Ingrid Löfdahl Bentzer

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Ingrid Bentzer
Internationale tenniskampioenschappen Melkhuisje nr 14, Ingrid Bentzer in acti, Bestanddeelnr 927-3332.jpg
Ingrid Bentzer (1974)
Full nameIngrid Löfdahl Bentzer
Country (sports) Sweden
Born (1943-12-06) 6 December 1943 (age 77)
Malmö, Sweden
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1968)
Wimbledon4R (1973)
US Open3R (1976)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenQF (1971, 1975)
Wimbledon3R (1970)
US Open2R (1970)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (1975)
Wimbledon4R (1971)
US Open2R (1970)

Ingrid Bentzer (née Löfdahl, born 6 December 1943) is a Swedish former tennis player who was active in the 1960s and 1970s. She was ranked in the world's Top 15 in the 1970s and was the No. 1 ranked Swedish player in 1973 to 1975.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

Between 1965 and 1978 she competed in 13 editions of the Wimbledon Championships. Her best result in the singles competition was reaching the fourth round in 1973[2] in which she lost to eight-seeded Olga Morozova.[3] In the doubles event she reached the quarterfinal of the French Open in 1971 and 1975, partnering Christina Sandberg and Helena Anliot respectively.

During her career Bentzer won five WTA Tour titles.[4] Between 1966 and 1977 she was a member of the Swedish Fed Cup team for which she played 19 ties and compiled a record of 16 wins and 17 losses.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1970 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay United States Peaches Bartkowicz 1–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 1971 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay West Germany Helga Masthoff 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
Win 1–2 Jul 1972 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Sweden Christina Sandberg 2–6, 6–3, 8–6

Sports administration[edit]

After retiring from active tennis Bentzer served as Head of Women's Professional Tennis for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) from 1995 through 1999. She was the European head of press for the ATP World Tour and was a consultant to the Monte Carlo Masters.[4]

Bentzer also served as an administrator and sports executive for the squash governing body. She was the chairman and acting chief executive officer of the Women's Squash Association (WSA) from May 2011 until the beginning of 2015. Bentzer was a board member of the WSA from 2005 through 2014, and served as chairman from 2008. During her tenure the organisation was rebranded from Women's International Squash Players' Association (WISPA) to its current name of Women's Squash Association.[4][5]

In March 2014 the International Tennis Hall of Fame appointed Bentzer as the vice-chairman of the Enshrinee Nominating Committee.[4] Bentzer is a member of the Fed Cup Committee.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Bainbridge (1978). 1978 Colgate Series Media Guide. New York: H.O. Zimman Inc. p. 28.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon player archive – Ingrid Bentzer (Lofdahl)". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
  3. ^ Wimbledon 1973 ladies singles draw
  4. ^ a b c d e "Lofdahl-Bentzer named HOF Nominating Committee Vice Chairman". International Tennis Hall of Fame. 31 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Women's Squash Rebrands for a New Era". SquashSite. 9 November 2011.

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