August 10, 1973 |
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|College||University of Florida|
|Career titles||4 WTA, 0 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 15 (October 20, 1997)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2004)|
|French Open||4R (1997)|
|US Open||4R (1996)|
|Career titles||79 WTA, 1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (June 12, 2000)|
|Current ranking||No. 9 (June 24, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2000)|
|French Open||W (2006)|
|US Open||W (2001, 2005, 2011)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Championships||W (2001, 2005, 2006, 2011)|
|Olympic Games||SF – 4th (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1996, 2010)|
|French Open||W (2003)|
|Wimbledon||W (1999, 2012)|
|US Open||W (1996, 2002)|
|Other Mixed Doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||Bronze Medal (2012)|
|Last updated on: June 24, 2013.|
|Competitor for USA|
|Bronze||2012 London||Mixed Doubles|
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Lisa Raymond (born August 10, 1973) is an American professional tennis player who has achieved notable success in doubles tennis. Raymond has 11 Grand Slam titles to her name: 6 in women's doubles and 5 in mixed doubles. On June 12, 2000, she reached the world number one ranking in doubles. Her career high singles ranking was fifteenth in October 1997.
Earning more than US$9 million in prize money in her career, Raymond has reached the quarterfinals in singles at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon. Raymond, who plays right-handed, has wins over Venus Williams, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati and Martina Hingis. She also is one of the few players to win a career Grand Slam in doubles. Among her doubles partners are legends Lindsay Davenport, Martina Navrátilová and Rennae Stubbs, as well as Samantha Stosur, Květa Peschke, and Liezel Huber, among others. She is also a mixed partner of Mike Bryan, with whom she won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, her lone medal to date.
Raymond is openly lesbian.
- 1 Career
- 2 Major finals
- 3 WTA Tour Championships doubles titles (4)
- 4 WTA career finals
- 5 Team Events
- 6 Singles performance timeline
- 7 Women's doubles performance timeline
- 8 Mixed doubles performance timeline
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Raymond was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Andy Brandi's Florida Gators women's tennis team. As a Gator, she won the NCAA singles title in 1992 and 1993 and led the Gators to their first-ever NCAA national team championship in 1992. She was the first player to win all three collegiate Grand Slam titles in a single season (1992). She received the 1992 Volvo Rookie of the Year award, the 1992 Tennis Magazine Collegiate Player of the Year award, the 1992 and 1993 Broderick Award, and the 1993 Honda Award for collegiate tennis.
As a junior, Raymond won five U.S. National (USTA) singles and doubles titles, and she was ranked No.1 in the U.S. for players 18 and under in 1990. She was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2003.
Played the first half of the year with Rennae Stubbs before beginning a partnership with Samantha Stosur, winning the US Open, her second doubles crown at Flushing Meadows, and the Season Ending Championships, also her second. Raymond and Stosur won six titles together and were named ITF World Doubles Champions of 2005.
In 2006, Raymond and Stosur won ten titles including the French Open and their second Season Ending Championships. By winning the French Open, Lisa Raymond became only the 13th person in history to have won all four double Grand Slams. Finished the year as the co-holders of the number one spot. Won a WTA-leading 10 titles. Raymond and Stosur were again awarded by the ITF as World Doubles Chapmpions of 2006. They also received the WTA Team of the Year award for their achievents.
The year 2007 was a good one for Raymond and Stosur, with the pair winning five titles; also that year Lisa decided to retire from her singles career. However, Stosur was diagnosed with a virus, forcing her to miss the second half of the season meaning Raymond had to play with various partners. Even though they only played half the season together, they had still qualified for the Season-ending Championships but could not compete.
Raymond began 2008 playing with Elena Likhovtseva with solid results but was cut short due to injury but then reunited with former partner Samantha Stosur in May, after the latter's return from injury. They went on to reach the finals of Wimbledon and the US Open, losing both. Raymond also won titles in Memphis and New Haven.
In 2009, Raymond began a partnership with Květa Peschke, where they reached four finals and two semi-finals before their year was cut short by an injury to Peschke, just before Wimbledon. Lisa played with different partners, winning one title, taking her tally to 68.
Raymond now considers her 2008–2009 seasons to be almost 'lost' due to a lack of drive in her fitness.
Raymond started the year by reuniting with former partner Rennae Stubbs. They lost their first round in Sydney, before reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open, as the number six seeds, losing to Venus and Serena Williams. Raymond also made the semi-finals of the Mixed doubles tournament. Raymond and Stubbs won the Aegon International against Květa Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik in the final 6–2 2–6 [13–11] Both Raymond and Stubbs qualified for the WTA Tour Championship at Doha and will face second seeds Květa Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik.
Raymond started the year by teaming up with Julia Görges but in April started a new partnership with Liezel Huber. Starting slowly, by May their results picked up with a quarter-final showing in Warsaw, semi-finals at Roland Garros and Birmingham, runner-ups in Eastbourne and Stanford. They were also quarter-finalists at Wimbledon and Cincinnati. They won their first tournament in Toronto and then claimed the US Open and Tokyo, with a semi-final finish in Beijing which qualified them for the WTA Championships in Istanbul. Both have stated they want to continue their partnership in 2012 and hopefully play the London Olympics. Raymond has now won six women's Grand Slam double titles, three at the US Open, bringing her grand total to 9 (three in mixed) and 73 double titles in total.
Raymond started the year ranked No. 6 in doubles. Her first tournament was with partner Maria Kirilenko in Sydney, where they were seeded 3rd. They beat Marina Erakovic and Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets in the 1st round, but then lost in straight sets to Darija Jurak and Katalin Marosi in the 2nd round.
Next, Raymond and Kirilenko played at the Australian Open, where they were seeded 3rd. They were beaten in straight sets in the 2nd round by the Australian duo of 16-year old Ashleigh Barty (who was playing with a wildcard) and Casey Dellacqua, who later went on to reach the final. After the Australian Open, she dropped to No. 7, being overtaken in the rankings by her partner Kirilenko.
In February, Raymond teamed up with Sam Stosur to play at the Doha tournament, where they were unseeded and beat 8th seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza in straight sets, then beat Janette Husárová and Shuai Zhang 2:1 sets, but lost in the quarter-finals against 3rd seeded Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears in straight sets.
Next, in March, Raymond played in Miami, where she teamed up with British teenager Laura Robson (who was playing with a wild card). They reached the semi-finals, where they beat 1st seeds and World #1 pair Errani and Vinci in straight sets with the loss of just 3 games, but then lost in straight sets against 3rd seeds Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik in the final. This partnership continued into the 2013 Wimbledon tournament.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 13 (6–7)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1994||French Open||Clay||Lindsay Davenport|| Gigi Fernández
|Runner-up||1997||Australian Open||Hard||Lindsay Davenport|| Martina Hingis
|Runner-up||1997||French Open||Clay||Mary Joe Fernández|| Gigi Fernández
|Winner||2000||Australian Open||Hard||Rennae Stubbs|| Martina Hingis
|6–4, 5–7, 6–4|
|Winner||2001||Wimbledon||Grass||Rennae Stubbs|| Kim Clijsters
|Winner||2001||US Open||Hard||Rennae Stubbs|| Kimberly Po
|6–2, 5–7, 7–5|
|Runner-up||2002||French Open||Clay||Rennae Stubbs|| Virginia Ruano Pascual
|Winner||2005||US Open||Hard||Samantha Stosur|| Elena Dementieva
|6–2, 5–7, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2006||Australian Open||Hard||Samantha Stosur|| Zi Yan
|2–6, 7–6(7), 6–3|
|Winner||2006||French Open||Clay||Samantha Stosur|| Daniela Hantuchová
|Runner-up||2008||Wimbledon||Grass||Samantha Stosur|| Serena Williams
|Runner-up||2008||US Open||Hard||Samantha Stosur|| Cara Black
|Winner||2011||US Open||Hard||Liezel Huber|| Vania King
|4–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(3)|
Mixed doubles: 10 (5–5)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1996||US Open||Hard||Patrick Galbraith|| Manon Bollegraf
|Runner-up||1997||French Open||Clay||Patrick Galbraith|| Rika Hiraki
|Runner-up||1998||US Open||Hard||Patrick Galbraith|| Serena Williams
|Winner||1999||Wimbledon||Grass||Leander Paes|| Anna Kournikova
|6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2001||US Open||Hard||Leander Paes|| Rennae Stubbs
|6–4, 5–7, [11–9]|
|Winner||2002||US Open||Hard||Mike Bryan|| Katarina Srebotnik
|Winner||2003||French Open||Clay||Mike Bryan|| Elena Likhovtseva
|Runner-up||2010||Wimbledon||Grass||Wesley Moodie|| Cara Black
|Winner||2012||Wimbledon||Grass||Mike Bryan|| Elena Vesnina
|6–3, 5–7, 6–4|
|Runner-up||2013||Wimbledon||Grass||Bruno Soares|| Kristina Mladenovic
|5–7, 6–2, 8–6|
WTA Tour Championships doubles titles (4)
|Year||Location||Partner||Opponents in Final||Score in Final|
|2001||Munich||Rennae Stubbs|| Cara Black
|7–5, 3–6, 6–3|
|2005||Los Angeles||Samantha Stosur|| Cara Black
|6–7, 7–5, 6–4|
|2006||Madrid||Samantha Stosur|| Cara Black
|3–6, 6–3, 6–3|
|2011||Istanbul||Liezel Huber|| Květa Peschke