Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman

Born:
December 20, 1886
Died:
December 05, 1974
Place of Birth:
Healdsburg, California
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Player
Year of Induction:
1957
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

The vivacious Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, a most remarkable woman, won four U.S. Championships in singles, six in doubles, and six more in mixed doubles. She was a prolific winner on her own, an astute analyst of the game, and a cunning match player. She also demonstrated a strong altruistic streak, advising leading players throughout her lifetime, and creating the Wightman Cup as an annual team competition for British and American women. Among those she tutored were luminaries Helen Wills, Helen Jacobs and Sarah Palfrey Cooke.

Grand Slam Record

Wimbledon

  • Doubles Champion 1924

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1909-11, 1919
  • Doubles Champion 1909-11, 1915, 1924, 1928
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1909-11, 1915, 1918, 1920

Career Achievements

  • Olympic Gold Medalist in Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles 1924

Contributions

  • Donor of the Wightman Cup