Yvonne Vermaak

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Yvonne Vermaak
Country South Africa South Africa
Born (1956-12-18) 18 December 1956 (age 58)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Career record 184–172
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 4R (1982)
Wimbledon SF (1983)
US Open 3R (1984)
Doubles
Career record 111–129
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1982, 1983, 1984)
French Open SF (1982)
Wimbledon QF (1982, 1985, 1986)
US Open QF (1981)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1982)
US Open 3R (1984)

Yvonne Vermaak is a former tour tennis player who represented her native South Africa.

Vermaak's best result was defeating Virginia Wade in the quarter-finals of the 1983 Wimbledon Championships.

Late in her playing career, Vermaak became an American citizen.

Vermaak played USTA Master's tennis. Representing Illinois, she was the 1992 Singles Champion of the USTA National Women's Indoor Championships in Homewood for 35's. In 1993, Yvonne Vermaak was the 25's Singles Champion, and again she was the 25's Singles Champion in 1994. In 1995, Vermaak moved on to Doubles, winning the 25's and 35's doubles with her partner Ann Kiyomura-Hayashi of California. The 1995 Championships was Vermaak's last USTA Championships win.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 5 (3-2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 September 1978 San Antonio, Texas, USA Hard United States Stacy Margolin 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 11 January 1982 Fort Myers, Florida, USA Hard South Korea Lee Duk-hee 0–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 6 March 1983 Palm Springs, California, USA Hard Canada Carling Bassett 6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 19 September 1983 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard United States Felicia Raschiatore 6–2, 0–6, 7–5
Winner 5. 16 September 1984 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard United States Terry Holladay 6–1, 6–2

Doubles 7 (4-3)[edit]

Titles by Surface
Hard 2
Clay 2
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 16 June 1978 Chichester, England Grass United Kingdom Michelle Tyler United States Janet Wright
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 3–6, 4v6
Runner-up 2. 19 July 1981 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Australia Elizabeth Little West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 9 May 1982 Perugia, Italy Clay United States Kathy Horvath United States Billie Jean
South Africa Ilana Kloss
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 6 November 1982 Hong Kong Clay South Africa Jennifer Mundel United States Laura Du Pont
United States Alycia Moulton
2–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 5. 19 September 1983 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard Brazil Claudia Monteiro United Kingdom Amanda Brown
Australia Brenda Remilton
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 5 February 1984 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard Brazil Claudia Monteiro South Africa Beverly Mould
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
6–7, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. 6 April 1984 Miami, Florida, USA Clay Brazil Patricia Medrado United States Kate Latham
United States Janet Wright
6–3, 6–3

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