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Ingrid Löfdahl Bentzer

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Full name  Ingrid Lofdahl Bentzer
Plays  Right-handed
Wimbledon  4R (1973)
Name  Ingrid Bentzer
Height  1.73 m
Country (sports)  Sweden
French Open  3R (1968)
US Open  3R (1976)
Role  Tennis Player
Handed  Right-handed
Born  6 December 1943 (age 72) Malmo, Sweden (1943-12-06)

Ingrid Bentzer (née Löfdahl, born 6 December 1943) is a Swedish former tennis player who was active in the 1960s and 1970s. She was ranked in the world's Top 15 in the 1970s and was the No. 1 ranked Swedish player in 1973 to 1975.


Tennis career

Between 1965 and 1978 she competed in 13 editions of the Wimbledon Championships. Her best result in the singles competition was reaching the fourth round in 1973 in which she lost to eight-seeded Olga Morozova. In the doubles event she reached the quarterfinal of the French Open in 1971 and 1975, partnering Christina Sandberg and Helena Anliot respectively.

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During her career Bentzer won five WTA Tour titles. Between 1966 and 1977 she was a member of the Swedish Fed Cup team for which she played 19 ties and compiled a record of 16 wins and 17 losses.

Sports administration

After retiring from active tennis Bentzer served as Head of Women's Professional Tennis for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) from 1995 through 1999. She was the European head of press for the ATP World Tour and was a consultant to the Monte Carlo Masters.

Bentzer also served as an administrator and sports executive for the squash governing body. She was the chairman and acting chief executive officer of the Women's Squash Association (WSA) from May 2011 until the beginning of 2015. Bentzer was a board member of the WSA from 2005 through 2014, and served as chairman from 2008. During her tenure the organisation was rebranded from Women's International Squash Players' Association (WISPA) to its current name of Women's Squash Association.

In March 2014 the International Tennis Hall of Fame appointed Bentzer as the vice-chairman of the Enshrinee Nominating Committee. Bentzer is a member of the Fed Cup Committee.


Ingrid Löfdahl Bentzer Wikipedia

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