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Mariaan de Swardt

Mariaan de Swardt
Country  South Africa
Residence Johannesburg, South Africa and Bluffton, South Carolina, Houston, Texas USA
Born (1971-03-18) 18 March 1971
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money $1,140,865
Career record 204–136
Career titles 1 WTA 9 ITF
Highest ranking 28 (8 April 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1995, 1996, 1999)
French Open 3R (1999)
Wimbledon 4R (1995)
US Open 3R (1994)
Career record 196–131
Career titles 4 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking 11 (19 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1996, 1999)
French Open QF (1996)
Wimbledon F (1999)
US Open QF (1996)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1999)
French Open W (2000)
Last updated on: 1 July 2011.

Mariaan de Swardt (born 18 March 1971 in Johannesburg) is a former tennis player from South Africa, who played as a professional from 1988 to 2001. She twice represented her native country at the Summer Olympics, in 1992 and 1996,[1] and was a member of the South African Fed Cup Team in 1992 and 1994–1997. In 2006, de Swardt became a U.S. citizen.

De Swardt won two Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles competition: the 1999 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open with partner David Adams. In addition to that, she also holds four women's doubles titles and reached as high as No. 11 in the women's doubles world ranking. She has one WTA Tour singles title from 1998 and reached No. 28 in the world singles ranking in 1996.

Since retiring from tennis, she has been a commentator for

External links

  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ "Mariaan de Swardt Biography". Retrieved 2011-11-09. 


Head vs. Head Record

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Runner-up 1. 30 April 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay Iva Majoli Larisa Savchenko
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5–7, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 2. 20 May 1995 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Ruxandra Dragomir Kerry-Anne Guse
Patricia Hy
6–3, 6–5
Runner-up 3. 4 February 1996 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) Irina Spîrlea Gigi Fernández
Natalia Zvereva
6–7, 3–6
Winner 4. 19 May 1996 Cardiff, United Kingdom Clay Katrina Adams Els Callens
Laurence Courtois
6–0, 6–4
Winner 5. 20 June 1998 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Jana Novotná Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Natalia Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 16 August 1998 Boston, United States Hard Mary Joe Fernandez Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 30 August 1998 New Haven, United States Hard Jana Novotná Alexandra Fusai
Nathalie Tauziat
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 8. 18 October 1998 Zürich, Switzerland Hard (i) Elena Tatarkova Venus Williams
Serena Williams
7–5, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 16 January 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard Elena Tatarkova Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
Émilie Loit
6–1, 6–2

Doubles 9 (4–5)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 16 August 1998 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Hard Barbara Schett 3–6, 7–6, 7–5
Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (0/0) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (1/0) Premier (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/0) International (0/0)

Singles 1

WTA Tour finals

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Winner 1. 31 January 1999 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard David Adams Max Mirnyi
Serena Williams
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(5)
Winner 2. 11 Jun 2000 French Open, Paris, France Clay David Adams Todd Woodbridge
Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 2 (2-0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Runner-up 10. 4 July 1999 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass Elena Tatarkova Lindsay Davenport
Corina Morariu
4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (0-1)

Grand Slam finals

Major finals


  • Major finals 1
    • Grand Slam finals 1.1
      • Doubles: 1 (0-1) 1.1.1
      • Mixed doubles: 2 (2-0) 1.1.2
  • WTA Tour finals 2
    • Singles 1 2.1
    • Doubles 9 (4–5) 2.2
    • Head vs. Head Record 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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