Andrea Leand

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Andrea Leand
Country  United States
Born (1964-01-18) January 18, 1964 (age 50)
Baltimore, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Turned pro 1982
Retired 1996
Plays Right-handed
College graduated from Princeton University 1988, earned MBA Johns Hopkins University 2002
Singles
Career record 142–151
Highest ranking No. 12 (May, 1982), holds the WTA record for best first time appearance on the WTA rankings at No.18
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1982, 1984)
French Open 4R (1982)
Wimbledon 3R (1983, 1990)
US Open 4R (1981, 1982, 1983)
Doubles
Career record 57–89
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1990)
French Open 3R (1985)
Wimbledon QF (1983)
US Open 2R (1981, 1983, 1984)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open 3R (1985)
Wimbledon 2R (1983)
Andrea Leand
Medal record
Maccabiah Games
Gold 1981 Israel {{{2}}}

Andrea Leand (born January 18, 1964 in Baltimore) is an American former professional tennis player.

Career[edit]

Andrea Leand was the No. 1 ranked junior in the United States and the No. 2 ranked junior in the World in 1981. She turned pro in 1982 and appeared on the WTA pro rankings for the first time at No.18-a record for the highest first time appearance in the pro tennis rankings that she still holds today. Leand rose to a career high No. 12. Leand was ranked in the top ten of the world doubles rankings reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1983.[1] As one of the top US pros in the world. Leand represented the United States on Federation Cup (1982) and the Olympics (1984). She competed on the WTA tour from 1981 to 1994. She won a singles title at the Pittsburgh Open in 1984 and reached the 4th round of the US Open on three occasions, at Wimbledon and the French Open. She is known for her upset of 2nd seed Andrea Jaeger at the 1981 U.S. Open.[2] During her 15 year pro career, Leand also graduated from Princeton University (1985-1988) where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. After 15 years on the pro tour, Leand pursued successful careers in journalism and broadcasting, as contributor to multiple publications including USA Today, The New York Time and The Baltimore Sun. She also was a lead commentator for ESPN/STAR television for ten years. Leand earned a MBA degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Business in 2004 and later became certified as an investment advisor for Morgan Stanley. Leand was named publisher of Tennis Week Magazine in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Andrea Land". AELTC. 
  2. ^ David Emery, ed. (1983). Who's Who in International Tennis. London: Sphere. p. 67. ISBN 978-0722133200. 

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