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Renata Baranski
Renata Marcinkowska
Full nameRenata Marcinkowska
Country (sports) Poland
 United States
Born (1965-02-24) 24 February 1965 (age 55)
Szczecin, Poland
Prize money$170,727
Singles
Career record140-127
Highest rankingNo. 116 (November 12, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1989, 1991)
French Open2R (1991)
Wimbledon1R (1990)
US Open1R (1990, 1991)
Doubles
Career record65-83
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1991)
French Open1R (1991)
Wimbledon1R (1991)
US Open1R (1991)

Renata Marcinkowska (born 24 February 1965) is a Polish-American former professional tennis player. She competed during her professional tennis career as Renata Baranski.

Biography

Born in Szczecin, Marcinkowska left Poland in 1981 to compete in the United States.[1] Once there she received a scholarship to the Oklahoma State University, where she was an All-American collegiate tennis player. While at Oklahoma State she got married and became known as Renata Baranski. She graduated with a psychology degree in 1987, after which she joined the professional tour.[2]

Her best performances on the WTA Tour include a semi-final finish at Guaruja in 1989, as well as quarter-final appearances at both the 1989 OTB Open in Schenectady and the 1991 Virginia Slims of Oklahoma. As a doubles player she made a WTA Tour final at the 1991 Nivea Cup in São Paulo, where she and Laura Glitz finished runners-up.[3]

Marcinkowska featured in the main draw of all four grand slam tournaments.[4]

Becoming a naturalized US citizen in 1991, Marcinkowska now lives in South Carolina and works as a teaching professional. She trains players on a dual surface court she invented, which is one half hard and the other clay.[5]

WTA Tour finals

Doubles (0-1)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss December, 1991 São Paulo, Brazil Tier V Clay United States Laura Glitz Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
Argentina Mercedes Paz
2-6, 2-6

ITF finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: (3-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 June 1986 Miramar, United States Hard United States Ronni Reis 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 2. 22 June 1986 Fayetteville, United States Hard South Korea Lee Jeong-soon 4-6, 6-4, 2-6
Winner 1. 28 June 1987 Augusta, United States Hard United States Shaun Stafford 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4
Winner 2. 17 July 1988 Greensboro, United States Clay United States Kim Kessaris 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Winner 3. 31 July 1988 Evansville, United States Clay United States Pamela Jung 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 5 March 1989 Miami, United States Hard United States Andrea Farley 4-6, 1-6

Doubles: (3-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 13 July 1986 Boynton Beach, United States Hard Australia Robyn Lamb United States Jennifer Fuchs
United States Kathrin Keil
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 18 January 1987 Miami, United States Hard United States Deeann Hansel United States Cheryl Jones
United States Rochelle Morrisson
5-7, 6-7
Runner-up 2. 20 June 1988 Mobile, United States Hard Australia Robyn Lamb South Korea Kim Il-soon
South Korea Lee Jeong-myung
5-7, 2-6
Winner 2. 10 July 1989 Greensboro, United States Clay United States Courtney Allen Denmark Sofie Albinus
United States Shawn Foltz
2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Winner 3. 15 October 1989 Mobile, United States Hard United States Sandy Collins United States Kathy Foxworth
United States Vincenza Procacci
6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 26 February 1990 Key Biscayne, United States Hard South Africa Linda Barnard United States Jennifer Fuchs
Sweden Maria Strandlund
4-6, 4-6

References

  1. ^ "Cowgirls' Baranski Big Eight Champion Reunion With Parents Worth Waiting For". The Oklahoman. April 25, 1987. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Renata Marcinkowska". USTA South Carolina. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Sao Paulo - 02 December - 08 December 1991". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Fanning, Dan (July 6, 2017). "Socastee tennis star discusses playing on the game's grandest stage". KPTV. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Tomasic, Megan (January 16, 2017). "Myrtle Beach tennis hall of famer changing the game with a first-in-the-U.S. tool". Myrtle Beach Sun News. Retrieved 2018.

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