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Rene Simpson Collins (14 January 1966 – 17 October 2013) was a Canadian professional tennis player from Sarnia, Ontario. She reached a WTA singles ranking of 70 in 1989,[1] after a successful NCAA career for Texas Christian University.[2]

Rene Simpson Collins
Country (sports) Canada
Born14 January 1966
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Died17 October 2013(2013-10-17) (aged 47)
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired1998
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeTCU Horned Frogs
Prize moneyUS$485,389
Singles
Career record161–133 (54.8%)
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 70 (10 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989, 1992, 1994)
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1992, 1994, 1997)
US Open2R (1992, 1993)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record99–119 (45.4%)
Career titles3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 32 (21 August 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
French Open3R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (1998)
US OpenQF (1996)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1992)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
French Open1R (1995, 1996, 1997)
Wimbledon1R (1995)
US Open2R (1995)

She was a member of the Canada Fed Cup team from 1988 to 1998, coach 1998–2000, and captain 2001–2010.[3]

She was inducted into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.[4]

Simpson died on 17 October 2013 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. She was 47.[5][4]

Contents

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Finals (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 1988 Rainha Cup, Brazil Tier V Hard   Mercedes Paz 5–7, 2–6

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Finals (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 1994 Taiwan Open, Taipei, Taiwan Tier V Hard   Michelle Jaggard-Lai   Nancy Feber
  Alexandra Fusai
6–0, 7–6(12–10)
Win 2–0 Feb 1995 Puerto Rico Open, Puerto Rico Tier III Hard   Karin Kschwendt   Laura Golarsa
  Linda Wild
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Loss 2–1 Apr 1995 Virginia Slims of Houston, United States Tier II Clay   Wiltrud Probst   Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
4–6, 2–6
Win 3–1 Apr 1995 Zagreb Open, Croatia Tier III Clay   Mercedes Paz   Laura Golarsa
  Irina Spîrlea
7–5, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://lettermens.tcu.edu/s/441/letterman_internal.aspxsid=441&gid=1&pgid=1908[permanent dead link]?
  3. ^ http://www.tenniscanada.com/index.php?title=rene-simpson&pid=1433
  4. ^ a b "Former Canadian Fed Cup captain Rene Simpson dies at 47". CTV News. 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Canada tennis player, coach Rene Simpson, 47, dies". The Oklahoman. 17 October 2013.

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