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Marie Pinterová (née Neumanová, born 16 August 1946), is a Czech and Hungarian professional tennis player with a professional career from 1969 to 1989.[1][2]

Marie Pinterová
Full nameMarie Neumanová Pinterová
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia
 Hungary
Born (1946-08-16) 16 August 1946 (age 73)
Stará Boleslav, Czechoslovakia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1969
Singles
Career record12–26
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 394 (5 January 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1980)
French OpenQF (1974)
Wimbledon2R (1978, 1979, 1981)
US Open3R (1978)
Doubles
Career record14–22
Highest rankingNo. 303 (5 January 1987)

LifeEdit

Marie Neumanová was born in 1946 in Stará Boleslav. She began her professional career in 1969. In 1974 Pinterová married Hungarian engineer András Pinter. They had one son, Karim in 1976. Pinterová returned to professional tennis at the age of 34, and won the Tokyo title.[3][4]

CareerEdit

In 1974, she played the quarter-finals at Roland Garros (but was beaten by Olga Morozova), her best performance in a single round of the Grand Slam. She has won two WTA singles during her career, first in Florida in 1972 (opposite Billie Jean King in the final), the second to Japan in 1981.[1][4][5][6]

During her career Pinterova has won:

She has had successful matches against some of the big names of tennis, other than those mentioned, including Martina Navratilova, Sue Barker and Kathy Jordan.[3]

She has played on the European senior circuit of the ITF since 1995. Since then she has won 11 World singles championship titles and 24 European titles.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Marie Pinterova Stats". Australian Open. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Eurosports". Eurosports. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Lifetime Seniors Champions". Tennis Europe. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "WTA stats". WTA. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Wimbledon". Wimbledon. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  6. ^ "In-the-womens-singles-34-year-old-veteran-pro". United Press International. 1980. Retrieved 6 April 2016.

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