Robyn Ebbern

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Robyn Ebbern
Robyn Ebbern 1964.jpg
Robyn Ebbern in 1964
Country  Australia
Born (1944-07-02) 2 July 1944 (age 70)
Brisbane, Australia
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Highest ranking No.9 (1964)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1961, 1963, 1964)
French Open QF (1963)
Wimbledon QF (1964)
US Open QF (1964)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1962, 1963)
French Open F (1963)
US Open W (1963)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1963)
French Open 3R (1961, 1963, 1964)
Wimbledon 3R (1964)
US Open 1R (1964)

Robyn Ebbern (born 2 July 1944, in Brisbane) is a former Australian tennis player who was active in the 1960s.

She and Margaret Smith won the Australian Championships doubles in 1962 and 1963 and the U.S. Championships doubles in 1963. In the same year in the French Championships, they were defeated in the final by Renee Schuurman Haygarth and Ann Haydon Jones. In January 1962 she reached the final of the Tasmanian Championships in which she was defeated by Margaret Smith.[1] In July 1963 she won the singles title at the Swiss Championships, played in Gstaad, defeating Lesley Turner in the final in straight sets.[2] In the doubles final she teamed up with Turner and won against Renée Schuurman and Norma Baylon.[3] In November 1963 she partnered with Smith to win the South Australian doubles title against Turner and Jan Lehane.[4]

In the 1965 Australian Championships mixed doubles, she and Owen Davidson shared the championship with Court and John Newcombe. The final was not played. In 1966, Ebbern and Bill Bowrey were defeated in the final by Judy Tegart Dalton and Tony Roche.

According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Ebbern was ranked World No. 9 at year-end in 1964.[5]

Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Winner 1962 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Court United States Darlene Hard
Australia Mary Carter Reitano
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1963 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Court Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1963 French Championships Australia Margaret Court South Africa Renée Schuurman Haygarth
United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones
7–5, 6–4
Winner 1963 U.S. Championships Australia Margaret Court United States Darlene Hard
Brazil Maria Bueno
4–6, 10–8, 6–3
Runner-up 1964 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Court Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1965 Australian Championships United States Billie Jean King Australia Margaret Court
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
1–6, 6–2, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Winner 1963 Australian Championships Australia Owen Davidson Australia Margaret Court
Australia Tony Roche

Title shared

Runner-up 1966 Australian Championships Australia Bill Bowrey Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
Australia John Newcombe
1–6, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laver Wins Tas. Title". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 30 January 1962. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Ebbern Wins.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 22 July 1963. p. 20. 
  3. ^ "Shock Defeat of Emerson.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 23 July 1963. p. 28. 
  4. ^ "Australians Take Tennis Title.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 23 November 1963. p. 44. 
  5. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 703. ISBN 0-942257-41-3. 

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