Paula Smith

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 64)
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
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Aug 1978 Canadian Open, Canada Hard   Chris O'Neil   Regina Maršíková
  Pam Teeguarden
5–7, 7–6, 2–6
Loss 2. Aug 1979 USCC Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Penny Johnson   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
1–6, 0–6
Loss 3. Apr 1980 Hilton Head, South Carolina, U.S. Clay   Candy Reynolds   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
2–6, 1–6
Win 1. Aug 1980 USCC Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Anne Smith   Virginia Ruzici
  Renáta Tomanová
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 2. Oct 1980 Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Hard   Pam Shriver   Ann Kiyomura
  Candy Reynolds
6–0, 6–4
Loss 4. Nov 1980 Tampa, Florida, U.S. Hard   Anne Smith   Rosie Casals
  Candy Reynolds
6–7, 5–7
Win 3. Apr 1981 Amelia Island, Florida, U.S. Clay   Kathy Jordan   JoAnne Russell
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Win 4. May 1981 Perugia, Italy Clay   Candy Reynolds   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Virginia Ruzici
7–5, 6–1
Loss 5. May 1981 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Candy Reynolds   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Tanya Harford
6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Loss 6. Jun 1981 French Open, France Clay   Candy Reynolds   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Tanya Harford
1–6, 3–6
Loss 7. Aug 1981 USCC Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Sue Barker   JoAnne Russell
  Virginia Ruzici
2–6, 2–6
Loss 8. Oct 1981 Deerfield Beach, Florida, U.S. Hard   Pam Shriver   Mary-Lou Piatek
  Wendy White
1–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win 5. May 1982 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Candy Reynolds   JoAnne Russell
  Virginia Ruzici
6–2, 6–4
Win 6. Aug 1982 San Diego, California, U.S. Hard   Kathy Jordan   Patricia Medrado
  Cláudia Monteiro
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Win 7. Oct 1982 Tampa, Florida, U.S. Hard   Ann Kiyomura   Mary-Lou Piatek
  Wendy White
6–2, 6–4
Loss 9. Dec 1982 East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S. Hard   Candy Reynolds   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 5–7
Loss 10. Feb 1983 Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. Clay   Kathy Jordan   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Loss 11. Mar 1983 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Hard   Alycia Moulton   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Candy Reynolds
4–6, 6–7
Win 8. Mar 1983 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Carpet   Candy Reynolds   Iwona Kuczyńska
  Trey Lewis
6–2, 6–2
Loss 12. Apr 1983 Hilton Head, South Carolina, U.S. Clay   Andrea Jaeger   Martina Navratilova
  Candy Reynolds
2–6, 3–6
Loss 13. Jan 1984 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Hard   Mary-Lou Piatek   Sherry Acker
  Candy Reynolds
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Win 9. Aug 1984 USCC Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Beverly Mould   Elise Burgin
  JoAnne Russell
6–2, 7–5
Win 10. Sep 1984 San Diego, California, U.S. Hard   Betsy Nagelsen   Terry Holladay
  Iwona Kuczyńska
6–2, 6–4
Win 11. Oct 1984 Brighton, England Carpet   Alycia Moulton   Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Win 12. Jan 1985 Port St. Lucie, Florida, U.S. Hard   Betsy Nagelsen   Christiane Jolissaint
  Marcella Mesker
6–3, 6–4
Loss 14. Jul 1985 USCC Indianapolis, U.S. 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
Loss 1. Jun 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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