Shriver, Wilander in Tennis Hall of Fame

July 13, 2002 at 4:37 PM
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NEWPORT, R.I., July 13 (UPI) -- Pam Shriver, one of just five women to win more than 100 career titles, and Mats Wilander, who won seven Grand Slam singles crowns, were enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame Saturday.

Shriver captured 21 singles and 112 doubles crowns in her career and joins Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna as the only women to win 100 events in the Open Era.

The American was ranked in the top 10 in singles for most of the 1980s but is best known for teaming with Navratilova to form one of the greatest doubles teams in history.

Shriver captured 22 Grand Slam doubles titles -- all but two with Navratilova. In 1984, Shriver and Navratilova became the first doubles team to win the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open championships in the same year.

The duo also holds the record with 109 consecutive doubles wins.

Shriver, who was the 1991 WTA Tour Comeback Player of the Year, won Olympic gold in doubles in 1988. She currently works as a tennis analyst and serves on a number of the sport's executive committees.

In addition to his seven Grand Slam singles titles, Wilander won 26 other singles events. In 1988, he captured the Australian, French and U.S. Opens and was the top-ranked player in the world.

When he won the 1982 French Open, Wilander became the youngest man to win a Grand Slam singles title, doing so at 17 years, 9 months. He also was a key component of Sweden's three Davis Cup-winning teams.

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