Debbie Graham or Debbie Graham Shaffer (born August 25, 1970) is a retired tennis player from the United States.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||August 25, 1970|
Walnut Creek, California
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (January 6, 1992)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1993, 1994)|
|French Open||3R (1991)|
|US Open||2R (1990, 1991, 1996)|
|Career titles||5 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 24 (January 31, 1994)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1994, 2000)|
|French Open||3R (1993, 1998)|
|US Open||3R (1993, 1998)|
She was awarded the "Most Impressive Newcomer" by WTA in 1992. She was a "High Performance Coach" for women with the USTA at the USTA Training Center in Carson, California.
She is the director of Little Aces Tennis, where she is teaching children to play tennis with low compression balls, smaller rackets, and smaller nets.
Graham played college tennis for Stanford University. She won the Broderick Award (now the Honda Sports Award) as the nation's top collegiate tennis player in 1990. She was inducted into the Stanford Hall of Fame in 1997 for winning NCAAA singles her sophomore year and only losing one match on an undefeated team.
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit
|Tier IV & V|
|Loss||1.||May 1993||Taranto, Italy||Clay||Brenda Schultz||6–7, 2–6|
Doubles: 9 (5–4)Edit
|Loss||1.||Jul 1989||Schenectady, United States||Hard||Sandra Birch|| Michelle Jaggard
|Win||1.||May 1993||Taranto, Italy||Clay||Brenda Schultz|| Petra Langrová
|Loss||2.||May 1993||Berlin, Germany||Clay||Brenda Schultz|| Gigi Fernández
|Win||2.||Aug 1993||San Juan, Puerto Rico||Hard||Ann Grossman|| Gigi Fernández
|5–7, 7–5, 7–5|
|Loss||3.||Sep 1993||Hong Kong||Hard||Marianne Werdel|| Karin Kschwendt
|6–1, 6–7, 2–6|
|Loss||4.||Feb 1996||Oklahoma City, United States||Hard (i)||Katrina Adams|| Chanda Rubin
|Win||3.||May 1996||Budapest, Hungary||Clay||Katrina Adams|| Radka Bobková
|Win||4.||Oct 1996||Québec, Canada||Carpet (i)||Brenda Schultz|| Amy Frazier
|Win||5.||May 1997||Cardiff, Wales||Clay||Kerry-Anne Guse|| Julie Pullin
- "WTA Awards".
- "USTA Debbie Graham bio". Archived from the original on 2007-09-01.
- Araton, Harvey (1 September 1991). "In Women's Tennis, She's Over the Hill at 21". New York Times. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- "Stanford University's Official Athletic Site - Women's Tennis". Stanford University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
- "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
- Debbie Graham at the Women's Tennis Association
- Debbie Graham at the International Tennis Federation
| WTA Newcomer of the Year