Keith Gledhill

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Keith Gledhill
Country  United States
Born (1909-02-16)February 16, 1909
Santa Barbara, California
Died June 2, 1999(1999-06-02) (aged 90)
Turned pro 1934 (amateur tour from 1930)
Retired 1942
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
College Stanford University
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1933)
Wimbledon 3R (1933)
US Open 4R (1931, 1932, 1933)
Professional majors
US Pro SF (1941)
French Pro QF (1934)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1933)
US Open W (1932)

Keith Gledhill (February 16, 1909 in Santa Barbara, California – June 2, 1999) was an American tennis player of the 1930s.

Playing career[edit]

Gledhill attended Stanford University and in 1931, became the second Stanford player to win the NCAA Men's Singles Championship. In 1932, Gledhill and partner Joe Coughlin won the NCAA Doubles Championship.[1]

In Grand Slam events, Glenhill and partner Ellsworth Vines won the doubles championship at the U.S. Championships in 1932.[2] Six months later, Gledhill and Vines won the 1933 Australian Championships doubles title. In that tournament, Gledhill also recorded his highest Grand Slam singles finish, losing in the final to Jack Crawford.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles runner-up (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in Final Score in Final
1933 Australian Championships Australia Jack Crawford 2–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–2

Men's doubles wins (2)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1932 U.S. Championships United States Ellsworth Vines United States Wilmer Allison
United States John Van Ryn
10-8, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
1933 Australian Championships United States Ellsworth Vines Australia Jack Crawford
Australia Edgar Moon
6–4, 6–3, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Tennis: Past Champions". NCAA. Archived from the original on October 21, 2007. Retrieved November 12, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Men's Doubles Championships". USOpen.org. Retrieved November 12, 2007.