|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Oceanside, California, USA|
November 5, 1969 |
Fontana, California, USA
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Turned pro||August 1985|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (March 13, 1989)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1992, 1993)|
|French Open||4R (1987)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1985, 1988)|
|US Open||4R (1986, 1988)|
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (October 5, 1992)|
|Last updated on: December 6, 2011.|
Stephanie Rehe (born November 5, 1969) is a retired American professional tennis player.
A successful amateur player, Rehe was ranked No. 1 in every age group as a junior (12s, 14s, 16s, 18s). She was the first player to receive a dual No. 1 ranking in 14s and 16s (1983).
At the age of 13 years and one month in 1982, Rehe was the youngest player to compete in a WTA Tour event. In 1983, she became the youngest player to be ranked on the WTA computer, coming on at 13 years and two months in January, two months younger than Steffi Graf. She won her first tournament in 1985 in the Virginia Slims of Utah not dropping a set along the way; as well as upsetting Camille Benjamin in the final. She defeated Michelle Torres, Carling Bassett, and Gabriela Sabatini to capture her first major Virginia Slims Series event in Tampa 1985. Rehe defeated Lisa Bonder, and pushed Steffi Graf to three sets in the quarterfinals at Fort Lauderdale in 1985. In 1986, she received the WTA Most Impressive Newcomer Award and was voted Tennis Magazine Rookie of the Year.
She reached a career high rank of World No.10 on March 13, 1989. However, she would have to leave the tour that year due to a back injury which required surgery and extensive rehabilitation. She would return to the tour in 1990 and was the recipient of 1991 WTA Comeback Player of the Year Award. She would retire permanently in 1993.
She won five singles titles and two doubles titles during her career. She had career wins over Pam Shriver, Gabriela Sabatini, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Zina Garrison, Mary Joe Fernandez, and Jo Durie. Her best performances in Grand Slam events included the 4th round at the U.S. Open in 1986 and 1989 and the 4th round at the French Open in 1987.
WTA Career finals
Singles: 7 (5-2)
|Winner||1.||September 15, 1985||Salt Lake City||Hard||Camille Benjamin||6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||November 10, 1985||Tampa||Hard||Gabriela Sabatini||6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–5|
|Runner-up||1.||August 3, 1986||San Diego||Hard||Melissa Gurney||2–6, 4–6|
|Winner||3.||October 18, 1987||San Juan||Hard||Camille Benjamin||7–5, 7–6(7–4)|
|Runner-up||2.||April 17, 1988||Tokyo||Hard||Patty Fendick||3–6, 5–7|
|Winner||4.||April 24, 1988||Taipei, Taiwan||Carpet (i)||Brenda Schultz||6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||5.||August 7, 1988||San Diego||Hard||Ann Grossman||6–1, 6–1|
Doubles: 4 (2–2)
|Winner||1.||May 26, 1991||Strasbourg||Clay||Lori McNeil|| Manon Bollegraf
|6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||March 1, 1992||Indian Wells||Hard||Claudia Kohde-Kilsch|| Jill Hetherington
|Runner-up||1.||April 12, 1992||Tokyo||Hard||Kimiko Date|| Amy Frazier
|7–5, 6–7(5–7), 0–6|
|Runner-up||2.||October 4, 1992||Bayonne||Carpet (i)||Claudia Kohde-Kilsch|| Linda Ferrando
|6–1, 3–6, 4–6|
Grand Slam singles performance timeline
|Australian Open||A||A||NH||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||0 / 2|
|French Open||1R||A||A||4R||1R||A||A||2R||A||A||0 / 4|
|Wimbledon||A||3R||1R||A||3R||A||A||1R||A||A||0 / 4|
|US Open||1R||1R||4R||A||4R||A||A||A||2R||A||0 / 5|
|SR||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 3||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 15|
|Year End Ranking||NR||18||19||28||14||NR||58||125||75||NR|
- NH = tournament not held.
- A = did not participate in the tournament.
- SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
- Stephenie Rehe at Sony Ericsson WTA Tour
- Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Hanlon, Maureen; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne. 1987 WITA Media Guide. p. 193.