Terry Holladay

Terry Holladay (born November 28, 1955) is an American former professional tennis player who played between 1974 and 1987, whose tennis career is particularly remembered for her pregnancy and its impact on protected rankings.[2][3][4]

Terry Holladay
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLeucadia, Encinitas, California, U.S.
Born (1955-11-28) November 28, 1955 (age 64)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) [1]
Turned pro1974
Retired1988
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand) [1]
Prize money$84,186
Singles
Career record84–186
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 13
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1985, 1987)
French Open1R (1985, 1986 1987)
Wimbledon4R (1977, 1980)
US Open4R (1976)
Doubles
Career record32–38
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 54
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1975)
US Open2R (1978)

BiographyEdit

Holladay was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and grew up in La Jolla, San Diego, California, attending and graduating from La Jolla High School.[5] Following her retirement from tennis, Holladay became a realtor.[5] In 2000, she survived breast cancer.[5] She married Dr. Philip Arthur Higginbottom, with whom she founded the Dina Humanitarian Foundation.[6]

Tennis careerEdit

She turned professional in 1974 and regards 1976 as her best year.[5] She represented the United States in the 1976 Wightman Cup, beating Glynis Coles 3–6, 6–1, 6–4 in her only match in this competition. In 1982, she gave birth to a daughter Tasha, and was awarded special entry to six tournaments in 1983 by the WTA introducing a new rule.[2]

She was inducted into the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame in 2012.[7][8]

Career resultsEdit

Grand Slam singles tournament timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R NH 1R 0 / 2
French Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3
Wimbledon 1R 3R 4R 3R A 4R 1R A A 1R 2R A 1R 0 / 7
U.S. Open 2R 1R 2R 4R 3R A A A 3R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 8
SR 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 23

Singles finalsEdit

Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss May 1975 Bournemouth Clay   Janet Newberry 7–9, 7–5, 6–3
Loss Mar 1977 Dallas, Texas Carpet (i)   Sue Barker 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Loss Sep 1980 Toray Sillook, Tokyo Carpet (i)   Billie Jean King 7–5, 6–4
Loss Sep 1984 Salt Lake City Carpet (i)   Yvonne Vermaak 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Loss Dec 1984 Port St. Lucie Carpet (i)   Catarina Lindqvist 6–2, 2–6, 6–2

Doubles finalsEdit

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss Sep 1984 Virginia Slims of San Diego, San Diego Hard   Iwona Kuczyńska   Betsy Nagelsen
  Paula Smith
2–6, 4–6
Win Jun 1985 Edgbaston Cup, Birmingham Grass   Sharon Walsh   Elise Burgin
  Alycia Moulton
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Win Jul 1986 Virginia Slims of Newport, Newport Grass   Heather Ludloff   Cynthia MacGregor
  Gretchen Magers
6–1, 6–7, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bostic, Stephanie, ed. (1979). USTA Player Records 1978. United States Tennis Association (USTA). p. 203.
  2. ^ a b Magee, Jerry (July 27, 2006). "Holladay didn't start a trend - Toddlers rare on WTA Tour". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Union-Tribune Publishing. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  3. ^ Flannery, Mary (March 18, 1986). "Bringing up baby on tour/Golfer Nancy Lopez part of growing phenomenon of traveling athletes with young children". Chron. The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  4. ^ Poupart, Alain (October 2, 1985). "Double life of a tennis pro - Terry Holladay keeps one eye on her game and the other on her 2-year-old". The Miami News. Florida: Miami News. p. 20. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  5. ^ a b c d Hall, JJ (June 2008). "Holladay Serves". Ranch & Coast. Rocket Publishing Company. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  6. ^ "Dr. Philip Arthur Higginbottom (1947-2009)". Obituary. MainStreet Media. January 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  7. ^ "Terry Holladay". San Diego Tennis.
  8. ^ "Local residents to be inducted into San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame". Rancho Santa Fe Review. August 14, 2012.

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