Greer Stevens

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Greer Stevens
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Born (1957-02-15) 15 February 1957 (age 60)
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) [1]
Turned pro 1974
Retired December 1980
Plays Right-handed [1]
Singles
Career record 98–59
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 7 (7 July 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1980)
Wimbledon QF (1980)
US Open 4R (1979)
Doubles
Career record 93–48
Career titles 5
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1980)
Wimbledon QF (1977, 1980)
US Open SF (1977)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1977, 1979)
US Open W (1979)

Greer "Cat" Stevens (born 15 February 1957) is a retired professional tennis player from South Africa.

Career[edit]

Stevens in 1980 reached a career high singles ranking of World No. 7 and the Wimbledon quarterfinals in both singles and doubles]. With Bob Hewitt, she won the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon in 1977 and 1979 and at the US Open in 1979.[2] She also played for the Boston Lobsters of World TeamTennis. Greer retired in December 1980, after competing in the New South Wales Open, having had her career best year.[3]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Mixed doubles: 3 (3 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1977 Wimbledon Grass South Africa Bob Hewitt Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 1979 Wimbledon Grass South Africa Bob Hewitt Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–5, 7–6
Winner 1979 US Open Hard South Africa Bob Hewitt Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–5

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (5–3)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (5–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–2)
Grass (3–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 January 1975 Durban Hard South Africa Linky Boshoff 0–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 1. 26 May 1975 Surbiton Grass United States Patti Hogan 6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 2 June 1975 Chichester Grass United States Terry Holladay 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 9 June 1975 Beckenham Grass United States Patti Hogan 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 25 January 1976 McAllen Hard United States JoAnne Russell 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 22 January 1979 Hollywood Carpet (i) Australia Dianne Fromholtz 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 14 January 1980 Kansas City Carpet (i) United States Martina Navratilova 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 14 July 1980 Montreal Hard United States Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 17 (5–12)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (5–12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–3)
Grass (2–2)
Clay (2–2)
Carpet (1–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 June 1974 Manchester Grass United States Patti Hogan United Kingdom Lesley Charles
United Kingdom Sue Mappin
6–1, 6–3
Winner 1. 10 June 1974 Beckenham Grass South Africa Rowena Whitehouse United States Sally Greer
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 9 December 1974 Bloemfontein Hard South Africa Alison McMillan South Africa Linky Boshoff
United States Sharon Walsh
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 12 May 1975 Bournemouth Clay South Africa Linky Boshoff United Kingdom Lesley Charles
United Kingdom Sue Mappin
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 19 May 1975 Guildford Clay United States Patti Hogan United Kingdom Lesley Charles
United Kingdom Sue Mappin
6–0, 6–3
Winner 3. 26 May 1975 Surbiton Grass United States Patti Hogan United Kingdom Lindsay Blachford
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
7–9, 6–1, 9–7
Runner-up 4. 2 June 1975 Chichester Grass United States Patti Hogan Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 4. 18 August 1975 South Orange Clay United States Kristien Shaw United States Kathleen Harter
United States Kathy May
w/o
Runner-up 5. 25 January 1976 McAllen Hard Australia Jenny Dimond Colombia María-Isabel Fernández
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 15 March 1976 Dallas Carpet (i) United States Marita Redondo United States Mona Guerrant
United States Ann Kiyomura
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 28 February 1977 San Francisco Carpet (i) Australia Kerry Melville Reid United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 7 March 1977 Dallas Carpet (i) Australia Kerry Melville Reid United States Martina Navratilova
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 20 April 1978 Hilton Head Island Clay United States JoAnne Russell United States Billie Jean King
United States Martina Navratilova
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 29 January 1979 Chicago Carpet (i) South Africa Ilana Kloss United States Rosemary Casals
United States Betty Ann Grubb Stuart
3–6, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 28 January 1980 Seattle Carpet (i) United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 11 February 1980 Oakland Carpet (i) United Kingdom Virginia Wade United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 14 July 1980 Montreal Hard United States Ann Kiyomura United States Pam Shriver
United States Anne Smith
6–0, 6–4

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A QF 0 / 1
French Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0
Wimbledon 3R 3R 4R 4R A 4R QF 0 / 6
US Open A 3R 2R 2R A 4R 1R 0 / 5
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 12
Year End Ranking 48 17 13 17 12 10

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.

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bostic, Stephanie, ed. (1979). USTA Player Records 1978. United States Tennis Association (USTA). p. 250. 
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Greer Stevens". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC. 
  3. ^ John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. p. 376. 

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