Bill Sidwell

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Bill Sidwell
Full name Oswald William Thomas Sidwell
Country  Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia
Born (1920-04-16) 16 April 1920 (age 95)
Goulburn, NSW
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Retired 1951
Plays Right-handed
Highest ranking No. 10 (1949, John Olliff)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1948, 1949, 1950)
Wimbledon 4R (1950)
US Open 3R (1947, 1948)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1949)
French Open F (1947)
Wimbledon F (1947)
US Open W (1949)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1948)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1948Ch, 1949Ch)

Oswald William Thomas (Bill) Sidwell (born 16 April 1920 in Goulburn, New South Wales) is an Australian former tennis player.

Sidwell reached four Grand Slam doubles finals, winning once, and also played in the Davis Cup in 1948 and 1949 where Australia lost to the United States both years in the Challenge Round. As a junior, he won the Australian Open boys' singles event in 1939. Sidwell is currently Treasurer of the Australian Veteran Golfers Association [AVGA] and is playing golf regularly in place of tennis.

He was ranked World No. 10 for 1949 by John Olliff.[1]

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Titles (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
1949 US National Championships Australia John Bromwich Australia Frank Sedgman
Australia George Worthington
6–4, 6–0, 6–1

Runners-up (4)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
1947 French Championships United States Tom Brown South Africa Eustace Fannin
South Africa Eric Sturgess
4–6, 6–4, 4–6, 3–6
1947 Wimbledon United Kingdom Tony Mottram United States Bob Falkenburg
United States Jack Kramer
6–8, 3–6, 3–6
1949 Australian Championships Australia Geoff Brown Australia John Bromwich
Australia Adrian Quist
6–1, 5–7, 2–6, 3–6
1950 Wimbledon Australia Geoff Brown Australia John Bromwich
Australia Adrian Quist
5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6

Mixed doubles[edit]

Runners-up (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
1948 Australian Championships Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Nancye Wynne Bolton
Australia Colin Long
5–7, 6–4, 6–8


  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 426.

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