Bert St. John

Cecil Bertram Vernon St John (28 July 1879 – 19 September 1932) was an Australian tennis player.

Bert St. John
Full nameCecil Bertram Vernon St John
Country (sports) Australia
Born28 July 1879[1]
Queensland, Australia
Died(1932-09-19)19 September 1932 (aged 53)
Queensland, Australia
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1923)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1923)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1923)

St. John won the doubles title alongside Pat O'Hara Wood at the Australasian Championships, the future Australian Open, in 1923, and reached three more finals at the tournament, losing in singles to Pat O'Hara Wood in 1923, in doubles alongside Gordon Lowe in 1915, and in mixed doubles alongside Margaret Molesworth in 1923.[2]

He is the only player to have reached a major tournament final, in singles or doubles, with only one hand.[3]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1923 Australasian Championships   Pat O'Hara Wood 1–6, 1–6, 3–6

Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1915 Australasian Championships   Gordon Lowe   Clarence Todd
  Horace Rice
6–8, 4–6, 9–7, 3–6
Winner 1923 Australasian Championships   Pat O'Hara Wood   Dudley Bullough
  Horace Rice
6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 6–0

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1923 Australasian Championships   Margaret Molesworth   Sylvia Lance Harper
  Horace Rice
6–2, 4–6, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australia, Birth Index, 1788–1922
  2. ^ "History of the Australian Open – the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific". australianopen.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2009.
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2003). Total Tennis: The Ultimate Tennis Encyclopedia, p. 30.