DETAILED TENNIS CV: 1994 – 2008

 

SURINA DE BEER

 

 

 


 

1994

Won the JNR, US OPEN doubles title.

 

Was the No. 1 Player for the South African team who won the WORLD YOUTH CUP for an African Country for the first time in history. Played in Tucson, Arizona and was ranked as the No. 1 player in the world for girls U/16.

 

Made the semifinals of the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ORANGE BOWL in singles for girls U/16.

 

Won the doubles WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Orange bowl U/16.

 

Played JUNIOR WIMBLEDON.

 

No. 1 singles and doubles ranking in S.A for Girls U/18.

 

WON 2 JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL TITLES U/18 singles.

 

WON 4 JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL TITLES U/18 doubles.

 

 

 


1995

 

Won the AUSTRALIAN HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIP doubles title for Girls U/18

 

Quarterfinals of the JUNIOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN – singles

 

Semifinals of the JUNIOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN – doubles

 

Round of 32 at JUNIOR WIMBLEDON singles

 

Won 2 South African VICTOR AWARDS for : BEST TEAM and

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

 

1995 was a year of injuries, surgery in her right wrist, out of tennis for 8 months

 

 

 


1996

 

Won 4 JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL titles in singles.

 

Won 2 JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL titles in doubles.

 

Won JUNIOR US OPEN doubles title for the second time.

 

Won first INTERNATIONAL SENIOR singles title in Ilkley, GBR.

 

Won 2 INTERNATIONAL SENIOR doubles titles.

 

INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR CAREER : Singles ranking - 16

Doubles ranking - 9

 

Another severe injury , a stress fracture in her left lower leg kept her out of play for more than 2 months.

 

 

 


1997

 

Played 10 SENIOR ITF INTERNATIONAL tournaments and out of the 10 she WON 5 singles titles, 3 of them in 3 consecutive weeks and 5 doubles titles. She had a 16 match singles winning streak.

 

Out of these 10 tournaments she made 2 more FINALS in singles and 1 doubles final.

 

One of these titles was the IRISH OPEN where she won both singles and doubles.

 

Another of these titles was the Challenger Masters in Kyoto, Japan.

 

Surina moved her WTA ranking up to 198 on the singles and 210 in doubles in her first year on the tour.

 

Because of her right wrist she only started her year 1997 in June and ended it in October 1997 because of a stress fracture in both lower legs.

 

 


1998

 

SINGLES :-

 

Reached a career high WTA RANKING of 116 in July in singles.

 

Won three matches to qualify for her first GRAND SLAM main draw at 1998

 

WIMBLEDON than reached the 3rd round losing to NR 9 in the world Irena Spirlea 6-4 6-4

 

Made the Last round of qualifying at the US OPEN

 

Made the 2 round of qualifying at the FRENCH OPEN

 

Ranked as the NR 4 Player in South Africa after Amanda Coetzer, Mariaan De Swart and Joanette Kruger.

 

 

DOUBLES :-

 

Reached a career high WTA RANKING of 120.

 

Won title in Rockford IL $25 000 event, Semifinal Midland MI $75 000 event

 

Quarterfinals in JAPAN OPEN $180 000 event.

 

Quarterfinals in the BIRMINGHAM CLASIC $180 000 event

 

Losing at WIMBLEDON against Martina Hingis and Jana Novotna who won the title.

 

 

 


1999

 

SINGLES :-

 

Year high WTA Ranking of 124

Made the 2 round in qualifying of the AUSTRALIAN OPEN.

Reached the last 16 of the JAPAN OPEN $180 000

Made the QUARTERFINALS in Edinburgh SCO $50 000 event

Made the 2 round in qualifying of the FRENCH OPEN.

By beating the 2nd seed she reached the FINALS in Surbiton GBR $25 000 event

Made the 2 round in qualifying of WIMBLEDON

By beating the 10 seed she reached the Last round of qualifying at the US OPEN.

She made the SEMI-FIANALS in Welwyn GBR $25 000 event

A repeat of 1998 as the NR 4 Player in South Africa

 

DOUBLES :-

 

Year high WTA Ranking of 107

WON Athens GRE $25 000 event

Made FINALS in Edinburgh SCO $50 000

WON Bronx USA $50 000 event beating the NR 1, 2, and 3 seeds.

WON Tessaloniki GRE $25 000 event

Reached the FINALS of Batumi GEO $50 000

Reached the Semifinals in Quebec CAN $180 000 event

 

 

 


2000

 

SINGLES :-

 

Played Fed Cup for South-Africa in Spain and won 2 of the 3 singles matches she played

Made quarter finals of a $50 000 event in Korea (singles)

 

 

DOUBLES :-

 

Made the semi final of a $1,000,000 WTA event in Hilton Head beating the 4th seeds (Horn/PO)

Made third round at the ERICSON OPEN beating the 9th seeds (Tarabini/Labat)

Quarter finals of a $550 000 WTA event beating the 3rd seeds (Spirlea/Vis)

Second Round in WIMBLEDON --lost to Serena and Venus Williams the eventual winners

Second Round in FRENCH OPEN ---lost to Suarez and Pascual who reached the finals

Second round in US OPEN ----lost to Black and Likoftseva who reached the finals

Second Round in AUSTRALIAN OPEN ---lost to Halard/Sugiyama

Reached the finals of a $75 000 in Midland USA

Won the $50 000 event in the Bronx USA for the second year in a row

Were the alternate for the SA TEAM to go to OLYMPIC games

 

Currently the NR 2 in South-Africa in doubles after Amanda Coetzer

 

WTA RANKING of 50

 

 


2001

 

Had 2 Right Shoulder Operations and a Left Wrist Operation which kept her out of Tennis for the whole year.

 

 

 


2002

 

After being out of tennis for almost 15 Months she came back and played Indian Wells and with Partner Nannie De Villiers Defeated Amanda Coetzer and Lori Mcniel

 

Got her Doubles Ranking back to 220 but had to stop again due to another operation, this time in the Right ankle

 

 


2003

 

Won 3 ITF Titles in Doubles Titles Include: Allentown, PA / Harrisonburg, VA / Baltimore, MD

 

Made Finals of 3 ITF Doubles: Tournaments Include : Evansville, IN / Dallas TX / Cardiff, GBR

 

Won 2 of 3 (other 1 Finals) Hastings British Tour Money Tournaments (SINGLES)

 

 


2004

 

(was mainly coaching at Sutton Tennis Academy)

 

Won 3 of 6 ITF doubles tournaments played

Titles Include: Birmingham, GBR / Lagos, NIG / Lagos, NIG

Finals Include: Surbiton, GBR / Lagos, NIG / Lagos, NIG

 

Won 2 Hastings British Tour Money Tournaments (SINGLES) At Wrexham & The Queens Club

 

 


2005

 

Qualified and Made semis of the $10 000 tournament in Montechoro in Portugal (Singles)

Won 2 British tour events in Billsley and Wrexham (Singles)

Qualified and Made Semis of the $10 000 tournament in Tipton (GBR) (Singles)

Qualified and made Quarterfinals $ 25 000 in Monzon ESP (Singles)

Qualified and made Semis of $25 000 in Felixstove GBR (Singles)

Made the Semis of $25 000 In Lagos NIG

 

WON ITF doubles titles of the following tournaments: Billsley $10 000 / Monzon $25 000 / Lagos $25 000.

 

 


2006

 

 

Played only 3 tournaments because of work commitment went to play to keep my WTA ranking from dropping off

 

Quarter Finals in Lagos (Nigeria) $25 000 (Singles)

WON in Lagos (Nigeria) $25 000 (Doubles)

WON in Pretoria (South Africa) $10 000 (Singles)

WON in Pretoria (South Africa) $ 10 000 (Singles)

 

Because of a stress fracture earlier the year 2006 in left foot and a working holiday visa which ran out, I had to go back to South Africa for about 4 months. The Sutton Junior Tennis Centre helped me get my 5 yr work permit.

 

Because I had a lot of expenses as a result of obtaining my visa and not being able to earn any money for the first 6 months of the year, I decided to fully commit myself to coaching from July ’06 until April 2007

 

 


2007

 

 

Playing Fed Cup NR 1 for South Afirca held in Mauritius, Help the SA team reach the final play offs

 

Won the ITF Scottish Open Singles Title: Edinburgh, SCO

 

Reach the ITF Singles Finals of: Bournemouth, GBR

 

Reach the ITF Singles Semi Finals of: Edmond, OK (USA), Hamilton, CA

Reach the ITF Singles Quarter Finals of: Dallas TX (USA)

 

WON 3 ITF Doubles Titles at: South Lake, TX and Hamilton CAN, Mexico City MEX

 

Reach the ITF doubles Finals: Dallas TX

 

Reach ITF doubles Semi Finals: San Francisco CA (USA), Albuquerque NM (USA), Troy AL USA

 

 


2008

 

 

Won ITF Doubles Title: EL Paso TX (USA)

 

Reach ITF Doubles Finals in: Midland MI (USA)

 

 

Reach ITF Doubles Semi: Incheon, KOR

 

 

Reach ITF Doubles Quarter Finals: La Quinta, CA

 

Reach Singles Quarter Finals: Incheon

 

 

Reach Singles 16’s : Redding, CA