Doris Hart

Perusing old records, I notice that she:

a. Reached as many Slam finals as Billie Jean-King and Evonne Goolagong Cawley (18), which is more than the likes of Venus Williams, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Hana Mandlikova, Maria Bueno, Althea Gibson, Shirley Fry, and even Maureen Connolly and Monica Seles. Alas for her, she won just six of the finals. Cawley only won seven.
b. Once was runner-up at four straight Slam events that she played, but didn't enter the Australian Open 1953 and so missed out on a golden opportunity to win the calendar year runner-up Grand Slam. I don't think anybody has ever managed that feat, although Venus Williams did win a Venus runner-up Grand Slam.
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
Perusing old records, I notice that she:

a. Reached as many Slam finals as Billie Jean-King and Evonne Goolagong Cawley (18), which is more than the likes of Venus Williams, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Hana Mandlikova, Maria Bueno, Althea Gibson, Shirley Fry, and even Maureen Connolly and Monica Seles. Alas for her, she won just six of the finals. Cawley only won seven.
b. Once was runner-up at four straight Slam events that she played, but didn't enter the Australian Open 1953 and so missed out on a golden opportunity to win the calendar year runner-up Grand Slam. I don't think anybody has ever managed that feat, although Venus Williams did win a Venus runner-up Grand Slam.
Henin reached all four finals in 06, just winning the FO, which is better than losing all four.
 

urban

Legend
Dan Maskell has Hart as Nr. 9 in his alltime top ten of 1988. As a master tennis coach, he praises her beautiful stylish allcourt game, the freedom, fluency and rhythm of her forehand, the elegant service action and the lowest of lows drop volleys. Its wonderful, that she could build up such a stylish game, with her handicap, that she had a weak leg, due to a child illness. Tennis was her rehabilitation routine, but in her case she developed marvelously.
 

BTURNER

Legend
I find this more impressive " is one of only three players (all women) to have completed the "Box Set" of Grand Slam titles—every possible title (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) from all four Grand Slam events, being the first to do so in history and only one of two to achieve this in the amateur era of the sport. "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Hart

Here's another feat. Doris Hart won every women's doubles and Mixed doubles at Wimbledon, RG, and the US national held in 1951, 1952, and 1953. Three consecutive titles at all three grand slam venues simultaneously in both fields. She did not play the Aussie those years. Who else has done that? She continued her streak in Mixed at Wimbledon and the US nationals to five consecutive titles 1951-1955 but she did not play in France in 1954 or 1955. By the way, she can thank Shirley Fry for half of this in Doubles
 
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