Kim Jones (tennis)

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Kim Jones
Country (sports) United States
Born (1957-09-28) September 28, 1957 (age 61)
Columbus, Georgia, USA
Turned pro1979
Prize money$232,880
Career record59–101
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 25 ( March 19, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1983, 1984)
French Open2R (1981)
Wimbledon2R (1982)
US Open3R (1983)
Career record47–104
Career titles0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1984)
French Open2R (1980, 1984)
Wimbledon3R (1980, 1982)
US Open2R (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US OpenSF (1983)

Kimberly Jones (born September 28, 1957) is a retired American professional tennis player. She is also known by her married name, Kimberly Shaefer.


Jones was a two-time NCAA All-American at San Diego State in 1977 and 1978. She turned professional in 1979 and joined the WTA Tour. In 1983, she won the US Indoor Championships and was runner-up at the Virginia Slims Hall of Fame Classic. She reached a career high ranking of #25 on March 19, 1984. She posted career victories over Pam Shriver, Zina Garrison, and Sylvia Hanika. She retired in 1987. She was the head tennis coach at the University of Cincinnati from 2003-2008.[1]

Jones played three seasons of World Team Tennis from 1983 through 1985. She served as vice president of the WTA in 1984-85 and served on the board for four years.[1]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1-1)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 11, 1983 Virginia Slims of Newport, U.S. Grass United States Alycia Moulton 3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. September 26, 1983 US Indoor Championships, U.S. Carpet (I) West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6–4, 6–3


  1. ^ a b "Kimberly Jones Profile - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site". University of Cincinnati. Retrieved 2012-10-28.

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