Rene Simpson

Rene Simpson Collins
Country (sports)  Canada
Born 14 January 1966
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Died 17 October 2013(2013-10-17) (aged 47)
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 1998
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
College TCU Horned Frogs
Prize money US$485,389
Singles
Career record 161–133 (54.8%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 70 (10 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1989, 1992, 1994)
French Open 3R (1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1989, 1992, 1994, 1997)
US Open 2R (1992, 1993)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record 99–119 (45.4%)
Career titles 3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 32 (21 August 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
French Open 3R (1997)
Wimbledon 2R (1998)
US Open QF (1996)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1992)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1996)
French Open 1R (1995, 1996, 1997)
Wimbledon 1R (1995)
US Open 2R (1995)

Rene Simpson Collins (14 January 1966 – 17 October 2013) was a Canadian professional tennis player from Sarnia, Ontario. She reached a WTA singles ranking of 70 in 1989,[1] after a successful NCAA career for Texas Christian University.[2]

She was a member of the Canada Fed Cup team from 1988 to 1998, coach 1998–2000, and captain 2001–2010.[3]

She was inducted into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.[4]

Simpson died on 17 October 2013 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. She was 47.[5][4]

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Finals (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 1988 Rainha Cup, Brazil Tier V Hard Argentina Mercedes Paz 5–7, 2–6

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Finals (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 1994 Taiwan Open, Taipei, Taiwan Tier V Hard Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai Belgium Nancy Feber
France Alexandra Fusai
6–0, 7–6(12–10)
Win 2–0 Feb 1995 Puerto Rico Open, Puerto Rico Tier III Hard Germany Karin Kschwendt Italy Laura Golarsa
United States Linda Wild
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Loss 2–1 Apr 1995 Virginia Slims of Houston, United States Tier II Clay Germany Wiltrud Probst United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
4–6, 2–6
Win 3–1 Apr 1995 Zagreb Open, Croatia Tier III Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Italy Laura Golarsa
Romania Irina Spîrlea
7–5, 6–2

ITF finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (4–1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 July 1989 Fayetteville, United States Hard United States Kimberly Po 6-4, 3-6, 0-6
Winner 2. 15 January 1990 Waco, United States Hard United States Jeri Ingram 6-7, 6-4, 6-4
Winner 3. 5 October 1992 Leawood, United States Hard United States Caroline Kuhlman 7-6, 1-6, 6-3
Winner 4. 7 June 1993 Leawood, United States Hard United States Audra Keller 6-2, 4-6, 7-6
Winner 5. 28 July 1996 Fayetteville, United States Hard United States Lilia Osterloh 6-4, 7-5

Doubles (3–2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 15 January 1990 Waco, United States Hard United States Tory Plunkett United States Lindsay Bartlett
United States Shelley Bartlett
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 11 February 1991 Key Biscayne, United States Hard Netherlands Hellas ter Riet United States Penny Barg
United Kingdom Samantha Smith
5–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 31 July 1995 Mississauga, Canada Hard Canada Caroline Delisle Germany Kirstin Freye
Netherlands Anique Snijders
6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. 28 July 1996 Fayetteville, United States Hard Canada Sonya Jeyaseelan United States Jane Chi
United States Kelly Pace-Wilson
3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Winner 5. 30 September 1996 Newport Beach, United States Hard Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Erika deLone
Australia Nicole Pratt
6–3, 6–1

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://lettermens.tcu.edu/s/441/letterman_internal.aspxsid=441&gid=1&pgid=1908[permanent dead link]?
  3. ^ http://www.tenniscanada.com/index.php?title=rene-simpson&pid=1433
  4. ^ a b "Former Canadian Fed Cup captain Rene Simpson dies at 47". CTV News. 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Canada tennis player, coach Rene Simpson, 47, dies". The Oklahoman. 17 October 2013.

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