Kerry Harris

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Kerri Harris (born 19 September 1949) is an Australian former professional tennis player, active from 1967 to 1975, who reached the semi-final of the 1972 Australian Open, and reached four Grand Slam doubles finals, of which she won one, in the 1972 Australian Open.

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Harris first reached a Grand Slam final in the 1971 French Open Women's Doubles, partnering Helen Gourlay. Françoise Dürr and Gail Chanfreau won the final 6-4 6-1.

Harris won the final of the 1972 Australian Open Women's Doubles tournament partnered by Helen Gourlay, beating Patricia Coleman-Gregg and Karen Krantzcke 6-0 6-4. In the Women's Singles, seeded numer 6, she reached the semi-final, beating third seed Gail Chanfreau 6-3 7-6 in the quarter-final, and losing to Virginia Wade 7-6 2-6 6-0.

She reached the Women' Doubles final of the 1973 Australian Open and 1974 Australian Open partnering Kerry Melville-Reid on both occasions. In 1973, Margaret Court and Virginia Wade won the final 6-4 6-4, and in 1974, Evonne Goolagong and Peggy Michel won 7-5 6-3.

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