Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels
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Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels
Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceMunster, Indiana
Born (1961-08-06) August 6, 1961 (age 60)
Whiting, Indiana, U.S.
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Turned proOctober 1, 1980
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$711,131
Singles
Career record152-214
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 15 (March,1982)
Doubles
Career record233-214
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 24 (September 24, 1990)

Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels (born August 6, 1961) is a retired tennis player from the U.S. who played on the WTA Tour during the 1980s.

In 1979, she was the no. 1 junior in the world. She won her first pro title at Richmond, Virginia 1981, beating Sylvia Hanika and Sue Barker en route. She was coached by her father Joseph, a former varsity player at Indiana University, and by Trinity coach Emilie Foster.

Piatek-Daniels made her ranking debut in February 1980 at no. 45. Her career wins include Robin White, Christiane Jolissaint, Kathy Horvath, Wendy White, Gigi Fernández, and Betsy Nagelsen.[1]

WTA Tour finals

Singles 4 (2-2)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jul 1980 Richmond, Virginia, US Carpet United States Martina Navratilova 3-6, 0-6
Win 2. Aug 1981 Richmond, Virginia, US Carpet United Kingdom Sue Barker 6-4, 6-1
Loss 3. Sep 1981 Atlanta, Georgia, US Carpet United States Tracy Austin 6-4, 3-6, 3-6
Win 4. Jan 1984 Denver, Colorado, US Hard United States Kim Sands 6-1, 6-1

Doubles 21 (7-14)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 1
Titles by Surface
Hard 4
Clay 1
Grass 0
Carpet 2
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Dec 1980 Tucson, Arizona, US Carpet United States Wendy White United States Leslie Allen
United States Barbara Potter
6-7, 0-6
Loss 2. Feb 1981 Houston, Texas, US Carpet Czechoslovakia Regina Mar?íková United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
7-5, 4-6, 3-6
Win 3. Oct 1981 Deerfield Beach, Florida, US Hard United States Wendy White United States Pam Shriver
United States Paula Smith
6-1, 3-6, 7-5
Loss 4. Feb 1982 Kansas City, Missouri, US Carpet United States Anne Smith United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6-4, 2-6, 2-6
Loss 5. Oct 1982 Tampa, Florida, US Hard United States Wendy White United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Paula Smith
2-6, 4-6
Win 6. Jan 1983 Marco Island, Florida, US Clay United States Andrea Jaeger United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7-5, 6-4
Loss 7. Nov 1983 Deerfield Beach, Florida, US Hard United States Pam Casale United States Bonnie Gadusek
United States Wendy White
1-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 8. Jan 1984 Nashville, Tennessee, US Hard United States Paula Smith United States Sherry Acker
United States Candy Reynolds
7-5, 6-7, 6-7
Loss 9. Mar 1984 Boston, Massachusetts, US Carpet United States Andrea Leand United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6-7, 0-6
Loss 10. Oct 1984 Tarpon Springs, Florida, US Hard United States Wendy White Canada Carling Bassett
Australia Liz Smylie
4-6, 3-6
Win 11. Jan 1985 Denver, Colorado, US Carpet United States Robin White United States Leslie Allen
United States Sharon Walsh
1-6, 6-4, 7-5
Loss 12. Sep 1985 New Orleans, Louisiana, US Carpet United States Anne White United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Australia Wendy Turnbull
1-6, 2-6
Win 13. Oct 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, US Hard United States Bonnie Gadusek United States Penny Barg
United States Sandy Collins
6-1, 6-0
Loss 14. Mar 1987 Phoenix, Arizona, US Hard United States Anne White United States Penny Barg
United States Beth Herr
6-2, 2-6, 6-7
Win 15. Mar 1987 Dallas, Texas, US Carpet United States Anne White United States Elise Burgin
United States Robin White
7-5, 6-3
Win 16. Nov 1987 Little Rock, Arkansas, US Hard United States Robin White United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Gerken
6-2, 6-4
Loss 17. Apr 1989 Hilton Head, South Carolina, US Clay United States Wendy White Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Martina Navratilova
4-6, 1-6
Loss 18. Feb 1990 Hilton Head, South Carolina, US Clay United States Wendy White Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath
0-6, 2-6
Win 19. Feb 1990 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US Hard United States Wendy White Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
South Africa Lise Gregory
7-5, 7-2
Loss 20. Apr 1991 Hilton Head, South Carolina, US Clay South Africa Lise Gregory West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
4-6, 0-6
Loss 21. Nov 1991 Indianapolis, Indiana, US Hard United States Sandy Collins United States Katrina Adams
South Africa Elna Reinach
7-5, 2-6, 4-6

References

  1. ^ Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Hanlon, Maureen; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne (1987). WITA 1987 Media Guide. p. 185.

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