Rebecca Diianni (born November 19, 1972) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. She competed during her career under her maiden name Rebecca Jensen.

Rebecca Jensen
Full nameRebecca Diianni (Jensen)
Country (sports) United States
Born (1972-11-19) November 19, 1972 (age 47)
Prize money$43,951
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 556 (October 21, 1996)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 116 (February 20, 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1995)
US Open2R (1994)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1995)
US Open1R (1997)

BiographyEdit

Jensen grew up in Ludington, Michigan and in the early 1990s played collegiate tennis at the University of Kansas. In 1993 she became the first Kanas player to be named both a singles and doubles All-American in the same season, then in 1994 partnered with Nóra Köves to win the NCAA Doubles Championship.[1]

From 1994 she competed professionally, joining twin sister Rachel as well as elder brothers Luke and Murphy on tour.[2] A doubles specialist, she partnered all three sibling in a grand slam main draw during her seven-year career, reaching a best ranking of 116 in the world.

She retired from tennis in 2000 and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frost, Marcia (2008). American Doubles-- the Trials, the Triumphs, the Domination. Mansion. p. 100. ISBN 1932421165.
  2. ^ "Luke and Murphy Jensen: Double Trouble". Rolling Stone. September 16, 1993. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Once a Jayhawk, Always a Jayhawk: Rebecca (Jensen) DiIanni". February 27, 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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