Manon Bollegraf

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.

Manon Bollegraf
Full nameManon Bollegraf
Country (sports) Netherlands
Born (1964-04-10) 10 April 1964 (age 56)
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$2,112,117
Singles
Career record161–151 (51.6%)
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 (66.7%)
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)

CareerEdit

Bollegraf reached her highest ranking on the WTA Tour on 9 July 1990, when she became world No. 29. She won 26 doubles tournaments in her career and her highest WTA doubles ranking was No. 4, achieved on 16 February 1998.

She was a member of the Dutch team that reached the Fed Cup final 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).

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Women's doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1997 Wimbledon Grass   Nicole Arendt   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–7(4–7), 4–6

Mixed doubles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

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

Olympic finalsEdit

Doubles (0–1)Edit

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

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)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)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Mar 1989 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Leila Meskhi 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1. Feb 1990 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Amy Frazier 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2. Feb 1991 Aurora Carpet   Lori McNeil 6–3, 6–4

Doubles: 55 (26 titles, 29 runner-ups)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)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Dec 1986 Buenos Aires Clay   Nicole Muns-Jagerman   Lori McNeil
  Mercedes Paz
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Win 1. May 1988 Strasbourg Clay   Nicole Bradtke   Jenny Byrne
  Janine Thompson
7–5, 6–7(11), 6–3
Win 2. Feb 1989 Wichita Hard (i)   Lise Gregory   Sandy Collins
  Leila Meskhi
6–2, 7–6(5)
Loss 2. May 1989 Rome Clay   Mercedes Paz   Liz Smylie
  Janine Thompson
6–4, 6–3
Win 3. Jul 1989 Brussels Clay   Mercedes Paz   Carin Bakkum
  Simone Schilder
6–1, 6–2
Win 4. Oct 1989 Bayonne Hard (i)   Catherine Tanvier   Elna Reinach
  Raffaella Reggi
7–6(3), 7–5
Win 5. Nov 1989 Nashville Hard (i)   Meredith McGrath   Natalia Medvedeva
  Leila Meskhi
1–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(4)
Win 6. Feb 1990 Wichita Hard (i)   Meredith McGrath   Mary-Lou Daniels
  Wendy White
6–0, 6–2
Loss 3. Feb 1990 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Lise Gregory   Mary-Lou Daniels
  Wendy White
7–5, 6–2
Loss 4. Sep 1990 Doubles Championships Carpet   Meredith McGrath   Larisa Neiland
  Natalia Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
Loss 5. Sep 1990 Leipzig Carpet   Jo Durie   Lise Gregory
  Gretchen Magers
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Win 7. Oct 1990 Zürich Carpet   Eva Pfaff   Catherine Suire
  Dianne Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–4
Loss 6. May 1991 Strasbourg Clay   Mercedes Paz   Lori McNeil
  Stephanie Rehe
6–7(2), 6–4, 6–4
Win 8. Oct 1991 Leipzig Carpet   Isabelle Demongeot   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel
6–4, 6–3
Loss 7. Jan 1992 Brisbane Hard   Nicole Bradtke   Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–3
Loss 8. Feb 1992 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Lori McNeil
  Nicole Bradtke
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(6)
Loss 9. May 1992 Hamburg Clay   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Steffi Graf
  Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 9. May 1992 Waregem Clay   Caroline Vis   Elena Brioukhovets
  Petra Langrová
6–4, 6–3
Loss 10. Feb 1993 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Patty Fendick
  Zina Garrison
6–3, 6–2
Win 10. Mar 1993 Houston Clay   Katrina Adams   Eugenia Maniokova
  Radomira Zrubáková
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7)
Loss 11. Apr 1993 Hilton Head Clay   Katrina Adams   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 6–1
Win 11. Nov 1993 Quebec City Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Katerina Maleeva
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–4
Win 12. Nov 1993 Philadelphia Carpet   Katrina Adams   Conchita Martínez
  Larisa Neiland
6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7)
Loss 12. Jan 1994 Tokyo Carpet   Martina Navratilova   Pam Shriver
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(3)
Loss 13. Feb 1994 Chicago Carpet   Martina Navratilova   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 14. Feb 1994 Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
7–6(3), 6–2
Loss 15. Feb 1994 Indian Wells Hard   Helena Suková   Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–4
Loss 16. Mar 1994 Delray Beach Hard   Helena Suková   Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–0
Win 13. Mar 1994 Houston Clay   Martina Navratilova   Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–2
Loss 17. Oct 1994 Leipzig Carpet   Larisa Neiland   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
6–4, 6–4
Win 14. Oct 1994 Zürich Carpet   Martina Navratilova   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
7–6(3), 6–1
Loss 18. Oct 1994 Filderstadt Hard (i)   Larisa Neiland   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
7–6(5), 6–4
Win 15. Oct 1994 Brighton Carpet   Larisa Neiland   Mary Joe Fernández
  Jana Novotná
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 19. Jan 1995 Hobart Hard   Larisa Neiland   Kyoko Nagatsuka
  Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 20. Feb 1995 Paris Carpet   Rennae Stubbs   Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–1
Win 16. Apr 1995 Hilton Head Clay   Nicole Arendt   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 21. Apr 1995 Amelia Island Clay   Nicole Arendt   Amanda Coetzer
  Inés Gorrochategui
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Win 17. Apr 1995 Houston Clay   Nicole Arendt   Wiltrud Probst
  Rene Simpson
6–4, 6–2
Loss 22. May 1995 World Doubles Cup Clay   Rennae Stubbs   Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
6–2, 7–6(2)
Win 18. Jun 1995 Birmingham Grass   Rennae Stubbs   Nicole Bradtke
  Kristine Kunce
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 19. Oct 1995 Zürich Carpet   Nicole Arendt   Chanda Rubin
  Caroline Vis
6–4, 6–7(4), 6–4
Win 20. Nov 1995 Quebec City Hard (i)   Nicole Arendt   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(6), 4–6, 6–2
Win 21. Mar 1996 Linz Carpet   Meredith McGrath   Rennae Stubbs
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–4
Win 22. May 1996 Doubles Championships Clay   Nicole Arendt   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 7–6(6)
Win 23. Feb 1997 Hanover Carpet   Nicole Arendt   Larisa Neiland
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(4)
Loss 23. Apr 1997 Amelia Island Clay   Nicole Arendt   Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–0
Win 24. May 1997 Rome Clay   Nicole Arendt   Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
6–2, 6–4
Win 25. May 1997 Doubles Championships Clay   Nicole Arendt   Rachel McQuillan
  Nana Miyagi
6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 24. Jul 1997 Wimbledon Grass   Nicole Arendt   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
7–6(4), 6–4
Loss 25. Aug 1997 Rogers Cup Toronto Hard   Nicole Arendt   Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Win 26. Aug 1997 Stone Mountain Hard   Nicole Arendt   Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(5), 6–3, 6–2
Loss 26. Nov 1998 Sparkassen Cup Leipzig Carpet (i)   Irina Spîrlea   Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–7(2), 6–1
Loss 27. Apr 2000 Miami Masters Hard   Nicole Arendt   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Loss 28. May 2000 Hamburg Clay   Nicole Arendt   Anna Kournikova
  Natalia Zvereva
6–7(5), 6–2, 6–4
Loss 29. Nov 2000 WTA Championships Carpet   Nicole Arendt   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–2, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2–1)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 20 January 1986 ITF San Antonio, United States Hard   Nicole Arendt 3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 16 June 1986 ITF Birmingham, United States Clay   Susan Leo 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 23 June 1986 ITF Seabrook, United States Clay   Amy Schwartz 6–2, 7–6(8–6)

Doubles: 6 (4–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 January 1986 ITF 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 ITF Fayetteville, United States Hard   Carin Bakkum   Digna Ketelaar
  Themis Zambrzycki
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 3. 23 June 1986 ITF Seabrook, United States Clay   Lise Gregory   Alison Scott
  Michelle Turk
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 14 July 1986 ITF Landskrona, Sweden Clay   Marianne van der Torre   Carin Bakkum
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 10 November 1986 ITF São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Nicole Muns-Jagerman   Niege Dias
  Patricia Medrado
w/o
Winner 6. 27 January 1992 ITF 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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