- Born 7 August 1947
- Birth PlaceMosman, New South Wales
- LivesGreenville, South Carolina, USA
- Height166 cm
- 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
Due to COVID travel concerns, Lleyton Hewitt is delaying his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Former Australian players Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid will be recognised by the International Tennis Hall of Fame later this year.
Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt becomes the 32nd Australian player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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.