Brenda Schultz-McCarthy

Brenda Schultz-McCarthy

Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Country (sports)  Netherlands
Residence Juno Beach, Florida, United States
Born (1970-12-28) 28 December 1970
Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro September 1986
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money US$2,620,024
Singles
Career record 403–293
Career titles 7 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 9 (20 May 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1989, 1995, 1996)
French Open 4R (1988, 1993)
Wimbledon QF (1995)
US Open QF (1995)
Doubles
Career record 238–177
Career titles 9 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 7 (2 October 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1990, 1992)
French Open SF (1989)
Wimbledon SF (1995)
US Open F (1995)
Last updated on: 5 April 2010.

Brenda Anne Marie Schultz-McCarthy (born 28 December 1970) is a Dutch tennis player. Primarily known by her maiden name Brenda Schultz, she married Sean McCarthy, a former American football player at University of Cincinnati, on 8 April 1995 and adopted his surname.[1] Schultz is known for her fast serve;[2] she has the fifth-fastest serve ever recorded by a female tennis player.

Contents

  • Tennis career 1
  • Major finals 2
    • Grand Slam finals 2.1
      • Doubles: 1 (0–1) 2.1.1
      • Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1) 2.1.2
    • Olympic finals 2.2
      • Doubles: 1 (0–1) 2.2.1
  • Career statistics 3
    • WTA Tour singles wins (7) 3.1
    • WTA Tour singles runner–ups (9) 3.2
    • WTA Tour doubles wins (9) 3.3
    • WTA Tour doubles runner–ups (10) 3.4
  • Grand Slam singles performance timeline 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Tennis career

Schultz' career high was in 1996 when she reached World No. 9. She reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 1995. She retired from tennis in 1999 with longstanding injuries. She came out of retirement in 2005, playing Fed Cup and WTA tournaments in 2006. The best result of her comeback came in June 2006 at the Tier III Ordina Open in the Netherlands, reaching the quarterfinals with wins over two players ranked in the top 70 on the WTA Tour.

In July 2006, Schultz-McCarthy claimed her place as the fastest server in WTA history, recording a 130 mph (209 km/h) serve in the first round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open qualifying tournament, held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Venus Williams previously held the women's record set in 1998 of 127 mph (204 km/h) in a match in a quarter-finals win against Mary Pierce in Zurich. Williams would tie the record in 2008. In June 2007, Schultz-McCarthy won an ITF tournament in Surbiton.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1995 US Open Hard Rennae Stubbs Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1988 French Open Clay Michiel Schapers Lori McNeil
Jorge Lozano
7–5, 6–2

Olympic finals

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 1996 Atlanta Hard Manon Bollegraf Conchita Martínez
Arantxa Sánchez
6–1, 6–3

Career statistics

WTA Tour singles wins (7)

Legend
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (5)
Tier IV & V (2)
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 25 August 1991 Schenectady, the United States Hard Alexia Dechaume 7–6(5), 6–2
2. 14 June 1992 Birmingham, the United Kingdom Grass Jenny Byrne 6–2, 6–2
3. 2 May 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay Debbie Graham 7–6(5), 6–2
4. 19 February 1995 Oklahoma City, USA Hard (i) Elena Likhovtseva 6–1, 6–2
5. 5 November 1995 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Dominique Monami 7–6(5), 6–2
6. 25 February 1996 Oklahoma City, USA Hard (i) Amanda Coetzer 6–3, 6–2
7. 26 October 1997 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Dominique Van Roost 6–4, 6(4)–7, 7–5

WTA Tour singles runner–ups (9)

Legend
Tier I (1)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (3)
Tier IV & V (5)
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 28 February 1988 Oklahoma City, USA Carpet (i) Lori McNeil 6–3, 6–2
2. 24 April 1988 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Carpet (i) Stephanie Rehe 6–4, 6–4
3. 8 January 1989 Brisbane, Australia Hard Helena Suková 7–6(6), 7–6(6)
4. 12 July 1992 Palermo, Italy Clay Mary Pierce 6–1, 6(3)–7, 6–1
5. 30 August 1992 Schenectady, USA Hard (i) Barbara Rittner 7–6(3), 6–3
6. 27 February 1994 Oklahoma City, USA Hard (i) Meredith McGrath 7–6(6), 7–6(4)
7. 15 May 1994 Berlin, Germany Clay Steffi Graf 7–6(6), 6–4
8. 11 July 1994 Palermo, Italy Clay Irina Spîrlea 6–4, 1–6, 7–6(5)
9. 6 November 1994 Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Katerina Maleeva 6–3, 6–3

WTA Tour doubles wins (9)

Legend
Tier I (2)
Tier II (2)
Tier III (2)
Tier IV & V (2)
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 23 April 1989 Tampa, the United States Clay Andrea Temesvári Elise Burgin
Rosalyn Fairbank
7–6(6), 6–4
2. 2 May 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay Debbie Graham Petra Langrová
Mercedes Paz
6–0, 6–4
3. 12 February 1995 Chicago, the United States Carpet (i) Gabriela Sabatini Tami Whitlinger Jones
Marianne Werdel
5–7, 7–6(4), 6–4
4. 27 August 1995 Toronto, Canada Hard Gabriela Sabatini Martina Hingis
Iva Majoli
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
5. 25 February 1996 Oklahoma City, the United States Hard (i) Chanda Rubin Katrina Adams
Debbie Graham
6–3, 6–2
6. 19 March 1996 Indian Wells, the United States Hard Chanda Rubin Julie Halard-Decugis
Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–4
7. 5 May 1996 Hamburg, Germany Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Gigi Fernández
Martina Hingis
4–6, 7–6(10), 6–4
8. 23 June 1996 Rosmalen, the Netherlands Grass Larisa Neiland Kristie Boogert
Helena Suková
6–4, 7–6(7)
9. 27 October 1996 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Debbie Graham Amy Frazier
Kimberly Po
6–1, 6–4

WTA Tour doubles runner–ups (10)

Legend
Tier I (2)
Tier II (3)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV & V (3)
Grand Slam (1)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 16 July 1989 Arcachon, France Clay Mercedes Paz Sandra Cecchini
Patricia Tarabini
6–3, 7–6(5)
2. 10 November 1990 Nashville, the United States Hard (i) Caroline Vis Kathy Jordan
Larisa Neiland
6–1, 6–2
3. 16 May 1993 Berlin, Germany Clay Debbie Graham Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
4. 11 July 1993 Palermo, Italy Clay Silvia Farina Elia Karin Kschwendt
Natalia Medvedeva
6–4, 7–6(4)
5. 8 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay Gabriela Sabatini Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
6. 13 November 1994 Philadelphia, the United States Carpet (i) Gabriela Sabatini Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
7. 19 February 1995 Oklahoma City, the United States Hard (i) Katrina Adams Nicole Arendt
Laura Golarsa
6–4, 6–3
8. 10 September 1995 US Open, Flushing Meadows Hard Rennae Stubbs Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 6–3
9. 1 October 1995 Leipzig, Germany Carpet (i) Caroline Vis Meredith McGrath
Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–4
10. 23 February 1997 Hannover, Germany Carpet (i) Larisa Neiland Nicole Arendt
Manon Bollegraf
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(4)

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR
Australian Open A 1R 4R 2R 1R 1R A A 4R 4R 2R A A 0 / 8
French Open A 4R 1R 2R 1R 3R 4R 3R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 12
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 4R 4R 1R 3R 2R QF 3R 3R A A 0 / 10
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R QF 2R 2R A A 0 / 11
SR 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 31

See also

References

  1. ^ Sony Ericsson WTA Tour | Players | Info (Biography) | Brenda Schultz-McCartney
  2. ^ Sony Ericsson WTA Tour | News | Latest News | Schultz-McCarthy Serves Up One More Season

External links