Ingrid Löfdahl Bentzer
Ingrid Bentzer (1974)
|Full name||Ingrid Löfdahl Bentzer|
|Born||6 December 1943|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||3R (1968)|
|US Open||3R (1976)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||QF (1971, 1975)|
|US Open||2R (1970)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||2R (1975)|
|US Open||2R (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.
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 in which she lost to eight-seeded Olga Morozova. In the doubles event she reached the quarterfinal of the French Open in 1971 and 1975, partnering Christina Sandberg and Helena Anliot respectively.
Singles (1 title, 2 runners-up)
|Loss||0–1||Jul 1970||Swedish Open, Båstad||Clay||Peaches Bartkowicz||1–6, 1–6|
|Loss||0–2||Jul 1971||Swedish Open, Båstad||Clay||Helga Masthoff||4–6, 6–1, 6–3|
|Win||1–2||Jul 1972||Swedish Open, Båstad||Clay||Christina Sandberg||2–6, 6–3, 8–6|
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.
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.
- General reference: "ITHF appoints Lofdahl-Bentzer", Racquet Sports Industry magazine, 27 March 2014
- Jim Bainbridge (1978). 1978 Colgate Series Media Guide. New York: H.O. Zimman Inc. p. 28.
- "Wimbledon player archive – Ingrid Bentzer (Lofdahl)". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
- Wimbledon 1973 ladies singles draw
- "Lofdahl-Bentzer named HOF Nominating Committee Vice Chairman". International Tennis Hall of Fame. 31 March 2014.
- "Women's Squash Rebrands for a New Era". SquashSite. 9 November 2011.