Catarina Lindqvist

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Catarina Lindqvist
Country  Sweden
Residence Hollviken, Sweden &
Rumson, New Jersey, USA[1]
Born (1963-06-13) 13 June 1963 (age 51)
Kristinehamn, Sweden
Turned pro 1983
Plays Left-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money US$1,076,284
Singles
Career record 297–207
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 10 (15 April 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1987)
French Open 4R (1986)
Wimbledon SF (1989)
US Open 4R (1985, 1986, 1987)
Doubles
Career record 30–70
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 29 (11 April 1988)

Anna Catarina Lindqvist Ryan (born 13 June 1963 in Kristinehamn, Värmland) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

Career[edit]

Lindqvist turned professional in 1983. She reached a career high rank of World #10 in April 1985 and won five singles titles. She reached the semifinals of Grand Slam tournaments twice, the Australian Open in 1987 and Wimbledon in 1989. She lost to Martina Navratilova in both semifinals. She retired from tennis in 1992.

Lindqvist reached a career high rank of #10 in April 1985. She also won 6 WTA Tour singles titles and 1 doubles. She had career wins over Steffi Graf, Virginia Wade, Pam Shriver, Hana Mandlíková, Wendy Turnbull, Manuela Maleeva, Nathalie Tauziat, Dianne Fromholtz, Helena Suková, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Zina Garrison, Kathy Jordan, Jo Durie, and Natasha Zvereva.

She currently resides in New Jersey, and is the mother of Joakim Ryan, a top amateur hockey player. She is also the mother of Tobias and Christina Ryan. In 2009 Lindqvist and her husband Bill Ryan bought the East Brunswick Racquet Club [1] in East Brunswick, New Jersey, where currently Lindqvist is the head teaching pro [2].

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 10 (5–5)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (1–1)
Tier V (1–0)
Virginia Slims (3–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (3–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 2 January 1984 Hershey Carpet (I) United States Beth Herr 6–4, 6–0
Winner 2. 15 October 1984 Filderstadt Carpet (I) West Germany Steffi Graf 6–1, 6–4
Winner 3. 31 December 1984 Port St. Lucie Hard United States Terry Holladay 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 4 March 1985 Princeton Carpet (I) Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 14 October 1985 Filderstadt Carpet (I) United States Pam Shriver 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 20 October 1986 Brighton Carpet (I) West Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 6 July 1987 Båstad Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 9 January 1989 Sydney Hard United States Martina Navratilova 2–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 9 April 1990 Tokyo Hard Australia Elizabeth Smylie 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 14 February 1991 Oslo Carpet (I) Italy Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 6–0

Doubles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–1)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 May 1987 Berlin Clay Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 22 February 1988 Oklahoma City Carpet (I) Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
4–6, 4–6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR
Australian Open A A 2R QF NH SF 4R QF A 2R 2R 0 / 7
French Open A 2R 2R 2R 4R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 9
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 1R QF 4R 1R SF 1R 4R 2R 0 / 10
US Open 1R A 3R 4R 4R 4R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 10
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 36
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 131 117 18 13 17 16 42 16 38 46 63
  • NH = tournament not held.
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Brent. "Nationally ranked tennis pro teaching at East Brunswick club", The Star-Ledger, 19 May 2010. Accessed 14 February 2011. "It’s not the Swedish star’s first connection to New Jersey. Lindqvist has long lived in Rumson, where her husband Bill Ryan is from. And in the 1990s, she served a stint as an assistant women’s tennis coach at Princeton University."

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