Katrina Adams

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Katrina Adams
Katrina Adams.jpg
Country United States
Residence Bradenton, Florida / White Plains, New York, United States
Born (1968-08-05) August 5, 1968 (age 45)
Chicago, IL, United States
Turned pro 1988
Retired 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,292,658
Singles
Career record 182–194
Career titles 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 67 (May 8, 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1992)
French Open 1R (1988, 1989, 1992, 1996)
Wimbledon 4R (1988)
US Open 3R (1995)
Doubles
Career record 419–226
Career titles 20 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 8 (August 14, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1992)
French Open QF (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)
Wimbledon SF (1988)
US Open QF (1991, 1994)
Last updated on: July 23, 2012.

Katrina Adams (born August 5, 1968) is a former professional United States tennis player from Chicago. Her highest singles ranking was 67 on May 8, 1989.[1]

Early life[edit]

Adams joined a tennis program on West Side, Chicago when she was six years old. She attended Whitney Young High School, becoming Illinois High School Association singles champion in 1983 and 1984,[2] and Northwestern University. After winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) doubles title with Diane Donnelly in 1987,[3] she was twice voted All-American.[4]

Results[edit]

Adams won seven of her 20 WTA doubles titles between 1987 and 1996 partnering Zina Garrison.[5]

Her best Grand Slam singles result was in the 1988 Wimbledon Championships when she reached the fourth round, losing to Chris Evert 5–7 6–3 6–0.

Post-Retirement[edit]

Adams has been a television commentator for the Tennis Channel since 2003,[6] and is also an executive director of the Harlem Junior Tennis League.[7]

WTA Tour Finals[edit]

Singles 2 (0–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. February 1, 1988 New Zealand Wellington Hard Canada Jill Hetherington 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 2. November 4, 1991 United States Brentwood Hard (i) Belgium Sabine Appelmans 6–2, 6–4

Doubles 36 (20–16)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Virginia Slims (2/0)
Tier I (1/1)
Tier II (4/5)
Tier III (6/4)
Tier IV & V (7/6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. December 7, 1987 Brazil Guarujá Hard United States Cheryl Jones Canada Jill Hetherington
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 2. March 7, 1988 United States Boca Raton Hard United States Zina Garrison West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czech Republic Helena Suková
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1. April 11, 1988 United States Amelia Island Clay United States Penny Barg United States Zina Garrison
Germany Eva Pfaff
4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 3. April 18, 1988 United States Houston Clay United States Zina Garrison United States Lori McNeil
United States Martina Navratilova
6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. October 24, 1988 United States Indianapolis Hard (i) United States Zina Garrison Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. November 25, 1988 Japan Tokyo Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
7–5, 7–5
Winner 5. January 30, 1989 Japan Tokyo Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Gigi Fernández
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 6. February 27, 1989 United States San Antonio Hard United States Pam Shriver United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. April 24, 1989 United States Houston Clay United States Zina Garrison United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil
6–3, 6–4
Winner 8. May 22, 1989 Switzerland Geneva Clay United States Lori McNeil Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. June 19, 1989 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass United States Zina Garrison Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–3 ret.
Winner 10. October 23, 1989 United Kingdom Brighton Carpet United States Lori McNeil Australia Hana Mandlíková
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Winner 11. October 30, 1989 United States Indianapolis Hard (i) United States Lori McNeil West Germany Claudia Porwik
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. November 5, 1990 United States Indianapolis Hard (i) Canada Jill Hetherington United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 4. February 18, 1991 United States Oklahoma City Hard (i) Canada Jill Hetherington United States Meredith McGrath
United States Anne Smith
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. July 22, 1991 United States Westchester Hard United States Lori McNeil South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Lise Gregory
7–5, 6–4
Winner 12. August 5, 1991 United States Albuquerque Hard France Isabelle Demongeot South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Peanut Louie Harper
6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. November 11, 1991 United States Indianapolis Hard (i) Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Patty Fendick
United States Gigi Fernández
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. February 10, 1992 United States Chicago Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 8. February 17, 1992 United States Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Lori McNeil
Australia Nicole Bradtke
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 13. November 9, 1992 United States Indianapolis Hard (i) South Africa Elna Reinach United States Sandy Collins
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 14. February 8, 1993 United States Chicago Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
7–6(9–7), 6–3
Runner-up 9. February 15, 1993 United States Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Patty Fendick
United States Zina Garrison
6–3, 6–2
Winner 15. March 22, 1993 United States Houston Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Slovakia Radomira Zrubáková
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 10. March 28, 1993 United States Hilton Head Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 6–1
Winner 16. November 1, 1993 Canada Quebec City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–4
Winner 17. November 8, 1993 United States Philadelphia Carpet Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Spain Conchita Martínez
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–2, 4–6, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 11. February 14, 1994 United States Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Runner-up 12. March 21, 1994 United States Houston Clay United States Zina Garrison Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 13. February 13, 1995 United States Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy United States Nicole Arendt
Italy Laura Golarsa
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 14. October 30, 1995 United States Oakland Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Lori McNeil
Czech Republic Helena Suková
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 15. February 19, 1996 United States Oklahoma City Hard (i) United States Debbie Graham United States Chanda Rubin
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–4, 6–3
Winner 18. May 6, 1996 Hungary Budapest Clay United States Debbie Graham Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 19. May 13, 1996 United Kingdom Cardiff Clay South Africa Mariaan de Swardt Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Laurence Courtois
6–0, 6–4
Winner 20. June 9, 1997 United Kingdom Birmingham Grass Latvia Larisa Neiland France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Linda Wild
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 16. January 12, 1998 Australia Sydney Hard United States Meredith McGrath Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R A 3R LQ LQ LQ A 1R 4–8
French Open A 1R 1R LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ A 1R LQ 4–9
Wimbledon A 4R 3R 1R LQ 2R LQ 1R 1R 2R LQ 18–10
US Open LQ 1R 1R 1R LQ A 1R 1R 3R 1R LQ 7–10

Women's doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 3R 3R 3R A QF 3R 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 13–10
French Open A A QF QF 3R 3R QF QF 1R QF QF 2R 3R 1R 25–12
Wimbledon A A SF QF 3R QF 3R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R 3R 1R 23–12
US Open 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R QF A 3R QF 3R 2R 3R 2R 1R 19–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katrina Adams at the Women's Tennis Association Retrieved on 2011-11-19
  2. ^ "Girls Tennis Top Finishers". Illinois High School Association. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Women's Tennis History". NCAA History. NCAA. Retrieved 2008-07-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Tennis: A Great Match for Katrina Adams". Northwestern Magazine. Northwestern University. Winter 2004. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  5. ^ Katrina Adams at the International Tennis Federation Retrieved 2008-07-28
  6. ^ "Katrina Adams". Programs. Tennis Channel. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  7. ^ "News You Can Use". Pro Tennis. United States Tennis Association. 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 

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