|Country (sports)|| United States
May 30, 1951 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 42|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3rd R (1979)|
|French Open||3rd R (1976)|
|Wimbledon||3rd R (1976)|
|US Open||2nd R (1971, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981)|
|Highest ranking||No. 150|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||Semifinals (1981)|
|French Open||3rd R (1981, 1982)|
|Wimbledon||3rd R (1974)|
|US Open||3rd R (1982)|
|Last updated on: January 29, 2012.|
Steve Krulevitz (born May 30, 1951, in Baltimore, Maryland) is a retired American-Israeli right-handed tennis player. His highest singles ranking was # 42. He competed on the Professional Grand Prix Tennis Circuit for over ten years.
Krulevitz was among the top 100 players in the world for nine consecutive years. He has participated in 9 Wimbledons, 13 US Opens, 8 Roland Garros and 2 Australian Opens. He was also an Israeli Davis Cup player from 1978-1980. His career singles titles include Sarasota (1979) and Chichester (1981). His career Doubles titles include Stowe (w/Cahill) in 1979 and Brussels (w/Stevaux) in 1980. He made it to the 3rd round of Wimbledon and the French Open in 1976, and to the 3rd round of the Australian Open in 1979. He won the 1977 Gold Medal for the United States at the Maccabbi Olympic Games in Tel Aviv, Israel. In May 1981 Krulevitz won the Chitchester, Great Britain tournament. In May 1982 he lost in the finals of the Tampere, Finland tournament. Krulevitz was inducted into the USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993.
Krulevitz's students include Gilad Bloom (Israel), Jaime Yzaga (Peru), and Tom Shimada. Americans he has coached include Reed Cordish, Patrick Osuna, and Vince Spadea. He is varsity tennis head coach at Gilman School, where he led the team to a 12th-place finish at the high school national champioships in Kentucky. He holds a weekly tennis camp at the school.
Born and raised in Baltimore, with dual citizenship, Krulevitz played # 1 for Israel's Davis Cup Team and coached that Davis Cup team as well. Krulevitz was 4–5 in Davis Cup competition for Israel from 1978-80.