Yvonne Vermaak

Yvonne Vermaak (born 18 December 1956) is a former tour tennis player who represented her native South Africa.

Yvonne Vermaak
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1956-12-18) 18 December 1956 (age 64)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1+12 in) [1]
PlaysRight-handed [1]
Singles
Career record184–172
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open4R (1982)
WimbledonSF (1983)
US Open3R (1984)
Doubles
Career record111–129
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1982, 1983, 1984)
French OpenSF (1982)
WimbledonQF (1982, 1985, 1986)
US OpenQF (1981)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1982)
US Open3R (1984)

Vermaak's best result was reaching the semi-finals of the 1983 Wimbledon Championships, defeating Virginia Wade in the quarter-finals.

In 1977 she won the All England Plate, a competition for players who were defeated in the first three rounds of the Wimbledon singles competition. In the final she defeated Sue Mappin in straight sets.

Late in her playing career, Vermaak became an American citizen.[citation needed]

Vermaak played USTA Master's tennis. Representing Illinois, she was the 1992 Singles Champion of the USTA National Women's Indoor Championships in Homewood for 35s. In 1993, Yvonne Vermaak was the 25s Singles Champion, and again she was the 25s Singles Champion in 1994. In 1995, Vermaak moved to doubles, winning the 25s and 35s doubles with Ann Kiyomura-Hayashi of California. The 1995 Championships was Vermaak's last USTA Championships win.

Career finalsEdit

Singles 6 (4–2)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 1977 Beckenham, England Grass   Michelle Tyler 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Sep 1978 San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Hard   Stacy Margolin 5–7, 1–6
Loss 1–2 Jan 1982 Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. Hard   Lee Duk-hee 0–6, 3–6
Win 2–2 Mar 1983 Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hard   Carling Bassett 6–3, 7–5
Win 3–2 Sep 1983 Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Hard   Felicia Raschiatore 6–2, 0–6, 7–5
Win 4–2 Sep 1984 Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Hard   Terry Holladay 6–1, 6–2

Doubles 7 (4–3)Edit

Finals by surface
Hard 2
Clay 2
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 1978 Chichester, England Grass   Michelle Tyler   Janet Newberry
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 1981 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Elizabeth Little   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eva Pfaff
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 May 1982 Perugia, Italy Clay   Kathy Horvath   Billie Jean King
  Ilana Kloss
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 1–3 Nov 1982 Hong Kong Clay   Jennifer Mundel   Laura duPont
  Alycia Moulton
2–6, 6–4, 5–7
Win 2–3 Sep 1983 Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Hard   Cláudia Monteiro   Amanda Brown
  Brenda Remilton
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Win 3–3 Feb 1984 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Hard   Cláudia Monteiro   Beverly Mould
  Elizabeth Sayers
6–7, 6–4, 7–5
Win 4–3 Apr 1984 Miami, Florida, U.S. Clay   Patricia Medrado   Kate Latham
  Janet Newberry
6–3, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bostic, Stephanie, ed. (1979). USTA Player Records 1978. United States Tennis Association (USTA). p. 263.

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