Lisa Raymond

University of Florida

2012

Double Delight

The first collegiate player to collect all three Grand Slam titles in a single season (1992), Pennsylvanian Lisa Raymond (b.1973) had won five USTA National Junior titles before accepting an athletic scholarship to University of Florida. Playing for coach Andy Brandi’s Lady Gators, Raymond led the team to its very first NCAA national team championship in 1992, and netted the NCAA Singles title in both 1992 and 1993.

Raymond turned pro in 1993 but retired from single play in 2007 to focus on her real passion – doubles. She collected 16 titles with partner Samantha Stosur, including the French Open that crowned Raymond the 13th player in history to have won all four Grand Slams in women’s doubles. Teamed with Liezel Huber in 2011, they triumphed at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, the US Open and Toray Pan Pacific in Tokyo. 2012 was a banner year. With Huber, Raymond tallied her 75th through 78th doubles titles by prevailing in the WTA Championships in Paris, Doha Qatar, Dubai, and Indian Wells. At Wimbledon, she reached the semi-finals with Huber and won the mixed doubles with Mike Bryan then won the Bronze Medal with Bryan at the 2012 London Olympics.

Career Highlights
    USTA 14-and-under National Doubles title with Jennifer Capriati – 1987
    USTA National Girls’ 18s Doubles title with Erika Delone – 1989
    Maureen Connolly Brinker Award – 1989, 1990
    Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. National 18s – 1990
    TENNIS Magazine Junior of the Year 1990, Collegiate Player of the Year – 1992
    NCAA Grand Slam Singles, Doubles, Team in a single season – 1991-92
    NCAA Singles Champion – 1992, 1993
    Volvo Rookie of the Year – 1992
    Broderick Award – 1992, 1993
    National College Ranking: No. 1 in Singles – 1993
    Honda Award for collegiate tennis – 1993
    Finalist Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year – 1993
    No. 5 on the University of Florida’s list of its 50 All-Time Greatest Athletes
    World Team Tennis MVP and Rookie of the Year for the St. Louis Aces – 1996
    US Open Mixed Doubles Championship with Patrick Galbraith – 1996
    Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship with Leander Paes 1999, Mike Bryan 2012
    United States Fed Cup Team – 1997-98, 2000, 2002-4, 2007-08
    World Team Tennis MVP for the Philadelphia Freedoms – 2001
    ITF World Champion in Women’s Doubles with Rennae Stubbs – 2001
    US Open Mixed Doubles Championship with Mike Bryan – 2002
    Inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” – 2003
    French Open Mixed Doubles Championship with Mike Bryan- 2003
    United States Olympic Team – 2004, 2012
    ITF World Champion in Women’s Doubles with Samantha Stosur – 2005, 2006
    WTA Doubles Team of the Year with Samantha Stosur – 2006
    US Open Doubles title with Liezel Huber – 2011 – making Raymond the oldest woman (age 38) to win a Grand Slam women’s doubles title
    WTA Paris Open, Doha Qatar Open, Dubai Duty Free and Indian Wells PNB Paribas Open Doubles Championships with Liezel Huber – 2012
    Semi-finalist in Women’s Doubles at Wimbledon with Liezel Huber – 2012
    Bronze Medal Mixed Doubles with Mike Bryan London Olympics – 2012
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