Ivie Richardson


Ivie John Richardson (16 January 1895 – 10 January 1960) was a former male tennis player from South Africa.

Ivie Richardson
Full nameIvie John Richardson
Country (sports) South Africa
Born(1895-01-16)16 January 1895
Vereeniging, South Africa
Died10 January 1960(1960-01-10) (aged 64)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon4R (1924)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1924)

In 1924 Richardson and his compatriot partner Jack Condon competed in the men's doubles event at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris and reached the semifinal, defeating the American team of R. Norris Williams and Watson Washburn in the quarterfinal. In the semifinal they were defeated in four sets by the French team of Jacques Brugnon and Henri Cochet and in the bronze medal match lost in straight sets to René Lacoste and Jean Borotra. In the singles event he lost in the third round to Cochet.[1]

In 1924 he played in one tie for the South African Davis Cup team against Great Britain, losing in straight sets to Patrick Wheatly on the grass courts of Yorkshire LTC in Scarborough, England.[2]

In 1925 Richardson won the singles title of the South African Championships, defeating compatriot Charles Winslow in a five set final.

References

  1. "Olympic Sports – Ivie Richardson". SportsReference.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2013.
  2. "Davis Cup Players – Ivie Richardson". ITF.