Rene Uys

Rene Uys (born 26 July 1964) is a former South African female tennis player who was active in the first half of the 1980s. She reached a highest singles ranking of No. 39 in October 1984.[1]

Rene Uys
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1964-07-26) 26 July 1964 (age 56)
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Retired1985
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record14–19
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 39 (15 October 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1984)
Wimbledon4R (1985)
US Open2R (1984)
Doubles
Career record7–14
Career titles2 ITF
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1984)
Wimbledon2R (1980)
US Open1R (1983, 1984, 1985)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (1984)
Wimbledon2R (1985)

Tennis careerEdit

Uys was the runner-up at the girls' singles event at the 1981 Wimbledon Championships, losing the final to Zina Garrison in three sets. Her best result at a Grand Slam singles event was reaching the fourth round at the 1985 Wimbledon Championships in which she was defeated in straight sets by first-seeded and eventual champion Martina Navratilova.[2]

In April 1984, she reached the final of the WTA event in Durban, South Africa, followed by a semifinal spot at the South African Open in Johannesburg.[3]

Career finalsEdit

Singles (1 titles, 1 runners-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 April 1984 Durban, South Africa Hard   Peanut Harper 1–6, 4–6

ITF finalsEdit

$10,000 tournaments

Singles (5–8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 November 1980 Port Elizabeth, South Africa Hard   Jennifer Mundel 6-7, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 23 November 1980 Bloemfontein, South Africa Hard   Susan Rollinson 1-6, 6-2, 3-6
Runner-up 3. 30 November 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Lesley Charles 5-7, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 10 December 1980 Cape Town, South Africa Hard   Liz Gordon 6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 10 December 1980 East London, South Africa Hard   Liz Gordon 6-4, 6-3
Winner 6. 9 May 1981 Chichester, United Kingdom Clay   Florența Mihai 6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 9 May 1981 Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom Clay   Lesley Charles 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Runner-up 8. 1 November 1981 Port Elizabeth, South Africa Hard   Yvonne Vermaak 3-6, 2-6
Winner 9. 8 November 1981 Durban, South Africa Hard   Beverly Mould 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 10. 1 November 1981 Bloemfontein, South Africa Hard   Beverly Mould 6-7, 2-6
Winner 11. 8 December 1981 Cape Town, South Africa Hard   Beverly Mould 6-2 6-3
Runner-up 12. 31 January 1983 Boca Raton, United States Hard   Emilse Raponi Longo 4-6, 6-4, 2-6
Runner-up 13. 28 April 1985 Durban, South Africa Hard   Marcie Louie W/O

Doubles (2–0)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 30 November 1981 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Beverly Mould   Ilana Kloss
  Yvonne Vermaak
6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Winner 2. 23 December 1988 George, South Africa Hard   Gail Boon   Janine Burton-Durham
  Louise Venter
6-2, 7-6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA – Player profile". WTA.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players profile – Rene Uys". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1985). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1985. London: Willow Books. pp. 203–204, 226. ISBN 0002181703.

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