Charles Hare (tennis)

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Charles Hare
Charles Hare 1936.jpg
Full name Charles Edgar Hare
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1915-07-16)16 July 1915
Birmingham, England
Died 18 November 1996(1996-11-18) (aged 81)
Salisbury, England
Turned pro 1934 (amateur tour)
Retired 1955
Highest ranking No. 10 (1937, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1937)
Wimbledon 4R (1937)
US Open QF (1937)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1936, 1939)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1934, 1937)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1937Ch)

Charles Edgar Hare (16 July 1915 – 18 November 1996) was a British tennis player active in 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

Tennis career[edit]

1937 was by far Hare's most successful year, reaching the quarterfinals of the French Championships and the U.S. National Championships, the fourth round of Wimbledon and playing for Great Britain in the Challenge Round of the 1937 Davis Cup.

He was ranked World No. 10 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph for 1937.[1][2]

In January 1943 he married tennis player Mary Hardwick in Phoenix, Arizona.[3][4]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1936 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Frank Wilde United Kingdom Pat Hughes
United Kingdom Raymond Tuckey
4–6, 6–3, 9–7, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1939 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Frank Wilde United States Elwood Cooke
United States Bobby Riggs
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 7–9


  1. ^ a b "Tennis Rankings Cause Much Surprise", The Argus, 23 September 1937, p. 20.
  2. ^ United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 425.
  3. ^ "Mary Hare". The Telegraph. p. 18 December 2001. 
  4. ^ "Mary Hardwick Becomes Bride Of Charles Hare". Chicago Sunday Tribune. AP. 31 January 1943. p. 2 (Part Two). 

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