Anne Hobbs

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Anne Hobbs
Country  United Kingdom
Residence New York, USA
Born (1959-08-21) 21 August 1959 (age 55)
Nottingham, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $166,045
Singles
Career record 39–51
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 33 (30 November 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1987)
French Open 4R (1983)
Wimbledon 4R (1981, 1984)
US Open 4R (1987)
Doubles
Career record 71–45
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 6 (17 September 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1983)
French Open SF (1983)
Wimbledon SF (1983)
US Open F (1984)
Mixed Doubles
Career record 15–18 (45%)
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1983)
French Open
Wimbledon QF (1983)
US Open QF (1984)
Last updated on: 11 June 2011.

Anne Hobbs (born 21 August 1959 in Nottingham) is a British former professional tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

Hobbs represented Great Britain in the Wightman Cup and Federation Cup from 1978 to 1989.[1] She was ranked as the top British player for periods during her 12-year career and achieved a best WTA ranking of 33 in singles and 6 in doubles.

Although primarily a doubles specialist, reaching the final of the Australian Open in 1983 and the US Open in 1984 with Wendy Turnbull and the Australian Open Mixed Doubles in 1983 with Andrew Castle, she won singles titles at Indianapolis in 1983 and in Auckland in 1985[2] and the British Closed in 1985.

Hobbs' industrious serve and volley game earned her singles victories over Virginia Wade, Rosie Casals, Jo Durie, Carling Bassett, and Zina Garrison, among other top ranked players of her time. She now works as a tennis coach and consultant in the area of sports psychology.[3]

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles (2–0)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/0)
Uncategorised (2/0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1/0)
Clay (0/0)
Grass (1/0)
Carpet (0/0)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 14 February 1983 $50,000 Indianapolis, United States Hard United States Ginny Purdy 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 15 December 1985 $50,000 Auckland, New Zealand Grass Australia Louise Field 6–3, 6–1

Doubles (8–12)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0/2)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/0)
Uncategorised (8/10)
Finals by surface
Hard (2/2)
Clay (1/5)
Grass (4/4)
Carpet (1/1)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 10 December 1978 $75,000 Sydney, Australia Grass New Zealand Judy Chaloner Australia Kerry Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 8 November 1981 $50,000 Hong Kong Clay Australia Susan Leo United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Sharon Walsh
3–6, 4–6
Winner 13 June 1982 $100,000 Birmingham, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Jo Durie United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–2
Winner 23 May 1983 $150,000 Berlin, Germany Carpet United Kingdom Jo Durie West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 19 June 1983 $150,000 Eastbourne, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Jo Durie United States Martina Navrátilová
United States Pam Shriver
1–6, 0–6
Winner 21 August 1983 $200,000 Toronto, Canada Hard United States Andrea Jaeger South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 20 November 1983 $150,000 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Pam Shriver
United States Sharon Walsh
6–3, 6–4
Winner 27 November 1983 $150,000 Sydney, Australia Grass Australia Wendy Turnbull Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 12 December 1983 Grand Slam Australian Open, Australia Grass Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Martina Navrátilová
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 23 January 1984 $50,000 Denver, United States Hard Netherlands Marcella Mesker United States Sherry Acker
United States Candy Reynolds
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 29 January 1984 $100,000 Marco Island, United States Clay United States Andrea Jaeger Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16 April 1984 $200,000 Hilton Head, United States Clay United States Sharon Walsh West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 22 April 1984 $250,000 Amelia Island, United States Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 23 April 1984 $200,000 Orlando, United States Clay Australia Wendy Turnbull West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
0–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 20 May 1984 $150,000 Berlin, Germany Clay United States Candy Reynolds United States Kathy Horvath
Romania Virginia Ruzici
6–3, 4–6, 7–6(13–11)
Runner-up 9 September 1984 Grand Slam US Open, United States Hard Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Martina Navrátilová
United States Pam Shriver
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20 May 1985 $75,000 Melbourne, Australia Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Pam Shriver
Australia Liz Smylie
2–6, 7–5, 1–6
Winner 15 December 1985 $50,000 Auckland, New Zealand Grass United States Candy Reynolds United States Lea Antonoplis
Argentina Adriana Villagrán
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 19 July 1987 $150,000 Newport, United States Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil
6–7(5–7), 5–7
Runner-up 30 August 1987 $150,000 Mahwah, United States Hard Australia Liz Smylie United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil
3–6, 2–6

Mixed doubles (0–1)[edit]

Finals by surface
Hard (0/0)
Clay (0/0)
Grass (0/1)
Carpet (0/0)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 25 January 1987 Grand Slam Australian Open, Australia Grass United Kingdom Andrew Castle United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Zina Garrison
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 2–6

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 W–L
Australian Open A / A A A A 2R A 2R A 3R NH 4R A A 7–4
French Open A A 2R 2R 2R* 1R 4R 2R 1R 3R A A A 8–8
Wimbledon 2R* 1R 2R 2R* 4R 2R* 1R 4R 2R 3R 2R A 3R 13–12
US Open A 3R* 2R* 2R 1R A 1R 1R 3R 1R 4R A A 7–9
Year-end Ranking 61 82 41 34 104 46 59 40 99 42 229 N/A
  • ( * ) Received a bye in the first round.

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 W–L
Australian Open A F A SF NH QF A A 9–3
French Open 3R* SF 3R 3R 2R A A A 10–5
Wimbledon 2R SF* 2R 1R 1R 3R A 1R 7–7
US Open A QF F 3R 1R SF A 1R 14–6
Year-end Ranking 15 20 36 18 99 N/A
  • ( * ) Received a bye in the first round.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A A A NH F A A 4–1
French Open A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 2R* 1R 1R QF 2R 3R 1R A 2R 7–11
US Open A A 2R 1R A QF 2R A 1R 1R A A 4–6
  • ( * ) Received a bye in the first round.

Fed Cup[edit]

World Group
Date Venue Surface Round Opponents Final match score Match Opponent Rubber score
27 Nov –
3 Dec 1978
Kooyong Club,
Melbourne,
Australia
Grass (O) R1  Spain 3–0 Doubles
(with Michelle Tyler)
Alvarez/Perea Alcala 8–6, 2–6, 6–2 (W)
SF  United States 0–3 Doubles
(with Sue Barker)
Casals/King 6–1, 3–6, 4–6 (L)
30 Apr –
6 May 1979
Madrid,
Spain
Clay (O) QF  Czechoslovakia 0–3 Doubles
(with Michelle Tyler)
Mandlíková/Tomanová 6–8, 5–7 (L)
19–25 Jul 1982 Santa Clara,
United States
Hard (O) R1  Italy 2–1 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Murgo/Simmonds 6–4, 6–3 (W)
R2  Israel 3–0 Doubles
(with Virginia Wade)
Bialistozky/Binyamini 6–2, 6–1 (W)
QF  Czechoslovakia 1–2 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Budařová/Suková 6–2, 4–6, 6–3 (W)
17–24 Jul 1983 Zürich,
Switzerland
Clay (O) R1  Luxembourg 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Huberty/Wolter 6–0, 6–0 (W)
R2  Brazil 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Medrado/Monteiro 6–3, 6–2 (W)
QF  West Germany 1–2 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Bunge/Pfaff 3–6, 6–4, 10–8 (W)
15–22 Jul 1984 São Paolo,
Brazil
Clay (O) R1  Bulgaria 0–3 Singles Katerina Maleeva 4–6, 6–3, 2–6 (L)
Doubles
(with Amanda Brown)
K. Maleeva/Maleeva-Fragniere 6–7, 5–7 (L)
R2 *
(Consolation)
 Hungary 2–1 Singles Andrea Ritecz 2–6, 6–7 (L)
QF
(Consolation)
 Canada 2–1 Singles Claudine Pelletier 5–7, 6–2, 4–6 (L)
SF
(Consolation)
 Brazil 1–2 Doubles
(with Amanda Brown)
Medrado/Monteiro 5–7, 5–7 (L)
6–14 Oct 1985 Nagoya,
Japan
Hard (O) R1  West Germany 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Betzner/Keppeler 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 (W)
R2  Japan 2–1 Singles Masako Yanagi 7–5, 3–6, 2–6 (L)
Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Inoue/Yanagi 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–2 (W)
QF  Bulgaria 1–2 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
K. Maleeva/Maleeva-Fragniere 5–4, ret. (W)
20–27 Jul 1986 Prague,
Czechoslovakia
Clay (O) R1  Denmark 0–3 Singles Lone Vandborg 6–3, 5–7, 3–6 (L)
Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Moller/Scheuer-Larsen 2–6, 6–7(1–7) (L)
R2 *
(Consolation)
 Finland 3–0 Singles Maija Suonpaa 6–2, 6–0 (W)
Doubles
(with Annabel Croft)
Suonpaa/Thoren 6–0, 6–1 (W)
QF
(Consolation)
 Indonesia 3–0 Singles Yayuk Basuki 7–5, 7–5 (W)
Doubles
(with Annabel Croft)
Anggarkusuma/Basuki 6–2, 4–6, 6–2 (W)
SF
(Consolation)
 Hungary 3–0 Singles Reeka Szikszay 6–3, 6–2 (W)
Doubles
(with Annabel Croft)
Inoue/Szikszay 2–1, ret. (W)
F
(Consolation)
 Soviet Union 2–1 Singles Natalia Zvereva 6–3, 7–5 (W)
Doubles
(with Annabel Croft)
Egorova/Cherneva 2–6, 1–6 (L)
26 Jul –
2 Aug 1987
Vancouver,
Canada
N/A R1  Chile 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Espinoza/Miranda 6–1, 6–0 (W)
R2  Italy 2–1 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Cecchini/Reggi-Concato 6–7, 7–5, 6–4 (W)
QF  United States 0–3 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Burgin/Garrison 5–7, 5–7 (L)
1–9 Oct 1989 Tokyo,
Japan
Hard (O) R1  Indonesia 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Anggarkusuma/Basuki 7–5, 6–3 (W)
R2  Austria 1–2 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Paulus/Schwarz 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3 (W)
  • ( * ) Received a bye in first consolation round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Anne Hobbs Anne Hobbs Tennis
  2. ^ Anne Hobbs (GBR) Tennis Corner
  3. ^ Anne Hobbs Tennis

External links[edit]

Anne Hobbs at the Women's Tennis Association