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Henry Ellsworth Vines, Jr. (September 28, 1911 – March 17, 1994) was an American tennis champion of the 1930s, the World No. 1 player or the co-No. 1 for four years in 1932, 1935, 1936 and 1937, able to win Pro Slam titles on three different surfaces. He later became a professional golfer.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Abilities 3 Tennis

3.1 Major finals

3.1.1 Grand Slam tournaments

3.1.1.1 Singles (3 titles, 1 runner-up)

3.1.2 Doubles (2 titles) 3.1.3 Pro Slam tournaments

3.1.3.1 Singles (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

4 Golf

4.1 Tournament wins 4.2 Results in major championships

5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 Sources 9 External links

Biography[edit] Vines attended the University of Southern California
University of Southern California
in Los Angeles, California, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and played on the freshman basketball team.[4] Many believe that Mercer Beasley started him on his tennis career at age 14 in Pasadena. He was mentored by Perry T. Jones through the Los Angeles Tennis
Tennis
Club and the Southern California
Southern California
Tennis
Tennis
Association. In the amateur ranks Vines won three Grand Slam tournaments, the Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
in 1932 and the U.S. Championships in 1931 and 1932 and he reached the final of Wimbledon in 1933. He played his first professional tennis match on January 10, 1934 and then became the leading pro player until 1938 (and the World No. 1 or No. 2 in the combined amateur-professional rankings). In 1934 and 1935 he won almost all the great pro events and the two big annual tours. Vines won four professional majors, which were the Wembley Pro in 1934 and 1935, the French Pro in 1935 and the US Pro in 1939. Vines also won the Paris Indoor (not to be confused with the French Pro) in 1934 and Southport Pro in 1935. After two years as the undisputed pro king in 1934 and 1935, Vines didn't need to enter any pro tournament to claim the World pro champion title: he then retained his crown by just playing and winning three other great annual pro tours from 1936 to 1938 (see Tennis
Tennis
male players statistics). In 1939 Vines lost his world pro crown to Don Budge but narrowly: in their first pro tour against each other, Vines trailed Budge 17–22. The tour proved that at his best Vines was unbeatable, but also that Budge's consistency would prevail a majority of the time, making the latter the best player of the time. In May 1940 Vines, 28 years 7 months old, played his last tennis competition. His physical problems, his desire to enjoy family life, his loss of the world crown, and above all his increasing passion for golf drove him to retire from tennis. Abilities[edit] Comparing Vines and Fred Perry
Fred Perry
after the 1939 tours, Budge wrote,

It was simply that after enduring Vines's power game, I never felt any real pressure against Perry.[5]

Years later, Budge deemed that the world's all-time best player had been Ellsworth Vines, "on his day". Budge was always astonished when someone had not ever heard of Vines whom he considered as the champion of the 1930s. In the opinion of Jack Kramer, himself a great player, Vines was, along with Don Budge, one of the two greatest players who ever lived. Budge was consistently the best, according to Kramer's 1979 autobiography, but, at the very top of his game, Vines was unbeatable by anyone:

...On his best days, Vines played the best tennis ever. Hell, when Elly was on, you'd be lucky to get your racket on the ball once you served it.[a]

Tall and thin, Vines possessed a game with no noticeable weaknesses, except, according to Kramer, because of his great natural athletic ability, laziness. He was particularly known for his powerful forehand and his very fast serve, both of which he generally hit absolutely flat with no spin. Although he could play the serve-and-volley game, he generally played an all-court game, preferring to hit winners from the baseline. Playing in the white flannel trousers that were standard dress for the time, he greatly impressed the youthful Kramer in a 1935 match in Southern California:

And here is Ellsworth Vines, 6'2½" tall, 155 pounds, dressed like Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
and hitting shots like Babe Ruth.

Kramer made up his mind on the spot to concentrate on tennis. Vines had, according to Kramer,

the perfect slim body, that was coordinated for anything. Elly won Forest Hills the first time when he was still only nineteen, but at the same time he was also devoting himself to basketball at the University of Southern California. He went there, on a basketball scholarship.

(NOTE: The school's official all-time roster does not list him; however, this does not mean that Vines did not earn a basketball scholarship.) In his chapter on 1932, Bud Collins
Bud Collins
writes in Total Tennis: The Ultimate Tennis
Tennis
Encyclopedia that Vines . . .

had a curious windmill stroke in which the racket made an almost 360-degree sweep. Starting on high as though he were going to serve, he brought the racket back almost to the ground and swept up to the ball. He put no spin on it, however, thereby hitting a flat shot with tremendous force that made him unbeatable when he was on.

Collins goes on to say that:

Opponents came to realize that the way to beat him was to keep the ball in play, hitting him soft stuff until he started making errors.[6]

After becoming bored with tennis while only in his late twenties, Vines became a professional golfer in 1942 and over the years had a number of high finishes in tournaments, including at least two professional victories (1946 Massachusetts Open, 1955 Utah Open) and a semifinal position in the prestigious 1951 PGA Championship
PGA Championship
when it was a match play tournament. Writes Kramer,

He was twice in the top ten of golf money winnings, and he was surely the best athlete ever in the two sports.

He compares Vines to another great tennis player, Lew Hoad:

Both were very strong guys. Both succeeded at a very young age.... Also, both were very lazy guys. Vines lost interest in tennis (for golf) before he was thirty, and Hoad never appeared to be very interested. Despite their great natural ability, neither put up the outstanding records that they were capable of. Unfortunately, the latter was largely true because both had physical problems.

Vines was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1962. Tennis[edit] Major finals[edit] Grand Slam tournaments[edit] Singles (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1931 U.S. Championships Grass George Lott 7–9, 6–3, 9–7, 7–5

Winner 1932 Wimbledon Grass Henry Austin 6–4, 6–2, 6–0

Winner 1932 U.S. Championships (2) Grass Henri Cochet 6–4, 6–4, 6–4

Runner-up 1933 Wimbledon Grass Jack Crawford 6–4, 9–11, 2–6, 6–2, 4–6

Doubles (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1932 U.S. Championships Grass Keith Gledhill Wilmer Allison John Van Ryn 10-8, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5

Winner 1933 Australian Championships Grass Keith Gledhill Jack Crawford Edgar Moon 6–4, 6–3, 6–2

Pro Slam tournaments[edit] Singles (4 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1934 Wembley Pro Indoor Hans Nüsslein 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 8–6

Winner 1935 French Pro Clay Hans Nüsslein 10–8, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1

Winner 1935 Wembley Pro Indoor Bill Tilden 6–1, 6–3, 5–7, 3–6, 6–3

Runner-up 1939 French Pro Clay Don Budge 2–6, 5–7, 3–6

Winner 1939 U.S. Pro Hard Fred Perry 8–6, 6–8, 6–1, 20–18

Golf[edit] Tournament wins[edit]

1946 Massachusetts Open 1951 Southern California
Southern California
PGA Championship 1955 Utah Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1939 1940 1941 1942

U.S. Amateur

R64 NT

The Amateur Championship R64 NT NT NT

Tournament 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957

Masters Tournament NT NT NT

T24 T28 38

U.S. Open NT NT NT T26 T51 T14 T14

PGA Championship NT

R64

R32 SF

R64 R64

R64 R32

Note: Vines did not play in The Open Championship.   Top 10   Did not play NT = no tournament "T" indicates a tie for a place R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = round in which player lost in match play Source for The Masters: www.masters.com Source for U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database Source for PGA Championship: PGA Championship
PGA Championship
Media Guide Source for 1939 Amateur Championship: The Glasgow Herald, May 26, 1939, pg. 21. See also[edit]

Tennis
Tennis
portal

Frank Conner and G. H. "Pete" Bostwick Jr. are the only other men to have competed in the U.S. Open in both tennis and golf List of male tennis players

Notes[edit]

^ In his 1979 autobiography Kramer considered the best player ever to have been either Don Budge
Don Budge
(for consistent play) or Ellsworth Vines (at the height of his game). The next four best were, chronologically, Bill Tilden, Fred Perry, Bobby Riggs, and Pancho Gonzales. After these six came the "second echelon" of Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Gottfried von Cramm, Ted Schroeder, Jack Crawford, Pancho Segura, Frank Sedgman, Tony Trabert, John Newcombe, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Connors. He felt unable to rank Henri Cochet and René Lacoste
René Lacoste
accurately but felt they were among the very best.

References[edit]

^ "Ellsworth Vines: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 3 November 2017.  ^ "Ellsworth Vines: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 3 November 2017.  ^ "Tennis; World's stars" (PDF). Advocate. Burnie, Tasmania, Australia: Harris publications: 9. September 15, 1932. Retrieved December 24, 2012.  ^ Ed Atkinson Ellsworth Vines: Ultimate Ball Striker, tennisplayer.net, Accessed July 8, 2008. ^ A tennis memoir, by Donald Budge ^ Total Tennis: The Ultimate Tennis
Tennis
Encyclopedia, by Bud Collins, page 53

Sources[edit]

The Game, My 40 Years in Tennis
Tennis
(1979), Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
with Frank Deford (ISBN 0-399-12336-9) Total Tennis: The Ultimate Tennis
Tennis
Encyclopedia (2003), by Bud Collins (ISBN 0-9731443-4-3) How to Play Tennis
Tennis
(1933), by Mercer Beasley Tennis, Myth and Method (1978), by Ellesworth Vines Los Angeles Tennis
Tennis
Club

External links[edit]

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon gentlemen's singles champions

(1877) Spencer Gore (1878) Frank Hadow (1879) John Hartley (1880) John Hartley (1881) William Renshaw (1882) William Renshaw (1883) William Renshaw (1884) William Renshaw (1885) William Renshaw (1886) William Renshaw (1887) Herbert Lawford (1888) Ernest Renshaw (1889) William Renshaw (1890) Willoughby Hamilton (1891) Wilfred Baddeley (1892) Wilfred Baddeley (1893) Joshua Pim (1894) Joshua Pim (1895) Wilfred Baddeley (1896) Harold Mahony (1897) Reginald Doherty (1898) Reginald Doherty (1899) Reginald Doherty (1900) Reginald Doherty (1901) Arthur Gore (1902) Laurence Doherty (1903) Laurence Doherty (1904) Laurence Doherty (1905) Laurence Doherty (1906) Laurence Doherty (1907) Norman Brookes (1908) Arthur Gore (1909) Arthur Gore (1910) Anthony Wilding (1911) Anthony Wilding (1912) Anthony Wilding (1913) Anthony Wilding (1914) Norman Brookes (1915–18) No competition (due to World War I) (1919) Gerald Patterson (1920) Bill Tilden (1921) Bill Tilden (1922) Gerald Patterson (1923) Bill Johnston (1924) Jean Borotra (1925) René Lacoste (1926) Jean Borotra (1927) Henri Cochet (1928) René Lacoste (1929) Henri Cochet (1930) Bill Tilden (1931) Sidney Wood (1932) Ellsworth Vines (1933) Jack Crawford (1934) Fred Perry (1935) Fred Perry (1936) Fred Perry (1937) Don Budge (1938) Don Budge (1939) Bobby Riggs (1940–45) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Yvon Petra (1947) Jack Kramer (1948) Bob Falkenburg (1949) Ted Schroeder (1950) Budge Patty (1951) Dick Savitt (1952) Frank Sedgman (1953) Vic Seixas (1954) Jaroslav Drobný (1955) Tony Trabert (1956) Lew Hoad (1957) Lew Hoad (1958) Ashley Cooper (1959) Alex Olmedo (1960) Neale Fraser (1961) Rod Laver (1962) Rod Laver (1963) Chuck McKinley (1964) Roy Emerson (1965) Roy Emerson (1966) Manuel Santana (1967) John Newcombe

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US Open men's singles champions

(1968) Arthur Ashe (1969) Rod Laver (1970) Ken Rosewall (1971) Stan Smith (1972) Ilie Năstase (1973) John Newcombe (1974) Jimmy Connors (1975) Manuel Orantes (1976) Jimmy Connors (1977) Guillermo Vilas (1978) Jimmy Connors (1979) John McEnroe (1980) John McEnroe (1981) John McEnroe (1982) Jimmy Connors (1983) Jimmy Connors (1984) John McEnroe (1985) Ivan Lendl (1986) Ivan Lendl (1987) Ivan Lendl (1988) Mats Wilander (1989) Boris Becker (1990) Pete Sampras (1991) Stefan Edberg (1992) Stefan Edberg (1993) Pete Sampras (1994) Andre Agassi (1995) Pete Sampras (1996) Pete Sampras (1997) Pat Rafter (1998) Pat Rafter (1999) Andre Agassi (2000) Marat Safin (2001) Lleyton Hewitt (2002) Pete Sampras (2003) Andy Roddick (2004) Roger Federer (2005) Roger Federer (2006) Roger Federer (2007) Roger Federer (2008) Roger Federer (2009) Juan Martín del Potro (2010) Rafael Nadal (2011) Novak Djokovic (2012) Andy Murray (2013) Rafael Nadal (2014) Marin Čilić (2015) Novak Djokovic (2016) Stan Wawrinka (2017) Rafael Nadal

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Australasian and Australian Championships men's doubles champions

1905: Randolph Lycett / Tom Tachell 1906: Rodney Heath
Rodney Heath
/ Anthony Wilding 1907: Bill Gregg / Harry Parker 1908: Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Alfred Dunlop 1909: J. P. Keane / Ernie Parker 1910: Ashley Campbell / Horace Rice 1911: Rodney Heath
Rodney Heath
/ Randolph Lycett 1912: James Parke / Charles Dixon 1913: A. Hedeman / Ernie Parker 1914: Ashley Campbell / Gerald Patterson 1915: Horace Rice
Horace Rice
/ C. V. Todd 1916–1918: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Ronald Thomas 1920: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Ronald Thomas 1921: S. H. Eaton / Rhys Gemmell 1922: John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson 1923: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Bert St. John 1924: James Anderson / Norman Brookes 1925: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Gerald Patterson 1926: John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson 1927: John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson 1928: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon 1929: Jack Crawford / Harry Hopman 1930: Jack Crawford / Harry Hopman 1931: Charles Donohoe / Roy Dunlop 1932: Jack Crawford / Edgar Moon 1933: Keith Gledhill / Ellsworth Vines 1934: Pat Hughes / Fred Perry 1935: Jack Crawford / Vivian McGrath 1936: Adrian Quist
Adrian Quist
/ Don Turnbull 1937: Adrian Quist
Adrian Quist
/ Don Turnbull 1938: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1939: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1940: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1941–1945: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1947: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1949: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1950: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1951: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Ken McGregor 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Ken McGregor 1953: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1954: Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Rex Hartwig 1955: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Tony Trabert 1956: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1957: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
/ Lew Hoad 1958: Ashley Cooper / Neale Fraser 1959: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Bob Mark 1960: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Bob Mark 1961: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Bob Mark 1962: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser 1963: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1964: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1965: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche 1966: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle 1967: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche 1968: Dick Crealy / Allan Stone

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U.S. National Championships men's doubles champions

(1881) Clarence Clark / Frederick Winslow Taylor (1882) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1883) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1884) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1885) Richard Sears / Joseph Clark (1886) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1887) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1888) Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell
/ Valentine Hall (1889) Henry Slocum / Howard Taylor (1890) Valentine Hall / Clarence Hobart (1891) Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell
/ Bob Huntington (1892) Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell
/ Bob Huntington (1893) Clarence Hobart
Clarence Hobart
/ Frederick Hovey (1894) Clarence Hobart
Clarence Hobart
/ Frederick Hovey (1895) Malcolm Greene Chace
Malcolm Greene Chace
/ Robert Wrenn (1896) Carr Neel
Carr Neel
/ Sam Neel (1897) Leo Ware
Leo Ware
/ George Sheldon (1898) Leo Ware
Leo Ware
/ George Sheldon (1899) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Dwight F. Davis (1900) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Dwight F. Davis (1901) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Dwight F. Davis (1902) Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty (1903) Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty (1904) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Beals Wright (1905) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Beals Wright (1906) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Beals Wright (1907) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1908) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1909) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1910) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1911) Raymond Little
Raymond Little
/ Gus Touchard (1912) Maurice E. McLoughlin
Maurice E. McLoughlin
/ Tom Bundy (1913) Maurice E. McLoughlin
Maurice E. McLoughlin
/ Tom Bundy (1914) Maurice E. McLoughlin
Maurice E. McLoughlin
/ Tom Bundy (1915) Clarence Griffin
Clarence Griffin
/ Bill Johnston (1916) Clarence Griffin
Clarence Griffin
/ Bill Johnston (1917) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Throckmorton (1918) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Bill Tilden (1919) Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
/ Gerald Patterson (1920) Clarence Griffin
Clarence Griffin
/ Bill Johnston (1921) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Bill Tilden (1922) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Bill Tilden (1923) Brian Norton
Brian Norton
/ Bill Tilden (1924) Howard Kinsey
Howard Kinsey
/ Robert Kinsey (1925) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ R. Norris Williams (1926) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ R. Norris Williams (1927) Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Bill Tilden (1928) George Lott / John F. Hennessey (1929) George Lott / Johnny Doeg (1930) George Lott / Johnny Doeg (1931) Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn (1932) Ellsworth Vines
Ellsworth Vines
/ Keith Gledhill (1933) George Lott / Lester Stoefen (1934) George Lott / Lester Stoefen (1935) Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn (1936) Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako (1937) Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Henner Henkel (1938) Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako (1939) John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist (1940) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Ted Schroeder (1941) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Ted Schroeder (1942) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1943) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Frank Parker (1944) Bob Falkenburg / Don McNeill (1945) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1946) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1947) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Ted Schroeder (1948) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1949) John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Bill Sidwell (1950) John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Frank Sedgman (1951) Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Vic Seixas (1953) Rex Hartwig
Rex Hartwig
/ Mervyn Rose (1954) Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Tony Trabert (1955) Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi (1956) Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall (1957) Ashley Cooper / Neale Fraser (1958) Alex Olmedo / Ham Richardson (1959) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1960) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1961) Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston (1962) Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox (1963) Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston (1964) Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston (1965) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle (1966) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle (1967) John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche

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U.S. National Championships mixed doubles champions

(1892) Mabel Cahill
Mabel Cahill
/ Clarence Hobart (1893) Ellen Roosevelt
Ellen Roosevelt
/ Clarence Hobart (1894) Juliette Atkinson / Edwin P. Fischer (1895) Juliette Atkinson / Edwin P. Fischer (1896) Juliette Atkinson / Edwin P. Fischer (1897) Laura Henson / D.L. Magruder (1898) Carrie Neely
Carrie Neely
/ Edwin P. Fischer (1899) Elizabeth Rastall / Albert Hoskins (1900) Margaret Hunnewell / Alfred Codman (1901) Marion Jones / Raymond Little (1902) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Wylie Grant (1903) Helen Chapman / Harry Allen (1904) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Wylie Grant (1905) Augusta Schultz Hobart / Clarence Hobart (1906) Sarah Coffin / Edward Dewhurst (1907) May Sayers / Wallace Johnson (1908) Edith Rotch / Nathaniel Niles (1909) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Wallace Johnson (1910) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Joseph Carpenter, Jr. (1911) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Wallace Johnson (1912) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ R. Norris Williams (1913) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Bill Tilden (1914) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Bill Tilden (1915) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Harry Johnson (1916) Eleonora Sears
Eleonora Sears
/ Willis E. Davis (1917) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Irving Wright (1918) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Irving Wright (1919) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Vincent Richards (1920) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Wallace Johnson (1921) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Bill Johnston (1922) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Bill Tilden (1923) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Bill Tilden (1924) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
/ Vincent Richards (1925) Kathleen McKane Godfree
Kathleen McKane Godfree
/ John Hawkes (1926) Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
/ Jean Borotra (1927) Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
/ Henri Cochet (1928) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
/ John Hawkes (1929) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / George Lott (1930) Edith Cross / Wilmer Allison (1931) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / George Lott (1932) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Fred Perry (1933) Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
/ Ellsworth Vines (1934) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ George Lott (1935) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Enrique Maier (1936) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Gene Mako (1937) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Don Budge (1938) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Don Budge (1939) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Harry Hopman (1940) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Bobby Riggs (1941) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Jack Kramer (1942) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Ted Schroeder (1943) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1944) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1945) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1946) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1947) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / John Bromwich (1948) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Tom Brown (1949) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Eric Sturgess (1950) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Ken McGregor (1951) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1953) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1954) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1955) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1956) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Ken Rosewall (1957) Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
/ Kurt Nielsen (1958) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Neale Fraser (1959) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Neale Fraser (1960) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Neale Fraser (1961) Margaret Smith / Bob Mark (1962) Margaret Smith / Fred Stolle (1963) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1964) Margaret Smith / John Newcombe (1965) Margaret Smith / Fred Stolle (1966) Donna Floyd Fales / Owen Davidson (1967) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Owen Davidson

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Men's tennis players who won two or more Grand Slam singles titles in one calendar year

Four wins

1938: Don Budge 1962: Rod Laver 1969: Rod Laver

Three wins

1933: Jack Crawford (AC&FC&WI) 1934: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
(AC&WI&US) 1955: Tony Trabert
Tony Trabert
(FO&WI&US) 1956: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
(AO&FO&WI) 1958: Ashley Cooper (AC&WI&US) 1964: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&WI&US) 1974: Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
(AO&WI&US) 1988: Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander
(AO&FO&US) 2004: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI&US) 2006: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI&US) 2007: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI&US) 2010: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&WI&US) 2011: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
(AO&WI&US) 2015: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
(AO&WI&US)

Two wins

1903: Laurence Doherty
Laurence Doherty
(WI&US) 1920: Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
(WI&US) 1921: Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
(WI&US) 1925: René Lacoste
René Lacoste
(FC&WI) 1927: René Lacoste
René Lacoste
(FC&US) 1928: Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
(FC&US) 1932: Ellsworth Vines
Ellsworth Vines
(WI&US) 1935: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
(FC&WI) 1936: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
(WI&US) 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
(WI&US) 1939: Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
(WI&US) 1947: Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
(WI&US) 1950: Budge Patty
Budge Patty
(FC&WI) 1951: Dick Savitt (AC&WI)) 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
(WI&US) 1953: Ken Rosewall
Ken Rosewall
(AC&FO) 1959: Alex Olmedo (AC&WI) 1960: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
(WI&US) 1961: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&US) 1963: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&FC) 1965: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&WI) 1967: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&FC) 1967: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
(WI&US) 1973: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
(AO&US) 1977: Guillermo Vilas
Guillermo Vilas
(FO&US) 1978: Björn Borg
Björn Borg
(FO&WI) 1979: Björn Borg
Björn Borg
(FO&WI) 1980: Björn Borg
Björn Borg
(FO&WI) 1981: John McEnroe
John McEnroe
(WI&US) 1982: Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
(WI&US) 1984: John McEnroe
John McEnroe
(WI&US) 1986: Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl
(FO&US) 1987: Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl
(FO&US) 1989: Boris Becker
Boris Becker
(WI&US) 1992: Jim Courier
Jim Courier
(AO&FO) 1993: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(WI&US) 1994: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(AO&WI) 1995: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(WI&US) 1997: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(AO&WI) 1999: Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi
(FO&US) 2005: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(WI&US) 2008: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&WI) 2009: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(FO&WI) 2013: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&US) 2016: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
(AO&FO) 2017: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI) 2017: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&US)

AC=Australasian/Australian Championships, AO=Australian Open, FC=French Championships, FO=French Open, WI=Wimbledon, US=U.S. National Champions

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