Steve Krulevitz

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Steve Krulevitz
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Baltimore, Maryland
Born (1951-05-30) May 30, 1951 (age 65)
Baltimore, Maryland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1970
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 121–198
Career titles 2
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)
Career record 130-196
Career titles 4
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)

Steve Krulevitz (born May 30, 1951) is a retired American-Israeli right-handed tennis player. His highest singles ranking was No. 42. He competed on the Professional Grand Prix Tennis Circuit for over ten years.

Early career[edit]

Krulevitz won the MSA Singles four times and was named to the United States Junior Davis Cup Team. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from UCLA and was named All-American in 1973.[1]

Professional career[edit]

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.[2] His career singles titles include Sarasota (1979) and Chichester (1981). His career doubles titles include Stowe (with Cahill) in 1979 and Brussels (with 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.[3]


Krulevitz's students include Gilad Bloom (Israel), Jaime Yzaga (Peru), Tom Shimada. Reed Cordish, Patrick Osuna, and Vince Spadea. He is the varsity tennis head coach at Gilman School, where he led the team to a 12th-place finish at the high school national championships in Kentucky, and a 16th place finish at the 2016 National Invitational Boys High School Team Tennis Tournament, located in Newport Beach, CA. He holds a weekly tennis camp at the school.

Davis Cup[edit]

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.


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