Sara Gomer
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Sara Gomer
Sara Gomer
Full nameSara Louise Gomer
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born (1964-05-13) 13 May 1964 (age 57)
Torquay, Devon, England
Prize money$332.445
Career record153-163
Career titles1 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (26 September 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1985)
French Open2R (1987, 1989, 1992)
Wimbledon2R (1985-86, 1988-90)
US Open3R (1991)
Career record28-80
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 149 (21 December 1986)

Sara Louise Gomer (born 13 May 1964) is a former tennis player from Great Britain. A left-hander,[1] she competed for her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. She won two singles titles on the ITF Circuit, and reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour on 26 September 1988, when she became number 46 in the world. Gomer won one WTA singles title, the 1988 Northern California Open. She became the last British WTA title-winner until Heather Watson won 2012 HP Open. She also participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics.

She played in four editions of the Wightman Cup, playing five singles and four doubles matches, which were all losses, from 1986 to 1989.[2] When she lost in the first round of the 1985 U.S. Open, her opponent Mary Joe Fernández, aged 14 years and 8 days, became the youngest player to win a main draw match at any U.S. Open.[3]

Gomer retired from competitive tennis in 1992. Soon afterwards she married John Palombo, an IT expert. They have three children. She now only plays tennis occasionally.[4]

WTA Tour finals

Singles (1 title)

Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Virginia Slims (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (1/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 31 July 1988 Aptos, U.S. Hard United States Robin White 6-4, 7-5


  1. ^ "For Tim and Andy it all started at the Torbay Open!". This is Devon. Northcliffe Media. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Wightman Cup Results Match Breakdown". Website Baker. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Sara Events in History". BrainyHistory. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Simon Briggs, The Daily Telegraph, 15 Oct 2012, Online

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