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Carolin Babcock Stark (May 26, 1912 – March 25, 1987) was a female tennis player from the United States. She won the women's doubles title with Marjorie Van Ryn at the 1936 U.S. Championships. Stark was the runner-up in singles at the 1932 U.S. Championships, losing to Helen Hull Jacobs 6–2, 6–2. Stark also was the runner-up in women's doubles at the 1934, 1935, and 1937 editions of that tournament.

According to Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Stark was ranked in the world top ten in 1934 and 1936, both years being ranked World No. 10.[1] Stark was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States Tennis Association from 1932 through 1937. She was the third-ranked U.S. player in 1932 and 1934.[2]

Babcocke was born in Billings, Montana, and was graduated from the Marlborough School in Los Angeles in 1934. She was married to Richard Salisbury Stark. She died aged 74 at Southampton (Long Island) Hospital, New York, two days after suffering a stroke at her home in the North Haven section of Sag Harbor.[3]

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Championships A A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 1
Wimbledon A A A A A 4R A 3R A 0 / 2
U.S. Championships 1R 2R A F 3R SF QF QF 3R 0 / 8
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 11

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 played.

See also


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  
  2. ^ United States Tennis Association (1988). 1988 Official USTA Tennis Yearbook. Lynn, Massachusetts: H.O. Zimman, Inc.. pp. 260.  
  3. ^ Carolin Stark Is Dead; Tennis Star in 1930's

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