Brigitte Cuypers

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Brigitte Cuypers
Full name Brigitte Cuypers-Fourie
Country South Africa South Africa
Born (1955-12-03) December 3, 1955 (age 58)
Cape Town, South Africa
Plays Right-handed
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1977)
Wimbledon 3R (1978)
US Open 3R (1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (1979)
Wimbledon QF (1977)
US Open 3R (1977, 1978, 1979)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1977)
US Open 2R (1978)

Brigitte Cuypers (born 3 December 1955) is a former South African female tennis player.[1]

Cuypers reached the final of the South African Championships singles event on five occasions between 1975 and 1979 and won the title in 1976, 1978 and 1979. In 1977 she won the doubles title at the Italian Open partnering compatriot Marise Kruger. In August 1979 she was runner–up at the Canadian Open, losing the final in three sets to Laura DuPont.[2]

Her best singles result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round at the 1977 French Open, in which she lost to Renáta Tomanová, the 1977 US Open, losing in three sets to Rosie Casals, and the 1978 Wimbledon Championships where she was defeated by Virginia Ruzici. She won the Akron Virginia Slims doubles title in 1976 with Mona Anne Guerrant.

She played for the South African Fed Cup team in 1975 and 1977 comprising a record of one win and four losses.


  1. ^ "WTA – Player profile". WTA. 
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1980). World of Tennis 1980 : a BP yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 138, 139, 168. ISBN 9780362020120. 

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