Sep 11th, 2012, 12:22 AM
Join Date: Oct 2001
Re: Vicki Berner
A profile from Canadian tennis Hall of Fame:
Year Inducted: 1995
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
DOB: July 26, 1945
Four-time Fed Cup team member.
Ranked Top 10 in Canada for 12 years, starting in 1961 and held the No. 1 position in 1971.
Won Canadian Open Women’s doubles title in 1963 and 1965-69 and the Canadian Open Mixed Doubles in 1963 and 1966.
Vicki Berner was a strong junior player and was the U18 national champion in 1960 and 1961. She was a graduate of Paul Willey’s junior development program in Vancouver and started to tour internationally at an early age.
Berner was a four-time Fed Cup team member with a 1-4 singles record and 3-3 doubles record. Between 1961 and 1973 she was ranked in Top 10 in Canada 12 times; she was in the top three seven times and held the No. 1 position in 1971.
She won the Canadian Open Women’s doubles title in 1963 with partner Susan Butt then again in 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969 with Faye Urban. She won the Canadian Open Mixed Doubles twice with Keith Carpenter in 1963 and 1966. Berner was a finalist in the 1969 women’s singles at the Canadian Open.
In 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1972 she made it into the main singles draw at Wimbledon. She did not win a first round match, however, the following year, in 1973 Berner made it through to the round of 64. In 1968 and 1972 she made it to the round of 32 in women’s doubles at Wimbledon and in 1973 she made it into the third round. In 1968 she also made it into the third round of the Mixed Doubles with Keith Carpenter. Berner also found success at the U.S. Open as she had advanced to the R64 in singles at the 1971 and 1972. Also in 1971 she competed in the round of 32 of the doubles draw.