Doris Hart

Born on the 20th of June, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, Doris Hart was a former World No.1 tennis player from America. She suffered from Osteomyelitis as a child and suffered from an impaired right leg permanently.

She started playing the game of tennis at the young age of 10. She won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 1947 in the women’s Doubles category. She bagged in her First singles title in 1949 in the Australian Open before winning the French Open in 1950 and 1952.

She also won the Wimbledon in 1951 and the US Open in 1954 and 1955. Hart is also the first woman to complete the singles career Grand Slam along with completing the career boxed set for the first time as well.

He was ranked among the top ten from 1946 to 1955 with securing the No.1 rank in 1951. She was the top-ranked player of the US in 1954 and 1955. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1969.

Hart won in total 35 grand Slam Titles in her career with 6 singles titles, 14 doubles titles, and 15 Mixed Doubles titles. Hart reached the quarterfinals of 32 Grand Slam singles matches she played out of the 34, failing to reach the initial two only which she competed in aged 15 and 16.

She also won all the three titles of the Women Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles at Wimbledon in 1951 which she played in a single day along with winning the trio at the French Open in 1952 and The Us Open in 1954. She announced retirement from professional tennis in 1955 but played the 1969 US Open Championship.

Sue Barker

Susan (Sue) Barker born in Paignton, Devon on the 19th of April, 1956 is a former tennis player and a present television presenter. The former professional tennis player started her career in 1973 and announced retirement from professional tennis in 1984.

She is known for her victory at the French Open in 1976 in the women‘s singles event ad touched the high point of No.3 in her career on the 20th of March, 1977. She won her initial single title of a top-level in 1974 followed by three more titles in the next year.

She won the German Open title in 1976. Barker holds 11 singles titles in her career with only one from the Grand Slam. She won the French Open singles title in 1976, was the semi-finalist in the Australian Open in 1975 and 1977 (Dec) along worth being the Semi-Finalist in the Wimbledon in 1977. Barker was not very lucky with the US Opens as she managed to go as far as the 4th round in the championship in 1976.

Barker also bagged in 12 Women’s Doubles titles, she ended her career as No.16 in the singles rank after her final singles match in 1981 at Brighton International.

Barker won her final Doubles title in the year 1982, her last professional play came in 1984, after which she announced retirement. After her retirement, Barker joined the Australian Channel 7 In 1985 before joining BBC IN 1990. Barker is now a chief presenter with the BBC channel.

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