Dianne Balestrat

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Dianne Balestrat Tennis player
Dianne Balestrat
Dianne Fromholtz-Balestrat in 1989 during a game in World Team Tennis for the Portland Panthers
Nation: AustraliaAustralia Australia
Birthday: August 10, 1956
Size: 163 cm
1st professional season: 1973
Resignation: 1990
Playing hand: Left
Prize money: $ 1,145,377
Career record: 308: 206
Career title: 17th
Highest ranking: 4 (March 19 1979)
Grand Slam record
Career record: 134: 141
Career title: 7th
Highest ranking: 85 (June 25, 2007)
Current placement: 125
Grand Slam record
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat (born August 10, 1956 as Dianne Fromholtz in Albury , New South Wales ) is a former Australian tennis player .


Balestrat started playing tennis at the age of seven. At 16, she left school to take part in international tournaments. In 1973 she began her professional career on the WTA Tour . In January 1977 she made it to the final of the Australian Open , where she lost 2: 6, 5: 7 to Kerry Reid . She reached the semifinals of the French Open in 1979 and 1980 and the US Open in 1976 . In 1979 she was now number 4 in the world.

Her greatest success, however, was the double title in 1977 at the Australian Open at the side of Helen Gourlay . You defeated Betsy Nagelsen and Kerry Reid in three sets in the final .

In 1974 Balestrat won the team competition with the Australian Fed Cup team against the United States .


In December 1982 she married Claude Balestrat in Dural .

Success in Grand Slam tournaments

Individual: Participation in the final

year competition Final opponent Result
1977 (Jan.) Australian Open AustraliaAustralia Kerry Reid 7: 5, 6: 2

Doubles: tournament victory

year competition Partner Final opponents Result
1977 (Jan.) Australian Open AustraliaAustralia Helen Gourlay United StatesUnited States Betsy Nagelsen Kerry Reid
5: 7, 6: 1, 6: 4

Web links

Commons : Dianne Balestrat  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Fromholtz Marries. In: The Canberra Times. National Library of Australia, December 31, 1982, accessed December 1, 2017 .