Françoise Dürr
Tennis player
Françoise Dürr
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.
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Past Champions - CBC.ca
Google News - over 5 years
... Jean King Francoise Durr & Betty Stove 1971 Billie Jean King Rosemary Casals & Judy Tegart Dalton 1970 Margaret Court Margaret Court & Judy Tegart Dalton 1969 Margaret Court Francoise Durr & Darlene Hard 1968 Virginia Wade Maria Bueno & Margaret Court
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Newcombe e Roche: che rocce! - Ubi Tennis
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il burbero Tony vanta 2 titoli (Australian Open '66 e Wimbledon '76) in coppia con Judy Tegart, compagna di lungo corso di Margaret Court, e Françoise Durr, l'ultima vera francese ad imporsi a Parigi nel già lontano 1967. Il grande successo arrivò
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Rafa & Li Na left Paris with the big hardware - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 5 years
The host nation still hasn't had a men's French Open winner since Yannick Noah in 1983, while the last French-born woman to title at RG was Francoise Durr back in 1967. Mary Pierce captured the title playing for France in 2000, but she was born in
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Ladies' Tennis - American Spectator
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Prior to Miss Henin, excuse me Miss Pierce (French mom, American dad, played for France in the Fed Cup), there were a few others, Françoise Durr '67, Nelly Landry '48, the great Simone Mathieu, '38-39 (and runner up most other years in the 1930s),
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Roland-Garros : le programme de jeudi - RTL.fr
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Avant cela Françoise Dürr, également demi-finaliste en 1972 et 1973, avait été la dernière à remporter Roland-Garros en 1967. Brigitte Simon est la seule autre Française à avoir atteint les demi-finales depuis 1968 (en 1978). Marion Bartoli a donc déjà
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The 1968 French Open almost didn't happen - Kansas City Star
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Notable players in the NTL were Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, Fred Stolle, Roy Emerson, Billie Jean King, Rosie Casals, Ann Haydon-Jones and Francoise Durr. The French Tennis Association and the rest of the tennis world were confused
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РГ: Победит ли Агнешка? - Спорт Сегодня
Google News - over 5 years
Только Françoise Durr (до Новой Эры), Mima Jausovec, Hana Mandlikova, Jennifer Capriati и Justine Henin сумели победить на РГ и как юниорки, и как женщин. Насколько трудно сделать это показывает и другая статистика. За последние 10 лет юниорские
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The Lost Art of Playing Weirdly - Wall Street Journal
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In 1967, Francoise Durr used an arsenal of self-taught strokes, including a sweeping backhand hit with a forehand grip, to win the French Open. John McEnroe's serve and forehand were as unusual and inimitable as they were beautiful
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Tennis.it - LA STORIA DEL ROLAND GARROS - Tennis.it
Google News - almost 6 years
Non sarà molto migliore, per la Francia, il bilancio in campo femminile con tre soli titoli conquistati nel dopoguerra: Nelly Landry nel 1948, Francoise Durr nel 1967 (alle soglie dell'Era Open) e infine la franco-canadese Mary Pierce nel 2000
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Tennis birthdays – May 17, 2011 - Montreal Gazette (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Roche also won the mixed at the Australian Open in 1966, and at Wimbledon in 1976 with Frenchwoman Francoise Durr. Lately, he's worked with a few players, including Sophie Ferguson, a talented Aussie with a onehanded backhand who seems to get in her
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N°8 : Françoise Dürr, la chipie - Le Figaro
Google News - almost 6 years
TOP 15 DES FRANÇAIS - Deuxième femme classée dans le Top 15 des Français à Roland-Garros, deux places devant Simone Mathieu, Françoise Dürr a été désignée par les dix membres de notre jury. Une unanimité méritée. Article paru dans Le Figaro le 28 mai
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TENNIS; With Victory, Pierce Finally Finds Herself at Home in Paris
NYTimes - over 16 years
Francoise Durr leaned forward and gave a kiss on each cheek to the player the fans here call Ma-ree Pierce. She has been Mary for most of her life. She was raised in the United States by a hard-driving father who had grandiose plans for her tennis career long before she had the chance to make any plans of her own. She still lives there and still
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TENNIS; American Women Have a Day Of Storm, Stress and Goodbyes
NYTimes - over 18 years
It was another dry day at Wimbledon, except for the tears shed by the three American women who failed to join the defending men's champion, Pete Sampras, in the semifinals. After their involuntary group exit in the women's quarterfinals today, they put away their racquets and got out their handkerchiefs. The youngest of them, 18-year-old Venus
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PLUS: TENNIS -- HALL OF FAME; Connors Is Elected
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Jimmy Connors, whose intensity over nearly two decades was daunting for opponents and delightful for fans, was elected yesterday to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. He will be inducted on July 11. Connors, ranked in the world's top 10 for 16 consecutive years, was chosen over Francoise Durr of France, Ken McGregor of Australia
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 67
    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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  • 2005
    Age 62
    She received the Fed Cup Award of Excellence in 2005, presented jointly by the International Tennis Federation and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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  • 2003
    Age 60
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 59
    She retired from the FFT in February 2002.
    More Details Hide Details She received the WTA Tour's Honorary Membership Award in 1988 for her contributions to the founding, development, and direction of women's professional tennis. In 2003, Dürr was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
  • 1993
    Age 50
    She was the captain of the French Fed Cup team from 1993 through 1996 and the co-captain of the team with Yannick Noah in 1997 when they won the competition.
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    In 1993, Dürr was appointed the first Technical Director of Women's Tennis for the French Tennis Federation (FFT).
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  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 41
    She played the French Open ladies doubles event a last time in 1984, reaching the second round before retiring from Grand Slam competition.
    More Details Hide Details Dürr played for France on the France Fed Cup team 14 times, finishing her career with a 31–17 record. She played 27 ties, with a 16–8 singles record and a 15–9 doubles record.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 32
    She had married Boyd Browning, an American tennis player in 1975 and later moved to the United States where she stayed for ten years.
    More Details Hide Details A son Nicholas was born in 1980, and a daughter Jessica was born in 1985. In 1992 she returned to live near Paris. Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December. Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December. Note: no mixed doubles was held at the Australian Open from 1970–1986
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 24
    Dürr is best known for winning the singles title at the 1967 French Championships.
    More Details Hide Details She defeated Maria Bueno in a quarterfinal and Lesley Turner Bowrey in the final. In addition to her singles championship, Dürr won seven Grand Slam women's doubles titles and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She was the runner-up in eleven Grand Slam women's doubles events and four Grand Slam mixed doubles events. Dürr won eight doubles titles at the French Championships. The first of Dürr's record-tying five consecutive women's doubles titles was in 1967. This record is shared with Martina Navratilova and Gigi Fernández, who, like Dürr, achieved it with separate partners. Dürr teamed with Ann Haydon-Jones to win the titles in 1968 and 1969 and with Gail Sherriff Chanfreau in 1967, 1970, and 1971. Dürr was the runner-up in women's doubles in 1965 with Janine Lieffrig, in 1973 with Betty Stöve, and in 1979 with Virginia Wade. Dürr teamed with Jean-Claude Barclay to win the mixed doubles title in 1968, 1971, and 1973. They were runners-up in 1969, 1970, and 1972. In total, Dürr reached 15 finals at the French Open, winning 9 of them.
  • 1965
    Age 22
    She reached the singles quarterfinals in 1965 and 1967 and the doubles semifinals with Jones in 1969. Dürr 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.
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    Dürr was rarely a participant at the Australian Championships and Australian Open, as she appeared there three times, in 1965, 1967, and 1969.
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    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on December 25, 1942.
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