|Full name||Leonard Everett Ware|
September 27, 1876|
|Died||December 28, 1914
|Turned pro||1893 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No.2 (U.S. ranking)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||SF (1897, 1898, 1899, 1901)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1897, 1898)|
Leonard 'Leo' Everett Ware (September 27, 1876 – December 28, 1914) was an American male tennis player of Canadian origin. He won two titles in the men's doubles competition at the U.S. National Championships played at the Newport Casino, and reached the semifinals of the singles four times.
Ware won the interscholastic championship held in Newport, representing Roxbury Latin School. He graduated from Harvard University in 1899 and represented Harvard in the intercollegiate tennis tournament, winning in the men's doubles in 1896, 1897 and 1898 and in the singles in 1898.
He won the Canadian Championships in 1897, beating Edwin P. Fischer in the final, and again in 1898, defeating Malcolm Whitman in the final. In March 1898 he won the inaugural edition of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, held in Newton Centre, after defeating Holcombe Ward in the final in three straight sets.
After his tennis career he became a banker and held several positions in the banking industry in Boston and New York. He died of pneumonia on December 28, 1914.
Grand Slam record
U.S. National Championships
- Doubles champion: 1897, 1898
- Doubles finalist: 1899, 1901
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)
|Winner||1897||U.S. Championships||Grass||George Sheldon|| Harold Mahony
|11–13, 6–2, 9–7, 1–6, 6–1|
|Winner||1898||U.S. Championships||Grass||George Sheldon|| Holcombe Ward
|1–6, 7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5|
|Runner-up||1899||U.S. Championships||Grass||George Sheldon|| Holcombe Ward
Dwight F. Davis
|4–6, 4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||1901||U.S. Championships||Grass||Beals Wright|| Holcombe Ward
Dwight F. Davis
|3–6, 7–9, 1–6|
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- "Leonard E. Ware Dies" (PDF). The New York Times. December 29, 1914.
- "Varia". Lawn Tennis and Badminton - The Official Organ of the L.T.A. VIII (15): 179. 11 February 1915.
- "NCAA Championships (1883-1956)". Council of Ivy League Presidents. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
- Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 455, 456, 476. ISBN 978-0942257700.
- Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 338. ISBN 9780047960420.