You Are Here > > > Ken Flach

Ken Flach

Full name: Kenneth Eliot "Ken" Flach
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 24, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

With [Robert Seguso], Ken Flach formed one of the top tennis doubles teams of the 1980s. Flach and Seguso won the gold medal in men’s doubles at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. They also won four Grand Slam doubles titles, two at Wimbledon and two at the US Open. They were on the US Davis Cup team together from 1985-91, with an 11-2 record. Flach won 36 doubles titles during his career, his last one coming in 1994. He also won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, one at Wimbledon and one at the French Open. Flach played singles professionally, with his highest world ranking being #56 in December 1985.

Flach played tennis collegiately at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, where he was NCAA singles champion in 1981, 1982, and 1983, and he and Seguso were runners-up in the 1983 NCAA doubles. Flach later became head tennis coach at Vanderbilt University. He also played in senior events, winning the Wimbledon 35-and-over men's doubles title in 1999 and 2000. Flach’s wife, Christina Flach, is a make-up artist and CEO of Pretty Girl Makeup, who is highly sought after in the wedding and beauty industries, and has worked with many famous entertainers, politicians, and corporate clients.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Tennis Men's Doubles United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Tennis United States USA Robert Seguso Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-10-01 USA 3, ESP 2 3
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Tennis United States USA Robert Seguso Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1988-09-29 USA 3, TCH 0 3
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Tennis United States USA Robert Seguso Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1988-09-27 USA 3, DEN 0 3
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Tennis United States USA Robert Seguso Round Two Match #1 1 1988-09-25 USA 3, HUN 0 3
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Tennis United States USA Robert Seguso Round One Match #1 1 1988-09-23 USA 3, INA 0 3
id: 2,759