Manon Bollegraf

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Manon Bollegraf
Full name Manon Bollegraf
Country  Netherlands
Born (1964-04-10) 10 April 1964 (age 50)
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Turned pro 1985
Retired 2000
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $2,107,856
Singles
Career record 161–151
Career titles 1 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 29 (9 July 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1989)
French Open QF (1992)
Wimbledon 3R (1991)
US Open 2R (1988–90, 1995)
Doubles
Career record 495–247
Career titles 26 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 4 (16 February 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1995, 1996)
French Open QF (1992–93, 1996–97)
Wimbledon F (1997)
US Open SF (1997)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 4
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1997)
French Open W (1989)
Wimbledon F (1993)
US Open W (1991, 1997)

Manon Maria Bollegraf (born 10 April 1964 in 's-Hertogenbosch) is a former professional female tennis player from the Netherlands, who finished fourth in women's doubles at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.

Career[edit]

Bollegraf reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour on 9 July 1990, when she became world number 29. She won 26 doubles tournaments in her career and her highest doubles ranking was world number four, achieved on 16 February 1998.

She was a member of the Dutch tennis team that reached the final of the Fed Cup in 1997, losing to France.

Bollegraf won four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, the 1989 French Open and the 1991 US Open, both teaming up with Tom Nijssen. Partnering Rick Leach, she won the Australian Open and US Open mixed doubles titles in 1997.

Bollegraf was a member of the Idaho Sneakers Team Tennis [1] with Amy Frazier and Jonathan Leach; coached by Greg Patton (Boise State University men's tennis coach).

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1997 Wimbledon Grass United States Nicole Arendt United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–7(4–7), 4–6

Mixed doubles: 6 (4–2)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1989 French Open Clay Netherlands Tom Nijssen Argentina Horacio de la Peña
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–7(3), 6–2
Winner 1991 US Open Hard Netherlands Tom Nijssen Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 7–6(2)
Runner-up 1993 Wimbledon Grass Netherlands Tom Nijssen Australia Mark Woodforde
United States Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1996 US Open Hard United States Rick Leach United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Lisa Raymond
7–6(6), 7–6(4)
Winner 1997 Australian Open Hard United States Rick Leach South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–3, 6–7(5), 7–5
Winner 1997 US Open Hard United States Rick Leach Argentina Pablo Albano
Argentina Mercedes Paz
3–6, 7–5, 7–6(3)

Olympic finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

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

WTA Tour Finals[edit]

Singles 3 (1–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Virginia Slims (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (1/2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 5 March 1989 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Soviet Union Leila Meskhi 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 25 February 1990 Oklahoma City Hard (i) United States Amy Frazier 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 17 February 1991 Aurora Carpet United States Lori McNeil 6–3, 6–4

Doubles 55 (26–29)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/1)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/1)
Tier I (5/4)
Tier II (7/12)
Tier III (5/3)
Tier IV & V (7/5)
Virginia Slims (2/3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 8 December 1986 Buenos Aires Clay Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman United States Lori McNeil
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 1. 16 May 1988 Strasbourg Clay Australia Nicole Bradtke Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Thompson
7–5, 6–7(11), 6–3
Winner 2. 26 February 1989 Wichita Hard (i) South Africa Lise Gregory United States Sandy Collins
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6–2, 7–6(5)
Runner-up 2. 14 May 1989 Rome Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Australia Liz Smylie
Australia Janine Thompson
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 23 July 1989 Brussels Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Simone Schilder
6–1, 6–2
Winner 4. 22 October 1989 Bayonne Hard (i) France Catherine Tanvier South Africa Elna Reinach
Italy Raffaella Reggi
7–6(3), 7–5
Winner 5. 12 November 1989 Nashville Hard (i) United States Meredith McGrath Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
1–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(4)
Winner 6. 11 February 1990 Wichita Hard (i) United States Meredith McGrath United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Wendy White
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 25 February 1990 Oklahoma City Hard (i) South Africa Lise Gregory United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Wendy White
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 16 September 1990 Orlando Carpet United States Meredith McGrath Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 30 September 1990 Leipzig Carpet United Kingdom Jo Durie South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Gretchen Magers
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 14 October 1990 Zürich Carpet West Germany Eva Pfaff France Catherine Suire
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 26 May 1991 Strasbourg Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Lori McNeil
United States Stephanie Rehe
6–7(2), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 6 October 1991 Leipzig Carpet France Isabelle Demongeot Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 5 January 1992 Brisbane Hard Australia Nicole Bradtke Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 23 February 1992 Oklahoma City Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams United States Lori McNeil
Australia Nicole Bradtke
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(6)
Runner-up 9. 3 May 1992 Hamburg Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Germany Steffi Graf
Australia Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 10 May 1992 Waregem Clay Netherlands Caroline Vis Ukraine Elena Brioukhovets
Czech Republic Petra Langrová
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 21 February 1993 Oklahoma City Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams United States Patty Fendick
United States Zina Garrison
6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. 28 March 1993 Houston Clay United States Katrina Adams Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Slovakia Radomira Zrubáková
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7)
Runner-up 11. 4 April 1993 Hilton Head Clay United States Katrina Adams United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 6–1
Winner 11. 7 November 1993 Quebec City Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–4
Winner 12. 14 November 1993 Philadelphia Carpet United States Katrina Adams Spain Conchita Martínez
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7)
Runner-up 12. 31 January 1994 Tokyo Carpet United States Martina Navratilova United States Pam Shriver
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 13. 13 February 1994 Chicago Carpet United States Martina Navratilova United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 20 February 1994 Oklahoma City Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
7–6(3), 6–2
Runner-up 15. 27 February 1994 Indian Wells Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 6 March 1994 Delray Beach Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–0
Winner 13. 27 March 1994 Houston Clay United States Martina Navratilova United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 17. 2 October 1994 Leipzig Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
6–4, 6–4
Winner 14. 9 October 1994 Zürich Carpet United States Martina Navratilova United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
7–6(3), 6–1
Runner-up 18. 16 October 1994 Filderstadt Hard (i) Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
7–6(5), 6–4
Winner 15. 23 October 1994 Brighton Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Mary Joe Fernández
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 14 January 1995 Hobart Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland Japan Kyoko Nagatsuka
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 20. 19 February 1995 Paris Carpet Australia Rennae Stubbs United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–1
Winner 16. 2 April 1995 Hilton Head Clay United States Nicole Arendt United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 9 April 1995 Amelia Island Clay United States Nicole Arendt South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 17. 16 April 1995 Houston Clay United States Nicole Arendt Germany Wiltrud Probst
Canada Rene Simpson
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 22. 22 May 1995 Edinburgh Clay Australia Rennae Stubbs United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–2, 7–6(2)
Winner 18. 18 June 1995 Birmingham Grass Australia Rennae Stubbs Australia Nicole Bradtke
Australia Kristine Kunce
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 19. 8 October 1995 Zürich Carpet United States Nicole Arendt United States Chanda Rubin
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6–4, 6–7(4), 6–4
Winner 20. 5 November 1995 Quebec City Hard (i) United States Nicole Arendt United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–6(6), 4–6, 6–2
Winner 21. 3 March 1996 Linz Carpet United States Meredith McGrath Australia Rennae Stubbs
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–4, 6–4
Winner 22. 20 May 1996 Edinburgh Clay United States Nicole Arendt United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 7–6(6)
Winner 23. 23 February 1997 Hanover Carpet United States Nicole Arendt Latvia Larisa Neiland
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 23. 13 April 1997 Amelia Island Clay United States Nicole Arendt United States Lindsay Davenport
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–0
Winner 24. 11 May 1997 Rome Clay United States Nicole Arendt Spain Conchita Martínez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–2, 6–4
Winner 25. 21 May 1997 Edinburgh Clay United States Nicole Arendt Australia Rachel McQuillan
Japan Nana Miyagi
6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 24. 6 July 1997 Wimbledon Grass United States Nicole Arendt United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
7–6(4), 6–4
Runner-up 25. 17 August 1997 Toronto Hard United States Nicole Arendt Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 26. 24 August 1997 Stone Mountain Hard United States Nicole Arendt France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(5), 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 26. 8 November 1998 Leipzig Carpet Romania Irina Spîrlea Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–7(2), 6–1
Runner-up 27. 2 April 2000 Miami Hard United States Nicole Arendt France Julie Halard-Decugis
Japan Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 28. 7 May 2000 Hamburg Clay United States Nicole Arendt Russia Anna Kournikova
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–7(5), 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 29. 19 November 2000 New York City Carpet United States Nicole Arendt Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
6–2, 6–3

Women's doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R QF 2R 1R QF QF 3R QF SF SF QF QF QF A 31–13
French Open 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R QF QF 3R 3R QF QF 3R 2R 3R 27–14
Wimbledon 2R 3R 3R 1R QF 3R 1R SF 3R 3R F 3R QF 2R 28–14
US Open A 1R 2R 3R QF A 3R QF 2R QF SF 2R QF 1R 23–12

Mixed doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A SF A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R W 1R SF A 15–9
French Open SF W 2R 1R SF 3R 2R 2R SF SF QF 2R 2R 22–12
Wimbledon 1R 3R 3R 2R SF F 1R 1R 1R QF 1R 3R QF 22–13
US Open A SF QF W A QF 1R 1R F W 1R 1R A 20–8

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