April 4, 2008, Newsletter Issue #213: Who is Owen Davidson

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Owen Davidson is an important figure in the history of tennis. An Australian born tennis pro, he was a mixed doubles player who completed the Mixed Doubles Grand Slam in 1967 with Billie Jean King. He won ten major mixed doubles championships in all including the 1967 Australian open; 1967 French Open (Roland Garros); Wimbledon Championships in 1967, 1971, 1973-74; and the US Open in 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973. Davidson also won an additional two men's doubles championships, the 1972 Australian Open and the 1973 US Open. His career spanned 15 years during which he was a member of Australia's Davis Cup team from 1962 to 1967 and he acted as the Head Pro at the All England Lawn Tennis Club from 1967 through 1971.

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