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Jo Durie

Jo Durie is a British women's tennis legend. In her peak, she became world number 5 in women’s singles and number 9 in doubles. She won two Grand Slam titles in the mixed doubles category alongside Jeremy Bates. For most of her career she was the British number one, winning the national British singles title a record seven times.

Jo Durie

Her most successful year as a singles tennis player was in 1983, when she reached the semifinals of the French and US Opens and quarter finals of the Australian Open. She then went on to compete at Wimbledon (1984) and reached the quarter finals, beating 15-year-old Steffi Graf in a legendary fourth round. By the end of Wimbledon, Durie ended the season as world number 6.

Upon retiring from the professional circuit, Durie started to work as a tennis commentator for the BBC and British Eurosport. She also trained British former number one Elena Baltacha for some time, alongside Alan Jones. Durie currently works at a tennis academy in Middlesex.