Michael Joyce (tennis)
|Full name||Michael T. Joyce|
|Country (sports)||United States|
February 1, 1973 |
Santa Monica, California, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 64 (April 8, 1996)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1996, 1997)|
|French Open||1R (1998)|
|US Open||2R (1991, 1993)|
|Highest ranking||No. 181 (June 9, 2003)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (1993, 1995, 1996)|
Michael T. Joyce (born February 1, 1973) is an American former tennis player, who turned professional in 1991. The right-hander reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 64 in April 1996. He also became a coach of professional players.
He reached the final of the Wimbledon Jr event in 1991.
Professional tennis player
Joyce was the coach of Maria Sharapova, along with her father, Yuri Sharapov, from summer 2004 until January 2011, when he was replaced by Thomas Högstedt. During her cooperation with Joyce, Sharapova won two Grand Slam singles titles and reached the World No. 1 ranking.
Joyce currently coaches American tennis player Jessica Pegula. While with Joyce, in 2013 before suffering from an injury, Pegula reached a career high singles world ranking of 123 and a doubles world ranking of 92.
Joyce currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife, Jenna Joyce.
- Michael Joyce at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Michael Joyce at the International Tennis Federation
- Esquire: "The String Theory," July 1996
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