Lawrence Doherty


Lawrence Doherty

Hugh Lawrence "Laurie" Doherty (born October 8, 1875 in Wimbledon, London – died August 21, 1919 in Broadstairs, Kent) was a British male tennis player and younger brother of Reggie Doherty.

Laurie ("Little Do") was the shorter, at 5-foot-10, younger, and probably better, of the Doherty brothers who learned to play tennis in their native England and at Wimbledon at the turn of the century.

Lawrence Doherty won Wimbledon 5 consecutive times in the singles and 7 times in the doubles together with his brother. In 1903 he became the first tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament outside of his native country by beating defending champion Larned at the U.S. Open (6–0, 6–3, 10-8).

He was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1980.

Grand Slam record

*Wimbledon
**Singles champion: 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906
**Singles runner-up: 1898
**Men's Doubles champion: 1897, 1898, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905
**Men's Doubles runner-up: 1902, 1906

*U.S. Championships
**Singles champion: 1903
**Men's Doubles champion: 1902, 1903
**Men's Doubles runner-up: 1902, 1906

External links

* [http://www.tennisfame.com/famer.aspx?pgID=867&hof_id=91 Tennis Hall of Fame profile]


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