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 Vincent Richards

Vincent Richards

Birth
Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 28 Sep 1959 (aged 56)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 870 · View Source
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Tennis Player. Born in New York City, he was one of the most prominent double tennis players of the 20th Century. As an amateur singles player, he won the US Indoor titles in (1919, 1923, 1924) and an a gold medal at the Paris Olympic Games in 1924. When he was only fifteen, he teamed with Bill Tilden to win the U S National Doubles Championship in (1918, 1921-22) and a gold medal at the Paris Olympic Games in 1924. With R. Norris Williams, he won the U S National Doubles Championship in (1925-26). men's doubles titles. He won national mixed doubles championships with Marion Zinderstein in 1919 and with Helen Wills in 1924, plus a silver medal at the Paris Olympic Games in 1924. His only Wimbledon title came in the 1924 men's doubles with Francis T. Hunter. In 1927, he was a co-founder of the Professional Lawn Tennis Association, which he won the PLTA's National Singles Championship in (1927-28, 1930, 1933). After retiring from competition, Richards joined the Dunlop Tire and Rubber Company as general manager of the sporting goods division. He died of a heart attack in Bronx New York and is a member of the International tennis Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 870
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vincent Richards (20 Mar 1903–28 Sep 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 870, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .