Anne Hobbs

Anne Hobbs (born 21 August 1959 in Nottingham) is a British former professional tennis player.

Anne Hobbs
Country (sports) United Kingdom
ResidenceNew York, USA
Born (1959-08-21) 21 August 1959 (age 61)
Nottingham, England
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$166,045
Singles
Career record39–51
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 33 (30 November 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1987)
French Open4R (1983)
Wimbledon4R (1981, 1984)
US Open4R (1987)
Doubles
Career record71–45
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 6 (17 September 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1983)
French OpenSF (1983)
WimbledonSF (1983)
US OpenF (1984)
Mixed doubles
Career record15–18 (45%)
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1987)
WimbledonQF (1984)
US OpenQF (1983)
Last updated on: 11 June 2011.

Tennis careerEdit

Hobbs represented Great Britain in the Wightman Cup and Federation Cup from 1978 to 1989.[1] She was ranked as the top British player for periods during her 12-year career and achieved a best WTA ranking of 33 in singles and 6 in doubles.

Although primarily a doubles specialist, reaching the final of the Australian Open in 1983 and the US Open in 1984 with Wendy Turnbull and the Australian Open Mixed Doubles in 1987 with Andrew Castle, she won singles titles at Indianapolis in 1983 and in Auckland in 1985 and the British Closed in 1985.

Hobbs' industrious serve and volley game earned her singles victories over Virginia Wade, Rosie Casals, Jo Durie, Carling Bassett, and Zina Garrison, among other top ranked players of her time. She now works as a tennis coach and consultant in the area of sports psychology.[2]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles (2–0)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/0)
Uncategorised (2/0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1/0)
Clay (0/0)
Grass (1/0)
Carpet (0/0)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 14 February 1983 $50,000 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Ginny Purdy 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 15 December 1985 $50,000 Auckland, New Zealand Grass   Louise Field 6–3, 6–1

Doubles (8–12)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0/2)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/0)
Uncategorised (8/10)
Finals by surface
Hard (2/2)
Clay (1/5)
Grass (4/4)
Carpet (1/1)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 10 December 1978 $75,000 Sydney, Australia Grass   Judy Chaloner   Kerry Reid
  Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 8 November 1981 $50,000 Hong Kong Clay   Susan Leo   Ann Kiyomura
  Sharon Walsh
3–6, 4–6
Winner 13 June 1982 $100,000 Birmingham, Great Britain Grass   Jo Durie   Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–2
Winner 23 May 1983 $150,000 Berlin, Germany Carpet   Jo Durie   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eva Pfaff
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 19 June 1983 $150,000 Eastbourne, Great Britain Grass   Jo Durie   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
1–6, 0–6
Winner 21 August 1983 $200,000 Toronto, Canada Hard   Andrea Jaeger   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 20 November 1983 $150,000 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Wendy Turnbull   Pam Shriver
  Sharon Walsh
6–3, 6–4
Winner 27 November 1983 $150,000 Sydney, Australia Grass   Wendy Turnbull   Hana Mandlíková
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 12 December 1983 Grand Slam Australian Open, Australia Grass   Wendy Turnbull   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 23 January 1984 $50,000 Denver, United States Hard   Marcella Mesker   Sherry Acker
  Candy Reynolds
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 29 January 1984 $100,000 Marco Island, United States Clay   Andrea Jaeger   Hana Mandlíková
  Helena Suková
6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16 April 1984 $200,000 Hilton Head, United States Clay   Sharon Walsh   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 22 April 1984 $250,000 Amelia Island, United States Clay   Mima Jaušovec   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 23 April 1984 $200,000 Orlando, United States Clay   Wendy Turnbull   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková
0–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 20 May 1984 $150,000 Berlin, Germany Clay   Candy Reynolds   Kathy Horvath
  Virginia Ruzici
6–3, 4–6, 7–6(13–11)
Runner-up 9 September 1984 Grand Slam US Open, United States Hard   Wendy Turnbull   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20 May 1985 $75,000 Melbourne, Australia Carpet   Kathy Jordan   Pam Shriver
  Liz Smylie
2–6, 7–5, 1–6
Winner 15 December 1985 $50,000 Auckland, New Zealand Grass   Candy Reynolds   Lea Antonoplis
  Adriana Villagrán
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 19 July 1987 $150,000 Newport, United States Grass   Kathy Jordan   Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil
6–7(5–7), 5–7
Runner-up 30 August 1987 $150,000 Mahwah, United States Hard   Liz Smylie   Gigi Fernández
  Lori McNeil
3–6, 2–6

Mixed doubles (0–1)Edit

Finals by surface
Hard (0/0)
Clay (0/0)
Grass (0/1)
Carpet (0/0)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 25 January 1987 Grand Slam Australian Open, Australia Grass   Andrew Castle   Sherwood Stewart
  Zina Garrison
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 2–6

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 W–L
Australian Open A / A A A A 2R A 2R A 3R NH 4R A A 7–4
French Open A A 2R 2R 2R* 1R 4R 2R 1R 3R A A A 8–8
Wimbledon 2R* 1R 2R 2R* 4R 2R* 1R 4R 2R 3R 2R A 3R 13–12
US Open A 3R* 2R* 2R 1R A 1R 1R 3R 1R 4R A A 7–9
Year-end Ranking 61 82 41 34 104 46 59 40 99 42 229 N/A
  • ( * ) Received a bye in the first round.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 W–L
Australian Open A F A SF NH QF A A 9–3
French Open 3R* SF 3R 3R 2R A A A 10–5
Wimbledon 2R SF* 2R 1R 1R 3R A 1R 7–7
US Open A QF F 3R 1R SF A 1R 14–6
Year-end Ranking 15 20 36 18 99 N/A
  • ( * ) Received a bye in the first round.

Mixed DoublesEdit

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A A A NH F A A 4–1
French Open A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 2R* 1R 1R QF 2R 3R 1R A 2R 7–11
US Open A A 2R 1R A QF 2R A 1R 1R A A 4–6
  • ( * ) Received a bye in the first round.

Fed CupEdit

World Group
Date Venue Surface Round Opponents Final match score Match Opponent Rubber score
27 Nov –
3 Dec 1978
Kooyong Club,
Melbourne,
Australia
Grass (O) R1   Spain 3–0 Doubles
(with Michelle Tyler)
Alvarez/Perea 8–6, 2–6, 6–2 (W)
SF   United States 0–3 Doubles
(with Sue Barker)
Casals/King 6–1, 3–6, 4–6 (L)
30 Apr –
6 May 1979
Madrid,
Spain
Clay (O) QF   Czechoslovakia 0–3 Doubles
(with Michelle Tyler)
Mandlíková/Tomanová 6–8, 5–7 (L)
19–25 Jul 1982 Santa Clara,
United States
Hard (O) R1   Italy 2–1 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Murgo/Simmonds 6–4, 6–3 (W)
R2   Israel 3–0 Doubles
(with Virginia Wade)
Bialistozky/Binyamini 6–2, 6–1 (W)
QF   Czechoslovakia 1–2 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Budařová/Suková 6–2, 4–6, 6–3 (W)
17–24 Jul 1983 Zürich,
Switzerland
Clay (O) R1   Luxembourg 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Huberty/Wolter 6–0, 6–0 (W)
R2   Brazil 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Medrado/Monteiro 6–3, 6–2 (W)
QF   West Germany 1–2 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Bunge/Pfaff 3–6, 6–4, 10–8 (W)
15–22 Jul 1984 São Paulo,
Brazil
Clay (O) R1   Bulgaria 0–3 Singles Katerina Maleeva 4–6, 6–3, 2–6 (L)
Doubles
(with Amanda Brown)
K. Maleeva/Maleeva-Fragniere 6–7, 5–7 (L)
R2 *
(Consolation)
  Hungary 2–1 Singles Andrea Ritecz 2–6, 6–7 (L)
QF
(Consolation)
  Canada 2–1 Singles Claudine Pelletier 5–7, 6–2, 4–6 (L)
SF
(Consolation)
  Brazil 1–2 Doubles
(with Amanda Brown)
Medrado/Monteiro 5–7, 5–7 (L)
6–14 Oct 1985 Nagoya,
Japan
Hard (O) R1   West Germany 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Betzner/Keppeler 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 (W)
R2   Japan 2–1 Singles Masako Yanagi 7–5, 3–6, 2–6 (L)
Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Inoue/Yanagi 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–2 (W)
QF   Bulgaria 1–2 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
K. Maleeva/Maleeva-Fragniere 5–4, ret. (W)
20–27 Jul 1986 Prague,
Czechoslovakia
Clay (O) R1   Denmark 0–3 Singles Lone Vandborg 6–3, 5–7, 3–6 (L)
Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Moller/Scheuer-Larsen 2–6, 6–7(1–7) (L)
R2 *
(Consolation)
  Finland 3–0 Singles Maija Suonpaa 6–2, 6–0 (W)
Doubles
(with Annabel Croft)
Suonpaa/Thorén 6–0, 6–1 (W)
QF
(Consolation)
  Indonesia 3–0 Singles Yayuk Basuki 7–5, 7–5 (W)
Doubles
(with Annabel Croft)
Anggarkusuma/Basuki 6–2, 4–6, 6–2 (W)
SF
(Consolation)
  Hungary 3–0 Singles Réka Szikszay 6–3, 6–2 (W)
Doubles
(with Annabel Croft)
Inoue/Szikszay 2–1, ret. (W)
F
(Consolation)
  Soviet Union 2–1 Singles Natalia Zvereva 6–3, 7–5 (W)
Doubles
(with Annabel Croft)
Egorova/Cherneva 2–6, 1–6 (L)
26 Jul –
2 Aug 1987
Vancouver,
Canada
N/A R1   Chile 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Espinoza/Miranda 6–1, 6–0 (W)
R2   Italy 2–1 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Cecchini/Reggi-Concato 6–7, 7–5, 6–4 (W)
QF   United States 0–3 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Burgin/Garrison 5–7, 5–7 (L)
1–9 Oct 1989 Tokyo,
Japan
Hard (O) R1   Indonesia 3–0 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Anggarkusuma/Basuki 7–5, 6–3 (W)
R2   Austria 1–2 Doubles
(with Jo Durie)
Paulus/Schwarz 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3 (W)
  • ( * ) Received a bye in first consolation round.

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