Marion Jones Farquhar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Marion Jones (tennis))
Jump to: navigation, search
For the American track and field athlete, see Marion Jones.
Marion Jones Farquhar
Marion Jones Farquhar.jpg
Country United States
Born (1879-11-02)November 2, 1879
Gold Hill, Nevada, USA
Died March 14, 1965(1965-03-14) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Int. Tennis HOF 2006 (member page)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon QF (1900)
US Open W (1899, 1902)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1902)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1901)
Olympic medal record
Women's tennis
Competitor for the  United States
Bronze 1900 Paris Singles
Competitor for a Olympic flag.svg Mixed team
Bronze 1900 Paris Mixed doubles

Marion Jones Farquhar (November 2, 1879 – March 14, 1965) was an American tennis player. She won the women's singles titles at the 1899 and 1902 U.S. Championships.[1][2] She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.[3]

Biography[edit]

Jones was the daughter of Nevada Senator John Percival Jones, co-founder of the town of Santa Monica, and Georgina Frances Sullivan.

Marion Jones was the first Californian to reach the finals at the women’s U.S. Tennis Championships in 1898. She won the U.S. women’s tennis title in 1899 and 1902, and the U.S. mixed doubles title in 1901. At the 1900 Summer Olympics, she was the first American woman to win an Olympic medal.[4] Her sister, Georgina also competed in the 1900 Olympic tennis events. In 1900, Marion Jones was the first non-British woman to play at Wimbledon.

She married architect Robert D. Farquhar in New York City, in 1903. They had three children: David Farquhar (1904 – ), John Percival Farquhar (1912 – ) and Colin Farquhar (1913 – ). From 1920 until 1961, Marion Jones Farquhar lived in Greenwich Village, where she was well known as a violinist and voice coach. She also translated opera librettos and for a short time was head of the New York Chamber Opera.[5] In 1961 she moved back to Los Angeles, where she lived until her death.[1]

Grand Slam doubles record[edit]

U.S. Championships[edit]

  • Women's doubles champion: 1902
  • Mixed doubles champion: 1901

Grand Slam singles finals[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in final Score in final
1899 U.S. Championships Flag of the United States.svg Maud Banks 6–1, 6–1, 7–5
1902 U.S. Championships (2) Flag of the United States.svg Elisabeth Moore 6–1, 1–0 retired

Runner-ups (2)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in final Score in final
1898 U.S. Championships Flag of the United States.svg Juliette Atkinson 6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 2–6, 7–5
1903 U.S. Championships Flag of the United States.svg Elisabeth Moore 7–5, 8–6

References[edit]

External links[edit]