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Kathy Jordan
Country  United States
Residence King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of birth December 3, 1959 (1959-12-03) (age 50)
Place of birth Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 58.9 kg (130 lbs)
Turned pro 1979
Retired 1991
Plays Right-handed
Career prize money $1,592,111
Singles
Career record 247–155
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 5 (March 19, 1984)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open F (1983)
French Open QF (1980)
Wimbledon SF (1984)
US Open 4R (1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986)
Doubles
Career record 462–136
Career titles 41
Highest ranking No. 6 (February 4, 1991)
Australian Open W (1981)
French Open W (1980)
Wimbledon W (1980, 1985)
US Open W (1981)
Major doubles tournaments
WTA Championships W (1990)
Mixed Doubles
Career record
Career titles 2
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French Open W (1986)
Wimbledon W (1986)
Last updated on: February 2, 2009.

Kathryn (Kathy) Jordan (born December 3, 1959, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA) is a former American tennis player. During her career, she won 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 of them in women's doubles and 2 of them in mixed doubles. She also was the 1983 Australian Open women's singles runner-up and won 1 singles title and 41 doubles titles.

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Personal life

Jordan was one of the top juniors during the 1970s. She received an athletic scholarship to Stanford University in 1978. Her sister, Barbara Jordan, was also a tennis player. She won the 1979 Australian Open women's singles title.

Career

Jordan turned professional in 1979. Her best performance in a Grand Slam singles tournament was runner-up at the 1983 Australian Open, where she lost to Martina Navratilova 6–2, 7–6.

She was the first player to defeat Chris Evert before the semifinals of a Grand Slam singles tournament. Jordan defeated Evert 6–1, 7–6 in the third round of Wimbledon in 1983 after Evert had reached at least the semifinals of her first 34 Grand Slam singles tournaments.

In women's doubles, Jordan won five Grand Slam titles, four of which were in partnership with Anne Smith. She also won a career Grand Slam in women's doubles, winning each Grand Slam tournament at least once.

In the Wimbledon final on July 6, 1985, Jordan and Elizabeth Smylie teamed to snap the 109-match winning streak of Navratilova and Pam Shriver 5–7, 6–3, 6–4.

In mixed doubles, Jordan won two Grand Slam titles, both of which were in partnership with Ken Flach.

Jordan retired in 1991. Her highest singles rank was world number five in 1984 and her highest doubles rank was world number 6 in 1991.

Jordan was nicknamed "KJ."

Grand Slam finals

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Singles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1983 Australian Open Grass United States Martina Navratilova 6–2, 7–6(5)

Doubles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1980 French Open Clay United States Anne Smith Argentina Ivanna Madruga
Argentina Adriana Villagran
6–1, 6–0
Winner 1980 Wimbledon Grass United States Anne Smith United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 1981 Wimbledon Grass United States Anne Smith United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 7–6(6)
Winner 1981 US Open Hard United States Anne Smith United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1981 Australian Open Grass United States Anne Smith United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 1982 Wimbledon Grass United States Anne Smith United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 1983 French Open Clay United States Anne Smith South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer
United States Candy Reynolds
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1984 Wimbledon Grass United States Anne Smith United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1985 Wimbledon (2) Grass Australia Elizabeth Sayers Smylie United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1987 US Open Hard Australia Elizabeth Sayers Smylie United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1990 Wimbledon Grass Australia Elizabeth Sayers Smylie Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–4, 6–1

Mixed doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1984 Wimbledon Grass United States Steve Denton Australia Wendy Turnbull
United Kingdom John Lloyd
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1986 French Open Clay United States Ken Flach South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer
Australia Mark Edmondson
3–6, 7–6(3), 6–3
Winner 1986 Wimbledon Grass United States Ken Flach United States Martina Navratilova
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
6–3, 7–6(7)

Titles (42)

Singles (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. March 21, 1982 Boston, USA Carpet (I) Australia Wendy Turnbull 7–5, 1–6, 6–4

Doubles (41)

Grand slam events in boldface.

  • 1979: Indianapolis U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships (with Anne Smith)
  • 1980: Hilton Head (with Anne Smith)
  • 1980: French Open (with Anne Smith)
  • 1980: Eastbourne (with Anne Smith)
  • 1980: Wimbledon (with Anne Smith)
  • 1980: Las Vegas (with Anne Smith)
  • 1980: Brighton (with Anne Smith)
  • 1981: Cincinnati (with Anne Smith)
  • 1981: Amelia Island (with Anne Smith)
  • 1981: San Diego (with Candy Reynolds)
  • 1981: US Open (with Anne Smith)
  • 1981: Australian Open (with Anne Smith)
  • 1982: Washington (with Anne Smith)
  • 1982: Houston (with Pam Shriver)
  • 1982: Los Angeles (with Anne Smith)
  • 1982: Boston (with Anne Smith)
  • 1982: San Diego (with Paula Smith)
  • 1982: Atlanta (with Betsy Nagelsen)
  • 1983: Palm Springs (with Ann Kiyomura)
  • 1983: Detroit (with Barbara Potter)
  • 1984: Amelia Island (with Anne Smith)
  • 1984: Montreal (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1985: Key Biscayne (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1985: Marco Island (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1985: Tokyo Bridgestone Doubles (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1985: Wimbledon (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1985: Mahwah (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1985: Chicago (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1986: Wichita (with Candy Reynolds)
  • 1986: Key Biscayne (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1986: Princeton (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1986: Hilversum (with Helena Suková)
  • 1987: Tokyo Japan Open (with Betsy Nagelsen)
  • 1987: Houston (with Martina Navratilova)
  • 1987: Aptos (with Robin White)
  • 1987: Brighton (with Helena Suková)
  • 1990: San Antonio (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1990: Tokyo Japan Open (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1990: Nashville (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1990: Virginia Slims Championships (with Elizabeth Smylie)
  • 1991: Tokyo Pan Pacific (with Elizabeth Smylie)

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 Career SR
Australian Open A A A 3R A F A A NH A A A A 0 / 2
French Open A A QF 3R A 4R 2R A 1R A A A A 0 / 5
Wimbledon A 4R 4R 4R 3R QF SF 2R 4R 1R A A 1R 0 / 10
US Open 2R 4R 4R 4R 1R 4R 2R 4R 4R 1R A A 1R 0 / 11
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 28

NH = tournament not held.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

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