Amy Holton
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Amy Holton
Amy Holton
Full nameAmy Holton Lyons
Country (sports) United States
Born (1965-04-05) April 5, 1965 (age 55)
Prize money$88,891
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1983, 1984)
Wimbledon2R (1984)
US Open2R (1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1983, 1986)
Wimbledon1R (1983, 1984, 1985)
US Open3R (1985)

Amy Holton Lyons (born April 5, 1965) is an American former professional tennis player.


Holton, one of four children to Richard and Marcy, spent her early years in Dayton, Ohio before moving to Sarasota, Florida in the late 1970s. She attended Riverview High School and won a state title with the team in 1980, as well as national titles in doubles during this time with elder sister Kathy. The pair also played together professionally, including at the French Open and Wimbledon.[1][2]

As a singles player, Holton was a semi-finalist at the 1983 Pittsburgh Open and twice made the French Open third round, in 1983 and 1984. At the 1984 Wimbledon Championships she played her most high-profile match when she lost in the second round to top seed Martina Navratilova.[3]

In 1986 she was runner-up at two Virginia Slims doubles tournaments, in Perugia and Berkeley.

WTA Tour finals

Doubles (0-2)

Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss July 7, 1986 Perugia, Italy Clay Switzerland Csilla Bartos-Cserepy Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
4-6, 4-6
Loss July 21, 1986 Berkeley, United States Hard South Africa Elna Reinach United States Beth Herr
United States Alycia Moulton
1-6, 2-6


  1. ^ Klemesrud, Judy (8 September 1982). "With Players' Parents on Tennis Circuit". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Huber, Mic (March 3, 2009). "Holton family serves area well". Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
  3. ^ Gross, Jane (June 28, 1984). "Miss Navratilova Is Tested but Wins". The New York Times.

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