Elise Burgin

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Elise Burgin
Country (sports) United States
Born (1962-03-05) March 5, 1962 (age 57)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Turned pro1980
Retired1993
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize moneyUS$750,831
Singles
Career record158–194
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 22 (December 31, 1985)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1989)
French Open2R (1985, 1986, 1989, 1990)
Wimbledon3R (1985, 1986, 1987)
US Open4R (1982)
Doubles
Career record282–165
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 7 (April 13, 1987)[1]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1989)
French OpenSF (1985)
WimbledonSF (1986)
US OpenSF (1986)

Elise Burgin (born March 5, 1962) is an American former tennis player. Her highest ranking was No. 22 in singles, and her highest world doubles ranking was No. 7.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Burgin, who is Jewish, was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Maryland.[2][3][4]

Tennis career[edit]

Before playing professionally, Burgin was an outstanding singles and doubles player at Stanford University, from which she graduated.[5] A four-time All-American from 1981 to 1984, she teamed with Linda Gates in 1984 to win the NCAA doubles championship.[6][7]

She competed professionally from 1980 to 1993.

In 1982, she reached the 4th round of the US Open (where she was beaten by Bonnie Gadusek), her best performance in singles in a Grand Slam tournament. In 1986, she won her only career singles title at Charleston, South Carolina.[8]

Burgin was a member of the U.S. Federation Cup team in 1985 and 1987. In 1986, Burgin was captain of the US Wightman Cup team.[9]

During her career, she won 11 WTA tournaments, including 10 in doubles.[7] She reached Number 7 in the world in doubles.[1]

After she retired in 1993, Burgin became a tennis commentator.[1]

In 2003, she was inducted into the USTA Mid–Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame.[10]

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 8 (5–3)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. March 10, 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard United States Kathleen Horvath 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. May 3, 1985 Houston, Texas, USA Clay United States Martina Navratilova 4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. April 27, 1986 Isle of Palms, South Carolina, USA Clay Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 4. September 17, 1989 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard Spain Conchita Martínez 6–3, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles 29 (11–18)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 1
Titles by surface
Hard 6
Clay 2
Grass 1
Carpet 2
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. August 11, 1984 US Open Clay Courts, USA Clay United States Joanne Russell South Africa Beverly Mould
United States Paula Smith
2–6, 5–7
Winner 2. March 10, 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard United States Kathleen Horvath South Africa Jennifer Mundel
United States Molly Van Nostrand
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. April 7, 1985 Seabrook Island, USA Clay United States Lori McNeil Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. April 28, 1985 Orlando, Florida, USA Clay United States Kathleen Horvath United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. May 3, 1985 Houston, Texas, USA Clay United States Martina Navratilova Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 6. June 16, 1985 Birmingham, England Grass United States Alycia Moulton United States Terry Holladay
United States Sharon Walsh-Pete
4–6, 7–5, 3–6
Runner-up 7. September 22, 1985 Chicago, Illinois, USA Carpet United States Joanne Russell United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Liz Smylie
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. May 11, 1986 Houston, Texas, USA Clay United States Joanne Russell United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Australia Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 4–6
Winner 9. May 25, 1986 Lugano, Switzerland Clay United States Betsy Nagelsen Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Tremelling
6–2, 6–3
Winner 10. June 15, 1986 Birmingham, England Grass South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Australia Liz Smylie
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 11. August 3, 1986 San Diego, California, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Beth Herr
United States Alycia Moulton
7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 12. September 21, 1986 Tampa, Florida, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Gigi Fernández
United States Kim Sands
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 13. February 1, 1987 Tokyo Women's Doubles, Japan Carpet United States Pam Shriver West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. March 22, 1987 Dallas, Texas, USA Carpet United States Robin White United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Anne White
5–7, 3–6
Winner 15. March 29, 1987 Washington, D.C., USA Carpet United States Pam Shriver United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 16. May 3, 1987 Tampa, Florida, USA Clay South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Chris Evert
Australia Wendy Turnbull
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. August 9, 1987 San Diego, California, USA Hard United States Sharon Walsh-Pete Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
3–6, 4–6
Winner 18. November 8, 1987 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Carpet South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Eva Pfaff
6–4, 6–4
Winner 18. September 18, 1988 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Beth Herr
United States Terry Phelps
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 19. October 23, 1988 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Tremelling
5–7, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. March 5, 1989 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Hard Australia Liz Smylie United States Lori McNeil
United States Betsy Nagelsen
W/O
Runner-up 21. April 23, 1989 Tampa, Florida, USA Clay South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Netherlands Brenda Schultz
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
6–7, 4–6
Winner 22. August 6, 1989 San Diego, California, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Gretchen Magers
United States Robin White
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 23. September 17, 1989 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Penny Barg
United States Mareen Louie-Harper
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 24. September 24, 1989 Dallas, Texas, USA Carpet South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Mary Joe Fernandez
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 25. November 5, 1989 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Carpet South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 26. March 11, 1990 Boca Raton, Florida, USA Hard Australia Wendy Turnbull Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 27. May 27, 1990 European Open, Switzerland Clay United States Betsy Nagelsen Australia Louise Field
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 28. August 12, 1990 San Diego, California, USA Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Patty Fendick
United States Zina Garrison
4–6, 6–7
Winner 29. October 21, 1990 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Hard Canada Helen Kelesi United States Sandy Collins
United States Ronni Reis
6–4, 6–2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Elise Burgin is still an ace, but from a distance - tribunedigital-baltimoresun
  2. ^ Horvitz, P.S. (2007). The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. SPI Books. p. 54. ISBN 9781561719075. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  3. ^ The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports ... - Peter S. Horvitz - Google Books
  4. ^ Jewish Sports Stars (2nd Revised Edition): Athletic Heroes Past and Present - David J. Goldman - Google Books
  5. ^ Hard Courts: Real Life on the Professional Tennis Tours - John Feinstein - Google Books
  6. ^ The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports: Ranked According to Achievement - B. P. Robert Stephen Silverman - Google Books
  7. ^ a b American Doubles- the Trials, the Triumphs, the Domination: What You Didn't ... - Marcia Frost - Google Books
  8. ^ The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports ... - Peter S. Horvitz - Google Books
  9. ^ Stanford University's Official Athletic Site - Women's Tennis - Stanford University
  10. ^ "Hall of Fame profile". Archived from the original on January 22, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2011.

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