Andrea Temesvári

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Andrea Temesvári
Andrea Temesvari RG 2011.jpg
French Open 2011 Trophée des Légendes
Country (sports) Hungary
ResidenceBudapest, Hungary
Born (1966-04-26) 26 April 1966 (age 53)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1981
Retired1997
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,162,635
Singles
Career record241–210
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 7 (23 January 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1984, 1989)
French Open4R (1983)
Wimbledon4R (1984)
US Open3R (1982, 1983, 1984, 1989)
Doubles
Career record211–171
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 13 (21 December 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1990)
French OpenW (1986)
WimbledonQF (1985, 1989)
US Open3R (1983, 1984, 1986)

Andrea Temesvári (born 26 April 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Hungary. She won the Italian Open at age sixteen, but injuries would later hamper her career.

Personal[edit]

Temesvári was born in Budapest, Hungary. She began playing tennis at age nine. She was coached by her father, Otto Temesvári, and Ferenc Polyak.

Career[edit]

Temesvári joined the WTA Tour in 1981. She received the Most Improved Player Award by WTA Tour and TENNIS Magazine in 1982. She reached a high of World No. 7. in 1983. After several injuries, she made a comeback after dropping out of Top 25 for first time since 1983 in 1986. At the 1986 French Open she won the women's doubles title with Martina Navratilova.

She returned to the tour at start of 1989 after a 20-month layoff due to ankle and shoulder injuries. She had two operations on ankle in March and September 1987 and then arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder in April 1988. She played for the Hungarian Fed Cup Team from 1983 to 1986, 1989 to 1990, and 1992. She was also a member of the Hungarian Olympic Team in 1996. She retired in 1997. During her career she won a total of five singles titles and seven doubles titles.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title, 0 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1986 French Open Clay United States Martina Navratilova West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 6–2

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (5–2)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–1)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (5–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (4–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1 March 1982 Hershey Hard (I) France Catherine Tanvier 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 10 May 1982 Lugano Clay United States Chris Evert-Lloyd 0–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 2 May 1983 Perugia Clay United States Bonnie Gadusek 6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. 4 July 1983 Hittfeld Clay West Germany Eva Pfaff 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 1 August 1983 Indianapolis Clay United States Zina Garrison 6–2, 6–2
Winner 5. 22 July 1985 Indianapolis Clay United States Zina Garrison 7–6(7–0), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 14 August 1989 Mahwah Hard West Germany Steffi Graf 5–7, 2–6

Doubles: 10 (7–3)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–2)
Tier III (1–0)
Tier IV (2–0)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (3–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (5–2)
Carpet (2–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 29 October 1984 Zürich Carpet (I) United States Andrea Leand West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 28 October 1985 Zürich Carpet (I) Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 31 March 1986 Marco Island Clay United States Martina Navratilova United States Kathy Jordan
United States Elise Burgin
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 12 May 1986 Berlin Clay United States Martina Navratilova West Germany Steffi Graf
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
5–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 26 May 1986 French Open Clay United States Martina Navratilova West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 17 April 1989 Tampa Clay Netherlands Brenda Schultz United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 2. 9 April 1990 Amelia Island Clay Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner 6. 17 May 1993 Strasbourg Clay United States Shaun Stafford Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 14 February 1994 Paris Carpet (I) France Mary Pierce Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Belgium Laurence Courtois
4–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 24 July 1995 Maria Lankowitz Clay Italy Silvia Farina Elia France Alexandra Fusai
Germany Wiltrud Probst
6–2, 6–2

ITF Finals[edit]

Singles (3–2)[edit]

Legend
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 April 1981 Nice, France Clay France Gail Lovera 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 30 August 1981 Stuttgart, West Germany Clay Italy Sabina Simmonds 3–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 6 September 1981 Bad Hersfeld, West Germany Clay West Germany Helga Lutten 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 4. 15 May 1994 Budapest, Hungary Clay Slovenia Barbara Mulej 6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. 24 April 1995 Budapest, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Lenka Němečková 6–4, 3–6, 6–4

Doubles (4–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 June 1991 Érd, Hungary Clay Hungary Virág Csurgó Czechoslovakia Petra Holubová
Czechoslovakia Markéta Štusková
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 15 May 1994 Budapest, Hungary Clay Hungary Virág Csurgó Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 27 February 1995 Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Belgium Dominique Monami Netherlands Seda Noorlander
Greece Christína Papadáki
6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 2 September 1996 Bratislava, Slovakia Clay Slovakia Denisa Krajčovičová Czech Republic Petra Langrová
Slovakia Radka Zrubáková
0–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 2 February 1997 Prostějov, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Slovakia Denisa Krajčovičová Poland Aleksandra Olsza
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
6–2, 6–3

Grand Slam singles performance 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. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Career SR
Australian Open A A A 3R A NH A A 3R 2R A A 2R A A 1R A 0 / 5
French Open 1R 3R 4R 2R 1R 2R A A 2R 3R 2R A 1R A 1R 2R A 0 / 12
Wimbledon A 3R 3R 4R 2R A A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R A 2R A A 0 / 9
US Open A 3R 3R 3R 2R 2R A A 3R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A 0 / 11
SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 37
Year End Ranking 146 33 11 14 16 43 NR NR 43 116 157 71 153 132 90 181 942

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Pálma Balogh
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
1983
Succeeded by
Mária Ábrahám
Preceded by
Sabina Simmonds
WTA Most Improved Player
1983
Succeeded by
Kathy Jordan