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Brett Steven : biography

27 April 1969 -

Brett Andrew Steven (born 27 April 1969, in Auckland, New Zealand) is a tennis player from New Zealand.

Steven turned professional in 1988 and won his first tour doubles title in 1991 at Newport, Rhode Island.

Steven's best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the 1993 Australian Open, where he reached the quarter-finals before being knocked-out by Pete Sampras.

Steven represented New Zealand at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lost in the first round to Arnaud Boetsch of France.

Steven won a total of nine top-level doubles titles during his career, the most significant of which was the Indian Wells Masters which he won in 1995 (partnering Tommy Ho). Though he did not win any top-level singles titles during his career, Steven was a singles runner-up at three tour events (Schenectady in 1993, Auckland in 1996 and Newport in 1997). His career-high rankings were World No. 32 in singles and No. 16 in doubles. His career prize-money totalled US$2,439,714. Steven retired from the professional tour in 1999.

Doubles titles (9)

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP International Series Gold (0)
ATP International Series (8)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner in Final Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1991 Newport, U.S. Grass ITA}} Gianluca Pozzi ARG}} Javier Frana Bruce Steel 6–4, 6–4
2. 1994 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet CZE}} Martin Damm GER}} David Prinosil Udo Riglewski 6–3, 6–4
3. 1994 Hong Kong Hard USA}} Jim Grabb SWE}} Jonas Björkman Patrick Rafter W/O
4. 1994 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay RSA|1928}} Lan Bale USA}} Ken Flach Stephane Simian 6–3, 7–5
5. 1995 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard USA}} Tommy Ho RSA}} Gary Muller Piet Norval 6–4, 7–6
6. 1997 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet RUS}} Andrei Olhovskiy DEN}} Kenneth Carlsen Frederik Fetterlein 6–4, 6–2
7. 1997 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet RUS}} Andrei Olhovskiy GER}} David Prinosil Daniel Vacek 6–4, 6–3
8. 1997 Newport, U.S. Grass USA}} Justin Gimelstob USA}} Kent Kinnear Aleksandar Kitinov 6–3, 6–4
9. 1998 Auckland, New Zealand Hard USA}} Patrick Galbraith CZE}} Tom Nijssen Jeff Tarango 6–4, 6–2

Runner-ups (8)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner in Final Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1993 Schenectady, U.S. Hard ZIM}} Byron Black GER}} Bernd Karbacher Andrei Olhovskiy 6–2, 6–7, 1–6
2. 1995 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) USA}} Tommy Ho USA}} Jared Palmer Richey Reneberg 6–4, 6–7, 1–6
3. 1995 Bermuda Clay AUS}} Jason Stoltenberg CAN}} Grant Connell Todd Martin 6–7, 6–2, 5–7
4. 1995 Moscow, Russia Carpet USA}} Tommy Ho ZIM}} Byron Black Jared Palmer 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
5. 1996 Auckland, New Zealand Hard SWE}} Jonas Björkman RSA}} Marcos Ondruska Jack Waite W/O
6. 1996 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard USA}} Richey Reneberg USA}} Patrick Galbraith Rick Leach 7–5, 5–7, 5–7
7. 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard NED}} Jan Siemerink NED}} Tom Kempers Menno Oosting 4–6, 6–7
8. 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay RSA}} David Adams USA}} Donald Johnson Francisco Montana 2–6, 5–7
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