Meet Amanda Coetzer. She’s a former professional tennis player. Read Amanda Coetzer’s biography below and see video of South Africa’s Little Assassin after the jump.
Check out the “Little Assassin” Amanda Coetzer! She’s a retired professional tennis player from South Africa who has managed to beat the top seeded female players like Steffi Graff and Jana Novotná over the course of her career. Find out more on Amanda Coetzer below.
As a biography, Amanda Coetzer, nicknamed The Little Assassin, was born on October 22, 1971 in Hoopstad, South Africa. Coetzer began playing tennis at the young age of six. Gavin Hopper served as her coach when she lived in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Amanda Coetzer began her professional tennis career in 1988. She has competed at the Canadian Open in 1995 where she successfully beat Steffi Graf, Jana Novotná and Mary Pierce before losing to Monica Seles.
In 1996 Amanda attended the Australian Open where she made it to the Grand Slam semi-final before losing to Anke Huber. The following year, the best season of her career, Amanda went on to the French Open and the Australian Open.
In 1997 and 1998 Coetzer successfully beat Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport, all were ranked at No.1. In the remainder of her tennis career Coetzer competed at the Fed Cup, the Hopman Cup and attended the Olympic Games three times to represent her homeland.
In 2004 Amanda Coetzer retired from the world of professional tennis with an estimated $5,594,821 in prize money! She is currently married to film producer Arnon Milchan.