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Owen Davidson, Famed Doubles Partner of Billie Jean King, Dies

Sunday, 14 May 2023 04:26 PM EDT

Tennis great Owen Davidson, who won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, has died. He was 79.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame announced that Davidson, a native of Australia, died Friday in Conroe, Texas.

Davidson won 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, eight with Billie Jean King as his partner. He also won two Grand Slam titles in men's doubles.

"Our hearts are broken, but we find peace in the lifetime of wonderful memories we shared with our friend Davo," King tweeted Friday.

Davidson and King won four Wimbledon titles (1967, 1971, 1973, 1974), three U.S. Open titles (1967, 1971, 1973) and one French Open title (1967). Without King, Davidson won two Australian Opens (1965, 1967) and one U.S. Open (1966).

His men's doubles titles came in the 1972 Australian Open with Ken Rosewall and the 1973 U.S. Open with John Newcombe.

Davidson won seven singles titles. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

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