Mariaan de Swardt

Mariaan de Swardt
Country (sports)  South Africa
Residence Johannesburg, South Africa
Bluffton, South Carolina, U.S.
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Born (1971-03-18) 18 March 1971
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money US$ 1,140,865
Career record 204–136
Career titles 1 WTA 9 ITF
Highest ranking 28 (8 April 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1995, 1996, 1999)
French Open 3R (1999)
Wimbledon 4R (1995)
US Open 3R (1994)
Career record 196–131
Career titles 4 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking 11 (19 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1996, 1999)
French Open QF (1996)
Wimbledon F (1999)
US Open QF (1996)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1999)
French Open W (2000)

Mariaan de Swardt (born 18 March 1971) is a former tennis player from South Africa, who played as a professional from 1988 to 2001. She twice represented her native country at the Summer Olympics, in 1992 and 1996,[1] and was a member of the South African Fed Cup Team in 1992 and 1994–1997. In 2006, de Swardt became a U.S. citizen.

De Swardt won two Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles competition: the 1999 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open with partner David Adams. In addition to that, she also holds four women's doubles titles and reached as high as No. 11 in the women's doubles world ranking. She has one WTA Tour singles title from 1998 and reached No. 28 in the world singles ranking in 1996.

Since retiring from tennis, she has been a commentator for Eurosport and South African television, and has coached at professional, collegiate and recreational level with her base being at Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides in Houston, Texas and is a teaching professional at the River Oaks Country Club. In 2004, she set up a non-profit charity, the Pet Care Fund, to help animals.[2]

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Runner-up 10. 4 July 1999 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass Ukraine Elena Tatarkova United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu
4–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 2 (2-0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Winner 1. 31 January 1999 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard South Africa David Adams Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Serena Williams
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 2. 11 Jun 2000 French Open, Paris, France Clay South Africa David Adams Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 3–6, 6–3

WTA Tour finals

Singles 1

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (0/0) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (1/0) Premier (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/0) International (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 16 August 1998 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Hard Austria Barbara Schett 3–6, 7–6, 7–5

Doubles 9 (4–5)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Runner-up 1. 30 April 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay Croatia Iva Majoli Latvia Larisa Savchenko
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5–7, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 2. 20 May 1995 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Romania Ruxandra Dragomir Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Canada Patricia Hy
6–3, 6–5
Runner-up 3. 4 February 1996 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) Romania Irina Spîrlea United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–7, 3–6
Winner 4. 19 May 1996 Cardiff, United Kingdom Clay United States Katrina Adams Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Laurence Courtois
6–0, 6–4
Winner 5. 20 June 1998 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 16 August 1998 Boston, United States Hard United States Mary Joe Fernandez United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 30 August 1998 New Haven, United States Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 8. 18 October 1998 Zürich, Switzerland Hard (i) Ukraine Elena Tatarkova United States Venus Williams
United States Serena Williams
7–5, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 16 January 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard Ukraine Elena Tatarkova France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
France Émilie Loit
6–1, 6–2

Head vs. Head Record


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