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Melissa Gurney (born June 24, 1969) is a retired professional tennis player from the U.S.

Melissa Gurney
Country (sports) United States
Born (1969-06-24) June 24, 1969 (age 50)
Palos Verdes, California
Turned pro1984
Retired1995
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$163,195
Singles
Career record85–76
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 17 (March 30, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1988)
Wimbledon3R (1986)
US Open3R (1984, 1986)
Doubles
Career record6–24

CareerEdit

Gurney won the US National 18 Hardcourts in 1984 and was ranked No. 2 nationally in the Girls' 16 singles in 1983.[1] 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 — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims (2–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (September 17, 1984). Faces in the Crowd. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 30, 2012.

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