Jane Stratton

Jane Stratton (born August 10, 1953) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Jane Stratton
Full nameJane Stratton
Country (sports) United States
Born (1953-08-10) August 10, 1953 (age 66)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1976, 1978, 1979)
Wimbledon3R (1977, 1980)
US Open1R (1977, 1980)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1976, 1978, 1979)
WimbledonQF (1977)
US OpenQF (1975)

BiographyEdit

Stratton grew up in Utah and was the first woman to receive an athletic scholarship to the University of Utah.[1] She played collegiate tennis for four years, earning All-American honors on three occasions. During this time she competed at the 1973 Summer Universiade and won a bronze medal in the women's doubles.

On the professional circuit she was most successful as a doubles player. She was runner-up in the doubles at two tour events, the 1975 Canadian Open and Pittsburgh Open in 1979. At both the 1975 US Open and 1977 Wimbledon Championships she was a women's doubles quarter-finalist, partnering JoAnne Russell and Mimi Wikstedt respectively.[2] She also made the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles at the 1979 Wimbledon Championships with David Sherbeck. In singles she twice reached the third round at Wimbledon, in 1977 and 1980.

Following her retirement she taught tennis in Salt Lake City, then in 1983 founded a company called Promotion Sports, with one of her former doubles partners, San Diego based Argentine Raquel Giscafré.[3] The pair went on to run the Southern California Open, a WTA Tour event held in the lead up to the US Open, which attracted top players and eventually gained Tier I status.[4]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles (0–2)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss August, 1975 Toronto, Canada Grand Prix Clay   JoAnne Russell   Julie Anthony
  Margaret Court
2–6, 4–6
Loss September, 1979 Pittsburgh, U.S. Colgate Series Hard   Bunny Bruning   Sue Barker
  Candy Reynolds
3–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grass, Ray (March 1, 1996). "4 Local Tennis Greats Inducted Into Utah Tennis Hall Of Fame". Deseret News. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ "National Highlights & All-Americans". utahutes.com. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  3. ^ McMahon, Shannon (July 19, 2005). "Pair sees net results". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. ^ Miller, Scott (July 29, 1991). "Tennis Promoters Cater to Players' Fancies". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 May 2018.

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