Lisa Raymond

Double Delight

The first collegiate player to collect all three Grand Slam titles in a single season (1992), Pennsylvanian Lisa Raymond (b.1973) had won five USTA National Junior titles before accepting an athletic scholarship to University of Florida. Playing for coach Andy Brandi’s Lady Gators, Raymond led the team to its very first NCAA national team championship in 1992, and netted the NCAA Singles title in both 1992 and 1993.

Raymond turned pro in 1993 but retired from single play in 2007 to focus on her real passion – doubles. She collected 16 titles with partner Samantha Stosur, including the French Open that crowned Raymond the 13th player in history to have won all four Grand Slams in women’s doubles. Teamed with Liezel Huber in 2011, they triumphed at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, the US Open and Toray Pan Pacific in Tokyo. 2012 was a banner year. With Huber, Raymond tallied her 75th through 78th doubles titles by prevailing in the WTA Championships in Paris, Doha Qatar, Dubai, and Indian Wells. At Wimbledon, she reached the semi-finals with Huber and won the mixed doubles with Mike Bryan then won the Bronze Medal with Bryan at the 2012 London Olympics.

Career Highlights

  • USTA 14-and-under National Doubles title with Jennifer Capriati – 1987
  • USTA National Girls’ 18s Doubles title with Erika Delone – 1989
  • Maureen Connolly Brinker Award – 1989, 1990
  • Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. National 18s – 1990
  • TENNIS Magazine Junior of the Year 1990, Collegiate Player of the Year – 1992
  • NCAA Grand Slam Singles, Doubles, Team in a single season – 1991-92
  • NCAA Singles Champion – 1992, 1993
  • Volvo Rookie of the Year – 1992
  • Broderick Award – 1992, 1993
  • National College Ranking: No. 1 in Singles – 1993
  • Honda Award for collegiate tennis – 1993
  • Finalist Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year – 1993
  • No. 5 on the University of Florida’s list of its 50 All-Time Greatest Athletes
  • World Team Tennis MVP and Rookie of the Year for the St. Louis Aces – 1996
  • US Open Mixed Doubles Championship with Patrick Galbraith – 1996
  • Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship with Leander Paes 1999, Mike Bryan 2012
  • United States Fed Cup Team – 1997-98, 2000, 2002-4, 2007-08
  • World Team Tennis MVP for the Philadelphia Freedoms – 2001
  • ITF World Champion in Women’s Doubles with Rennae Stubbs – 2001
  • US Open Mixed Doubles Championship with Mike Bryan – 2002
  • Inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” – 2003
  • French Open Mixed Doubles Championship with Mike Bryan- 2003
  • United States Olympic Team – 2004, 2012
  • ITF World Champion in Women’s Doubles with Samantha Stosur – 2005, 2006
  • WTA Doubles Team of the Year with Samantha Stosur – 2006
  • US Open Doubles title with Liezel Huber – 2011 – making Raymond the oldest woman (age 38) to win a Grand Slam women’s doubles title
  • WTA Paris Open, Doha Qatar Open, Dubai Duty Free and Indian Wells PNB Paribas Open Doubles Championships with Liezel Huber – 2012
  • Semi-finalist in Women’s Doubles at Wimbledon with Liezel Huber – 2012
  • Bronze Medal Mixed Doubles with Mike Bryan London Olympics – 2012