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Doris Hart

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Winner of 6 Grand Slam women's singles titles.

Born: June 20, 1925
Birthplace: St Louis, Missouri, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: May 29, 2015 (aged 89)

Historical Events

  • 1947-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for her only Wimbledon singles title
  • 1947-07-26 46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)
  • 1948-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 8-6 for the first of 3-straight Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1949-01-31 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Doris Hart beats Nancye Wynne Bolton 6-3, 6-4 for the first of her 6 Grand Slam singles titles
  • 1949-09-05 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Margaret Osborne duPont beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-4, 6-1
  • 1950-01-30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Louise Brough beats Doris Hart 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 for her only Australian singles title
  • 1950-06-03 French Championships Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats fellow American Patricia Todd 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 for her 1st of 2 French singles titles
  • 1950-09-05 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart 6-3, 6-3 for her third consecutive US singles crown
  • 1951-06-03 50th French Championships Women's Tennis: Shirley Fry beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 for her only French singles title
  • 1951-07-07 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart outclasses fellow American Shirley Fry 6-1, 6-0 for her only Wimbledon singles title
  • 1952-06-01 French Championships Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats fellow American Shirley Fry 6-4, 6-4 for her 2nd French singles title
  • 1952-09-08 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Maureen Connolly beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 7-5
  • 1953-05-30 French Championships Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4 for the 2nd leg of her Grand Slam
  • 1953-07-04 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins 3rd leg of her Grand Slam beating fellow American Doris Hart 8-6, 7-5
  • 1953-09-07 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Maureen Connolly becomes first female to achieve a Grand Slam; beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4
  • 1954-09-06 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Doris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-8, 6-1, 8-6 for the first of her 2 US singles titles
  • 1955-09-11 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Defending champion Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales of England 6-4, 6-2

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