Carolin Babcock

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Carolin Babcock
Full name Carolin Antoinette Babcock Stark
Country  United States
Born (1912-05-26)May 26, 1912
Billings, Montana, USA
Died March 25, 1987(1987-03-25) (aged 74)
New York, NY, USA
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Highest ranking No. 10 (1934)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1934)
Wimbledon 4R (1934)
US Open F (1932)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (1934, 1936)
US Open W (1936)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 4R (1934)
Team competitions
Wightman Cup (1933, 1934)

Carolin Babcock Stark (May 26, 1912 – March 25, 1987) was a female tennis player from the United States. She won the women's doubles title with Marjorie Van Ryn at the 1936 U.S. Championships. Babcock was the runner-up in singles at the 1932 U.S. Championships, losing to Helen Hull Jacobs 6–2, 6–2. Stark also was the runner-up in women's doubles at the 1934, 1935, and 1937 editions of that tournament.

According to A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Babcock was ranked in the world top ten in 1934 and 1936, both years being ranked World No. 10.[1] She was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States Tennis Association from 1932 through 1937. She was the third-ranked U.S. player in 1932 and 1934.[2]

Babcock was born in Billings, Montana, and was graduated from the Marlborough School in Los Angeles in 1934. She was married to Richard Salisbury Stark. She died aged 74 at Southampton (Long Island) Hospital, New York, two days after suffering a stroke at her home in the North Haven section of Sag Harbor.[3]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Runner-ups (1)
Year Championship Opponents in Final Score
1932 U.S. Championships United States Helen Jacobs 2–6, 2–6

Doubles[edit]

Titles (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score
1936 U.S. Championships United States Marjorie Gladman United States Helen Jacobs
United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
9–7, 2–6, 6–4


Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Championships A A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 1
Wimbledon A A A A A 4R A 3R A 0 / 2
U.S. Championships 1R 2R A F 3R SF QF QF 3R 0 / 8
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 11

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3. 
  2. ^ United States Tennis Association (1988). 1988 Official USTA Tennis Yearbook. Lynn, Massachusetts: H.O. Zimman, Inc. p. 260. 
  3. ^ Carolin Stark Is Dead; Tennis Star in 1930s