Françoise Dürr

December 25, 1942
Place of Birth:
Algiers, Algeria
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 3

A beguiling Frenchwoman who made the most of her unorthodox talent, Françoise Dürr was a top-of-the-line match player. The best she ever played at a major event was when she garnered the French Championships at Roland Garros in 1967. And yet, her reliability year-in-and-year-out was also remarkable. Between 1965 and 1976, she was ranked among the top ten in the world nine times. She won 26 career singles titles, largely on the strength of her ball control and tactical acuity. The inimitable Dürr was an outstanding doubles player with a special gift for the lob volley.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1967
  • Doubles Champion 1967-71
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1968, 1971, 1973


  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1976

US Open

  • Doubles Champion 1969, 1972

Career Achievements

  • Fed Cup Team Member 1963-67, 1970, 1972-79