Brett Steven

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Brett Steven
Country (sports)New Zealand
ResidenceAuckland, New Zealand
Born (1969-04-27) 27 April 1969 (age 49)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Turned pro1988
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,439,714
Career record175–166
Career titles0
3 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 32 (12 February 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1993)
French Open3R (1995)
Wimbledon4R (1997)
US Open2R (1995, 1997)
Other tournaments
Grand Slam CupQF (1993)
Olympic Games1R (1996)
Career record179–116
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 16 (12 June 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1998)
French OpenSF (1995)
WimbledonQF (1994, 1998)
US Open3R (1994)
Last updated on: 7 November 2012.

Brett Andrew Steven (born 27 April 1969) is a tennis player.

Steven began his tennis career at the age of 10 as a ball boy and by the age of 16 he participated at his first tournament.[1]

Steven turned professional in 1988 and won his first tour doubles title in 1991 at Newport, Rhode Island.

Steven's best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the 1993 Australian Open, where he reached the quarterfinals, defeating Dave Randall, Thomas Muster, Andrei Olhovskiy and Richard Fromberg before being knocked out by Pete Sampras. At Masters level, he reached the quarterfinals of the 1993 Canada Masters and the 1998 Rome Masters.

Steven represented New Zealand at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lost in the first round to Arnaud Boetsch of France.[2]

Steven won nine top-level doubles titles during his career, the most significant of which was the Indian Wells Masters, which he won in 1995 (partnering Tommy Ho). Though he did not win any top-level singles titles during his career, Steven was a singles runner-up at three tour events (Schenectady in 1993, Auckland in 1996 and Newport in 1997). His career-high rankings were World No. 32 in singles and No. 16 in doubles. His career prize-money totalled US$2,439,714. Steven retired from the professional tour in 1999.

Doubles finals[edit]

Titles (9)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP International Series Gold (0)
ATP International Series (8)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner in Final Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1991 Newport, U.S. Grass Italy Gianluca Pozzi Argentina Javier Frana
United States Bruce Steel
6–4, 6–4
2. 1994 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Czech Republic Martin Damm Germany David Prinosil
Germany Udo Riglewski
6–3, 6–4
3. 1994 Hong Kong Hard United States Jim Grabb Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
4. 1994 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay South Africa Lan Bale United States Ken Flach
France Stephane Simian
6–3, 7–5
5. 1995 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard United States Tommy Ho South Africa Gary Muller
South Africa Piet Norval
6–4, 7–6
6. 1997 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Denmark Kenneth Carlsen
Denmark Frederik Fetterlein
6–4, 6–2
7. 1997 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Germany David Prinosil
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–4, 6–3
8. 1997 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Justin Gimelstob United States Kent Kinnear
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
6–3, 6–4
9. 1998 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Patrick Galbraith Czech Republic Tom Nijssen
United States Jeff Tarango
6–4, 6–2

Runners-up (8)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner in Final Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1993 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Germany Bernd Karbacher
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–2, 6–7, 1–6
2. 1995 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) United States Tommy Ho United States Jared Palmer
United States Richey Reneberg
6–4, 6–7, 1–6
3. 1995 Bermuda Clay Australia Jason Stoltenberg Canada Grant Connell
United States Todd Martin
6–7, 6–2, 5–7
4. 1995 Moscow, Russia Carpet United States Tommy Ho Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jared Palmer
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
5. 1996 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman South Africa Marcos Ondruska
United States Jack Waite
6. 1996 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Richey Reneberg United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Rick Leach
7–5, 5–7, 5–7
7. 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard Netherlands Jan Siemerink Netherlands Tom Kempers
Netherlands Menno Oosting
4–6, 6–7
8. 1998 Hamburg, Germany Clay South Africa David Adams United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
2–6, 5–7


  1. ^ Marc Hinton (13 December 2015). "Kiwi tennis ace Brett Steven hails Auckland tournaments as 'jewel in crown' of NZ sport". Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  2. ^ Olympic results Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 June 2018.

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