Pam Shriver Bio, Net Worth, Age, Husband, Family, Height, Career

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Pam Shriver

Facts About Pam Shriver

Celebrated Name Pam Shriver
Age 60 Years
Nick Name Pam Shriver
Birth Name Pam Shriver
Birth Date 1962-07-04
Gender Female
Profession Tennis Player
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Ethnicity white
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Cancer
Father Sam Shriver
Mother Margot Shriver
Sisters Marion and Eleanor
School McDonogh School
Sexual Orientation straight
Marital Status married
Husband George Lazenby (Ex)
Children 3
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $150,000 annually
Height 6 ft
Weight 72 Kg
Body Shape hourglass-shaped
Body Measurement 37-27-38 inches
Eye Color blue
Hair Color dark brown
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Pam Shriver is an American former professional tennis player. Throughout the 1980s, Shriver was ranked among the world's top 10 in women's singles, peaking at world No. 3. She reached the world's No. 1 doubles ranking in 1985. Pam along with her regular doubles partner Martina Navratilova was named the WTA Tour's "Doubles Team of the Year" eight consecutive times from 1981 through 1988 and won the WTA Tour Championships title ten times between 1981 and 1992. 

Shriver first came to the limelight at the 1978 US Open where, as a 16-year-old amateur, she reached the women's singles final. She defeated the reigning Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova in a semifinal. She won all three gold medals at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba in the category of singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles. 

In 2021 Shriver became a helper of the new Women's Sports Policy Working Group created in response to President Joe Biden’s executive order that helps transgender female athletes in developing their sports careers and also protects the girls’ and women’s competitive categories. She currently is a tennis broadcaster for ESPN and a pundit for BBC tennis coverage. 

When was Pam Shriver born?

Pam Shriver was born on 4th July 1962 in Baltimore, the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maryland. Her birth name is Pamela Howard Shriver. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Her star sign is Cancer. She is a follower of Christianity. 

Shriver was born into a middle-class family. Her father's name is Sam and her mother's name is Margot Shriver. She was raised with her older sister Marion, who died from cancer in 1997, and her younger sister Eleanor who lives in Maryland. 

As for education, Shriver attended the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland from where she completed her high school education in 1979. 

Former Tennis Player, Pam Shriver

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What does Pam Shriver do for a living?

  • Pam Shriver began playing tennis at a very young age in the late 1960s.
  • She won her first career singles title in 1978 in Columbus, Ohio, and turned professional the following year.
  •  In 1978, she reached the US Open final, her only Grand Slam singles final, but was defeated by then three-time defending champion Chris Evert.  
  • Between 1978 and 1997, Shriver won a total of 21 singles titles.
  • In 1984, the pair captured all four major women's doubles titles,
  • In the 1981 Wimbledon Championships – Women's doubles,  Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova defeated the defending champions Kathy Jordan and Anne Smith in the final, claiming her first women's double title. 
  • From 1982 to 1985, Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova won the Australian Open– Women's doubles consecutively for four years. 
  • She won the women's doubles Grand Slam title at the US Open in 1991, partnering with Belarusian player Natasha Zvereva. 
  •  From 1986 to 1992, she played in 17 Federation Cup ties.
  • In the 1994 Australian Open – Women's doubles, Pam Shriver and her partner Elizabeth Smylie were defeated by Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva in the semi-final. 
  • She announces her retirement from singles in 1996 and fully retired in 1997 after playing one year in the women's double as she was struggling to get wins on her hand. 

Pam Shriver Husband

Pam Shriver has been married two times in her life. Her first husband was Joe Shapiro, a former Walt Disney Company lawyer, with whom she married in 1998. Sadly, Shapiro died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1999. Then she married her second husband George Lazenby, an actor, in 2002. With Lazenby, Shriver shares three children.

George Lazenby and Pam Shriver on their Wedding Day in 2002

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Their first child: a son named, George Junior, born on July 12, 2004, and twins Kate and Sam born on October 1, 2005. After six years of marriage, the couple got divorced in August 2008 after Shriver filed for divorce and their divorce was finalized in May 2011.  

What is the net worth of Pam Shriver?

As of May 2022, the net worth of Pam Shriver is estimated to be the US $2.2million. She has accumulated most of her wealth through her successful tennis career and as a sports broadcaster. During her tennis career, she won total prize money of $5,460,566 from different tennis events. Now, working as a tennis broadcaster for ESPN and BBC, she makes around $150,000 annually. 

How tall is Pam Shriver?

Pam Shriver is 6 ft 0 inches tall and her body weight is 72 Kg. She has an hourglass-shaped body. Her curvaceous body measures 37-27-38 inches. She wears a 40B(US) size bra and a 10 (US) size dress. She feels comfortable wearing 10(US) size shoes. She has a pair of sparkling blue-colored eyes. She looks elegant in her long silky hairstyle which is dark brown in color. 

Did You Know?

  • She was known for being a serve-and-volleyer.
  • She was coached by Don Candy.
  • She was one of the first players to use an oversized racquet.
  • She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002.