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Betty Stöve : biography

24 June 1945 -

Betty Stöve (born 24 June 1945 in Rotterdam) is a former Dutch professional tennis player. She is best remembered for reaching the ladies' singles final at Wimbledon in 1977. She also won ten Grand Slam titles in women's doubles and mixed doubles.

Post-retirement activity

Stöve coached Hana Mandlíková from 1980 through 1990. She also coached Kristie Boogert.

Stöve is a former member of the ITF Committee of Management, its first female member.

She received the WTA Tour Honorary Membership Award in November 1987. She served three terms as President of WTA Tour Players Association.

In 1990, Stöve wrote Total Tennis, a tennis instruction book. She is also an accomplished photographer.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1977 Wimbledon Grass GBR}} Virginia Wade 4–6, 6–3, 6–1

Women's doubles: 14 (6 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1972 French Open Clay USA}} Billie Jean King GBR}} Winnie Shaw Nell Truman 6–1, 6–2
Winner 1972 Wimbledon Grass USA}} Billie Jean King FRA}} Françoise Dürr Judy Tegart Dalton 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 1972 US Open Grass FRA}} Françoise Dürr AUS}} Margaret Court Virginia Wade 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1973 French Open Clay FRA}} Françoise Dürr AUS}} Margaret Court Virginia Wade 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1973 Wimbledon Grass FRA}} Françoise Dürr USA}} Rosie Casals Billie Jean King 6–1, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1974 US Open Grass FRA}} Françoise Dürr USA}} Rosie Casals Billie Jean King 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1975 Wimbledon Grass FRA}} Françoise Dürr USA}} Ann Kiyomura Kazuko Sawamatsu 7–5, 1–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1976 Wimbledon Grass USA}} Billie Jean King USA}} Chris Evert Martina Navratilova 6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1977 Wimbledon Grass TCH}} Martina Navratilova AUS}} Helen Gourlay JoAnne Russell 6–3, 6–3
Winner 1977 US Open (2) Clay TCH}} Martina Navratilova USA}} Renée Richards Betty-Ann Stuart 6–1, 7–6
Winner 1979 French Open (2) Clay AUS}} Wendy Turnbull FRA}} Françoise Dürr Virginia Wade 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1979 Wimbledon Grass AUS}} Wendy Turnbull USA}} Billie Jean King Martina Navratilova 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1979 US Open (3) Hard AUS}} Wendy Turnbull USA}} Billie Jean King Martina Navratilova 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1980 US Open Hard USA}} Pam Shriver USA}} Billie Jean King Martina Navratilova 7–6, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 13 (4 titles, 9 runner-ups)

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