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19-May-2017
19-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The bust commemorates tennis player, Owen Davidson.

Partnering Billie Jean King, he won eight grand slam mixed doubles titles. In 1967 he won a calender year slam for mixed doubles, when he won the Australian Championships with Lesley Bowrey, and the French Championships, Wimbledon and the US Championships with Billie Jean King.

Davidson became the first player to win a match in the open era of tennis when he defeated  John Clifton in the first round of the British Hard Court Championships in Bournemouth played in April 1968.

His best grand slam singles result was at Wimbledon in 1966, when he reached the semifinals. He is also the 1972 Australian Open and the 1973 US Open men's doubles champion, partnering John Newcombe and Ken Rosewall.

He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame on 26 January 2011 

 

Location

Address:Olympic Boulevard & Batman Avenue, Garden Square, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820301
Long: 144.978865
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Artist:Barbara McLean

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2011
Front Inscription

Owen Davidson

Mixed Doubles Grand Slam 1967

Winner of 13 Grand Slam titles

Davis Cup 1964

 

Source: MA
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