Jan Lehane

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Jan Lehane
Full name Jan Lehane O'Neill
ITF name Jan O'Neill
Country  Australia
Born (1941-07-09) 9 July 1941 (age 73)
Grenfell, Australia
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963)
French Open QF (1960, 1962, 1963, 1964)
Wimbledon QF (1962)
US Open QF (1960, 1961)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1961, 1963)
French Open SF (1960, 1961, 1962)
Wimbledon F (1961)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1960, 1961)

Jan Lehane O'Neill (born 9 July 1941) is a former Australian female tennis player.

At the Australian Championships, O'Neill reached the singles final four consecutive years (1960–1963) but lost to Margaret Court each time. O'Neill had a similar experience in women's doubles, reaching the final twice (in 1961 with Mary Bevis Hawton and 1963 with Lesley Turner Bowrey) but losing each time to a team that included Court (with Mary Carter Reitano in 1961 and Robyn Ebbern in 1963). O'Neill, had more success in the mixed doubles, twice winning the title (in 1960 with Trevor Fancutt and 1961 with Bob Hewitt). However, Mike Sangster and O'Neill lost the 1964 mixed doubles final to Court and Ken Fletcher.

According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, O'Neill was ranked in the world top ten in 1960, 1963, and 1964, reaching a career high of World No. 7 in those rankings in 1963.[1]

Grand Slam singles finals (4)[edit]

Runners-up (4)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1960 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Court 7–5, 6–2
1961 Australian Championships (2) Australia Margaret Court 6–1, 6–4
1962 Australian Championships (3) Australia Margaret Court 6–0, 6–2
1963 Australian Championships (4) Australia Margaret Court 6–2, 6–2

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 Career SR
Australia 1R SF F F F F SF A 2R 3R A A 3R QF A A 2R A A 2R / A 0 / 13
France A A QF 4R QF QF QF A A 3R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 6
Wimbledon A A 4R 3R QF 3R A A A 4R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 5
United States A A QF QF 3R A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 3
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 27

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.

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December. O'Neill participated only in the January edition.

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, 703. ISBN 0-942257-41-3. 

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