Andrea Jaeger

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Andrea Jaeger Tennis player
Andrea Jaeger
Andrea Jaeger 1981
Nation: United StatesUnited States United States
Birthday: June 4, 1965
Size: 168 cm
1st professional season: 1980
Resignation: 1985
Playing hand: Right, two-handed backhand
Prize money: $ 1,379,065
Career record: 260: 85
Career title: 0 WTA , 10 ITF
Highest ranking: 3 (January 17 1983)
Grand Slam record
Career record: 47:38
Career title: 0 WTA 2 ITF
Grand Slam record
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

Andrea Jaeger (born June 4, 1965 in Chicago , Illinois ) is a former American tennis player .


She started her tennis career at the age of 14 and soon became number 3 in the world with victories over Chris Evert and Martina Navrátilová . A serious shoulder injury ended her professional career when she was not even 20 years old.

The highlights of her career were reaching the finals of the French Open in 1982 and the English tennis championships at Wimbledon in 1983, both of which she lost to Martina Navrátilová.

Between 1981 and 1983 she also played nine games for the US Fed Cup team , of which she only lost one.


Her older sister Susie was also a professional tennis player.

After retiring, she went to college and studied theology . After completing her studies, she founded the Silver Lining Foundation in 1990, which has set itself the goal of caring for young cancer patients.

Her foundation's supporters include such prominent figures as John McEnroe , Andre Agassi , Pete Sampras , Kevin Costner and Cindy Crawford .

On September 16, 2006, she became a nun in the Anglican Dominican Church. In 2009 Sister Andrea left the order.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Patrick Saunders: Jaeger finds joy in serving others . In: The Denver Post , January 31, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2010. 
  2. Matthew Futterman: Where Are They Now? . In: The Wall Street Journal , August 27, 2010.