Ashley Cooper

Born:
September 15, 1936
Place of Birth:
Melbourne, Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
1991
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

Winning three of the four major titles over the course of a single season is a rare feat, but the Australian Ashley Cooper realized that distinction in 1958 when he swept the three grass court majors of that era-the Australian Championships, Wimbledon, and U.S. Nationals. Not a spectacular player in any respect, never known for an outstanding shot in his arsenal, Cooper simply kept coming forward, playing solid, percentage tennis, doing whatever it took to make his way through the tight corners of big matches.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1957-58
  • Doubles Champion 1958

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1957-58

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1958

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1958
  • Doubles Champion 1957

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1957-58