#WNSTSweet16 – The 16 local athletes who never won a title, but deserved to win one

January 28, 2014 | Drew Forrester

#WNSTSweet16 – The 16 local athletes who never won a title, but deserved to win one

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Pam Shriver comes in at #3 on the list and has been one of Baltimore’s most storied sports treasures since her youth in Lutherville, MD and lacks only a Grand Slam singles title on her career resume.  Shriver won 21 Grand Slam doubles titles, a great number of those with Martina Navratilova, and was briefly ranked as the world’s #1 ranked female doubles player in 1985.  Her career in singles competitions included an appearance in the U.S Open Final in 1978 (losing to Chris Evert in two sets) and three appearances each in the semi-finals of Wimbledon and the Australian Open.  Off the court, while living in Los Angeles, Shriver developed and ran a highly successful charity tennis event every November at the Baltimore Arena that benefitted charities and civic groups in and around Charm City.  Pam’s event ran for 25 years and raised in excess of $2.5 million dollars before a lack of sponsorship monies forced her to end the event in 2010.

(Please see next page for #2)

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  1. Ruben Says:

    Great list. My only quibble is including Rosie Napravnick. She is entering the prime of her jockey career. Given her familiarity with Pimlico, Belmont and Churchill (where she is based in May and June) she will have many more cracks at a Triple Crown win.

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