Renée Schuurman

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Renée Schuurman
Full name Renée Schuurman Haygarth
ITF name Renee Schuurman
Country South Africa South Africa
Born (1939-10-26)26 October 1939
Durban, South Africa
Died May 2001
Howick, South Africa
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Highest ranking No. 8 (1963)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1959)
French Open SF (1962)
Wimbledon SF (1961)
US Open 3R (1962)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1959)
French Open W (1959, 1961, 1962, 1963)
Wimbledon F (1960, 1962)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1959)
French Open W (1962)

Renée Schuurman Haygarth (26 October 1939[1] – May 2001[2]) was a female tennis player from South Africa who won five Grand Slam women's doubles titles and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title.[3]

Biography[edit]

Haygarth teamed with fellow South African Sandra Reynolds Price to win four Grand Slam women's doubles titles. They won the 1959 Australian Championships and the 1959, 1961, and 1962 French Championships. In addition, they were the runners-up at Wimbledon in 1960 and 1962. Haygarth won her other Grand Slam women's doubles title with Ann Haydon-Jones at the 1963 French Championships. They defeated Margaret Court and Robyn Ebbern in the final.

In April 1962 she defeated Angela Mortimer in the final of the British Hard Court Championships.[4]

Haygarth and Bob Howe teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1962 French Championships. She and Rod Laver were twice the runners-up in Grand Slam mixed doubles tournaments, at the 1959 Australian and French Championships. Her best Grand Slam singles result was when she reached the final at the 1959 Australian Championships, losing to Mary Carter Reitano 6–2, 6–3. Haygarth won the German Championships in 1963, defeating Lesley Turner Bowrey in the final.

According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Haygarth was ranked in the world top ten from 1960 through 1963, reaching a career high of World No. 8 in those rankings in 1963.[5]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Runner-up (1)
Year Championship Opponent Score
1959 Australian Championships Australia Mary Carter Reitano 2–6, 3–6

Doubles[edit]

Titles (5)
Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1959 Australian Championships South Africa Sandra Reynolds Australia Lorraine Coghlan Robinson
Australia Mary Carter Reitano
7–5, 6–4
1959 French Championships South Africa Sandra Reynolds Mexico Yola Ramírez
Mexico Rosie Darmon
2–6, 6–0, 6–1
1961 French Championships South Africa Sandra Reynolds Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Darlene Hard
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1962 French Championships South Africa Sandra Reynolds United States Justina Bricka
Australia Margaret Court
6–4, 6–4
1963 French Championships United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones Australia Robyn Ebbern
Australia Margaret Court
7–5, 6–4

Mixed doubles[edit]

Titles (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1962 French Championships Australia Robert Howe Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
Australia Fred Stolle
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up (2)
Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1959 Australian Championships Australia Rod Laver South Africa Sandra Reynolds
Australia Bob Mark
6–4, 11–13, 1–6
1959 French Championships Australia Rod Laver United Kingdom Billy Knight
Mexico Yola Ramírez
4–6, 4–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A F A A A A A 0 / 1
French Championships A A 1R 2R 3R QF 4R SF 3R A 0 / 7
Wimbledon 1R A 2R 2R 1R QF SF QF QF 2R 0 / 9
U.S. Championships A A A A 2R A A 3R A A 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 19

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fed Cup – Player Profile – Renee SCHUURMAN". FedCup.com. Retrieved 7 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Natal Witness obituary - Renée Haygarth (nee Schuurman) (1939–2001)". Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  3. ^ John Nauright, Charles Parrish -Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice 2012 p164 "Sandra Reynold from South Africa reached both the ladies' singles and doubles finals at Wimbledon in 1960, competing in the doubles with fellow country member Renée Schuurman. They again reached the Wimbledon final two years later, ..."
  4. ^ "Renee Schuurman Cops British Ladies Tennis". Star-News. 29 Apr 1962. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 703. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.