Camille Benjamin
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Camille Benjamin
Camille Benjamin
Full name
Country (sports) United States
Born (1966-02-06) February 6, 1966 (age 54)
Cleveland, Ohio
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$663,698
Career record262-298
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 27 (October 15, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1987, 1989)
French OpenSF (1984)
Wimbledon3R (1983, 1984)
US Open3R (1985, 1986, 1989)
Career record147-246
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 72 (February 27, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1988)
French OpenQF (1984)
Wimbledon3R (1984)
US Open3R (1991)

Camille Benjamin (born June 22, 1966) is an American former professional tennis player.

Benjamin played on the WTA tour from 1981 to 1994. She reached the semifinals of the French Open in 1984, defeating Cláudia Monteiro, Jamie Golder, Catrin Jexell, Sabrina Gole? and Lisa Bonder before losing to Chris Evert.

Benjamin is the daughter of Panamanian immigrants. Her father, Carl Benjamin, was a math professor at Bakersfield College and had played college tennis at Central State College in Xenia, Ohio.

WTA Tour finals

Singles 2

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. September 15, 1985 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard (o) United States Stephanie Rehe 2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. October 18, 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA Hard (o) United States Stephanie Rehe 5-7, 6-7

Doubles 3 (1-2)

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 3, 1985 Marco Island, Florida, USA Hard United States Bonnie Gadusek United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
2-6, 6-1, 0-6
Winner 2. September 28, 1986 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Hard (o) South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
7-6, 7-5
Runner-up 3. October 27, 1991 San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA Hard (o) Belgium Sabine Appelmans Japan Rika Hiraki
Argentina Florencia Labat
3-6, 3-6

ITF titles (1)

Singles (1)

No. Date Location Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. July 20, 1987 Schenectady, NY, USA Hard United States Vicki Nelson-Dunbar 6-2, 6-3


  • Sundiata A. Djata. Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis Vol. 1, p. 78-79.

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