Julia Sampson Hayward

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Julia Sampson Hayward
Full name Julia Anne Sampson Hayward
Country  United States
Born (1934-02-02)February 2, 1934
Los Angeles, California
Died December 27, 2011(2011-12-27) (aged 77)
Newport Beach, California[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1953)
French Open 3R (1953)
Wimbledon QF (1953)
US Open 3R (1952)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1953)
French Open F (1953)
Wimbledon F (1953)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1953)
US Open F (1953)

Julia Ann Sampson Hayward (February 2, 1934 – December 27, 2011) was a female tennis player from the United States who won two Grand Slam titles.

As the second seeded foreign player, Hayward reached the singles final of the 1953 Australian Championships, losing to Maureen Connolly Brinker 6–3, 6–2.

Hayward and Rex Hartwig teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1953 Australian Championships, defeating Connolly and Ham Richardson in the final 6–4, 6–3. Hayward and Hartwig reached the mixed doubles final at the 1953 U.S. Championships, losing to Doris Hart and Vic Seixas 6–2, 4–6, 6–4.

Connolly and Hayward teamed to win the women's doubles title at the 1953 Australian Championships, defeating Mary Bevis Hawton and Beryl Penrose in the final 6–4, 6–2. At both the French Championships and Wimbledon in 1953, Connolly and Hayward lost in the final to Doris Hart and Shirley Fry Irvin. The score in the Wimbledon final was 6–0, 6–0, which was the only double bagel in the history of Wimbledon women's doubles finals. At the 1953 U.S. Championships, Connolly and Hayward once more lost to Hart and Irvin, again in the final 6–4, 6–3.

Hayward was ranked tenth in the year-end rankings issued by the United States Lawn Tennis Association for 1952 and 1953.[2]

Grand Slam record[edit]

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1951 1952 1953 Career SR
Australian Championships A A F 0 / 1
French Championships A A 3R 0 / 1
Wimbledon A A QF 0 / 1
U.S. Championships 1R 3R 1R 0 / 3
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 6

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.

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  1. ^ Obituary in Corona del Mar today December 28th, 2011
  2. ^ United States Tennis Association (1988). 1988 Official USTA Tennis Yearbook. Lynn, Massachusetts: H.O. Zimman, Inc. p. 261.