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Annette Van Zyl
Annette Van Zyl
(born 25 September 1943 in Pretoria), also known by her married name as Annette du Plooy, is a South African former tennis player. She was ranked in the top ten female players during the mid 1960s, and in 1966 she won the French Open
French Open
Mixed Doubles title [1] with Frew McMillan, defeating Ann Haydon-Jones
Ann Haydon-Jones
and Clark Graebner in three sets.

Contents

1 Tennis
Tennis
career 2 Tournament finals

2.1 Singles 8 (6 titles – 2 runner-ups) 2.2 Doubles 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups) 2.3 Mixed doubles 1

3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Tennis
Tennis
career[edit] In January 1965 she won the singles title at the Natal Championships in Durban.[2] In April 1965 Van Zyl reached the final of the British Hard Court Championships at Bournemouth
Bournemouth
but was beaten in straight sets by Ann Haydon-Jones. In June of the same year she won the singles title at the grass court tournament in Cheltenham and later that month she was victorious at the London Grass Court Championship played at the Queen's Club, defeating Christine Truman in the final. In July she won the Welsh title also against Truman in the final.[3] She reached the semifinal of the French Open
French Open
singles in 1967, beating Billie Jean King in the quarterfinal before losing to Lesley Turner Bowrey.[4] In July 1968 she won the singles title at the Swiss Open after defeating Julie Heldman
Julie Heldman
in the final with the loss of just one game. In August she beat Judy Tegart in straight sets in the final of the singles event at the German Championships in Hamburg
Hamburg
and also won the doubles and mixed doubles events.[5] Van Zyl reached the final of the South African Championships singles event on three occasions, winning the title in 1963 and 1975 and ending as runner–up in 1965. Between 1964 and 1976 Van Zyl played in 11 ties for the South African Federation Cup team and compiled a 12–7 win-los record. According to A. Wallis Myers
A. Wallis Myers
of the Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph
and the Daily Mail, Van Zyl was ranked in the world top ten in 1965, 1966, and 1968, reaching a career high of World No. 6 in those rankings in 1965 and 1966.[6] Tournament finals[edit] Singles 8 (6 titles – 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. 1965 British Hard Court Championships Ann Haydon-Jones 5–7, 1–6

Runner-up 2. 1966 Italian Championships Ann Haydon-Jones 6–8, 1–6

Winner 1. 14 January 1968 Natal Championships [5] Carole Graebner 6–1, 6–1

Winner 2. June 1968 Int. Swiss Championships [5] Helga Niessen 6–3, 6–3

Winner 3. July 1968 Gstaad Championships [5] Julie Heldman 6–0, 6–1

Winner 4. 5 August 1968 German Championships [7] Judy Tegart 6–1, 7–5

Winner 5. August 1968 Kitzbuhel Championships [8] Erzsébet Polgár 6–1, 6–0

Winner 6. 26 November 1975 South African Open Brigitte Cuypers 6–3, 3–6, 6–4

Doubles 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. 1965 Rome, Italy Madonna Schacht Silvana Lazzarino Lea Pericoli 2–6, 6–2, 12–10

Winner 2. 1966 Rome, Italy Norma Baylon Ann Haydon-Jones Liz Starkie 6–3, 1–6, 6–2

Runner-up 3. 1967 French Open, France Pat Walkden Françoise Dürr Gail Sherriff 2–6, 2–6

Runner-up 4. 1968 Rome, Italy Pat Walkden Margaret Court Virginia Wade 2–6, 5–7

Winner 3. 1968 German Championships Pat Walkden Winnie Shaw Judy Tegart 6–3, 7–5

Winner 4. 12 June 1976 Beckenham, England Brigitte Cuypers Natasha Chmyreva Olga Morozova 9–7, 6–4

Runner-up 5. 5 July 1976 Gstaad, Switzerland Brigitte Cuypers Betsy Nagelsen Wendy Turnbull 4–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles 1[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. 1966 French Championships Frew McMillan Ann Haydon-Jones Clark Graebner 1–6, 6–3, 6–2

Personal life[edit] On 20 April 1968 Van Zyl married Jan du Plooy in Pretoria.[9] She is currently head coach at Brooklyn Union Tennis
Tennis
Club.[10] References[edit]

^ French Open
French Open
– Past Mixed Doubles Champions ^ Russell Eldridge, ed. (1977). Tennis : The South African Story. Owen Williams. p. 111. OCLC 86066820.  ^ "Miss Van Zyl Takes Welsh Tennis
Tennis
Title". The New York Times. 17 July 1965.  ^ French Open
French Open
1967, women, singles. Archived 8 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b c d John Barrett, ed. (1969). BP Yearbook of World Tennis. London: Ward Lock. pp. 103–105, 173, 177. ISBN 978-0706318241. OCLC 502175694.  ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins
Bud Collins
History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 703. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  ^ "DuPIooy Takes Title In W, German Tennis". The Bridgeport Telegram. 14 August 1968. p. 17.  ^ "Cops Tennis
Tennis
Crown Kitzbuehel". The Ottawa Journal. 20 August 1968. p. 14.  ^ "Uit alle sporthoeken". Algemeen Handelsblad
Algemeen Handelsblad
(in Dutch). 2 April 1968. p. 11 – via Delpher.  ^ "Brooklyn Union Tennis
Tennis
Cub". BUTC. 

External links[edit]

Annette Van Zyl
Annette Van Zyl
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Annette Van Zyl
Annette Van Zyl
at the Fed Cup

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French Championships mixed doubles champions

(1902) Helene Prevost / Réginald Forbes (1903) Helene Prevost / Réginald Forbes (1904) Kate Gillou / Max Decugis (1905) Yvonne de Pfooffel / Max Decugis (1906) Yvonne de Pfooffel / Max Decugis (1907) A. Péan / Robert Wallet (1908) Kate Gillou / Max Decugis (1909) Jeanne Matthey
Jeanne Matthey
/ Max Decugis (1910) Marguerite Mény / Édouard Mény de Marangue (1911) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
/ Andre Gobert (1912) Daisy Speranza / William Laurentz (1913) Daisy Speranza / William Laurentz (1914) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Max Decugis (1915–1919) No competition (due to World War I) (1920) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Max Decugis (1921) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1922) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1923) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1924) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
/ Jean Borotra (1925) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1926) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1927) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
Bordes / Jean Borotra (1928) Eileen Bennett / Henri Cochet (1929) Eileen Bennett / Henri Cochet (1930) Cilly Aussem
Cilly Aussem
/ Bill Tilden (1931) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
/ Pat Spence (1932) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
/ Fred Perry (1933) Margaret Scriven
Margaret Scriven
/ Jack Crawford (1934) Colette Rosambert / Jean Borotra (1935) Lolette Payot / Marcel Bernard (1936) Billie Yorke / Marcel Bernard (1937) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Yvon Petra (1938) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Dragutin Mitić (1939) Sarah Palfrey Fabyan / Elwood Cooke (1940–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz
/ Budge Patty (1947) Sheila Piercey / Eric Sturgess (1948) Patricia Canning Todd / Jaroslav Drobný (1949) Sheila Piercey / Eric Sturgess (1950) Barbara Scofield / Enrique Morea (1951) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1953) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1954) Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
/ Lew Hoad (1955) Darlene Hard / Gordon Forbes (1956) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Luis Ayala (1957) Věra Pužejová / Jiří Javorský (1958) Shirley Bloomer / Nicola Pietrangeli (1959) Yola Ramírez Ochoa / William Knight (1960) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Robert Howe (1961) Darlene Hard / Rod Laver (1962) Renée Schuurman / Robert Howe (1963) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1964) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1965) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1966) Annette Van Zyl
Annette Van Zyl
/ Frew McMillan (1967) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
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