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Jill Hetherington-Hultquist (born October 27, 1964) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She played college tennis for the University of Florida, and was women's tennis head coach at the University of Washington until May 2014.[1]

Jill Hetherington-Hultquist
Country (sports) Canada
Born (1964-10-27) October 27, 1964 (age 54)
Brampton, Ontario
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1997
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of Florida
Prize moneyUS$798,040
Singles
Career record95–113
Career titles1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 64 (February 29, 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French OpenQ1 (1984, 1985)
Wimbledon1R (1988, 1989, 1991)
US Open3R (1988)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1984, 1988)
Doubles
Career record351–223
Career titles14 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 6 (March 27, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1989)
French Open3R (1984, 1992)
WimbledonSF (1986)
US OpenF (1988)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1988, 1996)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1993, 1996)
French OpenF (1995)
WimbledonQF (1991)
US OpenSF (1992, 1994)

Early yearsEdit

Hetherington was born in Brampton, Ontario in 1964.

College careerEdit

She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Andy Brandi's Florida Gators women's tennis team from 1984 to 1987. While playing for the Gators, she won four straight Southeastern Conference (SEC) singles championships, three as the team's No. 2 singles player, and once as the No. 1 singles player. She also won three consecutive SEC doubles championships from 1985 to 1987. Hultquist was recognized as a four-time first-team All-SEC selection and received four All-American honors.[2] She was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1999.[3]

Professional careerEdit

After turning professional, she won one singles title and fourteen doubles titles on the WTA Tour during her career. Her best Grand Slam results were reaching the women's doubles final at the 1988 US Open and the 1989 Australian Open, and the mixed doubles final at the 1995 French Open.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1988 US Open Hard   Patty Fendick   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–4, 6–1
Loss 1989 Australian Open Hard   Patty Fendick   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 6–3, 6–2

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1995 French Open Clay   John-Laffnie de Jager   Larisa Savchenko Neiland
  Todd Woodbridge
7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–4)

WTA Tour titlesEdit

Singles (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. February 7, 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Katrina Adams 6–1, 6–1

Doubles (14)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (2)
Tier III (2)
Tier IV & V (10)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. July 15, 1984 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hard   Hélène Pelletier   Penny Mager
  Kylie Copeland
6–3, 2–6, 7–6(9–7)
2. January 31, 1988 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Patty Fendick   Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor
6–2, 6–1
3. February 7, 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Patty Fendick   Belinda Cordwell
  Julie Richardson
6–3, 6–3
4. August 7, 1988 San Diego, U.S. Hard   Patty Fendick   Betsy Nagelsen
  Dinky Van Rensburg
7–6(12–10), 6–4
5. August 14, 1988 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Patty Fendick   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
7–6(7–2), 5–7, 6–4
6. October 16, 1988 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard   Patty Fendick   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–4, 6–2
7. February 5, 1989 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Patty Fendick   Elizabeth Smylie
  Janine Thompson
6–4, 6–4
8. February 26, 1989 Oakland, California, U.S. Carpet (i)   Patty Fendick   Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
9. April 23, 1989 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Elizabeth Smylie   Ann Hendricksson
  Beth Herr
6–1, 6–3
10. April 22, 1990 Singapore Hard   Jo Durie   Pascale Paradis
  Catherine Suire
6–4, 6–1
11. April 21, 1991 Houston, U.S. Clay   Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel   Patty Fendick
  Mary Joe Fernández
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
12. August 4, 1991 San Diego, U.S. Hard   Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel   Gigi Fernández
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
13. February 5, 1995 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Elna Reinach   Laura Golarsa
  Caroline Vis
7–6(7–5), 6–2
14. November 19, 1995 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Kristine Kunce   Kristin Godridge
  Nana Miyagi
2–6, 6–4, 6–3

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