Nancy Richey

Nancy Richey

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Nancy Richey (born August 23, 1942 in San Angelo, Texas, United States) is a former tennis player from the United States.

Richey won two Grand Slam singles titles (1967 Australian Championships and 1968 French Open) and four Grand Slam women's doubles titles (1965 U.S. Championships and 1966 Australian, Wimbledon, and U.S. Championships). She was ranked World No. 2 in singles at year-end in 1969. Richey won 69 singles titles during her career and helped the U.S. win the Federation Cup in 1969. She won the singles title at the U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships a record six consecutive years, from 1963 through 1968.

Richey was married to Kenneth Gunter from 1970 to 1976, reverting to her maiden name following her divorce. She is the sister of fellow player Cliff Richey.

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003.

Grand Slam record



  • France
    • Singles champion: 1968
    • Singles runner-up: 1966
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1969


  • Wimbledon
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1966
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1967


  • United States
    • Singles runner-up: 1966, 1969
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1965, 1966


Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (2)



Runner-ups (4)



Grand Slam singles tournament timeline



A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments...
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