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Dianne Evers (born 9 November 1956) is a retired female tennis player from Australia.

Dianne Evers holding Australian Open Women's Doubles Trophy

Contents

1 Tennis career 2 Grand Slam finals

2.1 Doubles: 4 (1 title)

3 References 4 External links

Tennis career[edit] Evers began playing tennis at Lauriston Lawn Tennis Club in 1965 at the age of nine, and then at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club from 1967. She started competing in tournaments and interstate competitions at age 11. Her coach and father Bill Evers owned a tennis centre in Murrumbeena, Victoria. As a junior player for the state of Victoria she won all the junior titles she played in. In 1968: Victorian Schoolgirls Championships at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. Under 13 singles and doubles winner. In 1969: Victorian Schoolgirls Championships at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. Under 14 singles and doubles winner. In 1969: Member of the Shell Squad (top junior players in Victoria). In 1970: Victorian Schoolgirls Championships at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. Under 15 singles and doubles winner. In 1970: Member of the Shell Squad. In 1971: Victorian Schoolgirls Championships at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. Under 16 singles and doubles winner. In 1971: Member of the Shell Squad. In 1972: Victorian Schoolgirls Championships at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club. Under 17 singles and doubles winner. In 1972: Evers represented Victoria in the Wilson Cup Team Competition. Under 19 interstate competition. (Played number 1 singles and doubles for Victoria). In 1972: Member of the Shell Squad. In 1973: Evers represented Victoria in the Wilson Cup Team Competition. Under 19 interstate competition. (Played number 1 singles and doubles for Victoria). In 1974: Evers represented Victoria in the Wilson Cup Team Competition. Under 19 Interstate Competition. (Played number 1 singles and doubles for Victoria). In 1974: At the age of seventeen she turned professional and played in the Women's Professional Tour (WTA). She played in England, Holland, Ireland and France. In 1974: At Wimbledon. Reached the third round women's doubles with partner Nerida Gregory (Aus). Lost to Helen Gourlay (Aus) and Karen Krantzke (Aus) 7-5, 6-0. In 1974: Won the Irish Open Junior girls singles in Dublin. In 1974: Won the Netherlands Open Junior Girls Singles in Amsterdam In 1974: Won the British Under 21 girls singles in Manchester. In 1974: Won the Australian Women's Hardcourt Doubles Championship in Gympie with partner Nerida Gregory. Defeated Cynthia Doerner (Aus) and Kathy Walker (Aus) 6-2,6-4. In 1975: Evers represented Australia in the Annie Soisbault Team Cup Competition and competed in Romania (Played number 1 singles and doubles for Australia). In 1975: Won the Australian Junior Girls Doubles at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club with partner Gregory (Aus). In 1975: was the runner up in the Australian Junior Girls Singles title. In 1976, Evers represented Australia in the Annie Soisbault Team Cup Competition and competed in Spain and France (Played number 1 singles and doubles for Australia). In 1977: French Open women's doubles. Reached the semi finals with partner Mary Carillo (USA). In 1978: French Open Mixed Doubles. Reached the semi finals with partner Paul McNamee (Aus). In 1978: Australian Open women's singles. Reached the semi-finals where she beat the world number one seed Sue Barker. In 1979: Won the Australian Open Doubles title at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club with partner Judy Chaloner (NZ). In 1979: Won the Austrian Open doubles title at Kitzbuhel with partner Helena Anliot (Swe). In 1979: Won the Swiss Open doubles title at Gstaad with partner Hana Strachoňová. In 1979: Won the Canadian Open doubles title with partner Lea Antonopolis (USA). In 1979: Won the Western Australian Open doubles title with partner Mary Sawyer (Aus). Dianne Evers top singles ranking was 42 and in the top 10 doubles ranking. Throughout her professional career Dianne Evers has played tennis in singles, doubles and mixed doubles in different countries at minor and major tournaments such as Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, and Italian, Canadian, Austrian, and English WTA Tournaments. Evers has been involved in tennis for over 51 years at every level of the game. She has played with or against every top female player in the world during her professional career. And has won over 80 State and National Titles and won over 20 International Titles. Dianne Evers is the last Australian female player to win an Australian Open title at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, and held the Doubles title for 21 years before another Australian player would win in 2000. Rennae Stubbs (Aus) played with Lisa Raymond (USA) to win the Women's Doubles title at Melbourne Park. Evers retired in 1983 and moved to Indianapolis in America and took up a career as a tennis coach at the Indianapolis Raquet Club and qualified with the USPTA. Evers moved back permanently to Australia in 2012 and now lives in the Gold Coast in the State of Queensland and is a full time tennis coach at Emerald Lakes Tennis Center. In May 2016, Evers received her retrospective Australian Open Trophy from Tennis Australia. In 2017: At the Australian Open]], Evers finally got to hold the Women's Doubles Trophy for the first time at a private presentation organized by the President of Tennis Australia', Steve Healey. Grand Slam finals[edit] Doubles: 4 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome

Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner

1979 Australian Open Hard Judy Connor Leanne Harrison Marcella Mesker [1] 6–1, 3–6, 6–0

References[edit]

^ "1979 Women's Doubles". Tennis Australia. Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. 

External links[edit]

Diane Evers at the Women's Tennis Association Diane Evers at the International Tennis Federation

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Australian Open women's doubles champions

(1969) Margaret Court / Judy Tegart Dalton (1970) Margaret Court / Judy Tegart Dalton (1971) Evonne Goolagong / Margaret Court (1972) Kerry Harris / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1973) Margaret Court / Virginia Wade (1974) Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Peggy Michel (1975) Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Peggy Michel (1976) Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1977 (Jan)) Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1977 (Dec)) Evonne Goolagong Cawley / Helen Gourlay Cawley & Mona Schallau Guerrant / Kerry Melville Reid (1978) Betsy Nagelsen / Renáta Tomanová (1979) Judy Connor Chaloner / Diane Evers Brown (1980) Martina Navratilova / Betsy Nagelsen (1981) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1982) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver (1983) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver (1985) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver (1987) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver (1988) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver (1989) Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver (1990) Jana Novotná / Helena Suková (1991) Patty Fendick / Mary Joe Fernández (1992) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario / Helena Suková (1993) Gigi Fernández / Natalia Zvereva (1994) Gigi Fernández / Natalia Zvereva (1995) Jana Novotná / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1996) Chanda Rubin / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1997) Martina Hingis / Natalia Zvereva (1998) Martina Hingis / Mirjana Lučić (1999) Martina Hingis / Anna Kournikova (2000) Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs (2001) Serena Williams / Venus Williams (2002) Martina Hingis / Anna Kournikova (2003) Serena Williams / Venus Williams (2004) Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez (2005) Svetlana Kuznetsova / Alicia Molik (2006) Yan Zi / Zheng Jie (2007) Cara Black / Liezel Huber (2008) Alona Bondarenko / Kateryna Bondarenko (2009) Serena Williams / Venus Williams (2010) Serena Williams / Venus Williams (2011) Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta (2012) Svetlana Kuznetsova / Vera Zvonareva (2013) Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci (2014) Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci (2015) Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Šafářová (2016) Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza (2017) Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Šafářová (2018) Tímea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic

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Australian Open girls' doubles champions

1969: Pat Edwards / Evonne Goolagong 1970: Janet Fallis / Janet Young 1971: Pat Edwards / Janice Whyte 1972: Sally Irvine / Pam Whytcross 1973: Jenny Dimond / Dianne Fromholtz 1974: Nerida Gregory / Julia Hanrahan 1975: Diane Evers / Nerida Gregory 1976: Jan Morton / Jan Wilton 1977 (Jan): Keryn Pratt / Amanda Tobin 1977 (Dec): Keryn Pratt / Amanda Tobin 1978: Debbie Freeman / Kathy Mantle 1979: Linda Cassell / Sue Leo 1980: Anne Minter / Miranda Yates 1981: Maree Booth / Sharon Hodgkin 1982: Annette Gulley / Kim Staunton 1983: Bernadette Randall / Kim Staunton 1984: Louise Field / Larisa Savchenko 1985: Jenny Byrne / Janine Thompson 1987: Ann Devries / Nicole Provis 1988: Jo-Anne Faull / Rachel McQuillan 1989: Andrea Strnadová / Eva Švíglerová 1990: Rona Mayer / Limor Zaltz 1991: Karina Habšudová / Barbara Rittner 1992: Lindsay Davenport / Nicole London 1993: Joana Manta / Ludmila Richterová 1994: Corina Morariu / Ludmila Varmužová 1995: Corina Morariu / Ludmila Varmužová 1996: Michaela Paštiková / Jitka Schönfeldová 1997: Mirjana Lučić / Jasmin Wöhr 1998: Evie Dominikovic / Alicia Molik 1999: Eleni Daniilidou / Virginie Razzano 2000: Anikó Kapros / Christina Wheeler 2001: Petra Cetkovská / Barbora Strýcová 2002: Gisela Dulko / Angelique Widjaja 2003: Casey Dellacqua / Adriana Szili 2004: Chan Yung-jan / Sun Shengnan 2005: Victoria Azarenka / Marina Erakovic 2006: Sharon Fichman / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2007: Yevgeniya Rodina / Arina Rodionova 2008: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Ksenia Lykina 2009: Christina McHale / Ajla Tomljanović 2010: Jana Čepelová / Chantal Škamlová 2011: An-Sophie Mestach / Demi Schuurs 2012: Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend 2013: Ana Konjuh / Carol Zhao 2014: Anhelina Kalinina / Elizaveta Kulichkova 2015: Miriam Kolodziejová / Markéta Vondroušová 2016: Anna Kalinskaya / Tereza Mihalíková 2017: Bianca Andreescu / Carson Branstine 2018: Liang En

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