Kim Jones (tennis)

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Kim Jones
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1957-09-28) September 28, 1957 (age 59)
Columbus, Georgia, USA
Turned pro 1979
Retired 1987
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $47,305
Career record 59–101
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 25 ( March 19, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1983, 1984)
French Open 2R (1981)
Wimbledon 2R (1982)
US Open 3R (1983)
Career record 47–104
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1984)
French Open 2R (1980, 1984)
Wimbledon 3R (1980, 1982)
US Open 2R (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open SF (1983)

Kimberly "Kim" 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, USA Grass United States Alycia Moulton 3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. September 26, 1983 US Indoor Championships, USA Carpet (I) West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6–4, 6–3


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