Nancy Bolton

Born Dec 2, 1916
Nationality Australia Australia

Nancy Wynne Bolton was an Australian professional tennis player. She was born on December 02, 1916 in Melbourne, Australia, and died in November 09, 2001. She was a right handed player who was inducted in to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.

Bolton was one of the very first females from Australia who participated in championship finals from the United States. She had great results in 1947, reaching the quarter finals level in the Wimbledon’s singles, and the final round of the mixed doubles of the same tournament.

Known for being a tall, big hitter and for having a fast forehand, Bolton falls second place next to Margaret Smith when it came to Australian titles. However, she does lead when it came to the most doubles team titles, most mixed team titles, and most double teams appearances in the final round.

As far as rankings go, Bolton has reached Top Ten in the World four times in her career. She landed in No. 10 in 1938, and No. 4 for 1947, 1948, and 1949.

Over the course of her career, Bolton has 6 Australian championship wins in singles, 10 in women’s doubles, and 4 in mixed doubles. All these wins total 20 titles with no other Grand Slam records. Sources have cited Bolton as the second ranked player right after Louise Brough Clapp in 1947.

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