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Nancy Richey

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey

Profession: Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: She won two Grand Slam singles titles: the 1967 Australian Championships and 1968 French Open, to go with four Grand Slam women's doubles titles. She won 69 singles titles in total.

Born: August 23, 1942
Birthplace: San Angelo, Texas, USA
Age: 78 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1966-01-31 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith wins her 7th consecutive Australian singles title; beats American Nancy Richey in a walkover, Richey injured
  • 1966-06-05 French Championships Women's Tennis: Ann Haydon-Jones of England beats American Nancy Richey 6-3, 6-1 for her 2nd French singles crown
  • 1966-09-12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maria Bueno of Brazil beats American Nancy Richey 6-3, 6-1 for her 7th and final Grand Slam singles crown
  • 1967-01-30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Nancy Richey wins her first and only Australian title; beats home favourite Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-1, 6-4
  • 1968-06-08 French Open Women's Tennis: American Nancy Richey beats Ann Haydon-Jones 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 for her second and last Grand Slam singles title
  • 1969-09-08 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Court wins her third US singles title & 16th Grand Slam singles event; beats Nancy Richey 6-2, 6-2
  • 1973-10-23 19 year old American tennis star Chris Evert retains her WTA Tour Championship at Boca Raton, Florida; beats Nancy Richey Gunter 6-3, 6-3 in the final

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