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Betty Stöve

Betty Stöve
File:Betty Stove 1966.jpg
Betty Stove in 1966
ITF name Betty Stove
Country 23x15px Netherlands
Residence Brasschaat, Belgium
Born (1945-06-24) 24 June 1945 (age 75)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Plays Right-handed
Prize money US$1,047,356
Singles
Career record 190–151
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 5 (3 July 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1967, 1980)
French Open 3R (1965, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1979)
Wimbledon F (1977)
US Open SF (1977)
Doubles
Career record {{#property:P555}}
Career titles 75
Highest ranking No. 1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1967)
French Open W (1972, 1979)
Wimbledon W (1972)
US Open W (1972, 1977, 1979)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (1979)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 4
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open
French Open F (1973, 1981)
Wimbledon W (1978, 1981)
US Open W (1977, 1978)
Last updated on: 18 September 2009.

Betty Stöve (born 24 June 1945) is a Dutch former professional tennis player. She is best remembered for reaching the ladies' singles final at Wimbledon in 1977. She also won ten Grand Slam titles in women's doubles and mixed doubles.[1]

Career

Stove began playing tennis internationally in the mid-1960s. She made her Grand Slam debut at the 1964 Wimbledon. A virus, complicated by a malfunctioning thyroid gland, forced Stöve out of tennis for an 18-month period in the late 1960s. Despite being advised that she should never play tennis again, Stöve recovered to have her best years on the circuit.[1]

Stöve's most notable singles match was the 1977 Wimbledon final, which she lost to Virginia Wade: 4–6, 6–3, 6–1. Queen Elizabeth II attended the final against Wade.

Stöve was also a semifinalist at the 1977 US Open, losing to Chris Evert. She also found success in the 1977 US Open by winning the women's doubles with Martina Navrátilová and the mixed doubles with Frew McMillan.

Stöve had her greatest success in doubles. She won ten Grand Slam doubles championships, six in women's doubles and four in mixed doubles. She won two women's doubles championships with Billie Jean King and two with Wendy Turnbull. Her other two titles were won with Françoise Dürr and Martina Navrátilová. All of her mixed doubles championships were with Frew McMillan. Stöve was the runner-up in seventeen Grand Slam doubles tournaments, eight in women's doubles and nine in mixed doubles.

During her career, Stöve won one singles title and 75 doubles titles. She reached a career-high singles rank of World No. 5 in 1977. She was also ranked World No. 1 in doubles.

Stöve competed in and lost all three finals at Wimbledon in 1977, failing to win any of them; the last player in any Grand Slam event to earn such a record.

She competed for the Netherlands Fed Cup team in 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, and 1983.

The Dutch rock band Bettie Serveert is named after her. Bettie Serveert in English means "Bettie serves".

Post-retirement activity

Stöve coached Hana Mandlíková from 1980 through 1990. She also coached Kristie Boogert.[1]

Stöve is a former member of the ITF Committee of Management, its first female member.[1]

She received the WTA Tour Honorary Membership Award in November 1987. She served three terms as President of WTA Tour Players Association.

In 1989, Stöve and Mandlíková wrote Total Tennis, a tennis instruction book.[2] Stöve speaks six languages and is an accomplished photographer.[1]

Major finals

File:Betty Stove 1972.jpg
Betty Stove in 1972
File:Betty Stove 1973.jpg
Betty Stove in 1973

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1977 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Virginia Wade 4–6, 6–3, 6–1

Women's doubles: 14 (6 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1972 French Open Clay 23x15px Billie Jean King 23x15px Winnie Shaw
23x15px Nell Truman
6–1, 6–2
Winner 1972 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Billie Jean King 23x15px Françoise Dürr
23x15px Judy Tegart Dalton
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 1972 US Open Grass 23x15px Françoise Dürr 23x15px Margaret Court
23x15px Virginia Wade
6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1973 French Open Clay 23x15px Françoise Dürr 23x15px Margaret Court
23x15px Virginia Wade
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1973 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Françoise Dürr 23x15px Rosie Casals
23x15px Billie Jean King
6–1, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1974 US Open Grass 23x15px Françoise Dürr 23x15px Rosie Casals
23x15px Billie Jean King
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1975 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Françoise Dürr 23x15px Ann Kiyomura
Template:Country data JPN Kazuko Sawamatsu
7–5, 1–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1976 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Billie Jean King 23x15px Chris Evert
23x15px Martina Navratilova
6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1977 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Martina Navratilova 23x15px Helen Gourlay
23x15px JoAnne Russell
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1977 US Open (2) Clay 23x15px Martina Navratilova 23x15px Renée Richards
23x15px Betty-Ann Stuart
6–1, 7–6
Winner 1979 French Open (2) Clay 23x15px Wendy Turnbull 23x15px Françoise Dürr
23x15px Virginia Wade
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1979 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Wendy Turnbull 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Martina Navratilova
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1979 US Open (3) Hard 23x15px Wendy Turnbull 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1980 US Open Hard 23x15px Pam Shriver 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Martina Navratilova
7–6, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 13 (4 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1971 US Open Grass 23x15px Bob Maud 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Owen Davidson
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1973 French Open Clay 23x15px Patrice Dominguez 23x15px Françoise Dürr
23x15px Jean-Claude Barclay
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1975 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Allan Stone 23x15px Margaret Court
23x15px Marty Riessen
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 1976 US Open Clay 23x15px Frew McMillan 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Phil Dent
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 1977 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Frew McMillan 23x15px Greer Stevens
23x15px Bob Hewitt
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 1977 US Open Clay 23x15px Frew McMillan 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Vitas Gerulaitis
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1978 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Frew McMillan 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Ray Ruffels
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1978 US Open (2) Hard 23x15px Frew McMillan 23x15px Billie Jean King
23x15px Ray Ruffels
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 1979 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px Frew McMillan 23x15px Greer Stevens
23x15px Bob Hewitt
7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 1979 US Open Hard 23x15px Frew McMillan 23x15px Greer Stevens
23x15px Bob Hewitt
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1980 US Open Hard 23x15px Frew McMillan 23x15px Wendy Turnbull
23x15px Marty Riessen
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1981 French Open Clay 23x15px Fred McNair 23x15px Andrea Jaeger
23x15px Jimmy Arias
7–6, 6–4
Winner 1981 Wimbledon (2) Grass 23x15px Frew McMillan 23x15px Tracy Austin
23x15px John Austin
4–6, 7–6, 6–3

Year-End Championships finals

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1973 New York City Carpet (i) 23x15px Françoise Dürr 23x15px Rosie Casals
23x15px Margaret Court
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1974 Los Angeles Carpet (i) 23x15px Françoise Dürr 23x15px Rosie Casals
23x15px Billie Jean King
6–1, 6–7, 7–5
Winner 1979 New York City Carpet (i) 23x15px Françoise Dürr 23x15px Sue Barker
23x15px Ann Kiyomura
7–6, 7–6

Titles (75)

Singles (1)

No. Date Location Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 27 September 1976 Tokyo, Japan (Sillook Open) Hard (I) 23x15px Margaret Court 1–6, 6–4, 6–3

Doubles (75)

Grand slam events in boldface.

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 Career SR
Australia A A A 3R A A A A A A A A A A A A A 3R 2R 2R 0 / 4
France A 3R A 2R A A 1R 3R 3R 3R A A A A A 3R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 10
Wimbledon 2R 1R 3R 2R A 2R 2R 2R 4R 1R 1R QF 4R F 4R 4R 3R 2R A 0 / 17
United States 1R A A A A A A 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R SF 4R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 13
SR 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 44
Career statistics
Year End Ranking 22 7 7 8 22 28 123 47

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.

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Betty Stove Biography. wtatennis.com
  2. ^ Hana Mandlíková; Betty Stove (January 1989). Total Tennis: A Guide to the Fundamentals of the Game. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7318-0066-7. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Keetie van Oosten
Dutch Sportswoman of the Year
1977
Succeeded by
Keetie van Oosten