Marion Jones Farquhar

November 02, 1879
March 14, 1965
Place of Birth:
Gold Hill, Nevada
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:

The first Californian to reach the finals of the U.S. National Women’s Championships in 1898, Marion Jones returned in 1899 to claim the title. She won again in 1902 and reached the final in 1903, the year she married Robert David Farquhar. In 1900, she became the first American woman to compete at Wimbledon, reaching the quarterfinals. Slender, fair and small, she had smooth and accurate ground strokes and preferred to remain stationed at the baseline, constructing points methodically and seldom making careless mistakes.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1899, 1902
  • Singles Finalist 1898, 1903
  • Doubles Champion 1902
  • Doubles Finalist 1901, 1903
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1901

Career Achievements

  • Placed 3rd in Women's Singles and Mixed Doubles 1900 Olympic Games*
  • *Bronze Medals were not awarded until the 1904 Games.