Pam Shriver Biography

( 1962 - )
September 16, 2018
First published on:September 16, 2018
by Roy

Facts of Pam Shriver

Date of Birth: 1962, July 4
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Pamela Howard Shriver
Famous Name Pam Shriver
Father Sam Shriver
Mother Margot Shriver
Nationality American
Birth Place Baltimore, Maryland, the U.S.
Currently Working For ESPN
Salary $400,000
Net Worth $10 million
Currently Married No
Children 3
Divorce George Lazenby
Profession Tennis Broadcaster

Pam Shriver is a former American professional tennis player who currently works for ESPN as a tennis broadcaster. In her tennis career, she has won 133 titles which include 21 women's singles titles and 11 women's doubles titles.

 

Shriver specialized in doubles and has also won a women's doubles gold medal for her country in the 1988 Olympic Games with her tennis partner Zina Garrison. She was popular for her sharp volleys and all round solid technique at the net. She applied the serve-and-volley playstyle.

Pam Shriver Early Life

Pam's birth name is Pamela Howard Shriver. She was born on July 4, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland, the U.S. Her father was Sam Shriver while her mother was Margot Shriver. She attended the McDonogh School where she graduated from in 1979. Shriver showed a talent for tennis since a young age and at the age of 16, had managed to reach the finals of the U.S. Open as an amateur.

Pam Shriver Professional Life

In 1978, Pam Shriver had reached the women's singles finals at the age of 16. She had defeated the reigning Wimbledon champion, Martina Navratil in the semifinal but lost to Chris Evert in the final. Reaching the finals in her amateur run and defeating the Wimbledon champion helped Shriver to gain prominence in her career. Shriver was not able to make another Grand Slam singles return in the years to follow.

From the year 1978 until Shriver's retirement in 1997, she won 21 singles titles. Her doubles were even grander than her singles win. She won 79 Women's doubles titles and won 112 career doubles titles overall. She is one of the six female players to have won more than 100 career titles.

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Pam Shriver and Martina Navratil made one of the most successful women's doubles team. They have won Australian Open, five Wimbledon, five US open and four French open titles together. They also made a record of 109-match winning streak between 1983 and 1985. From 1981 to 1988, the pair were announced WTA Tour's Doubles Team of The year for eight consecutive times.

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Shriver briefly held the title of World no. 1 double ranking in 1985 which was taken by her playing partner Navratilova later on. Since her retirement from tennis, she has been involved with a network such as ABC, CBS, ESPN, and BBC to provide television commentary. She currently is working with ESPN.

Pam Shriver Personal Life

Pam Shriver's first husband was Joe Shapiro who was a former Walt Disney Company Lawyer. Shapiro died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1999. Shriver married actor George Lazenby in 2002. She gave birth to three children with Lazenby. Her first child, George, Jr. was born on July 12, 2004. She gave birth to twins Kate and Sam on October 1, 2005.

A year after Shriver's twins were born, she filed for divorce in August 2008 ending her six-year marriage. There has been no news about her new love affairs or boyfriend according to wiki.

Pam Shriver Net Worth

Pam Shriver has the net worth estimated to be $10 million. The former professional tennis player reportedly made a total of $5.5 million in career winnings. She is currently working with ESPN and has reportedly the salary of $400 thousand annually. All her years of experience as a tennis player has not only helped her to make her earn millions even after her retirement from the profession.

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