Pat O'Hara Wood

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Pat O'Hara Wood
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Full name Hector O'Hara Wood
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1891-04-30)30 April 1891
Melbourne, Australia
Died 30 December 1961(1961-12-30) (aged 70)
Richmond, Australia
Turned pro 1913 (amateur tour)
Retired 1929
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 7 (1922, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1920, 1923)
Wimbledon QF (1919, 1922)
US Open 4R (1922)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1919, 1920, 1923, 1925)
F (1924, 1926, 1927)
Wimbledon W (1919)
F (1922)
US Open F (1922, 1924)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1922)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1922Ch, 1923Ch, 1924Ch)

Hector "Pat" O'Hara Wood (30 April 1891 – 3 December 1961) was an Australian tennis player.

O'Hara Wood was born in St Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. He is best known for his two victories at the Australasian Championships (now the Australian Open) in 1920 and 1923.[2] He died in 1961, aged seventy in Richmond, Australia. His brother Arthur O'Hara Wood was also an Australian tennis player and won the 1914 Australasian Championships.

After attending Melbourne Grammar School, he entered Trinity College (University of Melbourne) in 1911, where he excelled at cricket as well as Tennis,[3] leading the Trinity College team to a memorable victory against Ormond College in March 1911, where he made 167 not out.[4]

On 3 August 1923 he married Australian tennis player Meryl Waxman.[5][6]

Grand Slams finals[edit]

Singles: 2 titles[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1920 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Ronald Thomas 6–3, 4–6, 6–8, 6–1, 6–3 [7]
Winner 1923 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Bert St. John 6–1, 6–1, 6–3 [7]

Doubles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1919 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Ronald Thomas Australia James Anderson
Australia Arthur Lowe
7–5, 6–1, 7–9, 3–6, 6–3 [8]
Winner 1919 Wimbledon Grass Australia Ronald Thomas Australia Rodney Heath
United Kingdom Randolph Lycett
6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2 [9]
Winner 1920 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Ronald Thomas Australia Horace Rice
Australia Roy Taylor
6–1, 6–0, 7–5 [10]
Runner-up 1922 Wimbledon Grass Australia Gerald Patterson Australia James Anderson
United Kingdom Randolph Lycett
6–3, 9–7, 4–6, 3–6, 9–11 [9]
Runner-up 1922 U.S. National Championships Grass Australia Gerald Patterson United States Vincent Richards
United States Bill Tilden
6–4, 1–6, 3–6, 4–6 [11]
Winner 1923 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Bert St. John Australia Dudley Bullough
Australia Horace Rice
6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 6–0 [8]
Runner-up 1924 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Gerald Patterson Australia James Anderson
Australia Norman Brookes
2–6, 4–6, 3–6 [8]
Runner-up 1924 U.S. National Championships Grass Australia Gerald Patterson United States Howard Kinsey
United States Robert Kinsey
5–7, 7–5, 9–7, 3–6, 4–6 [11]
Winner 1925 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Gerald Patterson Australia James Anderson
Australia Fred Kalms
6–4, 8–6, 7–5 [8]
Runner-up 1926 Australasian Championships Grass Australia James Anderson Australia John Hawkes
Australia Gerald Patterson
1–6, 4–6, 2–6 [8]
Runner-up 1927 Australian Championships Grass Australia Ian McInnes Australia John Hawkes
Australia Gerald Patterson
6–8, 2–6, 1–6 [8]

Mixed Doubles: 1 title[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1922 Wimbledon Grass France Suzanne Lenglen United States Elizabeth Ryan
United Kingdom Randolph Lycett
6–4, 6–3 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports and Pastimes (Tennis: The Greatest Players)", Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLII, 2 November 1922.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 358. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ James Grant, Perspectives of a Century (Melbourne: Trinity College, 1972), pp. 147-49.
  4. ^ “Cricket—Trinity College Beats Ormond”, The Argus, 31 Mar. 1911, p. 4.
  5. ^ "Family Notices.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 29 September 1923. p. 17. 
  6. ^ "LAWN TENNIS.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954) (Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 11 August 1923. p. 15 Edition: DAILY. 
  7. ^ a b "Australian Open Results Archive / Men's Singles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Australian Open Results Archive / Men's Doubles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive / 1920 Men's Doubles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "U.S. Open Past Champions / Men's Doubles". US Open official website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Mixed Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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