Sandra Reynolds

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Sandra Reynolds
Full name Sandra Reynolds Price
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Born (1934-03-04) 4 March 1934 (age 83)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 3 (1960)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1959)
French Open SF (1959, 1960)
Wimbledon F (1960)
US Open QF (1959, 1962)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1959)
French Open W (1959, 1961, 1962)
Wimbledon F (1960, 1962)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1959)
French Open QF (1962)

Sandra Reynolds Price (née Reynolds; born 4 March 1934) is a former tennis player from South Africa who won four Grand Slam women's doubles championships and one Grand Slam mixed doubles championship. Her best Grand Slam singles result was reaching the 1960 Wimbledon final, losing to Maria Bueno 8–6, 6–0. Reynolds is the only female player from South Africa to have reached the Wimbledon singles final, and she is one of three to have reached a singles final in a Grand Slam. In 1961, she was seeded no. 1 for the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship, making her the only South African player (man or woman) ever to be seeded first in a Grand Slam singles event. She was the runner-up at the 1959 US Women's Clay Court Championships, losing to Sally Moore in the final. Price won the German Championships in 1960, 1961, and 1962. She was the runner-up at the 1959 Italian Championships, having defeated Bueno in a semifinal, then losing to Christine Truman in the final.

According to Lance Tingay of the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Price was ranked in the world top 10 from 1959 through 1962, reaching a career high of world no. 3 in 1960.[1]

Price teamed with fellow South African Renée Schuurman to win all four of her Grand Slam women's doubles titles. They won the Australian Championships in 1959 and the French Championships in 1959, 1961, and 1962. In addition, they were the runners-up at Wimbledon in 1960 and 1962. Price also teamed with Bob Mark to win the mixed doubles title at the 1959 Australian Championships, defeating Schuurman and Rod Laver in the final 4–6, 13–11, 6–1.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 runner-up[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1960 Wimbledon Grass Brazil Maria Bueno 6–8, 0–6 [2]

Doubles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1959 Australian Championships Grass South Africa Renée Schuurman Australia Lorraine Coghlan
Australia Mary Carter Reitano
7–5, 6–4 [3]
Winner 1959 French Championships Clay South Africa Renée Schuurman Mexico Yola Ramirez
Mexico Rosie Darmon
2–6, 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 1960 Wimbledon Grass South Africa Renée Schuurman Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Darlene Hard
4–6, 0–6 [4]
Winner 1961 French Championships Clay South Africa Renée Schuurman Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Darlene Hard
walkover
Winner 1962 French Championships Clay South Africa Renée Schuurman United States Justina Bricka
Australia Margaret Smith
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1962 Wimbledon Grass South Africa Renée Schuurman United States Billie Jean Moffitt
United States Karen Susman
7–5, 3–6, 5–7 [4]

Mixed Doubles: 1 title[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1959 Australian Championships Grass Australia Bob Mark South Africa Renee Schuurman
Australia Rod Laver
4–6, 13–11, 6–1 [5]

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held.
Tournament 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A QF A A A 0 / 1
French Championships A 2R 4R SF SF 4R QF 0 / 6
Wimbledon 2R QF 2R SF F SF 3R 0 / 7
US Championships A A A QF A A QF 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 16

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 703. ISBN 0-942257-41-3. 
  2. ^ "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Ladie's Singles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive / Women's Doubles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Ladies' Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive / Mixed Doubles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 

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