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Pamela Howard Shriver Lazenby (born July 4, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland), is a former professional tennis player and current sports broadcaster from the United States. During the 1980s and 1990s, she won a total of 22 Grand Slam doubles titles and captured a women's doubles Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games. Subject: The Olympic Rings. ... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The Australian Rod Laver, a candidate for the greatest player of all time This article is about the sport. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City (by John Quincy Adams on a visit in 1827), Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government... The Australian Rod Laver, a candidate for the greatest player of all time This article is about the sport. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... In tennis, a singles player or doubles team is said to have achieved the Grand Slam if they succeed in winning all four of the following championship titles in the same calendar year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ...


Shriver first came to prominence as a 16 year-old amateur player in 1978, when she shocked the tennis world by reaching the women's singles final at the US Open. She stunned the then reigning Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova in the semi-finals, beating her in straight sets 7-6, 7-6. She then lost to Chris Evert in the final 7-5, 6-4. Shriver also won the first of 21 career singles titles in 1978 at Columbus, Ohio. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The United States Open tennis championships, commonly refered 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. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Martina Navratilova (October 18, 1956, in Řevnice, near Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... Chris Evert on a Wheaties pack Christine Marie Evert (b. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location Location in the state of Ohio Government Country State Counties United States Ohio Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 550. ...


The 1978 US Open final was to be the only Grand Slam singles final of Shriver's career. Her most notable successes in future years came in doubles play. She won a total 112 career doubles titles – with 22 of them coming at Grand Slam events. In tennis, a singles player or doubles team is said to have achieved the Grand Slam if they succeed in winning all four of the following championship titles in the same calendar year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam...


Shriver and Navratilova formed one of the all time great women's doubles teams, capturing 7 Australian Open, 5 French Open, 5 Wimbledon and 4 US Open titles. In 1984, the pair captured all four of the Grand Slam women's doubles titles. This was part of a record 109-match winning streak they achieved between 1983 and 1985. The pair were named the WTA Tour's 'Doubles Team of the Year' 9 consecutive times from 1981-1989, and won the WTA Tour Championships title 10 times between 1981 and 1992. This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... 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. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses of the initials WTA, see WTA The Womens Tennis Association, is also known as the WTA Tour, and is to womens tennis what the ATP is to mens tennis. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WTA Tour Championships is a tennis tournament played annually at the end of the season for the top-ranked players on the Womens Tennis Association (WTA) tour. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Shriver won another women's doubles Grand Slam title at the US Open in 1991, partnering with Natasha Zvereva. She was also the 1987 French Open mixed doubles champion with Emilio Sanchez. In 1988, Shriver won a women's doubles Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Seoul, partnering with Zina Garrison. She swept all three Gold Medals (women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles) at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Natalya Natasha Zvereva (Belarusian: Натальля Зьверава, Russian: Наташа Зверева; born April 16, 1971) is a tennis player from Belarus. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Emilio Sánchez (b. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seoul (Sŏul|서울) ) is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ... Zina Lynna Garrison (b. ... The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. ... Aerial view of Havana Havana (Spanish in full: San Cristóbal de La Habana, usually shortened to just La Habana; UN/LOCODE: CU HAV) is the capital of Cuba and, with a population of 2. ...


Shriver reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1985. Throughout the 1980s, she was ranked among the World's Top 10 in women's singles, peaking at World No. 3.


In total, Shriver won 133 top-level titles – 21 in singles and 112 in doubles. She is one of only 5 woman players in the Open Era to win more than 100 career titles. The Open Era in tennis began in 1968, when the Grand Slam events such as the Wimbledon Championships abandoned the longstanding rules of amateurism and allowed professionals to compete. ...


Shriver retired from competitive play in 1994 but has since maintained a presence on the professional tour, mentoring Venus Williams for a while and providing television commentary for ABC, CBS and ESPN in the United States, the BBC in the United Kingdom, and 7 Sport in Australia. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... Venus Williams. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ...


Shriver was elected to serve as President of WTA Tour Players Association from 1991-94. She has also served as President of the USA Tennis Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association. The United States Tennis Association (USTA), previously known as the United States National Lawn Tennis Association, was established by a small group of tennis club members in a meeting held at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City. ...


Shriver was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit tennis museum at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. It maintains a Hall of Fame for prominent personalities and players from the tennis world. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Shriver's first husband, Joe Shapiro, a former Walt Disney company lawyer, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1999. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


In 2002, Shriver married the former James Bond actor George Lazenby. She gave birth to their first child, George Jr., in July 2004. On October 1, 2005, Shriver gave birth to twins, Kate and Sam. She is also a step-mother to George's daughter, Melanie Lazenby, from his previous marriage. The family lives in Brentwood, California. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1953. ... George Lazenby as James Bond 007. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city of Brentwood in Contra Costa County. ...


Shriver is a graduate of McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. She is also a minority owner of the Baltimore Orioles and is extremely active in various charitable organizations. McDonogh School is a private, coeducational, K-12, college-preparatory school located in Owings Mills, Maryland. ... Owings Mills is a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ...


External links

  • WTA Tour profile for Pam Shriver
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame profile
  • Fed Cup record
  • Shriver bio at AllAmericanSpeakers.com

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Pam Shriver - International Tennis Hall of Fame (493 words)
Shriver was named the 1991 WTA tour's comeback player of the year.
In 1988, Shriver was a member of the United States Olympic team and captured the Gold Medal in doubles with partner Zina Garrison in Seoul, Korea.
Shriver is also currently serving her second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association, is President of the USA Tennis Foundation and is a Vice-President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Pam Shriver Speaker - Book Celebrity Talent Agency Speakers Bureau (952 words)
Pam Shriver (born July 4, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland), is a former professional tennis player and current sports broadcaster from the United States.
Shriver first came to prominence as a 16 year-old amateur player in 1978, when she shocked the tennis world by reaching the women's singles final at the US Open.
Shriver retired from competitive play in 1994 but has since maintained a presence on the professional tour, mentoring Venus Williams for a while and providing television commentary for ABC, CBS and ESPN in the United States, the BBC in the United Kingdom, and 7 Sport in Australia.
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