Pam Teeguarden

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

Pam Teeguarden
Country (sports) United States
Born (1951-04-17) April 17, 1951 (age 69)
Jacksonville, USA
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Career record99–139
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1977)
US OpenQF (1972)
Career record97–119
Career titles10
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1981)
French OpenW (1977)
US OpenSF (1981)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1975)
US OpenW (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

Singles 2Edit

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships
Tier I 0
Tier II 1
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Grand Slam 1
WTA Championships 4
Tier I
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 2
Clay 1
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. June 5, 1977 French Open, France Clay   Regina Maršíková   Rayni Fox
  Helen Gourlay
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. January 29, 1978 Los Angeles, California, USA Hard   Greer Stevens   Betty Stöve
  Virginia Wade
3–6, 2–6
Winner 3. August 20, 1978 Canadian Open, Canada Hard   Regina Maršíková   Chris O'Neil
  Paula Smith
7–5, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 4. September 14, 1980 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Hard   Virginia Ruzici   Kathy Jordan
  JoAnne Russell
6–4, 7–5

Mixed doubles 2 (1–1)Edit

Grand Slam 1
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 0
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. September 8, 1974 US Open, USA Grass   Geoff Masters   Jimmy Connors
  Chris Evert
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 2. June 15, 1975 French Open, France Clay   Jaime Fillol   Thomaz Koch
  Fiorella Bonicelli
4–6, 6–7


  1. ^ Jim Bainbridge (1978). 1978 Colgate Series Media Guide. New York: H.O. Zimman Inc. p. 122.
  2. ^ "Southern California Tennis News: A Hall of Fame Gala to Remember!". Retrieved 9 October 2016.

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