Margaret Osborne duPont

Born:
March 04, 1918
Died:
October 24, 2012
Place of Birth:
Joseph, Oregon
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1967
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

An extraordinary deuce court player with uncanny instincts and a sturdy disposition, Margaret Osborne duPont ranks right up there in the upper crust of women’s doubles players. She took 31 majors in women’s and mixed doubles between 1941 and 1960. She was so accomplished in doubles that too many overlooked her capacity to play top notch singles, yet she garnered six Grand Slam championships on her own. Osborne duPont was an exemplary sportswoman with a knack for handling tense moments with extraordinary poise.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1946, 1949
  • Doubles Champion 1946, 1947, 1949

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1947
  • Doubles Champion 1946,1948, 1949, 1950, 1954
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1962

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1948, 1949, 1950
  • Doubles Champion 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1957
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1946-50, 1954-55, 1957, 1961-62
  • Wightman Cup Team Captain 1953-55, 1957-58, 1961-63, 1965