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James Turner (born 2 July 1965) is a former professional tennis player from England who competed for Great Britain.[1]

James Turner
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
Born (1965-07-02) 2 July 1965 (age 53)
Bathford, England
Height5'11" (180 cm)
Prize money$51,682
Career record2-7
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 228 (26 Mar 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1990)
Career record7-6
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 210 (13 Aug 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1990)


Turner and partner Andrew Castle were doubles semi-finalists at the 1986 Bristol Open.[2] He also made the second round of the singles draw, after beating Steve Shaw.[2]

In the 1988 Stella Artois Championships, held at the Queen's Club in London, Turner had an upset win over world number 23 Slobodan Živojinović.[2] Turner was the world's 742nd ranked player at the time.[3] He was eliminated in the second round by Broderick Dyke.[2]

Turner made his Grand Slam singles debut at the 1989 Wimbledon Championships, having received a wild card.[2] Czech player Karel Nováček defeated Turner in the opening round, but the match went to five sets.[2] His only other singles appearance in Wimbledon, the following year, would also result in a first round exit, to Guillaume Raoux.[2]

He however never failed to get past the first round of the men's doubles at Wimbledon, in his four appearances at the tournament.[2] In the 1989 he partnered Stephen Botfield and the pair defeated sixth seeds Paul Annacone and Christo van Rensburg.[2] He also teamed up with Botfield at the 1990 Wimbledon Championships, where they made the round of 16.[2] Their two wins both came in five set matches but when they were knocked out of the draw by Stefan Kruger and Greg Van Emburgh, it was in straight sets.[2]