Owen Davidson "Davo"

Born:
October 04, 1943
Place of Birth:
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
2010

Owen Davidson is one of just 13 people who have won a calendar-year Grand Slam at the Tour level in the history of tennis. His 15-year career is highlighted by 12 Grand Slam titles. His partnerships with Lesley Turner Bowrey and Billie Jean King produced a Grand Slam as Davidson captured the Australian, French, US Championships and Wimbledon in 1967. "Davo", as he is known, went on to win the Australian Open Doubles with Ken Rosewall in 1972, and the US Open doubles with John Newcombe in 1973.  Davidson won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon and the US Championships/Open four times at each tournament. His four Wimbledon triumphs made him the male player who won the most mixed doubles crowns at the All England Club. A career singles highlight came in 1966 at the Wimbledon semi-finals, when he narrowly lost a thrilling five-set match to eventual champion Manolo Santana. 
 
 

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Mixed Doubles Champion - 1967
  • Doubles Champion - 1972

French Open

  • Mixed Doubles Champion - 1967

Wimbledon

  • Mixed Doubles Champion - 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974

US National Championship

  • US National Championships - Mixed Doubles - 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973
  • US National Championships - Doubles - 1973