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Manon Maria Bollegraf (born 10 April 1964) is a former professional female tennis player from the Netherlands, who was a quarterfinalist at the singles event of the 1992 French Open, a finalist in doubles at the 1997 Wimbledon Championships, and a four-time mixed doubles Grand Slam champion. She also finished fourth in women's doubles at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.

Manon Bollegraf
Full nameManon Bollegraf
Country (sports) Netherlands
Born (1964-04-10) 10 April 1964 (age 55)
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$2,107,856
Singles
Career record161–151
Career titles1 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 29 (9 July 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1989)
French OpenQF (1992)
Wimbledon3R (1991)
US Open2R (1988–90, 1995)
Doubles
Career record495–247
Career titles26 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 4 (16 February 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1995, 1996)
French OpenQF (1992–93, 1996–97)
WimbledonF (1997)
US OpenSF (1997)
Mixed doubles
Career titles4
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1997)
French OpenW (1989)
WimbledonF (1993)
US OpenW (1991, 1997)

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CareerEdit

Bollegraf reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour on 9 July 1990, when she became world number 29. She won 26 doubles tournaments in her career and her highest doubles ranking was world number four, achieved on 16 February 1998.

She was a member of the Dutch tennis team that reached the final of the Fed Cup in 1997, losing to France.

Bollegraf won four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, the 1989 French Open and the 1991 US Open, both teaming up with Tom Nijssen. Partnering Rick Leach, she won the Australian Open and US Open mixed doubles titles in 1997.

Bollegraf was a member of the Idaho Sneakers Team Tennis[1] with Amy Frazier and Jon Leach; coached by Greg Patton (Boise State University men's tennis coach).

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1997 Wimbledon Grass   Nicole Arendt   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–7(4–7), 4–6

Mixed doubles: 6 (4–2)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1989 French Open Clay   Tom Nijssen   Horacio de la Peña
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–2
Winner 1991 US Open Hard   Tom Nijssen   Emilio Sánchez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 1993 Wimbledon Grass   Tom Nijssen   Mark Woodforde
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1996 US Open Hard   Rick Leach   Patrick Galbraith
  Lisa Raymond
6–7(6–8), 6–7(4–7)
Winner 1997 Australian Open Hard   Rick Leach   John-Laffnie de Jager
  Larisa Neiland
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Winner 1997 US Open Hard   Rick Leach   Pablo Albano
  Mercedes Paz
3–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)

Olympic finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 1996 Atlanta Hard   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy   Conchita Martínez
  Arantxa Sánchez
1–6, 3–6

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 3 (1–2)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Virginia Slims (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (1/2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 5 March 1989 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Leila Meskhi 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 25 February 1990 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Amy Frazier 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 17 February 1991 Aurora Carpet   Lori McNeil 6–3, 6–4

Doubles 55 (26–29)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/1)
WTA Championships (0/1)
Tier I (5/4)
Tier II (7/12)
Tier III (5/3)
Tier IV & V (7/5)
Virginia Slims (2/3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 8 December 1986 Buenos Aires Clay   Nicole Muns-Jagerman   Lori McNeil
  Mercedes Paz
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 1. 16 May 1988 Strasbourg Clay   Nicole Bradtke   Jenny Byrne
  Janine Thompson
7–5, 6–7(11), 6–3
Winner 2. 26 February 1989 Wichita Hard (i)   Lise Gregory   Sandy Collins
  Leila Meskhi
6–2, 7–6(5)
Runner-up 2. 14 May 1989 Rome Clay   Mercedes Paz   Liz Smylie
  Janine Thompson
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 23 July 1989 Brussels Clay   Mercedes Paz   Carin Bakkum
  Simone Schilder
6–1, 6–2
Winner 4. 22 October 1989 Bayonne Hard (i)   Catherine Tanvier   Elna Reinach
  Raffaella Reggi
7–6(3), 7–5
Winner 5. 12 November 1989 Nashville Hard (i)   Meredith McGrath   Natalia Medvedeva
  Leila Meskhi
1–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(4)
Winner 6. 11 February 1990 Wichita Hard (i)   Meredith McGrath   Mary-Lou Daniels
  Wendy White
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 25 February 1990 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Lise Gregory   Mary-Lou Daniels
  Wendy White
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 16 September 1990 Orlando Carpet   Meredith McGrath   Larisa Neiland
  Natalia Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 30 September 1990 Leipzig Carpet   Jo Durie   Lise Gregory
  Gretchen Magers
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 14 October 1990 Zürich Carpet   Eva Pfaff   Catherine Suire
  Dianne Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 26 May 1991 Strasbourg Clay   Mercedes Paz   Lori McNeil
  Stephanie Rehe
6–7(2), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 6 October 1991 Leipzig Carpet   Isabelle Demongeot   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 5 January 1992 Brisbane Hard   Nicole Bradtke   Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 23 February 1992 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Lori McNeil
  Nicole Bradtke
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(6)
Runner-up 9. 3 May 1992 Hamburg Clay   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Steffi Graf
  Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 10 May 1992 Waregem Clay   Caroline Vis   Elena Brioukhovets
  Petra Langrová
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 21 February 1993 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Patty Fendick
  Zina Garrison
6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. 28 March 1993 Houston Clay   Katrina Adams   Eugenia Maniokova
  Radomira Zrubáková
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7)
Runner-up 11. 4 April 1993 Hilton Head Clay   Katrina Adams   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 6–1
Winner 11. 7 November 1993 Quebec City Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Katerina Maleeva
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–4
Winner 12. 14 November 1993 Philadelphia Carpet   Katrina Adams   Conchita Martínez
  Larisa Neiland
6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7)
Runner-up 12. 31 January 1994 Tokyo Carpet   Martina Navratilova   Pam Shriver
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 13. 13 February 1994 Chicago Carpet   Martina Navratilova   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 20 February 1994 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
7–6(3), 6–2
Runner-up 15. 27 February 1994 Indian Wells Hard   Helena Suková   Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 6 March 1994 Delray Beach Hard   Helena Suková   Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–0
Winner 13. 27 March 1994 Houston Clay   Martina Navratilova   Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 17. 2 October 1994 Leipzig Carpet   Larisa Neiland   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
6–4, 6–4
Winner 14. 9 October 1994 Zürich Carpet   Martina Navratilova   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
7–6(3), 6–1
Runner-up 18. 16 October 1994 Filderstadt Hard (i)   Larisa Neiland   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
7–6(5), 6–4
Winner 15. 23 October 1994 Brighton Carpet   Larisa Neiland   Mary Joe Fernández
  Jana Novotná
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 14 January 1995 Hobart Hard   Larisa Neiland   Kyoko Nagatsuka
  Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 20. 19 February 1995 Paris Carpet   Rennae Stubbs   Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–1
Winner 16. 2 April 1995 Hilton Head Clay   Nicole Arendt   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 9 April 1995 Amelia Island Clay   Nicole Arendt   Amanda Coetzer
  Inés Gorrochategui
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 17. 16 April 1995 Houston Clay   Nicole Arendt   Wiltrud Probst
  Rene Simpson
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 22. 22 May 1995 Edinburgh Clay   Rennae Stubbs   Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
6–2, 7–6(2)
Winner 18. 18 June 1995 Birmingham Grass   Rennae Stubbs   Nicole Bradtke
  Kristine Kunce
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 19. 8 October 1995 Zürich Carpet   Nicole Arendt   Chanda Rubin
  Caroline Vis
6–4, 6–7(4), 6–4
Winner 20. 5 November 1995 Quebec City Hard (i)   Nicole Arendt   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(6), 4–6, 6–2
Winner 21. 3 March 1996 Linz Carpet   Meredith McGrath   Rennae Stubbs
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–4
Winner 22. 20 May 1996 Edinburgh Clay   Nicole Arendt   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 7–6(6)
Winner 23. 23 February 1997 Hanover Carpet   Nicole Arendt   Larisa Neiland
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 23. 13 April 1997 Amelia Island Clay   Nicole Arendt   Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–0
Winner 24. 11 May 1997 Rome Clay   Nicole Arendt   Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
6–2, 6–4
Winner 25. 21 May 1997 Edinburgh Clay   Nicole Arendt   Rachel McQuillan
  Nana Miyagi
6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 24. 6 July 1997 Wimbledon Grass   Nicole Arendt   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
7–6(4), 6–4
Runner-up 25. 17 August 1997 Toronto Hard   Nicole Arendt   Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 26. 24 August 1997 Stone Mountain Hard   Nicole Arendt   Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(5), 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 26. 8 November 1998 Leipzig Carpet   Irina Spîrlea   Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–7(2), 6–1
Runner-up 27. 2 April 2000 Miami Hard   Nicole Arendt   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 28. 7 May 2000 Hamburg Clay   Nicole Arendt   Anna Kournikova
  Natalia Zvereva
6–7(5), 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 29. 19 November 2000 New York City Carpet   Nicole Arendt   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–2, 6–3

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles Finals: (2–1)Edit

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$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner–up 1. 20 January 1986 San Antonio, United States Hard   Nicole Arendt 3-6, 3-6
Winner 1. 16 June 1986 Birmingham, United States Clay   Susan Leo 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 23 June 1986 Seabrook, United States Clay   Amy Schwartz 6–2, 7–6(8–6)

Doubles Finals: (4–2)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 20 January 1986 San Antonio, United States Hard   Marianne van der Torre   Dinky Van Rensburg
  Clare Wood
7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
Winner 2. 16 June 1986 Fayetteville, United States Hard   Carin Bakkum   Digna Ketelaar
  Themis Zambrzycki
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 3. 23 June 1986 Seabrook, United States Clay   Lise Gregory   Alison Scott
  Michelle Turk
6–2, 6–1
Runner–up 4. 14 July 1986 Landskrona, Sweden Clay   Marianne van der Torre   Carin Bakkum
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 10 November 1986 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Nicole Muns-Jagerman   Niege Dias
  Patricia Medrado
w/o
Winner 6. 27 January 1992 Midland, United States Clay   Meredith McGrath   Helen Kelesi
  Caroline Vis
6–3, 6–1

Women's doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R QF 2R 1R QF QF 3R QF SF SF QF QF QF A 31–13
French Open 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R QF QF 3R 3R QF QF 3R 2R 3R 27–14
Wimbledon 2R 3R 3R 1R QF 3R 1R SF 3R 3R F 3R QF 2R 28–14
US Open A 1R 2R 3R QF A 3R QF 2R QF SF 2R QF 1R 23–12

Mixed doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A SF A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R W 1R SF A 15–9
French Open SF W 2R 1R SF 3R 2R 2R SF SF QF 2R 2R 22–12
Wimbledon 1R 3R 3R 2R SF F 1R 1R 1R QF 1R 3R QF 22–13
US Open A SF QF W A QF 1R 1R F W 1R 1R A 20–8

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