Holcombe Ward

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Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward. Champion (with Davis) in doubles in 1899-1900 Book of Sport cropped.jpg
Country  United States
Born (1878-11-23)November 23, 1878
New York, NY, USA
Died January 23, 1967(1967-01-23) (aged 88)
Red Bank, NJ, USA
Turned pro 1895 (amateur tour)
Retired 1905 (brief comeback in 1917)
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HOF 1956 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 4 (1904, Karoly Mazak)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 1R (1905)
US Open W (1904)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1901)
US Open W (1899, 1900, 1901, 1904, 1905, 1906)
Last updated on: April 18, 2012.

Holcombe Ward (b. New York, New York, November 23, 1878 – Red Bank, New Jersey, January 23, 1967) was an American male tennis player.

Biography[edit]

Ward is best remembered for winning the men's singles title at the US National Championships in 1904.[2]

In 1905 Ward won the London Grass Court Championships (now known as Queen's Club Championships).

Ward was a member of the USA Davis Cup Team in 1900, 1902, 1905 and 1906.[3]

After his active career Ward became President of the USLTA (U.S. Lawn Tennis Association) from 1937 to 1947.[4]

Grand Slam record[edit]

Wimbledon Championships[edit]

  • Doubles champion: -
    • Doubles finalist: 1901

US Championships[edit]

  • Singles champion: 1904
    • Singles finalist: 1905
  • Doubles champion: 1899, 1900, 1901, 1904, 1905, 1906
    • Doubles finalist: 1898, 1902

Grand Slam singles finals[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1904 U.S. Championships United States William Clothier 10–8, 6–4, 9–7

Runner-ups (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1905 U.S. Championships United States Beals Wright 2-6, 1-6, 9-11

Grand Slam doubles finals[edit]

Titles (6)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1899 U.S. Championships United States Dwight F. Davis United States Leo Ware
United States George Sheldon
6–4, 6–4, 6–3
1900 U.S. Championships United States Dwight F. Davis United States Fred Alexander
United States Harold Hackett
6–3, 9–7, 6–1
1901 U.S. Championships United States Dwight F. Davis United States Leo Ware
United States Beals Wright
6–3, 9–7, 6–1
1904 U.S. Championships United States Beals Wright United States Kreigh Collins
United States Raymond Little
1–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
1905 U.S. Championships United States Beals Wright United States Fred Alexander
United States Harold Hackett
6–4, 6–4, 6–1
1906 U.S. Championships United States Beals Wright United States Fred Alexander
United States Harold Hackett
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3

Runners-up (3)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1898 U.S. Championships United States Dwight F. Davis United States Leo Ware
United States George Sheldon
6-1, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 5-7
1901 Wimbledon Championships United States Dwight F. Davis United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lawrence Doherty
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty
6-4, 2-6, 3-6, 7-9
1902 U.S. Championships United States Dwight F. Davis United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lawrence Doherty
9-11, 10-12, 4-6

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 32.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 456. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ "Davis Cup - Profile Holcombe Ward". ITF. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Famers - Profile Holcombe Ward". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 18, 2012.