Robert Howe (tennis)

Robert (Bob) Howe (3 August 1925 – 30 November 2004)[2] was an Australian tennis player. His main successes were achieved in the doubles competition. He won four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, including the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship in 1958.[3]

Bob Howe
Full nameRobert Neville Howe
Country (sports) Australia
Born(1925-08-03)3 August 1925
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Died30 November 2004(2004-11-30) (aged 79)
Santa Ana, California
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur from 1949)
Retired1971
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)[1]
Singles
Career record41–51
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1958, 1963)
French Open3R (1957)
Wimbledon4R (1956, 1962, 1965)
US Open4R (1957)
Doubles
Career record208–94
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 12 (30 August 1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1959)
French OpenF (1958, 1961)
WimbledonSF (1956, 1957)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1958)
French OpenW (1960, 1962)
WimbledonW (1958)

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (3 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1958 French Championships Clay   Abe Segal   Ashley Cooper
  Neale Fraser
6–3, 6–8, 3–6, 5–7
Loss 1959 Australian Championships Grass   Don Candy   Rod Laver
  Bob Mark
7–9, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 1961 French Championships Clay   Bob Mark   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
6–3, 1–6, 1–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles (4 titles)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1958 Australian Championships Grass   Mary Bevis Hawton   Angela Mortimer
  Peter Newman
9–11, 6–1, 6–2
Wi 1958 Wimbledon Grass   Lorraine Coghlan   Althea Gibson
  Kurt Nielsen
6–3, 13–11
Win 1960 French Championships Clay   Maria Bueno   Ann Haydon Jones
  Roy Emerson
1–6, 6–1, 6–2
Win 1962 French Championships Clay   Renée Schuurman   Lesley Turner
  Fred Stolle
3–6, 6–4, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sutton Tennis & Squash Club
  2. ^ Tennis Archives biography
  3. ^ "History – Rolls of Honour – Mixed Doubles Finals 1913–2008". wimbledon.org. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2008.

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