Zsuzsa Körmöczy (25 August 1924 – 16 September 2006) was a female tennis player from Hungary. She reached a career high of World No. 2 in women's tennis, and won the 1958 French Open at the age of 34.
|Born||25 August 1924|
|Died||16 September 2006(aged 82)|
|Highest ranking||No. 2 (1958)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||W (1958)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||SF (1948)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||SF (1947)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1947, 1951, 1953)|
In Hungary, as a 16-year-old in 1940 she won the national doubles and mixed doubles titles, and she later won the national singles title six times, and the doubles or mixed doubles trophies 10 times.
According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Körmöczy was ranked in the world top 10 in 1953, 1955, 1956, and 1958 and again from 1959 through 1961 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of world no. 2 in those rankings in 1958 at the age of 34.
She won the singles title at the 1958 French Championships at the age of 33 and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1958. She was named Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year in 1958 after having won the French Championships the same year. She became the first sportswoman granted this award. She won eight of the nine tournaments she entered in 1958, and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon. In 1959, she made the finals of the French Championships and quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
She retired from competition in 1964 to work as a coach for Vasas (the Ironworker Union's Sports Club) and act as the national tennis association's manager. After the fall of Communism, she was decorated by Democratic governments in 1994 and 2003.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Win||1958||French Championships||Clay||Shirley Bloomer||6–4, 1–6, 6–2|
|Lost||1959||French Championships||Clay||Christine Truman||4–6, 5–7|
Grand Slam singles tournament timelineEdit
|Tournament||19471||1948||1949 - 1951||1952||1953||1954||1955||1956||1957||1958||1959||1960||1961||1962||1963||1964||Career SR|
|Australian Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0|
|French Championships||QF||2R||A||A||A||A||1R||SF||QF||W||F||3R||SF||4R||1R||3R||1 / 12|
|Wimbledon||1R||4R||A||3R||QF||A||QF||4R||2R||SF||A||2R||4R||2R||2R||1R||0 / 13|
|U.S. Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||0 / 1|
|SR||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||1 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 3||0 / 2||1 / 26|
1In 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.
- G.P. Hughes, ed. (1957). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual 1957. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. p. 331.
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| Hungarian Sportswoman of The Year