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Encyclopedia > Jo Durie
Jo Durie
Country England
Residence
Date of birth July 27, 1960 (1960-07-27) (age 46)
Place of birth Bristol
Height
Weight
Turned Pro 1978
Retired 1995
Plays
Career Prize Money
Singles
Career record:
Career titles:
Highest ranking: 5
Grand Slam results
Australian Open quarter finals 1983
French Open semi finals 1983
Wimbledon quarter finals 1984
U.S. Open Semi finals 1983
Doubles
Career record:
Career titles: mixed doubles Wimbledon 1987, Australian Open 1991
Highest ranking:

Jo Durie (born July 27, 1960, in Bristol, UK) is a former world Top 5 professional tennis player from the United Kingdom. During her career, she won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article is about the English city. ... The Australian Open tennis tournament, now held annually during the last two weeks of January, but formerly held in December in many years, is chronologically the first of the worlds four major tournaments which together constitute the Grand Slam. ... For the golf tournament, see Open de France. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest event in the sport of tennis and is widely considered to be the most prestigious. ... The United States Open tennis tournament, commonly referred to as the U.S. Open (or as simply the Open in the U.S. only), is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam tennis tournaments. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article is about the English city. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. ...


Durie turned professional in 1978. As a singles player, she reached the semi-finals at both the French Open and the US Open in 1983. She was also a quarter-finalist at the Australian Open in 1983 and at Wimbledon in 1984. She won two top-level singles titles (both in 1983) at Mahwah, New Jersey and Sydney. Her career-high singles ranking was World No. 5. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... For the article about the U.S. Open 2006, click here. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Map highlighting Mahwahs location within Bergen County. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney. ...


Partnering her fellow British player Jeremy Bates, Durie won the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon in 1987 and the Australian Open in 1991. She also won four women's doubles titles during her career. Michael Jeremy Bates (born June 19, 1962 in Solihull, England) is a former professional tennis player from the United Kingdom. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Durie was ranked the No. 1 British player for most of her career. She won the British national singles titles six times and the national doubles title eight times.


After retiring from the professional tour in 1995, Durie has worked as a TV tennis commentator and currently coaches Elena Baltacha. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Elena Baltacha Elena Baltacha (Ukrainian: Олена Балтача; born August 14, 1983 in Kiev, Ukraine) is a Scottish tennis player. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
BBC - Press Office - Jo Durie (129 words)
Wimbledon commentator Jo is a former British number one who reached a world ranking of 5 in 1983.
During that time Jo won two tour titles in 1983 at Mahwah New Jersey and Sydney and in the same year also reached the semi-finals of the US Open and Roland Garros.
Jo won seven national titles, reached the ladies' singles quarter-finals of Wimbledon and, with Jeremy Bates, took the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1987 and at the Australian Open in 1991.
Formula 1 - Justine and Amelie the two to beat - Eurosport (1338 words)
Durie's prediction: I think it is a bit unfair to ask too much of Serena as she has been in and out of tennis so much lately, and again, she is in such a tough part of the draw.
Durie for one is a fan: "She played so well in the first half of the year, and if she can overcome her recent injury problems she could be dangerous," she said.
Durie's prediction: Vaidisova is in the same part of the draw as Kuznetsova and Dementieva but she could sneak though.
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