Louise Brough Clapp

March 11, 1923
February 03, 2014
Place of Birth:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
United States
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Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

Soft spoken, understated yet unmistakably proud, Louise Brough was one of the foremost achievers in women’s tennis across the first half of the twentieth century. With an extraordinary gift for the volley and a natural inclination to attack, Brough managed to record six singles triumphs at the majors and collected 29 more in women’s and mixed doubles. Her partnership with Margaret Osborne duPont was among the most successful in the history of the women’s game. They secured 20 Grand Slam championships, winning an astonishing nine in a row at the U.S. Championships. 

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1950
  • Doubles Champion 1950

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1946-47, 1949


  • Singles Champion 1948-50, 1955
  • Doubles Champion 1946, 1948-50, 1954
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1946-48, 1950

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1947
  • Doubles Champion 1942-50, 1955-57
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1942, 1947-49