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Gottfried Alexander Maximilian Walter Kurt Freiherr
Freiherr
von Cramm (English: Baron[A][4] Gottfried von Cramm, German pronunciation: [ˈɡɔtˌfʀiːt fɔn ˈkʁam]; 7 July 1909 – 8 November 1976), was a German amateur tennis champion who won the French Open
French Open
twice. He was ranked number 2 in the world in 1934 and 1936, and number 1 in the world in 1937.[3][5][6] He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1977, an organisation which considers that he is "most remembered for a gallant effort in defeat against Don Budge
Don Budge
in the 1937 Interzone Final at Wimbledon".[7] Cramm represented Germany
Germany
during the rise of the Nazi party to power in the 1930s. The Nazi regime attempted to exploit his appearance and skill as a symbol of Aryan supremacy, but he refused to identify with Nazism. He was persecuted as a homosexual by the German government and was jailed briefly in 1938. Cramm figured briefly in the gossip columns as the sixth husband of Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress.

Contents

1 Birth 2 Tennis career 3 Imprisonment on morals charges 4 Wartime service and postwar career 5 Marriages 6 Death 7 Grand Slam finals

7.1 Singles (2 titles, 5 runners-up) 7.2 Doubles (2 titles, 1 runner-up) 7.3 Mixed doubles (1 title)

8 Notes 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links

Birth[edit]

Castle Oelber, the family's summer estate and Castle Brüggen, where Cramm grew up.

The third of the seven sons of Burchard Baron
Baron
(Freiherr) von Cramm, by his marriage to Jutta Countess (Gräfin) von Steinberg, Cramm was born at the family estate near Nettlingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Germany
and grew up in one of their castles in Brüggen (Leine). A younger brother, Wilhelm-Ernst Freiherr
Freiherr
von Cramm (1917–1996), was a German officer who was highly decorated during the Second World War, and who after the war was leader of the German Party, a conservative German political party. Tennis career[edit] In 1932, Cramm earned a place in the German Davis Cup
Davis Cup
team and won the first of four straight German national tennis championships.[8] During this time he also teamed up with Hilde Krahwinkel
Hilde Krahwinkel
to win the 1933 Mixed Doubles title at Wimbledon. Noted for his gentlemanly conduct and fair play, he gained the admiration and respect of his fellow tennis players. He earned his first individual Grand Slam title in 1934, winning the French Open. His victory made him a national hero in his native Germany; however, it was by chance that he won just after Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
had come to power. The handsome, blond Gottfried von Cramm fitted perfectly the Aryan race
Aryan race
image of a Nazi ideology that put pressure on all German athletes to be superior. However, Cramm steadfastly refused to be a tool for Nazi propaganda. Germany effectively lost its 1935 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
Interzone Final against the US when Cramm refused to take a match point in the deciding game, by notifying the umpire that the ball had tipped his racket, and thus calling a point against himself, although no one had witnessed the error.[9] For three straight years Cramm was the men's singles runner-up at the Wimbledon Championships, losing memorable matches in the finals to England's Fred Perry
Fred Perry
in 1935 and again in 1936. The following year he lost in the finals to American Don Budge, both at Wimbledon and at the U.S. Open. In 1935, he was beaten in the French Open
French Open
finals by Perry, but turned the tables the following year and defeated Perry, gaining his second French championship. In an attempt to get Cramm to be more cooperative ideologically, the Nazi government punished his previous unwillingness by not allowing him to compete in the 1937 French championship, even though he was the defending champion.[citation needed] Despite his Grand Slam play, Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
is most remembered in England for his deciding match against Don Budge
Don Budge
during the 1937 Davis Cup. He was ahead 4–1 in the final set when Budge launched a comeback, eventually winning 8–6 in a match considered by many as the greatest battle in the annals of Davis Cup
Davis Cup
play and one of the pre-eminent matches in all of tennis history.[7] In a later interview, Budge said that Cramm had received a phone call from Hitler
Hitler
minutes before the match started and had come out pale and serious and had played each point as though his life depended on winning.[10] Others say that Budge believed a tale invented by Teddy Tinling
Teddy Tinling
(at the time the "call boy" who ushered players onto the Centre Court at Wimbledon) that Hitler
Hitler
had telephoned Cramm before the match.[11] Imprisonment on morals charges[edit] Despite his enormous popularity with the public, on 5 March 1938, Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
was arrested by the German government and tried on the charge of a homosexual relationship with Manasse Herbst, a young Galician Jewish
Jewish
actor and singer, who had appeared in the 1926 silent film Der Sohn des Hannibal.[12] After being hospitalized for a nervous collapse after his arrest, on 14 March he was sentenced to one year's imprisonment[13] Cramm admitted the relationship, which had lasted from 1931 until 1934 and had begun shortly before he married his first wife. He was additionally charged with sending money to Herbst, who had moved to Palestine in 1936. According to a report on the trial in the New York Times
New York Times
of 15 May 1938, the judge stated that " Baron
Baron
von Cramm had alleged that his wife, during their honeymoon, had become intimate with a French athlete. The court held that this experience had unsettled the young tennis star and had resulted in his seeking a perverse compensation for an unhappy married life."[14] Although Cramm had confessed to an affair with Herbst once he was arrested, he later changed his confession to one of "mutual masturbation", and his lawyer was able to convince the judge that Cramm had been forced into sending money to Herbst because Herbst was a "sneaky Jew."[15] Cramm's international tennis friends were outraged at his treatment. Don Budge
Don Budge
collected the signatures of high-profile athletes and sent a protest letter to Hitler. His friend King Gustaf V of Sweden
Gustaf V of Sweden
also pressured the German government to have him released. Cramm was released on parole after six months,[12] and in May 1939 returned to competitive tennis. The extremely tense political climate caused problems when he went to play in England. Nevertheless, Cramm was allowed to compete at the Queen's Club tournament in London, where he won the event by beating American Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
6–0, 6–1. Officials at Wimbledon reportedly refused to let him play in their tournament, using the excuse that he was a convicted criminal and therefore unfit; The New York Times, however, quoted Wimbledon sources as saying that Cramm would have been welcome to participate, had he submitted an entry. The U.S. rejected Cramm's temporary-visa application that same year, citing his morals-charge conviction, and preventing him from playing at the U.S. Open in September.[citation needed] A further humiliation was Germany's decision in 1940 to recall Cramm from an international tennis tournament in Rome before he had a chance to play. The New York Times
New York Times
reported that his abrupt departure "was attributed to the German authorities' desire to prevent the former champion from meeting Henner Henkel, Rolf Goepffert, and other German players... Berlin
Berlin
decided it would be embarrassing if Cramm beat his compatriots..."[citation needed] Wartime service and postwar career[edit] In May 1940, some months after the outbreak of the Second World War, Cramm was conscripted into military service[12] as a member of the Hermann Goering Division.[16] He saw action on the Eastern Front and was awarded the Iron Cross.[4] Despite his noble background, Cramm was enlisted as a private soldier until being given a company to command. His company faced harsh conditions on the Eastern Front, and Cramm was flown out suffering from frostbite, with much of his company dead. Because of his previous conviction, he was dismissed from military service in 1942.[12] While the war robbed Cramm of some of his best years as a tennis player, he won the German national championship in 1948 and again in 1949, when he was 40 years old. He went on playing Davis Cup
Davis Cup
tennis until retiring after the 1953 season and still holds the record for the most wins by any German team member. Following his retirement from active competition, Cramm served as an administrator in the German Tennis Federation and became successful in business as a cotton importer. In addition, he managed the landed estate he had inherited from his father in Wispenstein, in Lower Saxony. Marriages[edit] Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
married:

Baroness Elisabeth "Lisa" von Dobeneck (1912–1975), a daughter of Robert, Baron
Baron
von Dobeneck and his wife, the former Maria Hagen, a granddaughter of the Jewish
Jewish
banker Louis Hagen.[17] They married on 1 September 1930 and divorced in 1937.[18] Lisa von Cramm later married the German ice-hockey star Gustav Jaenecke. Barbara Hutton, an American socialite and an heiress to the Woolworth five-and-dime fortune. The couple married in 1955 and divorced in 1959. He had married her in order to "help her through substance abuse and depression but was unable to help her in the end."[15]

Death[edit] While on a business trip, Cramm and his driver were killed in an automobile accident near Cairo, Egypt, in 1976, when the baron's car collided with a truck. Two roads were named in his honor, the Gottfried-von-Cramm-Weg in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, where the Rot-Weiss Tennis Club is located, and a similarly named road in the small town of Merzig. Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1977.[7] In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and a great player himself, included Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
in his list of the 21 greatest players of all time.[19] Cramm was the subject of a radio play, entitled Playing for His Life, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011. The play focused on the 1937 Interzone Davis Cup final and also on Cramm's personal life.[20] Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles (2 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1934 French Championships Clay Jack Crawford 6–4, 7–9, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3

Runner-up 1935 French Championships Clay Fred Perry 3–6, 6–3, 1–6, 3–6

Runner-up 1935 Wimbledon Grass Fred Perry 2–6, 4–6, 4–6

Winner 1936 French Championship (2) Clay Fred Perry 6–0, 2–6, 6–2, 2–6, 6–0

Runner-up 1936 Wimbledon Grass Fred Perry 1–6, 1–6, 0–6

Runner-up 1937 Wimbledon Grass Don Budge 3–6, 4–6, 2–6

Runner-up 1937 U.S. Championships Grass Don Budge 1–6, 9–7, 1–6, 6–3, 1–6

Doubles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1937 French Championships Clay Henner Henkel Vernon Kirby Norman Farquharson 6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 6–1

Winner 1937 U.S. Championships Grass Henner Henkel Don Budge Gene Mako 6–4, 7–5, 6–4

Runner-up 1938 Australian Open Grass Henner Henkel John Bromwich Adrian Quist 5–7, 4–6, 0–6

Mixed doubles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1933 Wimbledon Championships Grass Hilde Krahwinkel Mary Heeley Norman Farquharson 7–5, 8–6

Notes[edit] A Regarding personal names: Freiherr
Freiherr
was a title before 1919, but now is regarded as part of the surname. It is translated as Baron. Before the August 1919 abolition of nobility as a legal class, titles preceded the full name when given (Graf Helmuth James von Moltke). Since 1919, these titles, along with any nobiliary prefix (von, zu, etc.), can be used, but are regarded as a dependent part of the surname, and thus come after any given names (Helmuth James Graf von Moltke). Titles and all dependent parts of surnames are ignored in alphabetical sorting. The feminine forms are Freifrau
Freifrau
and Freiin. References[edit]

^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Gottfried Von Cramm: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.  ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Gottfried Von Cramm: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.  ^ a b "Budge Seeded First in All-England", Daytona Beach Morning Journal, 17 June 1937. ^ a b Ron Fimrite (5 July 1993). " Baron
Baron
of the Court". Sports Illustrated. Vol. 79 no. 1. pp. 56–69.  ^ J. Brooks Fenno, Jr. (20 October 1934). "Ten at the Top in Tennis". The Literary Digest. New York City, United States: Funk & Wagnalls: 36. Retrieved 4 October 2012.  ^ "Wallis Myers' Rankings". The Age. 24 September 1936. p. 6 – via Google News Archive.  ^ a b c " Baron
Baron
Gottfried von Cramm". www.tennisfame.com. International Tennis Hall of Fame.  ^ "Abschluss der Deutschen Tennis-Meisterschaften". Hamburger Nachrichten (in German). 15 August 1932 – via European Library.  ^ Paul Fein, Tennis Confidential: Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies, Brassey's, 2003 p.144. ^ " Don Budge
Don Budge
Describes his 1937 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
Semi-final Match Against Baron
Baron
Gottfried von Cramm" Archived 7 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Fisher, Marshall Jon (2009). A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played. Three Rivers Press. ISBN 978-0307393951.  ^ a b c d Kernchen, Roland. " Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
- Weltspitzensportler und Freund Wispensteins" [ Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
- World-class Athlete and Friend of the Wispenstein Community]. Homepage of the Wispenstein Community (in German). Retrieved 31 August 2015.  ^ "People, May 23, 1938". TIME.com. 23 May 1938.  ^ "Cramm Sentenced to a Year in Prison; He Was Blackmail Victim". The New York Times. 15 May 1938. p. 6.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ a b Fisher, Marshall Jon (2009). A Terrible Splendor. New York: Crown.  ^ "Von Cramm, German Tennis Star Of 1930's, Dies in Car Crash at 66". www.nytimes.com. The New York Times. 10 November 1976.  ^ Fraunhofer SCAI Marketing und Kommunikation. "Fraunhofer IZB: Seite nicht gefunden". fraunhofer.de. Archived from the original on 9 June 2007.  ^ "Sport: Champions at Forest Hills". TIME.com. 13 September 1937.  ^ Writing in 1979, Kramer considered the best ever to have been either Don Budge
Don Budge
(for consistent play) or Ellsworth Vines
Ellsworth Vines
(at the height of his game). The next four best were, chronologically, Bill Tilden, Fred Perry, Bobby Riggs
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
Björn Borg
and Jimmy Connors. He felt unable to rank Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
and René Lacoste accurately but felt they were among the very best. ^ Playing for his life, Afternoon drama, BBC Radio 4, 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2014-02-04.

Further reading[edit]

Fisher, Marshall Jon (2009). A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played. ISBN 978-0-307-39394-4

External links[edit]

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Awards

Preceded by Incumbent German Sportsman of the Year 1947–1948 Succeeded by Georg Meier

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German members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
(1977) Boris Becker
Boris Becker
(2003) Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(2004) Hans Nüsslein (2006) Hilde Krahwinkel
Hilde Krahwinkel
Sperling (2013)

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French Championships
French Championships
men's singles champions

(1891) H. Briggs (1892) Jean Schopfer (1893) Laurent Riboulet (1894) André Vacherot (1895) André Vacherot (1896) André Vacherot (1897) Paul Aymé (1898) Paul Aymé (1899) Paul Aymé (1900) Paul Aymé (1901) André Vacherot (1902) Michel Vacherot (1903) Max Decugis (1904) Max Decugis (1905) Maurice Germot (1906) Maurice Germot (1907) Max Decugis (1908) Max Decugis (1909) Max Decugis (1910) Maurice Germot (1911) André Gobert (1912) Max Decugis (1913) Max Decugis (1914) Max Decugis (1915–1919) No competition (due to World War I) (1920) André Gobert (1921) Jean Samazeuilh (1922) Henri Cochet (1923) François Blanchy (1924) Jean Borotra (1925) René Lacoste (1926) Henri Cochet (1927) René Lacoste (1928) Henri Cochet (1929) René Lacoste (1930) Henri Cochet (1931) Jean Borotra (1932) Henri Cochet (1933) Jack Crawford (1934) Gottfried von Cramm (1935) Fred Perry (1936) Gottfried von Cramm (1937) Henner Henkel (1938) Don Budge (1939) Don McNeill (1940–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Marcel Bernard (1947) József Asbóth (1948) Frank Parker (1949) Frank Parker (1950) Budge Patty (1951) Jaroslav Drobný (1952) Jaroslav Drobný (1953) Ken Rosewall (1954) Tony Trabert (1955) Tony Trabert (1956) Lew Hoad (1957) Sven Davidson (1958) Mervyn Rose (1959) Nicola Pietrangeli (1960) Nicola Pietrangeli (1961) Manuel Santana (1962) Rod Laver (1963) Roy Emerson (1964) Manuel Santana (1965) Fred Stolle (1966) Tony Roche (1967) Roy Emerson

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French Championships
French Championships
men's doubles champions

(1891) B. Desjoyau / T. Legrand (1892) Diaz Albertini / J. Havet (1893) J. Goldsmith / Jean Schopfer (1894) Gérard Brosselin / J. Lesage (1895) André Vacherot / Christian Winzer (1896) Francky Wardan / Wynes (1897) Paul Aymé / Paul Lebreton (1898) Xenophon Casdagli / Michel Vacherot (1899) Paul Aymé / Paul Lebreton (1900) Paul Aymé / Paul Lebreton (1901) André Vacherot / Michel Vacherot (1902) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Jacques Worth (1903) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Jacques Worth (1904) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1905) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Jacques Worth (1906) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1907) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1908) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1909) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1910) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1911) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1912) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1913) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1914) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1915 – 1919) No competition (due to World War I) (1920) Max Decugis
Max Decugis
/ Maurice Germot (1921) André Gobert
André Gobert
/ William Laurentz (1922) Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon
/ Marcel Dupont (1923) Jean- François Blanchy / Jean Samazeuilh (1924) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ René Lacoste (1925) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ René Lacoste (1926) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Howard Kinsey (1927) Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
/ Jacques Brugnon (1928) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon (1929) René Lacoste
René Lacoste
/ Jean Borotra (1930) Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
/ Jacques Brugnon (1931) George Lott / John Van Ryn (1932) Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
/ Jacques Brugnon (1933) Pat Hughes / Fred Perry (1934) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon (1935) Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist (1936) Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Marcel Bernard (1937) Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Henner Henkel (1938) Bernard Destremau
Bernard Destremau
/ Yvon Petra (1939) Don McNeill / Charles Harris (1940-1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Marcel Bernard / Yvon Petra (1947) Eustace Fannin / Eric Sturgess (1948) Lennart Bergelin
Lennart Bergelin
/ Jaroslav Drobný (1949) Pancho Gonzales
Pancho Gonzales
/ Frank Parker (1950) Bill Talbert / Tony Trabert (1951) Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman (1953) Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall (1954) Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Tony Trabert (1955) Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Tony Trabert (1956) Don Candy / Bob Perry (1957) Malcolm Anderson
Malcolm Anderson
/ Ashley Cooper (1958) Ashley Cooper / Neale Fraser (1959) Nicola Pietrangeli
Nicola Pietrangeli
/ Orlando Sirola (1960) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1961) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Rod Laver (1962) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1963) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Manuel Santana (1964) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Ken Fletcher (1965) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle (1966) Clark Graebner / Dennis Ralston (1967) John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche

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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 / 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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Pre Open Era Wimbledon mixed doubles champions

1913: Hope Crisp / Agnes Tuckey 1914: James Parke / Ethel Thomson Larcombe 1915–18: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1920: Gerald Patterson
Gerald Patterson
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1921: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1922: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1923: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1924: John Gilbert / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1925: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1926: Leslie Godfree / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1927: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1928: Patrick Spence
Patrick Spence
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1929: Frank Hunter / Helen Wills 1930: Jack Crawford / Elizabeth Ryan 1931: George Lott / Anna McCune Harper 1932: Enrique Maier
Enrique Maier
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1933: Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Hilde Krahwinkel
Hilde Krahwinkel
Sperling 1934: Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
/ Dorothy Round Little 1935: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round Little 1936: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round Little 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1938: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1939: Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
/ Alice Marble 1940–45: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: Tom Brown / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1947: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1949: Eric Sturgess / Sheila Piercey Summers 1950: Eric Sturgess / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1951: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1953: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1954: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1955: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1956: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin 1957: Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Darlene Hard 1958: Robert Howe / Lorraine Coghlan Robinson 1959: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1960: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1961: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1962: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
/ Margaret Osborne duPont 1963: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1964: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1965: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1966: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1967: Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Billie Jean King

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 67265048 LCCN: n93041876 GN

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