Paula Smith

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Paula Smith
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1957-01-10) January 10, 1957 (age 60)
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Career record 54–103
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 48 (February 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1981, 1982, 1983)
French Open 3R (1982, 1983)
Wimbledon 2R (1978, 1981, 1982)
US Open 3R (1980)
Doubles
Career record 304–214
Career titles 13
Highest ranking No. 23 (December 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1982, 1983)
French Open F (1981)
Wimbledon SF (1980)
US Open QF (1978, 1979, 1980, 1984)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open F (1985)
Wimbledon 3R (1984)
US Open SF (1981)

Paula Smith (born January 10, 1957) is an American former tennis player.

Smith played 100 tour singles matches and 300 doubles matches between 1976 and 1988. She reached the finals of the French Open once in 1981, partnering Candy Reynolds, and again in mixed doubles in 1985, partnering Francisco González and losing to Martina Navratilova and Heinz Günthardt. She also reached the finals of the 1982 Toyota Series Championships, the 1983 Family Circle Cup and the final of the doubles in Indiana, 1985.[1]

NWTA Tour finals[edit]

Doubles 26 (13–13)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 1
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 5
Clay 5
Grass 1
Carpet 2
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. August 20, 1978 Canadian Open, Canada Hard Australia Chris O'Neil Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
United States Pam Teeguarden
5–7, 7–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. August 12, 1979 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay United States Penny Johnson United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. April 13, 1980 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay United States Candy Reynolds United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. August 10, 1980 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay United States Anne Smith Romania Virginia Ruzici
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. October 17, 1980 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard United States Pam Shriver United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Candy Reynolds
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 4. November 16, 1980 Tampa, Florida, USA Hard United States Anne Smith United States Rosie Casals
United States Candy Reynolds
6–7, 5–7
Winner 3. April 26, 1981 Amelia Island, Florida, USA Clay United States Kathy Jordan United States JoAnne Russell
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 4. May 10, 1981 Perugia, Italy Clay United States Candy Reynolds United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Romania Virginia Ruzici
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 5. May 17, 1981 Lugano, Switzerland Clay United States Candy Reynolds South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Tanya Harford
6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. June 7, 1981 French Open, France Clay United States Candy Reynolds South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Tanya Harford
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. August 9, 1981 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay United Kingdom Sue Barker United States JoAnne Russell
Romania Virginia Ruzici
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. October 18, 1981 Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA Hard United States Pam Shriver United States Mary-Lou Piatek
United States Wendy White
1–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 5. May 16, 1982 Lugano, Switzerland Clay United States Candy Reynolds United States JoAnne Russell
Romania Virginia Ruzici
6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. August 1, 1982 San Diego, California, USA Hard United States Kathy Jordan Brazil Patricia Medrado
Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 7. October 17, 1982 Tampa, Florida, USA Hard United States Ann Kiyomura United States Mary-Lou Piatek
United States Wendy White
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 9. December 19, 1982 East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA Hard United States Candy Reynolds United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 10. February 6, 1983 Palm Beach, Florida, USA Clay United States Kathy Jordan United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 11. March 6, 1983 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hard United States Alycia Moulton South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
4–6, 6–7
Winner 8. March 14, 1983 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Carpet United States Candy Reynolds Poland Iwona Kuczyńska
United States Trey Lewis
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 12. April 10, 1983 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay United States Andrea Jaeger United States Martina Navratilova
United States Candy Reynolds
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. January 9, 1984 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hard United States Mary-Lou Piatek United States Sherry Acker
United States Candy Reynolds
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 9. August 11, 1984 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay South Africa Beverly Mould United States Elise Burgin
United States JoAnne Russell
6–2, 7–5
Winner 10. September 23, 1984 San Diego, California, USA Hard United States Betsy Nagelsen United States Terry Holladay
Poland Iwona Kuczyńska
6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. October 28, 1984 Brighton, England Carpet United States Alycia Moulton United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 12. January 6, 1985 Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA Hard United States Betsy Nagelsen Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 14. July 27, 1985 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay Australia Penny Barg Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
6–3, 3–6, 6–4

Doubles 1[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. June 9, 1985 French Open, France Clay Paraguay Francisco González Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 3–6, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1985). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1985. London: Willow Books. p. 375. ISBN 0002181703. 

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