Lori McNeil

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Lori McNeil
Country (sports)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Residence Houston, Texas
Born (1963-12-18) December 18, 1963 (age 57)
San Diego, California
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired2002
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money$3,441,604
Singles
Career record436–309
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 9 (July 4, 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1987)
French Open 3R (1988, 1992, 1994)
Wimbledon SF (1994)
US Open SF (1987)
Doubles
Career record605–335
Career titles33
Highest rankingNo. 4 (November 9, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1987)
French Open QF (1987, 1992, 1993)
Wimbledon SF (1987)
US Open SF (1995, 1996)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1997)
French Open W (1988)
Wimbledon F (1994)
US Open QF (1992)

Lori McNeil (born December 18, 1963) is an American tennis coach and former top 10 professional tennis player. McNeil was a singles semifinalist at the US Open in 1987 and Wimbledon in 1994, a women's doubles finalist at the Australian Open in 1987 with Zina Garrison and French Open mixed-doubles winner in 1988 with Jorge Lozano.

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Personal

McNeil was born the youngest of four siblings to mother Dorothy and father Charlie McNeil, who played professional football with the San Diego Chargers during the 1960s. Moving from San Diego to Houston, McNeil developed her tennis skills at MacGregor Park playground, a public facility in the Third Ward district. It was there she became close childhood friends with fellow future professional tennis player, Zina Garrison. [1]

Career

Lori McNeil attended Oklahoma State University for two years and played tennis for the Cowgirls, reaching the 1983 NCAA quarterfinals (losing to eventual champion Beth Herr from USC).

McNeil played on the WTA Tour for 19 years from 1983–2002. She won a total of 10 singles and 33 doubles titles during her career. Her career-high world rankings were No. 9 in singles (in 1988) and No. 4 in doubles (in 1987).

In 1987, McNeil received the WTA Most Improved Player of the Year award.

McNeil is perhaps best remembered for her results against Steffi Graf. In 1992, she defeated Graf 7–6, 6–4 in the first round of the WTA Tour Championships, marking the first time since 1985 that Graf had lost in the opening round of a tournament. Then, in 1994, McNeil beat Graf 7–5, 7–6 in the first round at Wimbledon, the first time in Grand Slam history that a defending champion had suffered a first-round loss.

That year, McNeil went on to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon before losing to eventual-champion Conchita Martínez, 6–3, 2–6, 8–10. This equalled McNeil's best-ever Grand Slam singles performance – she also reached the semifinals at the US Open in 1987 (after defeating six-time champion Chris Evert in the quarterfinals) where she lost to Graf, 6–4, 2–6, 4–6.

Despite never winning a women's doubles Grand Slam title, she reached the quarterfinal stage or better on 22 occasions at Grand Slam level, and won multiple WTA Tour doubles titles with many of the leading doubles players of the era, including Martina Navratilova, Gigi Fernández, Rennae Stubbs, Katrina Adams, Zina Garrison and Helena Suková.

From 2001-2004, McNeil coached former top-5 player Amanda Coetzer. Partnering together, coach and student reached the doubles quarterfinals of the 2002 Australian Open. In 2004 and 2008, McNeil was also Assistant Coach to the US Olympic tennis teams. [2]

In 2006, McNeil was inducted into the ITA Hall of Fame.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)

ResultYearTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss1987Australian OpenGrass Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova
Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
6–1, 6–0

Mixed doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

ResultYearTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss1987French OpenClay Flag of the United States.svg Sherwood Stewart Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
Flag of Spain.svg Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win1988French OpenClay Flag of Mexico.svg Jorge Lozano Flag of the Netherlands.svg Brenda Schultz
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Michiel Schapers
7–5, 6–2
Loss1992French OpenClay Flag of the United States.svg Bryan Shelton Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Woodforde
6–2, 6–3
Loss1994WimbledonGrass Flag of the United States.svg T. J. Middleton Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 7–5, 6–3

WTA career finals

Singles: 21 (10 titles, 11 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (1–0)
Tier III (2–2)
Tier IV (2–1)
Tier V (3–2)
Virginia Slims (2–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–3)
Grass (4–2)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (2–5)
ResultW/LDateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1Feb 1986 Oklahoma City Carpet (i) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Marcella Mesker 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss0–2Jul 1986 Newport Grass Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver 4–6, 2–6
Win1–2Sep 1986 Tampa Hard Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison 2–6, 7–5, 6–2
Win2–2Sep 1986 Tulsa Hard Flag of the United States.svg Beth Herr 6–0, 6–1
Loss2–3Feb 1987Oklahoma CityHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elizabeth Smylie 6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Loss2–4Mar 1987 Piscataway Carpet (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková 0–6, 3–6
Loss2–5Sep 1987 New Orleans Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Chris Evert 3–6, 5–7
Win3–5Feb 1988Oklahoma CityCarpet (i) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Brenda Schultz 6–3, 6–2
Loss3–6May 1988 Geneva Clay Flag of Austria.svg Barbara Paulus 4–6, 7–5, 1–6
Win4–6Jul 1988NewportGrass Flag of the United States.svg Barbara Potter 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Loss4–7Jan 1989 Tokyo Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win5–7Aug 1989 Albuquerque Hard Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Elna Reinach 6–1, 6–3
Win6–7Feb 1991 Denver Carpet (i) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Manon Bollegraf 6–3, 6–4
Win7–7Apr 1991 Tokyo Hard Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Sabine Appelmans 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss7–8Jul 1991 Westchester Hard Flag of France.svg Isabelle Demongeot 4–6, 4–6
Loss7–9Feb 1992Oklahoma CityHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison 5–7, 6–3, 5–7(10)
Win8–9Jun 1992 Eastbourne Grass Flag of the United States.svg Linda Wild 6–4, 6–4
Win9–9Jun 1993 Birmingham Grass Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Win10–9Jun 1994BirminghamGrass Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison6–2, 6–2
Loss10–10Jun 1995BirminghamGrass Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison3–6, 3–6
Loss10–11Nov 1995 Philadelphia Carpet (i) Flag of Germany.svg Steffi Graf 1–6, 6–4, 3–6

Doubles: 64 (33 titles, 31 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
Tier I (3–2)
Tier II (4–8)
Tier III (8–5)
Tier IV (4–2)
Tier V (4–3)
Virginia Slims (10–10)
Finals by surface
Hard (13–9)
Grass (4–3)
Clay (6–7)
Carpet (10–12)
ResultNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1.September 26, 1983 Bakersfield Hard Flag of the United States.svg Kyle Copeland Flag of the United States.svg Ann Henricksson
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Patricia Medrado
6–4, 6–3
Loss1.April 1, 1985 Seabrook Island Clay Flag of the United States.svg Elise Burgin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Svetlana Parkhomenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Larisa Savchenko
1–6, 3–6
Win2.October 21, 1985 Brighton Carpet (i) Flag of France.svg Catherine Suire Flag of the United States.svg Barbara Potter
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková
4–6, 7–6(3), 6–4
Loss2.February 24, 1986 Oklahoma City Carpet (i) Flag of France.svg Catherine Suire Flag of the Netherlands.svg Marcella Mesker
Flag of France.svg Pascale Paradis
6–2, 6–7(1), 1–6
Loss3.October 6, 1986 Zürich Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Alycia Moulton Flag of Germany.svg Steffi Graf
Flag of Argentina.svg Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 4–6, 4–6
Win3.October 27, 1986 Indianapolis Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg Candy Reynolds
Flag of the United States.svg Anne Smith
4–5 ret.
Win4.November 10, 1986 San Juan Hard Flag of Argentina.svg Mercedes Paz Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández
Flag of the United States.svg Robin White
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Win5.December 1, 1986 Buenos Aires Clay Flag of Argentina.svg Mercedes Paz Flag of the Netherlands.svg Manon Bollegraf
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nicole Jagerman
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Loss4.January 12, 1987 Australian Open Grass Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova
Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
1–6, 0–6
Loss5.February 9, 1987 Oklahoma City Hard Flag of the United States.svg Kim Sands Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Svetlana Parkhomenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Larisa Savchenko
4–6, 4–6
Loss6.March 23, 1987 Washington D.C. Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg Elise Burgin
Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Win6.March 29, 1987 Piscataway Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández Flag of the United States.svg Betsy Nagelsen
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elizabeth Smylie
6–1, 6–4
Loss7.April 6, 1987 Hilton Head Clay Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of Argentina.svg Mercedes Paz
Flag of Germany.svg Eva Pfaff
6–7(6), 5–7
Loss8.April 20, 1987 Houston Clay Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg Kathy Jordan
Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova
2–6, 4–6
Win7.July 13, 1987 Newport Grass Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anne Hobbs
Flag of the United States.svg Kathy Jordan
7–6(5), 7–5
Loss9.August 10, 1987 Los Angeles Hard Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova
Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
3–6, 4–6
Win8.August 17, 1987 Toronto Hard Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of Germany.svg Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2
Win9.August 24, 1987 Mahwah Hard Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Anne Hobbs
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 6–2
Win10.September 28, 1987 New Orleans Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg Peanut Louie Harper
Flag of the United States.svg Heather Ludloff
6–3, 6–4
Loss10.October 12, 1987 Filderstadt Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova
Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
1–6, 2–6
Loss11.November 9, 1987 Chicago Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of Germany.svg Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková
4–6, 3–6
Win11.February 8, 1988 Dallas Carpet (i) Flag of Germany.svg Eva Pfaff Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández
Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Win12.February 29, 1988 San Antonio Hard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Rosalyn Fairbank
Flag of the United States.svg Gretchen Magers
6–3, 6–7(5), 6–2
Win13.April 4, 1988 Hilton Head Clay Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova Flag of Germany.svg Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Flag of Argentina.svg Gabriela Sabatini
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Loss12.April 18, 1988 Houston Clay Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova Flag of the United States.svg Katrina Adams
Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison
7–6(4), 2–6, 4–6
Loss13.July 11, 1988 Newport Grass Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Rosalyn Fairbank
Flag of the United States.svg Barbara Potter
4–6, 3–6
Loss14.October 3, 1988 New Orleans Hard Flag of the United States.svg Betsy Nagelsen Flag of the United States.svg Beth Herr
Flag of the United States.svg Candy Reynolds
4–6, 4–6
Win14.October 24, 1988 Brighton Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Betsy Nagelsen Flag of France.svg Isabelle Demongeot
Flag of France.svg Nathalie Tauziat
7–6(5), 2–6, 7–6(4)
Win15.November 7, 1988 Chicago Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Betsy Nagelsen Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Larisa Savchenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Loss15.November 28, 1988 Adelaide Hard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Novotná Flag of Germany.svg Sylvia Hanika
Flag of Germany.svg Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
5–7, 7–6(4), 4–6
Win16.February 27, 1989 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Betsy Nagelsen Flag of the United States.svg Elise Burgin
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elizabeth Smylie
w/o
Loss16.March 20, 1989 Key Biscayne Hard Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Novotná
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková
6–7(5), 4–6
Loss17.April 24, 1989 Houston Clay Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández Flag of the United States.svg Katrina Adams
Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison
3–6, 4–6
Win17.May 22, 1989 Geneva Clay Flag of the United States.svg Katrina Adams Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Larisa Savchenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win18.July 17, 1989 Newport Grass Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elizabeth Smylie
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–7(5), 7–5
Win19.October 23, 1989 Brighton Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Katrina Adams Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hana Mandlíková
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Novotná
4–6, 7–6(7), 6–4
Win20.October 30, 1989 Indianapolis Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Katrina Adams Flag of Germany.svg Claudia Porwik
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–4
Loss18.February 11, 1991 Denver Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Patty Fendick Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Lise Gregory
Flag of the United States.svg Gretchen Rush
4–6, 4–6
Win21.May 20, 1991 Strasbourg Clay Flag of the United States.svg Stephanie Rehe Flag of the Netherlands.svg Manon Bollegraf
Flag of Argentina.svg Mercedes Paz
6–7(2), 6–4, 6–4
Loss19.July 22, 1991 Westchester Hard Flag of the United States.svg Katrina Adams Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Rosalyn Fairbank
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Lise Gregory
5–7, 4–6
Win22.September 30, 1991 Milan Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Collins Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Sabine Appelmans
Flag of Italy.svg Raffaella Reggi
7–6(0), 6–3
Loss20.October 7, 1991 Zürich Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Novotná
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Andrea Strnadová
4–6, 3–6
Loss21.October 21, 1991 Brighton Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Natasha Zvereva
1–6, 2–6
Win23.February 17, 1992 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nicole Provis Flag of the United States.svg Katrina Adams
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Manon Bollegraf
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(6)
Loss22.May 18, 1992 Strasbourg Clay Flag of Argentina.svg Mercedes Paz Flag of the United States.svg Patty Fendick
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Andrea Strnadová
3–6, 4–6
Win24.June 8, 1992 Birmingham Grass Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rennae Stubbs Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Collins
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Elna Reinach
5–7, 6–3, 8–6
Win25.August 17, 1992 Montreal Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rennae Stubbs Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández
Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up23.January 11, 1993 Sydney Hard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rennae Stubbs Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elizabeth Smylie
6–7(4), 2–6
Runner-up24.February 1, 1993 Tokyo Carpet (i) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rennae Stubbs Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková
4–6, 3–6
Win26.June 7, 1993 Birmingham Grass Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova Flag of the United States.svg Pam Shriver
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 6–4
Win27.March 28, 1994 Hilton Head Clay Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Flag of the United States.svg Gigi Fernández
Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 4–1 ret.
Win28.May 16, 1994 Strasbourg Clay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rennae Stubbs Flag of Argentina.svg Patricia Tarabini
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Caroline Vis
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up25.March 6, 1995 Delray Beach Hard Flag of Latvia.svg Larisa Neiland Flag of the United States.svg Mary Joe Fernández
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Novotná
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up26.October 16, 1995 Brighton Carpet (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková Flag of the United States.svg Meredith McGrath
Flag of Latvia.svg Larisa Neiland
5–7, 1–6
Win29.October 30, 1995 Oakland Carpet (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková Flag of the United States.svg Katrina Adams
Flag of the United States.svg Zina Garrison
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win30.November 6, 1995 Philadelphia Carpet (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková Flag of the United States.svg Meredith McGrath
Flag of Latvia.svg Larisa Neiland
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up27.January 8, 1996 Sydney Hard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková Flag of the United States.svg Lindsay Davenport
Flag of the United States.svg Mary Joe Fernández
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up28.February 19, 1996 Essen Carpet (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Helena Suková Flag of the United States.svg Meredith McGrath
Flag of Latvia.svg Larisa Neiland
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up29.June 10, 1996 Birmingham Grass Flag of France.svg Nathalie Tauziat Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elizabeth Smylie
Flag of the United States.svg Linda Wild
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up30.November 11, 1996 Philadelphia Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Nicole Arendt Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Raymond
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win31.October 26, 1998 Quebec City Hard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Kimberly Po Flag of the United States.svg Chanda Rubin
Flag of France.svg Sandrine Testud
6–7(3), 7–5, 6–4
Win32.February 19, 2001 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Flag of South Africa.svg Amanda Coetzer Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Janet Lee
Flag of Indonesia.svg Wynne Prakusya
6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Runner-up31.May 21, 2001 Strasbourg Clay Flag of South Africa.svg Amanda Coetzer Flag of Italy.svg Silvia Farina Elia
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Iroda Tulyaganova
1–6, 6–7(0)
Win33.September 10, 2001 Bahia Hard Flag of South Africa.svg Amanda Coetzer Flag of the United States.svg Nicole Arendt
Flag of Argentina.svg Patricia Tarabini
6–7(8), 6–2, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timelines

Key
W F SFQF#RRRQ#ANH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR
Australian Open AA 2R LQ 1R NH QF 4R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R A 3R 2R 1R AA0 / 12
French Open AAA 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R A 1R 1R A0 / 14
Wimbledon AAA 1R 1R QF 2R 3R 4R 3R 3R 3R 2R SF 1R 3R 1R 3R A0 / 15
US Open LQ A LQ 4R 1R 1R SF 3R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R A0 / 15
SR0 / 00 / 00 / 10 / 30 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 30 / 00 / 56
Year-end rankingNRNR1489793141113375219152517348330591869

Doubles

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R NH F A QF 3R 3R 3R QF A QF 1R 3R AAAA QF 0 / 13
French Open A 1R 2R 1R QF 3R 2R 3R 1R QF QF 3R 1R A 2R 2R A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 17
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 1R SF QF QF 3R QF QF QF 3R QF 2R 3R 3R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 19
US Open A 2R 3R 3R QF QF 1R QF 3R QF QF A SF SF 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 18
SR0 / 10 / 40 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 20 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 30 / 20 / 30 / 30 / 40 / 67
Year-end ranking7233284101622191412151513375095582989

Mixed doubles

Tournament19861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002Career SR
Australian Open NH QF 1R A 1R 1R 1R AA QF 2R SF AAAA 1R 0 / 9
French Open 1R F W 1R 1R 1R F 2R 3R 2R A 2R QF AAAA1 / 12
Wimbledon A 1R QF SF 3R 1R SF 2R F 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R A0 / 15
US Open 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1R QF 1R A 1R 1R 1R AA 1R AA0 / 11
SR0 / 20 / 41 / 40 / 20 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 30 / 20 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 20 / 10 / 20 / 10 / 11 / 47

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Jo Durie British tennis player

Joanna Mary Durie is a former world No. 5 tennis player from the United Kingdom. During her career, she also reached No. 9 in doubles, and won two Grand Slam titles, both in the mixed doubles with Jeremy Bates.

Lisa Raymond American tennis player

Lisa Raymond is an American retired professional tennis player who has achieved notable success in doubles tennis. Raymond has eleven Grand Slam titles to her name: six in women's doubles and five in mixed doubles. On June 12, 2000, she reached the world No. 1 ranking in doubles for the first time, becoming the 13th player to reach the milestone. Raymond was ranked No. 1 on five separate occasions in her career over a combined total of 137 weeks and finished as the year-end No. 1 doubles player in both 2001 and 2006. She currently holds the record of most doubles match wins (860) and most doubles matches played (1,206) in WTA history, and earned more than $10 million in prize money in her career.

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Steffi Graf captured the title, beating Gabriela Sabatini in the final 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1988 U.S. Open. As a result, Steffi became the third woman to win the Grand Slam, after Maureen Connolly Brinker and Margaret Court. This was her fourth step to completing the first and so far only Golden Slam. The match was also the first major final for Sabatini, who reached two more Slam finals in her career. In the process, Graf also completed the career Grand Slam in singles. Martina Navratilova was the defending champion, but she lost in the quarterfinals to Zina Garrison.

Steffi Graf was the defending champion, and successfully defended her title, defeating Martina Navratilova in the final, 6–2, 6–7(1–7), 6–1 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1989 Wimbledon Championships.

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