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Facts of Kerry Melville

Full NameKerry Melville
First NameKerry
Last NameMelville
Professionformer tennis player
NationalityAustralian
Birth CityMosman
Birth CountryAustralia
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeLeo
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseGrover Raz Reid
No Of Children2
Height167 cm
Date of BirthAugust 7,1947
Age73 years
Married DateApril 27,1975

Kerry Melville is a former professional tennis player.

Her Family

Kerry is the youngest of four children in her family. 

Her father played for Sydney University with Adrian Quist, and her mother was one of the top juniors in Sydney and played with Thelma Coyne Long

She is married to Grover Raz Reid. She shares two daughters with her spouse. 

They are Kati Reid and Kimi Reid

Her elder daughter, Kati, played soccer at Clemson, and her younger daughter Kimi is good at tennis

Both of them are married and lives within six miles away from each other in Seattle

Kerry is blessed with three grandchildren.

Her Love-Life And Marriage

Kerry met her husband Raz Reid when they were playing World Team Tennis for the Boston Lobsters in the mid-'70s, Raz was ranked in the Top 60 in the world and was moving up in the rankings at that time. 

The loving duo tied the wedding knot on April 27, 1975, in Greenville, South Carolina

As per her, she probably ruined him, and they even decided to try playing on separate tours, but it didn't work. 

Raz then sacrificed his tennis and came with her on the women's tour as her coach.

Influence Of Her Husband

The first two years Kerry and Raz were together; Raz tried playing on the men's tour, but being apart was too tough on them. 

Although they were in a happy relationship, they decided to travel together to be a team. 

He retired in 1977 to become her coach, and they worked together for many years. 

She considers those were the best years for her as a player.

Kerry Melville with her partner, Grover Raz Reid.
Kerry Melville with her partner, Grover Raz Reid. Source: alchetron.com

Her Achievements

Kerry reached in Australian Championship at the age of 15

She has established herself as a perennial member of the World's Top 10 for 12 consecutive years

She has taken three major titles in doubles, captured 22 official WTA singles titles, reached 40 additional finals

She won one Grand Slam singles title in 1997

She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1979 and was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014.

Kerry Melville at Hall of Fame.
Kerry Melville at Hall of Fame. Source: wtatennis.com

Net Worth

Kerry's net worth has not been estimated yet. 

However, we can assume her net worth to be in millions as per her career graph and the amount of prize money she has won till her retirement. 

Her side business of fly fishing also adds her fortune.

How Does She Earn Money?

Kerry is a retired professional Tennis Player. At present, she is in the fly fishing business with her husband

She runs the office and do the computers

Raz has been the southeastern fly fishing rep for more than two decades now and holds world records in fly rod fishing.

Below is the list of Tennis Players who have received the most number of Grand Slam

S.N.NameNumbers
1Roger Federer20
2Rafael Nadal19
3Novak Djokovic17
4Pete Sampras14
5Roy Emerson12
6Bjorn Borg11
7Rodney Laver11
8William Tilden10
9Frederick Perry8
10Andre Agassi8
11James Connors8
12Kenneth Rosewall8

Trivia

  1. Kerry is born on August 7, 1947, which makes her age 73 as of 2020.
  2. She stands tall with a height of about 5 feet and 6 inches.
  3. We collect most of the information about Kerry Melville as it is difficult to find on other wiki sites.

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Updated On Fri Aug 07 2020 Published On Fri Aug 07 2020 By paper-boat

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