Greer "Cat" Stevens (born 15 February 1957) is a retired professional tennis player from South Africa.

Greer Stevens
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1957-02-15) 15 February 1957 (age 63)
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) [1]
Turned pro1974
RetiredDecember 1980
PlaysRight-handed [1]
Singles
Career record98–59
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 7 (7 July 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1980)
WimbledonQF (1980)
US Open4R (1979)
Doubles
Career record93–48
Career titles5
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1980)
WimbledonQF (1977, 1980)
US OpenSF (1977)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonW (1977, 1979)
US OpenW (1979)

CareerEdit

Stevens in 1980 reached a career high singles ranking of World No. 7 and the Wimbledon quarterfinals in both singles and doubles]. With Bob Hewitt, she won the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon in 1977 and 1979 and at the US Open in 1979.[2] She also played for the Boston Lobsters of World TeamTennis. Greer retired in December 1980, after competing in the New South Wales Open, having had her career best year.[3]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles: 3 (3 titles)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1977 Wimbledon Grass   Bob Hewitt   Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 1979 Wimbledon Grass   Bob Hewitt   Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan
7–5, 7–6
Winner 1979 US Open Hard   Bob Hewitt   Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–5

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (4–2)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (4–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (3–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 26 May 1975 Surbiton Grass   Patti Hogan 6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 2 June 1975 Chichester Grass   Terry Holladay 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 9 June 1975 Beckenham Grass   Patti Hogan 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 22 January 1979 Hollywood Carpet (i)   Dianne Fromholtz 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 14 January 1980 Kansas City Carpet (i)   Martina Navratilova 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 14 July 1980 Montreal Hard   Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 17 (5–12)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (5–12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–3)
Grass (2–2)
Clay (2–2)
Carpet (1–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 June 1974 Manchester Grass   Patti Hogan   Lesley Charles
  Sue Mappin
6–1, 6–3
Winner 1. 10 June 1974 Beckenham Grass   Rowena Whitehouse   Sally Greer
  Betsy Nagelsen
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 9 December 1974 Bloemfontein Hard   Alison McMillan   Linky Boshoff
  Sharon Walsh
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 12 May 1975 Bournemouth Clay   Linky Boshoff   Lesley Charles
  Sue Mappin
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 19 May 1975 Guildford Clay   Patti Hogan   Lesley Charles
  Sue Mappin
6–0, 6–3
Winner 3. 26 May 1975 Surbiton Grass   Patti Hogan   Lindsay Blachford
  Judy Tegart Dalton
7–9, 6–1, 9–7
Runner-up 4. 2 June 1975 Chichester Grass   Patti Hogan   Karen Krantzcke
  Judy Tegart Dalton
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 4. 18 August 1975 South Orange Clay   Kristien Shaw   Kathleen Harter
  Kathy May
w/o
Runner-up 5. 25 January 1976 McAllen Hard   Jenny Dimond   Isabel Fernández de Soto
  Mima Jaušovec
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 15 March 1976 Dallas Carpet (i)   Marita Redondo   Mona Guerrant
  Ann Kiyomura
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 28 February 1977 San Francisco Carpet (i)   Kerry Melville Reid   Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 7 March 1977 Dallas Carpet (i)   Kerry Melville Reid   Martina Navratilova
  Betty Stöve
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 20 April 1978 Hilton Head Island Clay   JoAnne Russell   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 29 January 1979 Chicago Carpet (i)   Ilana Kloss   Rosemary Casals
  Betty Ann Grubb Stuart
3–6, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 28 January 1980 Seattle Carpet (i)   Virginia Wade   Rosemary Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 11 February 1980 Oakland Carpet (i)   Virginia Wade   Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 14 July 1980 Montreal Hard   Ann Kiyomura   Pam Shriver
  Anne Smith
6–0, 6–4

Grand Slam singles tournament 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)
Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A QF 0 / 1
French Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0
Wimbledon 3R 3R 4R 4R A 4R QF 0 / 6
US Open A 3R 2R 2R A 4R 1R 0 / 5
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 12
Year End Ranking 48 17 13 17 12 10

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bostic, Stephanie, ed. (1979). USTA Player Records 1978. United States Tennis Association (USTA). p. 250.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Greer Stevens". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
  3. ^ John Dolan (2011). Women's Tennis 1968–84: the Ultimate Guide. Remous. p. 376.

External linksEdit