Pam Teeguarden

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Pam Teeguarden
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1951-04-17) April 17, 1951 (age 65)
Jacksonville, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Plays Right-handed
Career record 99–139
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1977)
US Open QF (1972)
Career record 97–119
Career titles 10
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1981)
French Open W (1977)
Wimbledon QF
US Open SF (1981)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1975)
US Open W (1974)

Pam Teeguarden (born April 17, 1951) is a former American professional tennis player in the 1970s and 1980s, ranked in the top 20 from 1970–1975, according to John Dolan's Women's Tennis Ultimate Guide, prior to computer rankings. She won two Grand Slam Doubles Titles and was a quarter finalist in singles at the U.S. Open and The French Open.[1] Her father Jerry, a well known coach, helped Margaret Court win the coveted Grand Slam (all four Grand Slam titles in one year) in 1970 and Virginia Wade to her 1977 Wimbledon triumph. Teeguarden was voted the "Most Watchable Player" based on play and appearance by a group of Madison Avenue advertising executives or "Mad Men" while playing at the US Open. Teeguarden played in 19 consecutive US Opens, holding the record until Chris Evert played in 20. She wore the first all black outfit in the history of tennis in 1975 at The Bridgestone Doubles Championships in Tokyo, starting a trend that is still popular today.[2] Teeguarden was the first woman tennis player signed by Nike. She played on the victorious Los Angeles Strings Team Tennis team in 1981 and won the Team Tennis Mixed Doubles Division with Tom Gullikson in 1977; they were also runners-up in the league that year.

Teeguarden won two grand slam titles:

Among Teeguarden's doubles titles are the Canadian Open Doubles, the Swedish Open Doubles, the Austrian Open Doubles, the Argentinian Open Doubles, the Women's Games Doubles in Salt Lake City, and the Virginia Slims of Tucson Doubles.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 2[edit]

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships
Tier I 0
Tier II 1
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. June 16, 1978 Chichester, England Grass Australia Evonne Cawley 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. January 9, 1984 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hard United States Jenny Klitch 2–6, 1–6

Doubles 4 (3–1)[edit]

Grand Slam 1
WTA Championships 4
Tier I
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 2
Clay 1
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. June 5, 1977 French Open, France Clay Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková United States Rayni Fox
Australia Helen Gourlay
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. January 29, 1978 Los Angeles, California, USA Hard South Africa Greer Stevens Netherlands Betty Stöve
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
3–6, 2–6
Winner 3. August 20, 1978 Canadian Open, Canada Hard Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková Australia Chris O'Neil
United States Paula Smith
7–5, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 4. September 14, 1980 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard Romania Virginia Ruzici United States Kathy Jordan
United States JoAnne Russell
6–4, 7–5

Mixed doubles 2 (1–1)[edit]

Grand Slam 1
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 0
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. September 8, 1974 US Open, USA Grass Australia Geoff Masters United States Jimmy Connors
United States Chris Evert
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 2. June 15, 1975 French Open, France Clay Chile Jaime Fillol Brazil Tomas Koch
Uruguay Fiorella Bonicelli
4–6, 6–7


  1. ^ Jim Bainbridge (1978). 1978 Colgate Series Media Guide. New York: H.O. Zimman Inc. p. 122. 
  2. ^ "Southern California Tennis News: A Hall of Fame Gala to Remember!". Retrieved 9 October 2016. 

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