Nicole Arendt
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Nicole Arendt
Nicole Arendt
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceSydney, Australia
Born (1969-08-26) August 26, 1969 (age 51)
Somerville, New Jersey, U.S.
Height5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Turned pro1991
Retired2003
PlaysLeft-handed
CollegeUniversity of Florida
Prize moneyUS$1,642,964
Singles
Career record172-131 (56.8%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 49 (June 16, 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1996)
French Open4R (1997)
Wimbledon3R (1996, 1997)
US Open3R (1995)
Doubles
Career record324-171 (65.5%)
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 3 (August 25, 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1996, 2001)
French OpenSF (1995, 2002)
WimbledonF (1997)
US OpenSF (1997)

Nicole J. Arendt (born August 26, 1969) is an American retired professional tennis player. Arendt won sixteen doubles titles in her career. The left-hander reached her highest singles ranking on the WTA Tour on June 16, 1997, when she was ranked 49th in the world. Arendt reached her career-high doubles ranking of No. 3 in the world on August 25, 1997.

Arendt was born in Somerville, New Jersey. She attended the Hun School of Princeton for her high school education.[1]

Arendt received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Andy Brandi's Florida Gators women's tennis team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1988 to 1991.[2] She was a key member of the Gators' NCAA national championship runners-up teams in 1988 and 1990, and received eight All-American honors during her college career.

She turned professional in 1991. Arendt's best Grand Slam doubles result was reaching the finals of the 1997 Wimbledon Championships, partnering with Manon Bollegraf. She and her mixed doubles partner Luke Jensen were the runners-up in the 1996 Australian Open and 1996 French Open. Her highest world doubles ranking was No. 3 on August 25, 1997.

Arendt was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001;[3][4] she graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in public relations in 2003.

Grand Slam finals

Women's doubles: 1 (runner-up)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents Score
1997 Wimbledon Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6-7, 4-6

Mixed doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents Score
1996 Australian Open United States Luke Jensen Latvia Larisa Savchenko Neiland
Australia Mark Woodforde
6-4, 5-7, 0-6
1996 French Open United States Luke Jensen Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Argentina Javier Frana
2-6, 2-6

WTA career finals

Doubles titles: 16

Legend
WTA Championships (2)
Tier I (4)
Tier II (4)
Tier III (3)
Tier IV & V (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 26 April 1993 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Australia Kristine Radford United States Amy deLone
United States Erika deLone
6-3, 6-4
2. 25 April 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Australia Kristine Radford Australia Kerry Anne Guse
Czech Republic Andrea Strnadová
6-2, 6-2
3. 13 February 1995 Oklahoma City, U.S. Hard (i) Italy Laura Golarsa United States Katrina Adams
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
6-4, 6-3
4. 27 March 1995 Hilton Head, U.S. Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
0-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. 10 April 1995 Houston, U.S. Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Germany Wiltrud Probst
Canada Rene Simpson
6-4, 6-2
6. 2 October 1995 Zurich Open, Switzerland Carpet (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Chanda Rubin
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6-4, 6-7(4-7), 6-4
7. 30 October 1995 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7-6(8-6), 4-6, 6-2
8. 20 May 1996 World Doubles Cup, Edinburgh Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6-3, 2-6, 7-6(8-6)
9. 7 October 1996 Porsche Grand Prix, Germany Hard (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6-2, 6-3
10. 17 February 1997 Hanover, Germany Carpet (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Latvia Larisa Neiland
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
4-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-4)
11. 5 May 1997 Rome Masters, Italy Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Spain Conchita Martínez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6-2, 6-4
12. 21 May 1997 World Doubles Cup, Edinburgh Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Australia Rachel McQuillan
Japan Nana Miyagi
6-1, 3-6, 7-5
13. 18 August 1997 US Hardcourt Championships Hard Netherlands Manon Bollegraf France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-2
14. 8 January 2001 Canberra International,
Australia
Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama South Africa Nannie De Villiers
Australia Annabel Ellwood
6-4, 7-6(7-2)
15. 5 March 2001 Indian Wells Masters, U.S. Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6-4, 6-4
16. 31 December 2001 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard South Africa Liezel Huber Czech Republic Kv?ta Hrdli?ková
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
7-5, 6-4

Doubles runner-ups: 16

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 19 August 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Shannan McCarthy Australia Rachel McQuillan
Germany Claudia Porwik
2-6, 4-6
2. 19 April 1993 Malaysian Open Hard (i) Australia Kristine Radford United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
4-6, 6-7(2-7)
3. 18 April 1994 Kallang, Singapore Hard Australia Kristine Radford United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
4-6, 1-6
4. 3 April 1995 Amelia Island Championships, U.S. Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
2-6, 6-3, 2-6
5. 14 October 1996 Zurich Open, Switzerland Carpet (i) Belarus Natasha Zvereva Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
5-7, 4-6
6. 11 November 1996 Philadelphia Championships, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Lori McNeil United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
4-6, 6-3, 3-6
7. 7 April 1997 Amelia Island Championships, U.S. Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Lindsay Davenport
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
3-6, 0-6
8. 16 June 1997 Eastbourne International, UK Grass Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Lori McNeil
Czech Republic Helena Suková
Not played[5]
9. 23 June 1997 Wimbledon, UK Grass Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6-7, 4-6
10. 11 August 1997 Canadian Open, Hard Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6-3, 5-7, 4-6
11. 20 March 2000 Miami Masters, U.S. Hard Netherlands Manon Bollegraf France Julie Halard
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6-4, 5-7, 4-6
12. 1 May 2000 Hamburg Cup, Germany Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Russia Anna Kournikova
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7-6(7-5), 2-6, 4-6
13. 13 November 2000 WTA Championships, New York Carpet (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
2-6, 3-6
14. 23 July 2001 Stanford Classic, U.S. Hard Netherlands Caroline Vis Chinese Taipei Janet Lee
Indonesia Wynne Prakusya
6-3, 3-6, 3-6
15. 6 August 2001 Manhattan Beach Classic, U.S. Hard Netherlands Caroline Vis United States Kimberly Po-Messerli
France Nathalie Tauziat
3-6, 5-7
16. 10 September 2001 Bahia, Brazil Hard Argentina Patricia Tarabini South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Lori McNeil
7-6(10-8), 2-6, 4-6

Performance timeline

Doubles

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W-L
Australian Open A A A A A 2R 1R 3R 2R SF QF A QF 1R SF 3R A 0 / 10 19-10
French Open A A A A A A A A SF QF QF A 2R 3R QF SF 2R 0 / 8 20-8
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 1R SF QF 3R F A QF 2R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 11 20-11
US Open A A A A 1R A 1R 3R 2R QF SF A QF 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 10 14-10
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-3 8-3 9-4 11-4 15-4 0-0 10-4 3-4 7-4 8-4 1-2 0 / 39 73-39
Year-end championships
Tour Championships A A A A A A A A SF A SF A A F A QF A 0 / 4 4-4
Tier I tournaments
Tokyo Not Tier I A A A SF A A A QF SF 1R A 0 / 4 5-3
Indian Wells Not Held Not Tier I A A A A QF W QF A 1 / 3 9-2
Miami Not Tier I A A 1R 1R 2R 2R QF QF A 2R F 1R SF A 0 / 10 14-10
Charleston Not Tier I A A A A A W SF SF A 2R 2R SF 1R A 1 / 7 12-6
Rome Not Tier I A A A A A A A W A 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1 / 5 4-4
Berlin Not Tier I A A A A A A 2R A A QF SF 2R A A 0 / 4 6-4
Montreal / Toronto Not Tier I A A A 1R SF A 2R F A 1R 1R 2R SF A 0 / 8 9-7
Zürich Not Tier I A 1R W F A A A 1R A 1R A 1 / 5 7-4
Moscow Not Held NTI A A A 1R A 1R A 0 / 2 0-2
Boca Raton Not Tier I A 2R Not Tier I Not Held 0 / 1 1-1
Philadelphia Not Held Not Tier I A A QF Not Tier I Not Held 0 / 1 1-1
Career statistics
Year-end ranking N/A 426 N/A N/A 127 146 85 24 11 11 8 N/A 32 11 10 19 313

See also

References

  1. ^ New Jersey Tennis Stars, Hangout NJ. Accessed June 12, 2007. "Nicole Arendt of Somerville turned pro in 1991 and is currently ranked 26 in the world in women's doubles. The Hun School of Princeton graduate holds 16 career Women's Tennis Association (WTA) doubles titles and won the tour sportsmanship award in 1993."
  2. ^ http://gatorzone.com/tennis/women/media/2006/pdf/history/wta_tour.pdf
  3. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Nine Former Gators Enshrined into the Hall of Fame Archived 2012-10-04 at the Wayback Machine," GatorZone.com (April 6, 2001). Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  5. ^ For reasons outside the control of the tournament organizers, the final was not played. The teams in the final split the prize money and WTA Tour points, but neither were granted the title.

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Canada Jill Hetherington
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
1993
Succeeded by
United States Kimberly Po

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