Louise Brough Clapp

Louise Brough Clapp

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Louise Brough Clapp (11 martie 1923-3 februarie 2014;  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, SUA) este una din cele mai mari jucătoare din istorie. A câștigat 35 turnee de Mare Șlem, 6 la simplu, 21 la dublu și 8 la dublu mixt. Deține numeroase recorduri mondiale.

Turnee de Mare Șlem (35)

Simplu (6)

Australian Open (1)    1950

French Open               semifinalistă (3) în 1946, 1947, 1950

Wimbledon (4)            1948, 1949, 1950, 1955

US Open (1)                1947

Dublu (21)

Australian Open (1)    1950

French Open (3)          1946, 1947, 1949

Wimbledon (5)            1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954

US Open (12)              1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1957

Dublu mixt (8)

Australian Open:         semifinalistă în 1950

Wimbledon (4)            1946 (cu Tom Brown), 1947, 1948 (cu Aussie John Bromwich), 1950 (cu Eric Sturgess)

US Open (4)                1942 (cu Schroeder), 1947 (cu Aussie John Bromwich) , 1948 (cu Tom Brown), 1949 (cu Eric Sturgess)

Finale de Grand Slam

Simplu

14 (6 titluri, 8 locuri 2)

Result  Year    Tournament     Surface            Opponent        Score

Runner-up       1942    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Pauline Betz     6–4, 1–6, 4–6

Runner-up       1943    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Pauline Betz     3–6, 7–5, 3–6

Runner-up       1946    Wimbledon     Grass   United States Pauline Betz     2–6, 4–6

Winner 1947    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       8–6, 4–6, 6–1

Winner 1948    Wimbledon     Grass   United States Doris Hart        6–3, 8–6

Runner-up       1948    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       6–4, 4–6, 13–15

Winner 1949    Wimbledon (2)            Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       10–8, 1–6, 10–8

Winner 1950    Australian Championships      Grass   United States Doris Hart        6–4, 3–6, 6–4

Winner 1950    Wimbledon (3)            Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       6–1, 3–6, 6–1

Runner-up       1952    Wimbledon     Grass   United States Maureen Connolly       5–7, 3–6

Runner-up       1954    Wimbledon     Grass   United States Maureen Connolly       2–6, 5–7

Runner-up       1954    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Doris Hart        8–6, 1–6, 6–8

Winner 1955    Wimbledon (4)            Grass   United States Beverly Baker Fleitz    7–5, 8–6

Runner-up       1957    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Althea Gibson  3–6, 2–6

Dublu

(28) (21 titluri, 7 locuri 2)

Result  Year    Tournament     Surface            Partner Opponents       Score

Winner 1942    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Pauline Betz

United States Doris Hart        2–6, 7–5, 6–0

Winner 1943    U.S. Championships (2)          Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Pauline Betz

United States Doris Hart        6–4, 6–3

Winner 1944    U.S. Championships (3)          Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Pauline Betz

United States Doris Hart        4–6, 6–4, 6–3

Winner 1945    U.S. Championships (4)          Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Pauline Betz

United States Doris Hart        6–3, 6–3

Winner 1946    Wimbledon     Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Pauline Betz

United States Doris Hart        6–3, 2–6, 6–3

Winner 1946    French Championships            Clay     United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Pauline Betz

United States Doris Hart        6–4, 0–6, 6–1

Winner 1946    U.S. Championships (5)          Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Patricia Canning Todd

United States Mary Arnold Prentiss   6–1, 6–3

Runner-up       1947    Wimbledon     Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Doris Hart

United States Patricia Canning Todd 6–3, 4–6, 5–7

Winner 1947    French Championships (2)      Clay     United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Pauline Betz

United States Patricia Canning Todd 7–5, 6–2

Winner 1947    U.S. Championships (6)          Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Patricia Canning Todd

United States Doris Hart        5–7, 6–3, 7–5

Winner 1948    Wimbledon (2)            Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Doris Hart

United States Patricia Canning Todd 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Winner 1948    U.S. Championships (7)          Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Patricia Canning Todd

United States Doris Hart        6–4, 8–10, 6–1

Winner 1949    French Championships (3)      Clay     United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United Kingdom Joy Gannon

United Kingdom Betty Hilton           7–5, 6–1

Winner 1949    Wimbledon (3)            Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Gussy Moran

United States Patricia Canning Todd 8–6, 7–5

Winner 1949    U.S. Championships (8)          Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Doris Hart

United States Shirley Fry       6–4, 10–8

Winner 1950    Australian Championships      Grass   United States Doris Hart        Australia Nancye Wynne Bolton

Australia Thelma Coyne Long            6–2, 2–6, 6–3

Runner-up       1950    French Championships            Clay     United States Margaret Osborne duPont            United States Doris Hart

United States Shirley Fry       6–1, 5–7, 2–6

Winner 1950    Wimbledon (4)            Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Shirley Fry

United States Doris Hart        6–4, 5–7, 6–1

Winner 1950    U.S. Championships (9)          Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Doris Hart

United States Shirley Fry       6–2, 6–3

Runner-up       1951    Wimbledon     Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Shirley Fry

United States Doris Hart        3–6, 11–13

Runner-up       1952    Wimbledon     Grass   United States Maureen Connolly       United States Shirley Fry

United States Doris Hart        6–8, 3–6

Runner-up       1952    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Maureen Connolly       United States Doris Hart

United States Shirley Fry       8–10, 4–6

Runner-up       1953    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Doris Hart

United States Shirley Fry       2–6, 9–7, 7–9

Winner 1954    Wimbledon (5)            Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Shirley Fry

United States Doris Hart        4–6, 9–7, 6–3

Runner-up       1954    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Doris Hart

United States Shirley Fry       4–6, 4–6

Winner 1955    U.S. Championships (10)        Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Doris Hart

United States Shirley Fry       6–3, 1–6, 6–3

Winner 1956    U.S. Championships (11)        Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Betty Rosenquest Pratt

United States Shirley Fry       6–3, 6–0

Winner 1957    U.S. Championships (12)        Grass   United States Margaret Osborne duPont       United States Althea Gibson

United States Darlene Hard   6–2, 7–5

Dublu mixt

11 (8 titluri, 3 locuri 2)

Result  Year    Tournament     Surface            Partner Opponents       Score

Winner 1942    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Ted Schroeder  United States Patricia Todd

Argentina Alejo Russell          3–6, 6–1, 6–4

Winner 1946    Wimbledon     Grass   United States Tom Brown      United States Dorothy Bundy

Australia Geoff Brown           6–4, 6–4

Runner-up       1946    U.S. Championships   Grass   United States Robert Kimbrell           United States Margaret Osborne duPont

United States Bill Talbert       3–6, 4–6

Winner 1947    Wimbledon (2)            Grass   Australia John Bromwich       Australia Nancye Wynne Bolton

Australia Colin Long  1–6, 6–4, 6–2

Winner 1947    U.S. Championships (2)          Grass   Australia John Bromwich       United States Gussy Moran

Ecuador Pancho Segura          6–3, 6–1

Winner 1948    Wimbledon (3)            Grass   Australia John Bromwich       United States Doris Hart

Australia Frank Sedgman       6–2, 3–6, 6–3

Winner 1948    U.S. Championships (3)          Grass   United States Tom Brown      United States Margaret Osborne duPont

United States Bill Talbert       6–4, 6–4

Runner-up       1949    Wimbledon     Grass   Australia John Bromwich       South Africa Sheila Piercey Summers

South Africa Eric Sturgess     7–9, 11–9, 5–7

Winner 1949    U.S. Championships (4)          Grass   South Africa Eric Sturgess     United States Margaret Osborne duPont

United States Bill Talbert       4–5, 6–3, 7–5

Winner 1950    Wimbledon (4)            Grass   South Africa Eric Sturgess     United States Pat Canning Todd

Australia Geoff Brown           11–9, 1–6, 6–4

Runner-up       1955    Wimbledon     Grass   Argentina Enrique Morea       United States Doris Hart

United States Vic Seixas        6–8, 6–2, 3–6

Profil

Era o jucătoare ofensivă. Avea unul din cele mai bune voleuri din istoria tenisului. Juca adesea servici-vole.

Recorduri și performanțe

Este pe locul 5 în istorie la numărul de titluri de Grand Slam câștigate, după Margaret Court (62), Martina Navratilova (59), Billie Jean King și Serena Williams (39), Margaret Osborne duPont (37), la egalitate cu Doris Hart (35).

A câștigat 20 titluri de Mare Șlem cu Margaret Osborne duPont.(record). Recordul a fost egalat mai târziu de Navratilova și Pam Shriver.

Brough și Margaret Osborne duPont au câștigat US Nationals de 12 ori (record), de 3 ori mai multe decât Navratilova-Shiver, Hart și Shirley Fry și Sarah Palfrey și Marble, care au câștigat câte 4.

Brough și Margaret Osborne duPont au câștigat 9 titluri de Grand Slam consecutiv (record).

A câștigat Wimbledonul la simplu, dublu și dublu mixt în 1950.

A fost între primele 10 jucătoare ale lumii timp de 16 ani în total, pe locul al 3-lea după Chris Evert (19) și King (18).

Biografie

S-a căsătorit cu dentistul Dr. Alan Clapp în 1958. Nu a avut copii.

Bibliografie

https://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/inductees/louise-brough

 

 

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