Nancye (Wynne) Bolton

Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in January 2001; inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.

Nancy Bolton is remembered for winning 20 Australian titles; the only woman to win more is Margaret Court with 21.

In 1940, 1947 and 1948 she pulled off the rare feat of winning the singles, doubles and mixed titles. In 1938, Bolton became the first Australian woman to play in a US Championship final, she was 22. Bolton attained her career-high ranking of No.4 in 1947 and stayed in that position until 1949.

Bolton was renowned for her powerful forehand and overall solid groundstrokes.