Kerry Harris

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kerry Harris
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1949-09-19) 19 September 1949 (age 67)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1972)
French Open 3R (1968)
Wimbledon 4R (1969, 1972)
US Open 3R (1971)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1972)
French Open F (1971)

Kerri Harris (born 19 September 1949) is an Australian former professional tennis player, active from 1967 to 1975, who reached the semi-final of the 1972 Australian Open, and reached four Grand Slam doubles finals, of which she won one, in the 1972 Australian Open.

Career[edit]

Harris first reached a Grand Slam final in the 1971 French Open Women's Doubles, partnering Helen Gourlay which they lost in two sets to defending champions Françoise Dürr and Gail Chanfreau.

Harris won the final of the 1972 Australian Open Women's Doubles tournament partnered by Helen Gourlay, beating Patricia Coleman-Gregg and Karen Krantzcke 6-0 6-4. In the Women's Singles, seeded number 6, she reached the semifinal, beating third seed Gail Chanfreau in the quarterfinal in straight sets, before losing to second seed and eventual champion Virginia Wade in three sets.

She reached the Women' Doubles final of the 1973 Australian Open and 1974 Australian Open partnering Kerry Melville on both occasions. In 1973, Margaret Court and Virginia Wade won the final 6-4 6-4, and in 1974, Evonne Goolagong and Peggy Michel won 7-5 6-3.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 title, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1971 French Open Clay Australia Helen Gourlay France Françoise Dürr
France Gail Chanfreau
4–6, 1–6
Winner 1972 Australian Open Grass Australia Helen Gourlay Australia Patricia Coleman
Australia Karen Krantzcke
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 1973 Australian Open Grass Australia Kerry Melville Australia Margaret Court
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1974 Australian Open Grass Australia Kerry Melville Australia Evonne Goolagong
United States Peggy Michel
5–7, 3–6

External links[edit]