Vinnie Richards

Born:
March 20, 1903
Died:
September 28, 1959
Place of Birth:
Yonkers, New York
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Player
Year of Induction:
1961
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2
U.S. Singles Ranking: 2

When Vinnie Richards was only 15, he won his first of five U.S. National Doubles Championships with none other than Bill Tilden, establishing himself as the youngest male player to win a major title of any kind. Also victorious at the French Championships and Wimbledon in doubles, Richards was a three time U.S. Indoor Singles Championships winner as well. Moreover, he took two gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games. The following year, he won his first of four U.S. Pro Championships.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1926

Wimbledon

  • Doubles Champion 1924

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1918, 1921-22, 1925-26
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1919, 1924

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1922, 1924-26