Kathleen Horvath

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Kathy Horvath
Country  United States
Residence Short Hills, New Jersey, USA
Born (1965-10-16) October 16, 1965 (age 48)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Turned pro January 1981
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $220,905
Singles
Career record 176–154
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 10 (June 11, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1989)
French Open QF (1983, 1984)
Wimbledon 3R (1986)
US Open 3R (1981, 1986)
Doubles
Career record 150–132
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 45 (September 12, 1988)
Last updated on: November 16, 2012.

Erica Kathleen "Kathy" Horvath (born August 25, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional tennis player.

Career[edit]

Horvath was the youngest player to win the U.S. National 16 and under in 1979. She also is the only player to ever win all four age groups in the U.S. Girls Clay Courts in all consecutive years.

Horvath played on the WTA Tour from 1981 to 1989, winning six singles titles and reaching a career high rank of World No. 10 in 1984.[1] She reached the quarterfinals at the French Open in 1983 and 1984. She retired with a 176–154 singles record.[2]

Horvath was the only player to defeat Martina Navratilova in the 1983 season (at the 1983 French Open). She stunned Navratilova in the fourth round 6–4, 0–6, 6–3 while Navratilova's coaches (Renee Richards and Nancy Lieberman) argued in the stands over strategy, something Navratilova noticed during the match.

Horvath had career victories over Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Manuela Maleeva, Gabriela Sabatini, Dianne Fromholtz, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Mary Joe Fernández, Betty Stöve, and Sylvia Hanika. She was a member of the 1984 US Fed Cup Team. She was coached by renowned Australian coach Harry Hopman and Nick Bollettieri.

WTA Career finals[edit]

Singles 9: (6–3)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (6–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–3)
Carpet (4–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 25 January 1981 Canada Montreal Carpet (I) United States Candy Reynolds 6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. 6 March 1983 United States Nashville Carpet (I) Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 23 May 1983 West Germany Berlin Clay United States Chris Evert-Lloyd 4–6, 6–7(1)
Winner 3. 13 November 1983 United States Honolulu Carpet (I) Canada Carling Bassett 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(1)
Runner-up 2. 29 January 1984 United States Marco Island Clay United States Bonnie Gadusek 6–3, 0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 20 May 1984 West Germany Berlin Clay West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6–7(8), 1–6
Winner 4. 10 March 1985 United States Indianapolis Carpet (I) United States Elise Burgin 6–2, 6–4
Winner 5. 31 March 1985 United States Palm Beach Gardens Clay Switzerland Petra Delhees-Jauch 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 6. 12 July 1987 Belgium Knokke Clay West Germany Bettina Bunge 6–1, 7–6(5)

Doubles 9: (3–6)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims (3–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–6)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 9 May 1982 Italy Perugia Clay South Africa Yvonne Vermaak United States Billie Jean King
South Africa Ilana Kloss
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. 7 August 1983 United States Indianapolis Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici United States Gigi Fernández
United States Beth Herr
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 20 May 1984 West Germany Berlin Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
United States Candy Reynolds
3–6, 6–4, 6–7(11)
Runner-up 2. 27 May 1984 Italy Perugia Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–7(5), 6–1, 4–6
Winner 3. 10 March 1985 United States Indianapolis Carpet (I) United States Elise Burgin South Africa Jennifer Mundel
United States Molly Van Nostrand
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 28 April 1985 United States Orlando Clay United States Elise Burgin United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 24 May 1987 France Strasbourg Clay Netherlands Marcella Mesker Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 12 July 1987 Belgium Knokke Clay Netherlands Marcella Mesker West Germany Bettina Bunge
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 11 October 1987 Greece Athens Clay South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg West Germany Andrea Betzner
Austria Judith Wiesner
4–6, 6–7(0)

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A NH A A 1R 0 / 1
French Open A 2R 3R 3R QF QF 3R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 9
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 2R A 3R 1R 1R A 0 / 5
US Open 2R 2R 3R A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R A A 0 / 8
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 23
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking NR NR 28 49 15 29 50 47 37 85 218
  • NH = tournament not held.
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Ericsson WTA Tour". 
  2. ^ "ITF Kathy Horvath (USA)". Retrieved 2011-12-05. 

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