Sarah Palfrey Danzig

September 18, 1912
February 27, 1996
Place of Birth:
Sharon, Massachusetts
United States
United States
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Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

If a course had been conducted on “How to Conduct Yourself as a Champion,” Sarah Palfrey Danzig would have been the ideal teacher and role model. Twice the U.S. Singles Champion, and a nine-time U.S. Doubles Champion, Sarah competed with high intensity but was ever gracious, charming, and sporting. Her ground strokes were classically produced and elegant, but her propensity to volley was what made her stellar in doubles. To her credit, Palfrey upended the estimable Pauline Betz in the 1941 and 1945 U.S. Championship finals.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1939


  • Doubles Champion 1938-39

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1941, 1945
  • Doubles Champion 1930, 1932, 1934-35, 1937-41
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1932, 1935, 1937, 1941

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1930-39