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Rosalyn Fairbank

Rosalyn Fairbank
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1960-11-02) 2 November 1960
Durban, South Africa
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money US$ 1,639,135
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 15 (16 April 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1982, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1992)
French Open 4R (1985)
Wimbledon QF (1988, 1989)
US Open 4R (1982, 1989)
Career titles 18
Highest ranking No. 12 (21 December 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1983)
French Open W (1981, 1983)
Wimbledon SF (1981)
US Open F (1983)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open F (1986)

Rosalyn Doris Fairbank-Nideffer (born 2 November 1960) is a retired female professional tennis player from South Africa. She played her first grand slam in 1979, with her last appearance coming as late as 1997. She won a WTA Tour singles event in Richmond in 1983 and numerous doubles titles, with the highlight being her Grand Slam titles at the 1981 French Open with Tanya Harford and 1983 with Candy Reynolds. She won 317 singles and 472 doubles matches on the tour during her long career.


  • Grand Slam finals 1
    • Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up) 1.1
    • Mixed doubles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up) 1.2
  • External links 2

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents in final Score
Winner 1981 French Open Tanya Harford Candy Reynolds
Paula Smith
6–1, 6–3
Winner 1983 French Open (2) Candy Reynolds Kathy Jordan
Anne Smith
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1983 U.S. Open Candy Reynolds Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
6–7, 6–1, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents in final Score
Runner-up 1986 French Open Mark Edmondson Ken Flach
Kathy Jordan
3–6, 7–6, 6–3

External links

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