Jenny Byrne
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Jenny Byrne

Jenny Byrne
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1967-02-25) 25 February 1967 (age 54)
Perth, Australia
Prize moneyUS$ 515,140
Singles
Career record197-199 (49.7%)
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (22 May 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1988, 1992)
French Open3R (1986,1988)
Wimbledon2R (1994)
US Open3R (1993)
Doubles
Career record185-170 (52.1%)
Career titles2 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 27 (24 October 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1987, 1988, 1996)
French OpenSF (1987)
WimbledonQF (1986)
US OpenQF (1988, 1989)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1989)
French Open3R (1984, 1987)
WimbledonF (1989)
US OpenQF (1986, 1987)

Jenny Byrne (born 25 February 1967) is a former tennis player from Australia who turned professional in 1987 and retired from the tour in 1997. Her career-high world rankings were world No. 45 in singles (in 1989) and world No. 27 in doubles (in 1988).

Byrne finished runner-up in the mixed-doubles competition at Wimbledon in 1989, partnering Mark Kratzmann. In 1992, she won the Women's Tennis Association's 'Comeback Player of the Year' award. As a junior player, Byrne won the girls' singles title at the Australian Open and finished runner-up in the girls' singles at Wimbledon in 1985.

Grand Slam tournament finals

Mixed doubles: 1 (runner-up)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1989 Wimbledon, England Grass Australia Mark Kratzmann Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Jim Pugh
4-6, 7-5, 4-6

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 12 March 1989 Indian Wells, United States Hard Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 4-6, 1-6
Loss 2. 14 June 1992 Birmingham, England Grass Netherlands Brenda Schultz 2-6, 2-6

Doubles: 9 (2 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam 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 No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 25 May 1986 Lugano, Switzerland Clay Australia Janine Thompson United States Elise Burgin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
2-6, 3-6
Loss 2. 5 January Sydney, Australia Clay Australia Janine Thompson United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Elizabeth Smylie
7-6, 5-7, 1-6
Win 1. 26 October 1987 Indianapolis, United States Hard (i) Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai United States Beverly Bowes
United States Hu Na
6-2, 6-3
Loss 3. 2 May 1988 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Janine Thompson Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
3-6, 6-4, 5-7
Loss 4. 16 May 1988 Strasbourg, France Clay Australia Janine Thompson Australia Nicole Bradtke
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
5-7, 7-6(11), 3-6
Win 2. 23 October 1988 Nashville, United States Hard Australia Janine Thompson United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
7-5, 6-7, 6-4
Loss 5. 9 January 1994 Brisbane, Australia Hard Australia Rachel McQuillan Italy Laura Golarsa
Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
3-6, 1-6
Loss 6. 15 January 1994 Hobart, Australia Hard Australia Rachel McQuillan United States Linda Wild
United States Chanda Rubin
5-7, 6-4, 6-7
Loss 7. 6 February 1994 Auckland, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Julie Richardson Canada Patricia Hy-Boulais
Argentina Mercedes Paz
4-6, 6-7

ITF finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (4-1)

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 October 1984 Wyong, Australia Grass New Zealand Michelle Parun 6-2, 6-2
Winner 2. 25 August 1991 Tarakan, Indonesia Hard Indonesia Tanya Soemarno 6-0, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 10 November 1991 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Louise Field 4-6, 4-6
Winner 3. 17 November 1991 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Kristin Godridge 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Winner 4. 8 December 1991 Perth, Australia Hard Australia Kate McDonald 6-2, 6-4

Doubles (3-1)

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 October 1983 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Australia Amanda Tobin Australia Nerida Gregory
Australia Bernadette Randall
6-7, 6-7
Winner 1. 31 October 1983 Tamworth, Australia Hard Australia Amanda Tobin Australia Debbie Mills
New Zealand Chris Newton
5-7, 6-2, 7-5
Winner 2. 7 October 1991 Matsuyama, Japan Hard Hong Kong Paulette Moreno Philippines Jennifer Saret
China Yi Jing-Qian
1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Winner 3. 4 December 1995 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Catherine Barclay South Africa Mareze Joubert
Australia Joanne Limmer
6-1, 6-3

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