Eleonora Sears

September 28, 1881
March 16, 1968
Place of Birth:
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 6

An ardent sportswoman who distinguished herself as an athlete in many capacities—as an equestrian, in golf, as an energetic walker and on the tennis court—Eleonora Sears was a woman of considerable vitality who came from an accomplished tennis family. Her father, Fred Sears, was one of the first to play tennis in the United States and her uncle, Dick Sears, was the inaugural U.S. National Champion. Eleonora excelled in doubles, securing four U.S. National Championships in women’s doubles and one more in mixed.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1911, 1915-17
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1916