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Andrea Jaeger (/ˈjeɪɡər/ YAY-gər; born June 4, 1965) is a former World No. 2 professional tennis player from the United States
United States
whose brief but highly successful tennis career ended prematurely due to major shoulder injuries. Jaeger reached the singles final of Wimbledon in 1983 and the French Open
French Open
in 1982. She reached the singles semifinals of the Australian Open
Australian Open
in 1982 and of the U.S. Open in 1980 and 1982. She also won 10 singles titles. In mixed doubles, Jaeger won the French Open
French Open
with Jimmy Arias in 1981. During her career, Jaeger won U.S. $1.4 million in prize money and millions more in endorsements. After retirement in 1987, she has prominently dedicated her life to public service, charities, and philanthropy. In 2006, she became "Sister Andrea" as a member of the Anglican Order of Preachers. She is a member of the Episcopal Church and based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, U.S.[3]

Contents

1 Tennis
Tennis
career 2 Philanthropy 3 Major finals

3.1 Grand Slam finals

3.1.1 Singles: 2 runner-ups 3.1.2 Mixed doubles: 1 title

3.2 Year-End Championships finals

3.2.1 Singles: 1 runner-up

4 WTA career finals

4.1 Singles: 36 (10–26) 4.2 Doubles: 6 (4–2)

5 Grand Slam singles performance timeline 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Tennis
Tennis
career[edit] While a student at Stevenson High School in suburban Chicago, Jaeger was the top ranked player in the United States
United States
in the 18-and-under age group. She won 13 U.S. national junior titles, including the most prominent junior titles in tennis: the 1979 Orange Bowl and 1979 Boca Raton. In 1980 (at the age of 15 years, 19 days), she became the youngest player ever to be seeded at Wimbledon,[4] a record that was broken by Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
in 1990. After defeating former champion Virginia Wade, she became the youngest quarter-finalist in the history of the tournament.[5] Later in the year, she became the youngest semifinalist in US Open history. In 1981, Jaeger won the U.S. Clay Court Championships, defeating Virginia Ruzici
Virginia Ruzici
in the final. At the French Open
French Open
in 1982, Jaeger defeated Chris Evert
Chris Evert
in a semifinal 6–3, 6–1 but lost the final to Martina Navratilova. She then reached the semifinals of both the US Open and the Australian Open, losing both matches to Evert in straight sets. At Wimbledon in 1983, Jaeger defeated six-time Wimbledon singles champion Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–1 in a semifinal on Centre Court, which was King's last career singles match at that tournament and her most lopsided singles defeat ever at Wimbledon.[6] Jaeger then lost the final to Navratilova. In 2003, Jaeger said that the night before the final, she had a heated argument with her father[7] over practicing and was locked out of her apartment by him. Eventually, Jaeger asked Navratilova to convince her father to let her back in. She stated that emotional fatigue might have contributed to her lackluster performance in the final.[7] On July 4, 2008, Jaeger claimed in the British paper The Daily Mail
The Daily Mail
that she threw the final against Navratilova.[8] Jaeger competed in the tennis demonstration event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (tennis was re-introduced as an Olympic sport in 1988). In 2006, Jaeger exchanged gifts with an Army Ranger serving in the Iraq War. He gave her his dog tags, and she gave him her Olympic ring.[9] Jaeger's career win-loss record against other top players was 3–17 against Evert, 4–11 against Navratilova, 2–8 against Tracy Austin, 6–8 against Hana Mandlíková, and 2–4 against Pam Shriver. In an interview in 2003, Jaeger stated that she was never committed to being the top ranked player in the world and tanked matches to avoid the top spot.[10][11] As she rose toward the top of the game, she started visiting hospitals during tournaments. She stated that she found it, in the words of a USA Today
USA Today
columnist, "difficult to reconcile the narrow-minded focus of a top tennis player with her desire to help others."[12] Jaeger won eight of the nine singles matches she played for the U.S. in Fed Cup. She also won two of the three Wightman Cup
Wightman Cup
singles matches she played for the U.S.[13] A major shoulder injury at the age of 19 ended Jaeger's career prematurely in 1985. Seeing this career-ending injury as a door to a spiritual awakening, she went to college and obtained a degree in theology. Philanthropy[edit] Jaeger used her winnings from tennis to create the Silver Lining Foundation with her close friend and business partner Heidi Bookout in 1990. Located in Aspen, Colorado, the organization transported groups of young cancer patients to Aspen for a week of support and activities, including horseback riding and whitewater rafting. The foundation also provided money for reunions, family campouts, college scholarships, medical internships, and other programs for children who could not travel. The organization had other powerful backers, both in the world of sports and elsewhere. The first contributor was John McEnroe. Many high-profile celebrities were also involved, including Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, and David Robinson. In 1996, Jaeger received the Samuel S. Beard Award for Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.[14] Jaeger's autobiography, First Service, was published in 2004. In the book she wrote about her teenage years as a tennis player and her later decision to focus on serving God. All proceeds from the book were donated to children's charities. Jaeger has since established the "Little Star Foundation", reaching on average 4,000 kids annually. She has moved from Aspen to a much larger 220-acre (0.89 km2) property in Hesperus, Colorado, where she will be able to expand her programs.[12] On September 16, 2006, at the age of 41, Jaeger became Sister Andrea, an Anglican Dominican nun.[15] She reportedly left the order in 2009.[16] In April 2007, Jaeger and several former athletes, including Andre Agassi, Lance Armstrong, Tony Hawk, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Muhammad Ali, appeared on the American morning television talk show Good Morning America to announce their formation of a new charity entitled "Athletes for Hope" with the goal of encouraging their fellow athletes to think philanthropically.[17][18] Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
describes Jaeger as a superstar turned superhero.[19] Major finals[edit] Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles: 2 runner-ups[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1982 French Open Clay Martina Navratilova 6–7(6–8), 1–6

Runner-up 1983 Wimbledon Grass Martina Navratilova 0–6, 3–6

Mixed doubles: 1 title[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1981 French Open Clay Jimmy Arias Betty Stöve Fred McNair 7–6, 6–4

Year-End Championships finals[edit] Singles: 1 runner-up[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1981 New York City Carpet (I) Martina Navratilova 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

WTA career finals[edit] Singles: 36 (10–26)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)

WTA Tour Championships (0–1)

Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (10–23)

Titles by Surface

Hard (3–7)

Grass (1–3)

Clay (2–9)

Carpet (4–7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1. January 14, 1980 Las Vegas Hard (i) Barbara Potter 7–6, 4–6, 6–1

Runner-up 1. March 31, 1980 Edmond Clay Regina Maršíková 2–6, 2–6

Winner 2. June 2, 1980 Beckenham Grass Jo Durie 6–0, 6–1

Runner-up 2. August 4, 1980 Indianapolis Clay Chris Evert-Lloyd 4–6, 3–6

Runner-up 3. August 18, 1980 Mahwah Hard Hana Mandlíková 7–6(7–0), 2–6, 2–6

Winner 3. September 15, 1980 Las Vegas Hard (i) Hana Mandlíková 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

Runner-up 4. October 13, 1980 Deerfield Beach Hard Chris Evert-Lloyd 4–6, 1–6

Winner 4. November 10, 1980 Tampa Hard Tracy Austin w/o

Runner-up 5. January 7, 1981 Landover Carpet (i) Tracy Austin 2–6, 2–6

Winner 5. January 12, 1981 Kansas City Carpet (i) Martina Navratilova 3–6, 6–3, 7–5

Winner 6. February 9, 1981 Oakland Carpet (i) Virginia Wade 6–3, 6–1

Runner-up 6. March 2, 1981 Los Angeles Carpet (i) Martina Navratilova 4–6, 0–6

Runner-up 7. March 22, 1981 Avon Championships Carpet (i) Martina Navratilova 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

Runner-up 8. April 27, 1981 Orlando Clay Martina Navratilova 5–7, 3–6

Runner-up 9. June 15, 1981 Eastbourne Grass Tracy Austin 3–6, 4–6

Winner 7. August 3, 1981 Indianapolis Clay Virginia Ruzici 6–1, 6–0

Runner-up 10. October 12, 1981 Deerfield Beach Hard Chris Evert-Lloyd 6–4, 3–6, 0–6

Runner-up 11. November 16, 1981 Perth Grass Pam Shriver 1–6, 6–7

Runner-up 12. January 18, 1982 Seattle Carpet (i) Martina Navratilova 2–6, 0–6

Winner 8. February 1, 1982 Detroit Carpet (i) Mima Jaušovec 2–6, 6–4, 6–2

Winner 9. February 22, 1982 Oakland Carpet (i) Chris Evert-Lloyd 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Runner-up 13. April 3, 1982 Palm Beach Gardens Clay Chris Evert-Lloyd 1–6, 5–7

Runner-up 14. April 5, 1982 Hilton Head Island Clay Martina Navratilova 4–6, 2–6

Runner-up 15. April 19, 1982 Amelia Island Clay Chris Evert-Lloyd 3–6, 1–6

Runner-up 16. May 24, 1982 French Open Clay Martina Navratilova 6–7(6–8), 1–6

Runner-up 17. August 15, 1982 Montreal Hard Martina Navratilova 3–6, 5–7

Runner-up 18. October 4, 1982 Deerfield Beach Hard Chris Evert-Lloyd 1–6, 1–6

Runner-up 19. October 11, 1982 Tampa Hard Chris Evert-Lloyd 6–3, 1–6, 4–6

Runner-up 20. November 15, 1982 Tokyo Carpet (i) Chris Evert-Lloyd 3-6, 2-6

Winner 10. January 22, 1983 Marco Island Clay Hana Mandlíková 6–1, 6–3

Runner-up 21. January 30, 1983 Palm Beach Gardens Clay Chris Evert-Lloyd 3–6, 3–6

Runner-up 22. February 14, 1983 Chicago Carpet (i) Martina Navratilova 3–6, 2–6

Runner-up 23. April 18, 1983 Orlando Clay Martina Navratilova 1–6, 5–7

Runner-up 24. June 20, 1983 Wimbledon Grass Martina Navratilova 0–6, 3–6

Runner-up 25. September 18, 1983 Tokyo Carpet (i) Lisa Bonder 2–6, 7–5, 1–6

Runner-up 26. April 30, 1984 Johannesburg Hard (i) Chris Evert-Lloyd 3–6, 0–6

Doubles: 6 (4–2)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (4–2)

Titles by Surface

Hard (3–0)

Grass (0–0)

Clay (1–2)

Carpet (0–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. August 11, 1980 Toronto Hard Regina Maršíková Ann Kiyomura Betsy Nagelsen 6–1, 6–3

Winner 2. October 13, 1980 Deerfield Beach Hard Regina Maršíková Martina Navratilova Candy Reynolds 1–6, 6–1, 6–2

Winner 3. January 22, 1983 Marco Island Clay Mary-Lou Piatek Rosie Casals Wendy Turnbull 7–5, 6–4

Runner-up 1. April 4, 1983 Hilton Head Island Clay Paula Smith Martina Navratilova Candy Reynolds 2–6, 3–6

Winner 4. August 15, 1983 Toronto Hard Anne Hobbs Rosalyn Fairbank Candy Reynolds 6–4, 5–7, 7–5

Runner-up 2. January 23, 1984 Marco Island Clay Anne Hobbs Hana Mandlíková Helena Suková 6–3, 2–6, 2–6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held.

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 Career SR

Australian Open A A QF SF A A A 0 / 2

French Open A 1R SF F SF 1R 2R 0 / 6

Wimbledon A QF 4R 4R F A A 0 / 4

U.S. Open 2R SF 2R SF QF A 2R 0 / 6

SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 18

Year End Ranking NR 7 4 3 3 42 NR

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number played. See also[edit]

Performance timelines for all female tennis players who reached at least one Grand Slam final

References[edit]

^ a b c Andrea Jaeger at the Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association ^ Andrea Jaeger at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation ^ Jaeger finds joy in serving others ^ Tingay, Lance (1983). The Guinness Book of Tennis
Tennis
Facts & Feats. Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives. p. 41. ISBN 0-85112-289-2.  ^ The Daily News – June 1980 ^ Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
Archived 2007-02-25 at the Wayback Machine.. wimbledon.org. ^ a b Daily Times (Pakistan) ^ EXCLUSIVE: Jaeger's confession – I let Martina win the title ^ From tennis to nunhood to Making a Difference – Making a Difference – MSNBC.com ^ Sister Andrea Jaeger « Tennis
Tennis
served fresh» ^ Barry McDermott (April 9, 1984). "Oh, were it ony the racket". Sports Illustrated. Vol. 60 no. 15. pp. 34–44.  ^ a b USATODAY.com ^ Tingay, Lance (1983). The Guinness book of tennis facts & feats. Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives. p. 203. ISBN 0-85112-289-2.  ^ http://www.jeffersonawards.org/pastwinners/national ^ Patrick Saunders (31 January 2008). "Jaeger finds joy in serving others". The Denver Post. Retrieved 12 November 2010.  ^ Futterman, Matthew (August 27, 2010). "Where Are They Now?". The Wall Street Journal.  ^ 'Athletes for Hope' Unite for Charity ^ Athletes for Hope ^ Andrea Jaeger

External links[edit]

Andrea Jaeger at the Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association Andrea Jaeger at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Andrea Jaeger at the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Athletes for Hope

Awards

Preceded by Kathy Jordan WTA Newcomer of the Year 1980 Succeeded by Kathy Rinaldi

v t e

French Open
French Open
mixed doubles champions

1968–1970

(1968) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Jean-Claude Barclay (1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen (1970) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Bob Hewitt

1971–1980

(1971) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Jean-Claude Barclay (1972) Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
/ Kim Warwick (1973) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Jean-Claude Barclay (1974) Martina Navrátilová / Iván Molina (1975) Fiorella Bonicelli / Thomas Koch (1976) Ilana Kloss
Ilana Kloss
/ Kim Warwick (1977) Mary Carillo / John McEnroe (1978) Renáta Tomanová / Pavel Složil (1979) Wendy Turnbull
Wendy Turnbull
/ Bob Hewitt (1980) Anne Smith / Billy Martin

1981–1990

(1981) Andrea Jaeger / Jimmy Arias (1982) Wendy Turnbull
Wendy Turnbull
/ John Lloyd (1983) Barbara Jordan / Eliot Teltscher (1984) Anne Smith / Dick Stockton (1985) Martina Navrátilová / Heinz Günthardt (1986) Kathy Jordan / Ken Flach (1987) Pam Shriver / Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Sánchez
Vicario (1988) Lori McNeil / Jorge Lozano (1989) Manon Bollegraf / Tom Nijssen (1990) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Jorge Lozano

1991–2000

(1991) Helena Suková
Helena Suková
/ Cyril Suk (1992) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Mark Woodforde (1993) Eugenia Maniokova / Andrei Olhovskiy (1994) Kristie Boogert
Kristie Boogert
/ Menno Oosting (1995) Larisa Neiland / Todd Woodbridge (1996) Patricia Tarabini / Javier Frana (1997) Rika Hiraki / Mahesh Bhupathi (1998) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
/ Justin Gimelstob (1999) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Piet Norval (2000) Mariaan de Swardt / David Adams

2001–2010

(2001) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Tomas Carbonell (2002) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Wayne Black (2003) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Mike Bryan (2004) Tatiana Golovin
Tatiana Golovin
/ Richard Gasquet (2005) Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
/ Fabrice Santoro (2006) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Nenad Zimonjić (2007) Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
/ Andy Ram (2008) Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Bob Bryan (2009) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
/ Bob Bryan (2010) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Nenad Zimonjić

2011–present

(2011) Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
/ Scott Lipsky (2012) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2013) Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
/ František Čermák (2014) Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
/ Jean-Julien Rojer (2015) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Mike Bryan (2016) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Leander Paes (2017) Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
/ Rohan Bopanna

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 77400428 GN

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