Jill Davis (tennis)

Jill Davis (born June 23, 1960) is an American former professional tennis player.

Jill Davis
Country (sports) United States
Born (1960-06-23) June 23, 1960 (age 60)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1983)
Wimbledon2R (1983)
US Open2R (1982)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1983)
Wimbledon2R (1983)
US Open3R (1982)


Davis grew up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania and was initially a competitive swimmer, before taking up tennis around the age of 12. She received a scholarship to play tennis for Southern Methodist University in Texas, leaving after her freshman year to turn professional.[1]

At the 1982 US Open she played a second round match against Martina Navratilova, which she lost in straight sets, but managed to take the top seed to a tiebreak in the first set.[2]

Davis also featured in the main draws of the French Open and Wimbledon during her career. This included the 1983 Wimbledon Championships, where she lost a close second round match to Camille Benjamin, 9–11 in the third set.

She retired from tennis at the age of 28 and later worked as a paramedic.


  1. ^ "Jill Davis—From the U.S. Open to Eastman » Eastman Living Online Magazine". eastmanliving.com.
  2. ^ Johnson, Roy S. (September 4, 1982). "McEnroe Defeats Davis Davis; Miss Navratilova Gains". The New York Times.

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