|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||November 23, 1878|
New York, NY, United States
|Died||January 23, 1967 (aged 88)|
Red Bank, NJ, United States
|Turned pro||1895 (amateur tour)|
|Retired||1905 (brief comeback in 1917)|
|Plays||Right-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1956 (member page)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||W (1904)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1899, 1900, 1901, 1904, 1905, 1906)|
Holcombe Ward (November 23, 1878 – January 23, 1967) was an American tennis player who was active during the last years of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th. He won the US National Championships singles title in 1904 and additionally won six doubles titles at the Grand Slam event.
Ward is best remembered for winning the men's singles title at the US National Championships in 1904 after defeating William Clothier in straight sets in the all-comer's final. He graduated from Harvard University.
Ward was a member of the USA Davis Cup Team in 1900, 1902, 1905 and 1906. In 1900 and 1902 he played the doubles match in the challenge round which the US team won against the British Isles. In total Ward played 14 Davis Cup matches in seven ties and compiled a 7–7 win-loss record.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Win||1904||U.S. National Championships||Grass||William Clothier||10–8, 6–4, 9–7|||
|Loss||1905||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Beals Wright||2–6, 1–6, 9–11|||
Doubles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runners-up)
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- McKelvie, Roy (1986). The Queen's Club Story, 1886-1986. London: Stanley Paul. p. 32. ISBN 0091660602.
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- "US Open Past Champions / Men's Doubles". US Open official website. Archived from the original on October 25, 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved October 11, 2015.