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Gretchen Rush
Gretchen Rush
Full nameGretchen Anne Rush
Country (sports) United States
Born (1964-02-07) February 7, 1964 (age 57)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Turned proMay 26, 1986 [2]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)[1][2]
CollegeTrinity
Prize moneyUS$ 746,628
Singles
Career record191-139
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 22 (March 12, 1990) [2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1987, 1991)
French OpenQF (1983)
WimbledonQF (1989)
US OpenQF (1982)
Doubles
Career record193-141
Highest rankingNo. 18 (October 29, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1988)
French Open3R (1989, 1990)
WimbledonQF (1986, 1991, 1992)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open3R (1986, 1987)
WimbledonF (1988)

Gretchen Anne Rush (born February 7, 1964), also known by her married name Gretchen Magers, is a former professional tennis player from the United States who was active in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Rush played tennis at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas from 1983 to 1986, where she was a four-time All-American. While at Trinity, she won the Broderick Award (now the Honda Sports Award) as the nation's top collegiate tennis player in 1986.[3][4]

During her career, Rush reached the singles quarter-finals at Wimbledon, the US Open and the French Open. She won three top-level singles titles: Auckland in 1987, Schenectady in 1988, and Moscow in 1989, and she reached a career-high singles ranking of no. 22 on March 12, 1990.[2] She was runner-up in the 1988 mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering Kelly Jones.

Rush retired from the professional tour in 1992, but has continued to play in seniors events.

In 2016, she was inducted into the Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.[5]

WTA Tour finals

Singles 4 (3-1)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Feb 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Terry Phelps 6-2, 6-3
Win 2. Jul 1988 Schenectady, New York, US Hard United States Terry Phelps 7-6, 6-4
Win 3. Oct 1989 Moscow, USSR Hard Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva 6-3, 6-4
Loss 4. Jun 1990 Eastbourne, England Grass United States Martina Navratilova 0-6, 2-6

Doubles 13 (4-9)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 2
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 2
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jul 1986 Newport, Rhode Island, US Grass United States Cammy MacGregor United States Terry Holladay
United States Heather Ludloff
1-6, 7-6, 3-6
Loss 2. Feb 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Australia Elizabeth Minter United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
New Zealand Julie Richardson
4-6, 5-7
Loss 3. Mar 1989 Indian Wells, US Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 7-6, 3-6
Loss 4. May 1989 Berlin, Germany Clay South Africa Lise Gregory Australia Liz Smylie
Australia Janine Tremelling
7-5, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 5. May 1989 Strasbourg, France Clay South Africa Lise Gregory Argentina Mercedes Paz
Austria Judith Wiesner
3-6, 3-6
Loss 6. Aug 1989 San Diego, California, US Hard United States Robin White United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
6-4, 3-6, 3-6
Loss 7. Jun 1990 Birmingham, England Grass South Africa Lise Gregory Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Win 8. Jul 1990 Newport, Rhode Island, US Grass South Africa Lise Gregory United States Patty Fendick
United States Anne Smith
7-6, 6-1
Win 9. Sep 1990 Leipzig, Germany Carpet South Africa Lise Gregory Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United Kingdom Jo Durie
6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Win 10. Oct 1990 Moscow, Russia Carpet United States Robin White Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova
6-2, 6-4
Win 11. Feb 1991 Aurora, Colorado, US Hard South Africa Lise Gregory United States Patty Fendick
United States Lori McNeil
6-4, 6-4
Loss 12. Aug 1991 Manhattan Beach, US Hard United States Robin White Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
1-6, 6-2, 2-6
Loss 13. Nov 1992 Oakland, California, US Carpet South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Gigi Fernández
Commonwealth of Independent States Natalia Zvereva
6-3, 2-6, 4-6

Mixed doubles 1 (0-1)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 0
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jul 1988 Wimbledon, England Grass United States Kelly Jones United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Zina Garrison
1-6, 6-7

References

  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1991). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1991. London: Collins Willow. p. 271. ISBN 9780002184038.
  2. ^ a b c d Renée Bloch Shallouf, ed. (1994). 1994 WTA Media Guide. Women's Tennis Association (WTA). p. 176.
  3. ^ "Head Coach Gretchen Rush". Trinity (TX). Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Gretchen Rush". itahalloffame.org. Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

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