Kathy Jordan

Kathryn Jordan was born in Pennsylvania, United States on December 3rd, 1959. In the 1970s, she was among the top juniors and was also a high school basketball player.

She received the athletic scholarship in 1978 through Stanford University after which she won the AIAW Championships both in single and doubles titles with her sister Barbara Jordan. Junior Jordan also won the women’s titles at the Australian Open in the year 1979.

Kathy Jordan started her professional career in the year 1979 and her career-best performance was recorded in the Grand Slam Tournament in which she was the runner-up in the Australian Open held in 1983.she was also the first player to beat Chris Evert before the semi-finals of the Grand Slam singles.

Jordan also won five titles in the Grand Slam in which four titles were achieved by partnering with Anne Smith. Her career in the women’s doubles in the Grand Slam was a record that includes the French Open in 1980, the US Open in 1981, the Wimbledon championship in 1980 and 1985 as well as the Australian Open in the year 1981.

In the 1985 Wimbledon tournament Jordan teamed up with Elizabeth Smylie and won matches against Pam Shriver and Navratilova. The mixed doubles record of Kathy Jordan includes 2 titles at the Grand Slam which includes the Wimbledon (1986) and the French Open (1986).

Both the tournaments were won in partnership with Ken Flach. Her career is full of various awards and high rankings after which she took retirement in the year 1991.

Mima Jaušovec

Born on the 20th of July, 1956 in the city of Maribor, Slovenia, Mima Jausovec is considered to be among the best tennis players in the women’s category.

The Yugoslavian tennis player attained her career-best ranking of being World’s No 6 in the year 1982 along with the career-best doubles by attaining a ranking of No. 211 in the year 1986. Her professional career started in the year 1973 and lasted for fifteen years which ended in 1988.

Her first mark in the tennis world came forefront when she successfully achieved the title of Grand Slam at the French Open tournament in the year 1977.

In 1983, the same title was won by Mima Jausovec. Additionally, she also won the doubles title in the year 1978 in French Open with her partner Virginia Ruzuni.

In the same year, the two players were the runners-up in the Wimbledon Championship that was won against Wendy Turnbill and Kerry Reid. Jausovec consecutively qualified for the Wimbledon finals, however; she did not always win the title.

In the French Open held in 1978, Jausovec achieved the second position against Virginia Ruzuni. She also managed to reach the final match of the French Open tournament in the year 1983 but was defeated by Chris Evert.

Her career lasted for about 15 years but, her track of winning titles was quite remarkable. After seeking retirement in 1988, she served herself as the coach of the Slovenian Female Tennis Team. She also tried to enter the world of politics, however; her success is still associated with tennis.

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