Fast Facts

  • Was a counselor at Port Washington Tennis Academy before becoming a professional tennis player and trained under Australian International Tennis Hall of Famer Harry Hopman.
  • Played on the women's professional tennis circuit from 1977 to 1980 and was ranked as high as No. 33 as a singles player, but was forced to retire early because of numerous knee injuries and operations.
  • Won the French Open mixed-doubles title in 1977 with teammate and hometown friend John McEnroe.
  • First broadcasting gig was with USA Network as a tennis analyst in 1980.
  • Named Broadcaster of the Year by the Women's Tennis Association in 1981 and 1985, as well as by Tennis Magazine multiple times.
  • Received a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Feature in 2005 as a reporter for HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.
  • Was formerly a member of the Women's Tennis Association Board of Directors.
  • Has coauthored two books: Tennis My Way with Martina Navratilova and Tennis Kinetics with Navratilova and Rick Elstein. 
  • Completed her own broadcasting "Grand Slam" after reporting on the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open on separate occasions.
  • In 2010, was the first woman to receive the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism.
  • Participated as a torchbearer in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.


  • Anthony Bowden — Son
  • Rachel Bowden — Daughter
  • Tony Carillo — Father
  • Terry Carillo — Mother
  • Bill Bowden — Ex-husband
  • Gina Carillo — Sister
  • Charles Carillo — Brother

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  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Profession: Sportscaster, Reporter, Commentator, Writer

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