Pam Shriver ( born July 4, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former American tennis player.
At age 16, she was in 1978 in the women's final of the U.S. Open after she defeated Martina Navratilova in the semifinals 7-6, 7-6. In the final, but it was defeated then Chris Evert with 5:7 and 4:6. This should be her only Grand Slam final in singles. Overall, Pam Shriver was, however, nine times in the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament ( U.S. Open in 1978, 1982 and 1983; AUS Open 1981 to 1983, Wimbledon in 1981, 1987 and 1988 ) and won on the WTA tour 21 tournaments in singles. The majority of the 1980s about it was one of the ten best female tennis players in the world. Your highest position in the individual world ranking was 3rd place
One of her last great success in the individual was able to record Pam Shriver at the Masters in 1988, where they reached the final and on the way there first in the quarter-finals over Chris Evert in the semifinals and then triumphed over Steffi Graf.
In doubles, she was far more successful. With Martina Navratilova won 20 Grand Slam tournaments (AUS Open 1982 to 1985 and from 1987 to 1989, French Open 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988; Wimbledon from 1981 to 1984 and 1986, U.S. Open 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1987 ), in 1984, even the Grand Slam in doubles. From April 1983 to July 1985, the team Navratilova / Shriver remained 109 matches unbeaten.
Your 21 Grand Slam titles she won in 1991 with Natallja Swerawa at the U.S. Open. In the 1988 Olympics she was also able to win the gold medal with Zina Garrison. Overall, Pam Shriver won 106 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including 78 with Navratilova.
Your only Grand Slam victory in the Mixed she won at the French Open in 1987 at the Emilio Sánchez Vicario page.
In 1994, she retired from tournament tennis and now works as Sportkommentatorin for the BBC, ABC, CBS and ESPN. 2002 Pam Shriver married the former James Bond actor George Lazenby. In August 2008, she filed for divorce.