Judy (Tegart) Dalton
- Born12 December 1937
- Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
- LivesMelbourne, Victoria
- Playing StatusRetired
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2013
“It’s important that someone who gets a lot out of sport puts something back into it. Not just sport – any aspect of life. It’s rarer than it should be.”
— Judy (Tegart) Dalton, 26 Jan 2019
» Emerson, Dalton honoured on Australia Day
Judy Dalton was Wimbledon singles runner-up in 1968 and a semifinalist in 1971. She reached the singles quarterfinals at the US Open twice, Wimbledon once and the Australian three times.
However, she excelled at doubles, winning the Australian in 1964, 1967, 1969 and 1970; the French in 1966; Wimbledon in 1969; and the US in 1970 and 1971 (with fellow Australian Margaret Court).
Her highest singles ranking was No.7 in 1968 and she helped Australia win the Federation Cup in 1965 and 1970. Her record was 6-1 singles and 12-3 doubles. She also served as president of the Fed Cup Foundation.
She is also notable for being one of the members of the ‘Original 9’, a group of female players who broke away from the establishment in 1970 to form a professional women’s circuit, which later became the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour.
Dalton was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013.
Judy (Tegart) Dalton in the news
Trailblazing Australians Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid entered the prestigious International Tennis Hall of Fame when the Original 9 were inducted at Newport.
Former Australian players Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid will be recognised by the International Tennis Hall of Fame later this year.
Judy Tegart Dalton and Kerry Reid, who played a courageous role in ensuring equality for women’s tennis, receive a special honour at AO 2021.
Legends Roy Emerson and Judy Dalton have received Order of Australia honours, and are among several members of the Australian tennis family recognised on Australia Day.