Owen Davidson

  • Age80
  • Born 4 October 1943
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2011
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame2010

Doubles champion
Australian 1972
United States 1973

Mixed doubles champion
Australian 1967
French 1967
Wimbledon 1967, 1971, 1973-74
United States 1966-67, 1971, 1973

Owen Davidson is just one of three players to complete a mixed doubles Grand Slam, the others being Margaret Court (1963 and 1965) and Ken Fletcher (1963). Davidson’s perfect year came in 1967 when he captured the Australian title with compatriot Lesley Turner, before teaming with American Billie Jean King to claim Wimbledon, and the French and US championships. The Melburnian won the Wimbledon mixed doubles on four occasions – more than any other male player. Davidson also enjoyed success in men’s doubles, winning at home in 1972 with Ken Rosewall and at the 1973 US Open with John Newcombe.

Owen Davidson in the news

Houston honours Aussie legends
Special guests (l to r:) International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Chairman Christopher Clouser, and Hall of Famers Roy Emerson, Nancy Richey and Owen Davidson. Photo: Aaron Sprecher
11 April, 2011

Australian tennis legends Roy Emerson and Owen Davidson have received their official International Hall of Fame rings at a special ceremony in Houston today.
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