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Rosalyn Doris Fairbank-Nideffer (born 2 November 1960) is a retired professional tennis player from South Africa. She played her first grand slam in 1979, with her last appearance coming as late as 1997. She won a WTA Tour singles event in Richmond in 1983 and numerous doubles titles, with the highlight being her Grand Slam titles at the 1981 French Open with Tanya Harford and 1983 with Candy Reynolds. She won 317 singles and 472 doubles matches on the tour during her long career.

Rosalyn Fairbank
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
United States United States
Born (1960-11-02) 2 November 1960 (age 58)
Durban, South Africa
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,639,135
Singles
Career record383–320
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 15 (16 April 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1982, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1992)
French Open4R (1985)
WimbledonQF (1988, 1989)
US Open4R (1982, 1989)
Doubles
Career record417–260
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 12 (21 December 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1983)
French OpenW (1981, 1983)
WimbledonSF (1981)
US OpenF (1983)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1986)

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1981 French Open   Tanya Harford   Candy Reynolds
  Paula Smith
6–1, 6–3
Winner 1983 French Open (2)   Candy Reynolds   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1983 U.S. Open   Candy Reynolds   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–7, 6–1, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1986 French Open   Mark Edmondson   Ken Flach
  Kathy Jordan
3–6, 7–6, 6–3

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