Jenny Byrne

Jenny Byrne (born 25 February 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Australia who turned professional in 1987 and retired from the tour in 1997. Her career-high world rankings were World No. 45 in singles (in 1989) and World No. 27 in doubles (in 1988).

Jenny Byrne
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1967-02-25) 25 February 1967 (age 53)
Perth, Australia
Prize moneyUS$ 515,140
Singles
Career record197–199 (49.7%)
Highest rankingNo. 45 (22 May 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1988, 1992)
French Open3R (1986,1988)
Wimbledon2R (1994)
US Open3R (1993)
Doubles
Career record185–170 (52.1%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 27 (24 October 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1987, 1988, 1996)
French OpenSF (1987)
WimbledonQF (1986)
US OpenQF (1988, 1989)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1989)
French Open3R (1984, 1987)
WimbledonF (1989)
US OpenQF (1986, 1987)

Byrne finished runner-up in the Mixed Doubles competition at Wimbledon in 1989, partnering Mark Kratzmann. In 1992, she won the Women's Tennis Association's 'Comeback Player of the Year' award. As a junior player, Byrne won the Girls' Singles title at the Australian Open and finished runner-up in the Girls' Singles at Wimbledon in 1985.

Grand Slam tournament finalsEdit

Mixed doubles (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1989 Wimbledon, England Grass   Mark Kratzmann   Jana Novotná
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 7–5, 4–6

WTA finalsEdit

Singles (0–2)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. 12 March 1989 Indian Wells, United States Hard   Manuela Maleeva 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 14 June 1992 Birmingham, England Grass   Brenda Schultz 2–6, 2–6

Doubles (2–7)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 in Final Score in Final
Runner-up 1. 25 May 1986 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Janine Thompson   Elise Burgin
  Betsy Nagelsen
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 5 January Sydney, Australia Clay   Janine Thompson   Betsy Nagelsen
  Elizabeth Smylie
7–6, 5–7, 1–6
Winner 1. 26 October 1987 Indianapolis, United States Hard (i)   Michelle Jaggard-Lai   Beverly Bowes
  Hu Na
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 2 May 1988 Rome, Italy Clay   Janine Thompson   Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
3–6, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 16 May 1988 Strasbourg Clay   Janine Thompson   Nicole Bradtke
  Manon Bollegraf
5–7, 7–6(11), 3–6
Winner 2. 23 October 1988 Nashville, United States Hard   Janine Thompson   Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
7–5, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 9 January 1994 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Rachel McQuillan   Laura Golarsa
  Natalia Medvedeva
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 15 January 1994 Hobart, Australia Hard   Rachel McQuillan   Linda Wild
  Chanda Rubin
5–7, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 7. 6 February 1994 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Julie Richardson   Patricia Hy-Boulais
  Mercedes Paz
4–6, 6–7

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles (4–1)Edit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent in final Score
Winner 1. 14 October 1984 Wyong, Australia Grass   Michele Parun 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 25 August 1991 Tarakan, Indonesia Hard   Tanya Soemarno 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 10 November 1991 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Louise Field 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 17 November 1991 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Kristin Godridge 0–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 8 December 1991 Perth, Australia Hard   Kate McDonald 6–2, 6–4

Doubles (3–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partnering Opponent in final Score
Runner-up 1. 21 October 1983 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Amanda Tobin   Nerida Gregory
  Bernadette Randall
6–7, 6–7
Winner 1. 31 October 1983 Tamworth, Australia Hard   Amanda Tobin   Debbie Mills
  Chris Newton
5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 2. 7 October 1991 Matsuyama, Japan Hard   Paulette Moreno   Jennifer Saret
  Yi Jing-Qian
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 4 December 1995 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Catherine Barclay   Mareze Joubert
  Joanne Limmer
6–1, 6–3

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