Carrie Meyer

Carolyn Meyer Richardson (born August 22, 1955) is an American former professional tennis player.

Carrie Meyer
Full nameCarolyn Meyer Richardson
Country (sports) United States
Born (1955-08-22) August 22, 1955 (age 64)
Indianapolis, U.S.
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 14[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1977)
Wimbledon3R (1978)
US Open3R (1974)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1975, 1977)
US Open3R (1976)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1974)

BiographyEdit

A right-handed player from Indianapolis, Meyer was the Indiana state singles champion in 1971, at the age of 16. Before turning professional she played tennis at Marymount College (now Lynn University) and in 1974 was the AIAW national singles champion.[2]

Meyer, who reached a best world ranking of 14, began competing on the professional tour in 1974. In her first year on tour she made the mixed doubles quarter-finals at Wimbledon (partnering Rayno Seegers), reached the third round of the US Open and was a semi-finalist at the U.S. Clay Court Championships. She made the biggest final of her professional career in 1975 at the Virginia Slims of Denver, where she was beaten in three sets by Martina Navratilova. From 1975 to 1976 she played World TeamTennis for Indiana Loves.[3] In 1978 she reached the third round at Wimbledon and won the Scottish Championships singles title.[4]

Retiring in the early 1980s, Meyer became coach of the women's tennis team at Purdue University and in 1985 was in charge of the United States Junior Federation Cup team. She is now living in Stanwood, Washington.[2]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles (0-1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss Sep 1975 Virginia Slims of Denver, United States Hard   Martina Navratilova 6–4, 4–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Still Serving After All These Years". Carmel Monthly Magazine. September 10, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Kelly, Brian (October 20, 2001). "West Stanwood's time to shine". The Herald. Everett, Washington.
  3. ^ "Former Loves Having Clay Court Field Day". The Indianapolis News. August 9, 1978. p. 36.
  4. ^ "Carrie Meyer Richardson". itahalloffame.org.

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