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Bonnie Gadusek (born September 11, 1963) is a retired American professional tennis player.

Contents

1 Career 2 WTA Tour finals

2.1 Singles: 10 (5–5) 2.2 Doubles: 6 (3–3)

3 Grand Slam singles performance timeline 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Gadusek started a career in gymnastics, training for the 1980 Olympics, but fell from uneven parallel bars and landed on her neck, dislocating two vertebrae.[2] While recovering from her injuries, she took up tennis as part of her therapy.[3] She played in her first junior tournament wearing a brace. She was named Junior of the Year in 1980 and Player of the Year in 1981 by the Florida Tennis Association. She won the 1981 French Open
French Open
girls’ singles championship. Gadusek played on the WTA Tour from 1981 to 1987. She was named Rookie of the Year in 1982. She won 5 singles and 3 doubles titles before retiring. The right-hander reached her highest career ranking on July 9, 1984, when she became the World No. 8. Her best Grand Slam finish were two quarterfinals at the US Open, in 1982 and 1986. Gadusek had career wins over Billie Jean King, Andrea Jaeger, Sue Barker, Hana Mandlíková, Manuela Maleeva, Wendy Turnbull, Gabriela Sabatini, Dianne Fromholtz, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Helena Suková, Zina Garrison, Mary Joe Fernandez, Sylvia Hanika, Jo Durie, and Rosie Casals. During her career, she was coached by renowned Australian coach Harry Hopman. Gadusek was a member of the 1986 Wightman Cup Team. She helped coach the 1987 Wightman Cup Team. She retired with a 169–95 win/loss record.[4][dead link] WTA Tour finals[edit] Singles: 10 (5–5)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (5–5)

Titles by Surface

Hard (1–1)

Grass (0–0)

Clay (2–3)

Carpet (2–1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. July 12, 1982 Monte Carlo Clay Virginia Ruzici 2–6, 6–7(5–7)

Runner-up 2. May 2, 1983 Perugia Clay Andrea Temesvári 1–6, 0–6

Runner-up 3. November 7, 1983 Deerfield Beach Hard Chris Evert-Lloyd 0–6, 4–6

Winner 1. January 23, 1984 Marco Island Clay Kathleen Horvath 3–6, 6–0, 6–4

Runner-up 4. March 12, 1984 Palm Beach Gardens Clay Chris Evert-Lloyd 0–6, 1–6

Winner 2. January 28, 1985 Marco Island Hard Pam Casale 6–3, 6–4

Winner 3. May 20, 1985 Lugano Clay Manuela Maleeva 6–2, 6–2

Winner 4. September 16, 1985 Chicago Carpet (I) Kathy Rinaldi 6–1, 6–3

Winner 5. October 7, 1985 Indianapolis Carpet (I) Pam Casale 6–0, 6–3

Runner-up 5. December 9, 1985 Tokyo Carpet (I) Manuela Maleeva 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 5–7

Doubles: 6 (3–3)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Virginia Slims (3–3)

Titles by Surface

Hard (1–2)

Grass (0–0)

Clay (1–0)

Carpet (1–1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1. October 10, 1983 Tampa Hard Wendy White Martina Navratilova Pam Shriver 0–6, 1–6

Winner 1. November 7, 1983 Deerfield Beach Hard Wendy White Pam Casale Mary-Lou Piatek 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

Runner-up 2. January 28, 1985 Marco Island Hard Camille Benjamin Kathy Jordan Elizabeth Smylie 3–6, 3–6

Winner 2. May 20, 1985 Lugano Clay Helena Suková Bettina Bunge Eva Pfaff 6–2, 6–4

Winner 3. October 7, 1985 Indianapolis Carpet (I) Mary-Lou Piatek Penny Barg Sandy Collins 6–1, 6–0

Runner-up 3. February 24, 1986 Oakland Carpet (I) Helena Suková Hana Mandlíková Wendy Turnbull 6–7(5–7), 1–6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 Career SR

Australian
Australian
Open 2R A A A A NH A 0 / 1

French Open 1R 3R 1R A 4R A A 0 / 4

Wimbledon A A A A 2R A A 0 / 1

US Open A QF 4R 4R 3R QF 1R 0 / 6

SR 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 12

Year End Ranking 35 18 19 13 10 13 461

NH = tournament not held. A = did not participate in the tournament. SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

References[edit]

^ "Bonnie S Gadusek". Florida Resident Directory. Retrieved 23 September 2017.  ^ Linz, Franz (February 11, 1985). " Bonnie Gadusek Calls Herself the Animal, But She Is a Dreamer, Too". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2011.  ^ Diliberto, Gioia (January 24, 1983). "A Near-Fatal Fall Broke Gymnast Bonnie Gadusek's Neck, but Not the Spirit That Made Her a Champion". People. Retrieved 6 December 2011.  ^ "WTA Bonnie Gadusek (USA)". Retrieved 2011-12-06. 

External links[edit]

Bonnie Gadusek at the Women's Tennis Association Bonnie Gadusek at the International Tennis Federation

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French Open
French Open
girls' singles champions

Pre Open Era

1953 Christine Brunon 1954 Beatrice de Chambure 1955 Maria-Teresa Reidl 1956 Eliane Launay 1957 Ilse Buding 1958 Francesca Gordigani 1959 Joan Cross 1960 Françoise Dürr 1961 Robyn Ebbern 1962 Kaye Dening 1963 Monique Salfati 1964 Nicole Seghers 1965 Esme Emanuel 1966 Odile de Roubin 1967 Corinne Molesworth

Open Era

1968 Lesley Hunt 1969 Kazuko Sawamatsu 1970 Veronica Burton 1971 Elena Granatourova 1972 Renáta Tomanová 1973 Mima Jaušovec 1974 Mariana Simionescu 1975 Regina Maršíková 1976 Michelle Tyler 1977 Anne Smith 1978 Hana Mandlíková 1979 Lena Sandin 1980 Kathleen Horvath 1981 Bonnie Gadusek 1982 Manuela Maleeva 1983 Pascale Paradis 1984 Gabriela Sabatini 1985 Laura Garrone 1986 Patricia Tarabini 1987 Natalia Zvereva 1988 Julie Halard 1989 Jennifer Capriati 1990 Magdalena Maleeva 1991 Anna Smashnova 1992 Rossana de los Ríos 1993 Martina Hingis 1994 Martina Hingis 1995 Amélie Cocheteux 1996 Amélie Mauresmo 1997 Justine Henin 1998 Nadia Petrova 1999 Lourdes Domínguez 2000 Virginie Razzano 2001 Kaia Kanepi 2002 Angelique Widjaja 2003 Anna-Lena Grönefeld 2004 Sesil Karatantcheva 2005 Ágnes Szávay 2006 Agnieszka Radwańska 2007 Alizé Cornet 2008 Simona Halep 2009 Kristina Mladenovic 2010 Elina Svitolina 2011 Ons Jabeur 2012 Annika Beck 2013 Belinda Bencic 2014 Daria Kasatkina 2015 Paula Badosa Gibert 2016 Rebeka Masarova 20

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