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|Full name||Jan Lehane O'Neill|
|ITF name||Jan O'Neill|
9 July 1941 |
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||F (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963)|
|French Open||QF (1960, 1962, 1963, 1964)|
|US Open||QF (1960, 1961)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1961, 1963)|
|French Open||SF (1960, 1961, 1962)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1960, 1961)|
Jan Lehane O'Neill (born 9 July 1941) is a former Australian female tennis player.
At the Australian Championships, O'Neill reached the singles final four consecutive years (1960–1963) but lost to Margaret Court each time. O'Neill had a similar experience in women's doubles, reaching the final twice (in 1961 with Mary Bevis Hawton and 1963 with Lesley Turner Bowrey) but losing each time to a team that included Court (with Mary Carter Reitano in 1961 and Robyn Ebbern in 1963). O'Neill, had more success in the mixed doubles, twice winning the title (in 1960 with Trevor Fancutt and 1961 with Bob Hewitt). However, Mike Sangster and O'Neill lost the 1964 mixed doubles final to Court and Ken Fletcher.
According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, O'Neill was ranked in the world top ten in 1960, 1963, and 1964, reaching a career high of World No. 7 in those rankings in 1963.
Grand Slam finals
Singles (4 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1960||Australian Championships||Grass||Margaret Court||5–7, 2–6|
|Runner-up||1961||Australian Championships||Grass||Margaret Court||1–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||1962||Australian Championships||Grass||Margaret Court||0–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||1963||Australian Championships||Grass||Margaret Court||2–6, 2–6|
Doubles: (3 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1961||Australian Championships||Grass||Mary Hawton|| Mary Carter Reitano
|4–6, 6–3, 5–7|
|Runner-up||1961||Wimbledon||Grass||Margaret Smith|| Karen Hantze Susman
Billie Jean King
|Runner-up||1963||Australian Championships||Grass||Lesley Turner Bowrey|| Robyn Ebbern
Mixed doubles (2 titles)
|Winner||1960||Australian Championships||Grass||Trevor Fancutt|| Christine Truman
|Winner||1961||Australian Championships||Grass||Bob Hewitt|| Mary Carter Reitano
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline
|Australia||1R||SF||F||F||F||F||SF||A||2R||3R||A||A||3R||QF||A||A||2R||A||A||2R / A||0 / 13|
|France||A||A||QF||4R||QF||QF||QF||A||A||3R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 6|
|Wimbledon||A||A||4R||3R||QF||3R||A||A||A||4R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 5|
|United States||A||A||QF||QF||3R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 3|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 3||0 / 2||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 3||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 27|
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.
Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December. O'Neill participated only in the January edition.