Zsuzsa Körmöczy

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Zsuzsa Körmöczy
The native form of this personal name is Körmöczy Zsuzsa. This article uses the Western name order.

Zsuzsa Körmöczy (August 25, 1924 - September 16, 2006) was a female tennis player from Hungary. She won the singles title at the 1958 French Championships at the age of 33 and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1958. According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Körmöczy was ranked in the world top ten in 1953, 1955, 1956, and 1958 and again from 1959 through 1961 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 2 in those rankings in 1958.[1]

She retired from competition in 1964 to work as a coach for Vasas (the Ironworker Union's Sports Club) and act as the national tennis association's manager. After the fall of communism, she was decorated by new democratic governments in 1994 and 2003.

She was named Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year in 1958 after having won the French Championships the same year. She became the first sportswoman granted this award.

Grand Slam singles finals (2)[edit]

Win (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1958 French Championships United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer Brasher 6–4, 1–6, 6–2

Runner-up (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1959 French Championships United Kingdom Christine Truman Janes 6–4, 7–5

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 19471 1948 1949 - 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Championships QF 2R A A A A 1R SF QF W F 3R SF 4R 1R 3R 1 / 12
Wimbledon 1R 4R A 3R QF A QF 4R 2R SF A 2R 4R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 13
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R A 0 / 1
SR 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 1 / 26

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.

1In 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702–3. ISBN 0-942257-41-3. 
Awards
Preceded by
New Award
Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year
1958
Succeeded by
Jenőné Pap