Elise Burgin

Elise Burgin (born March 5, 1962) is a retired American tennis player. She achieved WTA rankings of 22 in singles and 7 in doubles.[1]

Elise Burgin
Country (sports) United States
Born (1962-03-05) March 5, 1962 (age 59)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Turned pro1980
Retired1993
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize moneyUS$ 750,831
Singles
Career record158–194 (44.9%)
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 (63.1%)
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 7 (April 13, 1987)[1]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1989)
French OpenSF (1985)
WimbledonSF (1986)
US OpenSF (1986)

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 fourth 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 U.S. Wightman Cup team.[9]

During her career, she won eleven tournaments on the WTA Tour, including ten in doubles.[7] She reached No. 7 in the world in doubles.[1]

After retiring in 1993, Burgin has become a tennis commentator.[1]

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

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 1985 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Kathleen Horvath 2–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 May 1985 Houston, U.S. Clay   Martina Navratilova 4–6, 1–6
Win 1–2 Apr 1986 Charleston, U.S. Clay   Tine Scheuer-Larsen 6–1, 6–3
Loss 1–3 Sep 1989 Phoenix, U.S. Hard   Conchita Martínez 6–3, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 29 (10 titles, 19 runner-ups)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
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Aug 1984 US Open Clay Courts Clay   Joanne Russell   Beverly Mould
  Paula Smith
2–6, 5–7
Win 2. Mar 1985 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Kathleen Horvath   Jennifer Mundel
  Molly Van Nostrand
6–4, 6–1
Loss 3. Apr 1985 Seabrook Island, U.S. Clay   Lori McNeil   Svetlana Cherneva
  Larisa Savchenko
1–6, 3–6
Loss 4. Apr 1985 Orlando, U.S. Clay   Kathleen Horvath   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 1–6
Win 5. May 1985 Houston, U.S. Clay   Martina Navratilova   Manuela Maleeva
  Helena Suková
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 6. Jun 1985 Birmingham, England Grass   Alycia Moulton   Terry Holladay
  Sharon Walsh-Pete
4–6, 7–5, 3–6
Loss 7. Sep 1985 Chicago, U.S. Carpet   Joanne Russell   Kathy Jordan
  Liz Smylie
2–6, 2–6
Loss 8. May 1986 Houston, U.S. Clay   Joanne Russell   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 4–6
Win 9. May 1986 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Betsy Nagelsen   Jenny Byrne
  Janine Tremelling
6–2, 6–3
Win 10. Jun 1986 Birmingham, England Grass   Rosalyn Fairbank   Liz Smylie
  Wendy Turnbull
6–2, 6–4
Loss 11. Aug, 1986 San Diego, U.S. Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Beth Herr
  Alycia Moulton
7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Win 12. Sep 1986 Tampa, U.S. Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Gigi Fernández
  Kim Sands
7–5, 6–2
Loss 13. Feb 1987 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i)   Pam Shriver   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
1–6, 6–7
Loss 14. Mar 1987 Dallas, U.S. Carpet (i)   Robin White   Mary-Lou Daniels
  Anne White
5–7, 3–6
Win 15. Mar 1987 Washington D.C., U.S. Carpet (i)   Pam Shriver   Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 16. May 1987 Tampa, U.S. Clay   Rosalyn Fairbank   Chris Evert
  Wendy Turnbull
4–6, 3–6
Loss 17. Aug 1987 San Diego, U.S. Hard   Sharon Walsh-Pete   Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
3–6, 4–6
Win 18. Nov 1987 Worcester, U.S. Carpet   Rosalyn Fairbank   Bettina Bunge
  Eva Pfaff
6–4, 6–4
Win 18. Sep 1988 Phoenix, U.S. Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Beth Herr
  Terry Phelps
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 19. Oct 1988 Nashville, U.S. Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Jenny Byrne
  Janine Tremelling
5–7, 7–6, 4–6
Loss 20. Mar 1989 Oklahoma City, U.S. Hard   Liz Smylie   Lori McNeil
  Betsy Nagelsen
w/o
Loss 21. Apr 1989 Tampa, U.S. Clay   Rosalyn Fairbank   Brenda Schultz
  Andrea Temesvári
6–7, 4–6
Win 22. Aug 1989 San Diego, U.S. Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Gretchen Magers
  Robin White
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 23. Sep 1989 Phoenix, U.S. Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Penny Barg
  Mareen Louie-Harper
6–7, 6–7
Loss 24. Sep 1989 Dallas, U.S. Carpet (i)   Rosalyn Fairbank   Mary Joe Fernandez
  Betsy Nagelsen
6–7, 3–6
Loss 25. Nov 1989 Worcester, U.S. Carpet (i)   Rosalyn Fairbank   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 26. Mar 1990 Boca Raton, U.S. Hard   Wendy Turnbull   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
4–6, 2–6
Loss 27. May 1990 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Betsy Nagelsen   Louise Field
  Dianne Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–7, 5–7
Loss 28. Aug 1990 San Diego, U.S. Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Patty Fendick
  Zina Garrison
4–6, 6–7
Win 29. Oct 1990 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Helen Kelesi   Sandy Collins
  Ronni Reis
6–4, 6–2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e TANTON, BILL. "Elise Burgin is still an ace, but from a distance". baltimoresun.com.
  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. ^ Horvitz, Peter S. (April 2007). The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports ... - Peter S. Horvitz - Google Books. ISBN 9781561719075.
  4. ^ Goldman, David J. (September 1, 2013). Jewish Sports Stars (2nd Revised Edition): Athletic Heroes Past and Present. Kar-Ben. ISBN 9781467716499 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Feinstein, John (August 17, 2011). Hard Courts: Real Life on the Professional Tennis Tours. Random House Publishing Group. ISBN 9780307800961 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Silverman, B. P. Robert Stephen (September 22, 2003). The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports: Ranked According to Achievement. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9781461671688 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ a b Frost, Marcia (2008). American Doubles-- the Trials, the Triumphs, the Domination: What You Didn't ... - Marcia Frost - Google Books. ISBN 9781932421163.
  8. ^ Horvitz, Peter S. (April 2007). The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports ... - Peter S. Horvitz - Google Books. ISBN 9781561719075.
  9. ^ "Stanford University's Official Athletic Site - Women's Tennis". Stanford University Athletics.
  10. ^ "Hall of Fame profile". Archived from the original on January 22, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2011.

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