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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.
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.
Career in Review
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