Nancy Richey

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Nancy Richey
Country  United States
Born (1942-08-23) August 23, 1942 (age 72)
San Angelo, TX, USA
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Plays Right-handed
Int. Tennis HOF 2003 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No.2 (1969)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1967)
French Open W (1968)
Wimbledon SF (1968)
US Open F (1966, 1969)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1966)
French Open F (1969)
Wimbledon W (1966)
US Open W (1965, 1966)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1965)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (1969)

Nancy Richey (born August 23, 1942 in San Angelo, Texas, United States) is a former tennis player from the United States.

Richey won two Grand Slam singles titles (1967 Australian Championships and 1968 French Open) and four Grand Slam women's doubles titles (1965 U.S. Championships and 1966 Australian, Wimbledon, and U.S. Championships). She was ranked World No. 2 in singles at year-end in 1969. Richey won 69 singles titles during her career and helped the U.S. win the Federation Cup in 1969. She won the singles title at the U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships a record six consecutive years, from 1963 through 1968.

Richey was married to Kenneth Gunter from 1970 to 1976, reverting to her maiden name following her divorce. She is the sister of fellow player Cliff Richey. They were the first brother-sister combination to both be concurrently ranked in the USA Top Ten.[1] They were ranked in the Top Three concurrently in 1965, 1967, 1969 and 1970.[2]

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1966 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Smith walkover
Runner-up 1966 French Championships United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 1966 U.S. Championships Brazil Maria Bueno 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1967 Australian Championships Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey 6–1, 6–4
Winner 1968 French Open United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 1969 U.S. Open Australia Margaret Court 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 1965 U.S. Championships United States Carole Graebner United States Billie Jean King
United States Karen Hantze
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1966 Australian Championships United States Carole Graebner Australia Margaret Smith
Australia Lesley Turner
6–4, 7–5
Winner 1966 Wimbledon Brazil Maria Bueno Australia Margaret Smith
Australia Judy Tegart
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 1966 U.S. Championships Brazil Maria Bueno United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1967 Wimbledon Brazil Maria Bueno United States Rosie Casals
United States Billie Jean King
11–9, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1969 French Open Australia Margaret Smith France Françoise Dürr
United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones
0–6, 6–4, 5–7

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 Career SR
Australia A A A A A A A A F W A A A A A A A A A A / A A 1 / 2
France A A A A A A 4R SF F A W SF A SF 3R 3R A A A 3R 2R 1 / 10
Wimbledon A A A 2R 3R A QF QF QF 4R SF QF A QF QF A A 2R A A A 0 / 11
United States 1R 3R QF A 3R QF SF SF F A A F SF 3R 1R 3R QF 1R 2R 4R 1R 0 / 18
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 2 / 41

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.

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ATP player profile – Cliff Richey". ATP. 
  2. ^ Bill Shannon, ed. (1981). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (3rd, Revised and updated ed.). New York [u.a.]: Harper & Row. pp. 427, 433,434. ISBN 9780060148966. 

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