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Erica Kathleen "Kathy" Horvath (born August 25, 1965) is a retired American professional tennis player.

Contents

1 Career 2 WTA Career finals

2.1 Singles 9: (6–3) 2.2 Doubles 9: (3–6)

3 Grand Slam singles performance timeline 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] She was the youngest player to play in the US Open in 1979 at 14y5d—this record still stands. Horvath was the youngest player to win the U.S. National 16 and under in 1979.[1] She also is the only player to ever win all four age groups in the U.S. Girls Clay Courts in all consecutive years. Horvath played on the WTA Tour from 1981 to 1989, winning six singles titles and reaching a career high rank of No. 10 in 1984.[2][1] She reached the quarterfinals at the French Open in 1983 and 1984. She retired with a 176–154 singles record.[3] Horvath was the only player to defeat Martina Navratilova in the 1983 season (at the 1983 French Open), winning in the fourth round in three sets.[1] Navratilova's coaches (Renee Richards and Nancy Lieberman) argued in the stands over strategy, something Navratilova noticed during the match.[4] Horvath had career victories over Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Manuela Maleeva, Gabriela Sabatini, Dianne Fromholtz, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Mary Joe Fernández, Betty Stöve, and Sylvia Hanika. She was a member of the 1984 US Fed Cup Team. Horvath played in the 1984 Olympics when tennis was reintroduced as a demonstration sport and was the 1st seed. She was coached by renowned Australian coaches Harry Hopman and Nick Bollettieri. After her tennis career she got her BS and MBA at the Wharton School of Business and then worked on Wall Street until 2003. WTA Career finals[edit] Singles 9: (6–3)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (6–3)

Titles by Surface

Hard (0–0)

Grass (0–0)

Clay (2–3)

Carpet (4–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1. 25 January 1981 Montreal Carpet Candy Reynolds 6–4, 7–6

Winner 2. 6 March 1983 Nashville Carpet Marcela Skuherská 6–4, 6–3

Runner-up 1. 23 May 1983 Berlin Clay Chris Evert-Lloyd 4–6, 6–7(1–7)

Winner 3. 13 November 1983 Honolulu Carpet Carling Bassett 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–1)

Runner-up 2. 29 January 1984 Marco Island Clay Bonnie Gadusek 6–3, 0–6, 4–6

Runner-up 3. 20 May 1984 Berlin Clay Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6–7(8–10), 1–6

Winner 4. 10 March 1985 Indianapolis Carpet Elise Burgin 6–2, 6–4

Winner 5. 31 March 1985 Palm Beach Gardens Clay Petra Jauch-Delhees 3–6, 6–3, 6–3

Winner 6. 12 July 1987 Knokke Clay Bettina Bunge 6–1, 7–6(7–5)

Doubles 9: (3–6)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Virginia Slims (3–6)

Titles by Surface

Hard (0–0)

Grass (0–0)

Clay (2–6)

Carpet (1–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. 9 May 1982 Perugia Clay Yvonne Vermaak Billie Jean King Ilana Kloss 2–6, 6–4, 7–6

Winner 2. 7 August 1983 Indianapolis Clay Virginia Ruzici Gigi Fernández Beth Herr 4–6, 7–6, 6–2

Runner-up 1. 20 May 1984 Berlin Clay Virginia Ruzici Anne Hobbs Candy Reynolds 3–6, 6–4, 6–7(11–13)

Runner-up 2. 27 May 1984 Perugia Clay Virginia Ruzici Iva Budařová Helena Suková 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 4–6

Winner 3. 10 March 1985 Indianapolis Carpet Elise Burgin Jennifer Mundel Molly Van Nostrand 6–4, 6–1

Runner-up 3. 28 April 1985 Orlando Clay Elise Burgin Martina Navratilova Pam Shriver 3–6, 1–6

Runner-up 4. 24 May 1987 Strasbourg Clay Marcella Mesker Jana Novotná Catherine Suire 0–6, 2–6

Runner-up 5. 12 July 1987 Knokke Clay Marcella Mesker Bettina Bunge Manuela Maleeva 6–4, 4–6, 4–6

Runner-up 6. 5 October 1987 Athens Clay Dinky Van Rensburg Andrea Betzner Judith Wiesner 4–6, 6–7(0–7)

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

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.

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Career SR

Australian Open A A A A A A A NH A A 1R 0 / 1

French Open A 2R 3R 3R QF QF 3R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 9

Wimbledon A A A 1R A 2R A 3R 1R 1R A 0 / 5

US Open 2R 2R 3R A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R A A 0 / 8

SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 23

Year-end ranking NR NR 28 49 15 29 50 47 37 85 218

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number played.

References[edit]

^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1985). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1985. London: Willow Books. p. 331. ISBN 0002181703.  ^ "WTA Tour".  ^ "ITF Kathy Horvath (USA)". Retrieved 2011-12-05.  ^ Cindy Shmerler (June 3, 2017). "The Tennis Mom Who Put the Blemish in Martina Navratilova's 86-1 Record". The New York Times. 

External links[edit]

Kathleen Horvath at the Women's Tennis Association Kathleen Horvath at the International Tennis Federation Kathleen Horvath at the Fed Cup

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French Open girls' singles champions

Pre Open Era

1953 Christine Brunon 1954 Beatrice de Chambure 1955 Maria-Teresa Reidl 1956 Eliane Launay 1957 Ilse Buding 1958 Francesca Gordigani 1959 Joan Cross 1960 Françoise Dürr 1961 Robyn Ebbern 1962 Kaye Dening 1963 Monique Salfati 1964 Nicole Seghers 1965 Esme Emanuel 1966 Odile de Roubin 1967 Corinne Molesworth

Open Era

1968 Lesley Hunt 1969 Kazuko Sawamatsu 1970 Veronica Burton 1971 Elena Granatourova 1972 Renáta Tomanová 1973 Mima Jaušovec 1974 Mariana Simionescu 1975 Regina Maršíková 1976 Michelle Tyler 1977 Anne Smith 1978 Hana Mandlíková 1979 Lena Sandin 1980 Kathleen Horvath 1981 Bonnie Gadusek 1982 Manuela Maleeva 1983 Pascale Paradis 1984 Gabriela Sabatini 1985 Laura Garrone 1986 Patricia Tarabini 1987 Natalia Zvereva 1988 Julie Halard 1989 Jennifer Capriati 1990 Magdalena Maleeva 1991 Anna Smashnova 1992 Rossana de los Ríos 1993 Martina Hingis 1994 Martina Hingis 1995 Amélie Cocheteux 1996 Amélie Mauresmo 1997 Justine Henin 1998 Nadia Petrova 1999 Lourdes Domínguez 2000 Virginie Razzano 2001 Kaia Kanepi 2002 Angelique Widjaja 2003 Anna-Lena Grönefeld 2004 Sesil Karatantcheva 2005 Ágnes Szávay 2006 Agnieszka Radwańska 2007 Alizé Cornet 2008 Simona Halep 2009 Kristina Mladenovic 2010 Elina Svitolina 2011 Ons Jabeur 2012 Annika Beck 2013 Belinda Bencic 2014 Daria Kasatkina 2015 Paula Badosa Gibert 2016 Rebeka Masarova 20

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