Françoise Dürr

Tennis Player
Born Dec 25, 1942

Françoise Dürr 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, Dürr 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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1942 Birth Born on December 25, 1942.


She was the runner-up in women's doubles at Wimbledon in 1965 with Lieffrig, 1968 with Jones, 1970 with Wade, 1972 with Judy Tegart Dalton, and 1973 and 1975 with Stöve. Additionally, Dürr was a singles semifinalist at the Championships in 1970.
1967 24 Years Old Dürr is best known for winning the singles title at the 1967 French Championships. … Read More


1975 32 Years Old …  She had married Boyd Browning, an American tennis player in 1975 and later moved to the United States where she stayed for ten years. … Read More


1984 41 Years Old She played the French Open ladies doubles event a last time in 1984, reaching the second round before retiring from Grand Slam competition. … Read More


1993 50 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1993, Dürr 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


2003 60 Years Old Dürr 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.
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 Dürr in recognition of her contribution to sport and the advancement of women in sport.
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