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Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Trophy Presentation & Wrapup – Featuring Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan

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Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending mixed doubles champions….but decided not to play together….which resulted in Martina Navratilova playing with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals against  Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan…..who won the 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title by a score of 6–3, 7–6.

Kenneth Eliot Flach (May 24, 1963 – March 12, 2018) was a professional tennis player from the United States….who was a doubles specialist….having won four Grand Slam men’s doubles titles…with two at Wimbledon and two at the US Open….and two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon and French Open. He also won the men’s doubles Gold Medal at the 1988  Seoul Olympic Games….where he partnered with Robert Seguso  Flach reached the world no. 1 doubles ranking in 1985.

Kathryn “Kathy” Jordan (born December 3, 1959) is a former American tennis player…..who during her career won seven Grand Slam titles….with five of them in women’s doubles….and two in mixed doubles.  She also was the 1983 Australian Open women’s singles runner-up….while winning three singles titles and 42 doubles titles in her career.  In the Wimbledon final on July 6, 1985, Jordan and Elizabeth Smylie teamed to snap the 109-match winning streak of Navratilova and Pam Shriver by defeating them in three sets.  In mixed doubles, Jordan won two Grand Slam titles….1986 French Open and 1986 Wimbledon….both of which were in partnership with Ken Flach…. as seen in this video herewith.

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