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Tony Trabert

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert

Full Name: Marion Anthony Trabert
Profession: Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, he won five Grand Slam singles titles, including the French Open twice and the U.S. Open twice.

Born: August 16, 1930
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Age: 90 years old

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

Married Life

  • 1953-10-26 Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

Historical Events

  • 1953-09-07 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Tony Trabert beats fellow American Vic Seixas 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to win his first of 5 major titles
  • 1954-05-29 French Championships Men's Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Art Larsen 6-4, 7-5, 6-1 for first of 2 straight French singles titles
  • 1955-06-04 French Championships Men's Tennis: Defending champion Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson of Sweden 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
  • 1955-07-01 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen of Denmark 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 for his only Wimbledon success
  • 1955-09-11 75th US National Championships Men's Tennis: American Tony Trabert wins his second home title; beats Ken Rosewall of Australia 9-7, 6-3, 6-3

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