Stephanie Rehe (born November 5, 1969) is a retired American tennis player.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||November 5, 1969|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Turned pro||August 1985|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (March 13, 1989)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1992, 1993)|
|French Open||4R (1987)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1985, 1988)|
|US Open||4R (1986, 1988)|
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (October 5, 1992)|
She played on the WTA Tour between 1985 and 1993, won five singles and two doubles titles, and reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 10 in March 1989.
At the age of 13 years and one month, Rehe was in 1982 the youngest player to compete in a WTA Tour event. In 1983, she became the youngest player to be ranked on the WTA computer, coming on at 13 years and two months in January, two months younger than Steffi Graf. She won her first tournament in 1985 in the Virginia Slims of Utah not dropping a set along the way; as well as upsetting Camille Benjamin in the final. She defeated Michelle Torres, Carling Bassett, and Gabriela Sabatini to capture her first major Virginia Slims Series event at the Florida Federal Open in Tampa in November 1985. Rehe defeated Lisa Bonder, and pushed Steffi Graf to three sets in the quarterfinals at Fort Lauderdale in 1985. In 1986, she received the Most Impressive Newcomer Award of the WTA and was voted Rookie of the Year by Tennis Magazine.
She reached a career-high ranking of world No. 10 on March 13, 1989. However, she would have to leave the tour that year due to a back injury which required surgery and extensive rehabilitation. She would return to the tour in August 1990 in San Diego and was WTA awarded Comeback Player of the Year in 1991. She would retire permanently in 1993.
She won five singles titles and two doubles titles, and had career wins over Pam Shriver, Gabriela Sabatini, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Zina Garrison, Mary Joe Fernandez, and Jo Durie. Her best singles performances in Grand Slam events included fourth rounds at the US Open in 1986 and 1988 and at the French Open in 1987.
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 7 (5–2)Edit
|Winner||1.||September 15, 1985||Salt Lake City||Hard||Camille Benjamin||6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||November 10, 1985||Tampa||Hard||Gabriela Sabatini||6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–5|
|Runner-up||1.||August 3, 1986||San Diego||Hard||Melissa Gurney||2–6, 4–6|
|Winner||3.||October 18, 1987||San Juan||Hard||Camille Benjamin||7–5, 7–6(7–4)|
|Runner-up||2.||April 17, 1988||Tokyo||Hard||Patty Fendick||3–6, 5–7|
|Winner||4.||April 24, 1988||Taipei||Carpet (i)||Brenda Schultz||6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||5.||August 7, 1988||San Diego||Hard||Ann Grossman||6–1, 6–1|
Doubles: 4 (2–2)Edit
|Winner||1.||May 26, 1991||Strasbourg||Clay||Lori McNeil|| Manon Bollegraf
|6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||March 1, 1992||Indian Wells||Hard||Claudia Kohde-Kilsch|| Jill Hetherington
|Runner-up||1.||April 12, 1992||Tokyo||Hard||Kimiko Date|| Amy Frazier
|7–5, 6–7(5–7), 0–6|
|Runner-up||2.||October 4, 1992||Bayonne||Carpet (i)||Claudia Kohde-Kilsch|| Linda Ferrando
|6–1, 3–6, 4–6|
Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit
- Stephenie Rehe at Sony Ericsson WTA Tour
- Julie Cart (November 17, 1985). "Tennis : At 16, Rehe has driving ambition". The Los Angeles Times.
- Russ White (November 11, 1985). "Stephanie Rehe -- A Star Is Born". Orlando Sentinel.
- Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Hanlon, Maureen; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne. 1987 WITA Media Guide. p. 193.
- Jim Sarni (August 19, 1990). "Rehe`s comeback now fun after major back surgery". SunSentinel.
- Thomas Bonk (August 14, 1990). "Rehe wins, but victory came last week : Tennis: she beats Nagelsen, 6–4, 6–3, but is just happy to be back on the court after injuries caused by car wreck". The Los Angeles Times.