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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 62)
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 and second 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 35's. In 1993, Yvonne Vermaak was the 25's Singles Champion, and again she was the 25's Singles Champion in 1994. In 1995, Vermaak moved on to Doubles, winning the 25's and 35's doubles with her partner Ann Kiyomura-Hayashi of California. The 1995 Championships was Vermaak's last USTA Championships win.

Career finalsEdit

Singles 6 (4–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 June 1977 Beckenham, England Grass   Michelle Tyler 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 17 September 1978 San Antonio, Texas, USA Hard   Stacy Margolin 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 11 January 1982 Fort Myers, Florida, USA Hard   Lee Duk-hee 0–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 6 March 1983 Palm Springs, California, USA Hard   Carling Bassett 6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 19 September 1983 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard   Felicia Raschiatore 6–2, 0–6, 7–5
Winner 6. 16 September 1984 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard   Terry Holladay 6–1, 6–2

Doubles 7 (4–3)Edit

Titles by Surface
Hard 2
Clay 2
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 16 June 1978 Chichester, England Grass   Michelle Tyler   Janet Wright
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 19 July 1981 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Elizabeth Little   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eva Pfaff
4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 9 May 1982 Perugia, Italy Clay   Kathy Horvath   Billie Jean King
  Ilana Kloss
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 6 November 1982 Hong Kong Clay   Jennifer Mundel   Laura duPont
  Alycia Moulton
2–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 5. 19 September 1983 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard   Cláudia Monteiro   Amanda Brown
  Brenda Remilton
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 5 February 1984 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard   Cláudia Monteiro   Beverly Mould
  Elizabeth Sayers
6–7, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. 6 April 1984 Miami, Florida, USA Clay   Patricia Medrado   Kate Latham
  Janet Wright
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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