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John Doeg

John Doeg (Tennis.  Born, Monterrey, Mexico, Dec. 7, 1908; died, Redding, CA, May 25, 1978.)  The son of Violet Sutton Doeg and a nephew of May Sutton Bundy, John Hope Doeg was born into a tennis family.  Doeg lived up to his lineage in 1930, defeating Frank Shields, 10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14, to win the […]

Jack Crawford

Jack Crawford (Tennis.  Born, Albury, N.S.W., Australia, Mar. 22, 1908; died, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Sept. 10, 1991.)  Australia’s John Herbert Crawford nearly became the first man to score the tennis “grand slam” but lost on the grass of the West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills in 1933.  Crawford won the Australian, French, and Wimbledon […]

Henri Cochet

Henri Cochet (Tennis.  Born, Villeurbanne, France, Dec. 14, 1901; died, Paris, France, Apr. 1, 1987.)  One of the celebrated “Four Musketeers” of French tennis, Henri Cochet was part of the quartet that dominated the sport in the late 1920s and early 1930s.  Cochet teamed with Rene Lacoste, Jacques Brugnon, and Jean Borotra to win the Davis […]

Oliver Campbell

Oliver Campbell (Tennis.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 25, 1871; died, Campbelltown, N.B., July 11, 1953.)  In the summer between his junior and senior years at Columbia, Oliver Samuel Campbell went to Newport, R.I.  While there, Campbell won the U.S. national singles tennis championship for 1890, beating defending champion Henry W. Slocum, Jr., 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, […]

Maria Bueno

Maria Bueno (Tennis.  Born, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 11, 1939.)  Despite being dogged by illness and injury almost throughout her career, Maria Esther Bueno became one of the true tennis champions of her time, ranking in the world’s top ten every year but one from 1958-68.  She was the world’s No. 1 woman player in both […]

Don Budge

Don Budge (Tennis. Born, June 13, 1915, Oakland, CA; died, Scranton, PA., Jan. 26, 2000.)  John Donald Budge earned everlasting fame by becoming the first man ever to win the “Grand Slam” of tennis, capturing the U.S., Wimbledon, French and Australian titles in the same year.  That string of victories captured world headlines in 1938.  But […]

Mary K. Browne

Mary K. Browne (Tennis.  Born, Ventura, CA, June 3, 1891; died, Laguna Beach, CA, Aug. 19, 1971.)  One of the first great all-around women athletes, Mary Kimball Browne was also America’s first woman tennis pro.  She was also the first woman ranked No. 1 in the U.S., leading the first two official listings (1913, 1914).  Browne […]

A. Louise Brough

A. Louise Brough (Tennis.  Born, Oklahoma City, OK, Mar. 11, 1923.)  Though she made the U.S. national final six times over a 16-year period (1942-57), Althea Louise Brough won the championship only once.  After losses in 1942 and 1943, Brough beat Margaret Osborne, 8-6, 4-6, 6-1, on Sept. 15, 1947.  But she lost a rematch […]

Wilmer Allison

Wilmer Allison (Tennis.  Born, San Antonio, TX, Dec. 8, 1904; died, Austin, TX, Apr. 20, 1977.)  A smallish (5’10”, 155 pounds) but hard-working player, Wilmer L. Allison, Jr., was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in 1934 and 1935, and won the U.S. national singles at Forest Hills in 1935.

Pauline Betz Addie

Pauline Betz Addie (Tennis.  Born, Dayton, OH, Aug. 6, 1919; died, Potomac, MD, May 31, 2011.)  After Alice Marble turned pro, Pauline Betz Addie emerged as the strongest U.S. women’s player while still an undergraduate at Florida’s Rollins College.  As Pauline Betz, she lost the 1941 Forest Hills final to Sarah Palfrey Cooke, but then […]

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