Dutch Tennis Player Betty Stove

Betty Stove

Betty Stove born on the 24th of June, 1945 in Rotterdam, Netherlands is best known for reaching the finals of the Wimbledon in 1977 which she lost to Virginia Wade. She was also the runner up in the 1977 US Open singles in which she lost to Chris Evert. She has won ten Women doubles and Mixed doubles Grand Slam titles along with ending up as runner up in another 17 matches. Stove has secured the best singles rank of being World’s N0. 5 on the 3rd of July, 1977. Stove was ranked as No. 1 in the doubles as she has won a total of 75 women doubles matches in her career, 6 of them coming from the Grand Slam. She is the winner of The French Open in 1972 and 1979, whereas she secured the Wimbledon doubles title in 1972. She also bagged in the US Open Doubles title in 1972, 1977 and 1979. In the Australian Open she managed to reach the Doubles semifinals in 1967.

Stove also holds in her records four mixed Doubles Grand Slam titles coming from the Wimbledon in 1978 and 1981 and the US Open in 1977 and 1978. She was also the finalist of the women Mixed doubles in the French Open in the year 1973 and 1981. Stove competed in all the three categories of Wimbledon in 1977 in the finals and lost all. Stove is also the former member of ITF committee of management as its first woman member.

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