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Anne Smith
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Country  United States
Residence
Date of birth July 1, 1959 (1959-07-01) (age 50)
Place of birth Dallas, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 58.9 kg (130 lb)
Turned pro 1978
Retired 1992
Plays Right; one-handed backhand
Career prize money US$1,165,074
Singles
Career record 224–186
Highest ranking 12 (May 1, 1982)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open QF (1982)
French Open 4th Round (1981, 1982)
Wimbledon QF (1982)
US Open QF (1981)
Doubles
Career record 223–100
Highest ranking 1 (October 1, 1981)
Australian Open W (1981)
French Open W (1980, 1982)
Wimbledon W (1980)
US Open W (1981)
Mixed Doubles
Career record
Career titles 5
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French Open W (1980, 1984)
Wimbledon W (1982)
US Open W (1981, 1982)
Last updated on: May 25, 2007.

Anne Smith (born July 1, 1959, in Dallas, Texas, United States) is a female former professional tennis player from the United States. Smith's highest women's doubles ranking was World No. 1 in 1980 and 1981. Her highest singles ranking was World No. 12 in 1982. Smith is the author of Grand Slam: Coach Your Mind to Win in Sports, Business & Life, with a foreword by Billie Jean King, and The MACH 4 Mental Training System: A Handbook for Athletes, Coaches and Parents. Smith is a licensed psychologist in Texas, Massachusetts, and Arizona; a licensed specialist in school psychology in Texas; and a certified school psychologist in Arizona. She received a doctor of philosophy degree in educational psychology at The University of Texas and a bachelor of arts in psychology at Trinity University. She has been the coach of the WTT Boston Lobsters team since 2005.

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Grand Slam record

  • Wimbledon
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1980 (with Jordan)
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1981, 1982, 1984 (with Jordan)
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1982 (with Kevin Curren)
  • US Open
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1981 (with Jordan)
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1981, 1982 (with Curren)

Grand Slam women's doubles finals

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Wins (5)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1980 French Open United States Kathy Jordan Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Argentina Adriana Villagran
6–1, 6–0
1980 Wimbledon United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
1981 Australian Open United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 7–5
1981 US Open United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–3
1982 French Open (2) United States Martina Navratilova United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–4

Runner-ups (4)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1981 Wimbledon United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 7–6(6)
1982 Wimbledon (2) United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–1
1983 French Open United States Kathy Jordan South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
1984 Wimbledon (3) United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4

Grand Slam mixed doubles finals

Wins (5)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1980 French Open United States Billy Martin Czechoslovakia Stanislav Birner
Czechoslovakia Renata Tomanová
2–6, 6–4, 8–6
1981 US Open South Africa Kevin Curren United States Steve Denton
United States JoAnne Russell
6–4, 7–6(4)
1982 Wimbledon South Africa Kevin Curren United Kingdom John Lloyd
Australia Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 6–3, 7–5
1982 US Open (2) South Africa Kevin Curren United States Barbara Potter
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 7–6(4), 7–6(5)
1984 French Open (2) United States Dick Stockton Australia Anne Minter
Australia Laurie Warder
6–2, 6–4

Other wins

Event #
Women's Doubles 5
Mixed Doubles 5
Total 10

Anne Smith was the first American woman to win the French Open junior singles title in 1977. Additionally, she was on the WTA Doubles Team of the Year in 1980, of which she partnered Kathy Jordan. She was a member of the Wightman Cup and Federation Cup teams. She was also the 35-and-over doubles champion at the U.S. Open in 1997, and at Wimbledon in 1996 and 1997. She was the winner of the Orange Bowl Junior International Tournament in 1977.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Mary Lowdon Award (Texas) -1974–1977
  • Maureen Connolly Brinker Sportsmanship Award (Memphis, TN) -1976
  • Most Promising Player award by Seventeen (magazine) – 1976
  • Winner Seventeen Magazine Tournament of Champions – 1977
  • Winner Maureen Connolly Brinker Outstanding Junior Girl Award (Philadelphia) -1977
  • Enshrined into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1993
  • Mental Training Coach for Harvard University Women's Tennis Team – 2005–2006
  • Inducted into the Trinity University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999
  • 35-and-Over Wimbledon Doubles Champion in 1996 & 1997
  • Appointed Member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Sport Science Committee 2001, 2002
  • Coach of the WTT Boston Lobsters – 2005, 2006, 2007

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