Nancy Richey

Nancy Richey

Nancy Richey
Full name Nancy Richey
Country  United States
Born (1942-08-23) August 23, 1942 (age 71)
San Angelo, TX, USA
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Int. Tennis HOF 2003 (member page)
Singles
Career record
Highest ranking 2 (1969)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1967)
French Open W (1968)
Wimbledon SF (1968)
US Open F (1966, 1969)
Doubles
Career record
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1966)
Wimbledon W (1966)
US Open W (1965, 1966)
Team Competitions
Fed Cup W (1969)

Nancy Richey (born August 23, 1942 in San Angelo, Texas, United States) is a former tennis player from the United States.

Richey won two Grand Slam singles titles (1967 Australian Championships and 1968 French Open) and four Grand Slam women's doubles titles (1965 U.S. Championships and 1966 Australian, Wimbledon, and U.S. Championships). She was ranked World No. 2 in singles at year-end in 1969. Richey won 69 singles titles during her career and helped the U.S. win the Federation Cup in 1969. She won the singles title at the U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships a record six consecutive years, from 1963 through 1968.

Richey was married to Kenneth Gunter from 1970 to 1976, reverting to her maiden name following her divorce. She is the sister of fellow player Cliff Richey.

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003.

Grand Slam record

  • France
    • Singles champion: 1968
    • Singles runner-up: 1966
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1969
  • Wimbledon
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1966
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1967
  • United States
    • Singles runner-up: 1966, 1969
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1965, 1966

Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (2)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1967 Australian Championships Lesley Turner Bowrey 6–1, 6–4
1968 French Open Ann Haydon Jones 5–7, 6–4, 6–1

Runner-ups (4)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1966 Australian Championships Margaret Court walkover
1966 French Championships Ann Haydon Jones 6–3, 6–1
1966 U.S. Championships Maria Bueno 6–3, 6–1
1969 U.S. Open Margaret Court 6–2, 6–2

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 Career SR
Australia A A A A A A A A F W A A A A A A A A A A / A A 1 / 2
France A A A A A A 4R SF F A W SF A SF 3R 3R A A A 3R 2R 1 / 10
Wimbledon A A A 2R 3R A QF QF QF 4R SF QF A QF QF A A 2R A A A 0 / 11
United States 1R 3R QF A 3R QF SF SF F A A F SF 3R 1R 3R QF 1R 2R 4R 1R 0 / 18
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 2 1 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 2 / 41

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

See also

External links

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Fed Cup – Player profile