Vicki Nelson-Dunbar

Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (born September 25, 1962) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. During her career she won one top-level singles title (at São Paulo in 1986), and reached the fourth round of the US Open in 1982.

Vicki Nelson-Dunbar
Country (sports) United States
Born (1962-09-25) September 25, 1962 (age 58)
Wooster, Ohio, U.S. [1]
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) [1]
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record58–88
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 60 (20 August 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1987)
French Open2R (1984, 1985, 1986)
Wimbledon1R (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)
US Open4R (1982)
Doubles
Career record14–58
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 140 (9 November 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1984)
French Open1R (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 , 1987
Wimbledon1R (1982, 1983, 1985, 1986)
US Open3R (1981)

Nelson-Dunbar holds the record for participating in the longest women's tennis match against Jean Hepner which lasted six hours and 31 minutes.[2] This match featured the longest rally in tennis history, a 643-shot rally that lasted 29 minutes.[3] The game occurred on September 24, 1984 at a tournament in Richmond, Virginia.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles (1 win, 1 loss)Edit

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 1985 Taranto, Italy Clay   Raffaella Reggi 3–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Dec 1986 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Jenny Klitch 6–2, 7–6

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1986). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1986. London: Willow Books. p. 352. ISBN 9780002182096.
  2. ^ Baker, Andrew (May 26, 2004). "Marathon men rally to record". Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  3. ^ Seminara, Dave (September 23, 2009). "The Day They Belabored the Point". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-23.

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