Brenda Schultz-McCarthy

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Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Country  Netherlands
Residence Juno Beach, Florida, United States
Born (1970-12-28) 28 December 1970 (age 43)
Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro September 1986
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money US$2,620,024
Singles
Career record 403–293
Career titles 7 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 9 (20 May 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1989, 1995, 1996)
French Open 4R (1988, 1993)
Wimbledon QF (1995)
US Open QF (1995)
Doubles
Career record 238–177
Career titles 9 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 7 (2 October 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1990, 1992)
French Open SF (1989)
Wimbledon SF (1995)
US Open F (1995)
Last updated on: 5 April 2010.

Brenda Anne Marie Schultz-McCarthy (born 28 December 1970) is a Dutch tennis player. Primarily known by her maiden name Brenda Schultz, she married Sean McCarthy, a former American football player at University of Cincinnati, on 8 April 1995 and adopted his surname.[1] Schultz is known for her fast serve;[2] she has the fifth-fastest serve ever recorded by a female tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

Schultz' career high was in 1996 when she reached World No. 9. She reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 1995. She retired from tennis in 1999 with longstanding injuries. She came out of retirement in 2005, playing Fed Cup and WTA tournaments in 2006. The best result of her comeback came in June 2006 at the Tier III Ordina Open in the Netherlands, reaching the quarterfinals with wins over two players ranked in the top 70 on the WTA Tour.

In July 2006, Schultz-McCarthy claimed her place as the fastest server in WTA history, recording a 130 mph (209 km/h) serve in the first round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open qualifying tournament, held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Venus Williams previously held the women's record set in 1998 of 127 mph (204 km/h) in a match in a quarter-finals win against Mary Pierce in Zurich. Williams would tie the record in 2008. In June 2007, Schultz-McCarthy won an ITF tournament in Surbiton.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1995 US Open Hard Australia Rennae Stubbs United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1988 French Open Clay Netherlands Michiel Schapers United States Lori McNeil
Mexico Jorge Lozano
7–5, 6–2

Olympic finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 1996 Atlanta Hard Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
6–1, 6–3

Career statistics[edit]

WTA Tour singles wins (7)[edit]

Legend
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (5)
Tier IV & V (2)
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 25 August 1991 Schenectady, the United States Hard France Alexia Dechaume 7–6(5), 6–2
2. 14 June 1992 Birmingham, the United Kingdom Grass Australia Jenny Byrne 6–2, 6–2
3. 2 May 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay United States Debbie Graham 7–6(5), 6–2
4. 19 February 1995 Oklahoma City, USA Hard (i) Russia Elena Likhovtseva 6–1, 6–2
5. 5 November 1995 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Belgium Dominique Monami 7–6(5), 6–2
6. 25 February 1996 Oklahoma City, USA Hard (i) South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6–3, 6–2
7. 26 October 1997 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Belgium Dominique Van Roost 6–4, 6(4)–7, 7–5

WTA Tour singles runner–ups (9)[edit]

Legend
Tier I (1)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (3)
Tier IV & V (5)
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 28 February 1988 Oklahoma City, USA Carpet (i) United States Lori McNeil 6–3, 6–2
2. 24 April 1988 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Carpet (i) United States Stephanie Rehe 6–4, 6–4
3. 8 January 1989 Brisbane, Australia Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková 7–6(6), 7–6(6)
4. 12 July 1992 Palermo, Italy Clay France Mary Pierce 6–1, 6(3)–7, 6–1
5. 30 August 1992 Schenectady, USA Hard (i) Germany Barbara Rittner 7–6(3), 6–3
6. 27 February 1994 Oklahoma City, USA Hard (i) United States Meredith McGrath 7–6(6), 7–6(4)
7. 15 May 1994 Berlin, Germany Clay Germany Steffi Graf 7–6(6), 6–4
8. 11 July 1994 Palermo, Italy Clay Romania Irina Spîrlea 6–4, 1–6, 7–6(5)
9. 6 November 1994 Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 6–3, 6–3

WTA Tour doubles wins (9)[edit]

Legend
Tier I (2)
Tier II (2)
Tier III (2)
Tier IV & V (2)
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 23 April 1989 Tampa, the United States Clay Hungary Andrea Temesvári United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
7–6(6), 6–4
2. 2 May 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay United States Debbie Graham Czech Republic Petra Langrová
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6–0, 6–4
3. 12 February 1995 Chicago, the United States Carpet (i) Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Tami Whitlinger Jones
United States Marianne Werdel
5–7, 7–6(4), 6–4
4. 27 August 1995 Toronto, Canada Hard Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Switzerland Martina Hingis
Croatia Iva Majoli
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
5. 25 February 1996 Oklahoma City, the United States Hard (i) United States Chanda Rubin United States Katrina Adams
United States Debbie Graham
6–3, 6–2
6. 19 March 1996 Indian Wells, the United States Hard United States Chanda Rubin France Julie Halard-Decugis
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–4
7. 5 May 1996 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Switzerland Martina Hingis
4–6, 7–6(10), 6–4
8. 23 June 1996 Rosmalen, the Netherlands Grass Latvia Larisa Neiland Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–4, 7–6(7)
9. 27 October 1996 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) United States Debbie Graham United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
6–1, 6–4

WTA Tour doubles runner–ups (10)[edit]

Legend
Tier I (2)
Tier II (3)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV & V (3)
Grand Slam (1)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 16 July 1989 Arcachon, France Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–3, 7–6(5)
2. 10 November 1990 Nashville, the United States Hard (i) Netherlands Caroline Vis United States Kathy Jordan
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
6–1, 6–2
3. 16 May 1993 Berlin, Germany Clay United States Debbie Graham United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
4. 11 July 1993 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Silvia Farina Elia Austria Karin Kschwendt
Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
6–4, 7–6(4)
5. 8 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
6. 13 November 1994 Philadelphia, the United States Carpet (i) Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
7. 19 February 1995 Oklahoma City, the United States Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams United States Nicole Arendt
Italy Laura Golarsa
6–4, 6–3
8. 10 September 1995 US Open, Flushing Meadows Hard Australia Rennae Stubbs United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 6–3
9. 1 October 1995 Leipzig, Germany Carpet (i) Netherlands Caroline Vis United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–4
10. 23 February 1997 Hannover, Germany Carpet (i) Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(4)

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR
Australian Open A 1R 4R 2R 1R 1R A A 4R 4R 2R A A 0 / 8
French Open A 4R 1R 2R 1R 3R 4R 3R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 12
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 4R 4R 1R 3R 2R QF 3R 3R A A 0 / 10
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R QF 2R 2R A A 0 / 11
SR 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 31

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