May 30, 1951 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 42|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3rd R (1979)|
|French Open||3rd R (1976)|
|Wimbledon||3rd R (1976)|
|US Open||2nd R (1971, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981)|
|Highest ranking||No. 150|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||Semifinals (1981)|
|French Open||3rd R (1981, 1982)|
|Wimbledon||3rd R (1974)|
|US Open||3rd R (1982)|
|Last updated on: January 29, 2012.|
Steve Krulevitz (born May 30, 1951, in Baltimore, Maryland) is a retired American-Israeli right-handed tennis player. His highest singles ranking was # 42. For over a decade he competed on the Professional Grand Prix Tennis Circuit. His opponents spanned from Rod Laver and Arthur Ashe to Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe.
As a Maryland Junior, Krulevitz captured 4 MSA Singles Titles, and with a national ranking of 7th was elected to the US Junior Davis Cup Team. An All American at UCLA in 1973, Krulevitz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.
Nine years in a row Krulevitz finished in the top 100 players in the world. He has competed on the "Grand Champions" Circuit. Krulevitz has participated in 9 Wimbledons, 13 US Opens, 8 Roland Garros and 2 Australian Opens. He was also an Israeli Davis Cup player from 1978-1980.  His career singles titles include: Sarasota (1979) and Chichester (1981). His career Doubles titles include: Stowe (w/Cahill) in 1979 and Brussels (w/Stevaux) in 1980. He made it to the 3rd round of Wimbledon and the French Open in 1976, and to the 3rd round of the Australian Open in 1979. He won the 1977 Gold Medal for the United States at the Maccabbi Olympic Games in Tel Aviv, Israel. In May 1981 Krulevitz won the Chitchester, Great Britain tournament. In May 1982 he lost in the finals of the Tampere, Finland tournament. Krulevitz was inducted into the USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993.
Krulevitz's top international protégé was Peru's Jaime Yzaga, whose world ranking rocketed to the top 20 under Steve's direction. He also has worked with Davis Cup players Gilad Bloom (Israel) and Tom Shimada (Japan), and Vince Spadea (USA). Locally, Krulevitz helped develop young pro stars Reed Cordish and Patrick Osuna. He also hosts a weekly Tennis Summer camp at Gilman School and began his tenure there as the Varsity Tennis Head Coach in the Spring of 2012, where he led the team to a 12th place finish at the DecoTurf High School National Championships in Kentucky.
Born and raised in Baltimore, with dual citizenship, Krulevitz played # 1 for Israel's Davis Cup Team and coached that Davis Cup Team as well. Krulevitz was 4–5 in Davis Cup competition for Israel from 1978-80.