Heather Ludloff

Heather Ludloff (born June 11, 1961) is an American former professional tennis player. She attained her highest singles ranking (57th in the world) on August 15, 1983; and her highest doubles ranking (37th in the world) on November 9, 1987. During her career, she garnered two WTA women's doubles titles.

Heather Ludloff
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceFoster City, California, U.S.
Born (1961-06-11) June 11, 1961 (age 60)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Turned pro1980
Retired1993
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUSD $316,612
Singles
Career record135–182
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 57 (August 15, 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1983, 1987, 1988, 1989)
Wimbledon2R (1978, 1990)
US Open3R (1982)
Doubles
Career record140–174
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 37 (November 9. 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1983)
Wimbledon2R (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990)
US Open3R (1982, 1989)
Mixed doubles
Career record5–13
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
Wimbledon3R (1987)
US Open1R (1987)

BiographyEdit

CareerEdit

Ludloff played tennis for Brigham Young University (All American 1981), and UCLA (All American 1983), eventually becoming one of 9 UCLA grads to reach the top 100 in WTA Tour Singles Rankings.[1]

Teamed with Terry Holladay to win the 1986 Virginia Slims of Newport doubles title. Ludloff has career wins over Elise Burgin and Bettina Bunge. She reached the semifinal of the 1983 NCAA Championship, beating No. 2 seed Elise Burgin before losing to Gigi Fernández. She was ranked No. 8 in the US National 18s for 1979. Ludloff represented US on Junior Wightman and Federation Cup teams. She was coached by Ken Walts.[2]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles 4 (2–2)Edit

Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 0
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jul 1986 Newport, Rhode Island, US Grass   Terry Holladay   Cammy MacGregor
  Gretchen Magers
6–1, 6–7, 6–3
Loss 2. May 1987 Singapore Hard   Barbara Gerken   Anna-Maria Fernandez
  Julie Richardson
1–6, 4–6
Loss 3. Oct 1987 New Orleans, Louisiana, US Carpet   Mareen Harper   Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
3–6, 3–6
Win 4. Apr 1989 Taipei, Taiwan Hard   Maria Lindström   Cecilia Dahlman
  Nana Miyagi
4–6, 7–5, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ grfx.cstv.com
  2. ^ Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Hanlon, Maureen; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne (1987). WITA 1987 Media Guide. p. 156.

External linksEdit