the amazing beginnings
[+] Became first player to win three collegiate Grand Slam titles in a single season (1991/92); 1992 and 1993 NCAA Singles Champion; 1993 national college ranking: No. 1 in singles; received 1993 Honda Award for collegiate tennis; among 1993 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year finalists; 1992 Volvo Rookie of the Year, 1992 TENNIS Magazine Collegiate Player of the Year; received 1992 and 1993 Broderick Award; No. 5 on the University of Florida's list of its 50 All-Time Greatest Athletes; 1990 TENNIS Magazine Junior of the Year; 1989 and 1990 Maureen Connolly Brinker Award.
[+] Won five U.S. National age group singles and doubles titles as a junior; ranked No. 1 in the U.S. national 18s in 1990.
[+] At the University of Florida, her tennis matches became known as the ' Lisa Raymond tanning hour' because they never lasted more than an hour.
the unfulfilled potential: singles
[+] Named the 1996 World Team Tennis Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year competing for the St. Louis Aces, and the 2001 world team tennis MVP competing for the Philadelphia Freedoms.
[+] Elected to the Sanex WTA Tour Players' Council in 2001.
[+] Inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame on April 11, 2003.
[+] United States Fed Cup Team 1997-98, 2000, 2002-4, 2007-2008.
[+] United States Olympic Team 2004.
among the greatest: doubles
[+] Named 2006 WTA Doubles Team of the Year (w/Stosur).
[+] Named ITF World Champion in women's doubles three times: in 2001 partnering Rennae Stubbs, and in 2005 and 2006 partnering Samantha Stosur.
[+] Qualified for the season-ending championships in doubles nine times: 1994, 1996, 1998-2002, and 2005-2006.
[+] Won the 2006 Hopman Cup for US partnering Taylor Dent.
[+] By winning the 2006 French Open, Lisa joined Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Kathy Jordan, Anne Smith, Pam Shriver, Jana Novotna, Helena Sukova, Gigi Fernandez, Natasha Zvereva, Martina Hingis and the Williams sisters on the career doubles Grand Slam list.
[+] Oldest woman ever to win a Grand Slam women's doubles title, winning 2011 US Open w/Huber at age 38 (previous oldest was a 36-year-old Billie Jean King).
number 1 in the world: doubles
[+] Here are the players who have ended the year ranked #1 in doubles since the doubles computer rankings were first instituted on January 1, 1982 (22 women up to june 2008).
|1982 - Martina Navratilova
1983 - Martina Navratilova
1984 - Martina Navratilova
1985 - Pam Shriver
1986 - Martina Navratilova
1987 - Martina Navratilova
1988 - Martina Navratilova
1989 - Martina Navratilova
1990 - Helena Sukova
1991 - Jana Novotna
1992 - Helena Sukova
1993 - Gigi Fernandez
1994 - Natasha Zvereva
1995 - Arantxa Sanchez
1996 - Arantxa Sanchez
|1997 - Natasha Zvereva
1998 - Natasha Zvereva
1999 - Anna Kournikova
2000 - Julie Halard-Decugis
2001 - Lisa Raymond
2002 - Paola Suárez
2003 - Paola Suárez
2004 - Virginia Ruano
2005 - Cara Black
2006 - Lisa Raymond/S. Stosur
2007 - Cara Black/Liezel Huber
2008 - Cara Black/Liezel Huber
2009 - Cara Black/Liezel Huber
2010 - Gisela Dulko
2011 - Liezel Huber
[+] Up to 07/2012, Lisa has been ranked #1 in doubles for 128 weeks. Fourth best of all time, trailing only Navratilova (237 weeks), Liezel Huber (190) and Cara Black (163).
[+] Other players who have been ranked #1 in doubles are Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Corina Morariu, Rennae Stubbs, Ai Sugiyama, Kim Clijsters, Samantha Stosur, Flavia Penetta, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik.
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