Sara Gomer

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Sara Louise Gomer (born 13 May 1964 in Torquay, Devon, England) is a former tennis player from Great Britain.

A left-hander,[1] Gomer competed for her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. There she was eliminated in the second round by Larisa Neiland from the Soviet Union.

She won two singles titles on the ITF Circuit, and reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour on 26 September 1988, when she became the number 46 of the world. Gomer won one WTA singles title, the 1988 Northern California Open. She became the last British WTA titlist until Heather Watson won 2012 HP Open.

She also participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics.

She played in four editions of the Wightman Cup, playing five singles and four doubles matches, which were all losses, from 1986 to 1989.[2]

When Gomer lost in the first round of the 1985 U.S. Open, her opponent, Mary Joe Fernández, aged 14 years and 8 days, became the youngest player to win a main draw match at any U.S. Open.[3]

Gomer retired from competitive tennis in 1992. Soon afterwards she married John Palombo, an IT expert. They have three children. She now only plays tennis occasionally.[4]


  1. ^ "For Tim and Andy it all started at the Torbay Open!". This is Devon. Northcliffe Media. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wightman Cup Results Match Breakdown publisher =Website Baker". Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sara Events in History". BrainyHistory. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Simon Briggs, The Daily Telegraph, 15 Oct 2012, Online

External links[edit]

Sara Gomer at the Fed Cup