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Kerry Melville Reid

Former Australian Open champion Kerry Reid is the latest inductee into Tennis Australia's Hall of Fame.

Reid was formally inducted and presented with her bronze bust during a special ceremony at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday. The bust will be erected in Garden Square at Melbourne Park.

The youngest of four children, Kerry (Melville) Reid won the Australian Open women's singles title in 1977 (defeating Dianne Fromholtz) and a further 26 titles during her career.

She was ranked in the world’s top 10 for 12 consecutive years from 1968 to 1979 and held a career-high ranking of No.5, with her chief rivals being Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Chris Evert.

She won the Australian Open doubles crown in 1968 and 1977, and Wimbledon in 1978. In singles she was runner-up to Court at Australian Open 1970, and to King at the 1972 US Open.

She was a member of the Australian team that won the Fed Cup in 1968, and she held a 37-10 win–loss record from 1967 to 1979.

She married tennis player Grover “Raz” Reid in 1976, who became her coach. She later retired to South Carolina and has two daughters.

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