Jennifer Goodling
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Jennifer Goodling
Jenni Goodling
Full nameJennifer Goodling
Country (sports) United States
Born (1962-04-26) April 26, 1962 (age 58)
Prize money$64,269
Career record50-104
Highest rankingNo. 187 (January 17, 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1988)
Career record87-93
Highest rankingNo. 116 (January 19, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1988)
French Open1R (1981, 1986, 1988)
Wimbledon2R (1981)
US Open2R (1981, 1982)

Jennifer Goodling (born April 26, 1962) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.


Early life

Goodling grew up in York, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a US congressman. Her grandfather George Atlee Goodling had also been a US congressman from Pennsylvania, before being succeeded by his son, Jennifer's father William F. Goodling, in 1975.[1]

She went to both Dallastown Area High School and York Country Day School.[2]

Tennis career

Goodling began her career on the WTA Tour in 1980 as an amateur and in the early 1980s attended Rollins College in Florida. In her All-American season at Rollins College in 1983, Goodling represented the United States at the University Games in Alberta.[3]

After graduating from Rollins College in 1985, Goodling began touring professionally. At the 1988 Australian Open she featured in the singles main draw as a qualifier and made the round of 16 of the women's doubles. She was most successful in the doubles format, appearing in the women's doubles main draws of all four grand slam tournaments.[4]

She still lives in Pennsylvania and is working as a tennis instructor.[5]


  1. ^ "Bill Goodling, 13-term Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, dies at 89". The Washington Post. September 19, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "York Sports Night > Hall of Fame > Hall of Fame - 2011". Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Does McEnroe's behavior influence young players?". Orlando Sentinel. July 3, 1983. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Australian Open - 11 January - 24 January 1988". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Aces for Nace". Gettysburg Times. June 9, 2010. Retrieved 2018.

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