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Stacey Martin (born November 13, 1970) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Stacey Martin
Full nameStacey Martin
Country (sports) United States
Born (1970-11-13) November 13, 1970 (age 48)
Prize money$174,344
Singles
Career record107–117
Highest rankingNo. 58 (October 23, 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1991)
French Open3R (1990)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1991)
US Open2R (1989)
Doubles
Career record3–14

BiographyEdit

Martin comes from Largo, Maryland, near Washington DC.[1][2] One of three siblings that played tennis, she began at the age of five and was coached initially by her father.[2] She went to school at Elizabeth Seton High in Bladensburg and later trained at a North Carolina tennis academy run by Gary Johnson.[2]

Before turning professional she took up an athletic scholarship to the University of Tennessee, where she played No. 1 tennis from her freshman year.[2]

As a professional player she made it to as high as 58 in the world. She was a semi-finalist at the 1988 Schenectady Open and did well at the same tournament again in 1989 with a quarter-final appearance. At the 1989 United Jersey Bank Classic she had a win over second seed Pam Shriver en route to the semi-finals.[3] She made the third round of the 1990 French Open.

She was one of the highest ranked African American tennis players of her era, along with Katrina Adams, Camille Benjamin, Zina Garrison and Lori McNeil.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eichelberger, Curtis (May 15, 1989). "Silver Spring's Ingram Well-kept Tennis Secret". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Roger M., Williams (December 3, 1989). "A Washington Life". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lendl Wins, Says He Plans to Skip 1990 French Open". Los Angeles Times. August 17, 1989. Retrieved January 18, 2018.

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