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Katrina Adams
Katrina Adams
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Country (sports)United States
ResidenceBradenton, Florida
White Plains, New York United States
Born (1968-08-05) August 5, 1968 (age 51)
Chicago, Illinois
Turned pro1988
Retired1999
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,292,658
Singles
Career record182-194
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 67 (May 8, 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1992)
French Open1R (1988, 1989, 1992, 1996)
Wimbledon4R (1988)
US Open3R (1995)
Doubles
Career record419-226
Career titles20 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 8 (August 14, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1992)
French OpenQF (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)
WimbledonSF (1988)
US OpenQF (1991, 1994)

Katrina Adams (born August 5, 1968) is a former professional American tennis player from Chicago. She is the immediate past President and CEO of the United States Tennis Association, Chairperson of the US Open and Chairperson of the Fed Cup. Adams was a doubles specialist, reaching the quarterfinal stage or better at all four Grand Slams as well as achieving a career-high doubles ranking of no. 8 (August 1989).

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, including the 1988 World Doubles Championships.[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. The same year, she was Wimbledon doubles semifinalist with Zina Garrison.

Awards

Adams twice won the annual WTA Player Service Award - in 1996 and 1997.

Post-retirement

Adams has been a television commentator for the Tennis Channel since 2003,[5] a regular contributor to CBS Sports Network all-female sports panel We Need to Talk and is also an executive director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program.[6]

In January 2015, Adams became President and CEO of the United States Tennis Association, becoming the first former professional tennis player, first African-American and the youngest person to serve as President in the 135-year history of the organisation.[7]

In 2016, Adams became Chairperson of the Fed Cup committee, which governs the Fed Cup.[8]

Adams also serves on the board of directors for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.[9]

WTA Tour finals

Singles 2 (0-2)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (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 Score
Runner-up 1. February 1, 1988 Wellington Hard Canada Jill Hetherington 6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 2. November 4, 1991 Brentwood Hard (i) Belgium 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 Score
Winner 1. December 7, 1987 Guarujá Hard United States Cheryl Jones Canada Jill Hetherington
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Winner 2. March 7, 1988 Boca Raton Hard United States Zina Garrison West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 1. April 11, 1988 Amelia Island Clay United States Penny Barg United States Zina Garrison
West Germany Eva Pfaff
4-6, 6-2, 7-6(7-5)
Winner 3. April 18, 1988 Houston Clay United States Zina Garrison United States Lori McNeil
United States Martina Navratilova
6-7(4-7), 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 2. October 24, 1988 Indianapolis Hard (i) United States Zina Garrison Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6-2, 6-1
Winner 4. November 25, 1988 Tokyo Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
7-5, 7-5
Winner 5. January 30, 1989 Tokyo Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Gigi Fernández
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
6-3, 3-6, 7-6(7-5)
Winner 6. February 27, 1989 San Antonio Hard United States Pam Shriver United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Winner 7. April 24, 1989 Houston Clay United States Zina Garrison United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil
6-3, 6-4
Winner 8. May 22, 1989 Geneva Clay United States Lori McNeil Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 9. June 19, 1989 Eastbourne Grass United States Zina Garrison Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6-3 ret.
Winner 10. October 23, 1989 Brighton Carpet United States Lori McNeil Australia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
4-6, 7-6(9-7), 6-4
Winner 11. October 30, 1989 Indianapolis Hard (i) United States Lori McNeil West Germany Claudia Porwik
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 3. November 5, 1990 Indianapolis Hard (i) Canada Jill Hetherington United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 4. February 18, 1991 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Canada Jill Hetherington United States Meredith McGrath
United States Anne Smith
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 5. July 22, 1991 Westchester Hard United States Lori McNeil South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Lise Gregory
7-5, 6-4
Winner 12. August 5, 1991 Albuquerque Hard France Isabelle Demongeot South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Peanut Louie Harper
6-7(2-7), 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 6. November 11, 1991 Indianapolis Hard (i) Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Patty Fendick
United States Gigi Fernández
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 7. February 10, 1992 Chicago Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-4, 7-6(9-7)
Runner-up 8. February 17, 1992 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Lori McNeil
Australia Nicole Provis
3-6, 6-4, 7-6(8-6)
Winner 13. November 9, 1992 Indianapolis Hard (i) South Africa Elna Reinach United States Sandy Collins
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Winner 14. February 8, 1993 Chicago Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
7-6(9-7), 6-3
Runner-up 9. February 15, 1993 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Patty Fendick
United States Zina Garrison
6-3, 6-2
Winner 15. March 22, 1993 Houston Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Slovakia Radomira Zrubáková
6-3, 5-7, 7-6(9-7)
Runner-up 10. March 28, 1993 Hilton Head Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6-3, 6-1
Winner 16. November 1, 1993 Quebec City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-4, 6-4
Winner 17. November 8, 1993 Philadelphia Carpet Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Spain Conchita Martínez
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6-2, 4-6, 7-6(9-7)
Runner-up 11. February 14, 1994 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
7-6(7-3), 6-2
Runner-up 12. March 21, 1994 Houston Clay United States Zina Garrison Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Martina Navratilova
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 13. February 13, 1995 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz United States Nicole Arendt
Italy Laura Golarsa
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 14. October 30, 1995 Oakland Carpet United States Zina Garrison United States Lori McNeil
Czech Republic Helena Suková
3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 15. February 19, 1996 Oklahoma City Hard (i) United States Debbie Graham United States Chanda Rubin
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6-4, 6-3
Winner 18. May 6, 1996 Budapest Clay United States Debbie Graham Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Winner 19. May 13, 1996 Cardiff Clay South Africa Mariaan de Swardt Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Laurence Courtois
6-0, 6-4
Winner 20. June 9, 1997 Birmingham Grass Latvia Larisa Neiland France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Linda Wild
6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 16. January 12, 1998 Sydney Hard United States Meredith McGrath Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6-1, 6-2

ITF Finals

Singles (1-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. August 3, 1987 Lebanon, United States Hard United States Shaun Stafford 6-3, 1-6, 3-6
Winner 2. January 21, 1991 New Braunfels, United States Hard Argentina María Luciana Reynares 7-6(7), 2-6, 6-2

Doubles (8-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. June 30, 1986 Tampa, United States Clay Mexico Heliane Steden United States Brenda Niemeyer
United States Karen Schimper
4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Winner 2. July 14, 1986 Midland, United States Clay United States Sonya Hahn Australia Alison Scott
New Zealand Ruth Seeman
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 3. January 5, 1987 Chicago, United States Hard United States Diane Donnelly United States Mary Lou Daniels
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 4. June 15, 1987 Birmingham, United States Hard United States Sonya Hahn Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis
South Africa Lise Gregory
6-7(0), 6-4, 6-2
Winner 5. July 20, 1987 Philadelphia, United States Hard Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis United States Kathy Foxworth
United States Tammy Whittington
6-3, 6-4
Winner 6. July 27, 1987 Chatham, United States Hard United States Diane Donnelly United States Jennifer Fuchs
Australia Robyn Lamb
7-5, 6-3
Winner 7. September 24, 1990 Chicago, United States Hard United States Lynn Nabors Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Mary Lou Daniels
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 8. January 28, 1991 Midland, United States Hard Canada Helen Kelesi United States Meredith McGrath
United States Anne Smith
5-7, 5-7
Winner 9. September 23, 1991 Chicago, United States Hard United States Mary Lou Daniels United States Beverly Bowes-Hackney
United States Cammy Macgregor
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 10. February 12, 1996 Midland, United States Hard United States Debbie Graham United States Angela Lettiere
United States Corina Morariu
6-7, 6-7
Winner 11. October 7, 1996 Sedona, United States Hard United States Debbie Graham United States Angela Lettiere
United States Shannan McCarthy
6-4, 6-1

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 .
  2. ^ "ITA Hall of Fame - Katrina Adams". ITA Hall of Fame. ITA. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Tennis: A Great Match for Katrina Adams". Northwestern Magazine. Northwestern University. Winter 2004. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Katrina Adams at the International Tennis Federation Retrieved 2008-07-28
  5. ^ "Katrina Adams". Programs. Tennis Channel. Archived from the original on 2008-07-20. Retrieved . Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "News You Can Use". Pro Tennis. United States Tennis Association. 2006-10-25. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "USTA CHAIRMAN, CEO AND PRESIDENT KATRINA M. ADAMS". USTA. 1 Jan 2017.
  8. ^ "FED CUP COMMITTEE". Fed Cup. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Leadership". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2018.

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