Former Australian Player Jan Lehane

Jan Lehane

Jan Lehane O’Neill was born on the 9th of July, 1941 and reached a career high rank of No. 7 in 1963. She was ranked in the top ten in the years 1960, 1963 and 1964. Lehane won 2 Grand Slam titles in the Mixed Doubles in the Australian Open in 1960 and 1961, paired with Trevor Fancutt and Bob Hewitt respectively. She was also the finalist of the Mixed Doubles in the same tournament in 1964 losing to Margaret Court and Ken Fletcher. Lehane reached the Australian Open Singles final for four consecutive years from 1960 to 1963 but lost every time to Margaret Court. She also reached the Australian Open Doubles Finals twice in 1961 with Mary Bevis Hawton and in 1963 with Lesley Turner Bowrey, but lost both to a team that included Margaret Court with May Carter Reitano in 1961  and Robyn Ebbern  in 1963.

Lehane also managed to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open singles in 1959 and 1964, along with reaching only the quarter finals in 1971. Lehane was not lucky enough with the other grand Slam titles and managed to reach only the singles quarter finals of all of them. She reached the quarter finals of the French Open singles in 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964. She also reached the semi finals of the Wimbledon singles once in 1962 and the US Open singles in 1960 and 1961. The years 1960, 1961 and 1962 were the once in which Lehane participated in all the four Grand Slam singles matches.

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