Judy Tegart

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Judy Dalton
Full name Judith Anne Marshall Tegart Dalton
Country  Australia
Born (1937-12-12) 12 December 1937 (age 76)
Melbourne
Singles
Highest ranking No. 7 (1968)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1968)
French Open 4R (1966, 1967, 1972)
Wimbledon F (1968)
US Open QF (1968, 1971)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1964, 1967, 1969, 1970)
French Open W (1966)
Wimbledon W (1969)
US Open W (1970, 1971)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1966)
Wimbledon F (1965, 1969)
US Open F (1963, 1964, 1965, 1970)

Judy Tegart Dalton (born 12 December 1937) is a retired professional Australian tennis player who won nine Grand Slam doubles titles. She won at least one women's doubles title at each Grand Slam tournament, a "Career Grand Slam". Five of her doubles titles were in partnership with Margaret Court. Dalton was the runner-up in ten Grand Slam doubles tournaments.

Dalton reached the final at Wimbledon in 1968, where she lost to Billie Jean King 9–7, 7–5 after defeating Court in a quarterfinal and Nancy Richey Gunter in a semifinal. She also reached the singles semifinals at Wimbledon in 1971 at the age of 33, losing to Court in three sets, and at the Australian Championships in 1968, losing to King in three sets. Her final Grand Slam tournament was the 1977 Australian Open, where at the age of 40 she lost to top-seeded and eventual champion Evonne Goolagong Cawley in a quarterfinal 6–3, 6–1.

Dalton was unusual in that she did not reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam singles tournament outside of Australia until she was 29 years of age. From Wimbledon in 1967 until the end of her career, she reached at least the quarterfinals in half of the Grand Slam singles tournaments she played (ten out of twenty).

Dalton was a member of the Australian Federation Cup team in 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, and 1970. Her career won-loss record was 18–4, including 6–1 in singles and 12–3 in doubles. Australia won the Federation Cup in 1965 and 1970.

Dalton was one of the original "Virginia Slims 9", the nine players who in 1971 joined the break-away Virginia Slims tour organised by Gladys Heldman. She married D. E. Dalton in 1969.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 final1 (0 titles, 2 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1968 Wimbledon Grass United States Billie Jean King 9–7, 7–5

Women's doubles: 11 finals (8 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Winner 1964 Australian Championships Australia Lesley Turner Australia Robyn Ebbern
Australia Margaret Smith
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1966 French Championships Australia Margaret Smith Australia Jill Blackman
Australia Fay Toyne
4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1966 Wimbledon Australia Margaret Smith Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Nancy Richey
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 1967 Australian Championships (2) Australia Lesley Turner Australia Lorraine Robinson
France Évelyne Terras
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 1968 Australian Championships Australia Lesley Turner Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Melville
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 1969 Australian Open (3) Australia Margaret Court United States Rosie Casals
France Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1969 Wimbledon Australia Margaret Smith United States Patti Hogan
United States Peggy Michel
9–7, 6–2
Winner 1970 Australian Open (4) Australia Margaret Court Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Melville
6–1, 6–3
Winner 1970 US Open Australia Margaret Court United States Rosie Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1971 US Open (2) United States Rosie Casals France Gail Chanfreau
France Françoise Dürr
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1972 Wimbledon France Françoise Dürr United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Grand Slam record[edit]

  • Australia
    • Women's Doubles Champion: 1964 (with Lesley Turner Bowrey), 1967 (with Bowrey), 1969 (with Margaret Court), 1970 (with Court)
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1968 (with Bowrey)
    • Mixed Doubles Champion: 1966 (with Tony Roche)
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1967 (with Roche)
  • Wimbledon
    • Singles runner-up: 1968
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1969 (with Court)
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1966 (with Court), 1972 (with Françoise Dürr)
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1965, 1969 (both with Roche)

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 Career SR
Australia 1R 1R 1R A 3R QF 2R QF QF QF QF SF 1R QF A A A QF A 1R 1R QF 0 / 17
France A A A A A 3R 2R 4R A 4R 4R A A 2R A 4R A A A A A 0 / 7
Wimbledon A A A A A 4R 3R 4R 3R 4R QF F QF 4R SF 3R A A 2R A A 0 / 12
United States A A A A A 2R 4R 4R 3R 3R 4R QF A 3R QF A A A A A A 0 / 9
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 45

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. Dalton participated in both editions.

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