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William Tatem Tilden II (February 10, 1893 – June 5, 1953), nicknamed "Big Bill," was an American male tennis player. He is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.[2] Tilden was the World No. 1 player for six years from 1920 through 1925. He won 15 Major singles titles including ten Grand Slam events, one World Hard Court Championships and four Pro Slam tournaments. He was the first American to win Wimbledon in 1920. He also won a record seven U.S. Championships titles (shared with Richard Sears and Bill Larned). Tilden dominated the world of international tennis in the first half of the 1920s, and during his 18-year amateur period of 1912–29, won 138 of 192 tournaments. He owns a number of all-time tennis achievements including a career match winning record and a career winning percentage at the U.S. National Championships. At the 1929 U.S. National Championships Tilden became the first player to reach 10 finals at a single Grand Slam event. His ten finals at a grand slam tournament remained a record until 2017, when Roger Federer
Roger Federer
reached his eleventh Wimbledon final. Tilden, who was frequently at odds with the rigid United States
United States
Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Association about his amateur status and income derived from newspaper articles, won his last Major title in 1930 at Wimbledon aged 37. He turned professional on the last day of that year and toured with a handful of other professionals for the next 15 years.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Early and amateur tennis career 3 Professional tennis career

3.1 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
coach

4 Place in sports history 5 Sexuality and morals charges 6 Death 7 Career statistics 8 Records

8.1 All-time records

9 See also 10 References 11 Sources 12 Further reading 13 External links

Personal life[edit] Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
was born on February 10, 1893, in Germantown, Philadelphia, into a wealthy family bereaved by the death of three older siblings. His father was William Tatem Tilden, a wool merchant and local politician; and his mother, Selina Hey, was a pianist.[3] He lost his semi-invalid mother, who suffered from Bright's disease, when he was 18; and, even though his father was still alive and maintained a large house staffed with servants, Bill was sent a few houses away to live with a maiden aunt. The loss at 22 of his father and an older brother Herbert marked him deeply. After several months of deep depression and, with encouragement from his aunt, tennis, which he had taken up at age six or seven at the family summer house in the Catskill Mountains,[4][3] became his primary means of recovery. According to his biographer, Frank Deford, because of his early family losses, Tilden spent all of his adult life attempting to create a father-son relationship with a long succession of ball boys and youthful tennis protégés, of whom Vinnie Richards
Vinnie Richards
was the most noted. In spite of his worldwide travels, Tilden lived at his aunt's house until 1941, when he was 48 years old. Tilden was initially home-schooled; but in 1908, he went to Germantown Academy. He later attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a reluctant student, and graduated from Peirce College. Early and amateur tennis career[edit]

Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
(1899–1938) and Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
(1893–1953)

Tilden went to the prep school Germantown Academy
Germantown Academy
where he wasn't known for his tennis nor was he eventually good enough to play on his college team. The shy, self-absorbed, sometimes arrogant young man dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and in 1910 began to practice his game against a backboard, and he also became a dedicated student of the game.[5] The following year he won his first tournaments; the junior singles and doubles title of Germantown.[6] He later enrolled at the Peirce School of Business.[7] In just three years, he worked his way up the ranks. His first national title was winning the mixed doubles championships with Mary Browne
Mary Browne
in 1913 and they successfully defended the title in 1914. From 1914 to 1917, Tilden won the Philadelphia
Philadelphia
championship.[6] Prior to 1920, he had won a number of Canadian doubles titles[citation needed], but at the U.S. National Championships in 1918 and 1919 he lost the singles final to Robert Lindley Murray
Robert Lindley Murray
and "Little Bill" Johnston, respectively in straight sets. He won six consecutive U.S. singles championships from 1920–1925 and seven in total, making him the co-record holder with Richard Sears and Bill Larned.[8][9] In the winter of 1919–20, he moved to Rhode Island
Rhode Island
where, on an indoor court, he devoted himself to remodeling his relatively ineffective backhand into a much more effective one. With this change, he became the world no. 1 tennis player and the first male American to win the Wimbledon singles championship. In the mid 1920s Tilden came into conflict with the USLTA regarding alleged violations of the amateur rule, specifically relating to the monetary compensation he received for writing tennis articles.[10] In the late 1920s, the great French players known as the "Four Musketeers" finally wrested the Davis Cup
Davis Cup
away from Tilden and the United States, as well as his domination of the singles titles at Wimbledon and Forest Hills. Tilden had long been at odds with the rigid amateur directors of the United States
United States
Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Association about his income derived from newspaper articles about tennis.[11] He won his last major championship at Wimbledon in 1930 at the age of 37, but was no longer able to win titles at will. Professional tennis career[edit] On 31 December 1930, in need of money, he turned professional and joined the fledgling pro tour, which had begun only in 1927. For the next 15 years, he and a handful of other professionals such as Hans Nüsslein and Karel Koželuh
Karel Koželuh
barnstormed across the United States
United States
and Europe in a series of one-night stands, with Tilden still the player that people primarily paid to see. Even with greats such as Ellsworth Vines, Fred Perry, and Don Budge
Don Budge
as his opponents, all of them current or recent world no. 1 players, it was often Tilden who ensured the box-office receipts—and who could still hold his own against the much younger players for a first set or even an occasional match. Tilden thought he reached the apogee of his whole career in 1934 at 41 years old; nevertheless, that year he was dominated in the pro ranks by Ellsworth Vines. American Lawn Tennis
Tennis
reported that Vines had an edge of 11–9 in the first phase of their tour from January 10 through February 16 and that Vines led Tilden by 19 matches after the second phase of their tour, played from March 21 through May 17. Tilden had won 17 times for the entire year, per an Associated Press report,[12] so a probable win-loss record at tour's end was 36–17 in Vines' favor. Both players then met at least 6 times during the rest of the year (Ray Bowers has listed 5 tournament matches and 1 one-night program), all lost by Tilden. In 1945, the 52-year-old Tilden and his long-time doubles partner Vinnie Richards
Vinnie Richards
won the professional doubles championship—they had won the United States
United States
amateur title 27 years earlier in 1918. Davis Cup
Davis Cup
coach[edit] Tilden coached Germany's tennis team in the 1937 Davis Cup. In the inter-zone finals, the U.S. team won after the deciding singles clash between Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
and Don Budge, a match which has been called "The Greatest Tennis
Tennis
Match Ever Played".[13] Place in sports history[edit]

Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
in 1919

Allison Danzig, the main tennis writer for The New York Times
The New York Times
from 1923 through 1968, and the editor of The Fireside Book of Tennis, called Tilden the greatest tennis player he had ever seen. "He could run like a deer," Danzig once told CBS Sports. An extended Danzig encomium to Tilden's tennis appears in the July 11, 1946 issue of The Times, in which he reports on a 1920s-evoking performance in the first two sets of a five-set loss by the 53-year-old Tilden to Wayne Sabin, at the 1946 Professional Championship at Forest Hills.[14] In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, included Tilden in his list of the six greatest players of all time.[15] Kramer began playing tennis with Tilden at age 15 at the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Tennis
Tennis
Club (LATC). Tilden, who was one of the most famous athletes in the world for many years, today is not widely remembered, despite his former renown.[citation needed] During his lifetime, however, he was a flamboyant character who was never out of the public eye, acting in both movies and plays, as well as playing tennis. He also had two arrests for sexual misconduct with teenage boys in the late 1940s; these led to incarcerations in the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area. After his convictions he was shunned in public. Philadelphia's Germantown Cricket Club, his home court, revoked his membership and took down his portrait.[16] Tilden's criminal record has cast a long shadow: In March 2016 a proposal to honor him with a historical marker at the club was voted down by the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
panel charged with evaluating nominations.[17] In 1950, in spite of his legal record and public disgrace, an Associated Press
Associated Press
poll named Tilden the greatest tennis player of the half-century by a wider margin than that given to any athlete in any other sport (310 out of 391 votes).[18] He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
in 1959.

Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
at the 1921 World Hard Court Championships in Paris.

In the United States' sports-mad decade of the Roaring Twenties, Tilden was one of the six dominant figures of the "Golden Age of Sport", along with Babe Ruth, Howie Morenz, Red Grange, Bobby Jones, and Jack Dempsey.[19] Sexuality and morals charges[edit] Tilden was arrested in November 1946 on Sunset Boulevard by the Beverly Hills police and charged with a misdemeanor ("contributing to the delinquency of a minor") for soliciting an underage male, a 14-year-old boy with whom he was having sex in a moving vehicle. Tilden did not carry his glasses with him and signed a confession without reading it.[20] He was sentenced to a year in prison, but served 7½ months. His five-year parole conditions were so strict they virtually erased all his income from private lessons.[20] He was arrested again in January 1949, after picking up a 16-year-old hitchhiker who remained anonymous until years later, when he filed a lawsuit claiming he had suffered severe mental, physical, and emotional damage from the encounter. The judge sentenced Tilden to a year on probation violation and let the punishment for the charge run concurrently. Tilden served ten months. In both cases, apparently, he sincerely believed that his celebrity and his longtime friendship with Hollywood
Hollywood
names such as Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
were enough to keep him from jail.[20] He therefore defended himself in court in both cases in a far less than vigorous fashion. After his incarceration, he was increasingly shunned by the tennis and Hollywood
Hollywood
world.[20] He was unable to give lessons at most clubs, and even on public courts he had fewer clients. At one point, he was invited to play at a prestigious professional tournament being held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel; at the last moment, he was told that he could not participate.[21] Chaplin allowed Tilden to use his private court for lessons to help him after the run of legal and financial problems.[22] According to contemporary George Lott, a player and later tennis coach at DePaul University, and authoritative biographer Frank Deford, Tilden never made advances to players, whether other adults or his pupils. Art Anderson of Burbank, who took lessons from Tilden from the age of eleven and remained a lifelong loyal friend, reported that Tilden never made advances toward him.[23] “Bill had all the rumors floating around about his sexuality,” Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
said.[24] Questions remain if Tilden's prosecution was based on the rumors, many published, and homophobic stereotypes.[20] California
California
did not repeal its sodomy law until 1976. Because he lived in an era when homosexual sex was illegal and was not tolerated socially, some suspect that Tilden was a victim of the homophobic society of the era.[20][25] More shocking than Tilden's being caught was the revelation that "sports and homosexuality were not mutually exclusive".[26] Death[edit] Although Tilden had been born to wealth, and earned large sums of money during his long career, particularly in his early years on the pro tour, he spent it lavishly, keeping a suite at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Much of his income went towards financing Broadway shows that he wrote, produced, and starred in.[27] The last part of his life was spent quietly and away from his family, occasionally participating in celebrity tennis matches. He died in his apartment at 2025 North Argyle in Los Angeles, California. He was preparing to leave for the United States
United States
Professional Championship tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1953 when he died from heart complications at age 60. Tilden is buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.[28] Tilden was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1959. Career statistics[edit] Main article: Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
career statistics According to Bud Collins, as an amateur (1912–1930), Tilden won 138 of 192 tournaments, lost 28 finals and had a 907–62 match record, a 93.6% winning percentage.[29] Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
joined professional tennis in 1931, making him then ineligible to compete in Grand Slams tournaments. He owns a number of all-time tennis achievements including an amateur career match winning record of 93.6%.[30] His career winning percentage at the US National Championships was 90.7% that ranks him first ahead of Roger Federer, Fred Perry
Fred Perry
and Pete Sampras, and also a 42 match win streak from 1920 to 1926 is ahead of Roger Federer
Roger Federer
and Ivan Lendl. His 95 match winning streak from 1924 to 1925 is ahead of Don Budge
Don Budge
and Roy Emerson, and also his best win-loss single season coming in 1920 at 98.73%, 78–1, places him ahead of John McEnroe
John McEnroe
and Jimmy Connors.[31] He, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal are the only players to reach 10 finals at a single Grand Slam event. At the Wimbledon Championships, he recorded a career 91.2% match record ranking him 3rd all-time behind Björn Borg
Björn Borg
and Don Budge.[32]

Titles / Played Career Win-Loss Career win %

Grand Slam tournaments Amateur career 10 / 23 114–13 89.76

1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930

Australian A Not Held A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 N/A

French Not Held Only for French players A A F A SF F 0 / 3 14–3 82.35

Wimbledon Not Held A W W A A A A A SF SF SF W 3 / 6 31–3 91.18

U.S. A 1R 3R F F W W W W W W QF F A W SF 7 / 14 69–7 90.79

Pro Slam tournaments Professional career 4 / 19 36–17 67.92

1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946

French Pro A A W W SF A SF F SF Not Held 2 / 6 10–4 71.43

Wembley Pro Not Held 3rd F N.H. F N.H. 3rd Not Held 0 / 4 8–6 57.14

U.S. Pro W SF A A W A A A SF SF QF A QF N.H. SF 1R 2 / 9 18–7 72.00

Total: 14 / 42 150–30 83.33

Records[edit] All-time records[edit]

Tournament Since Record accomplished Players matched Reference

Grand Slam 1877 51 consecutive match wins (1920–26) Stands alone [33]

U.S. Championships 1881 7 titles overall Richard Sears William Larned [34]

U.S. Championships 1881 10 finals overall Stands alone [35][34]

U.S. Championships 1881 8 consecutive finals overall 1918–25 Ivan Lendl [36][34]

U.S. Championships 1881 91.02% (71–7) match win percentage overall Stands alone [37]

U.S. Championships 1881 42 match win streak 1920–26 Stands alone [38]

U.S. Championships 1881 16 combined singles, doubles, mixed doubles titles overall (1913–29) Stands alone [39]

All 1881 93.60% (907–62) career match win percentage overall Stands alone

All 1877 98 career match win streak (1924–25) Stands alone [40]

All 1877 100% (68-0) single season match record (1924) Stands alone [41][42]

All 1877 (71-1) single season match streak (1925) Stands alone [41]

All 1877 Most appearances in a final of the Davis Cup: 11 with a record of 21–7 in singles (1920–30) Stands alone

See also[edit]

Tennis
Tennis
portal

List of male tennis players Tennis
Tennis
male players statistics All-time tennis records – men's singles

References[edit]

^ United States
United States
Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis
Tennis
(First Edition), p. 423. ^ "Top 10 Men's Tennis
Tennis
Players of All Time". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 29, 2016.  ^ a b "Bill Tilden". American National Biography Online.  ^ Deford (1976), p. 19 ^ Schickel, Richard (1975). The World of Tennis. New York: Random House. p. 59. ISBN 0-394-49940-9.  ^ a b "American tennis stars begin battle for overseas honors on Parisian courts tomorrow". Prescott Evening Courier. May 27, 1921. p. 5 – via Google News Archive.  ^ Carl Fassl, Peirce Means Business: A History of Peirce Junior College 1865-1989, 1990 PJC, Philadelphia, 82 ^ "Tilden Retains His National Net Title" (PDF). The New York Times. September 20, 1921.  ^ Larry Schwartz. "Tilden won with style". ESPN.  ^ Stephan Wallis Merrihew (October 1, 1924). "The Amateur at Bay". The Atlantic.  ^ Kamakshi Tandon (July 1, 2013). "It all changed in 1973 for the ATP". espn.go.com. ESPN.  ^ Stahr, John (June 3, 1934). "Big Bill Tilden, Prodigy Picker, Clips Coupons On Vines Venture". The Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC).  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Deutsche Welle: Germany vs. the US in 1937: The "greatest tennis match ever played" ^ Danzig, Allison (July 11, 1946). "Sabin Rally Halts Tilden In Five Sets; 'Big Bill' Eliminated From Pro Tennis
Tennis
Tourney". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2010.  ^ Writing in 1979, Kramer considered the best ever to have been either Don Budge
Don Budge
(for consistent play) or Ellsworth Vines
Ellsworth Vines
(at the height of his game). The next four best were, chronologically, Tilden, Fred Perry, Bobby Riggs, and Pancho Gonzales. After these six came the "second echelon" of Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Gottfried von Cramm, Ted Schroeder, Jack Crawford, Pancho Segura, Frank Sedgman, Tony Trabert, John Newcombe, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Connors. He felt unable to rank Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
and René Lacoste accurately, but felt they were among the very best. ^ Richard Schickel, p. 77 ^ Associated Press
Associated Press
(28 April 2016). "Bill Tilden: A US tennis hero, but with a morals clause". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 18 May 2016.  ^ Fisher, Marshall Jon (2009). A Terrible Splendor : Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played (1st ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. p. 255. ISBN 978-0307393944.  ^ Ron Borges. "Tilden brought theatrics to tennis". ESPN. Retrieved November 13, 2011.  ^ a b c d e f Sam Kashner, pages 47–59. ^ Deford (1976), pp198–207. ^ Joyce Milton, page 447. ^ "Big Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
Remembered: Burbank Man Keeps Memory Alive". Originally published in Daily News (LA). 2.12. 1996. ^ Karen Crouse (August 30, 2009). "Bill Tilden: A Tennis
Tennis
Star Defeated Only by Himself". The New York Times.  ^ Marshall Jon Fisher, pages 15–28. ^ Robert Hofler, page 194. ^ IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information ^ Findagrave.com ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins
Bud Collins
History of Tennis
Tennis
(2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 650–651. ISBN 978-0942257700.  ^ "Tilden, William "Big Bill" (1893–1953)". GLBTQ Encyclopedia. 2002. Archived from the original on May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010.  ^ "Hall of Famers: Inductee: Bill Tilden". www.tennisfame.com. International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 12, 2015.  ^ Tilden, William (Bill). "Players Archive/ Match Record". 2014. Wimbledon.Com. Retrieved January 29, 2014.  ^ " Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
Ii [USA] 1920-1926". tennisabstract.com. Retrieved June 29, 2016.  ^ a b c "Singles Records". USOpen.org. USTA. Retrieved August 19, 2017.  ^ "2017 US Open Spotlight: French Open
French Open
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Hall of Fame. ITHF 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2017.  ^ "Record Holders Most Championship Titles". www.usopen.org. USTA. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2015.  ^ Clarey, Christopher (May 22, 2011). "Djokovic Hones a Masterful Winning Streak". The New York Times. Retrieved August 19, 2017.  ^ a b "Bill Tilden:Inductee". International Tennis
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Bill Tilden
and the city torn over whether to forgive Tennis
Tennis
great or not". The Independent. Retrieved August 19, 2017. 

Sources[edit]

Deford, Frank (1976). Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780671222543.  Digby Baltzell, E. (1995). Sporting Gentlemen – Men's Tennis
Tennis
from the Age of Honor to the Cult of Superstar. New York: The Free Press. ISBN 9780029013151. OCLC 31411547.  Pancho Gonzales
Pancho Gonzales
with Cy Rice (1959). Man with a Racket. New York: A.S. Barnes and Company. OCLC 1351057. 

Joyce Milton, Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin[1] – Da Capo Press, 1998. Marshall Jon Fisher, A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis
Tennis
Match Ever Played[2] – Random House, Inc., 2010. Robert Hofler, The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson[3] – Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2006. Sam Kashner, Jennifer Macnair, The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood
Hollywood
in the Fifties[4] – W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
with Frank Deford
Frank Deford
(1981). The Game : My 40 Years in Tennis. London: Deutsch. ISBN 0233973079. OCLC 59152557. OL 17315708M.  Caroline Seebohm, Little Pancho, (2009) Bobby Riggs, Tennis
Tennis
is my Racket, (1949) Gardnar Mulloy, As It Was, (2009)

Further reading[edit]

Fisher, Marshall Jon (2009). A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War and the Greatest Tennis
Tennis
Match Ever Played. ISBN 978-0-307-39394-4

External links[edit]

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Men's tennis players who won two or more Grand Slam singles titles in one calendar year

Four wins

1938: Don Budge 1962: Rod Laver 1969: Rod Laver

Three wins

1933: Jack Crawford (AC&FC&WI) 1934: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
(AC&WI&US) 1955: Tony Trabert
Tony Trabert
(FO&WI&US) 1956: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
(AO&FO&WI) 1958: Ashley Cooper (AC&WI&US) 1964: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&WI&US) 1974: Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
(AO&WI&US) 1988: Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander
(AO&FO&US) 2004: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI&US) 2006: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI&US) 2007: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI&US) 2010: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&WI&US) 2011: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
(AO&WI&US) 2015: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
(AO&WI&US)

Two wins

1903: Laurence Doherty
Laurence Doherty
(WI&US) 1920: Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
(WI&US) 1921: Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
(WI&US) 1925: René Lacoste
René Lacoste
(FC&WI) 1927: René Lacoste
René Lacoste
(FC&US) 1928: Henri Cochet
Henri Cochet
(FC&US) 1932: Ellsworth Vines
Ellsworth Vines
(WI&US) 1935: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
(FC&WI) 1936: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
(WI&US) 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
(WI&US) 1939: Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
(WI&US) 1947: Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
(WI&US) 1950: Budge Patty
Budge Patty
(FC&WI) 1951: Dick Savitt (AC&WI)) 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
(WI&US) 1953: Ken Rosewall
Ken Rosewall
(AC&FO) 1959: Alex Olmedo (AC&WI) 1960: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
(WI&US) 1961: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&US) 1963: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&FC) 1965: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&WI) 1967: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
(AC&FC) 1967: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
(WI&US) 1973: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
(AO&US) 1977: Guillermo Vilas
Guillermo Vilas
(FO&US) 1978: Björn Borg
Björn Borg
(FO&WI) 1979: Björn Borg
Björn Borg
(FO&WI) 1980: Björn Borg
Björn Borg
(FO&WI) 1981: John McEnroe
John McEnroe
(WI&US) 1982: Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
(WI&US) 1984: John McEnroe
John McEnroe
(WI&US) 1986: Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl
(FO&US) 1987: Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl
(FO&US) 1989: Boris Becker
Boris Becker
(WI&US) 1992: Jim Courier
Jim Courier
(AO&FO) 1993: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(WI&US) 1994: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(AO&WI) 1995: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(WI&US) 1997: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
(AO&WI) 1999: Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi
(FO&US) 2005: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(WI&US) 2008: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&WI) 2009: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(FO&WI) 2013: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&US) 2016: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
(AO&FO) 2017: Roger Federer
Roger Federer
(AO&WI) 2017: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
(FO&US)

AC=Australasian/Australian Championships, AO=Australian Open, FC=French Championships, FO=French Open, WI=Wimbledon, US=U.S. National Championships/US Open

Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
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Pre Open Era Wimbledon gentlemen's singles champions

(1877) Spencer Gore (1878) Frank Hadow (1879) John Hartley (1880) John Hartley (1881) William Renshaw (1882) William Renshaw (1883) William Renshaw (1884) William Renshaw (1885) William Renshaw (1886) William Renshaw (1887) Herbert Lawford (1888) Ernest Renshaw (1889) William Renshaw (1890) Willoughby Hamilton (1891) Wilfred Baddeley (1892) Wilfred Baddeley (1893) Joshua Pim (1894) Joshua Pim (1895) Wilfred Baddeley (1896) Harold Mahony (1897) Reginald Doherty (1898) Reginald Doherty (1899) Reginald Doherty (1900) Reginald Doherty (1901) Arthur Gore (1902) Laurence Doherty (1903) Laurence Doherty (1904) Laurence Doherty (1905) Laurence Doherty (1906) Laurence Doherty (1907) Norman Brookes (1908) Arthur Gore (1909) Arthur Gore (1910) Anthony Wilding (1911) Anthony Wilding (1912) Anthony Wilding (1913) Anthony Wilding (1914) Norman Brookes (1915–18) No competition (due to World War I) (1919) Gerald Patterson (1920) Bill Tilden (1921) Bill Tilden (1922) Gerald Patterson (1923) Bill Johnston (1924) Jean Borotra (1925) René Lacoste (1926) Jean Borotra (1927) Henri Cochet (1928) René Lacoste (1929) Henri Cochet (1930) Bill Tilden (1931) Sidney Wood (1932) Ellsworth Vines (1933) Jack Crawford (1934) Fred Perry (1935) Fred Perry (1936) Fred Perry (1937) Don Budge (1938) Don Budge (1939) Bobby Riggs (1940–45) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Yvon Petra (1947) Jack Kramer (1948) Bob Falkenburg (1949) Ted Schroeder (1950) Budge Patty (1951) Dick Savitt (1952) Frank Sedgman (1953) Vic Seixas (1954) Jaroslav Drobný (1955) Tony Trabert (1956) Lew Hoad (1957) Lew Hoad (1958) Ashley Cooper (1959) Alex Olmedo (1960) Neale Fraser (1961) Rod Laver (1962) Rod Laver (1963) Chuck McKinley (1964) Roy Emerson (1965) Roy Emerson (1966) Manuel Santana (1967) John Newcombe

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US Open men's singles champions

(1968) Arthur Ashe (1969) Rod Laver (1970) Ken Rosewall (1971) Stan Smith (1972) Ilie Năstase (1973) John Newcombe (1974) Jimmy Connors (1975) Manuel Orantes (1976) Jimmy Connors (1977) Guillermo Vilas (1978) Jimmy Connors (1979) John McEnroe (1980) John McEnroe (1981) John McEnroe (1982) Jimmy Connors (1983) Jimmy Connors (1984) John McEnroe (1985) Ivan Lendl (1986) Ivan Lendl (1987) Ivan Lendl (1988) Mats Wilander (1989) Boris Becker (1990) Pete Sampras (1991) Stefan Edberg (1992) Stefan Edberg (1993) Pete Sampras (1994) Andre Agassi (1995) Pete Sampras (1996) Pete Sampras (1997) Patrick Rafter (1998) Patrick Rafter (1999) Andre Agassi (2000) Marat Safin (2001) Lleyton Hewitt (2002) Pete Sampras (2003) Andy Roddick (2004) Roger Federer (2005) Roger Federer (2006) Roger Federer (2007) Roger Federer (2008) Roger Federer (2009) Juan Martín del Potro (2010) Rafael Nadal (2011) Novak Djokovic (2012) Andy Murray (2013) Rafael Nadal (2014) Marin Čilić (2015) Novak Djokovic (2016) Stan Wawrinka (2017) Rafael Nadal

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon gentlemen's doubles champions

1884: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1885: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1886: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1887: Herbert Wilberforce / Patrick Bowes-Lyon 1888: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1889: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1890: Joshua Pim
Joshua Pim
/ Frank Stoker 1891: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1892: Ernest Lewis
Ernest Lewis
/ Harry S. Barlow 1893: Joshua Pim
Joshua Pim
/ Frank Stoker 1894: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1895: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1896: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1897: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1898: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1899: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1900: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1901: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1902: Sydney Smith / Frank Riseley 1903: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1904: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1905: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1906: Sydney Smith / Frank Riseley 1907: Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
/ Anthony Wilding 1908: Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
/ Major Ritchie 1909: Arthur Gore / Herbert Barrett 1910: Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
/ Major Ritchie 1911: André Gobert
André Gobert
/ Max Decugis 1912: Herbert Barrett / Charles Dixon 1913: Herbert Barrett / Charles Dixon 1914: Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
/ Anthony Wilding 1915–18: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: R. V. Thomas / Pat O'Hara Wood 1920: R. Norris Williams
R. Norris Williams
/ Chuck Garland 1921: Randolph Lycett / Max Woosnam 1922: James Anderson / Randolph Lycett 1923: Leslie Godfree / Randolph Lycett 1924: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Vincent Richards 1925: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ René Lacoste 1926: Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon
/ Henri Cochet 1927: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Bill Tilden 1928: Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon
/ Henri Cochet 1929: Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn 1930: Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn 1931: George Lott / John Van Ryn 1932: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon 1933: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon 1934: George Lott / Lester Stoefen 1935: Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist 1936: Pat Hughes / Raymond Tuckey 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako 1938: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako 1939: Elwood Cooke
Elwood Cooke
/ Bobby Riggs 1940–45: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: Tom Brown / Jack Kramer 1947: Bob Falkenburg / Jack Kramer 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Frank Sedgman 1949: Pancho Gonzales
Pancho Gonzales
/ Frank Parker 1950: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1951: Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman 1952: Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman 1953: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1954: Rex Hartwig
Rex Hartwig
/ Mervyn Rose 1955: Rex Hartwig
Rex Hartwig
/ Lew Hoad 1956: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1957: Budge Patty
Budge Patty
/ Gardnar Mulloy 1958: Sven Davidson / Ulf Schmidt 1959: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser 1960: Rafael Osuna / Dennis Ralston 1961: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser 1962: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1963: Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox 1964: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1965: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche 1966: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ John Newcombe 1967: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Frew McMillan

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U.S. National Championships men's doubles champions

(1881) Clarence Clark / Frederick Winslow Taylor (1882) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1883) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1884) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1885) Richard Sears / Joseph Clark (1886) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1887) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1888) Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell
/ Valentine Hall (1889) Henry Slocum / Howard Taylor (1890) Valentine Hall / Clarence Hobart (1891) Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell
/ Bob Huntington (1892) Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell
/ Bob Huntington (1893) Clarence Hobart
Clarence Hobart
/ Frederick Hovey (1894) Clarence Hobart
Clarence Hobart
/ Frederick Hovey (1895) Malcolm Greene Chace
Malcolm Greene Chace
/ Robert Wrenn (1896) Carr Neel
Carr Neel
/ Sam Neel (1897) Leo Ware
Leo Ware
/ George Sheldon (1898) Leo Ware
Leo Ware
/ George Sheldon (1899) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Dwight F. Davis (1900) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Dwight F. Davis (1901) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Dwight F. Davis (1902) Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty (1903) Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty (1904) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Beals Wright (1905) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Beals Wright (1906) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Beals Wright (1907) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1908) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1909) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1910) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1911) Raymond Little
Raymond Little
/ Gus Touchard (1912) Maurice E. McLoughlin
Maurice E. McLoughlin
/ Tom Bundy (1913) Maurice E. McLoughlin
Maurice E. McLoughlin
/ Tom Bundy (1914) Maurice E. McLoughlin
Maurice E. McLoughlin
/ Tom Bundy (1915) Clarence Griffin
Clarence Griffin
/ Bill Johnston (1916) Clarence Griffin
Clarence Griffin
/ Bill Johnston (1917) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Throckmorton (1918) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Bill Tilden (1919) Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
/ Gerald Patterson (1920) Clarence Griffin
Clarence Griffin
/ Bill Johnston (1921) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Bill Tilden (1922) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Bill Tilden (1923) Brian Norton
Brian Norton
/ Bill Tilden (1924) Howard Kinsey
Howard Kinsey
/ Robert Kinsey (1925) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ R. Norris Williams (1926) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ R. Norris Williams (1927) Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Bill Tilden (1928) George Lott / John F. Hennessey (1929) George Lott / Johnny Doeg (1930) George Lott / Johnny Doeg (1931) Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn (1932) Ellsworth Vines
Ellsworth Vines
/ Keith Gledhill (1933) George Lott / Lester Stoefen (1934) George Lott / Lester Stoefen (1935) Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn (1936) Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako (1937) Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Henner Henkel (1938) Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako (1939) John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist (1940) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Ted Schroeder (1941) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Ted Schroeder (1942) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1943) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Frank Parker (1944) Bob Falkenburg / Don McNeill (1945) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1946) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1947) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Ted Schroeder (1948) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1949) John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Bill Sidwell (1950) John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Frank Sedgman (1951) Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Vic Seixas (1953) Rex Hartwig
Rex Hartwig
/ Mervyn Rose (1954) Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Tony Trabert (1955) Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi (1956) Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall (1957) Ashley Cooper / Neale Fraser (1958) Alex Olmedo / Ham Richardson (1959) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1960) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1961) Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston (1962) Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox (1963) Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston (1964) Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston (1965) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle (1966) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle (1967) John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche

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French Championships
French Championships
mixed doubles champions

(1902) Helene Prevost / Réginald Forbes (1903) Helene Prevost / Réginald Forbes (1904) Kate Gillou / Max Decugis (1905) Yvonne de Pfooffel / Max Decugis (1906) Yvonne de Pfooffel / Max Decugis (1907) A. Péan / Robert Wallet (1908) Kate Gillou / Max Decugis (1909) Jeanne Matthey
Jeanne Matthey
/ Max Decugis (1910) Marguerite Mény / Édouard Mény de Marangue (1911) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
/ Andre Gobert (1912) Daisy Speranza / William Laurentz (1913) Daisy Speranza / William Laurentz (1914) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Max Decugis (1915–1919) No competition (due to World War I) (1920) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Max Decugis (1921) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1922) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1923) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1924) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
/ Jean Borotra (1925) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1926) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1927) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
Bordes / Jean Borotra (1928) Eileen Bennett / Henri Cochet (1929) Eileen Bennett / Henri Cochet (1930) Cilly Aussem
Cilly Aussem
/ Bill Tilden (1931) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
/ Pat Spence (1932) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
/ Fred Perry (1933) Margaret Scriven
Margaret Scriven
/ Jack Crawford (1934) Colette Rosambert / Jean Borotra (1935) Lolette Payot / Marcel Bernard (1936) Billie Yorke / Marcel Bernard (1937) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Yvon Petra (1938) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Dragutin Mitić (1939) Sarah Palfrey Fabyan / Elwood Cooke (1940–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz
/ Budge Patty (1947) Sheila Piercey / Eric Sturgess (1948) Patricia Canning Todd / Jaroslav Drobný (1949) Sheila Piercey / Eric Sturgess (1950) Barbara Scofield / Enrique Morea (1951) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1953) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1954) Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
/ Lew Hoad (1955) Darlene Hard / Gordon Forbes (1956) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Luis Ayala (1957) Věra Pužejová / Jiří Javorský (1958) Shirley Bloomer / Nicola Pietrangeli (1959) Yola Ramírez Ochoa / William Knight (1960) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Robert Howe (1961) Darlene Hard / Rod Laver (1962) Renée Schuurman / Robert Howe (1963) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1964) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1965) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1966) Annette Van Zyl
Annette Van Zyl
/ Frew McMillan (1967) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Owen Davidson

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U.S. National Championships mixed doubles champions

(1892) Mabel Cahill
Mabel Cahill
/ Clarence Hobart (1893) Ellen Roosevelt
Ellen Roosevelt
/ Clarence Hobart (1894) Juliette Atkinson / Edwin P. Fischer (1895) Juliette Atkinson / Edwin P. Fischer (1896) Juliette Atkinson / Edwin P. Fischer (1897) Laura Henson / D.L. Magruder (1898) Carrie Neely
Carrie Neely
/ Edwin P. Fischer (1899) Elizabeth Rastall / Albert Hoskins (1900) Margaret Hunnewell / Alfred Codman (1901) Marion Jones / Raymond Little (1902) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Wylie Grant (1903) Helen Chapman / Harry Allen (1904) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Wylie Grant (1905) Augusta Schultz Hobart / Clarence Hobart (1906) Sarah Coffin / Edward Dewhurst (1907) May Sayers / Wallace Johnson (1908) Edith Rotch / Nathaniel Niles (1909) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Wallace Johnson (1910) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Joseph Carpenter, Jr. (1911) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Wallace Johnson (1912) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ R. Norris Williams (1913) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Bill Tilden (1914) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Bill Tilden (1915) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Harry Johnson (1916) Eleonora Sears
Eleonora Sears
/ Willis E. Davis (1917) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Irving Wright (1918) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Irving Wright (1919) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Vincent Richards (1920) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Wallace Johnson (1921) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Bill Johnston (1922) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Bill Tilden (1923) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Bill Tilden (1924) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
/ Vincent Richards (1925) Kathleen McKane Godfree
Kathleen McKane Godfree
/ John Hawkes (1926) Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
/ Jean Borotra (1927) Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
/ Henri Cochet (1928) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
/ John Hawkes (1929) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / George Lott (1930) Edith Cross / Wilmer Allison (1931) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / George Lott (1932) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Fred Perry (1933) Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
/ Ellsworth Vines (1934) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ George Lott (1935) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Enrique Maier (1936) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Gene Mako (1937) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Don Budge (1938) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Don Budge (1939) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Harry Hopman (1940) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Bobby Riggs (1941) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Jack Kramer (1942) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Ted Schroeder (1943) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1944) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1945) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1946) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1947) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / John Bromwich (1948) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Tom Brown (1949) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Eric Sturgess (1950) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Ken McGregor (1951) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1953) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1954) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1955) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1956) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Ken Rosewall (1957) Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
/ Kurt Nielsen (1958) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Neale Fraser (1959) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Neale Fraser (1960) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Neale Fraser (1961) Margaret Smith / Bob Mark (1962) Margaret Smith / Fred Stolle (1963) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1964) Margaret Smith / John Newcombe (1965) Margaret Smith / Fred Stolle (1966) Donna Floyd Fales / Owen Davidson (1967) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Owen Davidson

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World Hard Court men's singles champions

1912: Otto Froitzheim 1913: Anthony Wilding 1914: Anthony Wilding 1915–19: not held – World War I 1920: William Laurentz 1921: Bill Tilden 1922: Henri Cochet 1923: Bill Johnston 1924: not held – Olympics

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