JoAnne Russell

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JoAnne Russell (born October 30, 1954) is an American former professional tennis player.[2] 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).[3] Russell reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 11.

JoAnne Russell
Full nameJoAnne Carleton Russell
Country (sports) United States
Born (1954-10-30) October 30, 1954 (age 66)
Miami, Florida, USA
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record150–158
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 11 (1977)[1]
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

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Feb 1984 Indianapolis, Indiana, US Hard   Pascale Paradis 7–6, 6–2
Win 2–0 Sep 1984 Richmond, Virginia, US Hard   Michaela Washington 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Oct 1984 Brighton, England Carpet   Sylvia Hanika 3–6, 6–1, 2–6

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

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

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

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Sep 1981 US Open, US Hard   Steve Denton   Kevin Curren
  Anne Smith
3–6, 6–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JOANNE RUSSELL". ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  2. ^ "WTA player profile". WTA.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Joanne Russell". AELTC.

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