Nicole Arendt

Nicole J. Arendt (born August 26, 1969) is an American retired professional tennis player. Arendt won sixteen doubles titles in her career. The left-hander reached her highest singles ranking on the WTA Tour on June 16, 1997, when she was ranked 49th in the world. Arendt reached her career-high doubles ranking of No. 3 in the world on August 25, 1997.

Nicole Arendt
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceSydney, Australia
Born (1969-08-26) August 26, 1969 (age 51)
Somerville, New Jersey, U.S.
Height5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Turned pro1991
Retired2003
PlaysLeft-handed
CollegeUniversity of Florida
Prize moneyUS$ 1,642,964
Singles
Career record172–131 (56.8%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 49 (June 16, 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1996)
French Open4R (1997)
Wimbledon3R (1996, 1997)
US Open3R (1995)
Doubles
Career record324–171 (65.5%)
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 3 (August 25, 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1996, 2001)
French OpenSF (1995, 2002)
WimbledonF (1997)
US OpenSF (1997)

Arendt was born in Somerville, New Jersey. She attended the Hun School of Princeton for her high school education.[1]

Arendt received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Andy Brandi's Florida Gators women's tennis team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1988 to 1991.[2] She was a key member of the Gators' NCAA national championship runners-up teams in 1988 and 1990, and received eight All-American honors during her college career.

She turned professional in 1991. Arendt's best Grand Slam doubles result was reaching the finals of the 1997 Wimbledon Championships, partnering with Manon Bollegraf. She and her mixed doubles partner Luke Jensen were the runners-up in the 1996 Australian Open and 1996 French Open. Her highest world doubles ranking was No. 3 on August 25, 1997.

Arendt was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001;[3][4] she graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in public relations in 2003.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Women's doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Year Championship Partnering Opponents Score
1997 Wimbledon   Manon Bollegraf   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–7, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit

Year Championship Partnering Opponents Score
1996 Australian Open   Luke Jensen   Larisa Savchenko Neiland
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 5–7, 0–6
1996 French Open   Luke Jensen   Patricia Tarabini
  Javier Frana
2–6, 2–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles titles: 16Edit

Legend
WTA Championships (2)
Tier I (4)
Tier II (4)
Tier III (3)
Tier IV & V (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 26 April 1993 Jakarta Open, Indonesia Hard   Kristine Radford   Amy deLone
  Erika deLone
6–3, 6–4
2. 25 April 1994 Jakarta Open, Indonesia Hard   Kristine Radford   Kerry Anne Guse
  Andrea Strnadová
6–2, 6–2
3. 13 February 1995 Oklahoma Cup, U.S. Hard (i)   Laura Golarsa   Katrina Adams
  Brenda Schultz
6–4, 6–3
4. 27 March 1995 Family Circle Cup, U.S. Clay   Manon Bollegraf   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
5. 10 April 1995 Virginia Slims of Houston, U.S. Clay   Manon Bollegraf   Wiltrud Probst
  Rene Simpson
6–4, 6–2
6. 2 October 1995 Zurich Open, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Manon Bollegraf   Chanda Rubin
  Caroline Vis
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
7. 30 October 1995 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Hard (i)   Manon Bollegraf   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–2
8. 20 May 1996 World Doubles Cup, Edinburgh Clay   Manon Bollegraf   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 7–6(8–6)
9. 7 October 1996 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix,
Germany
Hard (i)   Jana Novotná   Martina Hingis
  Helena Suková
6–2, 6–3
10. 17 February 1997 Hanover Grand Prix, Germany Carpet (i)   Manon Bollegraf   Larisa Neiland
  Brenda Schultz
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
11. 5 May 1997 Rome Masters, Italy Clay   Manon Bollegraf   Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
6–2, 6–4
12. 21 May 1997 World Doubles Cup, Edinburgh Clay   Manon Bollegraf   Rachel McQuillan
  Nana Miyagi
6–1, 3–6, 7–5
13. 18 August 1997 Connecticut Open, U.S. Hard   Manon Bollegraf   Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–2
14. 8 January 2001 Canberra International,
Australia
Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Nannie De Villiers
  Annabel Ellwood
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
15. 5 March 2001 Indian Wells Masters, U.S. Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–4
16. 31 December 2001 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard   Liezel Huber   Květa Hrdličková
  Henrieta Nagyová
7–5, 6–4

Doubles runner-ups: 16Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 19 August 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Shannan McCarthy   Rachel McQuillan
  Claudia Porwik
2–6, 4–6
2. 19 April 1993 Malaysian Open Hard (i)   Kristine Radford   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
3. 18 April 1994 Kallang, Singapore Hard   Kristine Radford   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
4–6, 1–6
4. 3 April 1995 Amelia Island Championships, U.S. Clay   Manon Bollegraf   Amanda Coetzer
  Inés Gorrochategui
2–6, 6–3, 2–6
5. 14 October 1996 Zurich Open, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Natasha Zvereva   Martina Hingis
  Helena Suková
5–7, 4–6
6. 11 November 1996 Philadelphia Championships, U.S. Carpet (i)   Lori McNeil   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
7. 7 April 1997 Amelia Island Championships, U.S. Clay   Manon Bollegraf   Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
3–6, 0–6
8. 16 June 1997 Eastbourne International, UK Grass   Manon Bollegraf   Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
Not played[5]
9. 23 June 1997 Wimbledon, UK Grass   Manon Bollegraf   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–7, 4–6
10. 11 August 1997 Canadian Open, Hard   Manon Bollegraf   Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
6–3, 5–7, 4–6
11. 20 March 2000 Miami Masters, U.S. Hard   Manon Bollegraf   Julie Halard
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 5–7, 4–6
12. 1 May 2000 Hamburg Cup, Germany Clay   Manon Bollegraf   Anna Kournikova
  Natasha Zvereva
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 4–6
13. 13 November 2000 WTA Championships, New York Carpet (i)   Manon Bollegraf   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
2–6, 3–6
14. 23 July 2001 Stanford Classic, U.S. Hard   Caroline Vis   Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
15. 6 August 2001 Manhattan Beach Classic, U.S. Hard   Caroline Vis   Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Nathalie Tauziat
3–6, 5–7
16. 10 September 2001 Bahia, Brazil Hard   Patricia Tarabini   Amanda Coetzer
  Lori McNeil
7–6(10–8), 2–6, 4–6

Performance timelineEdit

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A A A 2R 1R 3R 2R SF QF A QF 1R SF 3R A 0 / 10 19–10
French Open A A A A A A A A SF QF QF A 2R 3R QF SF 2R 0 / 8 20–8
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 1R SF QF 3R F A QF 2R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 11 20–11
US Open A A A A 1R A 1R 3R 2R QF SF A QF 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 10 14–10
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 8–3 9–4 11–4 15–4 0–0 10–4 3–4 7–4 8–4 1–2 0 / 39 73–39
Year-end championships
Tour Championships A A A A A A A A SF A SF A A F A QF A 0 / 4 4–4
Tier I tournaments
Tokyo Not Tier I A A A SF A A A QF SF 1R A 0 / 4 5–3
Indian Wells Not Held Not Tier I A A A A QF W QF A 1 / 3 9–2
Miami Not Tier I A A 1R 1R 2R 2R QF QF A 2R F 1R SF A 0 / 10 14–10
Charleston Not Tier I A A A A A W SF SF A 2R 2R SF 1R A 1 / 7 12–6
Rome Not Tier I A A A A A A A W A 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1 / 5 4–4
Berlin Not Tier I A A A A A A 2R A A QF SF 2R A A 0 / 4 6–4
Montreal / Toronto Not Tier I A A A 1R SF A 2R F A 1R 1R 2R SF A 0 / 8 9–7
Zürich Not Tier I A 1R W F A A A 1R A 1R A 1 / 5 7–4
Moscow Not Held NTI A A A 1R A 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Boca Raton Not Tier I A 2R Not Tier I Not Held 0 / 1 1–1
Philadelphia Not Held Not Tier I A A QF Not Tier I Not Held 0 / 1 1–1
Career statistics
Year-end ranking N/A 426 N/A N/A 127 146 85 24 11 11 8 N/A 32 11 10 19 313

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ New Jersey Tennis Stars, Hangout NJ. Accessed June 12, 2007. "Nicole Arendt of Somerville turned pro in 1991 and is currently ranked 26 in the world in women's doubles. The Hun School of Princeton graduate holds 16 career Women's Tennis Association (WTA) doubles titles and won the tour sportsmanship award in 1993."
  2. ^ http://gatorzone.com/tennis/women/media/2006/pdf/history/wta_tour.pdf
  3. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Nine Former Gators Enshrined into the Hall of Fame Archived 2012-10-04 at the Wayback Machine," GatorZone.com (April 6, 2001). Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  5. ^ For reasons outside the control of the tournament organizers, the final was not played. The teams in the final split the prize money and WTA Tour points, but neither were granted the title.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
  Jill Hetherington
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
1993
Succeeded by
  Kimberly Po