1956 Wimbledon Championships – Mixed Doubles

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Mixed Doubles
1956 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionsUnited States Vic Seixas
United States Shirley Fry
Runners-upUnited States Gardnar Mulloy
United States Althea Gibson
Final score2–6, 6–2, 7–5
Details
Draw80 (4Q)
Seeds4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1955 · Wimbledon Championships · 1957 →

Vic Seixas and Doris Hart were the defending champions, but Hart did not compete. Seixas competed with Shirley Fry, and they defeated Gardnar Mulloy and Althea Gibson in the final, 8–6, 2–6, 6–3 to win the Mixed Doubles tennis title at the 1956 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Vic Seixas / United States Shirley Fry (Champions)
02.   Chile Luis Ayala / Australia Thelma Long (Fourth round)
03.   United States Gardnar Mulloy / United States Althea Gibson (Final)
04.   Australia Bob Howe / United States Darlene Hard (Semifinals)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 United States Vic Seixas
United States Shirley Fry
Egypt Jaroslav Drobný
United Kingdom Rita Drobný
w/o
1 United States Vic Seixas
United States Shirley Fry
6 7
4 Australia Bob Howe
United States Darlene Hard
3 5
4 Australia Bob Howe
United States Darlene Hard
6 8
Australia Neale Fraser
United Kingdom Pat Ward
4 6
1 United States Vic Seixas
United States Shirley Fry
2 6 7
3 United States Gardnar Mulloy
United States Althea Gibson
6 2 5
Australia Mal Anderson
Australia Fay Muller
6 1 2
3 United States Gardnar Mulloy
United States Althea Gibson
1 6 6
3 United States Gardnar Mulloy
United States Althea Gibson
6 6
South Africa Trevor Fancutt
Australia Daphne Seeney
4 4
United States Hugh Stewart
West Germany Erika Vollmer
2 2
South Africa Trevor Fancutt
Australia Daphne Seeney
6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States Vic Seixas
United States Shirley Fry
6 6
Netherlands Hans van Dalsum
Netherlands Nel van der Storm
2 2
1 United States V Seixas
United States S Fry
6 6
United Kingdom D Butler
United Kingdom R Bulleid
3 1
United Kingdom Mike Davies
United Kingdom Doreen Spiers
6 2 4
United Kingdom Don Butler
United Kingdom Rosemary Bulleid
3 6 6
1 United States V Seixas
United States S Fry
3 6 6
United Kingdom G Paish
United Kingdom A Shilcock
6 3 4
Belgium Gino Mezzi
Belgium Christiane Mercelis
0 3
United Kingdom Geoffrey Paish
United Kingdom Anne Shilcock
6 6
United Kingdom G Paish
United Kingdom A Shilcock
6 11
United States R Perry
Australia J Edmondson
2 9
United States Irvin Dorfman
United States Gloria Butler
2 2
United States Bob Perry
Australia Jennifer Edmondson
6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Bob Mark
Denmark Else Schmith
South Africa Abe Segal
Bermuda Heather Brewer
w/o
Australia R Mark
Denmark E Schmith
3 2
Cuba O Garrido
United States L Snow
6 6
Canada Don Fontana
South Africa Sandra Reynolds
w/o
Cuba Orlando Garrido
United States Louise Snow
Egypt J Drobný
United Kingdom R Drobný
6 6
Cuba O Garrido
United States L Snow
2 2
Egypt Jaroslav Drobný
United Kingdom Rita Drobný
5 6 6
France Pierre Darmon
France Ginette Bucaille
7 4 1
Egypt J Drobný
United Kingdom R Drobný
6 6
Australia B Gulley
United Kingdom S Waters
1 3
Australia Bruce Gulley
United Kingdom Sue Waters
7 2 6
United Kingdom Peter Moys
United Kingdom Marion Boundy
5 6 1

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Australia Bob Howe
United States Darlene Hard
8 6
Austria Freddie Huber
United States Betty Pratt
6 4
4 Australia R Howe
United States D Hard
9 8
Czechoslovakia J Parma
Czechoslovakia V Pužejová
7 6
United Kingdom Ivor Warwick
United Kingdom Sheila Armstrong
5 3
Czechoslovakia Jiří Parma
Czechoslovakia Věra Pužejová
7 6
4 Australia R Howe
United States D Hard
6 8
United States S Giammalva
West Germany E Buding
4 6
United States Sam Giammalva
West Germany Edda Buding
6 6
South Africa RGM Gulney
France Marie-Odile Bouchet
2 2
United States S Giammalva
West Germany E Buding
6 8
India N Kumar
Australia J Hoad
2 6
India Naresh Kumar
Australia Jenny Hoad
3 7 6
Australia Brian Bowman
United Kingdom Jennifer Middleton
6 5 4

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q United States Joe Blatchford
United Kingdom Diane Midgley
1 6 2
South Africa Buster Farrer
South Africa Estelle van Tonder
6 3 6 South Africa W Farrer
South Africa E van Tonder
6 6
United Kingdom Colin Hannam
United Kingdom Georgie Woodgate
6 5 3 United Kingdom J Ward
United Kingdom L Brighton
4 3
United Kingdom John Ward
United Kingdom Leonie Brighton
4 7 6 South Africa W Farrer
South Africa E van Tonder
6 2
Australia Don Candy
United States Barbara Davidson
6 6 United Kingdom G Oakley
United Kingdom P Hird
8 6
Norway Gunnar Sjøwall
Norway Astrid Winther
4 2 Australia D Candy
United States B Davidson
w/o
United Kingdom Gerry Oakley
United Kingdom Pat Hird
6 6 United Kingdom G Oakley
United Kingdom P Hird
United Kingdom Geoff Ward
United Kingdom Bea Walter
3 0 United Kingdom G Oakley
United Kingdom P Hird
6 1 3
Australia Bruce Francis
Australia Kay Newcombe
6 4 4 Australia N Fraser
United Kingdom P Ward
2 6 6
Australia Arthur Marshall
United Kingdom Pauline Roberts
4 6 6 Australia A Marshall
United Kingdom P Roberts
6 2 3
United Kingdom Howard Walton
United Kingdom Gill Evans
2 3 Australia N Fraser
United Kingdom P Ward
4 6 6
Australia Neale Fraser
United Kingdom Pat Ward
6 6 Australia N Fraser
United Kingdom P Ward
7 7 6
Sweden Staffan Stockenberg
Sweden Solveig Gustafsson
1 3 Sweden S Davidson
Australia M O'Donnell
9 5 3
Sweden Sven Davidson
Australia Margaret O'Donnell
6 6 Sweden S Davidson
Australia M O'Donnell
1 7 6
Spain Jaime Bartrolí
Spain Pilar Barril
4 2 United Kingdom R Becker
United Kingdom M Craig-Smith
6 5 2
United Kingdom Roger Becker
United Kingdom Marion Craig-Smith
6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
New Zealand Peter Becroft
New Zealand Elaine Becroft
9 6
Norway Finn Søhol
France Colette Monnot
7 4 New Zealand P Becroft
New Zealand E Becroft
5 6 4
United Kingdom Pat Sherwood
United Kingdom Gem Hoahing
6 6 United Kingdom P Sherwood
United Kingdom C Hoahing
7 3 6
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Don Black
France Françoise Lemal
2 4 United Kingdom P Sherwood
United Kingdom C Hoahing
14 4 6
South Africa Gordon Forbes
South Africa Jean Forbes
w/o Q United Kingdom R Wilson
United Kingdom B Wilson
12 6 2
Q United Kingdom Roy Wilson
United Kingdom Bobbie Wilson
Q United Kingdom R Wilson
United Kingdom B Wilson
Canada Paul Willey
Australia PA Thompson
Canada P Willey
Australia PA Thompson
w/o
Belgium Jacques Peten
Belgium Poucette Coessens
w/o United Kingdom P Sherwood
United Kingdom C Hoahing
5 0
Iran Matthew Mohtadi
United Kingdom Barbara Knapp
3 1 Australia M Anderson
Australia F Muller
7 6
Australia Rod Laver
Australia Nell Hopman
6 6 Australia R Laver
Australia E Hopman
5 1
France Jean Borotra
France Suzanne le Besnerais
4 3 Australia M Anderson
Australia F Muller
7 6
Australia Mal Anderson
Australia Fay Muller
6 6 Australia M Anderson
Australia F Muller
6 6
Netherlands Boebi van Meegeren
South Africa Doreen Wedderburn
3 0 United States R Holmberg
United States D Knode
4 3
United States Ronnie Holmberg
United States Dorothy Knode
6 6 United States R Holmberg
United States D Knode
9 1 6
United Kingdom Michael Hann
United Kingdom Evelyn Moeller
9 3 6 United Kingdom M Hann
United Kingdom E Moeller
7 6 1
Venezuela Isaías Pimentel
United Kingdom Margot Gordon
7 6 3

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Denmark Søren Højberg
Denmark Lisa Gram-Andersen
2 6 7
Q Lebanon Samir Khoury
United Kingdom Sheila Bramley
6 3 5
Denmark S Højberg
Denmark L Gram-Andersen
4 1
France J-C Molinari
France B de Chambure
6 6
France Jean-Claude Molinari
France Béatrice de Chambure
6 6
Q United Kingdom Ralph White
United Kingdom Pauline Drew
2 3
France J-C Molinari
France B de Chambure
w/o
3 United States G Mulloy
United States A Gibson
Australia Kevin Meyer
United Kingdom Mary Eyre
8 6
Netherlands Fred Dehnert
Netherlands Joopy Roos-Van der Wal
6 4
Australia K Meyer
United Kingdom M Eyre
2 2
3 United States G Mulloy
United States A Gibson
6 6
United States John Fleitz
United States Beverly Fleitz
2 5
3 United States Gardnar Mulloy
United States Althea Gibson
6 7

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Billy Knight
United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer
United States Bill Talbert
United Kingdom Angela Buxton
w/o
United Kingdom W Knight
United Kingdom S Bloomer
6 6
United Kingdom J Barrett
West Germany I Buding
2 2
United Kingdom John Barrett
West Germany Ilse Buding
6 6
Austria Hans Redl
Austria Elizabeth Broz
2 1
United Kingdom W Knight
United Kingdom S Bloomer
2 4
United States H Stewart
West Germany E Vollmer
6 6
South Africa Ian Vermaak
South Africa Thea Hale
6 6
Spain Andrés Gimeno
Spain María Josefa de Riba
3 0
South Africa I Vermaak
South Africa T Hale
7 4 2
United States H Stewart
West Germany E Vollmer
5 6 6
United States Hugh Stewart
West Germany Erika Vollmer
6 6
United Kingdom Alan Mills
United Kingdom Billie Woodgate
4 2

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Tony Pickard
United Kingdom Elaine Watson
7 6
Republic of Ireland Joe Hackett
Republic of Ireland Mary O'Sullivan
5 4
United Kingdom A Pickard
United Kingdom E Watson
2 6
South Africa T Fancutt
Australia D Seeney
6 8
South Africa Trevor Fancutt
Australia Daphne Seeney
6 6
Sweden Ulf Schmidt
Sweden Birgit Gullbrandsson-Sandén
4 4
South Africa T Fancutt
Australia D Seeney
6 8
2 Chile L Ayala
Australia T Long
3 6
India Ramanathan Krishnan
United Kingdom Vera Thomas
United States Barry MacKay
United States Jean Clarke
w/o
India R Krishnan
United Kingdom V Thomas
0 1
2 Chile L Ayala
Australia T Long
6 6
United Kingdom Gerald Smith
United Kingdom Heather Macfarlane
3 5
2 Chile Luis Ayala
Australia Thelma Long
6 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com