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Jonathan Stark (born April 3, 1971) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. During his career he won two Grand Slam doubles titles (the 1994 French Open Men's Doubles and the 1995 Wimbledon Championships Mixed Doubles). Stark reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1994.

Jonathan Stark
Country (sports) United States
ResidencePortland, OR, USA
Born (1971-04-03) April 3, 1971 (age 48)
Medford, Oregon, USA
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed (2-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,220,867
Singles
Career record136–151 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 36 (February 28, 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1994, 1998)
French Open2R (1994, 1997)
Wimbledon3R (1996)
US Open2R (1992, 1998)
Doubles
Career record303–186 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 1 (August 1, 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1994)
French OpenW (1994)
WimbledonQF (1992, 1993)
US OpenQF (1995)
Last updated on: March 21, 2012.

Early lifeEdit

Stark was born in Southern Oregon in the city of Medford on April 3, 1971.[1] In college he played tennis for Stanford University, where he was a singles and doubles All-American in 1990 and 1991.[1] He reached the NCAA doubles final in 1991, partnering Jared Palmer.[1] On July 17, 1997, he married Dana, and they have two sons and a daughter. He was coached by Donald Bozarth and became one of the top juniors. .[1]

Professional tennisEdit

Stark turned professional in 1991 and joined the ATP Tour.[1] In 1992, he won his first tour doubles title at Wellington. His first top-level singles title came in 1993 at Bolzano (beating Cédric Pioline in the final).

In 1994, Stark captured the men's doubles title at the French Open, partnering Byron Black (the pair were also runners-up at the Australian Open that year). He reached his career high singles ranking of World No. 36 in February.[1] The following year, Stark won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title, partnering Martina Navratilova.

Stark won his second top-level singles title in 1996 at Singapore (beating Michael Chang in the final). He was a member of the 1997 U.S. Davis Cup team.[2] In 1997, Stark won the doubles title at the ATP Tour World Championships, partnering Rick Leach. The final doubles title of Stark's career came in 2001 at Long Island.

Over the course of his career, Stark won 2 top-level singles titles and 19 tour doubles titles. His career prize-money totaled US$3,220,867. Stark retired from the professional tour in 2001, lives in Portland, Oregon[1] and coaches with Portland-based Oregon Elite Tennis.[3] He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.[4]

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2 titles – 1 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. June 14, 1992 Rosmalen Grass   Michael Stich 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1. October 17, 1993 Bolzano Carpet (i)   Cédric Pioline 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. October 6, 1996 Singapore Carpet (i)   Michael Chang 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 40 (19 titles – 21 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (4)
ATP Tour (11)
Titles by Surface
Hard (11)
Clay (3)
Grass (1)
Carpet (4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. January 6, 1992 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Jared Palmer   Michiel Schapers
  Daniel Vacek
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. October 12, 1992 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Patrick McEnroe   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. May 17, 1993 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay   Patrick McEnroe   Paul Annacone
  Doug Flach
6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. June 14, 1993 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Patrick McEnroe   David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 5. October 4, 1993 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Byron Black   Brad Pearce
  David Randall
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 6. October 11, 1993 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Byron Black   David Prinosil
  Udo Riglewski
7–5, 7–6
Winner 7. October 25, 1993 Vienna, Austria Carpet   Byron Black   Mike Bauer
  David Prinosil
6–3, 7–6
Winner 8. November 8, 1993 Paris, France Carpet   Byron Black   Tom Nijssen
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 9. February 14, 1994 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Byron Black   Jim Grabb
  Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–4
Winner 10. June 6, 1994 French Open, Paris Clay   Byron Black   Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman
6–4, 7–6
Winner 11. August 1, 1994 Montreal, Canada Hard   Byron Black   Patrick McEnroe
  Jared Palmer
6–6, 6–4
Winner 12. February 27, 1995 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Jim Grabb   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 13. April 17, 1995 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Mark Knowles   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 14. May 29, 1995 Bologna, Italy Clay   Byron Black   Libor Pimek
  Vince Spadea
7–5, 6–3
Winner 15. April 29, 1996 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Rick Leach   Kent Kinnear
  Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Winner 16. November 11, 1996 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Patrick Galbraith   Todd Martin
  Chris Woodruff
7–6, 6–4
Winner 17. November 23, 1997 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet   Rick Leach   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(3)
Winner 18. August 28, 2000 Long Island, U.S. Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
6–4, 6–4
Winner 19. August 27, 2001 Long Island, U.S. Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Leoš Friedl
  Radek Štěpánek
6–1, 6–4

Runners-up (21)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. August 17, 1992 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Patrick McEnroe   Mark Woodforde
  Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 2. October 5, 1992 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i)   Patrick McEnroe   Steve DeVries
  David Macpherson
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. February 8, 1993 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i)   Patrick McEnroe   Scott Davis
  Jacco Eltingh
1–6, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 4. March 22, 1993 Miami, U.S. Hard   Patrick McEnroe   Richard Krajicek
  Jan Siemerink
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. January 10, 1994 Oahu, U.S. Hard   Alex O'Brien   Tom Nijssen
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. January 31, 1994 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Byron Black   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 3–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. February 7, 1994 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i)   Byron Black   Rick Leach
  Jared Palmer
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. February 14, 1994 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard   Byron Black   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 9. October 10, 1994 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Byron Black   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. October 17, 1994 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Hard   Byron Black   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 11. November 7, 1994 Paris, France Carpet   Byron Black   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 12. February 19, 1996 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i)   Richey Reneberg   Trevor Kronemann
  David Macpherson
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 13. January 13, 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Rick Leach   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 14. February 24, 1997 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Rick Leach   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. October 13, 1997 Singapore Carpet   Rick Leach   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. October 27, 1997 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet   Rick Leach   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. November 3, 1997 Paris, France Carpet   Rick Leach   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 18. March 30, 1998 Miami, U.S. Hard   Alex O’Brien   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19. June 19, 2000 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Eric Taino   Mark Woodforde
  Todd Woodbridge
7–6(5), 3–6, 6–7(1)
Runner-up 20. February 26, 2001 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Alex O’Brien   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–7(3)
Runner-up 21. March 5, 2001 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i)   Jan-Michael Gambill   Mark Knowles
  Brian MacPhie
3–6, 6–7

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A QF 3R F 1R A SF 3R QF A 2R 1R 0 / 9 20–9
French Open A A A A A 1R W 2R SF QF 1R 3R 1R 1R A 1 / 9 15–8
Wimbledon A A A A QF QF 3R 3R 2R 3R A 3R 1R 2R A 0 / 9 16–9
U.S. Open 1R 1R A 3R 3R 1R 3R QF 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 13 13–13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 8–3 5–4 15–3 6–4 6–3 9–4 3–3 7–4 0–3 3–4 0–1 N/A 64–39
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A 1R 2R F 2R 2R QF SF 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 10 11–10
Miami NME A A 1R F SF SF 2R QF F 3R 1R 1R A 0 / 10 18–10
Monte Carlo NME A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome NME A A A A A A A SF A 2R A A A 0 / 2 4–2
Hamburg NME A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Canada NME A A 2R A W 2R A 2R A A 2R A A 1 / 5 7–4
Cincinnati NME A A F QF QF SF 2R 1R A 1R A A A 0 / 7 10–7
Stuttgart (Stockholm) NME A A A A A QF A F 1R 1R A A A 0 / 4 4–4
Paris NME A A A W F 2R 1R F SF 2R A A A 1 / 7 15–6
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 4 0 / 7 0 / 4 0 / 7 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 2 / 47 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 5–4 12–3 14–4 6–6 2–4 14–7 10–4 4–7 2–3 0–3 0–0 N/A 69–45
Year End Ranking 935 1056 138 23 10 4 16 41 13 42 48 97 77 1137 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jonathan Stark". Tennis Players. ATP World Tour. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  2. ^ Associated Press (November 29, 1997). "Americans on brink of defeat". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  3. ^ "Jonathan Stark – Oregon Elite Tennis". www.oregonelitetennis.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Pfenning, Cliff. "Hall Passes". OregonSports.com. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2010.

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