Debbie Graham

Debbie Graham or Debbie Graham Shaffer (born August 25, 1970) is a retired tennis player from the United States.

Debbie Graham
Country (sports) United States
Born (1970-08-25) August 25, 1970 (age 50)
Walnut Creek, California
PlaysRight-handed
CollegeStanford
Prize money$862,123
Singles
Career record175–60
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 35 (January 6, 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1993, 1994)
French Open3R (1991)
Wimbledon2R (1992)
US Open2R (1990, 1991, 1996)
Doubles
Career record206–163
Career titles5 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 24 (January 31, 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1994, 2000)
French Open3R (1993, 1998)
WimbledonSF (1998)
US Open3R (1993, 1998)

She was awarded the "Most Impressive Newcomer" by WTA in 1992.[1] 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.[2]

Graham played college tennis for Stanford University.[3] She won the Broderick Award (now the Honda Sports Award) as the nation's top collegiate tennis player in 1990.[4][5] 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

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. May 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay   Brenda Schultz 6–7, 2–6

Doubles: 9 (5–4)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 4
Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 3
Grass 0
Carpet 1
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jul 1989 Schenectady, United States Hard   Sandra Birch   Michelle Jaggard
  Hu Na
3–6, 2–6
Win 1. May 1993 Taranto, Italy Clay   Brenda Schultz   Petra Langrová
  Mercedes Paz
6–0, 6–4
Loss 2. May 1993 Berlin, Germany Clay   Brenda Schultz   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
1–6, 3–6
Win 2. Aug 1993 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard   Ann Grossman   Gigi Fernández
  Rennae Stubbs
5–7, 7–5, 7–5
Loss 3. Sep 1993 Hong Kong Hard   Marianne Werdel   Karin Kschwendt
  Rachel McQuillan
6–1, 6–7, 2–6
Loss 4. Feb 1996 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i)   Katrina Adams   Chanda Rubin
  Brenda Schultz
4–6, 3–6
Win 3. May 1996 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Katrina Adams   Radka Bobková
  Eva Melicharová
6–3, 7–6
Win 4. Oct 1996 Québec, Canada Carpet (i)   Brenda Schultz   Amy Frazier
  Kimberly Po
6–1, 6–4
Win 5. May 1997 Cardiff, Wales Clay   Kerry-Anne Guse   Julie Pullin
  Lorna Woodroffe
6–3, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA Awards".
  2. ^ "USTA Debbie Graham bio". Archived from the original on 2007-09-01.
  3. ^ Araton, Harvey (1 September 1991). "In Women's Tennis, She's Over the Hill at 21". New York Times. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Stanford University's Official Athletic Site - Women's Tennis". Stanford University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  5. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved 2020-03-25.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Andrea Strnadová
WTA Newcomer of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
Iva Majoli