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Marita Redondo (born February 19, 1956) is an American former tennis player who was active during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Marita Redondo
Country (sports) United States
Born (1956-02-19) February 19, 1956 (age 63)
San Diego, United States
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) [1]
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career titles0
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1976)
Wimbledon3R (1978)
US Open4R (1978)
Doubles
Career titles4
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1976, 1979)
Wimbledon3R (1973)
US Open3R (1980)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (1976, 1979)
US Open2R (1973)

Her best singles performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the fourth round at the 1978 US Open where she lost in three sets to Wendy Turnbull. At both the French Open (1976) and Wimbledon (1978) she reached the third round in the singles, losing to Virginia Ruzici and Ruta Gerulaitis respectively.

In 1973, at age 17, she played on the Wightman Cup, an annual women's team tennis competition between the United States and Great Britain, partnering Chris Evert in the first doubles rubber. Redondo played World Team Tennis for the Los Angeles Strings in 1974, the San Diego Friars in 1975 and the Seattle Cascades in 1978.[2][3]

In January 1978 she won the Avon Futures of San Diego, defeating Pat Medrado in the final in straight sets. At the Futures Championships in Atlanta in March she was runner-up to Julie Anthony.[4]

Redondo was inducted into the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012.[5]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles (1 title)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1973 Atlantic City Tennis Classic, USA Hard   Chris Evert 2–6, 5–7

Doubles (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1973 Atlantic City Tennis Classic, USA Hard   Chris Evert   Ilana Kloss
  Pat Walkden
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 1973 Aberavon Cup, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Virginia Wade   Julie Heldman
  Ann Kiyomura
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 3. 1973 Edinburgh Cup, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Virginia Wade   Julie Heldman
  Ann Kiyomura
6–1, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 1973 Billingham Cup, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Virginia Wade   Glynis Coles
  Sharon Walsh
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 1974 Medi-Quick Open, USA Grass   Kathleen Harter   Ann Kiyomura
  Pam Teeguarden
2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 1976 Virginia Slims of Dallas, USA Carpet (i)   Greer Stevens   Mona Guerrant
  Ann Kiyomura
3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1978 Virginia Slims of Seattle, USA Carpet (i)   Patricia Bostrom   Kerry Reid
  Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 1981 Avon Championships of Los Angeles, USA Carpet (i)   Peanut Louie   Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
1–6, 6–4, 1–6

Futures finalsEdit

Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1978 Avon Futures of San Diego, USA Carpet (i)   Pat Medrado 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1978 Avon Futures Championships, USA Carpet (i)   Julie Anthony 3–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bostic, Stephanie, ed. (1979). USTA Player Records 1978. United States Tennis Association (USTA). p. 233.
  2. ^ "Marita Redondo". www.wtt.com. WTT.
  3. ^ Curry Kirkpatrick (August 5, 1974). "Going to pot with the Lobsters". www.si.com. Sports Illustrated.
  4. ^ Sarah Pileggi (April 3, 1978). "Graduation at Slims Prep". www.si.com. Sports Illustrated.
  5. ^ "Marita Redondo (1956- )" (PDF). San Diego District Tennis Association.

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