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Kathleen Horvath: First And Last Pro Matches

The series continues with former WTA top ten pro and the engineer of one of the greatest upsets in Grand Slam history (vs. Martina Navratilova at French Open), Kathleen Horvath…

First Pro Match: I remember my first pro match, not the last. Dianne Fromholtz 1979 US Open. After I won 21 & under nationals while still thirteen, USTA gave me a wildcard into US Open qualies. They were supposed to give the winner wildcard into main draw. They wanted to give me nothing as I was β€œtoo young.” I proved them wrong by winning the three rounds of qualifying starting on my fourteenth birthday. Lost to Fromholtz in main draw on the beloved Grandstand Court. The next day I was on the front page of The New York Times with Bjorn Borg, both hitting forehands.

Kathy Horvath Biofile interview

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