Rene Simpson

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Rene Simpson Collins
Country (sports)  Canada
Born 14 January 1966
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Died 17 October 2013(2013-10-17) (aged 47)
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 1998
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
College TCU Horned Frogs
Prize money $485,389
Singles
Career record 161–133
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 70 (10 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1989, 1992, 1994)
French Open 3R (1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1989, 1992, 1994, 1997)
US Open 2R (1992, 1993)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record 99–119
Career titles 3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 32 (21 August 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
French Open 3R (1997)
Wimbledon 2R (1998)
US Open QF (1996)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1992)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1996)
French Open 1R (1995, 1996, 1997)
Wimbledon 1R (1995)
US Open 2R (1995)
Last updated on: 21 May 2013.

Rene Simpson Collins (14 January 1966 – 17 October 2013) was a Canadian professional tennis player from Sarnia, Ontario. She reached a WTA singles ranking of 70 in 1989,[1] after a successful NCAA career for Texas Christian University.[2]

She was a member of the Canada Fed Cup team from 1988 to 1998, coach 1998–2000, and captain 2001–2010.[3]

Simpson died on 17 October 2013 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. She was 47.[4][5]

WTA career finals[edit]

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 7 November 1988 Tier V Rainha Cup, Brazil Hard Argentina Mercedes Paz 5–7, 2–6

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 14 November 1994 Tier V Taiwan Open, Taipei, Taiwan Hard Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai Belgium Nancy Feber
France Alexandra Fusai
6–0, 7–6(12–10)
Winner 2. 27 February 1995 Tier III Puerto Rico Open, Puerto Rico Hard Germany Karin Kschwendt Italy Laura Golarsa
United States Linda Wild
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Runner–up 1. 10 April 1995 Tier II Virginia Slims of Houston, United States Clay Germany Wiltrud Probst United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 24 April 1995 Tier III Zagreb Open, Croatia Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Italy Laura Golarsa
Romania Irina Spîrlea
7–5, 6–2

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