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Wendy Turnbull, MBE, (born 26 November 1952) is a retired professional tennis player from Australia. During her career, she won nine Grand Slam titles, four of them in women's doubles and five of them in mixed doubles. She also was a three-time Grand Slam singles runner-up and won 11 singles titles and 55 doubles titles.

Wendy Turnbull
MBE
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida, USA and
Sandgate, Queensland, Australia
Born (1952-11-26) 26 November 1952 (age 66)
Brisbane, Australia
Height1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Turned pro1975
Retired1989
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 2,769,024
Singles
Career record478–250
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 3 (7 January 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1980)
French OpenF (1979)
WimbledonQF (1979, 1980, 1981)
US OpenF (1977)
Doubles
Career record653–225
Career titles55
Highest rankingNo. 5 (19 January 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1983, 1988)
French OpenW (1979)
WimbledonW (1978)
US OpenW (1979, 1982)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1986Mar)

CareerEdit

Turnbull turned professional in 1975. Her career high rankings were third in singles and fifth in doubles. She was ranked in the year-end world top 20 for 10 consecutive years (1977 through 1986) and in the year-end world top 10 for eight consecutive years from 1977 to 1984. She was nicknamed "Rabbit" by her peers because of her foot speed around the court.

Turnbull was a singles runner-up at the 1977 US Open, the 1979 French Open, and the 1980 Australian Open. She won four women's doubles titles and five mixed doubles titles at Grand Slam events.

She was a 12-time runner-up in Grand Slam doubles events: 11 times in women's doubles and one time in mixed doubles. Nine of her 11 women's doubles losses were to teams that included Martina Navratilova.

Turnbull teamed with Elizabeth Smylie to win the bronze medal in women's doubles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. She is one of very few players to have a winning record against Steffi Graf and leads 2–1 in head-to-head matches.

Turnbull was a member of Australia's Fed Cup team from 1977 through 1988, compiling a 46–16 overall win–loss record (17–8 in singles and 29–8 in doubles). She was the captain or coach of the team from 1985 to 1993.

In 1979, the Supersisters trading card set was produced and distributed; one of the cards featured Turnbull's name and picture.[1]

Turnbull was appointed to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Olympic Committee in 1991, the only player appointed to the committee. She also serves on the ITF's Fed Cup Committee.

Wendy Turnbull was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1984. In December 1993, the city of Brisbane named a public park in her honour. She was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009.[2]

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1977 US Open Clay   Chris Evert 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Loss 1979 French Open Clay   Chris Evert 6–2, 6–0
Loss 1980 Australian Open Grass   Hana Mandlíková 6–0, 7–5

Doubles: 15 (4 titles, 11 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1978 Wimbledon Grass   Kerry Melville Reid   Mima Jaušovec
  Virginia Ruzici
4–6, 9–8(12–10), 6–3
Loss 1978 US Open Hard   Kerry Melville Reid   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
7–6, 6–4
Win 1979 French Open Clay   Betty Stöve   Françoise Dürr
  Virginia Wade
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Loss 1979 Wimbledon Grass   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Win 1979 US Open Hard   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
7–5, 6–3
Loss 1980 Wimbledon Grass   Rosie Casals   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Loss 1981 US Open Hard   Rosie Casals   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–3, 6–3
Loss 1982 French Open Clay   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Anne Smith
6–3, 6–4
Win 1982 US Open Hard   Rosie Casals   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–4, 6–4
Loss 1983 Wimbledon Grass   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–2
Loss 1983 Australian Open Grass   Anne Hobbs   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Loss 1984 US Open Hard   Anne Hobbs   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–4
Loss 1986 Wimbledon Grass   Hana Mandlíková   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–1, 6–3
Loss 1986 US Open Hard   Hana Mandlíková   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 1988 Australian Open Hard   Chris Evert   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–0, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1979 French Open Clay   Bob Hewitt   Virginia Ruzici
  Ion Ţiriac
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Win 1980 US Open Hard   Marty Riessen   Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan
7–5, 6–2
Win 1982 French Open Clay   John Lloyd   Cláudia Monteiro
  Cássio Motta
6–2, 7–6
Loss 1982 Wimbledon Grass   John Lloyd   Anne Smith
  Kevin Curren
2–6, 6–3, 7–5
Win 1983 Wimbledon Grass   John Lloyd   Billie Jean King
  Steve Denton
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Win 1984 Wimbledon Grass   John Lloyd   Kathy Jordan
  Steve Denton
6–3, 6–3

OlympicsEdit

DoublesEdit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 1988 Seoul Hard   Elizabeth Smylie Tied DNP

Smylie and Turnbull lost in the semifinals to Pam Shriver and Zina Garrison. In 1988, there was no bronze medal play off match, both beaten semifinal pairs received bronze medals.

Year-End Championships finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1980 New York City Carpet (i)   Rosemary Casals   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Win 1986 New York City Carpet (i)   Hana Mandlíková   Claudia Kohde
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–3

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 31 (11–20)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–3)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (10–17)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–5)
Grass (3–7)
Clay (2–3)
Carpet (4–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 May 1973 Surbiton Grass   Ann Kiyomura 6–2, 6–0
Winner 2. 12 July 1976 Kitzbühel Clay   Virginia Ruzici 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 3. 1 November 1976 Tokyo Clay   Michele Gurdal 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 31 August 1977 US Open Clay   Chris Evert 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 10 October 1977 Phoenix Hard   Billie Jean King 6–1, 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 21 November 1977 Melbourne Grass   Evonne Goolagong 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 9 January 1978 Hollywood Carpet (i)   Evonne Goolagong 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 18 December 1978 Sydney Grass   Dianne Fromholtz 2–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 19 February 1979 Detroit Carpet (i)   Virginia Ruzici 7–5, 1–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 5. 5 March 1979 Philadelphia Carpet (i)   Virginia Wade 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 28 May 1979 French Open Clay   Chris Evert-Lloyd 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 7. 24 September 1979 Atlanta Carpet (i)   Martina Navratilova 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Runner-up 8. 26 November 1979 Melbourne Grass   Hana Mandlíková 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 16 June 1980 Eastbourne Grass   Tracy Austin 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Runner-up 10. 28 July 1980 San Diego Hard   Tracy Austin 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 22 September 1980 Atlanta Carpet (i)   Hana Mandlíková 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 6 October 1980 Phoenix Hard   Regina Maršíková 6–7, 6–7
Winner 6. 3 November 1980 Hong Kong Hard   Marcie Louie 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 13. 24 November 1980 Australian Open Grass   Hana Mandlíková 0–6, 5–7
Winner 7. 1 December 1980 Sydney Grass   Pam Shriver 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(10–8)
Winner 8. 2 November 1981 Hong Kong Hard   Sabina Simmonds 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 25 January 1982 Chicago Carpet (i)   Martina Navratilova 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 15 March 1982 Boston Carpet (i)   Kathy Jordan 5–7, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 26 April 1982 Orlando Clay   Martina Navratilova 2–6, 5–7
Winner 9. 15 November 1982 Brisbane Grass   Pam Shriver 6–3, 6–1
Winner 10. 6 December 1982 Richmond Carpet (i)   Tracy Austin 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–2
Winner 11. 14 March 1983 Boston Carpet (i)   Sylvia Hanika 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 13 June 1983 Eastbourne Grass   Martina Navratilova 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 18. 14 November 1983 Brisbane Grass   Pam Shriver 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 19. 1 October 1984 Los Angeles Hard   Chris Evert-Lloyd 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 20. 22 April 1985 San Diego Hard   Annabel Croft 0–6, 6–7(5–7)

Doubles: 110 (55–55)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (4–11)
WTA Tour Championships (1–1)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (1–1)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–2)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (49–40)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–16)
Grass (12–11)
Clay (12–8)
Carpet (21–20)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 7 May 1973 Bournemouth Clay   Patricia Coleman   Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
7–5, 7–5
Winner 2. 6 January 1975 Auckland Grass   Evonne Goolagong   Laura duPont
  Cecilia Martinez
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 23 February 1976 San Antonio Clay   Patricia Bostrom   Julie Anthony
  Helen Gourlay
0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 17 May 1976 Hamburg Clay   Laura duPont   Linky Boshoff
  Ilana Kloss
6–4, 5–7, 1–6
Winner 3. 5 July 1976 Gstaad Clay   Betsy Nagelsen   Brigitte Cuypers
  Annette Du Plooy
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 9 August 1976 Indianapolis Clay   Laura duPont   Linky Boshoff
  Ilana Kloss
2–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 7 March 1977 Pensacola Clay   Ann Kiyomura   Carrie Meyer
  Betsy Nagelsen
6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 17 October 1977 São Paulo Hard   Kerry Melville Reid   Martina Navratilova
  Betty Stöve
6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 2 January 1978 Washington Carpet (i)   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 9 January 1978 Hollywood Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Françoise Dürr
  Virginia Wade
6–2, 6–4
Winner 7. 6 February 1978 Seattle Carpet (i)   Kerry Melville Reid   Patricia Bostrom
  Marita Redondo
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 20 February 1978 Detroit Carpet (i)   Kerry Melville Reid   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 27 February 1978 Kansas City Carpet (i)   Kerry Melville Reid   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
4–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 20 March 1978 Philadelphia Carpet (i)   Kerry Melville Reid   Françoise Dürr
  Virginia Wade
6–2, 7–5
Winner 9. 26 June 1978 Wimbledon Grass   Kerry Melville Reid   Mima Jaušovec
  Virginia Ruzici
4–6, 9–8(12–10), 6–3
Runner-up 7. 29 August 1978 US Open Hard   Kerry Melville Reid   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–7, 4–6
Winner 10. 9 October 1978 Minneapolis Carpet (i)   Kerry Melville Reid   Lesley Hunt
  Ilana Kloss
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 6 November 1978 Clearwater Hard   Kerry Melville Reid   Martina Navratilova
  Anne Smith
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 14 November 1978 Palm Springs Hard   Kerry Melville Reid   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 4 December 1978 Sydney Grass   Kerry Melville Reid   Judy Chaloner
  Anne Hobbs
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 22 January 1979 Hollywood Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Tracy Austin
  Betty Stöve
2–6, 6–2, 2–6
Winner 12. 19 February 1979 Detroit Carpet (i)   Betty Stöve   Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 13. 12 March 1979 Boston Carpet (i)   Kerry Melville Reid   Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
6–4, 6–2
Winner 14. 7 May 1979 Rome Clay   Betty Stöve   Evonne Goolagong
  Kerry Melville Reid
6–3, 6–4
Winner 15. 21 May 1979 Berlin Clay   Rosie Casals   Evonne Goolagong
  Kerry Melville Reid
6–2, 7–5
Winner 16. 28 May 1979 French Open Clay   Betty Stöve   Françoise Dürr
  Virginia Wade
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 17. 11 June 1979 Chichester Grass   Greer Stevens   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 1–6, 7–5
Winner 18. 18 June 1979 Eastbourne Grass   Betty Stöve   Ilana Kloss
  Betty Ann Stuart
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 25 June 1979 Wimbledon Grass   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 19. 13 August 1979 Richmond Carpet (i)   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–1, 6–4
Winner 20. 27 August 1979 US Open Hard   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
7–5, 6–3
Winner 21. 24 September 1979 Atlanta Carpet (i)   Betty Stöve   Ann Kiyomura
  Anne Smith
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 1 October 1979 Minneapolis Carpet (i)   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
4–6, 6–7
Winner 22. 8 October 1979 Phoenix Hard   Betty Stöve   Rosie Casals
  Chris Evert-Lloyd
6–4, 7–6
Winner 23. 29 October 1979 Stockholm Carpet (i)   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Ilana Kloss
7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 13. 5 November 1979 Filderstadt Carpet (i)   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 3–6
Winner 24. 26 November 1979 Melbourne Grass   Billie Jean King   Dianne Fromholtz
  Anne Smith
6–3, 6–3
Winner 25. 3 December 1979 Sydney Grass   Billie Jean King   Sue Barker
  Pam Shriver
7–5, 6–4
Winner 26. 28 January 1980 Seattle Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Greer Stevens
  Virginia Wade
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 14. 25 February 1980 Houston Carpet (i)   Betty Stöve   Billie Jean King
  Ilana Kloss
6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 15. 3 March 1980 Dallas Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 27. 10 March 1980 Boston Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Billie Jean King
  Ilana Kloss
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 16. 19 March 1980 Avon Championships Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 9 June 1980 Chichester Grass   Rosie Casals   Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 18. 23 June 1980 Wimbledon Grass   Rosie Casals   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–4, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 19. 28 July 1980 San Diego Hard   Rosie Casals   Tracy Austin
  Ann Kiyomura
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 28. 3 November 1980 Hong Kong Clay   Sharon Walsh   Penny Johnson
  Silvana Urroz
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 20. 1 December 1980 Sydney Grass   Rosie Casals   Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 29. 7 January 1981 Washington Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Candy Reynolds
  Paula Smith
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 21. 12 January 1981 Kansas City Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 30. 2 February 1981 Detroit Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Hana Mandlíková
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 6–2
Winner 31. 9 February 1981 Oakland Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Virginia Wade
6–1, 6–4
Winner 32. 23 February 1981 Seattle Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
6–1, 6–4
Winner 33. 6 April 1981 Hilton Head Island Clay   Rosie Casals   Mima Jaušovec
  Pam Shriver
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 22. 27 April 1981 Orlando Clay   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
1–6, 6–7(10–12)
Winner 34. 24 August 1981 Mahwah Hard   Rosie Casals   Candy Reynolds
  Betty Stöve
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 23. 31 August 1981 US Open Hard   Rosie Casals   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 24. 28 September 1981 Minneapolis Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 5–7
Winner 35. 5 October 1981 Tampa Hard   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Renáta Tomanová
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 14 December 1981 East Rutherford Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 4–6
Winner 36. 18 January 1982 Seattle Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 26. 25 January 1982 Chicago Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 27. 1 February 1982 Detroit Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Leslie Allen
  Mima Jaušovec
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 28. 15 March 1982 Boston Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–7, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 37. 3 April 1982 Palm Beach Gardens Clay   Rosie Casals   Evonne Goolagong
  Betty Stöve
6–1, 7–6
Winner 38. 26 April 1982 Orlando Clay   Rosie Casals   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 29. 24 May 1982 French Open Clay   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Anne Smith
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 30. 7 June 1982 Birmingham Grass   Rosie Casals   Jo Durie
  Anne Hobbs
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 31. 23 August 1982 Mahwah Hard   Rosie Casals   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
1–6, 4–6
Winner 39. 30 August 1982 US Open Hard   Rosie Casals   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–4, 6–4
Winner 40. 27 September 1982 Philadelphia Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 32. 4 October 1982 Deerfield Beach Hard   Rosie Casals   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 33. 22 January 1983 Marco Island Clay   Rosie Casals   Andrea Jaeger
  Mary-Lou Piatek
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 34. 21 February 1983 Oakland Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eva Pfaff
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 35. 7 March 1983 Dallas Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 36. 25 April 1983 Atlanta Hard   Rosie Casals   Alycia Moulton
  Sharon Walsh
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 37. 20 June 1983 Wimbledon Grass   Rosie Casals   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 38. 3 October 1983 Detroit Carpet (i)   Rosie Casals   Kathy Jordan
  Barbara Potter
4–6, 1–6
Winner 41. 14 November 1983 Brisbane Grass   Anne Hobbs   Pam Shriver
  Sharon Walsh
6–3, 6–4
Winner 42. 21 November 1983 Sydney Grass   Anne Hobbs   Hana Mandlíková
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 39. 28 November 1983 Australian Open Grass   Anne Hobbs   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Runner-up 40. 23 April 1984 Orlando Clay   Anne Hobbs   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková
0–6, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 41. 27 August 1984 US Open Hard   Anne Hobbs   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 42. 24 September 1984 New Orleans Hard   Sharon Walsh   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 1–6
Winner 43. 1 October 1984 Los Angeles Hard   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Bettina Bunge
  Eva Pfaff
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 43. 19 November 1984 Sydney Grass   Sharon Walsh   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 44. 18 February 1985 Oakland Carpet (i)   Hana Mandlíková   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Winner 45. 22 April 1985 San Diego Hard   Candy Reynolds   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Susan Leo
6–4, 6–0
Winner 46. 15 July 1985 Newport Grass   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Pam Shriver
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 44. 29 July 1985 Los Angeles Hard   Hana Mandlíková   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
4–6, 2–6
Winner 47. 23 September 1985 New Orleans Hard   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Mary-Lou Piatek
  Anne White
6–1, 6–2
Winner 48. 18 November 1985 Sydney Grass   Hana Mandlíková   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds
3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 45. 10 February 1986 Boca West Hard   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Pam Shriver
  Helena Suková
2–6, 3–6
Winner 49. 24 February 1986 Oakland Carpet (i)   Hana Mandlíková   Bonnie Gadusek
  Helena Suková
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Runner-up 46. 10 March 1986 Dallas Carpet (i)   Hana Mandlíková   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–4, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 50. 17 March 1986 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (i)   Hana Mandlíková   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Winner 51. 5 May 1986 Houston Clay   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Elise Burgin
  JoAnne Russell
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 47. 9 June 1986 Birmingham Grass   Elizabeth Smylie   Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 48. 23 June 1986 Wimbledon Grass   Hana Mandlíková   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 49. 25 August 1986 US Open Hard   Hana Mandlíková   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 52. 29 December 1986 Brisbane Grass   Hana Mandlíková   Betsy Nagelsen
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 6–3
Winner 53. 9 February 1987 San Francisco Carpet (i)   Hana Mandlíková   Zina Garrison
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 50. 13 April 1987 Amelia Island Clay   Hana Mandlíková   Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 54. 27 April 1987 Tampa Clay   Chris Evert   Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 51. 11 January 1988 Australian Open Hard   Chris Evert   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 52. 9 January 1989 Sydney Hard   Elizabeth Smylie   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 53. 17 July 1989 Newport Grass   Elizabeth Smylie   Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil
3–6, 7–6(7–5), 5–7
Winner 55. 7 August 1989 Los Angeles Hard   Martina Navratilova   Mary Joe Fernández
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
5–2 ret.
Runner-up 54. 15 September 1989 Tokyo Carpet (i)   Elizabeth Smylie   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 55. 5 March 1990 Boca Raton Hard   Elise Burgin   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
4–6, 2–6

Grand Slam tournament timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Career SR
Australian Open 2R A 2R 3R 2R 3R 2R A A A A F SF QF QF SF 3R NH 4R A 1R 0 / 14
French Open A LQ A 1R A A 3R A A F QF A A A A A A A A A 0 / 4
Wimbledon A A 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 2R 4R QF QF QF 4R 4R 4R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 18
US Open A A A A A A 1R F SF 3R 3R 3R 4R 3R SF 4R QF 2R 1R A 0 / 13
SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 49
Year End Ranking 72 30 9 7 7 8 8 5 8 5 14 18 23 135 264

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 Career SR
Australian Open QF QF 2R QF SF A A A A SF SF QF F SF 2R NH QF F QF 3R 0 / 15
French Open A 1R A A QF A A W QF A F QF A A SF A A A A 1 / 7
Wimbledon 2R 1R A 3R QF 1R W F F 2R SF F 2R SF F A SF 3R 3R 1 / 17
US Open A A A 1R QF 3R F W QF F W QF F SF F 3R QF 2R 2R 2 / 16
SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 1 / 2 2 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 4 / 55
Year End Ranking 7 8 6 15 17 13 44

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 Career SR
Australian Open NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4
French Open A A A A QF A A W A A W SF A A A A A A A 2 / 4
Wimbledon 2R 2R A 1R 1R A 3R QF SF 3R F W W QF QF 1R 1R 2R A 2 / 16
US Open A A A A A 2R SF A W 1R A SF 3R SF 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1 / 11
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 3 1 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 5 / 35
  • Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Wulf, Steve (23 March 2015). "Supersisters: Original Roster". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  2. ^ Australian Tennis Hall of Fame Inducts Turnbull WTATour.com, 26 January 2009

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