Kelly Jones (tennis)


Kelly Jones (tennis)

Kelly Jones (born March 31 1964, in Fort Gordon, Georgia) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who was ranked the World No. 1 men's doubles player in 1992.

Jones played varsity tennis at Pepperdine University from 1982 to 1985, where he won the NCAA Division 1 doubles title in 1984 and 1985. He was a member of the US Olympic tennis team in 1984.

Jones joined the professional tour in 1986. He won his first top-level doubles title in 1987 at Auckland.

In 1988, Jones finished runner-up in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering Gretchen Magers.

Jones was runner-up in the men's doubles at both the Australian Open and the US Open in 1992, partnering Rick Leach. In October that year, he reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking.

After 12 years on the professional tour, Jones retired in 1998. During his career, he won eight top-level doubles titles. Jones also won one tour singles event in Singapore, where he captured the title twice in 1989 and 1990. His best singles performance at a Grand Slam event was at the 1993 Australian Open, where he reached the fourth round. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 86 (in 1990). Jones' career prize-money earnings totalled US$1,165,009.

Since retiring from the tour, Jones has coached some high-profile players including Mardy Fish and Xavier Malisse.

Jones is married to another former professional tennis player, Tami Whitlinger.

Career highlights

Doubles titles (8)

External links

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