Debbie Graham

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Debbie Graham
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1970-08-25) August 25, 1970 (age 44)
Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Career record 83–90
Highest ranking No. 35 (January 6, 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1993, 1994)
French Open 3R (1991)
Wimbledon 2R (1992)
US Open 2R (1990, 1991, 1996)
Doubles
Career record 150–147
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 24 (January 31, 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1994, 2000)
French Open 3R (1993, 1998)
Wimbledon SF (1998)
US Open 3R (1993, 1998)
Last updated on: April 30, 2012.

Debbie Graham or Debbie Graham Shaffer (born August 25, 1970) is a retired women's tennis player from the United States. She was awarded the WTA award for the "Most Impressive Newcomer" in 1992.[1] She formerly was one of the "High Performance Coaches" for women with the USTA at the USTA Training Center in Carson, CA. Currently she is the Director of Little Aces Tennis, where she is teaching young kids to play tennis with low compression balls, smaller rackets, and smaller nets.[2]

She played college tennis for Stanford University.[citation needed] She was inducted into the Stanford Hall of Fame in 1997 for winning NCAAA singles her sophomore year and only losing one match on an undefeated team.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 1[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. May 2, 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay Netherlands Brenda Schultz 6–7, 2–6

Doubles 9 (5–4)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 4
Olympic Games 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 1
Clay 3
Grass 0
Carpet 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 30, 1989 Schenectady, New York, USA Hard United States Sandra Birch Australia Michelle Jaggard
United States Hu Na
3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. May 2, 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay Netherlands Brenda Schultz Czech Republic Petra Langrová
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 3. May 16, 1993 Berlin, Germany Clay Netherlands Brenda Schultz United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
1–6, 3–6
Winner 4. August 1, 1993 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard United States Ann Grossman United States Gigi Fernández
Australia Rennae Stubbs
5–7, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 5. September 19, 1993 Hong Kong Hard United States Marianne Werdel Germany Karin Kschwendt
Australia Rachel McQuillan
6–1, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 6. February 25, 1996 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Hard United States Katrina Adams United States Chanda Rubin
Netherlands Brenda Shultz
4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. May 12, 1996 Budapest, Hungary Clay United States Katrina Adams Czech Republic Radka Bobovka
Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
6–3, 7–6
Winner 8. October 27, 1996 Canadian Indoor, Canada Carpet Netherlands Brenda Shultz United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
6–1, 6–4
Winner 9. May 18, 1997 Cardiff, Wales Clay Australia Kerry-Anne Guse United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6–3, 6–4

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Preceded by
Andrea Strnadová
WTA Newcomer of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
Iva Majoli