Jill Hetherington

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 55)
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 FinalsEdit

Singles (1-0)Edit

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

Doubles (14-20)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 July 1984 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hard   Hélène Pelletier   Penny Mager
  Kylie Copeland
6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7)
Runner-up 1. 7 December 1987 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Christiane Jolissaint   Mercedes Paz
  Gabriela Sabatini
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 7 December 1987 Guarujá, Brazil Hard   Mercedes Paz   Katrina Adams
  Cheryl Jones
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 2. 31 January 1988 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Patty Fendick   Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor
6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 7 February 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Patty Fendick   Belinda Cordwell
  Julie Richardson
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 31 July 1988 Aptos, United States Hard   Patty Fendick   Ronni Reis
  Lise Gregory
3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 7 August 1988 San Diego, United States Hard   Patty Fendick   Betsy Nagelsen
  Dinky Van Rensburg
7–6(10), 6–4
Winner 5. 14 August 1988 Los Angeles, United States Hard   Patty Fendick   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
7–6(2), 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 29 August 1988 US Open Hard   Patty Fendick   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
4–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 16 October 1988 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard   Patty Fendick   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 2 January 1989 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Patty Fendick   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
7–6(4), 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 16 January 1989 Australian Open Hard   Patty Fendick   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 5 February 1989 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Patty Fendick   Elizabeth Smylie
  Janine Thompson
6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 20 February 1989 California, United States Carpet (i)   Patty Fendick   Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 27 February 1989 San Antonio, United States Hard   Patty Fendick   Katrina Adams
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 23 April 1989 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Elizabeth Smylie   Ann Hendricksson
  Beth Herr
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 29 January 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Robin White   Natalia Medvedeva
  Leila Meskhi
6-3, 3-6, 6-7
Winner 10. 22 April 1990 Singapore Hard   Jo Durie   Pascale Paradis
  Catherine Suire
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 5 November 1990 Indianapolis, United States Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 18 February 1991 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Meredith McGrath
  Anne Smith
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 31 March 1991 San Antonio, United States Hard   Kathy Rinaldi   Patty Fendick
  Monica Seles
6–7(2), 2–6
Winner 11. 21 April 1991 Houston, United States Clay   Kathy Rinaldi   Patty Fendick
  Mary Joe Fernández
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 12. 4 August 1991 San Diego, United States Hard   Kathy Rinaldi   Gigi Fernández
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 6 October 1991 Leipzig, Germany Carpet (i)   Kathy Rinaldi   Manon Bollegraf
  Isabelle Demongeot
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 2 February 1992 Auckland, New Zaeland Hard   Kathy Rinaldi   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Raffaella Reggi
6–1, 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 1 March 1992 Indian Wells, United States Hard   Kathy Rinaldi   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Stephanie Rehe
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 22 March 1992 Miami, United States Hard   Kathy Rinaldi   Larisa Neiland
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5–7, 7–5, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 19 April 1992 Houston, United States Clay   Kathy Rinaldi   Patty Fendick
  Gigi Fernández
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 17. 7 February 1993 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Kathy Rinaldi   Isabelle Demongeot
  Elna Reinach
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 18. 21 March 1993 Miami, United States Hard   Kathy Rinaldi   Larisa Neiland
  Jana Novotná
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 19. 23 May 1993 Strasbourg, France Clay   Kathy Rinaldi   Shaun Stafford
  Andrea Temesvári
7–6(5), 3–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 5 February 1995 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Elna Reinach   Laura Golarsa
  Caroline Vis
7–6(5), 6–2
Winner 14. 19 November 1995 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Kristine Kunce   Kristin Godridge
  Nana Miyagi
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 20. 1 January 1996 Auckland, Australia Hard   Kristine Kunce   Els Callens
  Julie Halard-Decugis
1–6, 0–6

ITF FinalsEdit

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (1–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 20 April 1992 Baltimore, United States Hard   Carol Christian 6-1, 6-4

Doubles (6–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1 July 1983 Pennsylvania, United States Hard   Germaine Ohaco   Lisa Kearney-Vitalis
  Debbie Robb
7–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 15 July 1985 Landskrona, Sweden Clay   Jaime Kaplan   Louise Field
  Janine Thompson
7–5, 6–2
Winner 3. 28 September 1987 Bethesda, United States Hard   Ingelise Driehuis   Dena Levy
  Jane Thomas
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 24 September 1990 Chicago, United States Hard   Mary-Lou Daniels   Katrina Adams
  Lynn Nabors
4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 14 October 1990 Salisbury, United States Hard   Penny Barg   Dierdre Herman
  Lisa Raymond
6–3, 6–1
Winner 6. 20 October 1996 Hayward, United States Hard   Kathy Rinaldi   Annabel Ellwood
  Mercedes Paz
7–5, 6–2
Winner 7. 27 October 1996 Houston, United States Hard   Kathy Rinaldi   Shannan McCarthy
  Meilen Tu
6–1, 6–3

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Awards
Preceded by
  Judith Wiesner
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
1992
Succeeded by
  Nicole Arendt