Renata Marcinkowska
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Renata Marcinkowska
Renata Marcinkowska
Full nameRenata Marcinkowska
Country (sports) Poland
 United States
Born (1965-02-24) 24 February 1965 (age 56)
Szczecin, Poland
Prize money$170,727
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)
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.


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, then joined the professional tour.[2]

Her best performances on the WTA Tour include the semifinals at Guaruja in 1989 as well as the quarterfinals 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 as runners-up.[3]

Marcinkowska played in the main draw of all four Grand Slam.[4]

Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1991, Marcinkowska 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, Florida, 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, Georgia, United States Hard United States Shaun Stafford 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4
Winner 2. 17 July 1988 Greensboro, North Carolina, United States Clay United States Kim Kessaris 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Winner 3. 31 July 1988 Evansville, Indiana, United States Clay United States Pamela Jung 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 5 March 1989 Miami, Florida, 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, Florida, 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, Florida, 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, Alabama, 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, North Carolina, 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, Alabama, 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, Florida, United States Hard South Africa Linda Barnard United States Jennifer Fuchs
Sweden Maria Strandlund
4-6, 4-6


  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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