Rachel McQuillan

  • Age52
  • Born 2 December 1971
  • Birth PlaceWaratah, New South Wales
  • LivesNewcastle, New South Wales
  • Height170 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired

Rachel McQuillan’s best run was in the early 1990s when she reached the fourth round of the Australian Open (1990 and 1991) and French Open (1991), she also made the fourth round of the US Open in 1997.

Pairing with Tasmanian David Macpherson, she was a mixed doubles semifinalist at the 1996 US Open, 1995 and 1996 French Open, and 1992 Australian Open.

She was forced to stop playing due to injury after first undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right elbow in 2001. Throughout her career she was coached by her father, Ted, and was noted for her superb fitness.

She won a doubles bronze medal at the Barcelona 1992 Olympics (w/Nicole Bradtke, AUS), and also competed at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.

She represented Australia in Fed Cup for more than a decade from 1990, winning 11 matches and losing 21.

She won 14 singles titles on the ITF women’s circuit and five WTA Tour doubles titles; her highest singles world ranking was No.28 in June 1991, and No.15 in doubles in June 1992.

Rachel McQuillan in the news

Storm Hunter qualifies at Roland Garros 2023
Storm Hunter at Roland Garros. Picture: FFT
26 May, 2023

Australian Storm Hunter has completed a successful qualifying campaign in Paris.
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Five Aussie women in top 100 best since 1993
(L-R) Astra Sharma, Daria Gavrilova, Ash Barty, Ajla Tomljanovic and Sam Stosur (Getty Images)
2 May, 2019

Australia has five women ranked inside the WTA top 100 - our biggest representation since January 1993.
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Aussie triple threat in Strasbourg
(L-R) Sam Stosur, Daria Gavrilova and Ash Barty have all advanced to the quarterfinals in Strasbourg; Getty Images
25 May, 2017

Not since Rachel McQuillan, Anne Minter and Kristin Godridge in Moscow in 1990 have three Australians reached the quarterfinals at the same WTA event.
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