Lori McNeil ( born December 18, 1963 in San Diego, California ) is a former American tennis player. McNeil is a childhood friend of Zina Garrison, together, they achieved great success in doubles with.
- 3.1 singles titles (10 )
Lori McNeil was an elegant serve-and - volley player who had lots of feel. In her 19 - year career, she reached No. 9 (1988), her best world ranking placement in the singles and No. 4 (1987 ) in doubles. She won in 1988 a Grand Slam title in mixed doubles at the French Open ( with Jorge Lozano ). Overall, they won ten titles in singles and 32 in doubles ( inter alia with Martina Navratilova, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Helena Sukova, Gigi Fernandez ).
Your probably biggest success Lori McNeil at Wimbledon in 1994, when she, the world ranking first Steffi Graf sensational defeated in the first round 7-5, 7-6 in the semifinals and only 6:3, 2:6, 8:10 scarce failed due to the eventual tournament champion Conchita Martínez. Her first Grand Slam semi-final she lost in the U.S. Open against Steffi Graf 6-4, 2:6, 4:6 1987. Count counter they also won the 1992 Masters. In the world rankings Second Conchita Martínez she returned the favor in 1995 in Philadelphia, where they defeated in the final in three sets against Graf.
In double McNeil played until 2002 on the tour. On the side of Amanda Coetzer won in 2001 as a 37 -year-old their last title in Oklahoma City.
Grand Slam finals