Gareth Williams (tennis)

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Gareth Williams
Full nameGareth Williams
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1975-08-27) 27 August 1975 (age 45)
Pretoria, South Africa
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Prize money$26,685
Doubles
Career record1–5
Highest rankingNo. 179 (2 October 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2001)

Gareth Williams (born 27 August 1975) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.

Biography[edit]

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.[1]

In the mid-1990s he left the professional circuit to play collegiate tennis in the United States at the University of Tulsa (UT).[2]

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.[3]

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
2000 San Antonio, U.S. Hard South Africa Wesley Whitehouse United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Durban - 29 March - 05 April 1993". ITF. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Early Exit No Fun For TU's Williams". Tulsa World. 12 July 1997. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Scoreboard". Star-Gazette. 31 May 2001. p. 7. Retrieved 18 June 2018.

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