PLAYER PROFILE

Kerry Reid

  • Age73
  • Born 7 August 1947
  • Birth PlaceMosman, New South Wales
  • LivesGreenville, South Carolina, USA
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2014

The youngest of four children, Kerry (Melville) Reid won the Australian Open singles title in 1977 (d Dianne Fromholtz) and a further 26 titles during her career.

She was ranked in the world’s top 10 for 12 consecutive years from 1968 to 1979 and held a career-high ranking of No.5, with her chief rivals being Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Chris Evert.

She won the Australian Open doubles crown in 1968 and 1977, and Wimbledon in 1978. In singles she was runner-up to Court at Australian Open 1970, and to King at the 1972 US Open.

She was a member of the Australian team that won the Fed Cup in 1968, and she held a 37-10 win–loss record from 1967 to 1979. She married tennis player Grover “Raz” Reid in 1976, who became her coach. She later retired to South Carolina and has two daughters.

Kerry Reid in the news

Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid honoured in Original 9 Hall of Fame induction
Original 9 members are inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport; photo supplied
19 July, 2021

Trailblazing Australians Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid entered the prestigious International Tennis Hall of Fame when the Original 9 were inducted at Newport.
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Lleyton Hewitt’s International Tennis Hall of Fame induction deferred to 2022
Lleyton Hewitt during a Davis Cup tie in March 2020. Picture: Getty Images
7 May, 2021

Due to COVID travel concerns, Lleyton Hewitt is delaying his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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Trailblazing Aussie women receive International Tennis Hall of Fame honour
Australians Judy Tegart Dalton (L) and Kerry Melville Reid join other members of the Original Nine in posing with their symbolic $1 bills at the 2015 US Open; Getty Images
25 February, 2021

Former Australian players Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid will be recognised by the International Tennis Hall of Fame later this year.
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Lleyton Hewitt confirmed as International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee
ON TOP: Lleyton Hewitt has received the most votes in the International Tennis Hall of Fame fan vote. Picture: Getty Images
25 February, 2021

Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt becomes the 32nd Australian player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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