Yvonne Vermaak
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Yvonne Vermaak

Yvonne Vermaak
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1956-12-18) 18 December 1956 (age 64)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1+12 in) [1]
PlaysRight-handed [1]
Career record184-172
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open4R (1982)
WimbledonSF (1983)
US Open3R (1984)
Career record111-129
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1982, 1983, 1984)
French OpenSF (1982)
WimbledonQF (1982, 1985, 1986)
US OpenQF (1981)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1982)
US Open3R (1984)

Yvonne Vermaak (born 18 December 1956) is a former tour tennis player who represented her native South Africa.

Vermaak's best result was reaching the semi-finals of the 1983 Wimbledon Championships, defeating Virginia Wade in the quarter-finals.

In 1977 she won the All England Plate, a competition for players who were defeated in the first three rounds of the Wimbledon singles competition. In the final she defeated Sue Mappin in straight sets.

Late in her playing career, Vermaak became an American citizen.[]

Vermaak played USTA Master's tennis. Representing Illinois, she was the 1992 Singles Champion of the USTA National Women's Indoor Championships in Homewood for 35s. In 1993, Yvonne Vermaak was the 25s Singles Champion, and again she was the 25s Singles Champion in 1994. In 1995, Vermaak moved to doubles, winning the 25s and 35s doubles with Ann Kiyomura-Hayashi of California. The 1995 Championships was Vermaak's last USTA Championships win.

Career finals

Singles 6 (4-2)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jun 1977 Beckenham, England Grass United Kingdom Michelle Tyler 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Loss 1-1 Sep 1978 San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Hard United States Stacy Margolin 5-7, 1-6
Loss 1-2 Jan 1982 Fort Myers, Florida, U.S. Hard South Korea Lee Duk-hee 0-6, 3-6
Win 2-2 Mar 1983 Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hard Canada Carling Bassett 6-3, 7-5
Win 3-2 Sep 1983 Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Hard United States Felicia Raschiatore 6-2, 0-6, 7-5
Win 4-2 Sep 1984 Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Hard United States Terry Holladay 6-1, 6-2

Doubles 7 (4-3)

Finals by surface
Hard 2
Clay 2
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 1978 Chichester, England Grass United Kingdom Michelle Tyler United States Janet Newberry
United States Pam Shriver
6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 1981 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Australia Elizabeth Little West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
4-6, 3-6
Win 1-2 May 1982 Perugia, Italy Clay United States Kathy Horvath United States Billie Jean King
South Africa Ilana Kloss
2-6, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 1-3 Nov 1982 Hong Kong Clay South Africa Jennifer Mundel United States Laura duPont
United States Alycia Moulton
2-6, 6-4, 5-7
Win 2-3 Sep 1983 Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Hard Brazil Cláudia Monteiro United Kingdom Amanda Brown
Australia Brenda Remilton
6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Win 3-3 Feb 1984 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Hard Brazil Cláudia Monteiro South Africa Beverly Mould
Australia Elizabeth Sayers
6-7, 6-4, 7-5
Win 4-3 Apr 1984 Miami, Florida, U.S. Clay Brazil Patricia Medrado United States Kate Latham
United States Janet Newberry
6-3, 6-3


  1. ^ a b Bostic, Stephanie, ed. (1979). USTA Player Records 1978. United States Tennis Association (USTA). p. 263.

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