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Barbara Jordan (born April 2, 1957) is a former professional female tennis player from the United States who won the 1979 Australian Open singles title.

Barbara Jordan
Country (sports) United States
Born (1957-04-02) April 2, 1957 (age 62)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record13–14
Highest rankingNo. 55 (December 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1979)
French Open2R (1981)
Wimbledon3R (1978, 1980, 1983)
US Open3R (1979)
Doubles
Career record6–7
Highest rankingNo. 42 (December 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1979)
French OpenSF (1984)
Wimbledon3R (1983)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1983)

Jordan also won the mixed doubles title at the 1983 French Open with Eliot Teltscher. Jordan was a three-time All-American at Stanford University, where she obtained her degree in economics in three years. She won the 1978 AIAW College National doubles with sister Kathy Jordan in 1978. Jordan made her first appearance on the (WTA) computer in August 1977 at No. 95. She was a five-time member of WTA board of directors as well as served as chairman of the tournament committee in 1980. Jordan also won the USTA under 21-National Championship in 1978 in singles and doubles.[1] She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from UCLA.

Grand Slam tournament finalsEdit

Singles (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1979 Australian Open Grass   Sharon Walsh 6–3, 6–3

Mixed doubles (1 runner up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1983 French Open Clay   Eliot Teltscher   Leslie Allen
  Charles Strode
6–2, 6–3

Grand Slam tournament performance timelineEdit

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)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A W A A A 1R A A 1 / 2
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 6
Wimbledon A 3R 2R 3R A 2R 3R A 1R 0 / 6
US Open 3R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 8
Strike Rate 0 / 1 0 / 2 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 2 1 / 22

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

HonorsEdit

Jordan has been inducted in the ITA Women's Hall of Fame, the USTA Hall of Fame, the Stanford Hall of Fame and others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne; Hanlon, Maureen. 1987 WITA Media Guide. p. 139.

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