Grand Slam Titles Won by Former College Players

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  1. Kirijax

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    College Tennis Online put out a tweet yesterday about list of Grand Slam tournament winners who played college tennis before joining the tour. I thought that would be an interesting list to see. Maybe that has been done on this forum before if not, it would be interesting to see everyone contribute to this list. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking Stanford would have the most GS titles? I'll have to double-check before I list my own school's.
     
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  2. matchplay

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    Stanford Cardinal

    17 singles, all Jmac
    39 doubles and 11 runner-ups




    http://www.gostanford.com/media-guides/13-mtennis-rb.pdf
     
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    Wow, didn't realize Fed had yet to surpass Mac in singles GS titles. Could've sworn JMac was about 10 less than what you claim.
     
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    my error, edit, 17 total for Jmac.
    poster mentioned Stanford, so i just went to the site, miss counted.
    anyway, pretty amazing states.
    i would guess UCLA, USC, UG & Florida would be close behind
     
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    UCLA: Connors won 8 singles 2 doles GS titles, Arthur Ashe had 3 singles 2 doubles titles (and is the last college graduate to win a GS)

    Florida: Lisa Raymond won a lot of doubles GS titles

    I can't think of anyone who played at USC or UGA who would go on to win a grand slam title singles or doubles man or woman.
     
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    IF we include doubles, the list grows quickly.

    Dennis Ralston, USC

    The Bryans, Stanford

    Patrick McEnroe, Stanford

    Just to name a few.


    As for singles, Billie Jean King went to Cal State Los Angeles, but did she play tennis there? 12 singles Slams.

    Stan Smith, USC - US Open and Wimbledon champion (Slam doubles titles as well).

    Arthur Ashe, UCLA - USO, Wimbledon, AO, and 2 doubles titles. Edit - sorry, someone mentioned Ashe already.

    If my research is correct, McEnroe in 1984 was the last Slam singles champ to have played college tennis.
     
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  7. kiki

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    Roscoe Tanner? Brian Gottfried? Dick Stockton? Scott davis? Ben Testerman?
     
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    Auburn, Stephen Huss doubles 2005 Wimbledon
     
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    Feddy cant count either, must be a norcal thang:)
     
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    For the Miami Hurricanes, it's all ancient history but there are a few.

    Gardnar Mulloy won the U.S. Open doubles title four times ('42, '45, '46, '50) and the Wimbledon doubles title in 1957. He was also the U.S. Open singles runner-up in 1952 (lost to Frank Sedgman).

    Doris Hart won six singles titles, 14 doubles and 15 mixed doubles titles. Too numerous to mention so here's her Wiki page. Link

    Not sure if there are any more so that leaves Miami with 40 GS titles. None since the 50s though.
     
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    Clemson 17: all from Gigi Fernandez in doubles.
     
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    Any Big ten? Todd Martin came close.
     
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    Luke and Murphy Jensen, USC
     
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    Mark knowles, UCLA

    Mahesh Bhupathi, Ole Miss
     
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    The closest Georgia had was Mikael Pernfors. He lost to Lendl in the 1986 French Open Finals.
     
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    Gimelstob if we count mixed doubles too.
     
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    if counting mixed dubs, current ucla head coach billy martin too.
     
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    More doubles winners listed by school (not partner):

    Stanford:
    Jared Palmer, Alex O'Brien, Jim Grabb, Jonathan Stark, Scott Davis

    USC:
    Rick Leach, Wayne and Byron Black

    UNC:
    Don Johnson

    SMU
    Richey Reneberg

    Southern Illinois
    Flach and Seguso

    TCU
    David Pate

    UCLA
    Peter Fleming

    Tennessee
    Paul Annacone
     
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    A few more doubles guys.

    Armstrong and Florida State
    Paul Haarhuis

    Bama
    Ellis Ferreira
     
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    Brian Teacher, UCLA..


    Teacher is best remembered for his singles championship at the Australian Open in 1980. He won the final over Kim Warwick of Australia in straight sets (7-5, 7-6, 6-2), becoming the first Jewish male to win a singles title in a Grand Slam event since the 1950s.
     
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    U of Cincinnati, Tony Trabert 10 GS Titles, 5 Singles 5 Doubles. (Bill Talbert has 2 GS Runner Ups)
     
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  22. THAAS909

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    Tennis and College tennis is different in this era.. it would be crazy if a rhyne williams or a steve johnson won a slam.. Its unheard of..
     
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