Mariaan de Swardt

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Mariaan de Swardt
Country (sports)  South Africa
Residence Johannesburg, South Africa
Bluffton, South Carolina, U.S.
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Born (1971-03-18) 18 March 1971 (age 47)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money US$ 1,140,865
Singles
Career record 204–136
Career titles 1 WTA 9 ITF
Highest ranking 28 (8 April 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1995, 1996, 1999)
French Open 3R (1999)
Wimbledon 4R (1995)
US Open 3R (1994)
Doubles
Career record 196–131
Career titles 4 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking 11 (19 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1996, 1999)
French Open QF (1996)
Wimbledon F (1999)
US Open QF (1996)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1999)
French Open W (2000)

Mariaan de Swardt (born 18 March 1971) is a former tennis player from South Africa, who played as a professional from 1988 to 2001. She twice represented her native country at the Summer Olympics, in 1992 and 1996,[1] and was a member of the South African Fed Cup Team in 1992 and 1994–1997. In 2006, de Swardt became a U.S. citizen.[citation needed]

De Swardt won two Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles competition: the 1999 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open with partner David Adams.[2][3] In addition, she also holds four women's doubles titles and reached as high as No. 11 in the women's doubles world ranking. She has one WTA Tour singles title from 1998 and reached No. 28 in the world singles ranking in 1996.

Since retiring from tennis, she has been a commentator for Eurosport and South African television, and has coached at professional, collegiate and recreational level with her base being at Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides in Houston, Texas and is a teaching professional at the River Oaks Country Club. In 2004, she set up a non-profit charity, the Pet Care Fund, to help animals.[4]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1999 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass Ukraine Elena Tatarkova United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu
4–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1999 Australian Open Hard South Africa David Adams Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Serena Williams
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 2000 French Open Clay South Africa David Adams Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 3–6, 6–3

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 1[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (0/0) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (1/0) Premier (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/0) International (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 16 August 1998 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Hard Austria Barbara Schett 3–6, 7–6, 7–5

Doubles 9 (4–5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Runner-up 1. 30 April 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay Croatia Iva Majoli Latvia Larisa Savchenko
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5–7, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 2. 20 May 1995 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Romania Ruxandra Dragomir Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Canada Patricia Hy
6–3, 6–5
Runner-up 3. 4 February 1996 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) Romania Irina Spîrlea United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–7, 3–6
Winner 4. 19 May 1996 Cardiff, United Kingdom Clay United States Katrina Adams Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Laurence Courtois
6–0, 6–4
Winner 5. 20 June 1998 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 16 August 1998 Boston, United States Hard United States Mary Joe Fernandez United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 30 August 1998 New Haven, United States Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 8. 18 October 1998 Zürich, Switzerland Hard (i) Ukraine Elena Tatarkova United States Venus Williams
United States Serena Williams
7–5, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 16 January 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard Ukraine Elena Tatarkova France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
France Émilie Loit
6–1, 6–2

ITF finals[edit]

Singles Finals (9-2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1 December 1986 Vereeniging, South Africa Hard France Maria-Christine Damas 6-2, 6-4
Winner 2. 11 January 1988 Vereeniging, South Africa Hard South Africa Linda Barnard 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 18 January 1988 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Elna Reinach 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 20 November 1989 Tel Aviv, Israel Clay Israel Yael Segal 3-6, 3-6
Winner 5. 23 April 1990 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard Finland Petra Thorén 6-1, 6-4
Winner 6. 28 May 1990 Francavilla, Italy Clay Czech Republic Zuzana Witzová 6-7, 7-6, 6-2
Winner 7. 4 June 1990 Mantua, Italy Hard Italy Federica Bonsignori 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Winner 8. 22 April 1991 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard Israel Ilana Berger 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Winner 9. 6 May 1991 Porto, Portugal Clay Argentina Inés Gorrochategui 6-1, 6-2
Winner 10. 8 May 1994 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard United States Michelle Jackson-Nobrega 6-3, 7-6
Winner 11. 2 August 1998 Salt Lake City, United States Hard Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi 6-2, 6-2

Doubles (7-3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 8 December 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Linda Barnard United Kingdom Valda Lake
United Kingdom Katie Rickett
6-4, 7-6
Runner-up 2. 16 November 1987 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Rene Mentz United States Barbara Gerken
United States Beth Herr
6-7, 2-6
Winner 3. 14 December 1987 Port Elizabeth, South Africa Hard South Africa Linda Barnard South Africa Ralene Fourie
South Africa Benita Haycock
6-4, 6-2
Winner 4. 4 January 1988 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Linda Barnard United States Anne Grousbeck
United States Vincenza Procacci
7-5 6-2
Winner 5. 11 January 1988 Vereeniging, South Africa Hard South Africa Linda Barnard Germany Cora Linneman
United States Margaret Redfearn
6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 6. 18 January 1988 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Linda Barnard South Africa Elna Reinach
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
6-3, 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 7. 6 May 1991 Porto, Portugal Clay Israel Yael Segal Spain Eva Bes
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
3-6, 5-7
Winner 8. 8 May 1994 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard United States Liezel Huber United States Michelle Jackson-Nobrega
Poland Katarzyna Teodorowicz
4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 9. 4 August 1997 Salt Lake City, United States Hard United States Debbie Graham Australia Rachel McQuillan
Japan Nana Smith
7-6, 7-5
Winner 10. 2 August 1998 Salt Lake City, United States Hard United Kingdom Samantha Smith United States Liezel Huber
Austria Karin Kschwendt
6-2, 6-2

Head vs. Head Record[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ "Kafelnikov captures Open title". BBC News. 31 January 1999. 
  3. ^ Djata, Sundiata (2008). Blacks at the Net : Black Achievement in the History of Tennis (1 ed.). Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-0815608981. 
  4. ^ "Mariaan de Swardt Biography". Retrieved 2011-11-09. 

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