Rene Simpson

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Rene Simpson Collins
Country Canada
Born14 January 1966
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Died17 October 2013(2013-10-17) (aged 47)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired1998
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeTCU Horned Frogs
Prize money$485,389
Singles
Career record161–133
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 70 (10 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989, 1992, 1994)
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1992, 1994, 1997)
US Open2R (1992, 1993)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record99–119
Career titles3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 32 (21 August 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
French Open3R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (1998)
US OpenQF (1996)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1992)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
French Open1R (1995, 1996, 1997)
Wimbledon1R (1995)
US Open2R (1995)
Last updated on: 21 May 2013.
 
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Rene Simpson Collins
Country Canada
Born14 January 1966
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Died17 October 2013(2013-10-17) (aged 47)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired1998
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeTCU Horned Frogs
Prize money$485,389
Singles
Career record161–133
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 70 (10 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989, 1992, 1994)
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1992, 1994, 1997)
US Open2R (1992, 1993)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record99–119
Career titles3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 32 (21 August 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
French Open3R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (1998)
US OpenQF (1996)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1992)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
French Open1R (1995, 1996, 1997)
Wimbledon1R (1995)
US Open2R (1995)
Last updated on: 21 May 2013.

Rene Simpson Collins (14 January 1966 – 17 October 2013) was a Canadian professional tennis player from Sarnia, Ontario. She reached a WTA singles ranking of 70 in 1989,[1] after a successful NCAA career for Texas Christian University.[2]

She was a member of the Canada Fed Cup team from 1988 to 1998, coach 1998–2000, and captain 2001–2010.[3]

Simpson died on 17 October 2013 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. She was 47.[4][5]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner–up1.7 November 1988Rainha Cup, Guarujá, BrazilHardArgentina Mercedes Paz5–7, 2–6

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Winner1.14 November 1994OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open, Taipei, TaiwanHardAustralia Michelle Jaggard-LaiBelgium Nancy Feber
France Alexandra Fusai
6–0, 7–6(12–10)
Winner2.27 February 1995Puerto Rico Open, San Juan, Puerto RicoHardGermany Karin KschwendtItaly Laura Golarsa
United States Linda Wild
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Runner–up1.10 April 1995Virginia Slims of Houston, Houston, United StatesClayGermany Wiltrud ProbstUnited States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
4–6, 2–6
Winner3.24 April 1995Zagreb Open, Zagreb, CroatiaClayArgentina Mercedes PazItaly Laura Golarsa
Romania Irina Spîrlea
7–5, 6–2

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