|Full name||Hugh Laurence Doherty|
|Born||8 October 1875|
|Died||21 August 1919 43) (aged|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1980 (member page)|
|Career record||293–38 (88.5%)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Wimbledon||W (1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906)|
|US Open||W (1903)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||W (1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)|
|US Open||W (1902, 1903)|
|Davis Cup||W (1903, 1904, 1905, 1906)|
Hugh Laurence "Laurie" Doherty (8 October 1875 – 21 August 1919) was a British tennis player and the younger brother of tennis player Reginald Doherty. He was a six-time Grand Slam champion and a double Olympic Gold medalist at the 1900 Summer Olympics in singles and doubles (also winning a Bronze in mixed doubles). In 1903 he became the first non-American player to win the U.S. National Championships.
Doherty was born on 8 October 1875 at Beulah Villa in Wimbledon, London, the youngest son of William Doherty, a printer, and his wife, Catherine Ann Davis. Doherty was the shorter of the two brothers, at 1.78 m, who played championship tennis in their native England and at Wimbledon at the turn of the century.
Like his brother he was educated at Westminster School from 1890 to 1894 followed by Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he played for and became President of the Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club. He gained his blues in 1896, 1897, and 1898.In 1892 Doherty won the Renshaw cup, the All-England Championships singles title for boys under 16 which was held in Scarborough.
In addition to lawn tennis he also played real tennis and golf.
The brothers were reportedly urged to play tennis by their father, for health reasons.Known as "Little Do", Doherty won Wimbledon five consecutive times in singles and eight times in doubles 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 William Larned in three straight sets in the final of the US Championships in Newport. He won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London, six consecutive times between 1901 and 1906. Additionally he won the singles title at The South of France Championships in Nice seven times in a row (1900–1906).
Doherty won the singles event of the tennis competition at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Gold medals were not given at the 1900 Games. In the semifinal he was scheduled to play against his brother but Reggie withdrew, since the brothers refused to play each other before the final.In the final Doherty defeated Harold Mahony in three straight sets. Doherty also won the doubles title at the 1900 Olympic Games with his brother. In the mixed doubles event he partnered with Marion Jones, the winner of the singles title at the 1899 U.S. Championships, and lost in the semifinal against his brother who had teamed up with Charlotte Cooper.
Between 1902 and 1906 Doherty played for the British Davis Cup team and was undefeated during this period. In 1902 he partnered his brother to win the doubles match in the challenge round against the United States but the latter retained the Cup after a 3–2 victory. In 1903 Doherty won both his singles matches as well as the doubles match to help the British Isles to their first Davis Cup victory. In 1904, 1905 and 1906 he was part of the British team that successfully defended the Cup.
In 1914, after the outbreak World War I, Doherty joined the Anti-Aircraft branch of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve but was released in 1915 due to ill health.
He gave up tennis for golf in 1906 and distinguished himself in that sport as well. In 1908 Doherty reached the last 16 of the British amateur championship at the Royal St George's course.
The brothers co-wrote R.F. and H.L. Doherty on Lawn Tennis (1903).
Doherty died of toxemia on 21 August 1919 at Leon Cottage in Broadstairs, Kent after suffering from tubercular nephritis and cystitis for two years. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1980 together with his brother.
|Loss||1898||Wimbledon||Grass||6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 5–7, 6–1|
|Win||1902||Wimbledon||Grass||6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 6–0|
|Win||1903||Wimbledon||Grass||7–5, 6–3, 6–0|
|Win||1903||U.S. National Championships||Grass||6–0, 6–3, 10–8|
|Win||1904||Wimbledon||Grass||6–1, 7–5, 8–6|
|Win||1905||Wimbledon||Grass||8–6, 6–2, 6–4|
|Win||1906||Wimbledon||Grass||6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3|
|Win||1897||Wimbledon||Grass||6–4, 4–6, 8–6, 6–4|
|Win||1898||Wimbledon||Grass||6–4, 6–4, 6–2|
|Win||1899||Wimbledon||Grass||7–5, 6–0, 6–2|
|Win||1900||Wimbledon||Grass||9–7, 7–5, 4–6, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||1901||Wimbledon||Grass||4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 9–7|
|Loss||1902||Wimbledon||Grass||6–4, 6–8, 3–6, 6–4, 9–11|
|Win||1902||U.S. National Championships||Grass||11–9, 12–10, 6–4|
|Win||1903||Wimbledon||Grass||6–4, 6–4, 6–4|
|Win||1903||U.S. National Championships||Grass||7–5, 6–3, 6–3|
|Win||1904||Wimbledon||Grass||6–1, 6–2, 6–4|
|Win||1905||Wimbledon||Grass||6–2, 6–4, 6–8, 6–3|
|Loss||1906||Wimbledon||Grass||8–6, 4–6, 7–5, 3–6, 3–6|
|1.||16 August 1896||Essex Championship, Colchester, England||Grass||6–4, 6–2, 7–5|
|2.||27 September 1896||Welsh Covered Court Championships, Llandudno, Wales||Wood (i)||6–0, 6–0|
|3.||27 August 1897||Suffolk Championships, Saxmundham, England||Grass||6–3, 8–6, 4–6, 6–1|
|4.||18 July 1897||Queen's Club Championships, London, England||Grass||6–2, 6–2, 6–2|
|5.||March 1898||South of France Championships||Clay||6–1, 6–2, 6–1|
|6.||March 1898||Monte Carlo||Clay||4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–0 ret.|
|7.||18 June 1898||Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament, Liverpool||Grass||walkover|
|8.||11 July 1898||Queen's Club Championships, London, England||Grass||6–3, 6–4, 9–7|
|9.||August 1898||Scottish Championships||Grass||walkover|
|10.||March 1900||South of France Championships, Nice||Clay||walkover|
|11.||11 July 1900||Olympic Games, Paris||Clay||6–4, 6–2, 6–3|
|12.||26 August 1900||The Homburg Cup, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany||Clay||7–5, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 6–2|
|13.||September 1900||Dinard, France||Clay||4–6, 6–1, 8–6, 7–5|
|14.||16 September 1900||South of England Championships||Grass||6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–1|
|15.||March 1901||Cannes, France||Clay||6–3, 6–3, ret.|
|16.||17 March 1901||Monte Carlo||Clay||6–2, 5–7, 6–1|
|17.||24 March 1901||South of France Championships, Nice||Clay||6–2, 6–3, 6–2|
|18.||27 April 1901||British Covered Court Championships||Wood (i)||6–3, 6–1, 6–1|
|19.||June 1901||Kent Championships, Beckenham, England||Grass||6–1, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|20.||August 1901||Buxton Championships||Grass||6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 6–2|
|21.||August 1901||North of England Championships, Scarborough||Grass||6–2, 6–1, 6–1|
|22.||March 1902||South of France Championships, Nice||Clay||walkover|
|23.||April 1902||British Covered Court Championships, Queens, London||Wood||6–4, 6–3, 5–7, 6–3|
|24.||May – June 1902||Irish Championships, Dublin||Grass||walkover|
|25.||15 June 1902||Kent Championships, Beckenham, England||Grass||6–4, 6–0, 6–3|
|26.||June 1902||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 6–0|
|27.||15 October 1902||European Championships, Queen's Club, London||Wood (i)||4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–1|
|28.||15 March 1903||South of France Championships, Nice||Clay||5–7, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3|
|29.||26 April 1903||British Covered Court Championships, Queens, London||Wood (i)||6–1, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2|
|30.||4 July 1903||Kent Championships, Beckenham, England||Grass||6–1, 6–2, 6–2|
|31.||June 1903||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||7–5, 6–3, 6–0|
|32.||1 August 1903||Nahant, USA||Grass||6–4, 6–0|
|33.||14 August 1903||Southampton, USA||Grass||6–1, 6–2, 6–1|
|34.||27 August 1903||US National Championships, Newport, USA||Grass||6–0, 6–3, 10–8|
|35.||14 March 1904||South of France Championships, Nice||Clay||6–2, 6–3, 6–3|
|36.||20 March 1904||Cannes Championships, France||Clay||6–1, 6–4, 6–1|
|37.||April 1904||British Covered Court Championships, Queens, London||Wood (i)||6–2, 8–10, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3|
|38.||27 June 1904||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||6–1, 7–5, 8–6|
|39.||July 1904||Northumberland Championships, England||Wood (i)||6–4, 6–1|
|40.||March 1905||Monte Carlo||Clay||6–4, 8–6, 6–4|
|41.||March 1905||South of France Championships, Nice||Clay||6–3, 7–5, 7–5|
|42.||15 April 1905||British Covered Court Championships, London||Wood (i)||6–1, 8–6, 6–2|
|43.||July 1905||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||8–6, 6–2, 6–4|
|44.||28 February 1906||Monte Carlo||Clay||6–3, 11–9|
|45.||18 March 1906||South of France Championships, Nice||Clay||6–3, 8–6, 6–2|
|46.||28 April 1906||British Covered Court Championships, London||Wood (i)||6–2, 6–4, 8–6|
|47.||July 1906||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3|
|48.||August 1908||Yorkshire Championships||Grass||6–1, 6–4, 6–2|
|49.||July 1909||Nottinghamshire Championships, Nottingham||Grass||6–3, 6–4|
|50.||Augustus 1909||North of England Championships, Scarborough||Grass||7–5, 6–1, 6–1|
|51.||August 1910||North of England Championships, Scarborough||Grass||6–3, 6–2, 6–2|
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