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

Dalton and Reid honoured with Australian Open coin
Judy Teggart Dalton and Kerry Melville Reid feature on the ANZ Commemorative Coin that will feature at AO 2021.
8 February, 2021

Judy Tegart Dalton and Kerry Reid, who played a courageous role in ensuring equality for women’s tennis, receive a special honour at AO 2021.
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Barty achieves long-held goal of reaching top 10
Ash Barty celebrates her third-round victory at Indian Wells (Getty Images)
27 March, 2019

Ash Barty becomes just the ninth Australian woman in the history of the WTA rankings to crack the coveted top 10.
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IWD: a tribute to the Aussie trailblazers
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
8 March, 2016

This International Women's Day, we pay tribute to Aussie duo Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid, integral in the formation of the women's tennis tour.
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Stosur joins the Fed Cup greats
Sam Stosur (R) poses with Anna Karolina Schmiedlova ahead of their reverse singles rubber in the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup World Group II tie in Bratislava; Roman Benicky
8 February, 2016

Sam Stosur's three victories in Fed Cup play against Slovakia have seen her leapfrog tennis legends Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong on the all-time Australian winners…
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