Stanley Doust

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Stan Doust
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Full name Stanley Norwood Doust
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1878-03-29)29 March 1878
Sydney, Australian
Died 13 December 1961(1961-12-13) (aged 83)
London, England
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro 1904 (amateur tour)
Retired 1923
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
College Newington College
Singles
Career record 266-120 (68.9%) [1]
Career titles 17 [2]
Highest ranking No. 8 (1913(AC), A. Wallis Myers)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1908)
Wimbledon F (1913)
Other tournaments
WHCC 2R (1923)
WCCC SF (1920)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1909)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1913, 1919)

Stanley Norwood Doust (29 March 1878 – 13 December 1961)[3] was an Australian-born tennis player who captained his nation's Davis Cup team and was winner of the Mixed Doubles Trophy at Wimbledon.[4]

Early years[edit]

Doust was born in Newtown, New South Wales,[4] the only son of Isaac Doust, landowner and property developer, and his wife Lucy Ellen (née Dunlop),[5] his elder sister was Edith Lucy Doust (1875–1947),[6] who married Harry Wolstenholme and was an early female graduate at the University of Sydney[7] and tennis player.[8] Living in Marrickville and Wyroolah Dulwich Hill, Doust was educated at Newington College commencing in 1887 at the age of eight.[9] On 18 August 1903, at the Presbyterian Church in Petersham, he married Dorothy Mary Storer.[10]

Tennis career[edit]

Doust played in the Australian Open in 1907 and 1908; in 1909 he played Wimbledon in doubles with Harry Parker. In 1913 he was defeated at Wimbledon by Maurice Evans McLoughlin.[11] in the same year he captioned the Australian Davis Cup team that won against the United States team with McLoughlin in it.[4] His last major title win was the 1926 British Covered Court Championships mixed championship where he played with Joan Ridley.[4] In his obituary in The Times he is described as; "One of the last of the world's great 'dolly' servers and particularly nimble about the court, he was seen at his best in doubles matches ... he used a well-placed, low-bouncing service that forced his opponent to hit upwards while [he] moved in to volley."[4]

A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph ranked Doust as World No. 8 in 1913.[12]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1909 Wimbledon Championships Grass New Zealand Harry Parker United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Arthur Gore
United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett
2–6, 1–6, 4–6

World War I[edit]

Doust served as a lieutenant during World War I.[13]

Journalist[edit]

For 31 years from 1920, Doust was the lawn tennis correspondent for the Daily Mail,[4] he died in a London hospital aged 83.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Stanley Doust: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Stanley Doust: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Tennis Archives Retrieved 6 August 2012
  4. ^ a b c d e f g The Times Obituaries Mr. Stanley N. Doust: Issue 55264, p. 19,14 December 1961
  5. ^ NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Martiages Retrieved 6 August 2012
  6. ^ Leichhardt Street Names Retrieved 6 August 2012
  7. ^ University of Sydney – Students in the early years Retrieved 6 August 2012
  8. ^ Prominent Women Tennis Players Retrieved 6 August 2012
  9. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 54
  10. ^ "Family Notices". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 5 September 1903. p. 8. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mc'Loughlin Beats Doust at Tennis". New York Times. 2 July 1913. Retrieved 29 October 2010. Maurice E. McLoughlin of San Francisco, the United States lawn tennis champion, by defeating to-day in three straight sets Stanley N. Doust, the Australasian Davis Cup Captain, in the final round of the all-England lawn tennis singles championship tournament, won the right to challenge A. F. Wilding of New Zealand, the title holder, and the match will be played here on Friday. 
  12. ^ United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 422.
  13. ^ Register of War Memorials in New South Wales – Newington College World War I Honour Roll Retrieved 6 August 2012

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