Sandra Reynolds

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Sandra Reynolds
Full name Sandra Reynolds Price
Country South Africa South Africa
Born (1934-03-04) 4 March 1934 (age 80)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 3 (1960)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1959)
French Open SF (1959, 1960)
Wimbledon F (1960)
US Open QF (1959, 1962)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1959)
French Open W (1959, 1961, 1962)
Wimbledon F (1960, 1962)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1959)
French Open QF (1962)

Sandra Reynolds Price (born 4 March 1934) is a former tennis player from South Africa who won four Grand Slam women's doubles championships and one Grand Slam mixed doubles championship. Her best Grand Slam singles result was reaching the 1960 Wimbledon final, losing to Maria Bueno 8–6, 6–0. Reynolds is the only South African female player ever to reach the Wimbledon singles final and is one of only three to reach a Grand Slam singles final. In 1961, she was seeded no.1 for the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship, making her the only South African player (man or woman) ever to be seeded first in a Grand Slam singles event. She was the runner-up at the 1959 US Women's Clay Court Championships, losing to Sally Moore in the final. Price won three consecutive German Championships, in 1960, 1961, and 1962. She was the runner-up at the 1959 Italian Championships, having defeated Bueno in a semifinal, losing to Christine Truman in the final.

According to Lance Tingay of the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Price was ranked in the world top ten from 1959 through 1962, reaching a career high of World No. 3 in those rankings in 1960.[1]

Price teamed with fellow South African Renee Schuurman Haygarth to win all four of her 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. Price also teamed with Bob Mark to win the mixed doubles title at the 1959 Australian Championships, defeating Haygarth and Rod Laver in the final 4–6, 13–11, 6–1.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Titles (4)
Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1959 Australian Championships South Africa Renée Schuurman Australia Lorraine Coghlan Robinson
Australia Mary Carter Reitano
7–5, 6–4
1959 French Championships South Africa Renée Schuurman Mexico Yola Ramírez
Mexico Rosie Darmon
2–6, 6–0, 6–1
1961 French Championships South Africa Renée Schuurman Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Darlene Hard
walkover
1962 French Championships South Africa Renée Schuurman United States Justina Bricka
Australia Margaret Court
6–4, 6–4

Mixed doubles[edit]

Titles (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1959 Australian Championships Australia Bob Mark South Africa Renée Schuurman
Australia Rod Laver
4–6, 13–11, 6–1

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A QF A A A 0 / 1
French Championships A 2R 4R SF SF 4R QF 0 / 6
Wimbledon 2R QF 2R SF F SF 3R 0 / 7
US Championships A A A QF A A QF 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 16

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 

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