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JoAnne Russell (born October 30, 1954) is an American former professional tennis player.[1] With playing partner Helen Gourlay Cawley, she won the Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles title in 1977. They beat the team of Chris Evert and Rosie Casals in the first round and the top-ranked team of Martina Navratilova and Betty Stöve in the final (6–3, 6–3).[2] Russell reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 22.

JoAnne Russell
Full nameJoAnne Carleton Russell
Country (sports) United States
Born (1954-10-30) October 30, 1954 (age 65)
Miami, Florida, USA
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record150–158
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 22 (February 28, 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1982, 1984)
WimbledonQF (1982)
US Open4R (1980)
Doubles
Career record219–175
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 32 (January 19, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (1977)
US OpenQF (1975, 1981–83, 1985)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open3R (1983)
WimbledonQF (1978, 1982)
US OpenF (1981)

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. February 5, 1984 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard   Pascale Paradis 7–6, 6–2
Winner 2. September 30, 1984 Richmond, Virginia, USA Hard   Michaela Washington 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. October 28, 1984 Brighton, England Carpet   Sylvia Hanika 3–6, 6–1, 2–6

Doubles 21 (4 titles, 17 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 27, 1977 Detroit, Michigan, USA Carpet   Janet Newberry   Martina Navratilova
  Betty Stöve
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. July 2, 1977 Wimbledon, England Grass   Helen Gourlay   Martina Navratilova
  Betty Stöve
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. October 16, 1977 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard   Helen Cawley   Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. February 5, 1978 Chicago, Illinois, USA Carpet   Rosie Casals   Betty Stöve
  Evonne Cawley
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. October 22, 1978 Brighton, England Carpet   Ilana Kloss   Betty Stöve
  Virginia Wade
0–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. March 28, 1980 Carlsbad, California, USA Hard   Rosie Casals   Laura duPont
  Pam Shriver
7–6, 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. September 14, 1980 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard   Barbara Jordan   Virginia Ruzici
  Pam Teeguarden
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. November 16, 1980 Amsterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Mima Jaušovec   Hana Mandlíková
  Betty Stöve
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 9. March 22, 1981 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Carpet   Virginia Ruzici   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. April 26, 1981 Amelia Island, Florida, USA Clay   Pam Shriver   Kathy Jordan
  Paula Smith
3–6, 7–5, 6–7
Winner 11. August 9, 1981 U.S. Clay Court Championships, USA Clay   Virginia Ruzici   Sue Barker
  Paula Smith
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 12. April 11, 1982 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay   Virginia Ruzici   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. May 16, 1982 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Virginia Ruzici   Candy Reynolds
  Paula Smith
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 14. August 8, 1982 U.S. Clay Court Championships, USA Clay   Virginia Ruzici   Ivanna Madruga
  Catherine Tanvier
5–7, 6–7
Runner-up 15. December 12, 1982 Richmond, Virginia, USA Clay   Virginia Ruzici   Rosie Casals
  Candy Reynolds
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. August 11, 1984 U.S. Clay Court Championships, USA Clay   Elise Burgin   Beverly Mould
  Paula Smith
2–6, 5–7
Winner 17. September 30, 1984 Richmond, Virginia, USA Hard   Elizabeth Minter   Jennifer Mundel
  Felicia Raschiatore
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 18. March 31, 1985 Palm Beach, Florida, USA Clay   Anne Smith   Laura Gildemeister
  Gabriela Sabatini
1–6, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 19. September 22, 1985 Chicago, Illinois, USA Carpet   Elise Burgin   Kathy Jordan
  Liz Smylie
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 20. January 26, 1986 Wichita, Kansas, USA Carpet   Anne Smith   Kathy Jordan
  Candy Reynolds
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 21. May 11, 1986 Houston, Texas, USA Clay   Elise Burgin   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. September 13, 1981 US Open, USA Hard   Steve Denton   Kevin Curren
  Anne Smith
3–6, 6–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA player profile". WTA.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Joanne Russell". AELTC.

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