Marie "Mimmi" Wikstedt (born 30 April 1954) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

Mimmi Wikstedt
Full nameMarie Wikstedt
Country (sports) Sweden
Born (1954-04-30) 30 April 1954 (age 65)
Stockholm, Sweden
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1974)
French Open1R (1973, 1974, 1978)
Wimbledon3R (1979)
US Open1R (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
Doubles
Career titles1 WTA
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1979)
French Open2R (1979)
WimbledonQF (1977)
US Open3R (1979)

BiographyEdit

Wikstedt, who is known by her nickname "Mimmi", was born in Stockholm. She began competing in the early 1970s and made her debut for the Sweden Fed Cup team in 1973. Most of her Fed Cup matches came in doubles.

Her best grand slam performances came on the grass courts at Wimbledon.[1] She made the mixed doubles quarter-finals with Ernie Ewert in 1975, won the Wimbledon Plate in 1976, reached the women's doubles quarter-finals with Jane Stratton in 1977 and made the third round of the singles in 1979. At the 1979 Australian Open she was quarter-finalist in the women's doubles partnering Renata Tomanova.

From the late 1970s she competed on the WTA Tour, most prominently as a doubles player. Her best performance in singles was a semi-final appearance at the 1978 Christchurch International.[2] She won the doubles title at the 1982 Avon Championships of Nashville with Chris O'Neil.

She made her last Fed Cup appearance for Sweden in 1981 and finished with an 11/10 overall record, from 18 ties.

Now living in Bastad, Wikstedt remains involved in tennis as a coach.[3]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles (1-2)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss August, 1979 Toronto, Canada $35,000 (Colgate) Hard   Chris O'Neil   Lea Antonoplis
  Diane Evers
6–2, 1–6, 3–6
Win February, 1982 Nashville, U.S. $50,000 (Avon) Carpet   Chris O'Neil   Alycia Moulton
  Jane Preyer
6–2, 7–6
Loss March, 1982 Austin, U.S. $50,000 (Avon) Carpet   Jan Lehane   Patricia Medrado
  Cláudia Monteiro
0–6, 1–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players Archive - Mimi Wikstedt". The Championships, Wimbledon. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Hunt defeated". The Canberra Times. 25 November 1978. p. 51. Retrieved 24 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Lassen, Fredrik (2 October 2008). "Bollekarna som ger alla nätkänsla". Helsingborgs Dagblad (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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