Melissa Gurney (born June 24, 1969) is a retired professional tennis player from the U.S.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||June 24, 1969|
Palos Verdes, California
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (March 30, 1987)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||3R (1988)|
|US Open||3R (1984, 1986)|
Gurney won the US National 18 Hardcourts in 1984 and was ranked No. 2 nationally in the Girls' 16 singles in 1983. She turned professional in 1984 and joined the WTA Tour. In 1986, she won two consecutive singles titles, the Northern California Open and the Southern California Open. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 17 on March 30, 1987. She posted career victories over Andrea Jaeger, Dianne Balestrat, Mary Joe Fernandez, Rosie Casals, and Kathy Jordan. She retired in 1995.
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (2-2)Edit
|Winner||1.||July 21, 1986||Berkeley||Hard||Barbara Gerken||6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||July 28, 1986||San Diego||Hard||Stephanie Rehe||6–2, 6–4|
|Runner-up||1.||October 27, 1986||Indianapolis||Hard (i)||Zina Garrison||3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||July 27, 1987||Aptos||Hard||Elly Hakami||3–6, 4–6|