William V.S. Thorne

William V.S. Thorne was an American tennis player active in the late 19th century.

William V.S. Thorne
Full nameWilliam Van Schoonhoven Thorne
Country (sports) United States
Born22 March 1865
Millbrook, Dutchess County, New York, United States
DiedFebruary 6, 1920(1920-02-06) (aged 54)[1]
Manhattan, New York, United States
Turned pro1884 (amateur tour)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenF (1884)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenQF (1882, 1884)

Thorne reached the All-Comers final of the U.S. National Championships in 1884, defeating future champion Henry Slocum and Clarence Clark. He lost to Howard Taylor, who was subsequently defeated in the Challenge Round by three time defending champion Richard D. Sears.[2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

All-Comers singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1884 U.S. Championships Grass   Howard Taylor 4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 4–6


  1. ^ "Wimbledon 1883". www.findagrave.com.
  2. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed. Boston: Barre Publishers. p. 63. OCLC 172306.