A retired French tennis player was born on the 25th of December, 1952 in Algeria. Francoise Durr started her professional career in the year 1968 and the right-handed female tennis player retired in 1984.
Francoise Durr was ranked among the top ten players from 1965 to 1967 and 1970 to 1972 as well as from 1974 to 1976. However, in 1967, she attained her career-high rankings of being the third-best player among world players. She was second to Billie Jean King in 1971 at earning the prize money.
In her entire career, she reached a total of 27 final matches of the Grand Slam tournament which includes 18 times in women’s doubles, 8 times in mixed doubles tournaments, and 1 time in the singles match.
About 12 of these matches have been won by Durr. She is also quite popular at winning the singles title at the French Championship in 1967. She is a fan-favorite and is admired all around the world.
In addition to this, she has also won 7 women’s doubles titles and about four mixed doubles titles at the Grand Slam. She also managed to become a runner up contestant in 11 women’s doubles title and about four matches at the mixed doubles championships at the Grand Slam.
She won 8 titles at the French Championships as well as two doubles titles at the U.S Open. She also won the mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon in 1976 with her partner Tony Roche.
She played the Australian Open rarely in the year 1965, 1967, and 1969 but never won it. In 1979, she won the WTA Tour Championships and finished her career by playing from the French team of the Federation Cup. In 2003, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame for her excellent career.