|Full name||Patricia Evelyn Ward Hales|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
|Born||27 February 1929|
|Died||22 June 1985(aged 56)|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (1956)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|French Open||3R (1955)|
|US Open||F (1955)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|French Open||F (1955, 1960)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|French Open||QF (1954)|
Hales partnered Shirley Bloomer to reach the women's doubles final at the 1955 Wimbledon Championships, where they lost to the team of Angela Mortimer and Anne Shilcock in two sets and at the French Championships, where they lost to the team of Darlene Hard and Beverly Baker Fleitz in three sets. She again reached the women's doubles final at the French Championships, where she and Ann Haydon lost to the team of Hard and Maria Bueno in straight sets.
With George Worthington, she reached the semifinals of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1953. She won the singles title at the Italian Open in 1955, beating Erika Vollmer; she also won the doubles with Christiane Mercelis. Ward had been runner-up to Maureen Connolly in 1954. Also in 1955, she won Monte Carlo, beating Shirley Bloomer. She reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1956, beating Angela Mortimer in straight sets, then lost to Angela Buxton. She reached the final of the British Hard Court Championships in 1957, scoring victories over Darlene Hard and Ann Haydon on the way, then losing in three sets to Shirley Bloomer. At Wimbledon in 1958, she defeated the seeded Karol Fageros, then lost to Ann Haydon in three sets in the round of 16.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||1955||U.S. Championships||Grass||Doris Hart||4–6, 2–6|
Doubles (3 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||1955||French Championships||Clay||Shirley Bloomer|| Beverly Baker
|5–7, 8–6, 11–13|
|Loss||1955||Wimbledon||Grass||Shirley Bloomer|| Angela Mortimer
|Loss||1960||French Championships||Clay||Ann Jones|| Maria Bueno
Grand Slam singles tournament timelineEdit
|Australian Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0|
|French Championships||A||A||A||2R||A||A||3R||A||A||3R||3R||2R||A||0 / 5|
|Wimbledon||1R||2R||2R||3R||3R||4R||2R||SF||1R||4R||3R||2R||2R||0 / 13|
|U.S. Championships||A||A||3R||A||A||A||F||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 2|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 3||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 20|
- G.P. Hughes, ed. (1956). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack 1956. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. pp. 184–188, 346–347.
- "Wimbledon player archive – Pat Hales (Ward)". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
- "International Tennis". The Cairns Post. Qld. 12 May 1954. p. 1 – via National Library of Australia.
- Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 703. ISBN 978-0-942257-41-0.