Linky Boshoff

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Delina Boshoff
Full name Delina Ann Boshoff–Mortlock
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Residence South Africa
Born 12 November 1956
Queenstown, Eastern Cape South Africa
Turned pro 1973
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 (known professionally as Linky Boshoff) was born on 12 November 1956,[1] and 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 and is now married with three children,[2] although she has continued to play the game at a recreational level.

Grand Slam doubles title[edit]

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

Mixed doubles runner-up[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1976 French Open Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell South Africa Ilana Kloss
Australia Kim Warwick
5–7, 7–6, 6–2