Hazel Redick-Smith

Hazel Redick-Smith, (born 1926) is a female former tennis player from South Africa who was active in the 1950s.

Hazel Redick-Smith
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born1926
South Africa
PlaysRight–handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1954)
French OpenSF (1952)
Wimbledon4R (1955)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1952)
French OpenF (1954)
WimbledonQF (1955)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1954)
Wimbledon3R (1954)

CareerEdit

Redick-Smith teamed with fellow South African Julia Wipplinger to reach the doubles final at the 1952 French Championships. In the final they were defeated in straight sets by Doris Hart and Shirley Fry. They again reached the doubles final at a Grand Slam tournament two years later at the 1954 Australian Championships.[1] This time the Australian team of Mary Bevis Hawton and Beryl Penrose won in straight sets. Her best Grand Slam performance in the singles was reaching the quarterfinals at the 1955 French Championships and the fourth round at the 1955 Wimbledon Championships.[2]

In April 1951 she was runner-up to Sheila Summers in the singles event of the South African Championships. In June 1952 she won the finals of the singles event at the Kent Championships in Beckenham and the London Grass Court Championships, played at the Queens Club.[3] In July 1952 she won the singles title at the Swedish Open in Båstad beating by her doubles partner Julia Wipplinger in straight sets. She was part of a South African team, with Julia Wipplinger, Ian Vermaak, Owen Williams and Abe Segal who went on a tour in Australia in February and March 1954.[4][5][6] In 1953, 1954 and 1955 Redick-Smith won the singles title at the South African Championships. In July 1955 she won the singles title at the Midlands Counties Championships in Birmingham, England after defeating Beryl Penrose in the final in straight sets.[7] The week thereafter she went on to win the singles title of the Swiss Championships in Gstaad.[8]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (2 losses)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1952 French Championships Clay   Julia Wipplinger   Doris Hart
  Shirley Fry
5–7, 1–6
Loss 1954 Australian Championships Grass   Julia Wipplinger   Mary Bevis Hawton
  Beryl Penrose
3–6, 6–8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australian Open results archive – Hazel Redick-Smith". Tennis Australia.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon player archive – Hazel Redick-Smith". AELTC. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  3. ^ McKelvie, Roy (1986). The Queen's Club Story, 1886-1986. London: Stanley Paul. p. 244. ISBN 0091660602.
  4. ^ "1954 Springbok Tennis Team For Australia". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 23 October 1953. p. 17.
  5. ^ "Hartwig turns tide in test". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 6 February 1954. p. 45.
  6. ^ "SOUTH AFRICAN TENNIS TEAM". The Cairns Post. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 13 March 1954. p. 1.
  7. ^ "Larsen in British Net Final". The Pittsburgh Press. 8 July 1955.
  8. ^ "Mrs. Redick-Smith Wins Swiss Tennis Tourney". The Hartford Courant. 18 July 1955.