Karen Schimper
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Karen Schimper
Karen Schimper
Full nameKaren Schimper
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1967-05-26) 26 May 1967 (age 54)
Prize money$126,308
Career record112-77
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 75 (23 May 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open4R (1987)
Wimbledon3R (1988)
US Open2R (1987)
Career record34-51
Highest rankingNo. 78 (10 April 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1987)
Wimbledon2R (1989)
US Open1R (1987, 1988)

Karen Schimper (born 26 May 1967) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.


Schimper, who comes from Bloemfontein, began competing on the professional tour in 1986, winning two ITF singles titles.[1]

At the 1987 French Open she made it to the four round, competing as a qualifier. She had with wins over Maria Lindström, Lisa Bonder and Terry Phelps, before being eliminated by Gabriela Sabatini.[2]

Her career best ranking of 75 in the world came in 1988.

ITF finals

$25,000 tournaments
$5-10,000 tournaments

Singles (2-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 July 1986 Boynton Beach, United States Hard United States Sheri Norris 6-0, 6-3
Winner 1. 20 July 1986 Midland, United States Clay New Zealand Ruth Seeman 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 29 November 1986 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg 6-4, 1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 8 December 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard France Marie-Christine Damas 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 22 December 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Elna Reinach 6-2, 3-6, 1-6

Doubles (0-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. June 30, 1986 Tampa, United States Clay United States Brenda Niemeyer United States Katrina Adams
Mexico Heliane Steden
6-4, 1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 24 November 1986 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Janet Kock United States Mary Dailey
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
5-7, 4-6


  1. ^ "Schimper Finds Her First Trip To U.s. A Profitable Activity". Sun-Sentinel. 14 July 1986. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Feinstein, John (31 May 1987). "Arias Coming Back". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2018.

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