Judy Tegart-Dalton

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Judy Dalton
Full name Judith Anne Marshall Tegart Dalton
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1937-12-12) 12 December 1937 (age 78)
Melbourne, Australia
Singles
Highest ranking No. 7 (1968)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1968)
French Open 4R (1966, 1967, 1972)
Wimbledon F (1968)
US Open QF (1968, 1971)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1964, 1967, 1969, 1970)
French Open W (1966)
Wimbledon W (1969)
US Open W (1970, 1971)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1966)
Wimbledon F (1965, 1969)
US Open F (1963, 1964, 1965, 1970)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (1965, 1970)

Judy Tegart Dalton (née Tegart; born 12 December 1937) is a retired professional Australian tennis player who won nine Grand Slam doubles titles. She won at least one women's doubles title at each Grand Slam tournament, a "Career Grand Slam". Five of her doubles titles were in partnership with Margaret Court. Tegart was the runner-up in ten Grand Slam doubles tournaments.

Tegart reached the final at Wimbledon in 1968, where she lost to Billie Jean King in two tight sets after defeating second-seeded Court in the quarterfinal and third-seeded Nancy Richey in the semifinal. She also reached the singles semifinals at Wimbledon in 1971 at the age of 33, losing to Court in three sets, and at the Australian Championships in 1968, losing to King in three sets. Her last appearance at a Grand Slam tournament was the 1977 Australian Open, where at the age of 40 she lost in the quarterfinal in straight sets to top-seeded and eventual champion Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

Tegart won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at the 1969 German Open Championships in Hamburg. In the singles final she defeated Helga Niessen in straight sets.[1]

Tegart was unusual in that she did not reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam singles tournament outside of Australia until she was 29 years of age. From Wimbledon in 1967 until the end of her career, she reached at least the quarterfinals in half of the Grand Slam singles tournaments she played (ten out of twenty).

Tegart was a member of the Australian Federation Cup team in 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, and 1970. Her career won-loss record was 18–4, including 6–1 in singles and 12–3 in doubles. Australia won the Federation Cup in 1965 and 1970.

Tegart was one of the original "Virginia Slims 9", the nine players who in 1971 joined the break-away Virginia Slims tour organised by Gladys Heldman. She married Dr. David Dalton on 18 November 1969.[2]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 final (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1968 Wimbledon Grass United States Billie Jean King 7–9, 5–7

Women's doubles: 11 finals (8 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1964 Australian Championships Grass Australia Lesley Turner Australia Robyn Ebbern
Australia Margaret Smith
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1966 French Championships Clay Australia Margaret Smith Australia Jill Blackman
Australia Fay Toyne
4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1966 Wimbledon Grass Australia Margaret Smith Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Nancy Richey
3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 1967 Australian Championships (2) Grass Australia Lesley Turner Australia Lorraine Robinson
France Évelyne Terras
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 1968 Australian Championships Grass Australia Lesley Turner Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Melville
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 1969 Australian Open (3) Grass Australia Margaret Court United States Rosemary Casals
France Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1969 Wimbledon Grass Australia Margaret Court United States Patti Hogan
United States Peggy Michel
9–7, 6–2
Winner 1970 Australian Open (4) Grass Australia Margaret Court Australia Karen Krantzcke
Australia Kerry Melville
6–1, 6–3
Winner 1970 US Open Grass Australia Margaret Court United States Rosemary Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1971 US Open (2) Grass United States Rosemary Casals France Gail Chanfreau
France Françoise Dürr
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1972 Wimbledon Grass France Françoise Dürr United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
2–6, 6–4, 3–6

Mixed doubles: 8 finals (1 title, 7 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1963 U.S. Championships Grass United States Ed Rubinoff Australia Margaret Smith
Australia Ken Fletcher
6–3, 6–8, 2–6
Runner-up 1964 U.S. Championships Grass United States Ed Rubinoff Australia Margaret Smith
Australia John Newcombe
6–10, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 1965 Wimbledon Championships Grass Australia Tony Roche Australia Margaret Smith
Australia Ken Fletcher
10–12, 3–6
Runner-up 1965 U.S. Championships Grass United States Frank Froehling Australia Margaret Smith
Australia Fred Stolle
2–6, 2–6
Winner 1966 Australian Championships Grass Australia Tony Roche Australia Robyn Ebbern
Australia William Bowrey
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1967 Australian Championships Grass Australia Tony Roche Australia Lesley Turner
Australia Owen Davidson
7–9, 4–6
Runner-up 1969 Wimbledon Grass Australia Tony Roche United Kingdom Ann Haydon
Australia Fred Stolle
2–6, 3–6
Runner-u 1970 US Open Grass South Africa Frew McMillan Australia Margaret Court
United States Marty Riessen
4–6, 4–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 Career SR
Australia 1R 1R 1R A 3R QF 2R QF QF QF QF SF 1R QF A A A QF A 1R 1R QF 0 / 17
France A A A A A 3R 2R 4R A 4R 4R A A 2R A 4R A A A A A 0 / 7
Wimbledon A A A A A 4R 3R 4R 3R 4R QF F QF 4R SF 3R A A 2R A A 0 / 12
United States A A A A A 2R 4R 4R 3R 3R 4R QF A 3R QF A A A A A A 0 / 9
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 45

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. Dalton participated in both editions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1970). BP year book of World Tennis 1970. London: Clipper P. pp. 89–91. ISBN 0851080049. OCLC 502255545. OL 21635829M. 
  2. ^ Grasso, John (2011). Historical Dictionary of Tennis. Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-8108-7237-0. 

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