Renee Schuurman
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Renee Schuurman

Renée Schuurman
Full nameRenée Schuurman Haygarth
ITF nameRenee Schuurman
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born(1939-10-26)26 October 1939
Durban, South Africa
Died30 May 2001(2001-05-30) (aged 61)[1]
Howick, South Africa
Career recordunknown value
Highest rankingNo. 8 (1963)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1959)
French OpenSF (1962)
WimbledonSF (1961)
US Open3R (1962)
Career recordunknown value
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1959)
French OpenW (1959, 1961, 1962, 1963)
WimbledonF (1960, 1962)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1959)
French OpenW (1962)
WimbledonQF (1963, 1964)

Renée Schuurman Haygarth (née Schuurman; 26 October 1939[2] - 30 May 2001[3]) was a female tennis player from South Africa who won five Grand Slam women's doubles titles and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title.[4]


Schuurman teamed with fellow South African Sandra Reynolds Price to win four Grand Slam women's doubles titles. They won the 1959 Australian Championships and the 1959, 1961, and 1962 French Championships. In addition, they were the runners-up at Wimbledon in 1960 and 1962. Schuurman won her other Grand Slam women's doubles title with Ann Haydon-Jones at the 1963 French Championships. They defeated Margaret Court and Robyn Ebbern in the final.

In April 1962 she defeated Angela Mortimer in the final of the British Hard Court Championships.[5]

Schuurman and Bob Howe teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1962 French Championships. She and Rod Laver were twice the runners-up in Grand Slam mixed doubles tournaments, at the 1959 Australian and French Championships. Her best Grand Slam singles result was when she reached the final at the 1959 Australian Championships, losing to Mary Carter Reitano 6-2, 6-3. Schuurman won the German Championships in 1963, defeating Lesley Turner Bowrey in the final in three sets.[6]

According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Schuurman was ranked in the world top ten from 1960 through 1963, reaching a career high of World No. 8 in those rankings in 1963.[7]

She married Peter Haygarth on 29 May 1964 in Durban. Her second marriage, to Robin Osborne, took place in 1977.[1]

Grand Slam finals

Singles (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponents Score
Runner-up 1959 Australian Championships Grass Australia Mary Carter Reitano 2-6, 3-6

Doubles (5 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Mixed doubles (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1959 Australian Championships Grass Australia Rod Laver South Africa Sandra Reynolds
Australia Bob Mark
6-4, 11-13, 1-6
Runner-up 1959 French Championships Clay Australia Rod Laver United Kingdom Billy Knight
Mexico Yola Ramírez
4-6, 4-6
Winner 1962 French Championships Clay Australia Robert Howe Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
Australia Fred Stolle
3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A F A A A A A 0 / 1
French Championships A A 1R 2R 3R QF 4R SF 3R A 0 / 7
Wimbledon 1R A 2R 2R 1R QF SF QF QF 2R 0 / 9
U.S. Championships A A A A 2R A A 3R A A 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 19

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

See also


  1. ^ a b Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. pp. 409, 411. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  2. ^ "Fed Cup - Player Profile - Renee SCHUURMAN". Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ "Natal Witness obituary - Renée Haygarth (nee Schuurman) (1939-2001)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ John Nauright, Charles Parrish -Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice 2012 p164 "Sandra Reynold from South Africa reached both the ladies' singles and doubles finals at Wimbledon in 1960, competing in the doubles with fellow country member Renée Schuurman. They again reached the Wimbledon final two years later, ..."
  5. ^ "Renee Schuurman Cops British Ladies Tennis". Star-News. 29 Apr 1962. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Turner, Stolle Beaten". The Canberra Times. 37, (10, 614). 14 August 1963. p. 46 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 703. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.

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