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Doris Hart results thread

In this thread we will attempt to compile the match and tournament record of Doris Hart, who was active as an amateur from about 1938 until her retirement in 1955. We will also explore her brief pro career.

For a thread that contains her biography and photos please see: https://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=51270506


Summary:

World Ranking

1946: #4
1947: #3
1948: #3
1949: #3
1950: #3
1951: #1
1952: #2
1953: #2
1954: #2
1955: #2

United States ranking (14 consecutive years in top ten)

1942-#6
1943-#3
1944-#6
1945-#6
1946-#4
1947-#3
1948-#3
1949-#3
1950-#2
1951-#2
1952-#2
1953-#2
1954-#1
1955-#1

Slam statistics (Won 35 majors-6 in Singles, 14 in Doubes, and 15 in Mixed Doubles)

Australian---5 titles

8-1 in singles
Won Singles 1949 and RU in 1950
Won Doubles in 1950
Won Mixed Doubles in 1949-1950

French--10 titles

28-5 in singles
Won Singles in 1950 and 1952
Won Doubles 1948 and 1950-53 with Shirley Fry
Won Mixed Doubles in 1951-1953

Wimbledon--10 titles

43-8 in singles
Won Singles in 1951
Won Doubles in 1947 and from 1951-1953
Won Mixed Doubles from 1951-1955.

United States Nationals--10 titles

57-13 in singles

Won Singles in 1954 and 1955
Won Doubles from 1951-1953
Won Mixed Doubles from 1951-1955

Singles record in majors

136-27 (83.4%)
Won 5 of 32 majors played for a strike rate of 15.6%

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1940


d. Lila Porter
d. Marta Barnett Anderson


at 14 Hart is the youngest ever winner of the Southern Championships.

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January 3-7 Dixie Championships, Tampa, Florida, US (Clay)

1R: Hart d. Kay Williams 6-0 6-1
2R: Hart d. Lucy Masterson 6-0 6-1 (may=QF)
SF: Shirley Fry [3] d. Doris Hart [1] 6-3 6-4

DF: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Beverly Baker/Laura Lou Jahn 6-2 6-1

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January 8-14 Florida West Coast Championships, St. Petersburg, Florida, US (Clay)

?R: Hart d. Maggie Mae Beeland 6-0 6-2
QF: Hart d. Evelyn Cowan 6-0 6-0
SF: Hart d. ????

FI: Doris Hart d. Shirley Fry 6-4 2-6 6-0

DF: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Beverly Baker/Laura Lou Jahn 6-1 6-3

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January 30- February 4 Havana International Tennis Tournament, Havana, Cuba.

SF: Doris Hart d. Marta Barnett 6-0 6-2

FI: Doris Hart (US) d. Beverly Baker (US) 6-4 8-6

DF: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Marta Barnett/Piedra 6-0 6-2

Miss Hart also takes the mixed in Havana's first international event.

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February 17- 26 San Remo International, San Remo, Italy (Clay)

SF: Hart d. Shirley Fry (US) 6-2 6-1

FI: Doris Hart (US) d. Annalissa Bossi 7-5 6-1

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March 2-11 Championships of Egypt Cairo, Egypt (Clay)

1R Doris Hart d Mrs Chalres Bezzola 6-0 6-0
QF: Doris Hart d Helen Buccianti 6-0 6-1
SF: Shirley Fry d. Hart 6-2 7-5

Doubles

?R Fry/Hart d Bezzola/B. Burley 6-3 6-2
SF: Fry/Hart d Mrs H Fawal/Ezzat 6-1 6-0
FI: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Rita Anderson/Louise Brough 5-7 6-3 6-1

MX: Doris Hart/Jaroslav Drobny d Louise Brough/F Ampon 6-2 6-1

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March 13-25 Alexandria International Championships Alexandria Egypt (Clay)

QF Hart d P Polkowsha 6-0 6-1
SF Hart d. Shirley Fry 6-3 9-7
FI: Doris Hart (US) d. Louise Brough (US) 7-5 6-2

Doubles

QF: Fry/Hart d Parkinson(GB) /Suzanne Michaelidis default
SF: Fry/Hart d Helen Buccianti/S. Mathieu 6-0 6-1
FI: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Louise Brough/Dottie Head 6-2 6-3

MX: Doris Hart/Irvin Dorfmann d Shirley Fry/Robert Abdessalam 6-3 6-4

Doris "took to the net repeatedly" in the final, responding to lobs with "tremendous smashes."

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March 26-April. 1 Monte Carlo International Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)

QF Hart d. Thelma Long (Aus) 6-4 8-10 6-0
SF Hart d. Jean Quertier (GB) 6-2 6-1
FI: Doris Hart (US) d. Shirley Fry (US) 6-3 6-3

Doubles

SF: Fry/Hart d. Curry/Quertier 6-0 6-3
FI: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Colette Boegner/Maud Galtier 6-0 9-7.

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April 2-8 Nice, France. (Clay)

QF: Hart d. Liesl Broz 6-0 6-1
SF: Hart d. Joan Curry (GB) 8-6 6-4
FI: Doris Hart (US) d. Shirley Fry (US) 4-6 6-3 6-3

DF: Fry/Hart d. Rita Anderson (GB)/Joan Curry (GB) 6-2 7-5

"Double faults proved to be Miss Fry's downfall."

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April 9-16 Italian International Championships Rome, Italy (Clay0
Venue: Foro Italico

?R: Hart d. G Bonardi 6-0 6-1
QF: Hart d. Curry 4-6 6-3 6-4
SF: Hart d. Long 6-1 6-3
FI: Doris Hart (US) d. Shirley Fry (US) 6-3 8-6

Doubles

SF: Fry/Hart d. Bologna/Manfredi 6-1 6-1
FI : Fry/Hart d. Brough/Long 6-1 7-5

MX: Shirley Fry/Felicissimo Ampon d Doris Hart/Lennart Bergelin 8-6 3-6 6-4

Final played before a crowd of 10,000. This is Hart's 4th straight event and 3rd win in a row over Fry. Hart's stronger serve and faster pace keep Fry running throughout. The mixed final thrilled the crowd.

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April 17-21 Sicily International Palermo, Italy (Clay)

QF: Doris Hart (US) d Mrs Totta Zehden (Ger) 9-7 6-1
SF: Hart d. Adamson 4-6 6-4 6-3
FI: Doris Hart d. Shirley Fry 16-14 1-6 6-4

Doubles

SF: Fry/Hart d Baker/Nelly Hermsen 6-1 6-3
FI: Fry/Hart d. Adamson/Seghers 7-5 3-6 7-5


3,000 on hand for final, including many US sailors from nearby bases.

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April 21-29 International Championships of Paris Paris, France.

Draw=about 16.

1R: Doris Hart (US) d Jacqueline Patorni default
QF: Hart d.Amouretti 6-3 6-4
SF: Hart d. Baker 6-0 0-6 6-3

FI: Doris Hart (US) d. Shirley Fry (US) 9-7 6-0

Doubles

SF: Fry/Hart d Baker/Butler 6-3 6-2
FI: Fry/Hart d. Adamson/Seghers 6-3 6-4

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April 30-May 5 British Hard Courts Bournemouth UK (Clay)
Venue: West Hants Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=64)

1R: Doris Hart (US) [1] d RD McKelvie 6-2 6-1
2R: Hart [1] d Dawson-Scott 6-2 6-0
3R: Hart [1] d Hoahing 6-2 6-0
QF: Hart [1] d. Quertier 6-1 6-1
SF: Hart [1] d. Fry 6-3 6-3
FI: Doris Hart(US) [1] d. Jean Walker-Smith [8] 6-4 8-6

DF: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Nancye Bolton (Aus)/Thelma Long (Aus) 3-6 6-3 6-3

Many of the 3,000 "headed for the exits" as Doris rolled up a 5-1 lead in the second. After Jean got an injection for a sore foot she roared back, even gaining a set point that Hart saved "with a superb cross-court volley". From 5-6 Doris swept 3 games for the match.

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French Championships

Dates: May 23 to June 4.

1R: bye
2R: Doris Hart(US) d. Vittoria Tonnelli(Ity) 6-1 6-1
3R: Hart d. Charbonnier 6-3 6-1
QF: Hart d. de Cazelet 6-0 6-4
SF: Hart d. Walker-Smith 6-2 6-1
FI: Shirley Fry d. Hart 6-3 3-6 6-3

Doubles

1R: bye
2R: Fry/Hart d. Nadine Guinard/Suzanne Schmidt 6-1 6-3
QF: Fry/Hart d. Foy/Varin 6-2 6-2
SF: Fry/Hart d. Quertier/Walker-Smith 6-2 6-2
FI: Fry/Hart d. Bartlett/Scofield 10-8 6-3

Mixed Doubles

SF: Hart/Frank Sedgeman d Joy and Tony Mottram 6-1 6-0
FI: Hart/Frank Sedgeman d Thelma Long/Mervyn Rose 7-5 6-2

50,000 attended the event. Fry "stunned" the crowd of 11,000 who came out expecting Doris to win easily. From 0-2 in the last set she ran up a 5-2 lead before closing it out.

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June 4-9 Northern Tournament Manchester UK (Grass)

1R: Doris Hart (US) d Heather Westmacott 6-1 6-1
2R: Hart d Jean Petchell 6-1 6-1
QF: Hart d B Goodman 6-0 6-3
SF: Hart d Gibosn 6-1 6-4
FI: Doris Hart d Beverly Baker 8-6 6-3

Doubles

SF Fry/Hart d Mckelvie/Tower 6-2 6-4
FI: Fry/Hart d Rosenquest/Scofield 6-0 6-2

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June 18-23 London GrassCourt Championships, London, England, GB (Grass)
Venure: Queen's Club

Doubles

3R: Fry/Hart d Hoahing/Hibbert 6-0 6-0
QF Fry/Hart d Mrs Margot Gordon/Halford 6-3 6-3
SF Fry/Hart d Quertier/Tuckey 6-4 6-3
FI Fry/Hart d. Bolton/DuPont 3-6 6-1 6-3

Doris only enters the doubles at Queen's Club.
Eve of Wimbledon betting odds: 2-1 for Brough, DuPont and Hart. 8-1 for Fry.

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WIMBLEDON

1R: Doris Hart (US) [3] d.Jacqueline Marcellin (Frn) 6-2 6-0
2R: Hart [3] d. Weiss 6-0 7-5
3R: Hart [3] d. Bolton 6-4 7-5
4R: Hart [3] d. Quertier 6-4 6-3
QF: Hart [3] d. Chaffee [7] 6-3 6-3
SF: Hart [3] d. Baker [5] 6-3 6-1
FI: Hart [3] d. Fry [4] 6-1 6-0

Doubles

1R: bye
2R: Fry/Hart[2] d. J.M.Lloyd/R.D.McKelvie 6-0 6-0
3R: Fry/Hart[2] d. Lewis/Scott 6-1 6-2
QF: Fry/Hart[2] d. Quertier/Tuckey 6-3 6-1
SF: Fry/Hart[2] d. Davidson/Rosenquest[3] 6-0 6-2
FI: Fry/Hart[2] d. Brough/duPont[1] 6-2 13-11


Mixed Doubles

1R: bye
2R: Hart/Sedgman [2] d. Bevverly Baker/Hal Burrows 6-1 6-1
3R: Hart/Sedgman [2] d. Althea Gibson/N Nath 8-6 8-6
4R: Hart/Sedgman [2] d. MA Schmier/Ivo Rinkel 6-0 6-1
QF: Hart/Sedgman [2] d. A Layfield/WT Anderson 6-0 6-2
SF: Hart/Sedgman [2] d. duPont/McGregor 6-2 4-6 6-3
FI: Doris Hart/Frank Sedgman [2] d. Nancye Bolton/Mervyn Rose 7-5 6-2

Doris' dream comes true as she finally wins Wimbledon, routing best friend Fry in a one sided final. Wins in doubles and the mixed are icing on the cake.

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July 7-14 Midland Counties Championships Edgbaston UK (Grass)

2R Hart d Joan Godfrey 6-1 6-0
QF Hart d M. Harris 6-1 6-1
SF: Hart d. ????
FI Doris Hart d. Shirley Fry 4-6 6-2 7-5

Doubles

SF Fry/Hart d MJ Baker/R.Walsh 6-0 6-1
FI Fry/Hart d. Hammersley/Knapp 6-2 6-0

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July 31-August 5 Eastern Grass Courts Orange, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Doubles

1R: Fry/Hart [1] d Disco/Salichs 6-0 6-1
QF: Fry/Hart [1] d Kanter/E Sullivan 6-1 6-5
SF: Fry/Hart [1] d Head/Morrison ????
FI: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Midge Buck/Margaret Varner 6-0 6-1

Doris enters the doubles only

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August 6-12, Essex County Club Invitational, Manchester, Massachusetts, US (Grass)

1R: bye
2R: Hart [1] d. Doris Popple 6-1 6-0
3R: Hart [1] d. Betty Rosenquest 6-1 6-4
QF: Hart [1] d. Kay Tuckey (GB) [3F] 6-2 6-1
SF: Hart [1] d. Connolly [4] 10-8 6-2
FI: Doris Hart [1] d. Shirley Fry [2] 6-3 6-3

Doubles

1R: Fry/Hart d. Lila Caner/Rith Jeffrey 6-0 6-0
2R: Fry/Hart d. Mianne Palfrey Dexter/Lee Palfrey Fullerton 6-4 6-0
2R: Fry/Hart d. Rosemary Buck/Margaret Varner 6-0 6-0
SF: FRy/Hart d. Maureen Connolly/Betty Rosenqust 6-2 6-3
FI: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Nancy Chaffee/Pat Todd 6-4 6-3

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UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August ?? to 21
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill. Massachusetts

Doubles (Draw=23)


First Round


1R: Fry/Hart [1]-bye
2R: Fry/Hart [1] d. Liguori/McIlvaine 6-0 6-0
QF: Fry/Hart [1] d. Rihbany/Sullivan 6-2 6-4
SF: Fry/Hart [1] d. Mottram/Ward 6-3 6-2
FI: Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1] d. Nancy Chaffee/Pat Todd [2] 6-4 6-2

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August 24-25 Wightman Cup, Longwood, Massachusetts, US (Gras)

United States d. Great Britain 6-1.

Day 1:

Doris Hart d. Jean Quertier (GB) 6-4 6-4

Day 2:

Doris Hart d. Jean Walker-Smith (GB) 6-4 2-6 7-5
Shirley Fry/Doris Hart d. Jean Quertier/Kay Tuckey (GB) 6-3 6-3

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UNITED STATES NATIONALS

Dates: August 25-September 5
Venue: Forest Hills

Singles


1R: Doris Hart [1] d. Julie Sampson 6-0 6-3
2R: Hart [1] d. Carroll 6-0 6-3
3R: Hart [1] d. Buck 6-2 6-1
QF: Hart [1] d. Chaffee 6-2 6-4
SF: Maureen Connolly [4] d. Hart [1] 6-4 6-4

Mixed Doubles

SF: Hart/Sedgman d Quertier/Hare 6-4 6-2
FI: Hart/Sedgman d Fry/Rose 6-3 6-2


With former champs Brough and Dupont not playing Hart was the odd's on favorite to win. She encountered some resistance in the quarters when Chaffee pulled up from 2-4 with a "bombardment of forehands" before Doris righted herself.

15,000 fans decided not to leave despite dark skies to get the chance to see 16 year old Mo Connolly. Hart was having none of it. When she went on court for her semi vs. little Mo Connolly it was all Hart as she swept out to 4 love lead. Then came a sudden reversal of fortune. Connolly "brought roars from the crowd with her jolting drives" as she knocked off winner after winner to take the opeing set as a steady drizzle fell. Play was suspended after the first set. The next day "the blonde little Californian took up the bombardment where she left off" before a Labor Day crowd of 12,000.

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1951 Summary


World ranking: #1 (her only time atop the world rankings)
US Ranking: #2 (Connolly at #1 due to winning the US Nationals)

Singles record:

Won 14 events of 18.
Won at least 68 matches*-lost 4 (3 times to Fry, once to Connolly)
.944 winning percentage


*note we are missing some early round victories.

Titles at: Florida West Coast Chmps, Havana Int, San Remo, Egyptian Chmps, Alexandria, Monte Carlo, Italian Chmps, Sicily, Paris, British Hard Courts, Northern, Wimbledon, Midland Chmps, Essex County

Head to Head vs top 10:
1-1 vs Connolly
12-3 vs Fry
2-0 vs Chaffee
1-0 Walker-Smith
3-0 vs Quertier
1-0 vs Brough
4-0 vs Baker
DNP Todd
1-0 vs Tuckey

25-4 vs Top Ten.

Doris and her doubles partner Shirley Fry met repeatedly throughout the year-15 times in all! After losing to Fry in Egypt Hart won 7 events in a row, finally losing again to Shirley in the French final. During this run she won at least 28 consecutive matches.

Doubles

Won 19 events out of 19 events entered.
Won at least 50 matches-lost 0.

Doris and Shirley were undefeated all year.

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