Open main menu

Donna Floyd Fales (née Floyd; born October 14, 1940) is a former American amateur tennis player. She was ranked in the Top 10 in the United States from 1960 to 1963, and from 1965 to 1966.

Donna Floyd
Full nameDonna Floyd Fales
Country (sports) United States
Born (1940-10-14) October 14, 1940 (age 78)
Atlanta, USA
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1962)
WimbledonQF (1963)
US OpenSF (1960)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenQF (1967)
WimbledonQF (1964)
US OpenF (1967)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenQF (1962)
US OpenW (1966)

Contents

BiographyEdit

She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Arlington, Virginia at the age of 13. During her playing career she lived in New York City and then in 1968 until present – Miami, Fl.

A graduate of the College of William and Mary, she won her first national junior title at age 15. In 1959, at the second national collegiate tournament for women, she captured the singles title.[1]

She played on the U.S. Wightman Cup team in 1963, and later captained the Wightman and Federation Cup teams.

Fales won the U.S. Clay Court singles title in 1962, and was the U.S. mixed doubles champion in 1966. At the tournaments in Cincinnati and Canada, she won the singles title at Cincinnati in 1959 and at Canada in 1960. She also won the doubles title in Canada in 1960.

Fales has been inducted into Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame (1997), the Virginia All Sports Hall of Fame (1997), the Florida Tennis Association Hall of Fame (1987), the William & Mary Athletic Hall of Fame and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (1997).[2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1967 US Championships Grass   Mary-Ann Eisel   Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
6–4, 3–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1966 US Championships Grass   Owen Davidson   Carol Hanks Aucamp
  Ed Rubinoff
6–1, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HoF Inductees – Class of 1997". Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  2. ^ "ITA Women's Tennis Hall of Fame". College of William And Mary.

External linksEdit