| United States|
2R (1982, 1984)
| January 18, 1964 (age 52)
Baltimore, USA (1964-01-18) |
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
No. 12 (May, 1982), holds the WTA record for best first time appearance on the WTA rankings at No.18
Andrea Leand Wikipedia
Andrea Leand (born January 18, 1964) is a former professional tennis player from the U.S..
In 1988, Leand graduated from Princeton University, where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She also earned an MBA degree from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in 2002.
Andrea Leand was the No. 1 ranked junior in the United States and the No. 2 ranked junior in the World in 1981. She turned pro in 1982 and appeared on the WTA pro rankings for the first time at No.18, a record for the highest first-time appearance in the pro tennis rankings that she still holds today. Leand rose to a career high No. 12. Leand was ranked in the top 10 of the world doubles rankings reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1983.
Leand represented the United States at the Federation Cup in 1982 and the Olympics in 1984. She competed on the WTA tour from 1981 to 1994. She won a singles title at the Pittsburgh Open in 1984 after a three-sets victory in the final against Pascale Paradis. Leand reached the fourth round of the US Open on three occasions, at Wimbledon once, and the French Open once. She upset second-seeded Andrea Jaeger at the 1981 U.S. Open.
After 15 years on the pro tour, Leand pursued careers in journalism and broadcasting, as contributor to multiple publications including USA Today, the New York Times, and the Baltimore Sun. She also was a lead commentator for ESPN/STAR television for 10 years. She later became certified as an investment advisor for Morgan Stanley. Leand was named publisher of Tennis Week Magazine in 2007.