Born 13 October 1958 in Redlands, California
Career Span: 1978-1994 (turned pro in 1980)
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Played college in her native Texas for Odessa College. Sandy later earned a BA in Physical Education from the University of Texas Permian Basin. A media guide listed heavy topspin strokes and her serve as best weapons.
A good doubles player who reached a high singles ranking on 09 November 1981. Sandy manged wins over both Tracy Austin and Hana Mandlikova-both were slam winners that year. Collins finished 1981 ranked #18 in singles. 1981 was her only top 20 finish.
She played 17 consecutive US Opens from 1978 until 1994. She reached 18 doubles finals in her career and won four of those.
Her first fruitful partnership was with Sharon Walsh-Pete. Together they won the Japan Open in 1986; also making the QF of the Austrailian Open in 1987. In 1991, Sandy reached the quarterfinals of both the French Open (w/ Mary Pierce) and the US Open (w/ Rachel McQuillan). Her career results show a revolving door of doubles partnerships.
Collins appeared in the 1986 tour calendar. Off court she found time to do some modeling and TV commentary.
Sandy was recognized by Oakley Sunglasses and became the first tennis player to be endorsed by the company. After retirement, Sandy coached at several colleges and universities, including being the Head Tennis Coach at Texas Tech University.She is currently the Assistant Director Events Management at Texas Tech University.
Career Record (per WTA*note the WTA site mixed up her high singkes and doubles rankings)
Won 4 doubles titles, including the 1986 Japan Open.
1980 Avon Tennis Guide, page 80.
1991 WTAMedia Guide, page 98
[Thanks to Preacherfan for this biography and Binoxial for the pic.]