
Wimbledon3R (1985, 1986, 1987)
US Open4R (1982)
Doubles
Career record282–165
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 7 (April 13, 1987)[1]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1989)
French OpenSF (1985)
WimbledonSF (1986)
US OpenSF (1986)

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Personal lifeEdit

Burgin, who is Jewish, was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Maryland.[2][3][4]

Tennis careerEdit

Before playing professionally, Burgin was an outstanding singles and doubles player at Stanford University, from which she graduated.[5] A four-time All-American from 1981 to 1984, she teamed with Linda Gates in 1984 to win the NCAA doubles championship.[6][7]

She competed professionally from 1980 to 1993.

In 1982, she reached the 4th round of the US Open (where she was beaten by Bonnie Gadusek), her best performance in singles in a Grand Slam tournament. In 1986, she won her only career singles title at Charleston, South Carolina.[8]

Burgin was a member of the U.S. Federation Cup team in 1985 and 1987. In 1986, Burgin was captain of the US Wightman Cup team.[9]

During her career, she won 11 WTA tournaments, including 10 in doubles.[7] She reached Number 7 in the world in doubles.[1]

After she retired in 1993, Burgin became a tennis commentator.[1]

In 2003, she was inducted into the USTA Mid–Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame.[10]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 8 (5–3)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. March 10, 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard   Kathleen Horvath 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. May 3, 1985 Houston, Texas, USA Clay   Martina Navratilova 4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. April 27, 1986 Isle of Palms, South Carolina, USA Clay   Tine Scheuer-Larsen 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 4. September 17, 1989 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard   Conchita Martínez 6–3, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles 29 (11–18)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 1
Titles by surface
Hard 6
Clay 2
Grass 1
Carpet 2
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. August 11, 1984 US Open Clay Courts, USA Clay   Joanne Russell   Beverly Mould
  Paula Smith
2–6, 5–7
Winner 2. March 10, 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard   Kathleen Horvath   Jennifer Mundel
  Molly Van Nostrand
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. April 7, 1985 Seabrook Island, USA Clay   Lori McNeil   Svetlana Cherneva
  Larisa Savchenko
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. April 28, 1985 Orlando, Florida, USA Clay   Kathleen Horvath   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. May 3, 1985 Houston, Texas, USA Clay   Martina Navratilova   Manuela Maleeva
  Helena Suková
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 6. June 16, 1985 Birmingham, England Grass   Alycia Moulton   Terry Holladay
  Sharon Walsh-Pete
4–6, 7–5, 3–6
Runner-up 7. September 22, 1985 Chicago, Illinois, USA Carpet   Joanne Russell   Kathy Jordan
  Liz Smylie
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. May 11, 1986 Houston, Texas, USA Clay   Joanne Russell   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 4–6
Winner 9. May 25, 1986 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Betsy Nagelsen   Jenny Byrne
  Janine Tremelling
6–2, 6–3
Winner 10. June 15, 1986 Birmingham, England Grass   Rosalyn Fairbank   Liz Smylie
  Wendy Turnbull
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 11. August 3, 1986 San Diego, California, USA Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Beth Herr
  Alycia Moulton
7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 12. September 21, 1986 Tampa, Florida, USA Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Gigi Fernández
  Kim Sands
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 13. February 1, 1987 Tokyo Women's Doubles, Japan Carpet   Pam Shriver   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. March 22, 1987 Dallas, Texas, USA Carpet   Robin White   Mary-Lou Daniels
  Anne White
5–7, 3–6
Winner 15. March 29, 1987 Washington, D.C., USA Carpet   Pam Shriver   Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
6–1, 3–6 6–4
Runner-up 16. May 3, 1987 Tampa, Florida, USA Clay   Rosalyn Fairbank   Chris Evert
  Wendy Turnbull
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. August 9, 1987 San Diego, California, USA Hard   Sharon Walsh-Pete   Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
3–6, 4–6
Winner 18. November 8, 1987 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Carpet   Rosalyn Fairbank   Bettina Bunge
  Eva Pfaff
6–4, 6–4
Winner 18. September 18, 1988 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Beth Herr
  Terry Phelps
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 19. October 23, 1988 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Jenny Byrne
  Janine Tremelling
5–7, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. March 5, 1989 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Hard   Liz Smylie   Lori McNeill
  Betsy Nagelsen
W/O
Runner-up 21. April 23, 1989 Tampa, Florida, USA Clay   Rosalyn Fairbank   Brenda Schultz
  Andrea Temesvári
6–7, 4–6
Winner 22. August 6, 1989 San Diego, California, USA Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Gretchen Magers
  Robin White
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 23. September 17, 1989 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Penny Barg
  Mareen Louie-Harper
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 24. September 24, 1989 Dallas, Texas, USA Carpet   Rosalyn Fairbank   Mary Joe Fernandez
  Betsy Nagelsen
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 25. November 5, 1989 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Carpet   Rosalyn Fairbank   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 26. March 11, 1990 Boca Raton, Florida, USA Hard   Wendy Turnbull   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 27. May 27, 1990 European Open, Switzerland Clay   Betsy Nagelsen   Louise Field
  Dianne Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 28. August 12, 1990 San Diego, California, USA Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Patty Fendick
  Zina Garrison
4–6, 6–7
Winner 29. October 21, 1990 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Hard   Helen Kelesi   Sandy Collins
  Ronni Reis
6–4, 6–2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Elise Burgin is still an ace, but from a distance - tribunedigital-baltimoresun
  2. ^ Horvitz, P.S. (2007). The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. SPI Books. p. 54. ISBN 9781561719075. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  3. ^ The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports ... - Peter S. Horvitz - Google Books
  4. ^ Jewish Sports Stars (2nd Revised Edition): Athletic Heroes Past and Present - David J. Goldman - Google Books
  5. ^ Hard Courts: Real Life on the Professional Tennis Tours - John Feinstein - Google Books
  6. ^ The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports: Ranked According to Achievement - B. P. Robert Stephen Silverman - Google Books
  7. ^ a b American Doubles- the Trials, the Triumphs, the Domination: What You Didn't ... - Marcia Frost - Google Books
  8. ^ The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports ... - Peter S. Horvitz - Google Books
  9. ^ Stanford University's Official Athletic Site - Women's Tennis - Stanford University
  10. ^ Hall of Fame profile

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