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Julia Sampson Hayward

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Country (sports)  United States
US Open  3R (1952)
Australian Open  F (1953)
Name  Julia Hayward

French Open  3R (1953)
Role  Tennis player
Wimbledon  QF (1953)
Retired  1958
Julia Sampson Hayward Julia Sampson Hayward 77 won 21 US national and two Grand Slam
Full name  Julia Anne Sampson Hayward
Born  February 2, 1934 Los Angeles, California, USA (1934-02-02)
Died  December 27, 2011, Newport Beach, California, United States
Education  South Pasadena High School

Julia Ann Sampson Hayward (née Sampson; February 2, 1934 – December 27, 2011) was a female tennis player from the United States who was active in the 1950s. She won two Grand Slam titles in doubles.


Tennis career

As the second seeded foreign player, Sampson reached the singles final of the 1953 Australian Championships, losing to Maureen Connolly in straight sets.

Sampson and Rex Hartwig teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1953 Australian Championships, defeating Connolly and Ham Richardson in the final 6–4, 6–3. Sampson and Hartwig reached the mixed doubles final at the 1953 U.S. Championships, losing to Doris Hart and Vic Seixas 6–2, 4–6, 6–4.

Connolly and Sampson teamed to win the women's doubles title at the 1953 Australian Championships, defeating Mary Bevis Hawton and Beryl Penrose in the final 6–4, 6–2. At both the French Championships and Wimbledon in 1953, Connolly and Sampson lost in the final to Doris Hart and Shirley Fry Irvin. The score in the Wimbledon final was 6–0, 6–0, which was the only double bagel in the history of Wimbledon women's doubles finals. At the 1953 U.S. Championships, Connolly and Sampson once more lost to Hart and Irvin, again in the final 6–4, 6–3.

Sampson was ranked tenth in the year-end rankings issued by the United States Lawn Tennis Association for 1952 and 1953.

Personal life

She married Daniel Hayward in 1958 and the couple, who later divorced, had three children.

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.


Julia Sampson Hayward Wikipedia

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