Elna Reinach
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1968-12-02) 2 December 1968 (age 53)
Pretoria, South Africa
Turned pro1983
Retired1995
Prize money$1,096,356
Singles
Career record248–196 (55.9%)
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (13 February 1989)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1987)
French Open4R (1991)
Wimbledon3R (1988, 1990)
US Open4R (1988)
Doubles
Career record278–168 (62.3%)
Career titles10 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 10 (11 June 1990)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1987, 1994-95)
French OpenSF (1988, 1990)
WimbledonSF (1989)
US OpenSF (1989)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French OpenF (1993)
US OpenW (1994)
Team competitions
Fed Cup16–4

Elna Reinach (born 2 December 1968)[1] is a South African former professional tennis player.

With Patrick Galbraith, she won the US Open mixed doubles championship in 1994. She played in the 1992 Summer Olympics. Reinach was runner-up at the French Open with Danie Visser in 1993. Her brother, Fanie, coached her and their sister, Monica, as well as Lori McNeil, Lindsay Davenport, and Laura Gildemeister. After retiring in 1995, she had a daughter named Lané and another daughter named Liezel. Reinach received the Catalist Award in 2021 from Google & Austin Community Foundation.

Grand Slam tournament finals

Mixed doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1993 French Open Clay South Africa Danie Visser Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
Russia Eugenia Maniokova
2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 1994 US Open Hard United States Patrick Galbraith Australia Todd Woodbridge
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–4

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (1/1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Aug 1989 VS Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Lori McNeil 1–6, 3–6
Win 2. Feb 1993 Auckland Classic, New Zealand Hard United States Caroline Kuhlman 6–0, 6–0

Doubles: 19 (10 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jul 1986 Berkeley, United States Hard United States Amy Holton United States Beth Herr
United States Alycia Moulton
1–6, 2–6
Loss 2. Oct 1988 Filderstadt, Germany Carpet (i) Italy Raffaella Reggi Poland Iwona Kuczyńska
United States Martina Navratilova
1–6, 4–6
Win 3. Aug 1989 Albuquerque, United States Hard Australia Nicole Provis Italy Raffaella Reggi
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 4. Oct 1989 Filderstadt, Germany Carpet (i) Italy Raffaella Reggi United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
4–6, 6–7
Loss 5. Oct 1989 Bayonne, France Hard Italy Raffaella Reggi Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
France Catherine Tanvier
6–7, 5–7
Win 6. May 1990 Berlin, Germany Clay Australia Nicole Provis Australia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–1
Win 7. May 1990 Strasbourg, France Clay Australia Nicole Provis United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Liz Smylie
6–1, 6–4
Loss 8. May 1991 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Nicole Provis United States Jennifer Capriati
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
5–7, 2–6
Loss 9. May 1991 Berlin, Germany Clay Australia Nicole Provis Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
3–6, 3–6
Loss 10. Jun 1991 Birmingham, England Grass United States Sandy Collins Australia Nicole Provis
Australia Liz Smylie
3–6, 4–6
Loss 11. Nov 1991 Scottsdale, United States Hard United States andy Collins United States Mareen Harper
United States Cammy MacGregor
5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Win 12. Nov 1991 Brentwood, United States Hard United States Sandy Collins Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
5–7, 6–4, 7–6
Win 13. May 1992 Zürich, Switzerland Clay United States Amy Frazier Czechoslovakia Karina Habšudová
United States Marianne Werdel
7–5, 6–2
Loss 14. Jun 1992 Birmingham, England Grass United States Sandy Collins United States Lori McNeil
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 3–6, 6–8
Win 15. Nov 1992 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Gigi Fernández
United States Kathy Rinaldi
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Win 16. Nov 1992 VS Indianapolis, United States Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams United States Sandy Collins
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Win 17. Feb 1993 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard France Isabelle Demongeot Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi
6–2, 6–4
Win 18. Nov 1994 Quebec City, Canada Carpet France Nathalie Tauziat United States Linda Wild
United States Chanda Rubin
6–4, 6–3
Win 19. Feb 1995 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Canada Jill Hetherington Italy Laura Golarsa
Netherlands Caroline Vis
7–6, 6–2

ITF finals

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (6–1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 30 December 1980 Cape Town, South Africa Hard South Africa Monica Reinach 7–5, 6–4
Winner 2. 30 December 1980 Cumberland, United Kingdom Hard United Kingdom Nancy Cohen 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 5 May 1985 Sutton, United Kingdom Hard Japan Kumiko Okamoto 4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 20 May 1985 Bath, United Kingdom Clay China Zhong Ni 6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 17 January 1986 El Paso, United States Hard Netherlands Nanette Schutte 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 6. 22 December 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Karen Schimper 2–6, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 7. 18 January 1988 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Mariaan de Swardt 6–3, 6–4

Doubles (7–2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 9 December 1984 Hull, United Kingdom Hard South Africa Monica Reinach United Kingdom Cathy Drury
United Kingdom Ellinore Lightbody
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 15 April 1985 Cumberland, United Kingdom Hard South Africa Monica Reinach United Kingdom Lorrayne Gracie
West Germany Martina Reinhardt
6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 28 April 1985 Hatfield, United Kingdom Hard South Africa Monica Reinach China Li Xinyi
China Zhong Ni
2–6, 6–2, 9–7
Runner-up 4. 6 May 1985 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Hard South Africa Monica Reinach China Li Xinyi
China Zhong Ni
7–5, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 5. 20 May 1985 Bath, United Kingdom Clay South Africa Monica Reinach United Kingdom Belinda Borneo
United Kingdom Joy Tacon
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 10 January 1986 Miami, United States Hard South Africa Monica Reinach Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Japan Fukiko Osawa
7–6, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 17 November 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Monica Reinach United States Mary Dailey
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
1–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 15 December 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Monica Reinach United Kingdom Katie Rickett
United Kingdom Valda Lake
6–4, 6–2
Winner 9. 18 January 1988 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg South Africa Linda Barnard
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
3–6, 6–4, 6–4

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