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

Mary-Lou Daniels
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceMunster, Indiana
Born (1961-08-06) August 6, 1961 (age 58)
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.

Mary-Lou Piatek 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
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 27, 1980 Richmond, Virginia, USA Carpet   Martina Navratilova 3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. August 16, 1981 Richmond, Virginia, USA Carpet   Sue Barker 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. September 27, 1981 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Carpet   Tracy Austin 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. January 23, 1984 Denver, Colorado, USA 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
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. December 21, 1980 Tucson, Arizona, USA Carpet   Wendy White   Leslie Allen
  Barbara Potter
6–7, 0–6
Runner-up 2. February 22, 1981 Houston, Texas, USA Carpet   Regina Maršíková   Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. October 18, 1981 Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA Hard   Wendy White   Pam Shriver
  Paula Smith
6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 4. February 14, 1982 Kansas City, Missouri, USA Carpet   Anne Smith   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. October 17, 1982 Tampa, Florida, USA Hard   Wendy White   Ann Kiyomura
  Paula Smith
2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. January 30, 1983 Marco Island, Florida, USA Clay   Andrea Jaeger   Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 7. November 13, 1983 Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA Hard   Pam Casale   Bonnie Gadusek
  Wendy White
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 8. January 9, 1984 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hard   Paula Smith   Sherry Acker
  Candy Reynolds
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 9. March 31, 1984 Boston, Massachusetts, USA Carpet   Andrea Leand   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–7, 0–6
Runner-up 10. October 14, 1984 Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA Hard   Wendy White   Carling Bassett
  Liz Smylie
4–6, 3–6
Winner 11. January 20, 1985 Denver, Colorado, USA Carpet   Robin White   Leslie Allen
  Sharon Walsh
1–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 12. September 29, 1985 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Carpet   Anne White   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Wendy Turnbull
1–6, 2–6
Winner 13. October 13, 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Hard   Bonnie Gadusek   Penny Barg
  Sandy Collins
6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 14. March 15, 1987 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard   Anne White   Penny Barg
  Beth Herr
6–2, 2–6, 6–7
Winner 15. March 22, 1987 Dallas, Texas, USA Carpet   Anne White   Elise Burgin
  Robin White
7–5, 6–3
Winner 16. November 8, 1987 Little Rock, Arkansas, USA Hard   Robin White   Lea Antonoplis
  Barbara Gerken
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 17. April 9, 1989 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay   Wendy White   Hana Mandlíková
  Martina Navratilova
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 18. February 11, 1990 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay   Wendy White   Manon Bollegraf
  Meredith McGrath
0–6, 2–6
Winner 19. February 25, 1990 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Hard   Wendy White   Manon Bollegraf
  Lise Gregory
7–5, 7–2
Runner-up 20. April 7, 1991 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay   Lise Gregory   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Natalia Zvereva
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 21. November 14, 1991 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 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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