Linky Boshoff

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Delina Boshoff
Full name Delina Ann Boshoff–Mortlock
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Residence South Africa
Born (1956-11-12) 12 November 1956 (age 59)
Queenstown, Eastern Cape South Africa
Turned pro 1973
Retired 1978
Plays Right Handed
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1977)
Wimbledon QF (1974)
US Open 3R (1975)
Highest ranking No. 1 (1976)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open SF (1976)
Wimbledon SF (1976)
US Open W (1976)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open F (1976)
Wimbledon 4R (1973, 1974)

Delina Ann Boshoff-Mortlock, commonly known as Linky Boshoff, (born 12 November 1956),[1] is a former professional tennis player who won the 1976 US Open women's doubles title with her partner Ilana Kloss.

In 1973 she won the South African Open doubles title with Ilana Kloss after a victory in the final against Chris Evert and Virginia Wade. In 1977 she won the singles title, defeating Brigitte Cuypers in the final in straight sets.

In 1976 she won several doubles titles with Kloss including the German Open, Italian Open and U.S. Clay Court Championships and reached the World No.1 ranking in doubles.

She retired in 1978 to study computer science at the University of Port Elizabeth.[2] She is married with three children and has continued to play the game at a recreational level.[3]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1976 US Open Clay South Africa Ilana Kloss Soviet Union Olga Morozova
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–1, 6–4

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1976 French Open Clay Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell South Africa Ilana Kloss
Australia Kim Warwick
7–5, 5–7, 2–6


  1. ^ Fed Cup – Player profile
  2. ^ John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. p. 279. 
  3. ^ Post career details

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