Stephanie Rehe

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Stephanie Rehe
Country  United States
Residence Oceanside, California, USA
Born (1969-11-05) November 5, 1969 (age 45)
Fontana, California, USA
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro August 1985
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $570,146
Singles
Career record 151–99
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 10 (March 13, 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1992, 1993)
French Open 4R (1987)
Wimbledon 3R (1985, 1988)
US Open 4R (1986, 1988)
Doubles
Career record 72–61
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 10 (October 5, 1992)
Last updated on: December 6, 2011.

Stephanie Rehe (born November 5, 1969 in Fontana, California) is a retired American professional tennis player.

Career[edit]

A successful amateur player, Rehe was ranked No. 1 in every age group as a junior (12s, 14s, 16s, 18s). She was the first player to receive a dual No. 1 ranking in 14s and 16s (1983).[1]

At the age of 13 years and one month in 1982, Rehe was the youngest player to compete in a WTA Tour event. In 1983, she became the youngest player to be ranked on the WTA computer, coming on at 13 years and two months in January, two months younger than Steffi Graf. She won her first tournament in 1985 in the Virginia Slims of Utah not dropping a set along the way; as well as upsetting Camille Benjamin in the final. She defeated Michelle Torres, Carling Bassett, and Gabriela Sabatini to capture her first major Virginia Slims Series event in Tampa 1985. Rehe defeated Lisa Bonder, and pushed Steffi Graf to three sets in the quarterfinals at Fort Lauderdale in 1985.[2] In 1986, she received the WTA Most Impressive Newcomer Award and was voted Tennis Magazine Rookie of the Year.[1]

She reached a career high rank of World No.10 on March 13, 1989. However, she would have to leave the tour that year due to a back injury which required surgery and extensive rehabilitation. She would return to the tour in 1990 and was the recipient of 1991 WTA Comeback Player of the Year Award. She would retire permanently in 1993.[1]

She won five singles titles and two doubles titles during her career. She had career wins over Pam Shriver, Gabriela Sabatini, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Zina Garrison, Mary Joe Fernandez, and Jo Durie. Her best performances in Grand Slam events included the 4th round at the U.S. Open in 1986 and 1989 and the 4th round at the French Open in 1987.[1] She was the first player to achieve a dual No. 1 ranking in the 14s and 16s (1983); ranked No. 1 in the 18s for 1984 with Melissa Gurney, No. 1 for 1985. She was ranked No. 1 in each age group: 12s, 14s, 16s, 18s in the United States. [3]

WTA Career finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (5-2)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (2–1)
Virginia Slims (3–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. September 15, 1985 United States Salt Lake City Hard United States Camille Benjamin 6-2, 6-4
Winner 2. November 10, 1985 United States Tampa Hard Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5
Runner-up 1. August 3, 1986 United States San Diego Hard United States Melissa Gurney 2-6, 4-6
Winner 3. October 18, 1987 Puerto Rico San Juan Hard United States Camille Benjamin 7-5, 7-6(4)
Runner-up 2. April 17, 1988 Japan Tokyo Hard United States Patty Fendick 3-6, 5-7
Winner 4. April 24, 1988 Chinese Taipei Taipei Carpet (I) Netherlands Brenda Schultz 6-4, 6-4
Winner 5. August 7, 1988 United States San Diego Hard United States Ann Grossman 6-1, 6-1

Doubles: 4 (2–2)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (1–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (1–2)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. May 26, 1991 France Strasbourg Clay United States Lori McNeil Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6–7(2), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. March 1, 1992 United States Indian Wells Hard Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1. April 12, 1992 Japan Tokyo Hard Japan Kimiko Date United States Amy Frazier
Japan Rika Hiraki
7–5, 6–7(5), 0–6
Runner-up 2. October 4, 1992 France Bayonne Carpet (I) Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Italy Linda Ferrando
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
6–1, 3–5, 4–6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Career SR
Australian Open A A NH A A A A A 2R 2R 0 / 2
French Open 1R A A 4R 1R A A 2R A A 0 / 4
Wimbledon A 3R 1R A 3R A A 1R A A 0 / 4
US Open 1R 1R 4R A 4R A A A 2R A 0 / 5
SR 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 15
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking NR 18 19 28 14 NR 58 125 75 NR
  • NH = tournament not held.
  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Stephenie Rehe at Sony Ericsson WTA Tour
  2. ^ Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Hanlon, Maureen; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne. 1987 WITA Media Guide. p. 193. 
  3. ^ Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Hanlon, Maureen; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne. 1987 WITA Media Guide. p. 193. 

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