Gareth Williams (tennis)
|Full name||Gareth Williams|
|Country (sports)||South Africa|
|Born||27 August 1975|
Pretoria, South Africa
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Highest ranking||No. 179 (2 October 2000)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (2001)|
Gareth Williams (born 27 August 1975) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.
Born in Pretoria, Williams was a doubles specialist, who had success as a junior in 1993 when he made three junior grand slam finals. After finishing runner-up at both the French Open and Wimbledon, he and Neville Godwin made a third successive final at the 1993 US Open, defeating the Australian pairing of Ben Ellwood and James Sekulov. He and Godwin also competed in several ATP Tour events, including Durban in 1993, where they made the quarter-finals.
Graduating from UT with a psychology degree, he returned to the tour and in 2000 reached his best ranking of 179 in the world for doubles. He won a Challenger title in San Antonio in 2000 with Wesley Whitehouse, beating the Bryan brothers in the final. At the 2001 French Open he and Marcos Ondruska featured in the men's doubles main draw and lost in the first round to seventh seeds Ellis Ferreira and Rick Leach.
|2000||San Antonio, U.S.||Hard||Wesley Whitehouse|| Bob Bryan