Sharon Walsh
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Sharon Walsh
Sharon Walsh
Country (sports) United States
Born (1952-02-24) February 24, 1952 (age 68)
San Francisco, California
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record127-192
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 22 (February 1982)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1979)
French Open2R (1973, 1979, 1982)
Wimbledon3R (1981, 1981, 1987)
US Open4R (1981)
Doubles
Career record430-234
Career titles23
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1980, 1982-85)
French OpenSF (1982)
WimbledonSF (1982, 1984)
US OpenF (1982)

Sharon Walsh-Arnold (née Walsh; born February 24, 1952) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Walsh enjoyed a long career by modern standards, playing her first Grand Slam singles event in 1969 and her last Grand Slam doubles match in 1990.[2] She was a finalist at the 1979 Australian Open where she lost to Barbara Jordan. She reached the fourth round of the 1981 US Open and the final of the doubles there the following year with Barbara Potter. She did not claim a WTA Tour singles title, although she had some success against top players, beating Hana Mandlíková in both their encounters (Christchurch 1978 and Australian Open 1983).[3] She achieved her highest singles ranking of 22 in 1982, but was more regarded as a doubles player, winning 30 titles in all.

Walsh married Michael H. Pete, on the 20th of April 1985, in Sausalito, California. She competed as Sharon Walsh-Pete as from May 1985. Currently(2011) she is married to Steve Arnold and lives in Colorado Springs where she has been a tennis teacher since 2001.[1]

WTA Tour finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
WTA Championships
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jan 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States Barbara Jordan 3-6, 3-6

Doubles: 44 (23-21)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
WTA Championships
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Titles by surface
Hard 5
Clay 4
Grass 4
Carpet 10
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Nov 1978 Christchurch, New Zealand Grass Australia Lesley Hunt West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
West Germany Sylvia Hanika
6-1, 7-5
Loss 2. Jan 1979 Washington DC, US Carpet (i) United States Renée Richards Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jau?ovec
Romania Virginia Ruzici
6-4, 2-6, 4-6
Win 3. Sept 1980 Atlanta, USA Clay United States Barbara Potter United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
6-3, 6-1
Win 4. Nov 1980 Hong Kong Clay Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Penny Johnson
Chile Silvana Urroz
6-1, 6-2
Loss 5. Dec 1980 Adelaide, Australia Grass United Kingdom Sue Barker United States Pam Shriver
Netherlands Betty Stöve
4-6, 3-6
Win 6. Jan 1981 Kansas City, US Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-2, 7-6
Loss 7. Feb 1981 Chicago, US Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 1-6
Win 8. Mar 1981 Boston, US Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States JoAnne Russell
Romania Virginia Ruzici
6-7, 6-4, 6-3
Loss 9. May 1981 Tokyo, Japan Carpet United States Barbara Potter United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
5-7, 2-6
Win 10. Nov 1981 Hong Kong Clay United States Ann Kiyomura United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Susan Leo
6-3, 6-4
Win 11. Nov 1981 Perth,Australia Grass United States Barbara Potter United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Candy Reynolds
6-4, 6-2
Win 12. Feb 1982 Kansas City, US Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Anne Smith
4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Loss 13. Feb 1982 Houston, US Carpet (i) United Kingdom Sue Barker United States Kathy Jordan
United States Pam Shriver
6-7, 2-6
Win 14. Feb 1982 Oakland, US Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States Kathy Jordan
United States Pam Shriver
6-1, 3-6, 7-6
Loss 15. Mar 1982 Los Angeles, US Carpet United States Barbara Potter United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
3-6, 5-7
Loss 16. Apr 1982 Amelia Island, USA Carpet United States Barbara Potter United States Leslie Allen
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jau?ovec
1-6, 5-7
Loss 17. Aug 1982 Canadian Open Hard United States Barbara Potter United States Martina Navratilova
United States Candy Reynolds
4-6, 4-6
Win 18. Aug 1982 Mahwah, Hawaii, US Hard United States Barbara Potter United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-1, 6-4
Loss 18. Sep 1982 US Open, New York Hard United States Barbara Potter United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-1, 6-4
Loss 19. Oct 1982 U.S. Indoors Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-1, 6-4
Win 20. Oct 1982 Deerfield Beach, US Hard United States Barbara Potter United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7-6, 7-6
Loss 21. Nov 1982 Brighton, England Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6-2, 5-7, 4-6
Win 22. Feb 1983 Palm Beach, US Clay United States Barbara Potter United States Kathy Jordan
United States Paula Smith
6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Win 23. Apr 1983 Tokyo, Japan Carpet United States Billie Jean King United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
6-1, 6-1
Win 24. May 1983 Atlanta, US Hard United States Alycia Moulton United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-3, 7-6
Win 25. Jun 1983 Birmingham, England Grass United States Billie Jean King South Africa Beverly Mould
Australia Liz Smylie
6-2, 6-4
Win 26. Aug 1983 Mahwah, Hawaii, US Hard United Kingdom Jo Durie South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Win 27. Oct 1983 U.S. Indoors Carpet (i) United States Billie Jean King United States Kathy Jordan
United States Barbara Potter
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 28. Nov 1983 Brisbane, Australia Grass United States Pam Shriver United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Wendy Turnbull
3-6, 4-6
Win 29. Jan 1984 Washington DC, US Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States Leslie Allen
United States Anne White
6-1, 6-7, 6-2
Loss 30. Feb 1984 Houston, US Carpet United States Barbara Potter Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jau?ovec
United States Anne White
4-6, 6-3, 6-7
Win 31. Feb 1984 Chicago, US Carpet United States Billie Jean King United States Barbara Potter
United States Pam Shriver
5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Win 32. Mar 1984 Boston, US Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States Andrea Leand
United States Mary-Lou Daniels
7-6, 6-0
Loss 33. Apr 1984 Hilton Head, US Clay United Kingdom Anne Hobbs West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
5-7, 2-6
Loss 34. Sep 1984 Fort Lauderdale, US Hard United States Barbara Potter United States Martina Navratilova
Australia Liz Smylie
6-2, 2-6, 3-6
Loss 35. Oct 1984 Brighton, England Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter United States Alycia Moulton
United States Paula Smith
7-6, 3-6, 5-7
Loss 36. Nov 1984 Sydney, Australia Grass Australia Wendy Turnbull West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
2-6, 6-7
Loss 37. Jan 1985 Denver, US Carpet (i) United States Leslie Allen United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Robin White
6-1, 4-6, 5-7
Win 38. Mar 1985 Dallas, US Carpet (i) United States Barbara Potter Netherlands Marcella Mesker
France Pascale Paradis
5-7, 6-4, 7-6
Win 39. Jun 1985 Birmingham, England Grass United States Terry Holladay United States Elise Burgin
United States Alycia Moulton
6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Win 40. Oct 1986 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Sandy Collins United States Susan Mascarin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6-1, 6-2
Loss 41. Oct 1986 Singapore Hard United States Sandy Collins United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
New Zealand Julie Richardson
3-6, 2-6
Loss 42. Apr 1987 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Sandy Collins United States Kathy Jordan
United States Betsy Nagelsen
3-6, 5-7
Loss 43. Apr 1987 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States Sandy Collins United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
6-7, 7-5, 4-6
Loss 44. Aug 1987 San Diego, US Hard United States Elise Burgin Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
3-6, 4-6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 SR
Australian Open A A QF A A A A A A A A F 1R 2R 3R 3R QF 1R NH 1R 1R 0 / 10
French Open A A A 1R 2R A 1R A 1R 1R 2R A A 2R A A A A 1R A 0 / 8
Wimbledon A 3R A 2R 1R 2R 2R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 3R 1R 0 / 16
US Open 1R 3R A 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 18
Strike Rate 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 2

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

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