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Anne Smith
AnneMartina.jpg
Anne Smith (right) with Martina Navratilova
Country  United States
Residence Dallas, Texas
Born July 1, 1959 (1959-07-01) (age 62)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Turned pro 1978
Retired 1991
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$1,163,494
Singles
Career record 203–175
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 11 (July 1, 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1982)
French Open 4R (1981, 1982)
Wimbledon QF (1982)
US Open QF (1981)
Doubles
Career record 416–168
Career titles 38
Highest ranking No. 1 (1980 & 1981)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1981)
French Open W (1980, 1982)
Wimbledon W (1980)
US Open W (1981)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 5
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1991)
French Open W (1980, 1984)
Wimbledon W (1982)
US Open W (1981, 1982)

Anne Smith (born July 1, 1959) is an educational psychologist and a 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. 11 in 1980.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 9 (5–4)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1980 French Open Clay United States Kathy Jordan Argentina Ivanna Madruga
Argentina Adriana Villagrán
6–1, 6–0
Win 1980 Wimbledon Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Loss 1981 Wimbledon Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Win 1981 US Open Hard United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–3
Win 1981 Australian Open Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 7–5
Win 1982 French Open Clay United States Martina Navratilova United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–4
Loss 1982 Wimbledon Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–1
Loss 1983 French Open Clay United States Kathy Jordan South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
Loss 1984 Wimbledon Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–4

Mixed doubles: 5 (5–0)

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

Year-End Championships finals

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1982 New York City Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–3

WTA Tour finals

Singles 4 (0–4)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Virginia Slims (0/2)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/1)
Tier IV & V (0/1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 11 January 1982 Washington, D.C. Carpet United States Martina Navratilova 2–6, 3–6
Loss 2. 1 November 1987 Indianapolis Hard (i) United States Halle Cioffi 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(10–12)
Loss 3. 9 October 1988 New Orleans Hard United States Chris Evert 4–6, 1–6
Loss 4. 24 February 1991 Oklahoma City Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 6–3, 3–6, 2–6

Doubles 69 (32–37)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (5/4)
WTA Championships (0/1)
Virginia Slims (23/31)
Tier I (1/0)
Tier II (1/0)
Tier III (0/1)
Tier IV & V (2/0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 12 March 1978 Dallas Carpet United States Martina Navratilova Australia Evonne Goolagong
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–3, 7–6
Loss 1. 1 October 1978 Atlanta Carpet United States Martina Navratilova France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 2. 8 October 1978 Phoenix Hard United States Martina Navratilova United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Betty Stöve
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Win 2. 12 November 1978 Oldsmar Hard United States Martina Navratilova Australia Kerry Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7–6, 6–3
Loss 3. 18 February 1979 Los Angeles Hard (i) United States Martina Navratilova United States Rosemary Casals
United States Chris Evert
4–6, 6–1, 3–6
Win 3. 4 March 1979 Dallas Carpet United States Martina Navratilova United States Rosemary Casals
United States Chris Evert
7–6, 6–2
Win 4. 12 August 1979 Indianapolis Clay United States Kathy Jordan United States Penny Johnson
United States Paula Smith
6–1, 6–0
Loss 4. 29 September 1979 Atlanta Carpet United States Ann Kiyomura Netherlands Betty Stöve
Australia Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 4–6
Win 5. 28 October 1979 Tampa Hard Romania Virginia Ruzici South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Betty-Ann Stuart
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Win 6. 25 November 1979 Brighton Carpet United States Ann Kiyomura South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Laura duPont
6–2, 6–1
Loss 5. 2 December 1979 Melbourne Grass Australia Dianne Fromholtz United States Billie Jean King
Australia Wendy Turnbull
3–6, 3–6
Loss 6. 10 February 1980 Los Angeles Hard (i) United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
United States Martina Navratilova
6–7, 2–6
Loss 7. 24 February 1980 Detroit Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Billie Jean King
South Africa Ilana Kloss
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Win 7. 13 April 1980 Hilton Head Clay United States Kathy Jordan United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
6–2, 6–1
Win 8. 7 June 1980 French Open Clay United States Kathy Jordan Argentina Ivanna Madruga
Argentina Adriana Villagrán
6–1, 6–0
Win 9. 21 June 1980 Eastbourne Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Pam Shriver
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–4, 6–1
Win 10. 5 July 1980 Wimbledon Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Win 11. 20 July 1980 Montreal Hard United States Pam Shriver United States Ann Kiyomura
South Africa Greer Stevens
3–6, 6–6 ret.
Loss 8. 27 July 1980 Richmond Carpet United States Pam Shriver United States Billie Jean King
United States Martina Navratilova
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Win 12. 10 August 1980 Indianapolis Clay United States Paula Smith Romania Virginia Ruzici
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 13. 21 September 1980 Las Vegas Hard (i) United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
Netherlands Betty Stöve
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 9. 28 September 1980 Atlanta Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
3–6, 1–6
Loss 10. 5 October 1980 Minneapolis Carpet United States Paula Smith United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Candy Reynolds
3–6, 6–4, 1–6
Win 14. 26 October 1980 Brighton Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–3, 7–5
Loss 11. 9 November 1980 Filderstadt Hard (i) United States Kathy Jordan Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Netherlands Betty Stöve
4–6, 5–7
Loss 12. 16 November 1980 Tampa Hard United States Paula Smith United States Rosemary Casals
United States Candy Reynolds
6–7, 5–7
Win 15. 25 January 1981 Cincinnati Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 13. 15 March 1981 Dallas Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
5–7, 4–6
Loss 14. 21 June 1981 Eastbourne Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
7–6, 2–6, 1–6
Loss 15. 3 July 1981 Wimbledon Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 16. 16 August 1981 Richmond Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
6–4, 6–7, 4–6
Loss 17. 23 August 1981 Toronto Hard United States Candy Reynolds United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–7, 6–7
Win 16. 12 September 1981 US Open Hard United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–3
Win 17. 25 October 1981 Brighton Carpet United States Barbara Potter Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
United States Pam Shriver
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 18. 1 November 1981 Filderstadt Hard (i) United States Barbara Potter Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
United States Martina Navratilova
4–6, 1–6
Loss 19. 29 November 1981 Sydney Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
7–6, 2–6, 4–6
Win 18. 5 December 1981 Australian Open Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 7–5
Win 19. 10 January 1982 Washington, D.C. Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 20. 17 January 1982 Cincinnati Carpet United States Pam Shriver United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Ann Kiyomura
2–6, 6–7
Loss 21. 24 January 1982 Seattle Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
5–7, 4–6
Loss 22. 14 February 1982 Kansas City Carpet United States Mary-Lou Piatek United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Win 20. 7 March 1982 Los Angeles Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6–3, 7–5
Win 21. 20 March 1982 Boston Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
7–6, 2–6, 6–4
Loss 23. 28 March 1982 New York City Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 3–6
Loss 24. 18 April 1982 Fort Worth Clay United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
5–7, 3–6
Loss 25. 2 May 1982 Orlando Clay United States Kathy Jordan United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
3–6, 3–6
Win 22. 5 June 1982 French Open Clay United States Martina Navratilova United States Rosemary Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–4
Loss 26. 20 June 1982 Eastbourne Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 4–6
Loss 27. 3 July 1982 Wimbledon Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 1–6
Loss 28. 24 October 1982 Filderstadt Hard (i) United States Candy Reynolds United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
2–6, 3–6
Win 23. 21 November 1982 Brisbane Grass United States Billie Jean King West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
6–3, 6–4
Loss 29. 10 January 1983 Washington, D.C. Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 5–7, 3–6
Loss 30. 20 February 1983 Chicago Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
1–6, 2–6
Loss 31. 20 March 1983 Boston Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Ann Kiyomura
3–6, 1–6
Loss 32. 3 April 1983 Tokyo Carpet United States Kathy Jordan United States Billie Jean King
United States Sharon Walsh
1–6, 1–6
Win 24. 24 April 1983 Orlando Clay United States Billie Jean King United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 1–6, 7–6
Loss 33. 4 June 1983 French Open Clay United States Kathy Jordan South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Candy Reynolds
7–5, 5–7, 2–6
Win 25. 22 April 1984 Amelia Island Clay United States Kathy Jordan United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 34. 7 July 1984 Wimbledon Grass United States Kathy Jordan United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 4–6
Win 26. 31 March 1985 Palm Beach Gardens Clay United States JoAnne Russell Peru Laura Arraya
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
1–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 35. 26 January 1986 Wichita Carpet United States JoAnne Russell United States Kathy Jordan
United States Candy Reynolds
3–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Win 27. 9 March 1986 Hershey Carpet United States Candy Reynolds United States Sandy Collins
United States Kim Sands
7–6(10–8), 6–1
Win 28. 5 October 1986 New Orleans Carpet United States Candy Reynolds Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 36. 2 November 1986 Indianapolis Hard (i) United States Candy Reynolds United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
5–4 ret.
Win 29. 18 February 1990 Chicago Carpet United States Martina Navratilova Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–3
Loss 37. 22 July 1990 Newport Grass United States Patty Fendick South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Gretchen Magers
6–7(7–9), 1–6
Win 30. 12 August 1990 Albuquerque Hard United States Meredith McGrath United States Mareen Louie-Harper
United States Wendy White
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Win 31. 4 November 1990 Oakland Carpet United States Meredith McGrath South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Robin White
2–6, 6–0, 6–4
Win 32. 24 February 1991 Oklahoma City Hard (i) United States Meredith McGrath United States Katrina Adams
Canada Jill Hetherington
6–2, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timeline

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)

Singles

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R QF A A A NH 3R A A A 2R 6–4
French Open A A 3R 3R 4R 4R 1R A 1R 3R A A A A A 11–7
Wimbledon 2R A 2R 2R 2R QF A A 4R 1R 2R A A 2R A 10–9
US Open 2R 4R 4R 1R QF A A A A 1R A 1R 2R A 2R 13–9

Doubles

Tournament 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A W SF A A A NH A A A A SF 12–2
French Open A A A QF W QF W F QF 3R QF A A A A A 28–6
Wimbledon A 1R A 3R W F F A F 1R 3R QF A A 3R A 26–9
US Open 2R 3R 2R 2R SF W QF A A 2R 3R A 3R 1R A 3R 25–11

Mixed doubles

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH NH A A A A 1R 0–1
French Open A QF W QF A A W 3R A A A A A A 13–3
Wimbledon A A 2R 1R W A 3R 3R A 1R A A A A 8–5
US Open SF QF SF W W A A A 1R A 2R 2R A 1R 20–7

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

Education

She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Trinity University and a PhD. in educational psychology from The University of Texas.

Career

Smith is a licensed psychologist in Texas and Massachusetts. She was director of the Learning Center at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. She was the coach of the WTT Boston Lobsters team in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

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.

On August 22, 2012, Smith appeared in an episode of Storage Wars: Texas where she appraised the value of a tennis racket restringing machine that had been won in an auction of a storage unit.

Honors and awards

  • Mary Lowdon Award (Texas) -1974–1977
  • Maureen Connolly Brinker Sportsmanship Award (Memphis, Tennessee) -1976
  • Most Promising Player award by Seventeen – 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, 2002,2018,2019
  • Coach of the WTT Boston Lobsters – 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Received the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational award - 2017
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