Pat O'Hara Wood
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Pat O'Hara Wood

Pat O'Hara Wood
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Full name Hector O'Hara Wood
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1891-04-30)30 April 1891
Melbourne, Australia
Died 3 December 1961(1961-12-03) (aged 70)[1]
Richmond, Australia
Turned pro 1913 (amateur tour)
Retired 1929
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 242-55 (81.4%) [2]
Career titles 19 [3]
Highest ranking No. 7 (1922, A. Wallis Myers)[4]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1920, 1923)
Wimbledon QF (1919, 1922)
US Open 4R (1922)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1919, 1920, 1923, 1925)
F (1924, 1926, 1927)
Wimbledon W (1919)
F (1922)
US Open F (1922, 1924)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1922)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1922Ch, 1923Ch, 1924Ch)

Hector "Pat" O'Hara Wood (30 April 1891 - 3 December 1961) was an Australian tennis player.

O'Hara Wood was born in St Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. He is best known for his two victories at the Australasian Championships (now the Australian Open) in 1920 and 1923.[5] Pat was quick around the court, had textbook groundstrokes, sharp volleys and a solid serve.[6] He died in 1961, aged seventy in Richmond, Australia. His brother Arthur O'Hara Wood was also an Australian tennis player and won the 1914 Australasian Championships.

After attending Melbourne Grammar School, he entered Trinity College (University of Melbourne) in 1911, where he excelled at cricket as well as Tennis,[7] leading the Trinity College team to a memorable victory against Ormond College in March 1911, where he made 167 not out.[8]

On 3 August 1923 he married Australian tennis player Meryl Waxman.[9][10]

Grand Slams finals

Singles: 2 titles

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1920 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Ronald Thomas 6-3, 4-6, 6-8, 6-1, 6-3 [11]
Winner 1923 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Bert St. John 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 [11]

Doubles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runners-up)

Mixed Doubles: 1 title

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1922 Wimbledon Grass France Suzanne Lenglen United States Elizabeth Ryan
United Kingdom Randolph Lycett
6-4, 6-3 [16]

References

  1. ^ "The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Page 1, December 4, 1961". www.newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ Garcia, Gabriel (2018). "Pat O'Hara Wood: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SAL. Retrieved 2018. 
  3. ^ Garcia, Gabriel (2018). "Pat O'Hara Wood: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SAL. Retrieved 2018. 
  4. ^ "Sports and Pastimes (Tennis: The Greatest Players)", Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLII, 2 November 1922.
  5. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 358. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  6. ^ "Pat O'Hara Wood". www.tennis.co.nf. 
  7. ^ James Grant, Perspectives of a Century (Melbourne: Trinity College, 1972), pp. 147-49.
  8. ^ "Cricket--Trinity College Beats Ormond", The Argus, 31 Mar. 1911, p. 4.
  9. ^ "Family Notices". The Argus. Melbourne. 29 September 1923. p. 17 – via National Library of Australia. 
  10. ^ "LAWN TENNIS". The Examiner (DAILY ed.). Launceston, Tasmania. 11 August 1923. p. 15 – via National Library of Australia. 
  11. ^ a b "Australian Open Results Archive / Men's Singles". Australian Open official website. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Australian Open Results Archive / Men's Doubles". Australian Open official website. Archived from the original on 21 September 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015. 
  14. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive / 1920 Men's Doubles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "U.S. Open Past Champions / Men's Doubles". US Open official website. Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 2015. 
  16. ^ "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Mixed Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015. 

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