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Patricia Ward Hales (born 27 February 1929) is a former tennis player from the United Kingdom who reached the singles final of the 1955 U.S. Championships, losing to Doris Hart 6–4, 6–2. She also partnered Shirley Bloomer to reach the women's doubles finals in 1955 at Wimbledon, where they lost to the team of Angela Mortimer Barrett and Anne Shilcock 7–5, 6–1, and at the French Championships, where they lost to the team of Darlene Hard and Beverly Baker Fleitz 7–5, 6–8, 13-11. She again reached the women's doubles final at the 1960 French Championships, where she and Ann Haydon Jones lost to the team of Hard and Maria Bueno 6–2, 7–5.

According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Hales was ranked in the world top ten in 1955 and 1956, reaching a career high of World No. 8 in those rankings in 1956.[1]

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Championships A A A 2R A A 3R A A 3R 3R 2R A 0 / 5
Wimbledon 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R 4R 2R QF 1R 4R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 13
U.S. Championships A A 3R A A A F A A A A A A 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 20

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

References

  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, 703. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  
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