Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel
|Age||50 (24 Mar 1967)|
|Height||5'6" (1.68 m)|
|Career Prize Money||$1,417,423|
|YTD Prize Money|
|Birthplace||Stuart, Florida, USA|
|Current Singles Ranking||Current Doubles Ranking|
Married Brad Stunkel, long-time beau and high school sweetheart, on December 11, 1993...Gave birth to son, Bradley Benton Stunkel, Jr., on February 8, 1995...Father, Dennis, is a dentist, and brother, Dennis Jr., joined his practice; mother, Carolyn, is a housewife; youngest of four children; also has brother, Bill, and sister, Tina...Was a touring pro for Amelia Island Plantation...Enjoys movies, reading, going to the beach, needlepoint, jet skiing, biking, golf, music and dancing...Is a sports fan...Favorite foods are Italian, Chinese, Swedish meatballs and mom's home cooking...Collects dolls...Did part-time modeling...Has done television commentary.
• Has career wins over MJ Fernandez, Garrison, Man. Maleeva-Fragniere, Novotna, Mandlikova, Kohde-Kilsch, Sukova, McNeil, Shriver, Turnbull and Lindqvist
• Recipient of 1981 WTA Most Impressive Newcomer Award
• Received 1989 WTA Comeback Player of the Year Award
• Served three terms on Special Olympics Committee (1991/92, 1992/93,1993/94)
• Nominated for 1992 WTA Doubles Team of the Year Award with Jill Hetherington
• Nominated for 1992 WTA Player Service Award
• At 2002 Amelia Island, presented with Mentor Award by Tournament Director John Arrix and fellow mentor Mary Joe Fernandez, on behalf of the WTA Tour, in recognition of her contribution to the Partners for Success program and to the sport of tennis at large
Winner (3): 1986 - Little Rock; 1985 - Mahwah; 1981 - Kyoto [Borden Classic].
Finalist (4): 1986 - Houston; 1985 - Chicago; 1982 - German Open, San Diego.
Winner (2): 1991 - Houston (w/Hetherington), San Diego (w/Hetherington).
Finalist (10): 1993 - Miami (w/Hetherington), Auckland (w/Hetherington), Strasbourg (w/Hetherington); 1992 - Miami (w/Hetherington), Auckland (w/Hetherington), Indian Wells (w/Hetherington), Houston (w/Hetherington), Puerto Rico (w/G. Fernandez); 1991 - US Hardcourts (w/Hetherington), Leipzig (w/Hetherington).
United States Wightman Cup Team 1983, 85-86.
1981 - Was youngest player to win a match at Wimbledon (14 years, 91 days) after d. Rollinson in 1981, a record that stood until 1990 when Capriati competed
1985 - Won first major singles title at Mahwah, d. Graf 64 36 64 in final
1987 - After Roland Garros, suffered a freak injury in Monte Carlo which sidelined her for rest of year - slipped on stairs, and in trying to catch herself, fractured right thumb
1992 - Passed $1-million mark in career earnings at Indian Wells, becoming 40th woman to join Million Dollar Club
1993 - Reached QF or better in 16 doubles draws with Jill Hetherington; qualified for season-ending Virginia Slims Championships
1994-1995 - One of five mothers who played full time on WTA Tour; off tour from April 1994-Aug. 1995 while pregnant and taking care of first child, Bradley, born Feb. 8, 1995; after 18-month hiatus, punctuated return to tour with a third-set tie-break win over McNeil in 1r of Los Angeles, but was forced to forfeit 2r match due to food poisoning