Jaroslav Drobny 2001 Deaths

Jaroslav Drobny

Age: 79

Czech-born tennis Hall of Famer; won 133 career singles titles and was ranked in the world's top-10 for 10 consecutive years from 1946-55; won Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon (1954) and the French Open (1951-52); was 24-4 in Davis Cup singles matches with Czechoslovakia from 1946-49; world class hockey player who won a world amateur title with Czechoslovakia in 1947 and a silver medal with the national team at the 1948 St Moritz Olympics; defected in 1959 and became a British citizen. The cause of his death was not given.

Died: London, England, Sept. 13

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