Durie, Jo

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Durie, Jo Gender: F
born on 27 July 1960 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Bristol, England, 51n27, 2w35
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°24' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 15°45 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 15°01'

Jo Durie
photo: daramot, license cc-by-2.0


British leading tennis player of the late 1980s, one of the four greatest women tennis players in the world by January 1984, when she peaked. Durie first competed at Wimbledon in 1977 where she lost in the first round. During her 18 years on the professional circuit, she won seven national singles titles and reached number five in the world ranking. With her doubles partner, Jeremy Bates, she won at Wimbledon in 1987, at which time she was arguably the leading female tennis player in the UK, as well as taking the mixed doubles title at the 1991 Australian Open.

In 1995 after a final appearance at the Championships, Durie retired.

She went on to work for the BBC, and, with her former coach Alan Jones, supported the Cliff Richard Tennis Trail, dedicated to helping children develop their talents. She enjoys music, reading, films and skiing trips to Switzerland when possible. She is an enthusiastic supporter of Bristol City soccer club.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

David Fisher quotes Dione Smith, from her friend's mom.


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Music, reading, films)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Skiing)
  • Vocation : Sports : Tennis (Pro)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women