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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 55)
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Retired1985
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record14–19
Highest rankingNo. 39 (15 October 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1984)
Wimbledon4R (1985)
US Open2R (1984)
Doubles
Career record7–14
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

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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