Stan Smith
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Stan Smith

Stan Smith
Stan Smith 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Full nameStanley Roger Smith
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceHilton Head Island, South Carolina
Born (1946-12-14) December 14, 1946 (age 74)
Pasadena, California
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro1969 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired1985
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,774,811
Int. Tennis HoF1987 (member page)
Singles
Career record865-352 (71.1%) in pre Open-Era & Open Era[1]
Career titles65 (44 listed by ATP)[2]
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1972, Lance Tingay)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1970, 1975, 1977Dec)
French OpenQF (1971, 1972)
WimbledonW (1972)
US OpenW (1971)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1970)
WCT FinalsW (1973)
Doubles
Career record558-201
Career titles54
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1970)
French OpenF (1971, 1974)
WimbledonF (1972, 1974, 1980, 1981)
US OpenW (1968, 1974, 1978, 1980)

Stanley Roger Smith (born December 14, 1946) is a former world No. 1 American tennis player and two-time Grand Slam singles champion who also, with his partner Bob Lutz, formed one of the most successful doubles teams of all time. Together, they won many major titles all over the world. In 1970, Smith won the first year end championship Masters Grand Prix title. Smith's two major singles titles were the 1971 US Open (over Jan Kode? in the final), and 1972 Wimbledon (over Ilie N?stase in the final). In 1972, he was the year-ending world No. 1 singles player.[3] In 1973, he won his second and last year end championship title at the Dallas WCT Finals. In addition, he won four Grand Prix Championship Series titles. His name is also used in a popular brand of tennis shoes. In his early years he improved his tennis game through lessons from Pancho Segura, the Pasadena Tennis Patrons,[4] and the sponsorship of the Southern California Tennis Association headed by Perry T. Jones.

Career

Smith grew up in Pasadena, California and was coached mainly by Pancho Segura. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Southern California (USC), under Coach George Toley, where he was a three-time All-American and won the 1968 NCAA Singles Championship as well as the 1967 and 1968 doubles titles. At USC, Smith was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity's Gamma Tau chapter.

As a kid, he went to get a job as a ball boy for the Davis Cup, but was turned down because the organizers thought he was too clumsy.[5]

In his 1979 testing autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, ranked Smith as one of the 21 best players of all time.[6]

In 2005, TENNIS magazine ranked Smith as 35th in its "40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era".

Smith was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.[7][8]

Following his playing career, Smith became active as a coach for the United States Tennis Association. He has his own tennis academy with Billy Stearns, located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

In 1974, Smith married Princeton University tennis player Marjory Gengler.[9][10] They later mentored South African tennis player Mark Mathabane, helping increase pressure on the South African government to end apartheid. Smith lives in Hilton Head with his wife and four children, all of whom competed in collegiate tennis.

Tennis shoes

To non-tennis players, Stan Smith is probably best known for his line of Adidas tennis shoes. Although the Adidas Stan Smith shoe is not recommended for modern tennis playing, it continues to be a widely available iconic fashion brand.[11]

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1971 Wimbledon Grass Australia John Newcombe 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1971 US Open Grass Czechoslovakia Jan Kode? 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(5-3)
Win 1972 Wimbledon Grass Romania Ilie N?stase 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Doubles: 13 (5 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Win 1968 US Open United States Bob Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
Spain Andrés Gimeno
11-9, 6-1, 7-5
Win 1970 Australian Open United States Bob Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6-3, 8-6, 6-3
Loss 1971 French Open United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen
6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 9-11
Loss 1971 US Open United States Erik van Dillen Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7-6, 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-7
Loss 1972 Wimbledon United States Erik van Dillen South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2-6, 2-6, 7-9
Loss 1974 French Open United States Bob Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
New Zealand Onny Parun
3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6
Loss 1974 Wimbledon United States Bob Lutz Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6-8, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1974 US Open United States Bob Lutz Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6-3, 6-3
Win 1978 US Open United States Bob Lutz United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
1-6, 7-5, 6-3
Loss 1979 US Open United States Bob Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2-6, 4-6
Loss 1980 Wimbledon United States Bob Lutz Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 4-6
Win 1980 US Open United States Bob Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7-6, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 1981 Wimbledon United States Bob Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4-6, 4-6, 4-6

Career finals

Note: Smith won 10 titles before the Open Era

Singles: 95 (64 titles, 31 runner-ups)

Result W-L Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 1964 Pasadena Metropolitan, Pasadena ? United States Robert Potthast 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 1-1 1965 Ojai Tennis Tournament, Ojai ? United States Charlie Pasarell 3-6, 1-6
Win 2-1 1965 Tucson Invitation, Tucson ? United States Allen Fox 6-1, 4-6, 8-6
Win 3-1 1966 Western Indoor Championship, Salt Lake City Carpet (i) United States Charlie Passarell 7-5, 2-6, 8-6
Loss 3-2 1966 Southern California Championship, Los Angeles ? United States Arthur Ashe 4-6, 2-6
Win 4-2 1966 US Hard Court Championship, La Jolla Hard New Zealand Ian Crookenden 6-4, 6-1
Loss 4-3 1966 National Championship, Coral Gables ? United States Charlie Passarell 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 1-6
Loss 4-4 1966 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships, Haverford Grass United States Clark Graebner 3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 4-5 1966 Tucson Invitation, Tucson ? United States Marty Riessen 6-8, 2-6
Win 5-5 1967 Phoenix Thunderbird Championships, Phoenix Hard United States Allen Fox 7-5, 6-3
Win 6-5 1967 Southern California Championship, Los Angeles ? United States Allen Fox 7-5, 13-11
Win 7-5 1967 Southern California Tennis Classic, Pasadena ? United States Bob Lutz 6-4, 7-5
Win 8-5 1967 US Hard Court Championship, Sacramento (2) Hard United States Gary Rose 6-4, 6-3
Win 9-5 1967 Western Indoor Championship, Salt Lake City (2) Carpet (i) United States Jim Osborne 6-2, 6-2
Win 10-5 1968 Phoenix Thunderbird Championships, Phoenix (2) Hard United States Bob Lutz 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
?  Open Era  ?
Win 11-5 1968 Southern California Championship, Los Angeles (2) ? United States Rick Leach 6-4, 6-3
Loss 11-6 1968 Central California Championships, Sacramento ? United States Clark Graebner 8-10, 4-6, 2-6
Win 12-6 1968 National Championship, San Antonio ? United States Bob Lutz 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-2
Loss 12-7 1968 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Milwaukee Clay United States Clark Graebner 3-6, 5-7, 0-6
Win 13-7 1968 Pacific Coast Championships, Berkeley Hard (i) United States Jim McManus 10-8, 6-1, 6-1
Win 14-7 1968 US Hard Court Championship, La Jolla (3) Hard United States Roy Barth 6-1, 9-7
Win 15-7 1968 Dewar Cup, London Carpet (i) United Kingdom Mark Cox 6-4, 6-4
Loss 15-8 1968 Queensland Championships, Brisbane Grass United States Arthur Ashe 4-6, 6-1, 7-9, 6-4, 5-7
Win 16-8 1969 *Victorian Championships, Melbourne Grass United States Arthur Ashe 14-12, 6-8, 6-3, 8-6
Win 17-8 1969 U.S. National Indoor Championships, Salisbury Hard (i) United Arab Republic Ismail El Shafei 6-3, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4
Win 18-8 1969 Dallas Invitation, Dallas ? Brazil Thomaz Koch 6-3, 6-4
Win 19-8 1969 Southern California Championship, Los Angeles (3) ? United States Bob Lutz 6-3, 6-4
Win 20-8 1969 Eastern Grass Court Championships, South Orange Grass United States Clark Graebner 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
Win 21-8 1969 *US Amateur Championships, Boston Grass United States Bob Lutz 9-7, 6-3, 6-1
Win 22-8 1969 Pacific Coast Championships, Berkeley (2) Hard (i) United States Cliff Richey 6-2, 6-3
Loss 22-9 1969 Torneo di Ancona (2-man), Ancona Hard (i) Romania Ilie N?stase 4-6, 5-7
Loss 22-10 1969 Denver Invitation (2-man), Denver ? Romania Ilie N?stase 4-6, 5-6
Win 23-10 1969 Coupe Albert Canet, Paris Carpet (i) France Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
Win 24-10 1969 Hawaiian Cup Classic, Honolulu ? United States Arthur Ashe 6-2, 6-3
Win 25-10 1970 Omaha Open, Omaha Carpet (i) United States Jim Osborne 6-2, 7-5, 6-3
Loss 26-10 1970 Richmond WCT, Richmond Carpet (i) United States Arthur Ashe 2-6, 11-13
Win 27-10 1970 *Hampton Grand Prix, Hampton Hard (i) Brazil Thomaz Koch 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
Win 28-10 1970 *Nottingham Open, Nottingham Grass United States Chauncey Steele III 6-3, 6-4
Loss 28-11 1970 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Indianapolis Clay United States Cliff Richey 2-6, 8-10, 6-3, 1-6
Win 29-11 1970 *Phoenix Open, Phoenix (3) Hard United States Jim Osborne 6-3, 6-7, 6-1
Win 30-11 1970 *Stockholm Open, Stockholm Hard (i) United States Arthur Ashe 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Win 31-11 1970 *Pepsi-Cola Masters, Tokyo Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 31-12 1971 Carolinas International Tennis Tournament, Charlotte Hard United States Arthur Ashe 3-6, 3-6
Win 32-12 1971 *Paris International Championships, Paris Clay France François Jauffret 6-2, 6-4, 7-5
Win 33-12 1971 Kent Championships, Beckenham Grass India Premjit Lall 7-9, 6-4, 6-2
Win 34-12 1971 Caribe Hilton International, San Juan United States Cliff Richey 6-3, 6-3[12]
Win 35-12 1971 *Queen's Club Championships, London Grass Australia John Newcombe 8-6, 6-3
Loss 35-13 1971 Wimbledon Championships, London Grass Australia John Newcombe 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 4-6
Win 36-13 1971 *Cincinnati Open, Cincinnati Clay Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 7-6, 6-3
Win 37-13 1971 *US Open, New York City Grass Czechoslovakia Jan Kode? 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6
Loss 37-14 1971 Pepsi-Cola Masters, Paris Carpet (i) Romania Ilie N?stase 7-5, 6-7, 3-6
Win 38-14 1972 *U.S. National Indoor Championships, Salisbury (2) Hard (i) Romania Ilie N?stase 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
Win 39-14 1972 *Clean Air Classic, New York City Carpet (i) Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-1
Win 40-14 1972 *Hampton Grand Prix, Hampton (2) Hard (i) Romania Ilie N?stase 6-3, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4
Win 41-14 1972 *Washington Indoor, Washington Carpet (i) United States Jimmy Connors 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Win 42-14 1972 *Wimbledon Championships, London Grass Romania Ilie N?stase 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Win 43-14 1972 *Central California Hardcourt Championships, Sacramento Hard Australia Colin Dibley 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Win 44-14 1972 *Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 6-4, 6-4
Win 45-14 1972 *Paris Open, Paris Hard (i) Spain Andrés Gimeno 6-2, 6-2, 7-5
Win 46-14 1972 *Stockholm Open, Stockholm (2) Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker 6-4, 6-3
Loss 46-15 1972 Commercial Union Assurance Masters, Barcelona Hard (i) Romania Ilie N?stase 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6
Loss 46-16 1973 La Costa WCT, La Costa Hard Australia Colin Dibley 3-6, 6-7
Win 47-16 1973 *U.S. Pro Indoor, Philadelphia Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4
Loss 47-17 1973 CBS Classic, Hilton Head Clay Australia Rod Laver 2-6, 4-6
Win 48-17 1973 *Atlanta WCT, Atlanta Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 6-3, 6-4
Win 49-17 1973 *St. Louis WCT, St. Louis Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Win 50-17 1973 *Munich WCT, Munich Carpet (i) United States Cliff Richey 6-1, 7-5
Win 51-17 1973 *Brussels WCT, Brussels Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 6-2, 6-4, 6-1
Win 52-17 1973 *Swedish Pro Tennis Championships, Gothenburg Carpet (i) Australia John Alexander 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Win 53-17 1973 *WCT Finals, Dallas Carpet (i) United States Arthur Ashe 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Win 54-17 1973 *Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6-4, 6-2, 7-6
Loss 54-18 1973 World Invitational Tennis Classic, Hilton Head Hard Australia Rod Laver 6-7, 5-7
Loss 54-19 1973 Paris Open, Paris Hard (i) Romania Ilie N?stase 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 0-6, 2-6
Win 55-19 1974 *Hempstead WCT, Hempstead Carpet (i) Australia John Newcombe 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 55-20 1974 La Costa WCT, La Costa Hard Australia John Newcombe 2-6, 6-4, 4-6
Win 56-20 1974 *St. Louis WCT, St. Louis (2) Carpet (i) Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Win 57-20 1974 *Nottingham Open, Nottingham (2) Grass Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Win 58-20 1974 *Chicago International, Chicago Carpet United States Marty Riessen 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 58-21 1975 Toronto Indoor, Toronto Carpet (i) United States Harold Solomon 4-6, 1-6
Loss 58-22 1975 San Antonio WCT, San Antonio Hard United States Dick Stockton 5-7, 6-2, 6-7
Loss 58-23 1975 Tokyo WCT, Tokyo Carpet United States Robert Lutz 4-6, 4-6
Win 59-23 1975 *Australian Indoor Tennis Championships, Sydney Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz 7-6, 6-2
Loss 59-24 1976 Memphis Open, Memphis Hard (i) India Vijay Amritraj 2-6, 6-0, 0-6
Loss 59-25 1976 Columbus Open, Columbus Clay United States Roscoe Tanner 4-6, 6-7
Loss 59-26 1977 Springfield International Tennis Classic, Springfield Carpet (i) Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 59-27 1977 Hampton Grand Prix, Hampton Hard (i) United States Sandy Mayer 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 3-6
Win 60-27 1977 *Pacific Southwest Open, Los Angeles Carpet (i) United States Brian Gottfried 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Loss 60-28 1978 Denver Open, Denver Carpet (i) United States Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-7
Win 61-28 1978 *Atlanta Grand Prix, Atlanta Hard United States Eliot Teltscher 4-6, 6-1, 2-1 ret.
Win 62-28 1978 *Vienna Open, Vienna Carpet (i) Hungary Balázs Taróczy 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3
Loss 62-29 1979 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport Grass United States Brian Teacher 6-1, 3-6, 4-6
Win 63-29 1979 *Grand Prix Cleveland, Cleveland Hard Romania Ilie N?stase 7-6, 7-5
Win 64-29 1979 *Vienna Open, Vienna (2) Carpet (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
Win 65-29 1980 *Frankfurt Grand Prix, Frankfurt Carpet (i) South Africa Johan Kriek 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
Loss 65-30 1980 Palm Harbor Open, Palm Harbor Hard Australia Paul McNamee 4-6, 3-6
  • * 39 Open Era titles listed by the ATP website

Doubles (54 titles, 27 runner-ups)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1968 US Open, New York Grass United States Bob Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
Spain Andrés Gimeno
11-9, 6-1, 7-5
Win 2. 1969 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Bob Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6-3, 6-4
Win 3. 1970 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States Bob Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6-3, 8-6, 6-3
Loss 1. 1970 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6-7, 2-6
Win 4. 1970 Berkeley, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz United States Roy Barth
United States Tom Gorman
6-2, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
Win 5. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) United States Arthur Ashe Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Owen Davidson
6-0, 5-7, 7-5
Win 6. 1971 Paris, France Clay United States Tom Gorman France Pierre Barthès
France François Jauffret
3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Loss 2. 1971 French Open, Paris Clay United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen
6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 9-11
Loss 3. 1971 London Queen's Club, U.K. Grass United States Erik van Dillen Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6-8, 6-4, 8-10
Win 7. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Erik van Dillen United States Sandy Mayer
United States Roscoe Tanner
6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Loss 4. 1971 US Open, New York Grass United States Erik van Dillen Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7-6, 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-7
Win 8. 1971 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Bob Lutz
6-3, 6-4
Win 9. 1972 Madrid, Spain Clay Romania Ilie N?stase Spain Andrés Gimeno
Spain Manuel Orantes
6-2, 6-2
Win 10. 1972 Nice, France Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kode? South Africa Frew McMillan
Romania Ilie N?stase
6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Loss 5. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Erik van Dillen South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2-6, 2-6, 7-9
Win 11. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6-4, 7-6
Win 12. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard (i) United States Bob Lutz South Africa Frew McMillan
Australia Allan Stone
6-1, 6-4, 6-4
Win 13. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6-2, 7-6, 6-0
Win 14. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pili? Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Frew McMillan
2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 15. 1973 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i) Australia Roy Emerson Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson
United States Jim McManus
6-2, 6-1
Win 16. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
United States Dick Stockton
6-3, 3-6, 7-6
Win 17. 1974 New Orleans WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
4-6, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 6. 1974 French Open, Paris Clay United States Bob Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
New Zealand Onny Parun
3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6
Loss 7. 1974 Nottingham, U.K. Grass United States Bob Lutz United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik van Dillen
4-6, 7-9
Loss 8. 1974 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Bob Lutz Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6-8, 4-6, 4-6
Win 18. 1974 Boston, U.S. Clay United States Bob Lutz West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
United States Marty Riessen
3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 19. 1974 US Open, New York Grass United States Bob Lutz Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6-3, 6-3
Win 20. 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Syd Ball
6-4, 7-6
Win 21. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6-7, 7-6, 6-3
Win 22. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6-4, 6-7, 6-2
Win 23. 1975 Houston, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Mike Estep
New Zealand Russell Simpson
7-5, 7-6
Win 24. 1975 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7-5, 2-6, 6-1
Win 25. 1975 Columbus Open, U.S. Clay United States Bob Lutz West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6-2, 6-7, 6-3
Win 26. 1976 Indianapolis WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Tom Gorman
6-2, 6-4
Win 27. 1976 Rome WCT, Italy Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
South Africa Frew McMillan
6-7, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 9. 1976 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
4-6, 2-6
Win 28. 1976 Cincinnati Masters, U.S. Clay United States Erik van Dillen United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Harold Solomon
6-1, 6-1
Loss 10. 1976 Louisville, U.S. Clay United States Erik van Dillen South Africa Byron Bertram
South Africa Pat Cramer
3-6, 4-6
Win 29. 1976 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Win 30. 1976 Wembley, U.K. Carpet (i) United States Roscoe Tanner Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Brian Gottfried
7-6, 6-3
Loss 11. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. United States Brian Gottfried
United States Sherwood Stewart
6-1, 1-6, 2-6, 6-7
Loss 12. 1977 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6-4, 6-7, 6-7
Win 31. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Sandy Mayer Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
6-4, 6-3
Win 32. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-3, 7-5
Loss 13. 1977 Los Angeles PSW, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3-6, 4-6
Win 33. 1977 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard (i) United States Bob Lutz South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Win 34. 1977 Columbus, U.S. Clay United States Bob Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States Gene Mayer
4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Win 35. 1977 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7-6, 6-4
Win 36. 1977 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Bob Lutz United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Raymond Moore
6-3, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6
Win 37. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Czechoslovakia Jan Kode?
United States Marty Riessen
6-3, 6-3
Win 38. 1978 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States John McEnroe
6-7, 7-5, 6-1
Loss 14. 1978 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2-6, 3-6
Loss 15. 1978 World Doubles WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
7-6, 4-6, 0-6, 3-6
Win 39. 1978 US Open, New York Hard United States Bob Lutz United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
1-6, 7-5, 6-3
Loss 16. 1978 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7-5, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 17. 1978 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Bob Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3-6, 2-6
Win 40. 1979 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Dick Stockton Romania Ilie N?stase
Netherlands Tom Okker
6-2, 6-3
Win 41. 1979 Denver, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
7-6, 6-3
Win 42. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Brian Teacher
6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6
Loss 18. 1979 New Orleans, U.S. Carpet United States Bob Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1-6, 3-6
Win 43. 1979 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Bob Lutz Australia John James
Australia Chris Kachel
6-4, 7-6
Win 44. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz Paraguay Francisco González
United States Fred McNair
6-3, 6-4
Loss 19. 1979 Cincinnati Masters, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Romania Ilie N?stase
6-1, 3-6, 6-7
Loss 20. 1979 US Open, New York Hard United States Bob Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2-6, 4-6
Win 45. 1979 Cologne, Germany Carpet (i) United States Gene Mayer Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
6-3, 6-4
Loss 21. 1979 Wembley, U.K. Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2-6, 3-6
Win 46. 1980 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) India Vijay Amritraj United States Bill Scanlon
United States Brian Teacher
6-4, 6-3
Win 47. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) India Vijay Amritraj Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
United States Butch Walts
6-7, 6-2, 6-2
Win 48. 1980 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Gene Mayer
6-2, 7-5
Loss 22. 1980 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Bob Lutz Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 4-6
Win 49. 1980 US Open, New York Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7-6, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 23. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-7, 4-6, 6-2, 6-7
Win 50. 1980 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
6-1, 6-2
Loss 24. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) United States Bob Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
7-6, 3-6, 2-6
Win 51. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Bob Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
6-7, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 25. 1981 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Bob Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4-6, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 26. 1981 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz United States John McEnroe
United States Ferdi Taygan
6-7, 3-6
Loss 27. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Bob Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 4-6
Win 52. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Chile Jaime Fillol Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Romania Ilie N?stase
6-7, 6-4, 6-3
Win 53. 1983 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) United States Mel Purcell Brazil Marcos Hocevar
Brazil Cássio Motta
6-3, 6-4
Win 54. 1984 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Charles Bud Cox
United States Terry Moor
6-4, 6-7, 7-5

Grand Slam 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)

Singles

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R A A A A A 3R A 3R A A A A A A A A 0 / 3
French Open A A A A A 4R 1R QF QF 4R 1R 4R A 4R 3R 3R A A A A A A 0 / 10
Wimbledon A 2R 4R 3R 2R 4R 4R F W A SF 1R 4R 4R 1R 3R 3R 4R 2R 1R A A 1 / 18
US Open 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R QF W QF SF QF 1R 4R 2R 3R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 1 / 20
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 51
Year-end ranking N/A 5 8 21 16 24 25 22 28 22 94 100 745 794

References

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  5. ^ "50 Famously Successful People Who Failed At First". OnlineCollege.org. Archived from the original on December 11, 2011.
  6. ^ Kramer considered the best player ever to have been either Don Budge (for consistent play) or Ellsworth Vines (at the height of his game). The next four best were, chronologically, Bill Tilden, Fred Perry, Bobby Riggs, and Pancho Gonzales. After these six came the "second echelon" of Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Gottfried von Cramm, Ted Schroeder, Jack Crawford, Pancho Segura, Frank Sedgman, Tony Trabert, John Newcombe, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Connors. He felt unable to rank Henri Cochet and René Lacoste accurately but felt they were among the very best.
  7. ^ Communications, Emmis (August 1992). Cincinnati Magazine. Emmis Communications.
  8. ^ "Amelie Mauresmo inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame". Tennis.com. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Fran Hulette (March 17, 2010). "Whatever happened to Marjory Gengler Smith '73?". paw.princeton.edu. Princeton University.
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  11. ^ Tennis.com - Blog - The Pro Shop by Bill Gray - My Adidas
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