Former American Tennis Player Carole Caldwell Graebner

Carole Caldwell Graebner

Born on the 24th of June, 1943, in Pittsburgh  Pennsylvania, Carole Caldwell Graebner reached as high as being the No.4 women player in 1964. She was also ranked among the top ten in 1965. Her name was present in all year end top ten rankings including the ranks of the United States Lawn tennis Association from 1961 to 1965 and then again in 1967. She was also ranked as the US No.1 in 1963 in the Doubles category. She stood as the third ranked US player in the year 1964 and 1965.

Graebner holds a more impressive Doubles record as compared to the Singles records. Graebner did not manage to win any Grand Slam singles finals and she could reach as far as the Semi finals of the Australian Open in 1966, whereas she had to withdraw from the first round of the French Open in the same year. She managed to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon in 1964 and was the finalist of the US Open in 1964 losing to Maria Bueno, she was also the quarter finalist in the tournament in 1965. She won two Grand Slam Doubles titles, one in the US Open in 1965 and one in the Australian Open in 1966 paired with Nancy Richie Gunter. Graebner also won the US Women’s Clay Court Doubles title in 1964 and 1965. She also won a gold medal in the Doubles at the Pan American 1963 games. She was present in the first Fed Cup US team. After ending her tennis career she joined as a commentator on the TV and radio. She died on 19th November, 2008.

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