Nerida Gregory

Nerida Gregory (born 13 May 1956) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Nerida Gregory
Full nameNerida Gregory
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1956-05-13) 13 May 1956 (age 65)
Bundaberg, Australia
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1975)
French Open1R (1976, 1978, 1981)
Wimbledon2R (1974, 1980)
US Open1R (1981)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1977 (Jan), 1977 (Dec))
French Open3R (1981)
Wimbledon3R (1974)
US Open2R (1977)

BiographyEdit

Gregory, who comes from Bundaberg in Queensland, won back-to-back Australian Open girls' doubles junior titles in 1974 and 1975.[1]

She featured in the main draw of all grand slam tournaments during her career. At the 1975 Australian Open, in addition to winning the girls' doubles, she also competed in the women's singles and made the third round, with wins over Diane Evers and Pam Whytcross. At both the January and December editions of the Australian Open in 1977 she partnered with Jan Wilton to make the quarter-finals of the women's doubles .

In 1980 she won the Australian Hard Court Championships, a non tour event, and also made the final of three WTA Tour tournaments.[2] During her tour of Japan in October, she lost the doubles final in Nagoya, then was runner-up in both the singles and doubles events at the Japan Open in Tokyo.[3]

She continued competing on tour until 1984 and while she didn't reach any further finals, she did have some notable wins. In 1981 she overcame a deficit of 0–6, 1–5, to win against three-time grand slam champion Virginia Wade, at the Family Circle Cup in South Carolina.[4] At Wimbledon in 1983 she beat Steffi Graf in the second round of qualifying.[5]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles (0–1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss October, 1980 Tokyo, Japan $50,000 (Colgate) Hard   Mariana Simionescu 4–6, 4–6

Doubles (0–2)Edit

Result No.    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. October, 1980 Nagoya, Japan $50,000 (Colgate) Hard   Marie Pinterova   Lindsay Morse
  Jean Nachand
3–6, 1–6
Loss 2. October, 1980 Tokyo, Japan $50,000 (Colgate) Hard   Marie Pinterova   Dana Gilbert
  Mareen Louie
5–7, 6–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Honour Roll: Girls Doubles". Official Website of the Australian Open. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Hardcourt Tennis: Israeli wins title". The Canberra Times. 7 January 1980. p. 16. Retrieved 27 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Mariana Borg's title". The Canberra Times. 29 October 1980. p. 31. Retrieved 27 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Amdur, Neil (8 April 1981). "Upsets Mark Women's Tennis". New York Times. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  5. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Wimbledon - 20 June - 03 July 1983". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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