Barbara Jordan (tennis)

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Barbara Jordan
Country  United States
Born (1957-04-02) April 2, 1957 (age 58)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height 5'5" ft. (165 cm.)
Plays Right-handed
Highest ranking No. 37 (December,1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1979)
French Open 2R (1981)
Wimbledon 3R (1978, 1980, 1983)
US Open 3R (1979)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1979)
French Open SF (1984)
Wimbledon 3R (1983)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1983)

Barbara Jordan (born April 2, 1957, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.) is a former professional female tennis player from the United States who won the 1979 Australian Open singles title; $50,000 dollar first prize.

Jordan also won the mixed doubles title at the 1983 French Open with Eliot Teltscher. Jordan was a three-time All-American at Stanford University where she obtained her degree in economics in three years. She won the 1978 AIAW College National doubles with sister, Kathy, in 1978. Jordan made her first appearance on Hewlett-Packard/WITA (WTA) computer in August 1977 at No. 95. Was a five time member of WITA (WTA) Board of Directors, Served as Chairman of the Tournament Committee in 1980. Jordan also won the USTA under 21-National Championship in 1978 in singles and doubles. [1]She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from UCLA. She is the sister of tennis player Kathy Jordan.

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1979 Australian Open Grass United States Sharon Walsh 6–3, 6–3

Mixed doubles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1983 French Open Clay United States Eliot Teltscher United States Leslie Allen
United States Charles Strode
6–2, 6–3

HALL OF FAME - Barbara has been inducted in the ITA Women's Hall of Fame, the USTA Hall of Fame, the Stanfor Hall of Fame and others


  1. ^ Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne; Hanlon, Maureen. 1987 WITA Media Guide. p. 139. 

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