Camille Benjamin

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Camille Benjamin
Country  United States
Born (1966-02-06) February 6, 1966 (age 48)
Cleveland, Ohio
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $663,698
Singles
Career record 262-298
Highest ranking No. 27 (October 15, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1987, 1989)
French Open SF (1984)
Wimbledon 3R (1983, 1984)
US Open 3R (1985, 1986, 1989)
Doubles
Career record 147-246
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1988)
French Open QF (1984)
Wimbledon 3R (1984)
US Open 3R (1991)

Camille Benjamin (born June 22, 1966 in Cleveland) is an American former professional tennis player.

Benjamin played on the WTA tour from 1981 to 1994. She did not win any major titles but reached the semifinal of the French Open in 1984, losing in straight sets without winning a game to Chris Evert.

Benjamin's was the daughter of Panamanian immigrants who in turn were the children of immigrants from Jamaica to Panama. Her father, Carl Benjamin, was a math professor at Bakersfield College and had played college Tennis at Central State College in Xenia, Ohio

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 2[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. September 15, 1985 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard (o) United States Stephanie Rehe 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. October 18, 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA Hard (o) United States Stephanie Rehe 5–7, 6–7

Doubles 3 (1–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 3, 1985 Marco Island, Florida, USA Hard United States Bonnie Gadusek United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
2–6, 6–1, 0–6
Winner 2. September 28, 1986 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Hard (o) South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 3. October 27, 1991 San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA Hard (o) Belgium Sabine Appelmans Japan Rika Hiraki
Argentina Florencia Labat
3–6, 3–6

ITF titles (1)[edit]

Singles (1)[edit]

No. Date Location Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. July 20, 1987 Schenectady, NY, USA Hard United StatesVicki Nelson-Dunbar 6-2, 6–3

References[edit]

  • ITF site
  • Sundiata A. Djata. Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis Vol. 1, p. 78-79.

External links[edit]