Janet Hopps Adkisson

Janet Hopps Adkisson (born August 4, 1934) was an American tennis player. Adkisson was ranked in the top 15 female tennis players three times and was, according to the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame, "once recognized as one of the world's top woman tennis players".[1]

Her best singles performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the fourth round at the Wimbledon Championships in 1959 and 1960 which she lost to Sally Moore and Renée Schuurman respectively.

She reached the final of the mixed doubles event at the 1959 U.S. Championships, teaming up with Bob Mark, in which they were defeated in three sets by Margaret Osborne and Neale Fraser. With Karen Hantze she reached the semifinal of the doubles event at the 1960 Wimbledon Championships which they lost in three sets to the first-seeded pair, and eventual champions, Maria Bueno and Darlene Hard. At the same tournament Hopps Adkisson partnered Bob Mark to reach the semifinal of the mixed doubles event.[2]

Hopps Adkisson won the singles title at the US Indoor Championships in 1961 and the mixed doubles title with tennis commentator and author Bud Collins in 1961.[3]

Hopps Adkisson was inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and the ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.[1][4][5]

Janet Hopps
Full nameJanet Hopps Adkisson
Country (sports) United States
BornAugust 4, 1934 (age 84)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1959)
Wimbledon4R (1959, 1960)
US Open3R (1957, 1960)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenQF (1959)
WimbledonSF (1960)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1960)
US OpenF (1959)

Grand Slam finals

Mixed Doubles: (1 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1959 U.S. Championships Grass Australia Bob Mark United States Margaret Osborne
Australia Neale Fraser
5–7, 15–13, 2–6


  1. ^ a b "State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame : Tennis". Washingtonsportshof.com. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Janet Hopps". AELTC. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07.
  3. ^ Ross Atkin (July 29, 1994). "Tennis Hall-of-Famer Got There Writing, Talking About the Game". The Christian Science Monitor.
  4. ^ "Janet Hopps Adkisson". ITA Women's Hall of Fame.
  5. ^ "Janet Hopps Adkisson won 70 percent of the tennis matches she played against men in the mid-1950s". www.goseattleu.com. Seattle University.

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