Meryl O'Hara Wood

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Meryl O'Hara Wood
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Meryl O'Hara Wood, with Gerald Patterson, at the 1928 French Championships
Country  Australia
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1928)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1926, 1927)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1932)

Meryl O'Hara Wood (née Waxman) was an Australian tennis player.


Meryl O’Hara Wood won the women's doubles title at the Australian Championships (now Australian Open) in 1926 and 1927. The first title was won together with compatriot Esna Boyd defeating Daphne Akhurst and Marjorie Cox in the final in three close sets 6–3, 6–8, 8–6. The next year, 1927, she successfully defended her title partnering Louie Bickerton, winning in the final against Esna Boyd and Sylvia Lance in two straight sets.[1]

On 3 August 1923 she married Australian tennis player Pat O'Hara Wood.[2][3]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1924 Australasian Championships Australia Kathrine Le Mesurier Australia Daphne Akhurst
Australia Sylvia Lance Harper
5–7, 2–6
Winner 1926 Australasian Championships Australia Esna Boyd Australia Daphne Akhurst
Australia Marjorie Cox
6–3, 6–8, 8–6
Winner 1927 Australian Championships Australia Louie Bickerton Australia Esna Boyd
Australia Sylvia Lance Harper
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1929 Australian Championships Australia Sylvia Lance Harper Australia Daphne Akhurst
Australia Louie Bickerton
2–6, 6–3, 2–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1932 Australian Championships Japan Jiro Satoh Australia Marjorie Cox Crawford
Australia Jack Crawford
8–6, 6–8, 3–6


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 374. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "Family Notices.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 29 September 1923. p. 17. 
  3. ^ "LAWN TENNIS.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) (Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 11 August 1923. p. 15 Edition: DAILY.