Molly Van Nostrand

Molly Van Nostrand (born March 12, 1965) is a retired American professional tennis player.

Molly Van Nostrand
Country (sports) United States
Born (1965-03-12) March 12, 1965 (age 55)
West Islip, New York, USA
Turned pro1983
Retired1989
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record42–70
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 37 (January 20, 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1985, 1987)
French Open1R (1984, 1987)
WimbledonQF (1985)
US Open2R (1985, 1986)
Doubles
Career record51–64
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 43 (February 29, 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open2R (1987)
WimbledonQF (1986)
US Open2R (1987)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (1984)
Wimbledon3R (1988)

CareerEdit

Van Nostrand turned professional in 1983. Her best Grand Slam performance was reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1985.[1] She had career wins over Natasha Zvereva, Helena Suková, Manuela Maleeva, Wendy Turnbull, and Dianne Fromholtz. She reached a career-high ranking of World No. 37 in 1986. She retired in 1989. She is the younger sister of the late John Van Nostrand, who was also a professional tennis player.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. August 18, 1986 Mahwah Hard   Steffi Graf 7–5, 6–1

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. March 4, 1985 Indianapolis Carpet   Jennifer Mundel   Elise Burgin
  Kathleen Horvath
6–4, 6–1

Grand Slam singles tournament timelineEdit

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Career SR
Australian Open A Q2 1R NH 1R A Q1 0 / 2
French Open A 1R A A 1R A A 0 / 2
Wimbledon A Q1 QF 1R 1R Q2 1R 0 / 4
US Open A Q1 2R 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 4
SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 12
Year End Ranking NR 112 44 62 142 239 111
  • NH = tournament not held.
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Littwin, Mike (July 3, 1985). "Through the Tears, a Triumph: Van Nostrand Beats Maleeva, Gains Quarterfinals". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 August 2015.

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