Pam Teeguarden (born April 17, 1951) is a former American professional tennis player in the 1970s and 1980s, ranked in the top 20 from 1970–1975, according to John Dolan's Women's Tennis Ultimate Guide, prior to computer rankings. She won two Grand Slam Doubles Titles and was a quarter finalist in singles at the U.S. Open and The French Open. Her father Jerry, a well known coach, helped Margaret Court win the coveted Grand Slam (all four Grand Slam titles in one year) in 1970 and Virginia Wade to her 1977 Wimbledon triumph. Teeguarden was voted the "Most Watchable Player" based on play and appearance by a group of Madison Avenue advertising executives or "Mad Men" while playing at the US Open. Teeguarden played in 19 consecutive US Opens, holding the record until Chris Evert played in 20. She wore the first all black outfit in the history of tennis in 1975 at The Bridgestone Doubles Championships in Tokyo, starting a trend that is still popular today. Teeguarden was the first woman tennis player signed by Nike. She played on the victorious Los Angeles Strings Team Tennis team in 1981 and won the Team Tennis Mixed Doubles Division with Tom Gullikson in 1977; they were also runners-up in the league that year.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||April 17, 1951|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||QF (1977)|
|US Open||QF (1972)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1981)|
|French Open||W (1977)|
|US Open||SF (1981)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||F (1975)|
|US Open||W (1974)|
Teeguarden won two grand slam titles:
Among Teeguarden's doubles titles are the Canadian Open Doubles, the Swedish Open Doubles, the Austrian Open Doubles, the Argentinian Open Doubles, the Women's Games Doubles in Salt Lake City, and the Virginia Slims of Tucson Doubles.
WTA Tour finalsEdit
|Tier IV & V||0|
|Runner-up||1.||June 16, 1978||Chichester, England||Grass||Evonne Goolagong||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||January 9, 1984||Nashville, Tennessee, USA||Hard||Jenny Klitch||2–6, 1–6|
Doubles 4 (3–1)Edit
|Winner||1.||June 5, 1977||French Open, France||Clay||Regina Maršíková|| Rayni Fox
|5–7, 6–4, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2.||January 29, 1978||Los Angeles, California, USA||Hard||Greer Stevens|| Betty Stöve
|Winner||3.||August 20, 1978||Canadian Open, Canada||Hard||Regina Maršíková|| Chris O'Neil
|7–5, 6–7, 6–2|
|Winner||4.||September 14, 1980||Salt Lake City, Utah, USA||Hard||Virginia Ruzici|| Kathy Jordan
Mixed doubles 2 (1–1)Edit
|Winner||1.||September 8, 1974||US Open, USA||Grass||Geoff Masters|| Jimmy Connors
|Runner-up||2.||June 15, 1975||French Open, France||Clay||Jaime Fillol|| Thomaz Koch
- Jim Bainbridge (1978). 1978 Colgate Series Media Guide. New York: H.O. Zimman Inc. p. 122.
- "Southern California Tennis News: A Hall of Fame Gala to Remember!". Retrieved 9 October 2016.