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Darlene Hard (born January 6, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, United States) was a tennis player known for her volleying ability and strong serves. She captured singles titles at the French in 1960 and the U.S. Nationals in 1960 and 1961. January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... For the article about the U.S. Open 2006, click here. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


With eight different partners, she won a total of 13 doubles titles in Grand Slam tournaments. Her last doubles title, at the age of 33 at the 1969 U.S. Open, came six years after she had retired from serious competition to become a tennis instructor. She was enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1973. In tennis, a singles player or doubles team who succeed in winning all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam (CYGS) In case they win all four consecutively, but not in the same calendar year... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit tennis museum at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. It maintains a Hall of Fame for prominent personalities and players from the tennis world. ...


Hard once said, "I was the last of the amateurs. In our day, I won Forest Hills and got my airfare from New York to Los Angeles. Whoopee." But, she added, "I was happy. I loved it. I loved tennis."

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Grand Slam record

  • French Championships
    • Singles champion: 1960
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1955, 1957, 1960
    • Women's Doubles finalist: 1956, 1961
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1955, 1961
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1956
  • Wimbledon
    • Singles finalist: 1957, 1959
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1957, 1959, 1960, 1963
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1957, 1959, 1960
    • Mixed Doubles finalist: 1963
  • U.S. Championships/Open
    • Singles champion: 1960, 1961
    • Singles finalist: 1958, 1962
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1969
    • Women's Doubles finalist: 1957, 1963
    • Mixed Doubles finalist: 1956, 1957, 1961

The Australian Open tennis tournament is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest event in the sport of tennis. ... For the article about the U.S. Open 2006, click here. ...

Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (3)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1960 French Championships Yola Ramírez Ochoa 6-3, 6-4
1960 U.S. Championships Maria Bueno 6-4, 10-12, 6-4
1961 U.S. Championships Ann Haydon Jones 6-3, 6-4

1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Yola Ramírez Ochoa (born circa 1937 in Mexico City, Mexico) was an internationally renowned tennis player in the 1950s and 1960s. ... For the article about the U.S. Open 2006, click here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Maria Ester Audion Bueno, born October 11, 1939, in São Paulo, Brazil, is a former tennis champion. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Ann Haydon-Jones, born Adrianne Shirley Haydon on October 7, 1938 in Birmingham, England, is a former table tennis and lawn tennis champion. ...

Runner-ups (4)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1957 Wimbledon Althea Gibson 6-3, 6-2
1958 U.S. Championships Althea Gibson 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
1959 Wimbledon Maria Bueno 6-4, 6-3
1962 U.S. Championships Margaret Smith Court 9-7, 6-4

1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest event in the sport of tennis. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American sportswoman who, on August 22, 1950, became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the article about the U.S. Open 2006, click here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Maria Ester Audion Bueno, born October 11, 1939, in São Paulo, Brazil, is a former tennis champion. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Margaret Smith Court (nee Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player, who was one of the most successful players in the history of the sport. ...

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 - 1968 1969 1970 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A A A QF A A A A 0 / 1
French Championships A A 2R 3R QF A A W 4R A 2R A A A 1 / 6
Wimbledon A A SF 3R F A F QF A QF SF A A A 0 / 7
United States 2R SF 3R QF SF F SF W W F QF A 2R 2R 2 / 13
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 2 2 / 3 1 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 3 / 27

A = did not participate in the tournament. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest event in the sport of tennis. ...


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


See also

For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

External links


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The New York Times: This Day In Sports (597 words)
She had beaten Darlene three times running in the past year and was off in high.
Her big service was kicking to Miss Hard's backhand with such speed that Darlene could only lob it back.
Darlene, white-faced in the heat, kept shaking her head at her failure to find an offensive shot.
Darlene Hard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (192 words)
Darlene Hard (born January 6, 1936 in Los Angeles, California) is a tennis player known for her volleying ability and strong serves.
Her last doubles title, at the age of 33 at the the US Open in 1969, came six years after she had retired from serious competition to become a tennis instructor.
Hard once said, "I was the last of the amateurs.
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