Bruce Foxworth

Bruce Foxworth (born September 25, 1956) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Bruce Foxworth
Full nameBruce Foxworth
Country (sports) United States
Born (1956-09-25) September 25, 1956 (age 64)
St. Louis, Missouri
Prize money$33,214
Career record9–15
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 147 (January 3, 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1980, 1983)
Wimbledon1R (1983)
US Open2R (1979, 1985)
Career record1–5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 417 (January 2, 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1980)


Foxworth, who was born in St. Louis, played collegiate tennis at Hampton University.

As a professional player he based himself in Los Angeles and was one of the leading African American player on tour at that time.[1] His best Grand Prix result was a quarter-final appearance at Cleveland in 1980, with wins over Sashi Menon and Ernie Fernández. In 1983 he attained his career best ranking of 147. He competed in the main draw of the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open during his career. At the 1985 US Open he beat Slobodan Živojinović over five sets, which set up a second round match against third seed Mats Wilander.[2] He lost to Wilander in straight sets.[3]

In 1992, Foxworth was seriously injured in a car accident that left him in hospital for four months with a spinal-cord injury.[4]

He continues to live in Los Angeles and works as a tennis coach. Players he has coached include Lori McNeil and Roger Smith.[5]


  1. ^ Kelly, Tim (June 13, 1982). "Hopefuls Play More Than Single Role". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Tennis Results". United Press International. August 27, 1985. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  3. ^ Johnson, Roy S. (August 30, 1985). "AN Atypical Player Gains Third Round". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Foxworth Makes Progress in Fight to Beat Injuries". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. February 5, 1994. p. 32. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  5. ^ Ilich, Bobby (May 26, 2015). "French Open 2015: Age Only A Number For Djokovic, Federer, Nadal And Top 20 Players". International Business Times. Retrieved 23 May 2017.

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