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Jane Bartkowicz (born April 16, 1949), known during her career as Peaches Bartkowicz, is a former top tennis player from the United States in the 1960s.

Jane Bartkowicz
Full nameJane Marie Bartkowicz
Country (sports) United States
Born (1949-04-16) April 16, 1949 (age 70)
Hamtramck, Michigan, United States
Singles
Career record20–11
Career titles6
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1969)
Wimbledon3R (1969, 1970)
US OpenQF (1968, 1969)
Doubles
Career record17–9
Career titles3
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenQF (1969)
WimbledonQF (1969)
US OpenQF (1969, 1970)
Mixed doubles
Career record0–2
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1969)
US Open2R (1970)

Bartkowicz was a protégé of Jean and Jerry Hoxie. Among her many titles, Bartkowicz won both the singles and the doubles title in both 1966 and 1967 at Cincinnati. She also won the singles title at Canada in 1968. She reached the quarter-finals in singles at the US Open in 1968 and 1969.

Bartkowicz had a 7–0 record in singles in Fed Cup play, and was a member of the US team which won the cup in 1969.

As a youngster, Peaches won 17 junior titles including the girls' singles title at Wimbledon in 1964. She attended Queens College in New York City.

She was part of the Original 9 group of women tennis players who took part in the inaugural 1970 Virginia Slims Circuit.[1]

Bartkowicz retired as a player in 1971. She has been enshrined in the United States Tennis Association/Midwest Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.[2] She was inducted into the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame on June 24, 2010.[3] Martha MacIsaac plays Bartkowicz in the 2017 film Battle of the Sexes.She has a younger tennis playing sister named Plums.[4]

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WTA Tour finalsEdit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0

Singles 8 (6-2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1963 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard   Stephanie DeFina 7-5, 6-2
Winner 2. 1966 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard   Peachy Kellmeyer 6-3, 6-3
Winner 3. 1967 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard   Peachy Kellmeyer[citation needed] 6-3, 6-3
Winner 4. 1967 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard   Patsy Rippy 6-4, 6-1
Winner 5. 1967 U.S. Women’s Hardcourt Championships, Sacramento Hard   Valerie Ziegenfuss 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. Oct 1968 Olympics Demonstration, Mexico Clay   Helga Niessen 4-6, 3-6
Winner 7. 1968 Olympics Exhibition, Mexico Clay   Julie Heldman 6–3, 6–2
Winner 8. 1968 Toronto, Canada Clay   Faye Urban 6-3, 6-3

Doubles 6 (3-3)Edit

Titles by Surface
Hard 2
Clay 1
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1966 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard   Peachy Kellmeyer   Patsy Rippy
  Becky Vest
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 1967 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Hard   Patsy Rippy   Pixie Lamm
  Marilyn Aschner
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 3. May 27, 1968 La Jolla, California, USA Hard   Sue Shrader   Valerie Ziegenfuss
  Stephanie Grant
6–8, 7–9
Bronze 4. October 1968 Olympics Demonstration, Mexico Clay   Valerie Ziegenfuss   Lourdes Gongora
  Patricia Montano
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. October 26, 1968 Olympics Exhibition, Mexico Clay   Valerie Ziegenfuss   Rosy Darmon
  Julie Heldman
0–6, 8–10
Runner-up 6. March 18, 1971 Detroit, Michigan, USA Carpet   Judy Tegart Dalton   Mary-Ann Eisel
  Valerie Ziegenfuss
6–2, 2–6, 3–6

Mixed doubles 2 (1-1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 1. October 1968 Olympics Demonstration, Mexico Clay   Jim Osbourne   Rosie Darmon
  Pierre Darmon
6–4, 7–5
Silver 2. October 1968 Olympics Exhibition, Mexico Clay   Ingo Buding   Zaiga Jansone
  Vladimir Korotkov
5–7, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Original 9 Reunion: It's A Wrap!". WTA.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2007-01-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz". National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2013-09-28.
  4. ^ Eisenberg, Eric. "How Battle Of The Sexes Brought Together A Fun Superbad Reunion". Cinemablend.com. Retrieved 2017-09-22.

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