Roberta McCallum

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Roberta McCallum
Full nameRoberta McCallum Russo
Country (sports) United States
Born (1958-11-03) November 3, 1958 (age 60)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1980)
Wimbledon1R (1980)
US Open2R (1980, 1981)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1980)
Wimbledon2R (1980)
US Open2R (1980)

Roberta McCallum Russo (born November 3, 1958) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.


Tennis career[edit]

McCallum went to high school in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, then attended Pepperdine University, playing collegiate tennis with the Waves in 1977 and 1978.[1]

She spent two years playing on the professional tour, with her breakthrough performance a semi-final appearance at the Greater Pittsburgh Open in 1979, before making her first overseas tour in Australia at the end of the year.[2] At the 1980 Avon Championships of Los Angeles she had wins over Pam Shriver and Kathy Jordan to make the quarter-finals and was also a quarter-finalist that year at the US Indoor Championships.[2] As a doubles player she made a WTA Tour final in 1981, at the Japan Open, where she and partner Barbara Jordan finished runners-up.[3] During her career she featured in the main draw of the French Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open.

Personal life[edit]

McCallum was married to former Virginia Tech football captain Vince Russo, before his death in 1995, at the age of 45.[4] With Vince she has a daughter named Alexandra.[4]

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Doubles (0–1)[edit]

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss October, 1981 Tokyo, Japan Category 1 Hard United States Barbara Jordan Brazil Patricia Medrado
Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
3–6, 6–3, 2–6


  1. ^ 2016-17 Pepperdine Women's Tennis Record Book. Pepperdine Waves. August 31, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "McCallum: Road To Wimbledon Terrible". The Pittsburgh Press. February 17, 1980. p. 103. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Tokyo - 19 October - 24 October 1981". ITF. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Football star of the '60s in high school, college". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 11, 1995. p. 14. Retrieved 11 May 2018.

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