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Carole Caldwell Graebner
Carole Caldwell Graebner
(née Caldwell; June 24, 1943 – November 19, 2008) was an American tennis player. According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph
and the Daily Mail, Graebner was ranked in the world top ten in 1964 and 1965, reaching a career high of World No. 4 in those rankings in 1964.[1] Graebner was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States
United States
Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Association from 1961 through 1965 and in 1967. She was the third-ranked U.S. player in 1964 and 1965.[2] She was ranked U.S. No. 1 in doubles in 1963.[3]

Contents

1 Career summary

1.1 Awards and honors

2 Personal 3 Grand Slam finals

3.1 Singles: 1 (1 runner-up) 3.2 Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

4 Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Career summary[edit] Graebner paired with Nancy Richey to win doubles titles at the U.S. National Championships in 1965 (defeating Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
and Karen Hantze Susman in the final) and the Australian Championships in 1966 (defeating Margaret Court
Margaret Court
and Lesley Turner Bowrey
Lesley Turner Bowrey
in the final). Graebner lost to Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
in the singles final of the 1964 U.S. Championships, winning only a single game.[4] Graebner won the doubles title at the U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships in 1964 and 1965.[5] In the singles event she was a runner-up in 1962 and 1964 to Donna Floyd and Nancy Richey respectively. In 1961 at the tournament in Cincinnati, Caldwell won the doubles title with Cathie Gagel and lost the singles final to Peachy Kellmeyer. Caldwell won the Pacific Southwest singles title in 1962 and 1965 and won a gold medal in doubles at the 1963 Pan American Games. Graebner was on the first U.S. Federation Cup team and attended California State University, Los Angeles. After her playing career ended, Graebner was a radio and television commentator and a vice president with Tennis
Tennis
Week magazine. She also served in sales and administration with Sports Investors, Inc. Graebner served the United States
United States
Tennis
Tennis
Association (USTA) by chairing the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Committee and being vice chair of the Wightman Cup Committee. Awards and honors[edit] She was the recipient of the USTA
USTA
Service Bowl Award in 1989 and the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award in 1991. She was named Eastern Tennis Association Woman of the Year in 1989. In 1997 she was inducted into the ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame.[6] Personal[edit] Caldwell was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
and grew up in Santa Monica, California. On July 11, 1964 she married American tennis star Clark Graebner. They had two children, a daughter, Cameron, and a son, Clark. The couple separated in 1975 but never divorced. Graebner died of cancer in New York City
New York City
on November 19, 2008, aged 65.[3] Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1964 US Championships Grass Maria Bueno 1–6, 0–6

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1965 US Championships Grass Nancy Richey Billie Jean King Karen Susman 6–4, 6–4

Winner 1966 Australian Championships Grass Nancy Richey Margaret Smith Lesley Turner 6–4, 7–5

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 Career SR

Australian Championships A A A A A A QF SF A A A A A A 0 / 2

French Championships A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1

Wimbledon A A A 3R 3R 4R 2R A 2R A 2R 2R A 1R 0 / 8

United States 1R 2R 1R 4R 4R F QF A 4R 1R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 12

SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 23

A = did not participate in the tournament. SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played. See also[edit]

Performance timelines for all female tennis players who reached at least one Grand Slam final

References[edit]

^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 703. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  ^ United States
United States
Tennis
Tennis
Association (1988). 1988 Official USTA
USTA
Tennis Yearbook. Lynn, Massachusetts: H.O. Zimman, Inc. p. 261.  ^ a b Robin Finn (November 20, 2008). "Carole Caldwell Graebner, Tennis
Tennis
Star, Dies at 65". The New York Times.  ^ "U.S. Tennis
Tennis
Picture Darkens: Emerson, Bueno Win Crowns". St. Petersburg Times. Sep 14, 1964.  ^ "Carole Caldwell Graebner, 65, passed away following a brief yet courageous battle with cancer". USTA. August 15, 2008.  ^ "Carole Caldwell Graebner". Intercollegiate Tennis Association. 

External links[edit] Carole Caldwell Graebner
Carole Caldwell Graebner
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation

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Australasian and Australian Championships women's doubles champions

(1922) Esna Boyd
Esna Boyd
Robertson / Marjorie Mountain (1923) Esna Boyd
Esna Boyd
Robertson / Sylvia Lance Harper (1924) Daphne Akhurst
Daphne Akhurst
Cozens / Sylvia Lance Harper (1925) Sylvia Lance Harper
Sylvia Lance Harper
/ Daphne Akhurst
Daphne Akhurst
Cozens (1926) Meryl O'Hara Wood
Meryl O'Hara Wood
/ Esna Boyd
Esna Boyd
Robertson (1927) Meryl O'Hara Wood
Meryl O'Hara Wood
/ Louie Bickerton (1928) Daphne Akhurst
Daphne Akhurst
Cozens / Esna Boyd
Esna Boyd
Robertson (1929) Daphne Akhurst
Daphne Akhurst
Cozens / Louie Bickerton (1930) Margaret Molesworth / Emily Hood Westacott (1931) Daphne Akhurst
Daphne Akhurst
Cozens / Louise Bickerton (1932) Coral McInnes Buttsworth / Marjorie Cox Crawford (1933) Margaret Molesworth / Emily Hood Westacott (1934) Margaret Molesworth / Emily Hood Westacott (1935) Evelyn Dearman
Evelyn Dearman
/ Nancy Lyle Glover (1936) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1937) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1938) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1939) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1940) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1941 - 1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Joyce Fitch / Mary Bevis (1947) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1948) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1949) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1950) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Doris Hart (1951) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1952) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Nancye Wynne Bolton (1953) Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
/ Julia Sampson Hayward (1954) Mary Hawton / Thelma Coyne Long (1955) Mary Hawton / Beryl Penrose (1956) Mary Hawton / Thelma Coyne Long (1957) Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
/ Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin (1958) Mary Hawton / Thelma Coyne Long (1959) Renée Schuurman / Sandra Reynolds Price (1960) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Christine Truman Janes (1961) Mary Carter Reitano / Margaret Court (1962) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Robyn Ebbern (1963) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Robyn Ebbern (1964) Judy Tegart / Lesley Turner (1965) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Lesley Turner (1966) Carole Caldwell Graebner
Carole Caldwell Graebner
/ Nancy Richey (1967) Lesley Turner / Judy Tegart (1968) Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville

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U.S. National Championships women's doubles champions

(1889) Margarette Ballard / Bertha Townsend (1890) Ellen Roosevelt
Ellen Roosevelt
/ Grace Roosevelt (1891) Mabel Cahill
Mabel Cahill
/ Emma Leavitt Morgan (1892) Mabel Cahill
Mabel Cahill
/ Adeline McKinlay (1893) Aline Terry
Aline Terry
/ Harriet Butler (1894) Helen Hellwig / Juliette Atkinson (1895) Helen Hellwig / Juliette Atkinson (1896) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Juliette Atkinson (1897) Juliette Atkinson / Kathleen Atkinson (1898) Juliette Atkinson / Kathleen Atkinson (1899) Jane Craven / Myrtle McAteer (1900) Edith Parker / Hallie Champlin (1901) Juliette Atkinson / Myrtle McAteer (1902) Juliette Atkinson / Marion Jones (1903) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Carrie Neely (1904) May Sutton
May Sutton
Bundy / Miriam Hall (1905) Helen Homans / Carrie Neely (1906) Ann Burdette Coe / Ethel Bliss Platt (1907) Marie Wimer / Carrie Neely (1908) Evelyn Sears / Margaret Curtis (1909) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Edith Rotch (1910) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Edith Rotch (1911) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Eleonora Sears (1912) Dorothy Green / Mary Browne (1913) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Louise Riddell Williams (1914) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Louise Riddell Williams (1915) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Eleonora Sears (1916) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Eleonora Sears (1917) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Eleonora Sears (1918) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Eleanor Goss (1919) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Eleanor Goss (1920) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Eleanor Goss (1921) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Louise Riddell Williams (1922) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Helen Wills (1923) Kathleen McKane Godfree
Kathleen McKane Godfree
/ Phyllis Howkins Covell (1924) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Helen Wills (1925) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Helen Wills (1926) Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
/ Eleanor Goss (1927) Kathleen McKane Godfree
Kathleen McKane Godfree
/ Ermyntrude Harvey (1928) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Helen Wills (1929) Phoebe Holcroft Watson
Phoebe Holcroft Watson
/ Peggy Mitchell (1930) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1931) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (1932) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1933) Betthy Nutthall Shoemaker / Freda James (1934) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1935) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1936) Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn / Carolin Babcock Stark (1937) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1938) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1939) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1940) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1941) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1942) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1943) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1944) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1945) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1946) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1947) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1948) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1949) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1950) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1951) Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin / Doris Hart (1952) Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin / Doris Hart (1953) Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin / Doris Hart (1954) Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin / Doris Hart (1955) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1956) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1957) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1958) Jeanne Arth / Darlene Hard (1959) Jeanne Arth / Darlene Hard (1960) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Darlene Hard (1961) Darlene Hard / Lesley Turner Bowrey (1962) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Darlene Hard (1963) Robyn Ebbern
Robyn Ebbern
/ Margaret Smith (1964) Billie Jean Moffitt / Karen Hantze Susman (1965) Carole Caldwell Graebner
Carole Caldwell Graebner
/ Nancy Richey (1966) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Nancy Richey (1967) Rosemary Casals / Bill

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