|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Leucadia, Encinitas, California, U.S.|
November 28, 1955 |
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 13|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1985, 1987)|
|French Open||1R (1985, 1986 1987)|
|Wimbledon||4R (1977, 1980)|
|US Open||4R (1976)|
|Highest ranking||No. 54|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||2R (1978)|
Terry Holladay (born November 28, 1955) is an American former professional tennis player who played between 1974 and 1987, whose tennis career is particularly remembered for her pregnancy and its impact on protected rankings.
Holladay was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and grew up in La Jolla, San Diego, California, attending and graduating from La Jolla High School. Following her retirement from tennis, Holladay became a realtor. In 2000, she survived breast cancer. She married Dr. Philip Arthur Higginbottom, with whom she founded the Dina Humanitarian Foundation.
She turned professional in 1974 and regards 1976 as her best year. She represented the United States in the 1976 Wightman Cup, beating Glynis Coles 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in her only match in this competition. In 1982, she gave birth to a daughter Tasha, and was awarded special entry to six tournaments in 1983 by the WTA introducing a new rule.
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||NH||1R||0 / 2|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||0 / 3|
|Wimbledon||1R||3R||4R||3R||A||4R||1R||A||A||1R||2R||A||1R||0 / 7|
|U.S. Open||2R||1R||2R||4R||3R||A||A||A||3R||2R||1R||1R||A||0 / 8|
|SR||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 2||0 / 4||0 / 2||0 / 3||0 / 23|
NH = tournament not held.
A = did not participate in the tournament.
SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
|Outcome||Date||Location||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||May 12, 1975||Bournemouth||Clay||Janet Newberry||7–9, 7–5, 6–3|
|Runner-up||March 7, 1977||Dallas, Texas||Carpet (i)||Sue Barker||6–1, 7–6(7–4)|
|Runner-up||September 8, 1980||Toray Sillok, Tokyo||Carpet (i)||Billie Jean King||7–5, 6–4|
|Runner-up||September 10, 1984||Salt Lake City||Carpet (i)||Yvonne Vermaak||6–3, 3–6, 6–2|
|Runner-up||December 31, 1984||Port St. Lucie||Carpet (i)||Catarina Lindqvist||6–2, 2–6, 6–2|
|Outcome||Date||Location||Partner||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||September 17, 1984||Virginia Slims of San Diego
|Iwona Kuczyńska||Hard|| Betsy Nagelsen
|Winner||June 10, 1985||Edgbaston Cup
|Sharon Walsh||Grass|| Elise Burgin
|6–4, 5–7, 6–3|
|Winner||July 14, 1986||Virginia Slims of Newport
|Heather Ludloff||Grass|| Cynthia MacGregor
|6–1, 6–7, 6–3|
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