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Janet Hopps Adkisson (born August 4, 1934) was an American tennis player. Adkisson was ranked in the top 15 female tennis players three times and was, according to the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame, "once recognized as one of the world's top woman tennis players".[1]

Janet Hopps
Full name Janet Hopps Adkisson
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1934-08-04) August 4, 1934 (age 82)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1959)
Wimbledon 4R (1959, 1960)
US Open 3R (1957, 1960)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open QF (1959)
Wimbledon SF (1960)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon SF (1960)
US Open F (1959)

Her best singles performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the fourth round at the Wimbledon Championships in 1959 and 1960 which she lost to Sally Moore and Renée Schuurman respectively.

She reached the final of the mixed doubles event at the 1959 U.S. Championships, teaming up with Bob Mark, in which they were defeated in three sets by Margaret Osborne and Neale Fraser. With Karen Hantze she reached the semifinal of the doubles event at the 1960 Wimbledon Championships which they lost in three sets to the first-seeded pair, and eventual champions, Maria Bueno and Darlene Hard. At the same tournament Hopps Adkisson partnered Bob Mark to reach the semifinal of the mixed doubles event.[2]

Hopps Adkisson won the singles title at the US Indoor Championships in 1961 and the mixed doubles title with tennis commentator and author Bud Collins in 1961.[3]

Hopps Adkisson was inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and the ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.[1][4][5]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed Doubles: (1 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1959 U.S. Championships Grass   Bob Mark   Margaret Osborne
  Neale Fraser
5–7, 15–13, 2–6

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