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Jill Hetherington
Jill Hetherington-Hultquist
Country (sports) Canada
Born (1964-10-27) October 27, 1964 (age 55)
Brampton, Ontario
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1997
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of Florida
Prize moneyUS$798,040
Singles
Career record95-113
Career titles1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 64 (February 29, 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French OpenQ1 (1984, 1985)
Wimbledon1R (1988, 1989, 1991)
US Open3R (1988)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1984, 1988)
Doubles
Career record351-223
Career titles14 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 6 (March 27, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1989)
French Open3R (1984, 1992)
WimbledonSF (1986)
US OpenF (1988)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1988, 1996)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1993, 1996)
French OpenF (1995)
WimbledonQF (1991)
US OpenSF (1992, 1994)

Jill Hetherington-Hultquist (born October 27, 1964) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She played college tennis for the University of Florida, and was women's tennis head coach at the University of Washington until May 2014.[1]

Early years

Hetherington was born in Brampton, Ontario in 1964.

College career

She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Andy Brandi's Florida Gators women's tennis team from 1984 to 1987. While playing for the Gators, she won four straight Southeastern Conference (SEC) singles championships, three as the team's No. 2 singles player, and once as the No. 1 singles player. She also won three consecutive SEC doubles championships from 1985 to 1987. Hultquist was recognized as a four-time first-team All-SEC selection and received four All-American honors.[2] She was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1999.[3]

Professional career

After turning professional, she won one singles title and fourteen doubles titles on the WTA Tour during her career. Her best Grand Slam results were reaching the women's doubles final at the 1988 US Open and the 1989 Australian Open, and the mixed doubles final at the 1995 French Open.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1988 US Open Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
6-4, 6-1
Loss 1989 Australian Open Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1995 French Open Clay South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager Latvia Larisa Savchenko Neiland
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7-6(10-8), 7-6(7-4)

WTA Tour Finals

Singles (1-0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 7 February 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Hard United States Katrina Adams 6-1, 6-1

Doubles (14-20)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 July 1984 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hard Canada Hélène Pelletier United States Penny Mager
United States Kylie Copeland
6-3, 2-6, 7-6(7)
Runner-up 1. 7 December 1987 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint Argentina Mercedes Paz
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 2. 7 December 1987 Guarujá, Brazil Hard Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Katrina Adams
United States Cheryl Jones
4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Winner 2. 31 January 1988 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
6-2, 6-1
Winner 3. 7 February 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Hard United States Patty Fendick New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
New Zealand Julie Richardson
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 31 July 1988 Aptos, United States Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Ronni Reis
South Africa Lise Gregory
3-6, 4-6
Winner 4. 7 August 1988 San Diego, United States Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Betsy Nagelsen
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
7-6(10), 6-4
Winner 5. 14 August 1988 Los Angeles, United States Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
7-6(2), 5-7, 6-4
Runner-up 4. 29 August 1988 US Open Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
4-6, 1-6
Winner 6. 16 October 1988 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 5. 2 January 1989 Brisbane, Australia Hard United States Patty Fendick Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Czech Republic Helena Suková
7-6(4), 1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 6. 16 January 1989 Australian Open Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Winner 7. 5 February 1989 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Patty Fendick Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Janine Thompson
6-4, 6-4
Winner 8. 20 February 1989 California, United States Carpet (i) United States Patty Fendick Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
7-5, 3-6, 6-2
Runner-up 7. 27 February 1989 San Antonio, United States Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Katrina Adams
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 1-6, 4-6
Winner 9. 23 April 1989 Tokyo, Japan Hard Australia Elizabeth Smylie United States Ann Hendricksson
United States Beth Herr
6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 8. 29 January 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Robin White Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
6-3, 3-6, 6-7
Winner 10. 22 April 1990 Singapore Hard United Kingdom Jo Durie France Pascale Paradis
France Catherine Suire
6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 9. 5 November 1990 Indianapolis, United States Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 10. 18 February 1991 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams United States Meredith McGrath
United States Anne Smith
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 11. 31 March 1991 San Antonio, United States Hard United States Kathy Rinaldi United States Patty Fendick
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
6-7(2), 2-6
Winner 11. 21 April 1991 Houston, United States Clay United States Kathy Rinaldi United States Patty Fendick
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Winner 12. 4 August 1991 San Diego, United States Hard United States Kathy Rinaldi United States Gigi Fernández
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Runner-up 12. 6 October 1991 Leipzig, Germany Carpet (i) United States Kathy Rinaldi Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
France Isabelle Demongeot
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 13. 2 February 1992 Auckland, New Zaeland Hard United States Kathy Rinaldi South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
Italy Raffaella Reggi
6-1, 1-6, 5-7
Runner-up 14. 1 March 1992 Indian Wells, United States Hard United States Kathy Rinaldi Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Stephanie Rehe
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 15. 22 March 1992 Miami, United States Hard United States Kathy Rinaldi Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5-7, 7-5, 3-6
Runner-up 16. 19 April 1992 Houston, United States Clay United States Kathy Rinaldi United States Patty Fendick
United States Gigi Fernández
5-7, 4-6
Runner-up 17. 7 February 1993 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Kathy Rinaldi France Isabelle Demongeot
South Africa Elna Reinach
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 18. 21 March 1993 Miami, United States Hard United States Kathy Rinaldi Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
2-6, 5-7
Runner-up 19. 23 May 1993 Strasbourg, France Clay United States Kathy Rinaldi United States Shaun Stafford
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
7-6(5), 3-6, 4-6
Winner 13. 5 February 1995 Auckland, New Zealand Hard South Africa Elna Reinach Italy Laura Golarsa
Netherlands Caroline Vis
7-6(5), 6-2
Winner 14. 19 November 1995 Pattaya, Thailand Hard Australia Kristine Kunce Australia Kristin Godridge
Japan Nana Miyagi
2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 20. 1 January 1996 Auckland, Australia Hard Australia Kristine Kunce Belgium Els Callens
France Julie Halard-Decugis
1-6, 0-6

ITF Finals

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (1-0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 20 April 1992 Baltimore, United States Hard United States Carol Christian 6-1, 6-4

Doubles (6-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1 July 1983 Pennsylvania, United States Hard Chile Germaine Ohaco United States Lisa Kearney-Vitalis
United States Debbie Robb
7-6, 6-4
Winner 2. 15 July 1985 Landskrona, Sweden Clay United States Jaime Kaplan Australia Louise Field
Australia Janine Thompson
7-5, 6-2
Winner 3. 28 September 1987 Bethesda, United States Hard Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis United States Dena Levy
United States Jane Thomas
6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 4. 24 September 1990 Chicago, United States Hard United States Mary-Lou Daniels United States Katrina Adams
United States Lynn Nabors
4-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 14 October 1990 Salisbury, United States Hard United States Penny Barg United States Dierdre Herman
United States Lisa Raymond
6-3, 6-1
Winner 6. 20 October 1996 Hayward, United States Hard United States Kathy Rinaldi Australia Annabel Ellwood
Argentina Mercedes Paz
7-5, 6-2
Winner 7. 27 October 1996 Houston, United States Hard United States Kathy Rinaldi United States Shannan McCarthy
United States Meilen Tu
6-1, 6-3

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