Gretchen Magers

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Gretchen Anne Magers (born Gretchen Anne Rush, February 7, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Magers played tennis at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, from 1983 to 1986, where she was a four-time All-American.

During her career, Magers reached the singles quarter-finals at Wimbledon, the US Open and the French Open. She won three top-level singles titles (Auckland in 1987, Schenectady in 1988, and Moscow in 1989), and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 13. She was runner-up in the 1988 mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering Kelly Jones.

Magers retired from the professional tour in 1992, but has continued to play in seniors events.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 4 (3–1)[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
Winner 1. February 1, 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Terry Phelps 6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. July 24, 1988 Schenectady, New York, USA Hard United States Terry Phelps 7–6, 6–4
Winner 3. October 15, 1989 Moscow, USSR Hard Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. June 24, 1990 Eastbourne, England Grass United States Martina Navratilova 0–6, 2–6

Doubles 13 (4–9)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 2
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 2
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 20, 1986 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass United States Cammy MacGregor United States Terry Holladay
United States Heather Ludloff
1–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. February 1, 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Australia Elizabeth Minter United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
New Zealand Julia Richardson
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. March 12, 1989 Indian Wells, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. May 21, 1989 Berlin, Germany Clay South Africa Lise Gregory Australia Liz Smylie
Australia Janine Tremelling
7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. May 28, 1989 Strasbourg, France Clay South Africa Lise Gregory Argentina Mercedes Paz
Austria Judith Wiesner
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. August 6, 1989 San Diego, California, USA Hard United States Robin White United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. June 17, 1990 Birmingham, England Grass South Africa Lise Gregory Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 8. July 22, 1990 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass South Africa Lise Gregory United States Patty Fendick
United States Anne Smith
7–6, 6–1
Winner 9. September 30, 1990 Leipzig, Germany Carpet South Africa Lise Gregory Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United Kingdom Jo Durie
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 10. October 7, 1990 Moscow, Russia Carpet United States Robin White Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova
6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. February 17, 1991 Aurora, Colorado, USA Hard South Africa Lise Gregory United States Patty Fendick
United States Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 12. August 17, 1991 Manhattan Beach, USA Hard United States Robin White Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
1–6, 6–2, 2–6
Runner-up 13. November 8, 1992 Oakland, California, USA Carpet South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Gigi Fernández
Commonwealth of Independent States Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles 1 (0–1)[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 0
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 4, 1988 Wimbledon, England Grass United States Kelly Jones United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Zina Garrison
1–6, 6–7

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