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Kelly Jones (tennis)

Kelly Jones
Country 23x15px United States
Residence Tampa, Florida
Born (1964-03-31) March 31, 1964 (age 51)
Fort Gordon, Georgia
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Turned pro 1986
Retired 1998
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $1,168,278
Singles
Career record 48–84
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 86 (August 13, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1993)
French Open 2R (1990)
Wimbledon 3R (1990)
US Open 2R (1987, 1988, 1990)
Doubles
Career record 220–204
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 1 (October 12, 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1992)
French Open 2R (1990, 1995. 1996)
Wimbledon 3R (1992)
US Open F (1992)
Last updated on: March 23, 2012.

Kelly Jones (born March 31, 1964, in Fort Gordon, Georgia) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who was ranked the World No. 1 men's doubles player in 1992. He is currently the Head Men's Tennis Coach at Furman University in Greenville, SC.

Biography

Jones played varsity tennis at Pepperdine University from 1982 to 1985, where he won the NCAA Division 1 doubles title in 1984 and 1985. He was a member of the US Olympic tennis team in 1984.

Jones joined the professional tour in 1986. He won his first top-level doubles title in 1987 at Auckland.

In 1988, Jones finished runner-up in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering Gretchen Magers.

Jones was runner-up in the men's doubles at both the Australian Open and the US Open in 1992, partnering Rick Leach. In October that year, he reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking.

After 12 years on the professional tour, Jones retired in 1998. During his career, he won eight top-level doubles titles. Jones also won one tour singles event in Singapore, where he captured the title twice in 1989 and 1990. His best singles performance at a Grand Slam event was at the 1993 Australian Open, where he reached the fourth round. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 86 (in 1990). Jones' career prize-money earnings totalled US$1,165,009.

Since retiring from the tour, Jones has coached some high-profile players including Mardy Fish, Xavier Malisse and James Blake.

Jones is married to another former professional tennis player, Tami Whitlinger.

Career highlights

Singles finals (2 titles - 0 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. May 1, 1989 Singapore Hard Template:Country data ISR Amos Mansdorf 6–1, 7–5
Winner 2. May 7, 1990 Singapore Hard 23x15px Richard Fromberg 6–4, 2–6, 7–6

Doubles finals (8 titles - 10 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–2)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–1)
ATP Championship Series (2–0)
ATP Tour (6–7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–5)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (2–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. January 12, 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard 23x15px Brad Pearce 23x15px Carl Limberger
23x15px Mark Woodforde
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1. February 9, 1987 Lyon, France Carpet 23x15px David Pate 23x15px Guy Forget
23x15px Yannick Noah
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. October 19, 1987 Toulouse, France Hard (i) 23x15px Patrik Kühnen 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Michiel Schapers
2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. July 11, 1988 Newport, U.S. Grass 23x15px Peter Lundgren 23x15px Scott Davis
23x15px Dan Goldie
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 3. November 20, 1989 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard (i) 23x15px Joey Rive 23x15px Luke Jensen
23x15px Richey Reneberg
0–6, 4–6
Winner 3. January 15, 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard 23x15px Robert Van't Hof Template:Country data ISR Gilad Bloom
23x15px Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–0
Winner 4. February 12, 1990 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Robert Van’t Hof 23x15px Glenn Layendecker
23x15px Richey Reneberg
2–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. June 25, 1990 Manchester, England Grass 23x15px Nick Brown 23x15px Mark Kratzmann
23x15px Jason Stoltenberg
3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 5. October 22, 1990 Lyon, France Carpet 23x15px Patrick Galbraith 23x15px Jim Grabb
23x15px David Pate
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. November 4, 1991 Paris, France Carpet 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px John Fitzgerald
23x15px Anders Järryd
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. January 13, 1992 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard 23x15px Scott Davis 23x15px Sergio Casal
23x15px Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. January 27, 1992 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px Todd Woodbridge
23x15px Mark Woodforde
4–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. April 13, 1992 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px John Fitzgerald
23x15px Anders Järryd
0–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 7. August 24, 1992 New Haven, U.S. Hard 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px Patrick McEnroe
23x15px Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–7, 6–2
Runner-up 8. September 14, 1992 U.S. Open, New York Hard 23x15px Rick Leach 23x15px Jim Grabb
23x15px Richey Reneberg
6–3, 6–7, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. May 10, 1993 Tampa, U.S. Clay 23x15px Todd Martin 23x15px Jared Palmer
23x15px Derrick Rostagno
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. May 5, 1997 Atlanta, U.S. Clay 23x15px Scott Davis 23x15px Jonas Björkman
23x15px Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–7
Winner 8. May 26, 1997 St. Poelten, Austria Clay 23x15px Scott Melville 23x15px Luke Jensen
23x15px Murphy Jensen
6–2, 7–6

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A NH 2R 2R 3R 2R SF F 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 11 18–11
French Open A A A A A A 2R A 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 6 3–6
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R A 2R 1R 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 11 4–11
U.S. Open 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R SF 2R F 3R 3R QF 2R 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 14 21–14
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 42 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–3 6–4 6–3 12–4 3–3 3–3 6–4 2–4 1–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 46–42
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
QF SF 1R 1R A A 1R SF A A A A A A A A A 0 / 6 8–6
Miami 3R 2R 2R 2R A 2R 2R 2R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 7 3–7
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome A A 1R A A A 2R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Hamburg A A 2R A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Canada 2R A SF 1R A 1R 2R 2R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 6 5–5
Cincinnati A A 2R 1R A A 2R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 3 1–3
Stuttgart (Stockholm) QF QF QF A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 3 4–3
Paris 2R F 2R A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 3 5–3
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 5 0 / 4 0 / 8 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 31 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 6–5 9–4 3–8 0–4 0–0 1–2 4–4 4–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 27–30
Year End Ranking 252 304 94 64 65 135 22 37 5 130 138 87 90 73 1466 712 967 624 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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