Tami Whitlinger

Tami Whitlinger-Jones[1] (née Whitlinger; born November 13, 1968) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Tami Whitlinger
ITF nameTami Whitlinger-Jones
Country (sports) United States
Born (1968-11-13) November 13, 1968 (age 52)
Neenah, Wisconsin
Turned pro1989
Prize money$752,250
Career record167–154 (52.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 41 (June 17, 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenR3 (1990, 1992, 1996)
French OpenR4 (1991)
WimbledonR3 (1995)
US OpenR3 (1989, 1996)
Career record53–89 (37.3%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 60 (April 14, 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenR2 (1991, 1992)
French OpenR1 (1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997)
WimbledonR3 (1991)
US OpenR3 (1991)

Prior to turning professional, Whitlinger was a two-time All-American at Stanford University. Her first tournament victory as a professional came in 1989 at a USTA Circuit event in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her best result at a Grand Slam event was at the French Open in 1991, where she reached the fourth round. Her career-high singles ranking was world no. 41.

Whitlinger retired from the professional tour in 1997.

Whitlinger is married to Kelly Jones, another former professional tennis player, who was ranked the world no. 1 men's doubles player in 1992.

Tami grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin. Professional tennis runs in her family: her twin sister Teri and her uncle John both played professionally. Tami is also the granddaughter of former professional basketball player Warren Whitlinger.[2]


  1. ^ "Tami Jones | Player Stats & More – WTA Official".
  2. ^ "Warren Whitlinger". Peach Basket Society. September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2019.

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