Robert Howe (tennis)

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Bob Howe
Full name Robert Neville Howe
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1925-08-03)3 August 1925
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Died 30 November 2004(2004-11-30) (aged 79)
Santa Ana, California
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1949)
Retired 1971
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)[1]
Singles
Career record 41–51
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1958, 1963)
French Open 3R (1957)
Wimbledon 4R (1956, 1962, 1965)
US Open 4R (1957)
Doubles
Career record 208–94
Career titles 18
Highest ranking No. 12 (30 August 1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1959)
French Open F (1958, 1961)
Wimbledon SF (1956, 1957)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1958)
French Open W (1960, 1962)
Wimbledon W (1958)

Robert (Bob) Howe (born 3 August 1925 in Sydney; died 30 November 2004 in Santa Ana, California)[2] was an Australian tennis player. His main successes were achieved in the doubles competition. He won four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, including the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship in 1958.[3]

Grand Slam finals

Men's doubles (3 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1958 French Championships Clay South Africa Abe Segal Australia Ashley Cooper
Australia Neale Fraser
6–3, 6–8, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1959 Australian Championships Grass Australia Don Candy Australia Rod Laver
Australia Bob Mark
7–9, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1961 French Championships Clay Australia Bob Mark Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6–3, 1–6, 1–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles (4 titles)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1958 Australian Championships Grass Australia Mary Bevis Hawton United Kingdom Angela Mortimer
United Kingdom Peter Newman
9–11, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 1958 Wimbledon Grass Australia Lorraine Coghlan Robinson United States Althea Gibson
Denmark Kurt Nielsen
6–3, 13–11
Winner 1960 French Championships Clay Brazil Maria Bueno United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones
Australia Roy Emerson
1–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 1962 French Championships Clay South Africa Renée Schuurman Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
Australia Fred Stolle
3–6, 6–4, 6–4

References

  1. ^ Sutton Tennis & Squash Club
  2. ^ Tennis Archives biography
  3. ^ "History – Rolls of Honour – Mixed Doubles Finals 1913–2008". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 

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