Rosalyn Fairbank
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Rosalyn Fairbank
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
United States United States
Born (1960-11-02) 2 November 1960 (age 60)
Durban, South Africa
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,639,135
Career record383-320
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 15 (16 April 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1982, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1992)
French Open4R (1985)
WimbledonQF (1988, 1989)
US Open4R (1982, 1989)
Career record417-260
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 12 (21 December 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1983)
French OpenW (1981, 1983)
WimbledonSF (1981)
US OpenF (1983)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1986)

Rosalyn Doris Fairbank-Nideffer (born 2 November 1960) is a retired professional tennis player from South Africa. She played her first grand slam in 1979, with her last appearance coming as late as 1997. She won a WTA Tour singles event in Richmond in 1983 and numerous doubles titles, with the highlight being her Grand Slam titles at the 1981 French Open with Tanya Harford and 1983 with Candy Reynolds. She won 317 singles and 472 doubles matches on the tour during her long career.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1981 French Open Clay South Africa Tanya Harford United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
6-1, 6-3
Win 1983 French Open (2) Clay United States Candy Reynolds United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Loss 1983 U.S. Open Hard United States Candy Reynolds United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-7, 6-1, 6-3

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1986 French Open Clay Australia Mark Edmondson United States Ken Flach
United States Kathy Jordan
3-6, 7-6, 6-3

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