Robin White (tennis)

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Robin White
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1963-12-10) December 10, 1963 (age 52)
San Diego, USA
Height 5 ft 4.5 in (1.64 m)
Turned pro 1983
Retired 1995
Singles
Career record 197–178
Career titles 2 WTA,
Highest ranking No. 15 (19 January 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1987, 1988, 1992, 1993)
French Open 1R (1986, 1989)
Wimbledon 4R (1986)
US Open 4R (1985)
Doubles
Career record 291–166
Career titles 11 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 8 (2 April 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1990)
Wimbledon SF (1987)
US Open W (1989)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1991)
French Open SF (1989)
Wimbledon Qf (1990, 1993)
US Open W (1989)

Robin White (born December 10, 1963) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

White played on the WTA tour from 1983 to 1995. She won two singles titles, in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 1985 and in Auckland in 1992 but the highlight of her career was her victory with Gigi Fernández in the US Open doubles in 1988 at Flushing Meadows. She won 11 other doubles titles, including the US Open mixed doubles in 1989 alongside Shelby Cannon. She was a finalist in the Australian Open Mixed doubles in 1991 and, remarkably, reached the final of the Women's Doubles in 1994 with Katerina Maleeva.

White's singles record included wins over Pam Shriver, Hana Mandlíková and Gabriela Sabatini. Her highest rankings were 15 for singles and 8 for doubles. She is currently a full-time national coach for Women's Tennis for the USTA.[1]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Women's doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 1988 US Open Hard United States Gigi Fernández United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 1994 US Open Hard Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 1989 US Open Hard United States Shelby Cannon United States Meredith McGrath
United States Rick Leach
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 1991 Australian Open Hard United States Scott Davis United Kingdom Jo Durie
United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
2–6, 6–4, 6–4

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