Hall of Fame
Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and competed on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour for 12 years. She was ranked as high as No. 67 in singles and No. 8 in doubles. Adams captured 20 WTA doubles titles during her career. She is a former member of the WTA Board of Directors. The WTA presented her with the Player Service Award in 1996 and 1997. As a junior player, Adams captured the Illinois State Singles Championship in 1983 and 1984. She also won the American Tennis Association Championship. Adams was named to the All-American Tennis Team in 1986 and 1987 while attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Adams was the ITCA Rookie of the Year in 1986. She was the first African-American NCAA Doubles Champion in 1987 with partner Diane Donnelly. In 1998, Adams was inducted into the Northwestern University Hall of Fame, and in 2005, she was inducted into the Midwest Section Hall of Fame. Currently, Adams is serving a second consecutive two-year term as Director at Large on the USTA Board of Directors. She previously served on the USTA Player Development Committee, USTA Executive Committee and USTA Grievance Committee. Adams also serves as a Color Analyst for the Tennis Channel. Upon retiring from the professional tour, she was a USTA National Coach from 1999-2002 for the USA Tennis High Performance program. Adams has given back to the game through grassroots participation in several non-profit organizations that develop tennis players, and is currently the spokesperson for the Althea Gibson Foundation, and the Executive Director for the Harlem Junior Tennis Program in New York.

(Inducted In: 2008)

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