Debbie Graham
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Debbie Graham
Debbie Graham
Country (sports) United States
Born (1970-08-25) August 25, 1970 (age 51)
Walnut Creek, California
Prize money$862,123
Career record175-60
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 35 (January 6, 1992)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1993, 1994)
French Open3R (1991)
Wimbledon2R (1992)
US Open2R (1990, 1991, 1996)
Career record206-163
Career titles5 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 24 (January 31, 1994)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1994, 2000)
French Open3R (1993, 1998)
WimbledonSF (1998)
US Open3R (1993, 1998)

Debbie Graham or Debbie Graham Shaffer (born August 25, 1970) is a retired tennis player from the United States.

She was awarded the "Most Impressive Newcomer" by WTA in 1992.[1] She was a "High Performance Coach" for women with the USTA at the USTA Training Center in Carson, California.

She is the director of Little Aces Tennis, where she is teaching children to play tennis with low compression balls, smaller rackets, and smaller nets.[2]

Graham played college tennis for Stanford University.[3] She won the Broderick Award (now the Honda Sports Award) as the nation's top collegiate tennis player in 1990.[4][5] She was inducted into the Stanford Hall of Fame in 1997 for winning NCAAA singles her sophomore year and only losing one match on an undefeated team.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. May 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay Netherlands Brenda Schultz 6-7, 2-6

Doubles: 9 (5-4)

Grand Slam 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 4
Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 3
Grass 0
Carpet 1
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jul 1989 Schenectady, United States Hard United States Sandra Birch Australia Michelle Jaggard
United States Hu Na
3-6, 2-6
Win 1. May 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay Netherlands Brenda Schultz Czech Republic Petra Langrová
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6-0, 6-4
Loss 2. May 1993 Berlin, Germany Clay Netherlands Brenda Schultz United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
1-6, 3-6
Win 2. Aug 1993 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard United States Ann Grossman United States Gigi Fernández
Australia Rennae Stubbs
5-7, 7-5, 7-5
Loss 3. Sep 1993 Hong Kong Hard United States Marianne Werdel Germany Karin Kschwendt
Australia Rachel McQuillan
6-1, 6-7, 2-6
Loss 4. Feb 1996 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams United States Chanda Rubin
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
4-6, 3-6
Win 3. May 1996 Budapest, Hungary Clay United States Katrina Adams Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
6-3, 7-6
Win 4. Oct 1996 Québec, Canada Carpet (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
6-1, 6-4
Win 5. May 1997 Cardiff, Wales Clay Australia Kerry-Anne Guse United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-3, 6-4


  1. ^ "WTA Awards".
  2. ^ "USTA Debbie Graham bio". Archived from the original on 2007-09-01.
  3. ^ Araton, Harvey (1 September 1991). "In Women's Tennis, She's Over the Hill at 21". New York Times. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Stanford University's Official Athletic Site - Women's Tennis". Stanford University Athletics. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved .

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Preceded by WTA Newcomer of the Year
Succeeded by

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