Doris Hart

June 20, 1925
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
United States
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Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

That Doris Hart amassed 35 Grand Slam titles across her sterling career was a lofty achievement, but it was all the more impressive in light of the obstacles she had to overcome. She was hindered as a small child by a knee infection, and at the age of 6, she began playing tennis as therapy. Many fans mistakenly presumed she had polio, which was not the case. In any event, she was a stupendously prolific winner, recording triumphs in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles at every major event, a feat matched only by Margaret Smith Court and Martina Navratilova.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1949
  • Doubles Champion 1950
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1949-50

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1950, 1952
  • Doubles Champion 1948, 1950-53
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1951-53


  • Singles Champion 1951
  • Doubles Champion 1947, 1951-53
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1951-55

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1954-55
  • Doubles Champion 1951-54
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1951-55

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1946-55