Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels

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Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels (born August 6, 1961) is a retired tennis player from the U.S. who played on the WTA Tour during the 1980s.

Mary Lou Piatek-Daniels
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceMunster, Indiana
Born (1961-08-06) August 6, 1961 (age 60)
Whiting, Indiana, U.S.
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Turned proOctober 1, 1980
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$711,131
Singles
Career record152–214
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 15 (March,1982)
Doubles
Career record233–214
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 24 (September 24, 1990)

In 1979, she was the no. 1 junior in the world. She won her first pro title at Richmond, Virginia 1981, beating Sylvia Hanika and Sue Barker en route. She was coached by her father Joseph, a former varsity player at Indiana University, and by Trinity coach Emilie Foster.

Piatek-Daniels made her ranking debut in February 1980 at no. 45. Her career wins include Robin White, Christiane Jolissaint, Kathy Horvath, Wendy White, Gigi Fernández, and Betsy Nagelsen.[1]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 4 (2–2)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jul 1980 Richmond, Virginia, US Carpet   Martina Navratilova 3–6, 0–6
Win 2. Aug 1981 Richmond, Virginia, US Carpet   Sue Barker 6–4, 6–1
Loss 3. Sep 1981 Atlanta, Georgia, US Carpet   Tracy Austin 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Win 4. Jan 1984 Denver, Colorado, US Hard   Kim Sands 6–1, 6–1

Doubles 21 (7–14)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 1
Titles by Surface
Hard 4
Clay 1
Grass 0
Carpet 2
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Dec 1980 Tucson, Arizona, US Carpet   Wendy White   Leslie Allen
  Barbara Potter
6–7, 0–6
Loss 2. Feb 1981 Houston, Texas, US Carpet   Regina Maršíková   Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Win 3. Oct 1981 Deerfield Beach, Florida, US Hard   Wendy White   Pam Shriver
  Paula Smith
6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 4. Feb 1982 Kansas City, Missouri, US Carpet   Anne Smith   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Loss 5. Oct 1982 Tampa, Florida, US Hard   Wendy White   Ann Kiyomura
  Paula Smith
2–6, 4–6
Win 6. Jan 1983 Marco Island, Florida, US Clay   Andrea Jaeger   Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
7–5, 6–4
Loss 7. Nov 1983 Deerfield Beach, Florida, US Hard   Pam Casale   Bonnie Gadusek
  Wendy White
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 8. Jan 1984 Nashville, Tennessee, US Hard   Paula Smith   Sherry Acker
  Candy Reynolds
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Loss 9. Mar 1984 Boston, Massachusetts, US Carpet   Andrea Leand   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–7, 0–6
Loss 10. Oct 1984 Tarpon Springs, Florida, US Hard   Wendy White   Carling Bassett
  Liz Smylie
4–6, 3–6
Win 11. Jan 1985 Denver, Colorado, US Carpet   Robin White   Leslie Allen
  Sharon Walsh
1–6, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 12. Sep 1985 New Orleans, Louisiana, US Carpet   Anne White   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Wendy Turnbull
1–6, 2–6
Win 13. Oct 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, US Hard   Bonnie Gadusek   Penny Barg
  Sandy Collins
6–1, 6–0
Loss 14. Mar 1987 Phoenix, Arizona, US Hard   Anne White   Penny Barg
  Beth Herr
6–2, 2–6, 6–7
Win 15. Mar 1987 Dallas, Texas, US Carpet   Anne White   Elise Burgin
  Robin White
7–5, 6–3
Win 16. Nov 1987 Little Rock, Arkansas, US Hard   Robin White   Lea Antonoplis
  Barbara Gerken
6–2, 6–4
Loss 17. Apr 1989 Hilton Head, South Carolina, US Clay   Wendy White   Hana Mandlíková
  Martina Navratilova
4–6, 1–6
Loss 18. Feb 1990 Hilton Head, South Carolina, US Clay   Wendy White   Manon Bollegraf
  Meredith McGrath
0–6, 2–6
Win 19. Feb 1990 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US Hard   Wendy White   Manon Bollegraf
  Lise Gregory
7–5, 7–2
Loss 20. Apr 1991 Hilton Head, South Carolina, US Clay   Lise Gregory   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Natalia Zvereva
4–6, 0–6
Loss 21. Nov 1991 Indianapolis, Indiana, US Hard   Sandy Collins   Katrina Adams
  Elna Reinach
7–5, 2–6, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Hanlon, Maureen; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne (1987). WITA 1987 Media Guide. p. 185.

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