American Tennis Player E. Victor Seixas Jr

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Victor Seixas Jr

Elias Victor Seixas, Jr was born on 30th August, 1923 and is a known former tennis player hailing from US. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was selected as the US top ten tennis player 10 times during 1942 to 1966. !951 was the year when he was ranked at World’s no.4 until reaching the zenith of his career at world’s No.3 in 1953. Seixas had a long tennis career in which he bagged in many singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles however his career was disturbed in between due to World War II as he also served in the US Air Forces as a pilot.

To mention on his best singles titles he won the Wimbledon in the year 1953 against Kurt Nielson and the US Open in 1954 against Rex Hartwig. He also bagged in several men’s doubles and mixed doubles titles including four consecutive mixed doubles titles at the Wimbledon from 1953 to 1956, The US National championship mixed doubles titles for a continuous three years from 1953 to 1955. He was also crowned the US National Mixed doubles title in 1952 and 1954 along with the French Open Doubles in 1953. He also won the Australian Open Doubles in the year 1955. Seixas is also presently known as the oldest living tennis male player to have won Grand Slam singles titles. Seixas has also won the Davis cup against Australia in 1954 and is the fifth player to have played the most matches in the Davis cup. Seixas name was inducted in the International Tennis hall of Fame in the year 1971.

American Tennis Player Bobby Riggs

Bobby Riggs

Former American Tennis player, late Robert Larimore “Bobby” Riggs was born on the 25th of February, 1918 in Los Angeles. Bobby Riggs reigned the tennis game in the decades of 1930’s and 1940’s while enjoying World’s No.1 and co-No 1 position for three years.  He was the Amateur tennis World’s No.1 in 1941 and the professional World’s No.1 player in 1946 and 1947. He mostly played amateur tennis in the 1930’s until finally playing his first professional match on 26th December 1941.

His amateur career also has many badges on it along with being a part of the Davis cup winning team at the age of 20 in 1938. In 1939 he made to the finals of the French Championship but bagged in three titles at the Wimbledon in the singles, mixed doubles and doubles matches. He also won the US championship after he as awarded the rank of Amateur World’sNo.1 in 1939. He won the mixed doubles title in the Us championship in 1940 and the next year he started professional tennis career which was disturbed due to World War II. In 1946, 1947 and 1949 Riggs beat Budge 24 to 22 matches along with a tie before proving himself to be the World’s best tennis player. In 1988 Riggs was diagnosed with Prostate cancer and he died on 25th October 1995 at the age of 77. He was forgotten for a long time after again coming in to the limelight through the match which is better known as the battle of sexes which he lost to Billie Jean King.

Former World No.1 American Tennis Player Doris Hart

Doris Hart

Born on the 20th of June, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, Doris Hart was a former World No.1 tennis player from America. She suffered from Osteomyelitis as a child and suffered from an impaired right leg on a permanent basis. She started playing the game of tennis at a young age of 10. She won her first Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon in 1947 in the women’s Doubles category. She bagged in her First singles title in 1949 in the Australian Open before winning the French Open in 1950 and 1952. She also won the Wimbledon in 1951 and the US Open in 1954 and 1955. Hart is also the first woman to complete singles career Grand Slam along with completing the career boxed set for the first time as well.  He was ranked as among the top ten from 1946 to 1955 with securing the No.1 rank in 1951. She was the top ranked player of the US in 1954 and 1955. She was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1969.

Hart won in total 35 grand Slam Titles in her career with 6 singles title, 14 doubles titles and 15 Mixed Doubles titles. Hart reached the quarterfinals of 32 Grand Slam singles matches she played out of the 34, failing to reach in the initial two only which she competed in aged 15 and 16. She also won all the three titles of the Women singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles at Wimbledon in 1951 which she played in a single day along with winning the trio at the French open in 1952 and The Us Open in 1954. She announced retirement from professional tennis is 1955 but played the 1969 US Open Championship.