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Françoise Durr

Tennis Player
Female
Born Dec 25, 1942
Age 71
Hometown Algiers

Françoise Durr is a retired tennis player from France. She won 26 major singles titles and over 60 doubles titles. According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Bud Collins, and the Women's Tennis Association, Durr was ranked in the world top ten from 1965 through 1967, from 1970 through 1972, and from 1974 through 1976, reaching a career high of World No. 3 in those rankings in 1967. She finished second to Billie Jean King in prize money earnings in 1971.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1942 Birth Born on December 25, 1942.

TWENTIES

1965 22 Years Old 1 More Event
According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Bud Collins, and the Women's Tennis Association, Durr was ranked in the world top ten from 1965 through 1967, from 1970 through 1972, and from 1974 through 1976, reaching a career high of World No. 3 in those rankings in 1967. … Read More
1967 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Durr is best known for winning the singles title at the 1967 French Championships. … Read More
1968 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Durr teamed with Ann Haydon Jones to win the titles in 1968 and 1969 and with Gail Sherriff Chanfreau in 1967, 1970, and 1971. … Read More
1969 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Durr won two doubles titles at the US Open. She won the women's doubles title in 1969 with Darlene Hard and in 1972 with Stove. … Read More
1970 27 Years Old Additionally, Durr was a singles semifinalist at the Championships in 1970.

THIRTIES

1974 - 1975 2 More Events
1978 35 Years Old Durr wore coloured matching accessories with her chic stylish dresses which pushed the white rule at Wimbledon as far as it could go until in 1978 before her match with Betty Stöve she was asked to change, as her outfit featured too much colour and was deemed unacceptable. … Read More
1979 36 Years Old Durr and Betty Stöve won the 1979 WTA Tour Championships in doubles against Sue Barker and Ann Kiyomura, beating them 7–6, 7–6 in the final. … Read More
1980 37 Years Old In 1980 Françoise Durr served as Captain for the German Federation Cup Team.

FIFTIES

1993 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1993, Durr was appointed the first Technical Director of Women's Tennis for the French Tennis Federation (FFT).
2002 59 Years Old She retired from the FFT in February 2002. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2003 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Durr was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003 for her extraordinary career in doubles and for winning the French Championships in singles. … Read More
2005 62 Years Old She received the Fed Cup Award of Excellence in 2005, presented jointly by the International Tennis Federation and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
2010 67 Years Old In April 2010 a French national honour was presented to Françoise Durr in recognition of her contribution to sport and the advancement of women in sport.
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