Jane Albert

Jane Albert Willens (born June 2, 1946) is an American former tennis player. She is the daughter of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Frankie Albert.[1]

Jane Albert
Full nameJane Albert Willens
Country (sports) United States
Born (1946-06-02) June 2, 1946 (age 75)
Los Angeles, U.S.
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1965)
WimbledonQF (1965)
US Open3R (1965)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1966)

A right-handed player, Albert was a member of the tennis team at Stanford and was the 1964 AIAW singles champion.[2]

While at college she competed on the international tennis tour, including Wimbledon, where she made the quarter-finals in 1965. En route she beat Norma Baylon, Helga Schultze and Françoise Dürr.

Albert represented the United States in the 1966 Wightman Cup, partnering Billie Jean King in doubles.[2]

In 1967, her senior year, she won the AIAW doubles championship with Julie Anthony and competed at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, winning two gold medals for doubles and a bronze medal in the singles.[2]

Albert's daughter, Heather Willens, played tennis at Stanford and briefly on professional tennis tour in the early 1990s.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walsh, George (August 21, 1961). "Faces in the Crowd". Sports Illustrated.
  2. ^ a b c "Jane Albert Willens". ITA Women's Hall of Fame.
  3. ^ "Despite Injury, Former Palisades High Player May Compete at Riviera". Los Angeles Times. October 29, 1992.