Pam Shriver
American tennis [player]
Pam Shriver
Pamela Howard Shriver, is a former American professional tennis player and currently a tennis broadcaster for ESPN. During the 1980s and 1990s, she won 133 top-level titles, including 21 women's doubles titles and one mixed doubles title at Grand Slam tournaments. She also won a women's doubles gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul with Zina Garrison as her partner, although her usual doubles partner was Martina Navratilova.
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What should we expect from Sharapova when she comes back?
ABC News - 5 months
After 15 months away from tennis, what kind of impact will Maria Sharapova have when she returns next spring? Two ESPN analysts, Brad Gilbert and Pam Shriver -- formidable former professionals both -- have widely differing views. "Yes," Shriver said Tuesday from her southern California home, "she can still win majors." Gilbert, speaking some 350 miles to the north, wasn't so sure. "I think it's going to be really difficult for her," he said. "Fifteen months is a long, long time." The Court of Arbitration for Sport -- the highest governing authority in sports -- reduced the previous two-year drug suspension of the International Tennis Federation to 15 months. That means Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, will be eligible to come back April 25, 2017, one week after her 30th birthday. Essentially, the reduction means Sharapova will miss only four Grand Slam events (plus the Olympics), as opposed to the eight originally...
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Straight Sets: Against Williams, Challenge Begins With the Serve
NYTimes - over 3 years
Chris Evert and Pam Shriver weigh in on how to compete against Serena Williams’s serve, considered to be the best in the history of women’s tennis.     
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Brothers Keep Alive Chase For 'Bryan Slam'
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
LONDON — All this talk about no Americans left at Wimbledon strikes Mike and Bob Bryan as sort of odd. After their semifinal victory – on the Fourth of July, no less – these 35-year-old identical twins from California are one win away from becoming the first team in the history of Open-era tennis to hold all four major titles at the same time. "The Bryan Slam," they'll call it, but don't look for that news to knock baseball, hot-dog-eating contests or Andy Murray out of the headlines in either the United States or Britain. The Bryan brothers play doubles, and despite their history making success, they live in a world where their games aren't fully appreciated and fame is hard to come by. "The hardcore tennis fan loves doubles, but the casual sports fan doesn't know enough about it," Mike Bryan said. "They love stars. Doubles players aren't stars." If their list of accomplishments belonged to a singles player, they'd be considered among the best of all tim ...
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007′s License To Drink: Court Overturns George Lazenby’s Booze Ban In Divorce Against Ex-Pam Shriver
Radar Online - over 3 years
It was one of the most bitter divorce battles to hit Hollywood in recent years, but peace has finally broken out between James Bond star George Lazenby and his five-time Wimbledon doubles champion ex-wife, Pam Shriver. The pair have gone to a Los Angeles court in January, can reveal, to have a judge overturn a booze ban that Shriver, 50, had insisted a judge impose on 73-year-old Lazenby, who she previously claimed was an alcoholic. And Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Willett agreed to sign off on 007′s license to drink! “Respondent is restrained and enjoined from consuming alcohol 12 hours prior to his custodial time with the minor children and during his custodial time with the children… is herby vacated,” a stipulation and order document, signed off by the pair on Jan. 10, states. PHOTOS: Celebs Who Have Battled Drinking Problems During the couple’s contention court battle, Shriver had ripped the lid of the Queanbeyan-raised Lazenby’s battle with th ...
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Check out the pic of President Bush 41 I was just emailed! Out and About!
Fox News - almost 4 years
“President and Mrs. Bush had lunch yesterday with some old friends — Chris Evert, Pam Shriver ( both in the photo) and Chris’ sister, Clare Evert Shane.”  
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The wild side of Wimbledon
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
The wild side of Wimbledon Walking home through the leafy, exclusive neighborhood surrounding Wimbledon, I was stunned at the sight of such a beautiful creature. Just as the other Grand Slam events carry a palpable identity - the steamy hardcourts of Melbourne, the crushed red brick of Roland Garros, the teeming humanity of New York - Wimbledon has a feel, a scent, always connected to nature. Removed by a half-hour train ride from cosmopolitan London, Wimbledon is a slice of countryside England, rich in woods, vegetation and well-kept gardens. The tennis means jam-packed crowds, the lure of shopping and an adventure into fast-food concessions, but the overriding theme is green: the seats, the buildings, the ivy-colored walls. Wandering about the 19 grass courts is a sensual experience, and every match - even if between obscure juniors - carries a distinct sense of privilege. Foxes hanging out, swapping trash-raid stories and muttering, "Smell these lovely cou ...
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S Open Tennis Players Say It's Time for Change - The Epoch Times
Google News - over 5 years
Rafael Nadal voiced his concern to ESPN's Pam Shriver, which was aired during the rain delay: “The health of the players is important, and we don't feel protected.” He went on to say, “If I have to play [when it's] raining, I cannot accept that
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U.S. Open schedule may needs tweaking - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
"Even though on a rainy week it seems so obvious, when you look at a not-for-profit and all the USTA tries to do, it's a really tough call," ESPN analyst Pam Shriver told the New York Times. "It's based on a much bigger picture, one which is concerned
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Holding Court: Pam Shriver Tells It Like It Is - Women's Wear Daily
Google News - over 5 years
“I hate sitting still,” said Pam Shriver. It was Tuesday evening, and Shriver, the ESPN tennis analyst, just introduced herself. She was sitting in a makeup room near a broadcast booth in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the home of the US Open
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Loosen up tennis, Roddick says - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
"Back in the late 1970s it was like the wild, wild west," former pro Pam Shriver says. Now some players say the game's rules are outdated. And officiating has swung too far in the other direction, deadening personality and robbing the sport of
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Past Champions -
Google News - over 5 years
... Monica Seles Pam Shriver & Natalia Zvereva 1990 Gabriela Sabatini Gigi Fernandez & Martina Navratilova 1989 Steffi Graf Hana Mandlikova & Martina Navratilova 1988 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez & Robin White 1987 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova
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Six women seeking first Slam singles title - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
ESPN analyst Pam Shriver on Wozniacki: She seems to have an inability at majors to be bold enough, to be brave, and until she does it I really have a hard time seeing her winning one. And whatever is going on with Rory McIlroy, two attractive young
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Radwanska Is So Light On Her Feet, She Is Playing Ninja Tennis - 10sBalls
Google News - over 5 years
ESPN commentator Pam Shriver even commented that watching just one of her service games could be used to make an entire DVD on shot-making. In true ninja fashion, she carries herself around the court with an almost detached regard for what is happening
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Radwanska grabs the title while injuries, apathy mar Carlsbad event -
Google News - over 5 years
"One of the great displays in a final I've seen in a while," ESPN's Pam Shriver said, and it put yet another top player in the mix for a serious run at the US Open next month. I'm not sure what was more disconcerting to the San Diego tournament
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pam Shriver
  • 2010
    Age 47
    During Wimbledon 2010, James Blake admonished Shriver for disrupting play with her overly-loud commentary from the box situated above the court behind him.
    More Details Hide Details This led to a verbal exchange between the two during the match. USA Today characterized this as an embarrassing and unprofessional performance by Shriver. Shriver was the first player to use an oversized racquet, manufactured by Prince. Shriver is a conservative Republican. She served as the Maryland state honorary chairperson for the Reagan-Bush campaign in 1984. Shriver was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Sam and Margot Shriver. She first started playing tennis at the age of 3. She graduated from McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. She is a minority owner of the Baltimore Orioles and is active in various charitable organizations. Her first husband, Joe Shapiro, a former Walt Disney Company lawyer, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1999.
  • 2004
    Age 41
    She gave birth to their first child, George, Jr., on July 12, 2004, and to twins, Kate and Sam, on October 1, 2005. The family lived in Brentwood, California. In August 2008, Shriver filed for divorce from Lazenby, for the end of the couple's six-year marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Shriver has two sisters - Marion who died from cancer in 1997 and Eleanor who lives in Maryland - and is the fourth cousin of Maria Shriver, the former First Lady of California. NH = tournament not held. SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played. NH = tournament not held. DR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam doubles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played. Notes
  • 2002
    Age 39
    In 2002, Shriver married actor George Lazenby.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    She reached three finals with her compatriots, winning twice; in 1986 the US defeated Czechoslovakia (3-0); in 1987 the US lost to Germany (1-2); and in 1989 the US defeated Spain (3-0).
    More Details Hide Details Shriver has provided television commentary for ABC, CBS, and ESPN in the United States, the BBC in the United Kingdom, and the Seven Network in Australia. She has been providing coverage of various events since her 1996 retirement.
    From 1986 to 1992, she played in 17 Federation Cup ties.
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  • 1985
    Age 22
    Shriver reached the world no. 1 doubles ranking in 1985 and held it briefly before relinquishing it again to her playing partner, Navratilova.
    More Details Hide Details Shriver had an impressive record in the Federation Cup representing the United States, winning 5 of 5 singles matches and 14 of 15 doubles matches.
  • 1984
    Age 21
    Navratilova and Shriver formed one of the most successful women's doubles teams, capturing seven Australian Open, five Wimbledon, five US Open and four French Open titles. In 1984, the pair captured all four major women's doubles titles, i.e. the "Calendar Grand Slam." This was part of a record 109-match winning streak between 1983 and 1985. The pair were named the WTA Tour's "Doubles Team of the Year" eight consecutive times from 1981 through 1988 and won the WTA Tour Championships title ten times between 1981 and 1992.
    More Details Hide Details 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 winner with Emilio Sánchez. She won all three gold medals (singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles) at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba.
  • 1978
    Age 15
    The 1978 US Open final was the only Grand Slam singles final of Shriver's career.
    More Details Hide Details She lost the next eight Grand Slam singles semifinals she played, four of them to Navratilova, two to Steffi Graf, and one each to Evert and Hana Mandlíková. Shriver achieved numerous successes in doubles tournaments with Navratilova, winning 79 women's doubles titles. Shriver won 112 career doubles titles overall and is one of six female players in the open era to have won more than 100 career titles.
    Shriver also won her first career singles title in 1978 at Columbus, Ohio, yet won a total of just 21 singles titles between 1978 and 1997.
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    Shriver first came to prominence at the 1978 US Open where, as a 16-year-old amateur, she reached the women's singles final.
    More Details Hide Details She defeated the reigning Wimbledon champion, Martina Navratilova, in a semifinal. Shriver then lost to Chris Evert in the final. This early singles achievement proved the pinnacle of her singles success.
  • 1962
    Born on July 4, 1962.
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