Nancy Richey

August 23, 1942
Place of Birth:
San Angelo, Texas
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

Carrying herself with admirable composure, competing with unwavering determination, and displaying a deep pride across the years, Nancy Richey was destined to become an accomplished player. Her brother Cliff shared her insatiable appetite for the game, and they became the first brother and sister ever to rise to the top of American tennis. Her father George-a renowned teaching professional-was her coach. Richey’s unrelenting, flat ground strokes and inexhaustible will to win were her trademarks.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1967
  • Doubles Champion 1966

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1968


  • Doubles Champion 1966

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1965-66

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1962-70
  • Fed Cup Team Member 1964, 1968-69