Michelle Tyler
Full nameMichelle Tyler-Wilson
Country (sports) United Kingdom
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Born (1958-07-08) 8 July 1958 (age 62)
United Kingdom
Turned pro1976
Singles
Career titles0
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1976)
French Open2R (1978)
Wimbledon3R (1975, 1978)
US Open3R (1977)
Doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1976)

Michelle Tyler (born 8 July 1958) is a British former professional tennis player who won the singles title at the French Open Girls' event in 1976.

She reached the quarterfinal of the doubles event at the 1976 Australian Open, partnering Sue Barker, in which they lost in three sets to Kathleen Harter and Wendy Turnbull.[1]

Tyler was the runner-up at the 1977 Kent Championships singles event after losing the final in three sets to Yvonne Vermaak.[2]

In 1977 and 1978 she was a member of the British team in the Wightman Cup, the annual women's team tennis competition between the United States and Great Britain. In 1977 she lost her singles rubber to Rosemary Casals while the following year she won her singles rubber against Pam Shriver.[3]

WTA career finals

Singles (1 runner-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 1977 Beckenham, UK Grass South Africa Yvonne Vermaak 4–6, 7–5, 1–6

Doubles (1 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Dec 1975 Adelaide, Australia Grass United Kingdom Sue Barker Australia Kym Ruddell
Australia Janet Young
7–5, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Dec 1975 Perth, Australia Grass United Kingdom Sue Barker Australia Lesley Bowrey
Australia Christine Matison
6–7, 3–6
Loss 2–1 Jun 1978 Chichester, UK Grass South Africa Yvonne Vermaak United States Janet Newberry
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 6–3, 6–4

References

  1. ^ "Draw archive – 1976 Women's Doubles quarterfinals". www.ausopen.com. Tennis Australia.
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1978). World of Tennis 1978 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. pp. 283, 353. ISBN 9780354090391.
  3. ^ "Pam Not Joining Pros Now". Schenectady Gazette. AP. 4 December 1978. p. 33.