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R. Norris Williams

Full Name: Richard "Dick" Norris Williams II
Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: US Nat C'ship 1914, 16

Born: January 29, 1891
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: June 2, 1968 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Emphysema

Historical Events

  • 1913-08-26 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Defending champion Maurice McLoughlin beats R. Norris Williams 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1914-09-01 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: R. Norris Williams wins his first major title beating defending champion Maurice McLoughlin 6-3, 8-6, 10-8; final event at Newport Casino, moves to Forest Hills, NY
  • 1916-09-05 US National Championship Men's Tennis: R. Norris Williams beats Bill Johnston 4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 for his 2nd and final US singles crown
  • 1925-09-12 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Vincent Richards & R. Norris Williams clinch US 6th straight title; beat Jean Borotra & RenĂ© Lacoste of France 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 for 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
  • 1926-09-10 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Vincent Richards & R. Norris Williams clinch US 7th straight title; beat Jacques Brugnon & Henri Cochet of France 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 for 3-0 lead; ends 4-1

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