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Gretchen Anne Rush (born February 7, 1964), also known by her married name Gretchen Magers, is a former professional tennis player from the United States who was active in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Gretchen Rush
Full nameGretchen Anne Rush
Country (sports) United States
Born (1964-02-07) February 7, 1964 (age 55)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Turned proMay 26, 1986 [2]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)[1][2]
Prize moneyUS$ 746,628
Singles
Career record191–139
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 22 (March 12, 1990) [2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1987, 1991)
French OpenQF (1983)
WimbledonQF (1989)
US OpenQF (1982)
Doubles
Career record193–141
Highest rankingNo. 18 (October 29, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1988)
French Open3R (1989, 1990)
WimbledonQF (1986, 1991, 1992)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open3R (1986, 1987)
WimbledonF (1988)

Rush played tennis at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas from 1983 to 1986, where she was a four-time All-American.

During her career, Rush reached the singles quarter-finals at Wimbledon, the US Open and the French Open. She won three top-level singles titles: Auckland in 1987, Schenectady in 1988, and Moscow in 1989, and she reached a career-high singles ranking of no. 22 on March 12, 1990.[2] She was runner-up in the 1988 mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering Kelly Jones.

Rush retired from the professional tour in 1992, but has continued to play in seniors events.

In 2016, she was inducted into the Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.[3]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 4 (3–1)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
Winner 1. February 1, 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Terry Phelps 6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. July 24, 1988 Schenectady, New York, USA Hard   Terry Phelps 7–6, 6–4
Winner 3. October 15, 1989 Moscow, USSR Hard   Natasha Zvereva 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. June 24, 1990 Eastbourne, England Grass   Martina Navratilova 0–6, 2–6

Doubles 13 (4–9)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 2
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 2
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 20, 1986 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass   Cammy MacGregor   Terry Holladay
  Heather Ludloff
1–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. February 1, 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Elizabeth Minter   Anna-Maria Fernandez
  Julie Richardson
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. March 12, 1989 Indian Wells, USA Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank   Hana Mandlíková
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. May 21, 1989 Berlin, Germany Clay   Lise Gregory   Liz Smylie
  Janine Tremelling
7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. May 28, 1989 Strasbourg, France Clay   Lise Gregory   Mercedes Paz
  Judith Wiesner
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. August 6, 1989 San Diego, California, USA Hard   Robin White   Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. June 17, 1990 Birmingham, England Grass   Lise Gregory   Larisa Savchenko
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 8. July 22, 1990 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass   Lise Gregory   Patty Fendick
  Anne Smith
7–6, 6–1
Winner 9. September 30, 1990 Leipzig, Germany Carpet   Lise Gregory   Manon Bollegraf
  Jo Durie
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 7 October 1990 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Robin White   Elena Brioukhovets
  Eugenia Maniokova
6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. February 17, 1991 Aurora, Colorado, USA Hard   Lise Gregory   Patty Fendick
  Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 12. August 17, 1991 Manhattan Beach, USA Hard   Robin White   Larisa Savchenko
  Natalia Zvereva
1–6, 6–2, 2–6
Runner-up 13. November 8, 1992 Oakland, California, USA Carpet   Rosalyn Fairbank   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 0
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 4, 1988 Wimbledon, England Grass   Kelly Jones   Sherwood Stewart
  Zina Garrison
1–6, 6–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1991). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1991. London: Collins Willow. p. 271. ISBN 9780002184038.
  2. ^ a b c d Renée Bloch Shallouf, ed. (1994). 1994 WTA Media Guide. Women's Tennis Association (WTA). p. 176.
  3. ^ "Gretchen Rush". itahalloffame.org. Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

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