Terry Holladay

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Terry Holladay
Country  United States
Residence Leucadia, Encinitas, California, U.S.
Born (1955-11-28) November 28, 1955 (age 58)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Turned pro 1974
Prize money $84,186
Singles
Career record 84–186
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 4
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1985, 1987)
French Open 1R (1985, 1986 1987)
Wimbledon 4R (1977, 1980)
US Open 4R (1976)
Doubles
Career record 32–38
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 54

Terry Holladay (born November 28, 1955 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American former professional tennis player who played between 1974 and 1987, whose tennis career is particularly remembered for her pregnancy and its impact on protected rankings.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Holladay was born in Charlotte, North Carolina,[4] and grew up in La Jolla, San Diego, California, attending and graduating from La Jolla High School.[5] Following her retirement from tennis, Holladay became a realtor.[5] In 2000, she survived breast cancer.[5] She married Dr. Philip Arthur Higginbottom, with whom she founded the Dina Humanitarian Foundation.[6]

Tennis career[edit]

She turned professional in 1974 and regards 1976 as her best year.[5] She represented the United States in the 1976 Wightman Cup, beating Glynis Coles 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in her only match in this competition. In 1982, she gave birth to a daughter Tasha, and was awarded special entry to six tournaments in 1983 by the WTA introducing a new rule.[1]

Results[edit]

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R NH 1R 0 / 2
French Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3
Wimbledon 1R 3R 4R 3R A 4R 1R A A 1R 2R A 1R 0 / 7
U.S. Open 2R 1R 2R 4R 3R A A A 3R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 8
SR 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 23

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.

Singles finals[edit]

Outcome Date Location Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up May 12, 1975 Bournemouth Clay United States Janet Newberry 7-9, 7-5, 6-3
Runner-up March 7, 1977 Dallas, Texas Carpet (i) United Kingdom Sue Barker 6–1, 7–6(4)
Runner-up September 8, 1980 Toray Sillok, Tokyo Carpet (i) United States Billie Jean King 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up September 10, 1984 Salt Lake City Carpet (i) South Africa Yvonne Vermaak 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up December 31, 1984 Port St. Lucie Carpet (i) Sweden Catarina Lindqvist 6–2, 2–6, 6–2

Doubles finals[edit]

Outcome Date Location Partner Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up September 17, 1984 Virginia Slims of San Diego
San Diego
Poland Iwona Kuczyńska Hard (outdoor) United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Paula Smith
6-2, 6-4
Winner June 10, 1985 Edgbaston Cup
Birmingham
United States Sharon Walsh Grass United States Elise Burgin
United States Alycia Moulton
6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Winner July 14, 1986 Virginia Slims of Newport
Newport
United States Heather Ludloff Grass United States Cynthia MacGregor
United States Gretchen Magers
6-1, 6-7, 6-3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Magee, Jerry (July 27, 2006). "Holladay didn't start a trend - Toddlers rare on WTA Tour". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Union-Tribune Publishing. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  2. ^ Flannery, Mary (March 18, 1986). "Bringing up baby on tour/Golfer Nancy Lopez part of growing phenomenon of traveling athletes with young children". Chron. The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  3. ^ Poupart, Alain (October 2, 1985). "Double life of a tennis pro - Terry Holladay keeps one eye on her game and the other on her 2-year-old". The Miami News (Florida: Miami News). p. 20. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  4. ^ "Terry Holladay: Astrology and Birth Chart". Astrotheme. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  5. ^ a b c d Hall, JJ (June 2008). "Holladay Serves". Ranch & Coast. Rocket Publishing Company. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  6. ^ "Dr. Philip Arthur Higginbottom (1947-2009)". Obituary. MainStreet Media. January 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 

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