Dianne Van Rensburg
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Dianne Van Rensburg

Dianne Van Rensburg
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1968-04-03) 3 April 1968 (age 52)
Turned pro1985
Retired1995
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money373,959
Singles
Career record176-121
Career titles1 WTA 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (14 January 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1990)
French Open2R (1988, 1990)
Wimbledon2R (1989, 1990)
US Open3R (1990)
Doubles
Career record112-90
Career titles3 WTA 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 27 (12 September 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1989)
French Open3R (1988, 1989)
Wimbledon2R (1986, 1987, 1990, 1993)
US Open2R (1987, 1988, 1990)

Dianne Van Rensburg (born 3 April 1968) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. Known as Dinky, she won one singles title and three doubles titles from 1986 to 1990. She reached a highest singles ranking of No. 26 in January 1991.

WTA Tour finals

Singles 2 (1-1)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (1-1) International (0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 1988 Phoenix, United States Hard Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 3-6, 6-4, 2-6
Win 1. Feb 1990 Wichita, United States Hard (i) France Nathalie Tauziat 2-6, 7-5, 6-2

Doubles 8 (3-5)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Sep 1986 Tulsa, United States Hard United States Camille Benjamin Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
7-6, 7-5
Loss 2. Oct 1987 Athens, Greece Clay United States Kathy Horvath West Germany Andrea Betzner
Austria Judith Wiesner
4-6, 6-7
Win 3. May 1988 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint Sweden Maria Lindström
West Germany Claudia Porwik
6-1, 6-3
Loss 4. Jun 1988 Eastbourne, England Grass New Zealand Belinda Cordwell West Germany Eva Pfaff
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
3-6, 6-7
Loss 5. Aug 1988 San Diego, United States Hard United States Betsy Nagelsen United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
6-7, 4-6
Loss 6. Feb 1990 Washington DC, United States Carpet United States Ann Henricksson United States Zina Garrison
United States Martina Navratilova
0-6, 3-6
Win 7. May 1990 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Australia Louise Field United States Elise Burgin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
5-7, 7-6, 7-5
Loss 8. Oct 1990 Zürich, Switzerland Carpet France Catherine Suire Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
West Germany Eva Pfaff
5-7, 4-6

ITF Finals

Singles (3-2)

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 6 May 1985 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Hard Italy Barbara Romano 1-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 6 January 1986 Key Biscayne, United States Hard Soviet Union Natalia Egorova 6-4, 6-0
Winner 3. 17 November 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Rene Mentz 6-3, 6-1
Winner 4. 24 November 1986 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Karen Schimper 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 10 October 1994 Sedona, United States Hard United States Elly Hakami 5-7, 6-1, 5-7

Doubles (2-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 20 January 1986 San Antonio, United States Hard United Kingdom Clare Wood Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Netherlands Marianne van der Torre
5-7, 7-6(7-4), 4-6
Runner-up 2. 21 April 1986 Taranto, Italy Hard Netherlands Nanette Schutte Czechoslovakia Hana Fukárková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
5-7, 0-6
Runner-up 3. 17 November 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Mary Dailey South Africa Elna Reinach
South Africa Monica Reinach
6-1, 1-6, 3-6
Winner 4. 24 November 1986 Pretoria, South Africa Hard United States Mary Dailey South Africa Janet Kock
South Africa Karen Schimper
7-5, 6-4
Winner 5. 18 January 1988 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Elna Reinach South Africa Linda Barnard
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
3-6, 6-4, 6-4

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