Claire Taylor (tennis)
Claire Shepherd (born 17 February 1975) is a British former professional tennis player. She competed during her career as Claire Taylor.
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
|Born||17 February 1975|
|Career titles||2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 183 (24 June 1997)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Career titles||3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 184 (23 December 1996)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||1R (1993, 1994, 1997)|
Taylor made three singles appearances in the main draw of Wimbledon, the first in 1994 when she came up against Martina Navratilova. She won through to the second round once, in 1996, after beating Joanne Ward in a match between two British wildcards.
Singles: 6 (2–4)Edit
|Winner||1.||31 January 1994||Telford, United Kingdom||Hard||Ekaterina Roubanova||6–3, 6–0|
|Runner–up||1.||9 May 1994||Bracknell, United Kingdom||Hard||Nannie de Villiers||2–6, 2–6|
|Runner–up||2.||31 July 1995||Ilkley, United Kingdom||Grass||Kate Warne-Holland||6–4, 4–6, 6–7(6)|
|Runner–up||3.||10 October 1995||Telford, United Kingdom||Hard||Amanda Hopmans||4–6, 3–6|
|Winner||2.||15 January 1996||Woodlands, United States||Hard||Hila Rosen||6–3, 7–6(5)|
|Runner–up||4.||10 February 1997||Birmingham, United Kingdom||Hard||Shirli-Ann Siddall||4–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 7 (3–4)Edit
|Runner–up||1.||3 May 1993||Bracknell, United Kingdom||Hard||Lorna Woodroffe|| Natalia Egorova
|Winner||1.||4 April 1994||Harare, Zimbabwe||Hard||Kate Warne-Holland|| Michele Mair
Karen van der Merwe
|6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Runner–up||2.||May 1995||Edinburgh, United Kingdom||Clay||Kaye Hand|| Karen Cross
|6–3, 3–6, 0–6|
|Runner–up||3.||May 1995||Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom||Clay||Kaye Hand|| Robyn Mawdsley
|Runner–up||4.||31 March 1996||Caen, France||Clay||Amanda Wainwright|| Annica Lindstedt
|Winner||2.||15 April 1996||Elvas, Portugal||Hard||Tessa Price|| Hanna-Katri Aalto
|Winner||3.||29 April 1996||Guimarães, Portugal||Hard||Kristina Triska|| Jennifer Poulos
- "Growing champions at the double". The Independent. 26 July 2001.
- "Wimbledon: Claire Taylor recalls facing Martina Navratilova on Centre Court". BBC. 1 July 2017.