Jean Hepner (born October 25, 1958) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Hepner is notable for holding the record for participating in the longest women's tennis match in a match against Vicki Nelson-Dunbar at a tournament in Richmond, Virginia, in 1984, which lasted six hours and 31 minutes.[1] Additionally, this match contains two other records. The match featured a 29-minute, 643-shot rally, the longest in professional tennis history.[2] This match was also the longest professional match completed in a single day.[1] Hepner reached the second round of the 1978 US Open, the 1983 French Open, and the 1983 US Open.

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  1. ^ a b Seminara, Dave (2009-09-23). "The Day They Belabored the Point". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Seminara, Dave (2009-09-23). "Vicki Nelson and Jean Hepner Recall Longest Point in Pro Tennis". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-19.