1956 Wimbledon Championships – Mixed Doubles

Vic Seixas and Doris Hart were the defending champions, but Hart did not compete. Seixas competed with Shirley Fry, and they defeated Gardnar Mulloy and Althea Gibson in the final, 8–6, 2–6, 6–3 to win the Mixed Doubles tennis title at the 1956 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Mixed Doubles
1956 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionsUnited States Vic Seixas
United States Shirley Fry
Runners-upUnited States Gardnar Mulloy
United States Althea Gibson
Final score2–6, 6–2, 7–5
Details
Draw80 (4Q)
Seeds4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1955 · Wimbledon Championships · 1957 →

SeedsEdit

01.     Vic Seixas /   Shirley Fry (Champions)
02.     Luis Ayala /   Thelma Long (Fourth round)
03.     Gardnar Mulloy /   Althea Gibson (Final)
04.     Bob Howe /   Darlene Hard (Semifinals)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Vic Seixas
  Shirley Fry
  Jaroslav Drobný
  Rita Drobný
w/o
1   Vic Seixas
  Shirley Fry
6 7
4   Bob Howe
  Darlene Hard
3 5
4   Bob Howe
  Darlene Hard
6 8
  Neale Fraser
  Pat Ward
4 6
1   Vic Seixas
  Shirley Fry
2 6 7
3   Gardnar Mulloy
  Althea Gibson
6 2 5
  Mal Anderson
  Fay Muller
6 1 2
3   Gardnar Mulloy
  Althea Gibson
1 6 6
3   Gardnar Mulloy
  Althea Gibson
6 6
  Trevor Fancutt
  Daphne Seeney
4 4
  Hugh Stewart
  Erika Vollmer
2 2
  Trevor Fancutt
  Daphne Seeney
6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Vic Seixas
  Shirley Fry
6 6
  Hans van Dalsum
  Nel van der Storm
2 2
1   V Seixas
  S Fry
6 6
  D Butler
  R Bulleid
3 1
  Mike Davies
  Doreen Spiers
6 2 4
  Don Butler
  Rosemary Bulleid
3 6 6
1   V Seixas
  S Fry
3 6 6
  G Paish
  A Shilcock
6 3 4
  Gino Mezzi
  Christiane Mercelis
0 3
  Geoffrey Paish
  Anne Shilcock
6 6
  G Paish
  A Shilcock
6 11
  R Perry
  J Edmondson
2 9
  Irvin Dorfman
  Gloria Butler
2 2
  Bob Perry
  Jennifer Edmondson
6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Bob Mark
  Else Schmith
  Abe Segal
  Heather Brewer
w/o
  R Mark
  E Schmith
3 2
  O Garrido
  L Snow
6 6
  Don Fontana
  Sandra Reynolds
w/o
  Orlando Garrido
  Louise Snow
  J Drobný
  R Drobný
6 6
  O Garrido
  L Snow
2 2
  Jaroslav Drobný
  Rita Drobný
5 6 6
  Pierre Darmon
  Ginette Bucaille
7 4 1
  J Drobný
  R Drobný
6 6
  B Gulley
  S Waters
1 3
  Bruce Gulley
  Sue Waters
7 2 6
  Peter Moys
  Marion Boundy
5 6 1

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Bob Howe
  Darlene Hard
8 6
  Freddie Huber
  Betty Pratt
6 4
4   R Howe
  D Hard
9 8
  J Parma
  V Pužejová
7 6
  Ivor Warwick
  Sheila Armstrong
5 3
  Jiří Parma
  Věra Pužejová
7 6
4   R Howe
  D Hard
6 8
  S Giammalva
  E Buding
4 6
  Sam Giammalva
  Edda Buding
6 6
  RGM Gulney
  Marie-Odile Bouchet
2 2
  S Giammalva
  E Buding
6 8
  N Kumar
  J Hoad
2 6
  Naresh Kumar
  Jenny Hoad
3 7 6
  Brian Bowman
  Jennifer Middleton
6 5 4

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q   Joe Blatchford
  Diane Midgley
1 6 2
  Buster Farrer
  Estelle van Tonder
6 3 6   W Farrer
  E van Tonder
6 6
  Colin Hannam
  Georgie Woodgate
6 5 3   J Ward
  L Brighton
4 3
  John Ward
  Leonie Brighton
4 7 6   W Farrer
  E van Tonder
6 2
  Don Candy
  Barbara Davidson
6 6   G Oakley
  P Hird
8 6
  Gunnar Sjøwall
  Astrid Winther
4 2   D Candy
  B Davidson
w/o
  Gerry Oakley
  Pat Hird
6 6   G Oakley
  P Hird
  Geoff Ward
  Bea Walter
3 0   G Oakley
  P Hird
6 1 3
  Bruce Francis
  Kay Newcombe
6 4 4   N Fraser
  P Ward
2 6 6
  Arthur Marshall
  Pauline Roberts
4 6 6   A Marshall
  P Roberts
6 2 3
  Howard Walton
  Gill Evans
2 3   N Fraser
  P Ward
4 6 6
  Neale Fraser
  Pat Ward
6 6   N Fraser
  P Ward
7 7 6
  Staffan Stockenberg
  Solveig Gustafsson
1 3   S Davidson
  M O'Donnell
9 5 3
  Sven Davidson
  Margaret O'Donnell
6 6   S Davidson
  M O'Donnell
1 7 6
  Jaime Bartrolí
  Pilar Barril
4 2   R Becker
  M Craig-Smith
6 5 2
  Roger Becker
  Marion Craig-Smith
6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Peter Becroft
  Elaine Becroft
9 6
  Finn Søhol
  Colette Monnot
7 4   P Becroft
  E Becroft
5 6 4
  Pat Sherwood
  Gem Hoahing
6 6   P Sherwood
  C Hoahing
7 3 6
  Don Black
  Françoise Lemal
2 4   P Sherwood
  C Hoahing
14 4 6
  Gordon Forbes
  Jean Forbes
w/o Q   R Wilson
  B Wilson
12 6 2
Q   Roy Wilson
  Bobbie Wilson
Q   R Wilson
  B Wilson
  Paul Willey
  PA Thompson
  P Willey
  PA Thompson
w/o
  Jacques Peten
  Poucette Coessens
w/o   P Sherwood
  C Hoahing
5 0
  Matthew Mohtadi
  Barbara Knapp
3 1   M Anderson
  F Muller
7 6
  Rod Laver
  Nell Hopman
6 6   R Laver
  E Hopman
5 1
  Jean Borotra
  Suzanne le Besnerais
4 3   M Anderson
  F Muller
7 6
  Mal Anderson
  Fay Muller
6 6   M Anderson
  F Muller
6 6
  Boebi van Meegeren
  Doreen Wedderburn
3 0   R Holmberg
  D Knode
4 3
  Ronnie Holmberg
  Dorothy Knode
6 6   R Holmberg
  D Knode
9 1 6
  Michael Hann
  Evelyn Moeller
9 3 6   M Hann
  E Moeller
7 6 1
  Isaías Pimentel
  Margot Gordon
7 6 3

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Søren Højberg
  Lisa Gram-Andersen
2 6 7
Q   Samir Khoury
  Sheila Bramley
6 3 5
  S Højberg
  L Gram-Andersen
4 1
  J-C Molinari
  B de Chambure
6 6
  Jean-Claude Molinari
  Béatrice de Chambure
6 6
Q   Ralph White
  Pauline Drew
2 3
  J-C Molinari
  B de Chambure
w/o
3   G Mulloy
  A Gibson
  Kevin Meyer
  Mary Eyre
8 6
  Fred Dehnert
  Joopy Roos-Van der Wal
6 4
  K Meyer
  M Eyre
2 2
3   G Mulloy
  A Gibson
6 6
  John Fleitz
  Beverly Fleitz
2 5
3   Gardnar Mulloy
  Althea Gibson
6 7

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Billy Knight
  Shirley Bloomer
  Bill Talbert
  Angela Buxton
w/o
  W Knight
  S Bloomer
6 6
  J Barrett
  I Buding
2 2
  John Barrett
  Ilse Buding
6 6
  Hans Redl
  Elizabeth Broz
2 1
  W Knight
  S Bloomer
2 4
  H Stewart
  E Vollmer
6 6
  Ian Vermaak
  Thea Hale
6 6
  Andrés Gimeno
  María Josefa de Riba
3 0
  I Vermaak
  T Hale
7 4 2
  H Stewart
  E Vollmer
5 6 6
  Hugh Stewart
  Erika Vollmer
6 6
  Alan Mills
  Billie Woodgate
4 2

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Tony Pickard
  Elaine Watson
7 6
  Joe Hackett
  Mary O'Sullivan
5 4
  A Pickard
  E Watson
2 6
  T Fancutt
  D Seeney
6 8
  Trevor Fancutt
  Daphne Seeney
6 6
  Ulf Schmidt
  Birgit Gullbrandsson-Sandén
4 4
  T Fancutt
  D Seeney
6 8
2   L Ayala
  T Long
3 6
  Ramanathan Krishnan
  Vera Thomas
  Barry MacKay
  Jean Clarke
w/o
  R Krishnan
  V Thomas
0 1
2   L Ayala
  T Long
6 6
  Gerald Smith
  Heather Macfarlane
3 5
2   Luis Ayala
  Thelma Long
6 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com