Kerry Reid

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Kerry Reid Tennis player
Kerry Reid
Kerry Melville, Dutch Open 1970
Nation: AustraliaAustralia Australia
Birthday: August 7, 1947
Size: 166 cm
Resignation: 1980
Playing hand: Right
Prize money: $ 1,425
Career title: 1
Highest ranking: 7 (July 4th 1976)
Grand Slam record
Career title: 3
Grand Slam record
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

Kerry Reid (* 7. August 1947 as Kerry Ann Melville in Mosman ) is a former Australian tennis player .

The high point of her career was winning the Australian Open in January 1977 when she defeated Dianne Balestrat from the Netherlands 7-5 and 6-2 in the final. At that time people played in Melbourne 's Kooyong district and on grass; In 1970 she was there in the singles final of the tennis legend Margaret Court . In 1972 she was in the final of the US Open , in which she had to admit defeat to Billie Jean King . Between 1968 and 1979 it was consistently in the top ten .

She also won the doubles competition at the Australian Open in 1968 and (without a fight; the final was not played due to rain) in 1977 . She secured another Grand Slam title in doubles in 1978 on the side of Wendy Turnbull at Wimbledon .

From 1967 to 1979 she also played 47 games for the Australian Fed Cup team , where she celebrated 37 wins.

Reid is one of nine players, the Original 9 , who played the Virginia Slims Invitational in 1970 , hosted and sponsored by Gladys Heldman .

On April 27, 1975, she married tennis player Grover Reid in Greenville , South Carolina . She later retired with her family (two daughters) in South Carolina.

Web links

Commons : Kerry Melville  - Collection of Pictures, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. Original 9 Reunion: It's A Wrap!
  2. ^ For Evonne and Kerry, a Couple of Love Matches. In: The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia, May 28, 1975, accessed December 3, 2017 .