Pam Whytcross
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Pam Whytcross

Pam Whytcross
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1953-11-25) 25 November 1953 (age 65)
Turned pro1977
Prize moneyUS$ 126,973
Career record6-31
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 150 (7 January 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1977 Jan)
French Open3R (1977)
Wimbledon3R (1978)
US Open2R (1977)
Career record23-40
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 141 (15 March 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1978)
French OpenQF (1977, 1978, 1980)
Wimbledon3R(1977, 1980)
US Open3R (1976, 1977, 1978)

Pam Whytcross (born 25 November 1953) is a former professional tennis player from Australia. In a nine-year professional career beginning in 1977, Whytcross won 3 doubles titles and was a losing finalist with Naoko Sat? at the 1978 Australian Open. In singles Whytcross' best Grand Slam results were at Melbourne and Roland Garros in 1977, where she reached the quarter finals. Whytcross reached a career-high singles ranking of 150 and number 141 in doubles.


Although Pam Whytcross did not turn professional until 1977, she began competing in tournaments in 1973 and played in her first doubles final in Sydney in January 1974. Her best achievement was reaching the final of the Australian Open in 1978 with her Japanese partner Naoko Sat?, but they ultimately lost out to Betsy Nagelsen and Renáta Tomanová. In singles competition at the Grand Slams she reached the third round of the French Open in 1977 and at Wimbledon in 1978 Wimbledon Championships.

Whytcross won her first doubles title at the Head Cup in Kitzbühel, Austria in July 1983. Successive titles followed in October at two tournaments in Tokyo: the Japan Open and the Borden Classic. She competed in one more doubles final in Mahwah, New Jersey in 1978 but she lost with partner Barbara Potter.

She retired in 1986 at the age of 33.

Post-tennis career

In 1998, Whytcross became involved with mentoring rising Australian player Jelena Doki?, as part of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) mentoring scheme.[1] She held the responsibility for two years before she was appointed the tennis competition manager at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Following the conclusion of the games she took up a new role as a WTA Tour supervisor.[1]

Grand Slam finals

Women's Doubles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1978 Australian Open Hard Japan Naoko Sat? United States Betsy Nagelsen
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
5-7, 2-6

WTA finals

Doubles (3 titles, 3 runners-up)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 January 1974 New South Wales Open Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Janet Fallis United States Ann Kiyomura
Japan Sawuko Kawamatso
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 28 August 1978 Bergen County Classic Mahwah, NJ, USA Hard United States Barbara Potter South Africa Ilana Kloss
South Africa Marise Kruger
1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 3. 25 December 1978 Australian Open Melbourne, Australia Hard Japan Naoko Sat? United States Betsy Nagelsen
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
5-7, 2-6
Winner 1. 18 July 1983 Head Cup Kitzbühel, Austria Clay New Zealand Chris Newton France Nathalie Herreman
France Pascale Paradis
2-6, 6-4, 7-6
Winner 2. 10 October 1983 Borden Classic Tokyo, Japan Hard Australia Chris O'Neil Australia Brenda Remilton
Japan Naoko Sat?
5-7, 7-6, 6-3
Winner 3. 17 October 1983 Japan Open Tokyo, Japan Hard New Zealand Chris O'Neil United States Helena Manset
United States Micki Schillig
6-3, 7-5


  1. ^ a b McDonald, Margie (27 January 2009). "Jelena Doki? is happy and relieved according to former tour player Pam Whytcross". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 2010.

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