Tanya Harford

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Tanya Harford
Full name Tanya Jane Harford Gemmell
Country (sports)  South Africa
Born (1958-11-28) 28 November 1958 (age 57)
Cape Town, South Africa [1]
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) [1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1980)
French Open 2R (1982)
Wimbledon 3R (1980, 1982)
US Open 3R (1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1980)
French Open W (1981)
Wimbledon SF (1981)
US Open QF (1978, 1981)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1981)
US Open 1R (1980, 1980)

Tanya Harford (born 28 November 1958) is a retired South African female tennis player.[2]

In 1981 she won the doubles title at the French Open together with compatriot Rosalyn Fairbank. In the final they defeated Candy Reynolds and Paula Smith in straight sets. Her best result at the Wimbledon Championships was reaching the third round in the singles in 1980 and 1982 as well as the semifinal in the doubles and the quarterfinal in the mixed doubles event.[3]

In 1976 she was a runner-up at the Irish Open. Harford reached the final of the South African Open in 1979 but lost in straight sets to Brigitte Cuypers. With Fairbank she won the doubles title at the WTA Swiss Open in 1981.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1981 French Open Clay South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
6–1, 6–3

Career finals[edit]

Singles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 3 December 1979 South African Open, Johannesburg Hard South Africa Brigitte Cuypers 6–7, 2–6


  1. ^ a b Emery, David, ed. (1983). Who's Who in International Tennis. London: Sphere. pp. 52,53. ISBN 9780722133200. 
  2. ^ "WTA – Player profile". WTA. 
  3. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Tanya Harford". AELTC. 

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