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Lori McNeil

Lori McNeil
Country 23x15px United States
Residence Houston, Texas, USA
Born (1963-12-18) December 18, 1963 (age 52)
San Diego, California, USA
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Turned pro 1983
Retired 2002
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money $3,441,604
Singles
Career record 436–309
Career titles 10 WTA
Highest ranking No. 9 (July 4, 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1987)
French Open 3R (1988, 1992, 1994)
Wimbledon SF (1994)
US Open SF (1987)
Doubles
Career record 605–335
Career titles 33 WTA
Highest ranking No. 4 (November 9, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1987)
French Open QF (1987, 1992, 1993)
Wimbledon SF (1987)
US Open SF (1995, 1996)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1997)
French Open W (1988)
Wimbledon F (1994)
US Open QF (1992)

Lori McNeil (born December 18, 1963, in San Diego, California) is an African American tennis coach and former professional tennis player from the United States. McNeil was a childhood friend of fellow African-American pro Zina Garrison. Lori's father Charlie McNeil played professional football with the San Diego Chargers in the 1960s.

Career

McNeil played on the WTA Tour for 19 years from 1983–2002. During that time she won one Grand Slam mixed doubles title at the French Open in 1988 (partnering Jorge Lozano). She won a total of 10 singles and 33 doubles titles during her career. Her career-high world rankings were World No. 9 in singles (in 1988), and World No. 4 in doubles (in 1987).

McNeil is perhaps best remembered for her results against Steffi Graf. In 1992, McNeil defeated Graf 7–5, 6–4 in the first round of the WTA Tour Championships, marking the first time since 1985 that Graf had lost in the opening round of a tournament. Then, in 1994, McNeil beat Graf 7–5, 7–6 (7–5) in the first round at Wimbledon, marking the first time in Grand Slam history that a defending-champion suffered a first round loss.

That year, McNeil went on to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon before losing to eventual-champion Conchita Martínez 3–6, 6–2, 10–8. This equalled McNeil's best-ever Grand Slam singles performance – she also reached the semi-finals at the US Open in 1987 (after defeating six-time champion Chris Evert in the quarterfinals) where she lost to Graf 4–6, 6–2, 6–4.

Grand Slam finals

Women's doubles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1987 Australian Open Grass 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Martina Navratilova
23x15px Pam Shriver
6–1, 6–0

Mixed doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1987 French Open Clay 23x15px Sherwood Stewart 23x15px Pam Shriver
23x15px Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 1988 French Open Clay 23x15px Jorge Lozano 23x15px Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
23x15px Michiel Schapers
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1992 French Open Clay 23x15px Bryan Shelton 23x15px Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
23x15px Mark Woodforde
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1994 Wimbledon Grass 23x15px T. J. Middleton 23x15px Helena Suková
23x15px Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 7–5, 6–3

WTA Tour Finals

Singles: 21 (10–11)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (1–0)
Tier III (2–2)
Tier IV (2–1)
Tier V (3–2)
Virginia Slims (2–5)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–3)
Grass (4–2)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (2–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. February 24, 1986 Oklahoma City Carpet (I) 23x15px Marcella Mesker 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 2. July 14, 1986 Newport Grass 23x15px Pam Shriver 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. September 15, 1986 Tampa Hard 23x15px Zina Garrison 2–6, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 2. September 22, 1986 Tulsa Hard 23x15px Beth Herr 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 3. February 9, 1987 Oklahoma City Hard 23x15px Elizabeth Smylie 6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. March 29, 1987 Piscataway Carpet (I) 23x15px Helena Suková 0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. September 28, 1987 New Orleans Carpet (I) 23x15px Chris Evert 3–6, 5–7
Winner 3. February 22, 1988 Oklahoma City Carpet (I) 23x15px Brenda Schultz 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. May 16, 1988 Geneva Clay 23x15px Barbara Paulus 4–6, 7–5, 1–6
Winner 4. July 11, 1988 Newport Grass 23x15px Barbara Potter 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7. January 30, 1989 Tokyo Carpet (I) 23x15px Martina Navratilova 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 5. August 14, 1989 Albuquerque Hard 23x15px Elna Reinach 6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. February 11, 1991 Denver Carpet (I) 23x15px Manon Bollegraf 6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. April 8, 1991 Tokyo Hard 23x15px Sabine Appelmans 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 8. July 22, 1991 Westchester Hard 23x15px Isabelle Demongeot 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. February 17, 1992 Oklahoma City Hard (I) 23x15px Zina Garrison 5–7, 6–3, 5–7(10)
Winner 8. June 15, 1992 Eastbourne Grass 23x15px Linda Wild 6–4, 6–4
Winner 9. June 7, 1993 Birmingham Grass 23x15px Zina Garrison 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 10. June 6, 1994 Birmingham Grass 23x15px Zina Garrison 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 10. June 12, 1995 Birmingham Grass 23x15px Zina Garrison 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. November 6, 1995 Philadelphia Carpet (I) 23x15px Steffi Graf 1–6, 6–4, 3–6

Doubles: 64 (33–31)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (3–2)
Tier II (4–8)
Tier III (8–5)
Tier IV (4–2)
Tier V (4–3)
Virginia Slims (10–10)
Titles by surface
Hard (13–9)
Grass (4–3)
Clay (6–7)
Carpet (10–12)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. September 26, 1983 Bakersfield Hard 23x15px Kylie Copeland 23x15px Ann Henricksson
23x15px Patricia Medrado
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. April 1, 1985 Seabrook Island Clay 23x15px Elise Burgin 23x15px Svetlana Parkhomenko
23x15px Larisa Savchenko
1–6, 3–6
Winner 2. October 21, 1985 Brighton Carpet (I) 23x15px Catherine Suire 23x15px Barbara Potter
23x15px Helena Suková
4–6, 7–6(3), 6–4
Runner-up 2. February 24, 1986 Oklahoma City Carpet (I) 23x15px Catherine Suire 23x15px Marcella Mesker
23x15px Pascale Paradis
6–2, 6–7(1), 1–6
Runner-up 3. October 6, 1986 Zürich Carpet (I) 23x15px Alycia Moulton 23x15px Steffi Graf
23x15px Gabriela Sabatini
6–1, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. October 27, 1986 Indianapolis Hard (I) 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Candy Reynolds
23x15px Anne Smith
4–5 ret.
Winner 4. November 10, 1986 San Juan Hard 23x15px Mercedes Paz 23x15px Gigi Fernández
23x15px Robin White
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 5. December 1, 1986 Buenos Aires Clay 23x15px Mercedes Paz 23x15px Manon Bollegraf
23x15px Nicole Jagerman
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 4. January 12, 1987 Australian Open Grass 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Martina Navratilova
23x15px Pam Shriver
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 5. February 9, 1987 Oklahoma City Hard 23x15px Kim Sands 23x15px Svetlana Parkhomenko
23x15px Larisa Savchenko
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. March 23, 1987 Washington, D.C. Carpet (I) 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Elise Burgin
23x15px Pam Shriver
1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 6. March 29, 1987 Piscataway Carpet (I) 23x15px Gigi Fernández 23x15px Betsy Nagelsen
23x15px Elizabeth Smylie
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 7. April 6, 1987 Hilton Head Island Clay 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Mercedes Paz
23x15px Eva Pfaff
6–7(6), 5–7
Runner-up 8. April 20, 1987 Houston Clay 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Kathy Jordan
23x15px Martina Navratilova
2–6, 4–6
Winner 7. July 13, 1987 Newport Grass 23x15px Gigi Fernández 23x15px Anne Hobbs
23x15px Kathy Jordan
7–6(5), 7–5
Runner-up 9. August 10, 1987 Los Angeles Hard 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Martina Navratilova
23x15px Pam Shriver
3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. August 17, 1987 Toronto Hard 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
23x15px Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2
Winner 9. August 24, 1987 Mahwah Hard 23x15px Gigi Fernández 23x15px Anne Hobbs
23x15px Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. September 28, 1987 New Orleans Carpet (I) 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Peanut Louie Harper
23x15px Heather Ludloff
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. October 12, 1987 Filderstadt Carpet (I) 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Martina Navratilova
23x15px Pam Shriver
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. November 9, 1987 Chicago Carpet (I) 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
23x15px Helena Suková
4–6, 3–6
Winner 11. February 8, 1988 Dallas Carpet (I) 23x15px Eva Pfaff 23x15px Gigi Fernández
23x15px Zina Garrison
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 12. February 29, 1988 San Antonio Hard 23x15px Helena Suková 23x15px Rosalyn Fairbank
23x15px Gretchen Magers
6–3, 6–7(5), 6–2
Winner 13. April 4, 1988 Hilton Head Island Clay 23x15px Martina Navratilova 23x15px Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
23x15px Gabriela Sabatini
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 12. April 18, 1988 Houston Clay 23x15px Martina Navratilova 23x15px Katrina Adams
23x15px Zina Garrison
7–6(4), 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 13. July 11, 1988 Newport Grass 23x15px Gigi Fernández 23x15px Rosalyn Fairbank
23x15px Barbara Potter
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. October 3, 1988 New Orleans Hard 23x15px Betsy Nagelsen 23x15px Beth Herr
23x15px Candy Reynolds
4–6, 4–6
Winner 14. October 24, 1988 Brighton Carpet (I) 23x15px Betsy Nagelsen 23x15px Isabelle Demongeot
23x15px Nathalie Tauziat
7–6(5), 2–6, 7–6(4)
Winner 15. November 7, 1988 Chicago Carpet (I) 23x15px Betsy Nagelsen 23x15px Larisa Savchenko
23x15px Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 15. November 28, 1988 Adelaide Hard 23x15px Jana Novotná 23x15px Sylvia Hanika
23x15px Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
5–7, 7–6(4), 4–6
Winner 16. February 27, 1989 Oklahoma City Hard (I) 23x15px Betsy Nagelsen 23x15px Elise Burgin
23x15px Elizabeth Smylie
w/o
Runner-up 16. March 20, 1989 Key Biscayne Hard 23x15px Gigi Fernández 23x15px Jana Novotná
23x15px Helena Suková
6–7(5), 4–6
Runner-up 17. April 24, 1989 Houston Clay 23x15px Gigi Fernández 23x15px Katrina Adams
23x15px Zina Garrison
3–6, 4–6
Winner 17. May 22, 1989 Geneva Clay 23x15px Katrina Adams 23x15px Larisa Savchenko
23x15px Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 18. July 17, 1989 Newport Grass 23x15px Gigi Fernández 23x15px Elizabeth Smylie
23x15px Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 6–7(5), 7–5
Winner 19. October 23, 1989 Brighton Carpet (I) 23x15px Katrina Adams 23x15px Hana Mandlíková
23x15px Jana Novotná
4–6, 7–6(7), 6–4
Winner 20. October 30, 1989 Indianapolis Hard (I) 23x15px Katrina Adams 23x15px Claudia Porwik
23x15px Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 18. February 11, 1991 Denver Carpet (I) 23x15px Patty Fendick 23x15px Lise Gregory
23x15px Gretchen Rush
4–6, 4–6
Winner 21. May 20, 1991 Strasbourg Clay 23x15px Stephanie Rehe 23x15px Manon Bollegraf
23x15px Mercedes Paz
6–7(2), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 19. July 22, 1991 Westchester Hard 23x15px Katrina Adams 23x15px Rosalyn Fairbank
23x15px Lise Gregory
5–7, 4–6
Winner 22. September 30, 1991 Milan Carpet (I) 23x15px Sandy Collins 23x15px Sabine Appelmans
23x15px Raffaella Reggi
7–6(0), 6–3
Runner-up 20. October 7, 1991 Zürich Carpet (I) 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Jana Novotná
23x15px Andrea Strnadová
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 21. October 21, 1991 Brighton Carpet (I) 23x15px Zina Garrison 23x15px Pam Shriver
23x15px Natasha Zvereva
1–6, 2–6
Winner 23. February 17, 1992 Oklahoma City Hard (I) 23x15px Nicole Provis 23x15px Katrina Adams
23x15px Manon Bollegraf
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(6)
Runner-up 22. May 18, 1992 Strasbourg Clay 23x15px Mercedes Paz 23x15px Patty Fendick
23x15px Andrea Strnadová
3–6, 4–6
Winner 24. June 8, 1992 Birmingham Grass 23x15px Rennae Stubbs 23x15px Sandy Collins
23x15px Elna Reinach
5–7, 6–3, 8–6
Winner 25. August 17, 1992 Montreal Hard 23x15px Rennae Stubbs 23x15px Gigi Fernández
23x15px Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 23. January 11, 1993 Sydney Hard 23x15px Rennae Stubbs 23x15px Pam Shriver
23x15px Elizabeth Smylie
6–7(4), 2–6
Runner-up 24. February 1, 1993 Tokyo Carpet (I) 23x15px Rennae Stubbs 23x15px Martina Navratilova
23x15px Helena Suková
4–6, 3–6
Winner 26. June 7, 1993 Birmingham Grass 23x15px Martina Navratilova 23x15px Pam Shriver
23x15px Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 6–4
Winner 27. March 28, 1994 Hilton Head Island Clay 23x15px Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 23x15px Gigi Fernández
23x15px Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 4–1 ret.
Winner 28. May 16, 1994 Strasbourg Clay 23x15px Rennae Stubbs 23x15px Patricia Tarabini
23x15px Caroline Vis
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 25. March 6, 1995 Delray Beach Hard 23x15px Larisa Neiland 23x15px Mary Joe Fernández
23x15px Jana Novotná
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 26. October 16, 1995 Brighton Carpet (I) 23x15px Helena Suková 23x15px Meredith McGrath
23x15px Larisa Neiland
5–7, 1–6
Winner 29. October 30, 1995 Oakland Carpet (I) 23x15px Helena Suková 23x15px Katrina Adams
23x15px Zina Garrison
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 30. November 6, 1995 Philadelphia Carpet (I) 23x15px Helena Suková 23x15px Meredith McGrath
23x15px Larisa Neiland
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 27. January 8, 1996 Sydney Hard 23x15px Helena Suková 23x15px Lindsay Davenport
23x15px Mary Joe Fernández
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 28. February 19, 1996 Essen Carpet (I) 23x15px Helena Suková 23x15px Meredith McGrath
23x15px Larisa Neiland
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 29. June 10, 1996 Birmingham Grass 23x15px Nathalie Tauziat 23x15px Elizabeth Smylie
23x15px Linda Wild
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 30. November 11, 1996 Philadelphia Carpet (I) 23x15px Nicole Arendt 23x15px Lisa Raymond
23x15px Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 31. October 26, 1998 Quebec City Hard (I) 23x15px Kimberly Po 23x15px Chanda Rubin
23x15px Sandrine Testud
6–7(3), 7–5, 6–4
Winner 32. February 19, 2001 Oklahoma City Hard (I) 23x15px Amanda Coetzer 23x15px Janet Lee
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6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Runner-up 31. May 21, 2001 Strasbourg Clay 23x15px Amanda Coetzer 23x15px Silvia Farina Elia
23x15px Iroda Tulyaganova
1–6, 6–7(0)
Winner 33. September 10, 2001 Bahia Hard 23x15px Amanda Coetzer 23x15px Nicole Arendt
23x15px Patricia Tarabini
6–7(8), 6–2, 6–4

Grand Slam tournament timeline

Singles

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR
Australian Open A A 2R LQ 1R NH QF 4R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R A 3R 2R 1R A A 0 / 12
French Open A A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R A 1R 1R A 0 / 14
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R QF 2R 3R 4R 3R 3R 3R 2R SF 1R 3R 1R 3R A 0 / 15
US Open LQ A LQ 4R 1R 1R SF 3R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 15
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 56
Career statistics
Year end ranking NR NR 144 97 93 14 11 13 37 52 19 15 25 17 34 83 305 91 869

Doubles

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R NH F A QF 3R 3R 3R QF A QF 1R 3R A A A A QF 0 / 13
French Open A 1R 2R 1R QF 3R 2R 3R 1R QF QF 3R 1R A 2R 2R A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 17
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 1R SF QF QF 3R QF QF QF 3R QF 2R 3R 3R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 19
US Open A 2R 3R 3R QF QF 1R QF 3R QF QF A SF SF 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 18
SR 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 67
Career statistics
Year end ranking 72 33 28 4 10 16 22 19 14 12 15 15 13 37 50 95 58 29 89

Mixed doubles

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR
Australian Open NH QF 1R A 1R 1R 1R A A QF 2R SF A A A A 1R 0 / 9
French Open 1R F W 1R 1R 1R F 2R 3R 2R A 2R QF A A A A 1 / 12
Wimbledon A 1R QF SF 3R 1R SF 2R F 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 15
US Open 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1R QF 1R A 1R 1R 1R A A 1R A A 0 / 11
SR 0 / 2 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 47
  • NH = tournament not held.
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

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