Meghann Shaughnessy

Meghann Shaughnessy ( born April 13, 1979 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American tennis player.

  • 2.2.1 Tournament Win

Life and career

Meghann Shaughnessy has three siblings. She hates flying, which unfortunately brings the professional tennis with him. Her hobbies waterskiing heard. My uncle Dan Shaughnessy is a columnist for the Boston Globe and has written a book about the Boston Red Sox.

She started at the age of seven years with the tennis games. In April 1996, she joined the professional circus. In 1996 she was a finalist at the junior tournament of the French Open. Its strengths include the surcharge. At their best time, she was able to serve more than 20 aces per match.

She had already won six ITF single titles, before they could celebrate their first victory on the WTA Tour in Shanghai in 2000. In 1998, she climbed for the first time among the top 100 in the world rankings. In 2001, she was among the 20 best in the world, reaching their highest position in September (Rank 11).

She has won six WTA tournaments in singles. At Grand Slam tournaments she reached the semi-finals twice, in 2005 in Paris and 2006 in Melbourne.

Even more successful they played doubles. With various partners, she won 17 titles on the WTA Tour - 2004 alone, seven on the side of Nadia Petrova, with which they also double World Champion in 2004.

From the beginning, Shaughnessy was by Rafael Font de Mora, who was himself a professional tennis player, trained and managed. At 14, Shaughnessy moved into his apartment, broke away from her divorced parents and dropped out of school. When the parents found out about it, that 17-year- old daughter had a relationship with her much older coach, they were less than pleased. But they wanted to exert no trial because they feared their daughter would be isolated even more from them.

The relationship between Font de Mora and Shaughnessy, which was so narrow that this testified that he would even his tennis school in Tampa, Florida sell, to allow his protégé in not so successful times playing tennis, was officially declared 2002 to be over. But a short time later Shaughnessy returned to Font de Mora, who should only be their coach.

Shaughnessy, who always had weight problems, spent up to five hours a day in the gym and thereby increased their muscle mass by 20 pounds. By his own admission gave her training in the studio a lot of fun.

She was also training partner of the German rising star Anna -Lena Grönefeld, with whom she has collaborated Tennis Academy in de Moras and also denied tournaments. Your first joint title brought the two in September 2005 at the WTA tournament in Bali. Also Grönefeld was said to have a relationship with Font de Mora.

As of 2006, Shaughnessy was trained by the Australian Andrew Florent. They continued to play doubles with Grönefeld with which she won the tournament in Acapulco and 2006 reached the semifinals of the Australian Open. In the individual it ran 2006 to Tournament Acapulco (only two wins) not so good: Shaughnessy suffered in 13 tournaments eleven Erstrundenniederlagen. With their two tournament victories in Rabat and Forest Hills but she struggled back among the 40 best in the world.

In May 2007 it was reported Shaughnessy had returned to Font de Mora and the two got married.

In the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009 they had ( worse for wear since the end of 2007) expose long due to an injury in the knee. After that, they played eight WTA tournaments with only moderate success, apart from her 16th doubles title, which she won at the side of Virginia Ruano Pascual in Warsaw. Since 2010 she performed exclusively in the doubles competition. In Paris it secured in February 2011 along with Bethanie Mattek -Sands against Vera Dushevina and Ekaterina Makarova her 17th and final preliminary WTA title. Since the Wimbledon tournament in 2011, it is no longer competed in the doubles.



Tournament Win


  • 2001: Hamburg (Winner: Venus Williams)
  • 2001: Scottsdale (Winner: Lindsay Davenport )
  • 2002: Sydney ( winner Martina Hingis )
  • 2005: Memphis ( winner: Wera Swonarjowa )


Tournament Win

Timeline ( Single)