Gretchen Rush

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Gretchen Rush
Full name Gretchen Anne Rush
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1964-02-07) February 7, 1964 (age 53)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Turned pro May 26, 1986 [2]
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)[1][2]
Prize money US$ 746,628
Singles
Career record 191–139
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 22 (March 12, 1990) [2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1987, 1991)
French Open QF (1983)
Wimbledon QF (1989)
US Open QF (1982)
Doubles
Career record 193–141
Highest ranking No. 18 (October 29, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1988)
French Open 3R (1989, 1990)
Wimbledon QF (1986, 1991, 1992)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open 3R (1986, 1987)
Wimbledon F (1988)

Gretchen Anne Rush (born February 7, 1964), also known by her married name Gretchen Magers, is a former professional tennis player from the United States who was active in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Rush played tennis at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas from 1983 to 1986, where she was a four-time All-American.

During her career, Rush reached the singles quarter-finals at Wimbledon, the US Open and the French Open. She won three top-level singles titles: Auckland in 1987, Schenectady in 1988, and Moscow in 1989, and she reached a career-high singles ranking of no. 22 on March 12, 1990.[2] She was runner-up in the 1988 mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering Kelly Jones.

Rush retired from the professional tour in 1992, but has continued to play in seniors events.

In 2016, she was inducted into the Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.[3]

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 4 (3–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. February 1, 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Terry Phelps 6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. July 24, 1988 Schenectady, New York, USA Hard United States Terry Phelps 7–6, 6–4
Winner 3. October 15, 1989 Moscow, USSR Hard Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. June 24, 1990 Eastbourne, England Grass United States Martina Navratilova 0–6, 2–6

Doubles 13 (4–9)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 2
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 2
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 20, 1986 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass United States Cammy MacGregor United States Terry Holladay
United States Heather Ludloff
1–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. February 1, 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Australia Elizabeth Minter United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
New Zealand Julia Richardson
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. March 12, 1989 Indian Wells, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. May 21, 1989 Berlin, Germany Clay South Africa Lise Gregory Australia Liz Smylie
Australia Janine Tremelling
7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. May 28, 1989 Strasbourg, France Clay South Africa Lise Gregory Argentina Mercedes Paz
Austria Judith Wiesner
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. August 6, 1989 San Diego, California, USA Hard United States Robin White United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. June 17, 1990 Birmingham, England Grass South Africa Lise Gregory Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 8. July 22, 1990 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass South Africa Lise Gregory United States Patty Fendick
United States Anne Smith
7–6, 6–1
Winner 9. September 30, 1990 Leipzig, Germany Carpet South Africa Lise Gregory Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United Kingdom Jo Durie
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 10. October 7, 1990 Moscow, Russia Carpet United States Robin White Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova
6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. February 17, 1991 Aurora, Colorado, USA Hard South Africa Lise Gregory United States Patty Fendick
United States Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 12. August 17, 1991 Manhattan Beach, USA Hard United States Robin White Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
1–6, 6–2, 2–6
Runner-up 13. November 8, 1992 Oakland, California, USA Carpet South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Gigi Fernández
Commonwealth of Independent States Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 0
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 4, 1988 Wimbledon, England Grass United States Kelly Jones United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Zina Garrison
1–6, 6–7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1991). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1991. London: Collins Willow. p. 271. ISBN 9780002184038. 
  2. ^ a b c d Renée Bloch Shallouf, ed. (1994). 1994 WTA Media Guide. Women's Tennis Association (WTA). p. 176. 
  3. ^ "Gretchen Rush". itahalloffame.org. Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
1989
Succeeded by
Argentina Mercedes Paz