Rosie Casals or Rosemary Casals was born on the 16th of September, 1948 in San Francisco, California. She and her sister were bought up by their great uncle and great aunty. When she grew up, her uncle took her to the San Francisco tennis courts where she took the training.
Her coaching classes were further carried on by Nick Carter who was also the teacher to many of the junior players. She was considered to be a motivating force that bought in many changes in the tennis world during the 1960s and 1970s. There are many of these changes that made the tennis world what it is today.
She earned her reputation being a rebel in tennis when she started her professional career in the 1960s. Her career was expanded over 20 years in which she won 90 tournaments. She also worked for the betterment of women’s tennis.
In the year 1966, she got teamed up with Billie Jean King in the doubles title and succeeded in obtaining the title of indoor and hard-court tournaments. In the same year, both the partners reached the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles title at the Wimbledon tournament and the partners managed to win the doubles titles at Wimbledon, the South African and the United States championships.
The two ladies dominated the women’s doubles for years and became the most successful duo in the tennis world. Moreover, the team also holds the title to win the U.S doubles title on clay, grass, and indoor well as on hard surfaces. As an individual player, Casals maintained a successful career and was ranked to be the 3rd best tennis player among U.S ladies.
Born on the 23rd of August, 1942 in San Angelo, Texas, Nancy Richey is a professional tennis player from the United States. She got married to Kenneth Gunter in the year 1970 but, got divorced after seven years in 1976. Her brother is also a famous tennis player named Cliff Richey.
She was destined to become a successful player with competing and admirable composure and with deep pride over the years. She initially played with her brother Cliff who shared insatiable feelings for her sister and they became the first team of brother and sister to touch the skies of American tennis.
Nancy Richey’s career peak was when she won two titles of the Grand Slam singles tournament. These tournaments include the Australian championships held in 1967 and the French Open held in1968.
She also holds the title of winning the doubles titles of the Grand Slam tournament four times which includes the U.S Championships held in 1965, the Australian championships held in 1966, the U.S Championships, and the Wimbledon Championships.
In the year 1969, Nancy was also ranked to be the second-best player among the world players. In her entire career, she won about 69 singles titles. She also greatly helped the U.S in the year 1969 to win the Federation Cup.
She holds the record of winning the U.S Women’s Clay Court Championships six times in a row from the year 1963 to 1968. Nancy Richey was inducted as a tennis player in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the year 2003.