|Full name Sara Louise Gomer|
Australian Open 3R (1985)
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Name Sara Gomer
|Career record 153–163|
Role Tennis player
Career titles 1 WTA, 2 ITF
|Born 13 May 1964 (age 51)Torquay, Devon, England (1964-05-13) |
Highest ranking No. 46 (26 September 1988)
Sara Louise Gomer (born 13 May 1964) is a former tennis player from Great Britain.
A left-hander, Gomer competed for her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. There she was eliminated in the second round by Larisa Neiland from the Soviet Union.
She won two singles titles on the ITF Circuit, and reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour on 26 September 1988, when she became the number 46 of the world. Gomer won one WTA singles title, the 1988 Northern California Open. She became the last British WTA titlist until Heather Watson won 2012 HP Open.
She also participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
She played in four editions of the Wightman Cup, playing five singles and four doubles matches, which were all losses, from 1986 to 1989.
When Gomer lost in the first round of the 1985 U.S. Open, her opponent, Mary Joe Fernández, aged 14 years and 8 days, became the youngest player to win a main draw match at any U.S. Open.
Gomer retired from competitive tennis in 1992. Soon afterwards she married John Palombo, an IT expert. They have three children. She now only plays tennis occasionally.