Paula Smith (born January 10, 1957) is an American former tennis player.

Paula Smith
Country (sports) United States
Born (1957-01-10) January 10, 1957 (age 63)
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record54–103
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 48 (February 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1981, 1982, 1983)
French Open3R (1982, 1983)
Wimbledon2R (1978, 1981, 1982)
US Open3R (1980)
Doubles
Career record304–214
Career titles13
Highest rankingNo. 23 (December 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1982, 1983)
French OpenF (1981)
WimbledonSF (1980)
US OpenQF (1978, 1979, 1980, 1984)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1985)
Wimbledon3R (1984)
US OpenSF (1981)

Smith played 100 tour singles matches and 300 doubles matches between 1976 and 1988. She reached the finals of the French Open once in 1981, partnering Candy Reynolds, and again in mixed doubles in 1985, partnering Francisco González and losing to Martina Navratilova and Heinz Günthardt. She also reached the finals of the 1982 Toyota Series Championships, the 1983 Family Circle Cup and the final of the doubles in Indiana, 1985.[1]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles 26 (13–13)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 1
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 5
Clay 5
Grass 1
Carpet 2
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. August 20, 1978 Canadian Open, Canada Hard   Chris O'Neil   Regina Maršíková
  Pam Teeguarden
5–7, 7–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. August 12, 1979 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay   Penny Johnson   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. April 13, 1980 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay   Candy Reynolds   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. August 10, 1980 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay   Anne Smith   Virginia Ruzici
  Renáta Tomanová
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. October 17, 1980 Phoenix, Arizona, USA Hard   Pam Shriver   Ann Kiyomura
  Candy Reynolds
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 4. November 16, 1980 Tampa, Florida, USA Hard   Anne Smith   Rosie Casals
  Candy Reynolds
6–7, 5–7
Winner 3. April 26, 1981 Amelia Island, Florida, USA Clay   Kathy Jordan   JoAnne Russell
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 4. May 10, 1981 Perugia, Italy Clay   Candy Reynolds   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Virginia Ruzici
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 5. May 17, 1981 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Candy Reynolds   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Tanya Harford
6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. June 7, 1981 French Open, France Clay   Candy Reynolds   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Tanya Harford
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. August 9, 1981 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay   Sue Barker   JoAnne Russell
  Virginia Ruzici
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. October 18, 1981 Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA Hard   Pam Shriver   Mary-Lou Piatek
  Wendy White
1–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 5. May 16, 1982 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Candy Reynolds   JoAnne Russell
  Virginia Ruzici
6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. August 1, 1982 San Diego, California, USA Hard   Kathy Jordan   Patricia Medrado
  Cláudia Monteiro
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 7. October 17, 1982 Tampa, Florida, USA Hard   Ann Kiyomura   Mary-Lou Piatek
  Wendy White
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 9. December 19, 1982 East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA Hard   Candy Reynolds   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 10. February 6, 1983 Palm Beach, Florida, USA Clay   Kathy Jordan   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 11. March 6, 1983 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hard   Alycia Moulton   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds
4–6, 6–7
Winner 8. March 14, 1983 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Carpet   Candy Reynolds   Iwona Kuczyńska
  Trey Lewis
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 12. April 10, 1983 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay   Andrea Jaeger   Martina Navratilova
  Candy Reynolds
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. January 9, 1984 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Hard   Mary-Lou Piatek   Sherry Acker
  Candy Reynolds
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 9. August 11, 1984 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay   Beverly Mould   Elise Burgin
  JoAnne Russell
6–2, 7–5
Winner 10. September 23, 1984 San Diego, California, USA Hard   Betsy Nagelsen   Terry Holladay
  Iwona Kuczyńska
6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. October 28, 1984 Brighton, England Carpet   Alycia Moulton   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 12. January 6, 1985 Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA Hard   Betsy Nagelsen   Christiane Jolissaint
  Marcella Mesker
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 14. July 27, 1985 USCC Indianapolis, USA Clay   Penny Barg   Katerina Maleeva
  Manuela Maleeva
6–3, 3–6, 6–4

Mixed doubles 1Edit

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 Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. June 9, 1985 French Open, France Clay   Francisco González   Heinz Günthardt
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 3–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1985). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1985. London: Willow Books. p. 375. ISBN 0002181703.

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