Ann Haydon Jones

Born:
October 07, 1938
Place of Birth:
Birmingham, England
Citizenship:
England
Induction Category:
Player
Year of Induction:
1985
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2

Having started in sports as a table tennis player, the left-hander from Great Britain shifted her attention to tennis, becoming one of the great players in the history of her nation. All through the 1960s, she was one of the wiliest competitors in the sport, securing a pair of French Championship Singles crowns before winning Wimbledon in 1969. In her fourteenth appearance at that event, she defeated Margaret Smith Court in the semifinals before toppling Billie Jean King in the championship match.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1961, 1966
  • Doubles Champion 1963, 1968-69

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1969
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1969

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1957-67, 1970, 1975
  • Fed Cup Team Member 1963-67, 1970