George Worthington (tennis)

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George Worthington
Full name George Allan Worthington
Country  Australia
Born 10 October 1928
Sydney, Australia
Died 8 December 1964 (aged 36)
Westminster, London
Turned pro 1956 (amateur tour from 1945)
Retired 1960
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1949, 1950, 1951, 1954)
French Open 3R (1950, 1955)
Wimbledon 4R (1949, 1953)
US Open 3R (1950)
Professional majors
Wembley Pro QF (1957)
French Pro 1R (1958, 1959)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1947)
Wimbledon SF (1955)
US Open F (1949)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1951, 1952, 1955)
Wimbledon SF (1949, 1950, 1953)

George Allan Worthington (10 October 1928 – 8 December 1964) was an Australian male tennis player who was active in the 1940s and 1950s.

Career[edit]

Worthington won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Championships in 1951, 1952 and 1953 together with Thelma Coyne Long.[1][2]

He was twice runner-up with compatriot Frank Sedgman in Grand Slam men's doubles championship. In 1947 they lost the final of the Australian Championship against Adrian Quist and John Bromwich in straight sets and in 1949 in the U.S. National Championship they met the same fate against fellow Australians John Bromwich and Bill Sidwell.[3][4]

After his active playing career he became coach at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club and coached both the English Davis Cup team and Wightman Cup team.[5]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Men's Doubles[edit]

Runner-ups(2)[edit]

Date Championship Partner Opponents Score
1947 Australian Championships Australia Frank Sedgman Australia Adrian Quist
Australia John Bromwich
1–6, 3–6, 1–6
1949 U.S. National Championships Australia Frank Sedgman Australia John Bromwich
Australia Bill Sidwell
4–6, 0–6, 1–6

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Titles (3)[edit]

Date Championship Partner Opponents Score
1951 Australian Championships Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Clare Proctor
Australia Jack May
6–4, 3–6
1952 Australian Championships Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Gwen Thiele
Australia Tom Warhurst
9–7, 7–5
1955 Australian Championships Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Jenny Staley
Australia Lew Hoad
6–2, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Worthington Match History". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 376. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ "Worthington, George". Grand Slam History. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 373, 477. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  5. ^ "Former Davis Cup Man Dies". The Age. 9 December 1964. p. 24. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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