Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams
Country United States
Residence Bradenton, Florida / White Plains, New York, United States
Born (1968-08-05) August 5, 1968
Chicago, IL, United States
Turned pro 1988
Retired 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,292,658
Singles
Career record 182–194
Career titles 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 67 (May 8, 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1992)
French Open 1R (1988, 1989, 1992, 1996)
Wimbledon 4R (1988)
US Open 3R (1995)
Doubles
Career record 419–226
Career titles 20 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 8 (August 14, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1992)
French Open QF (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)
Wimbledon SF (1988)
US Open QF (1991, 1994)
Last updated on: July 23, 2012.

Katrina Adams (born August 5, 1968) is a former professional United States tennis player from Chicago.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Results 2
  • Post-Retirement 3
  • WTA Tour Finals 4
    • Singles 2 (0–2) 4.1
    • Doubles 36 (20–16) 4.2
  • Singles performance timeline 5
  • Women's doubles performance timeline 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Early life

Adams joined a tennis program on Chicago's West Side when she was six years old. She attended Whitney Young High School, becoming Illinois High School Association singles champion in 1983 and 1984,[1] and Northwestern University. After winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) doubles title with Diane Donnelly in 1987,[2] she was twice voted All-American.[3]

Results

Adams won seven of her 20 WTA doubles titles between 1987 and 1996 partnering Zina Garrison.[4]

Her best Grand Slam singles result was in the 1988 Wimbledon Championships when she reached the fourth round, losing to Chris Evert 5–7 6–3 6–0.

Post-Retirement

Adams has been a television commentator for the Tennis Channel since 2003,[5] and is also an executive director of the Harlem Junior Tennis League.[6]

WTA Tour Finals

Singles 2 (0–2)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. February 1, 1988 Wellington Hard Jill Hetherington 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 2. November 4, 1991 Brentwood Hard (i) Sabine Appelmans 6–2, 6–4

Doubles 36 (20–16)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Virginia Slims (2/0)
Tier I (1/1)
Tier II (4/5)
Tier III (6/4)
Tier IV & V (7/6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. December 7, 1987 Guarujá Hard Cheryl Jones Jill Hetherington
Mercedes Paz
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 2. March 7, 1988 Boca Raton Hard Zina Garrison Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Helena Suková
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1. April 11, 1988 Amelia Island Clay Penny Barg Zina Garrison
Eva Pfaff
4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 3. April 18, 1988 Houston Clay Zina Garrison Lori McNeil
Martina Navratilova
6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. October 24, 1988 Indianapolis Hard (i) Zina Garrison Larisa Savchenko
Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. November 25, 1988 Tokyo Carpet Zina Garrison Gigi Fernández
Robin White
7–5, 7–5
Winner 5. January 30, 1989 Tokyo Carpet Zina Garrison Gigi Fernández
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 6. February 27, 1989 San Antonio Hard Pam Shriver Patty Fendick
Jill Hetherington
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. April 24, 1989 Houston Clay Zina Garrison Gigi Fernández
Lori McNeil
6–3, 6–4
Winner 8. May 22, 1989 Geneva Clay Lori McNeil Larisa Savchenko
Natalia Zvereva
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. June 19, 1989 Eastbourne Grass Zina Garrison Jana Novotná
Helena Suková
6–3 ret.
Winner 10. October 23, 1989 Brighton Carpet Lori McNeil Hana Mandlíková
Jana Novotná
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Winner 11. October 30, 1989 Indianapolis Hard (i) Lori McNeil Claudia Porwik
Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. November 5, 1990 Indianapolis Hard (i) Jill Hetherington Patty Fendick
Meredith McGrath
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 4. February 18, 1991 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Jill Hetherington Meredith McGrath
Anne Smith
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. July 22, 1991 Westchester Hard Lori McNeil Rosalyn Fairbank
Lise Gregory
7–5, 6–4
Winner 12. August 5, 1991 Albuquerque Hard Isabelle Demongeot Lise Gregory
Peanut Louie Harper
6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. November 11, 1991 Indianapolis Hard (i) Mercedes Paz Patty Fendick
Gigi Fernández
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. February 10, 1992 Chicago Carpet Zina Garrison Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 8. February 17, 1992 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Manon Bollegraf Lori McNeil
Nicole Bradtke
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 13. November 9, 1992 Indianapolis Hard (i) Elna Reinach Sandy Collins
Mary-Lou Daniels
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 14. February 8, 1993 Chicago Carpet Zina Garrison Amy Frazier
Kimberly Po
7–6(9–7), 6–3
Runner-up 9. February 15, 1993 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Manon Bollegraf Patty Fendick
Zina Garrison
6–3, 6–2
Winner 15. March 22, 1993 Houston Clay Manon Bollegraf Eugenia Maniokova
Radomira Zrubáková
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 10. March 28, 1993 Hilton Head Clay Manon Bollegraf Gigi Fernández
Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 6–1
Winner 16. November 1, 1993 Quebec City Hard (i) Manon Bollegraf Katerina Maleeva
Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–4
Winner 17. November 8, 1993 Philadelphia Carpet Manon Bollegraf Conchita Martínez
Larisa Neiland
6–2, 4–6, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 11. February 14, 1994 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Manon Bollegraf Patty Fendick
Meredith McGrath
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Runner-up 12. March 21, 1994 Houston Clay Zina Garrison Manon Bollegraf
Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 13. February 13, 1995 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Brenda Schultz-McCarthy Nicole Arendt
Laura Golarsa
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 14. October 30, 1995 Oakland Carpet Zina Garrison Lori McNeil
Helena Suková
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 15. February 19, 1996 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Debbie Graham Chanda Rubin
Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–4, 6–3
Winner 18. May 6, 1996 Budapest Clay Debbie Graham Radka Bobková
Eva Melicharová
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 19. May 13, 1996 Cardiff Clay Mariaan de Swardt Els Callens
Laurence Courtois
6–0, 6–4
Winner 20. June 9, 1997 Birmingham Grass Larisa Neiland Nathalie Tauziat
Linda Wild
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 16. January 12, 1998 Sydney Hard Meredith McGrath Martina Hingis
Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R A 3R LQ LQ LQ A 1R 4–8
French Open A 1R 1R LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ A 1R LQ 4–9
Wimbledon A 4R 3R 1R LQ 2R LQ 1R 1R 2R LQ 18–10
US Open LQ 1R 1R 1R LQ A 1R 1R 3R 1R LQ 7–10

Women's doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 3R 3R 3R A QF 3R 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 13–10
French Open A A QF QF 3R 3R QF QF 1R QF QF 2R 3R 1R 25–12
Wimbledon A A SF QF 3R QF 3R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R 3R 1R 23–12
US Open 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R QF A 3R QF 3R 2R 3R 2R 1R 19–13

References

  1. ^ "Girls Tennis Top Finishers". Illinois High School Association. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Women's Tennis History". NCAA History. NCAA. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Tennis: A Great Match for Katrina Adams". Northwestern Magazine. Northwestern University. Winter 2004. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  4. ^ Katrina Adams at the International Tennis Federation Retrieved 2008-07-28
  5. ^ "Katrina Adams". Programs. Tennis Channel. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  6. ^ "News You Can Use". Pro Tennis. United States Tennis Association. 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 

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