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PODKOLZINA, ALEXANDRA
United States
Born 02 September 1985 in Moscow, Russia
Married Huntington in or after 2013 and by 2017
Played: Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Nickname: "Sasha"
[Active 2000-2008]

Family came to USA and she was an outstanding junior who did not translate this to success on WTA tour. Whilst active from 2000 to 2008 in challengers etc. the only main singles draw she played was the 2002 US Open courtesy of a wild card. She was at California Berkeley college for a while.

It is interesting to note that the singles matches in the $25k Haywood singles event she played in 2000 were the best of 5 sets, with sets finishing at 4 games if a player was 2 games ahead or 5 otherwise. One assumes this scoring system was not deemed a success at the time. Are Steve Simon and the WTA and ATP aware of this?

She is currently a Congressional staffer, a position she has held since 2013.

Sources:
Itf website
www.matchstat.com
Google
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Podkolzina

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REYNARES, MARIA LUCIANA
Argentina
Born 02 August 1976 in Rosario,Argentina
[Active 1990-1993]

Active from 1990 to 1993 mostly in Futures tournaments.
Only Grand Slam singles was the 1992 French Open.

Highest singles ranking was 157 in October /November 1992.

Source 1993 WTA Media Guide

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REEVES, SALLY (Sally E. Reeves)
Great Britain Born 06 July 1964 in London, England
Married Jeremy Taylor June 1994, Bromley
[Active 1983-1987]

Played Wimbledon singles 1984 to 1986, winning 1 match in 1985 defeating fellow Briton Rina Einy.
Played Maureen Connolly Cup 1984 and 1985

Sources www.ancestry.co.uk
Tennis Great Britain 1987 Annual

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EINY, RINA (Rina L. Einy)
Great Britain Born 29 March 1965 in Calcutta, India
Married Manu Margulies
[Active 1981-1985]

Article written in 1979, sees her as the future of Indian tennis.
However by 1981 had arrived in Britain and was representing Britain and British teams.

Active on tour between 1981 and 1985.
Maureen Connolly Cup 1983 and 1984.

Played in singles in 3 Wimbledons' between 1983 and 1985 and 2 French championships in 1984 and 1985 but did not win a match.

Later obtained a degree in Monetary Economics from Oxford University.
Active squash player.

Co-Founder of (Textyle) manufacturing business who make quality clothes.

2017 Living in Brussels,Belgium.

Sources:

Tennis Great Britain annual 1986
International Who's Who of Tennis 1983.
Facebook and Linkedin.
Google

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BORNEO, BELINDA
Great Britain
Born 10 November 1966, in Basford , Nottinghamshire, England
[Active 1984-1992]

Represented Bedfordshire in County Tennis.

Active on tour between 1984 and 1992.
Played at Wimbledon between 1985 and 1992.

Appeared in singles at Wimbledon 3 times,1986,1990 and 1991 without winning a match.

The closest she came to a Wimbledon victory was in 1990. Belinda lost to Carrie Cunningham 11-9 in the final set; having had 4 match points.

In 1991 lost to Elena Pampoulova having led 4-0 in the final set.

Borneo never manged to crack to top 100 on the WTA tour.

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BEDANOVA, "DAJA" (Danie Bedáňová)
Czech Republic
Born 09 March 1983 in Ostrava, Czech Republic
Married Jan Hajek on 01 April 1 2010. He played on the men's pro tour.
Height: 5' 7" (1.71 m)
Turned pro 2000
Retired 2005
Played: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
[Active 1997-2005]

2001 US Open quarterfinalist.

A surprise win over Monica Seles in the 4R of the US Open was the biggest win of her career. Daja won 7-5 4-6 6-3. The all courter was demolished by Martina Hingis by a convincing 6-2 6-0 score in the quarterfinals.

Bedanova started tennis at the age of 6. Turning pro in 2000, she made such a success of her first year on tour that she was declared the WTA newcomer of the year. Injuries put an end to what had promised to be a a top 20 career at the very least.

Her fondest memories:

"The bad memories go away and the good ones stay: winning the WTA tournament in Bratislava; the US Open quarterfinals, beating Seles - it was a dream come true to beat Seles; making the last 16 at the Australian Open that year and the last 16 of the US Open the year after; and of course representing the Czech Republic at the Olympics in Sydney was also really amazing, it was another dream come true to come through everything and just be a part of it all!"
on why she quit the tour so young:

"I would have played longer, but the problems I was having with injuries were getting worse and worse - the worst ones were my back, my forearm and my chest muscle," Bedanova describes. "And there were also many other problems that were really hard to handle. It was all getting more and more complicated and it was difficult to play, let alone play my best. I had to stop.
She later started a tennis academy and coached.

Singles

Career record 138–109
Career titles 1 (1 ITF)--Bratislava in 2000
Highest ranking # 16 (on 29 July 2002)

Grand Slam Singles results

Australian Open 4R (2001)
French Open 3R (2001)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open QF (2001)

Doubles

Career record 59–64
Career titles 1 (2 ITF)-Bratislava in 2001
Highest ranking # 34 (10 June 2002)

Titles

2000: $25,000 Rockford; Bratislava

Doubles Titles

2001: $25,000 Vaihingen (CL) - w/E. MARTINCOVA; Bratislava (IH) - w/E. BOVINA; 1998 $10,000 Biel (IC) - w/L. STEINBACH;

WTA Year-End Rankings--Singles and then Doubles.

2005--- 289----- 333
2004--- 400 -----269
2003--- 156-------66
2002--- 037-------57
2001--- 027-------81
2000--- 054

Daja with husband Jan Hajek.




Sources:

http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=20010979

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A1ja_Bed%C3%A1%C5%88ov%C3%A1

Daja Bedanova: Tennis Back In Her Life Again | OnTennis.com

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LIMMER, JOANNE
Australia
Born 29 March 1974.
[Active 1992-1994]

Won Australian Open Junior singles in 1992, beating Lindsay Davenport in the final.
Played singles in Australian Open 1992,93 and 1994.

Injuries hampered career.

Since 2003 has been coach at Boroondara Tennis Centre Melbourne

Sources:

itf website
Google

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LOGAR, THERESA
United States
Born 10 March 1985
[Active 2000-2008]

Educated Stanford University

Played on WTA Tour between 2000 and 2008 and played singles in 2003 US Open.

Source Date of birth from College Tennis online

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LASTRA, GABRIELA
United States
Born 7th June 1980 in Chile
Married a Mr. Yetten.
[Active 2002-2004]

An American tennis player born in Chile.
Educated Stanford University.
Played WTA tour 2002 to 2004 and qualified for singles 2003 US Championships.

August 2014 working in private equity.

Sources itf website
Google

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RIMES,SUSAN
United States
Born 15 April 1959 in Miami, Florida
Married "Jack" John Preston Seiler (born 27 May 1963) at Broward, Florida on 25 August 1990. 4 children
[Active 1983-1987]

Graduated from Clemson University 1981.

Played pro circuit 1983 to 1987.
Highest ranking was 179 in August 1987.

Played in 2 Grand Slam singles. The first was Wimbledon 1983 where as a qualifier she lost to Andrea Jaeger in the 1st round in the year when Jaeger was Wimbledon runner-up. Also played Australian singles in 1987.

In January 1988 was teaching pro at Bayview Park, Fort Lauderdale.

Following marriage in 1990, has been CEO of SRS inc.since August 1990.
In August 2017 living in Fort Lauderdale.

Her husband is a prominent Democrat politician and has been mayor of Fort Lauderdale since February 2009.

Sources:

1988 WTA Media Guide
www.ancestry.co.uk
Google

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ALMEDA-SINGIAN, TRACY
United States
Born 06 October 1979 in New York City, New York
[Active 1994-2003]

Active on WTA Tour 1994 to 2003.
Played singles US Open 1999 (qualified) and 2000.

Career High Singles Ranking: # 159 (July 8 2000)
Career High Doubles Ranking: # 325 (January 10 2001)

Laterly in Marketing and Advertising for Wilson Sporting Goods.
At August 2017 in Marketing and Advertising for Red Bull in Orlando Florida.



Sources:

WTA Media Guide 2000
Linkedin.
www.matchstat.com
http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=20008020

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ASHLEY, TERYN
United States
Born 12 December 1978, in Boston, Massachuesetts
Married Brian Fitch 16th August 2008. 3 children.
[Active 1996-2001]

Educated Stanford University 1996 to 2001.
Active on WTA Tour 1996-2006.
Appeared in singles in 2004 in French (qualified), Wimbledon and US Open.
Highest singles ranking was 95 in July 2004.
Has been on coaching staff of University of Michigan since 2006.

Sources www.matchstat.com
Wikipedia.
Biography on University of Michigan roster 2016/17

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BRAND, PAMELA
Australia (Western Australia)
Born 05 December 1944.
Married David Hatt.
[Active from at least 1965 to 1969]

From Western Australia. Played doubles Wimbledon 1965 and singles Australian Open 1969.

Played for Australia in Young Cup for the over 40's 1986,87, 88 and 1990.

Sources itf website
Google

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CASSELL, LINDA
Australia
Born 24 April 1962
[Active 1979-1980]

Played singles Australian Open 1979 and 1980.

Later became a nun.

The Catholic leader 29th April 2007 says she is a counsellor at Bede Polding College, Windsor, Sydney
Had become a Good Samaritan sister in Sydney.

Source wikipedia
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THOMPSON, JANINE (Janine Gaye Thompson)
Australia (New South Wales)
Born 12 September 1967 in Sydney
Married Tremelling.
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)
[Active 1982-1990]

1985 Wimbledon junior girls doubles champion with Louise Field. Janne hit the tour full time in 1985, making her mark in doubles as a top 20 player.

Won one WTA singles title at the Virginia Slims of Pennsylvania in 1986 as well as four doubles titles. Reached highest ranking of No. 53 (May 1986) in singles and No. 18 (April 1990) in doubles.

Her best Grand Slam singles result was reaching the fourth rounds at the Australian (1987) and French Open (1989).

Far better in doubles-with a minor title at Nashville in 1988 and Wellington the next year, followed by the 1989 German and Italian titles. Janine made the quarterfinals in doubles at the French (1988), Wimbledon (1986), and the US Open (1988, 1989). It was only at her native Australian Open where she failed to reach the last 8.

A tennis coach since 1995, Janine won the 2015 Newcombe Award for developing tennis talent.

She is consistently referred to as Thompson these days. It is unclear if this is due to being single again or for professional reasons.



in 2015 with the Newcombe Award-Janie is between Lleyton Hewitt and Nicole Pratt




Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janine_Thompson

ITF profile.

http://archivesdutennisfeminin.over-blog.com/2014/03/janine-thompson-et-kirrily-sharpe.html [Thanks to Binoxil for the photo]


http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/parramatta/sport/wimbledon-girls-doubles-champion-janine-thompson-wins-newcombe-medal-coaching-excellence-award/news-story/631f584921afe131e8203e349b3306de

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MORGAN, MANDY
Australia
Born 04 July 1953, in Adelaide
[Active 1970-1974]

Appeared in singles Australian Open 1970,1972, 1973 and 1974. Mandy was a 1973 quarterfinalist in doubles at the Aussie with Pam Whytcross.

Won minor a event at St. Anne's in 1972.

Active on ITF seniors circuit.

Studied Behavourial Science at Mary Hardin Baylor College Belton, Texas as early as 1974.

At August 2017, HR Consultant at Flexi Personnel Melbourne.

Sources:

ITF Website
World of Tennis 1975 (page 268)
World of Tennis 1976
Mandy Morgan on Linkedin

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JAEGER, ANDREA
United States
Born 04 June 1965 in Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)--listed as 5' 2 1/2 " in 1982.
Plays Right-handed (two handed-backhand)
Trademarks: braces, pigtails then a ponytail, headband, hands on hips, and twirling her racquet in between points.
[Active 1979-1987]

Her family name, pronounced Yay-ger, is of German origin. She started tennis at the age of 8.

2nd only to Tracy Austin when it came to young 1980s teen phenoms. Unlike Austin she was never able to hoist a major trophy, but came very close. Andrea reached 2 slam finals (the 1982 French Open and Wimbledon in 1983) while still in her teens. Jaeger was also the finalist at the 1980 Colgate Championships and the 1981 Avon Championships.

Jaeger's lone slam victory came in 1981 when she shared the French Open Mixed title with Jimmy Arias.

Andrea burst onto the scene in 1980, quickly grabbing headlines as the youngest to set several records. She was the youngest ever seed at Wimbledon (a record broken in 1990 by Jennifer Capriati); the youngest Wimbledon quarterfnalist after upsetting Virginia Wade, and the youngest ever US Open semifinalist later in the summer.

Controversy over 1983 Wimbledon final.

Her tennis nadir came at the 1984 French Open. A dislocated shoulder forced her to retire. 7 shoulder surgeries followed without success. Her last match was in 1987.

Competing on only 18 slams, Jaeger made the quarterfinal or better 10 times in all. 2 finals, 5 semis, and 3 quarters speak all attest to her high standard.

Greatly feared from 1980 to 1983, Jaeger had wins over every top player of era. For the most part however Jaeger faded in her rivalries as foes figured out her weaknesses and Andrea's taste for the tour declined.

Records vs other top players of her era

2-8 vs Tracy Austin
3–17 vs Chris Evert
6-8 vs Hana Mandlikova
4–11 vs Martina Navratilov
2–4 vs Pam Shriver.

"Andrea has found her niche, her calling in life. I don't feel she was cut out for cutthroat competitive tennis. She never looked very happy."-Chris Evert regarding Jaeger's charity work
Singles

Career record: 260–85
Career titles: 10
Highest ranking: #2 (17 August 1981)

Career Titles: 10

1980 Futures of Las Vegas, Beckenham, Las Vegas, and Tampa
1981 Kansas City, Oakland; and the U.S. Clay Courts
1982 Detroit; Oakland
1983 Marco Island

Grand Slam Singles

Australian Open: SF (1982); QF (1981)
French Open: F (1982); SF (1981, 1983)
Wimbledon: F (1983); QF (1980)
US Open: SF (1980, 1982); QF (1983)

Doubles

Career record: 47–38
Career titles: 4

1980 Canadian Open- w/R. MARSIKOVA; Deerfield Beach- w/R. MARSIKOVA;
1983 Marco Island- w/M. PIATEK; Canadian Open-w/A. HOBBS;

Grand Slam Doubles

French Open QF (1982)
US Open SF (1980)

A Second Life in Service

Since retirement Andrea has given over her life to charity and good works. In 1990 Andrea co-founded the Silver Lining Foundation with business partner and friend Heidi Bookout. Located in Aspen, Colorado; the foundaton granted last wishes to children with terminal cancer.

In 2006 Jaeger became "Sister Andrea", a member of the Anglican Order of Preachers. Though often described as a nun, she order does not require chastity nor dressing in a habit. The order's goals of charity and public service fit well with Andrea's post tennis life.

Leaving the order around 2009, she has continued to chair the Little Star Foundation, a charity devoted to children.

In 1980-her first full year on tour-and not even 15 til June




1983: her hair shorter and the braces gone-as well as any joy for tennis




Sources:

Jaeger, Andrea. First Service. 2004

http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=20002715

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Jaeger

Little Star Foundation [Andrea's charity-the Little Star Foundation]
 

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BARNA, ANCA
Germany
Born 14 May 1977 in Cluj,Romania
[Active 1991-2005]

Personal:

Coached by Horst Engel...Father, Mircea, is a computer engineer and her agent; mother, Elena, is an engineer; sister, Adriana, is a pro tennis player...Graduated high school in June 1994...Most memorable experience was departure from communist Romania to live in Germany...Other sports interests include basketball, swimming and ice skating...Enjoys listening to music, reading, writing and shopping...Tennis player most admired is Martina Navratilova because she is a great athlete and fun to watch...Enjoys playing on the Tour because of getting to know so many people and seeing the world...Favorites include the color blue, author Danielle Steele, the book Pot of Gold, the song I Never Knew Love, and musicians Michael Jackson and Roxette. Likes to visit the United States.

Career Highlights:
SINGLES

Winner: 2000 - ITF/Hayward-USA; 1998 - ITF/Les Contamines-FRA.

Finalist (1): 2002 - Estoril.

Semifinalist (3): 2004 - Tashkent; 2003 - Vienna, Pattaya City.

Quarterfinalist (9): 2005 - Canberra; 2004 - Auckland, Hobart; 2003 - Bali, Luxembourg; 2002 - Gold Coast; 2001 - Casablanca; 2000 - Sao Paulo; 1999 - Estoril.

DOUBLES

Semifinalist (4): 2003 - Luxembourg (w/Medina Garrigues); 2001 - Casablanca (w/Stephens), (w/WeingSrtner); 1999 - Auckland (w/K. Miller).

ADDITIONAL

German Fed Cup Team 2002-03, 2005.

Sources:

https://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/20113/title/anca-barna
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anca_Barna
 

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JAEGER, "SUZY" (Susan Jaeger)
United States)
Born 29 March 1962 in Chicago, Illinois
Married to Scott Davis (b. 1962) in 1984-separated by 1992.
Height: 5' 6"
Played: Right-handed with two-handed backhand
Name variant: "Susie" and "Susy"
[Active 1979-1981 and 1984]

As a child Susy modeled in many magazines and catalogs. Fluent in German, the native language of her parents.

Older sister of tennis sensation Andrea Jaeger. Suzy helped Andrea transition from the junior ranks onto the pro tour. It soon became apparent that Andrea was destined for stardom while Suzy would struggle.

The sisters met at a minor pro event in 1979 at St Joseph's in Missouri. Suzy beat Andrea in the second round.

Despite her short stay on circuit Suzy was good enough to get into the world's top 100-ending 1980 ranked #80 on the WTA computer.

Suzy met her future husband Scott Davis at Stanford, where both played tennis on college teams. They eloped between April and June of 1984. Her marriage and injuries hastened her early retirement in 1984. Scott Davis had a very successful pro career that lasted until 1998.

By 1992 Susie and Davis were separated.By then she had earned a degree in Political Science from Stanford.

As of 2007 she was a physicians assistant living in Florida.

Her name comes many variations. Here we follow the name "Susy" as this is used by her sister Andrea in the book First Service and in World of Tennis.



Sources:

Jaeger, Andrea. First Service. 2004.

1980 Avon Media Guide, page 93.

1983 World of Tennis, page 303.

http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=20003597

Jaegers Finding Peace Off Court - Page 2 - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
 
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