Canadian tennis player, coach Simpson dies at 47

by: AP | October 17, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

TENNIS.com

TORONTO (AP)—Rene Simpson, a former player, coach and longtime captain of Canada's Fed Cup tennis team, has died. She was 47.

Tennis Canada said she died Thursday in Chicago after a year long battle with brain cancer.

Simpson made her first Grand Slam appearance at the 1989 Australian Open. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 70 that year and advanced to the third round at the French Open.

In doubles, she was ranked as high as No. 32, won three titles and was a U.S. Open quarterfinalist. She won three singles tournaments and four doubles titles on the lower-tier ITF circuit. Simpson was a regular on Canada's Fed Cup team in the 1990s and was captain from 2001 to `09.

Private memorial services will be held in Chicago and Toronto.
 

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Andy Murray says this comeback has been most challenging of his career

The three-time Grand Slam champion is currently working his way back from hip surgery. 

TC Plus Match of the Day: Pablo Cuevas vs. Adrian Mannarino, Barcelona

Cuevas is a seasoned veteran on clay, but Mannarino holds a better ATP ranking.

What's at Stake: The women kick off their spring swing in Stuttgart

Also, the ATP goes deeper into the dirt with a big tournament in Barcelona.