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Wendy Turnbull

Turned pro

Career titles

54 kg

Career record

1.64 m

Prize money
US$ 2,769,024

Tennis player


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Boca Raton, Florida, USA andSandgate, Queensland, Australia

26 November 1952 (age 71) Brisbane, Australia (

Right-handed (one handed-backhand)

Olympic medals
Tennis at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's Doubles

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Wendy Turnbull, , (born 26 November 1952) is a retired professional tennis player from Australia. During her career, she won nine Grand Slam titles, four of them in women's doubles and five of them in mixed doubles. She also was a three-time Grand Slam singles runner-up and won 10 singles titles and 55 doubles titles.


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Turnbull turned professional in 1975. Her career high rankings were third in singles and fifth in doubles. She was ranked in the year-end world top 20 for 10 consecutive years (1977 through 1986) and in the year-end world top 10 for eight consecutive years from 1977 to 1984. She was nicknamed "Rabbit" by her peers because of her foot speed around the court.

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Turnbull was a singles runner-up at the 1977 US Open, the 1979 French Open, and the 1980 Australian Open. She won four women's doubles titles and five mixed doubles titles at Grand Slam events.

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She was a 12-time runner-up in Grand Slam doubles events: 11 times in women's doubles and one time in mixed doubles. Nine of her 11 women's doubles losses were to teams that included Martina Navratilova.

Turnbull teamed with Elizabeth Smylie to win the bronze medal in women's doubles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. She is one of very few players to have a winning record against Steffi Graf and leads 2–1 in head-to-head matches.

Turnbull was a member of Australia's Fed Cup team from 1977 through 1988, compiling a 46–16 overall win–loss record (17–8 in singles and 29–8 in doubles). She was the captain or coach of the team from 1985 to 1993.

In 1979, the Supersisters trading card set was produced and distributed; one of the cards featured Turnbull's name and picture.

Turnbull was appointed to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Olympic Committee in 1991, the only player appointed to the committee. She also serves on the ITF's Fed Cup Committee.

Wendy Turnbull was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1984. In December 1993, the city of Brisbane named a public park in her honour. She was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009.


Smylie and Turnbull lost in the semi-finals to Pam Shriver and Zina Garrison 7-6(5), 6-4. In 1988, there was no bronze medal play off match, both beaten semi-final pairs received bronze medals.

Mixed doubles

  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
  • Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.
  • References

    Wendy Turnbull Wikipedia

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