Heather Ludloff

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Heather Ludloff
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Foster City, California, U.S.
Born (1961-06-11) June 11, 1961 (age 57)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Turned pro 1980
Retired 1993
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 44–77
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 57 (August 15, 1983)
Career record 12-21
Career titles 2
Highest ranking 37 (November 9. 1987)

Heather Ludloff (born June 11, 1961) is an American former professional tennis player. She attained her highest singles ranking (57th in the world) on August 15, 1983; and her highest doubles ranking (37th in the world) on November 9, 1987. During her career, she garnered two WTA women's doubles titles.



Ludloff played tennis for Brigham Young University (All American 1981), and UCLA (All American 1983), eventually becoming one of 9 UCLA grads to reach the top 100 in WTA Tour Singles Rankings.[1]

Teamed with Terry Holladay to win the 1986 Virginia Slims of Newport doubles title. Ludloff has career wins over Elise Burgin and Bettina Bunge. She reached the semifinal of the 1983 NCAA Championship, beating No. 2 seed Elise Burgin before losing to Gigi Fernández. She was ranked No. 8 in the US National 18s for 1979. Ludloff represented US on Junior Wightman and Federation Cup teams. She was coached by Ken Walts.[2]

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Doubles 4 (2-2)[edit]

Titles by Surface
Hard 1
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. July 20, 1986 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass United States Terry Holladay United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Gretchen Magers
6–1, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 2. May 3, 1987 Singapore Hard United States Barbara Gerken United States Anna-Maria Fernandez
New Zealand Julie Richardson
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. October 4, 1987 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Carpet United States Mareen Harper United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. April 19, 1989 Taipei Hard Sweden Maria Lindström Sweden Cecilia Dahlman
Japan Nana Miyagi
4–6, 7–5, 6–3


  1. ^ grfx.cstv.com
  2. ^ Gossett, Peggy; Teitelbaum, Mike; Hanlon, Maureen; Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Riach, Ros; Hinkley, Suzanne (1987). WITA 1987 Media Guide. p. 156. 

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