Open main menu

Elna Reinach (born 2 December 1968[1]) is a South African former pro tennis player.

Elna Reinach
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1968-12-02) 2 December 1968 (age 50)
Pretoria, South Africa
Turned pro1983
Retired1995
Prize money$ 1,096,356
Singles
Career record248–196
Career titles1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (13 February 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1987)
French Open4R (1991)
Wimbledon3R (1988, 1990)
US Open4R (1988)
Doubles
Career record278–168
Career titles10 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo . 10 (11 June 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1987, 1994-95)
French OpenSF (1988, 1990)
WimbledonSF (1989)
US OpenSF (1989)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1993)
US OpenW (1994)

With Patrick Galbraith, she won the US Open mixed doubles championship in 1994. She played in the 1992 Summer Olympics, where she lost in the first round to Jennifer Capriati. Reinach was runner-up at the French Open with Danie Visser in 1993. Her brother, Fanie, coached her and their sister, Monica, as well as Lori McNeil, Lindsay Davenport, and Laura Gildemeister. After retiring in 1995, she had a daughter named Lané Reinach who is now attending Angelo State University to become a vet, and another daughter named Liezel.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 June 1993 French Open, France Clay   Danie Visser   Andrei Olhovskiy
  Eugenia Maniokova
2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 2. 11 September 1994 US Open, United States Hard   Patrick Galbraith   Todd Woodbridge
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–4

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 2 (1–1)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (0/0) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (0/0) Premier (0/0)
Tier IV & V (1/1) International (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 20 August 1989 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Lori McNeil 1–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 7 February 1993 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Caroline Kuhlman 6–0, 6–0

Doubles 19 (10–9)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 July 1986 Berkeley, United States Hard   Amy Holton   Beth Herr
  Alycia Moulton
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 16 October 1988 Filderstadt, Germany Carpet   Raffaella Reggi   Iwona Kuczyńska
  Martina Navratilova
1–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 20 August 1989 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Nicole Provis   Raffaella Reggi
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 15 October 1989 Filderstadt, Germany Carpet   Raffaella Reggi   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 22 October 1989 Bayonne, France Hard   Raffaella Reggi   Manon Bollegraf
  Catherine Tanvier
6–7, 5–7
Winner 6. 20 May 1990 Berlin, Germany Clay   Nicole Provis   Hana Mandlíková
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–1
Winner 7. 27 May 1990 Strasbourg, France Clay   Nicole Provis   Kathy Jordan
  Liz Smylie
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 12 May 1991 Rome, Italy Clay   Nicole Provis   Jennifer Capriati
  Monica Seles
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 20 May 1991 Berlin, Germany Clay   Nicole Provis   Larisa Savchenko
  Natalia Zvereva
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 16 June 1991 Birmingham, England Grass   Sandy Collins   Nicole Provis
  Liz Smylie
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 3 November 1991 Scottsdale, United States Hard   Sandy Collins   Mareen Harper
  Cammy MacGregor
5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 12. 10 November 1991 Brentwood, United States Hard   Sandy Collins   Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
5–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 13. 24 May 1992 Zürich, Switzerland Clay   Amy Frazier   Karina Habšudová
  Marianne Werdel
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 14 June 1992 Birmingham, England Grass   Sandy Collins   Lori McNeil
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 3–6, 6–8
Winner 15. 1 November 1992 San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Hard   Amanda Coetzer   Gigi Fernández
  Kathy Rinaldi
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 16. 14 November 1992 Indianapolis, United States Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Sandy Collins
  Mary-Lou Daniels
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 17. 7 February 1993 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Isabelle Demongeot   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
6–2, 6–4
Winner 18. 6 November 1994 Quebec City, Canada Carpet   Nathalie Tauziat   Linda Wild
  Chanda Rubin
6–4, 6–3
Winner 19. 5 February 1995 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Jill Hetherington   Laura Golarsa
  Caroline Vis
7–6, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit